Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
We’ve been following the development of the independent documentary Drew: The Man Behind the Poster for some time. And why not? We love posters, we love documentaries and we love Drew Struzan, arguably the greatest poster artist of all time.
Director Erik P. Sharkey has completed the film but, in the middle of sound mixing, ran out of money. Up to this point, everything was out of pocket but now, for the first time, they turn to the fans. The filmmakers are hoping to raise $8,000 over the next few weeks to put the final touches on the movie, which features interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo Del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many more.
Read more about the current situation, watch a new Back to the Future centric clip and find out how to help after the break.
All of the important information on how to donate to this project is on their IndieGoGo Page, so head there to help out. Here’s Sharkey:
We are currently in the final stages of our sound mix. So the film has already been shot and edited. But we have totally run out of money. That is where you come in. Your generous donation would help us finish Post Production, take care of legal fees as well as promotion for the film. We are so close to the finish line but need your help. Please help us finish a film that honors an amazing artist Drew Struzan!
Here’s a new clip idea of what the film is all about:
And, of course, here’s some background on the rest of it:
“Drew: The Man Behind The Poster” is a feature-length documentary film highlighting the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, whose most popular works include the “Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” movie posters. Telling the tale through exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and many other filmmakers, artists and critics, the journey spans Drew’s early career in commercial and album cover art through his recent retirement as one of the most recognizable and influential movie poster artists of all time.
Struzan is currently in semi-retirement, though he has begun to get back out there thanks to Mondo. He’s been involved with the film though and his son, Christian, is doing all the graphics. I’d really love to see it.