If you grew up in the 1980′s or 1990′s, then you probably grew up with the artwork of Drew Struzan. I know that many of the movies from my childhood featured Drew’s poster art, and the walls of my current office are filled with some of these reproduced masterpieces. A new feature-length documentary film is being released highlighting the the career of poster artist Drew Struzan, who’s most popular works include the “Indiana Jones,” “Back to the Future” and “Star Wars” movie posters — “Drew: The Man Behind The Poster”
“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. Three filmmakers have united to bring this film to life; Greg Boas of Hefty, inc., Charles Ricciardi of Torino Pictures and Erik P. Sharkey of Sharkey Productions, assembling one of the most intriguing film lineups and crafting a comprehensive presentation about the artist, the art, the stories behind Drew’s most recognizable creations, as well as a never-before-seen insider’s examination of the industry and the profession of motion picture advertising.
A premiere screening of ‘excerpts’ from “Drew: The Man Behind the Poster” were shown at Comic-Con. Now a two and a half minute extended movie trailer/clip from the movie is now online for everyone to watch.
Click on the image below to watch the trailer/clip on StarWars.com: