About this project
WE REACHED OUR GOAL !!!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of our donors and supporters for helping us to reach our goal. It takes a crowd to fund a film...and you are truly a wonderful crowd. You have my everlasting gratitude and appreciation.
We are now planing our trip to Brazil in April, and then to Asia and Europe in May. You will all be with us in spirit. We will keep you posted as to our travels and travails as we go off to meet more Clooneys and more voice actors around the world. Wish us the very best...and thank you so much again.
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ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY
What do a German actor, a Brazilian ER doctor, a Japanese man who studied to be a lawyer and an author of children’s books have in common? They are some of the international dubbing voices of acclaimed actor George Clooney. Being George Clooney is a feature length documentary that delves into the creative, often humorous world of audio dubbing a Hollywood motion picture. The story unfolds through interviews with directors and producers, with dubbing crews, and with talented voice actors from around the world. The film explores both the personal lives of these voice artists and their lives as George Clooney's “alter ego”.
As Hollywood depends more and more on international box office proceeds, voice-over dubbing has become a multi-billion dollar business. Film producers have to consider markets in Peru and Pakistan as well as Peoria ...or lose substantial revenue.
Being George Clooney explores the business and the process of audio dubbing, from its curious origins in Mussolini’s Italy to technological developments changing the face of the industry today. But even more, our film will focus on the voices behind the famous faces. Who are these voice actors who spend a life in the darkness speaking other’s words into a microphone.
Being George Clooney is the first film to go behind the scenes to dubbing studios in Rome and Berlin, in Madrid and Mumbai. The film shows us the problems, the processes and the personalities that translate an American hit into an international blockbuster, and asks the question--what is it like Being George Clooney.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T REACH MY GOAL
If I don't reach the full amount in the 30 days, then Kickstarter will return all pledged money to the backers--it's all or nothing.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
IF... it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a crowd to fund a film. That is why we need your help to finish the filming of Being George Clooney. Our financial goal of $90,000 is the minimum we will need for me and my crew to travel to other locations...to meet and interview other voice actors, including the other George Clooneys.
This film is only going to be possible with the help of YOU (audio dubbing fans, independent film lovers, fans of These Amazing Shadows and, of course, fans of George Clooney). The more people who participate in our Kickstarter campaign, the more likely we will finish our film. To help us...please contribute, and then share your excitement by tweeting about Being George Clooney, "Liking" us on Facebook, and emailing this Kickstarter link to your colleagues, your friends and your friend's friends.
If you have any questions or if you want to get involved, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for making this happen.
PRAISE FOR FILMMAKER
"These Amazing Shadows was a really entertaining and involving movie…very cultivated and sophisticated. Being George Clooney sounds great. A perfect fit." Mick LaSalle, Author and Film Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
"I have worked with Paul and Kurt…these guys are good. They are gifted artists. I cannot wait to see their new film Being George Clooney about the world of audio dubbing. They deserve your support and everybody deserves to be in their audience." Peter Coyote, Actor, writer, Emmy award winning narrator
"Gorgeously shot. Intriguing story. A star at the center of the story with planets circling round and round. This film has everything." Michael Donaldson, Entertainment lawyer
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Risks and challenges
After we successfully raise our funding goal (through the generous donations of people like you), we will travel to international locations. At these locations, we will visit dubbing studios, interview voice actors and dubbing directors and meet and interview other George Clooneys.
When we return, we will still have to edit these interviews into an entertaining and engaging documentary. However, with the success of These Amazing Shadows, we have shown that we have the skill and personnel to make a great movie...and we'll do it again.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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