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Join our team as we enter the post-production phase of the Ghostbusters documentary, "Ghostheads," to be released in July 2016!
Join our team as we enter the post-production phase of the Ghostbusters documentary, "Ghostheads," to be released in July 2016!
323 backers pledged CA$ 48,978 to help bring this project to life.

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Ghostheads is a documentary that explores the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom, and looks back at the impact the franchise has had on the world over the past three decades. Through interviews with key cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson and many more, as well as with Ghostbusters fans all over the world, Ghostheads presents countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and that no one should ever feel alone or isolated.

Ghostheads will show what really separates a fandom from the rest. Every Ghosthead is unique. Every Franchise is its own.

It's been over 30 years since Ghostbusters first premiered on the big screen back in 1984, with the film spawning generations of fans all over the world. We're looking to capture the magic these movies created by traveling to film the fans and get reactions from the cast and crew involved with the productions of the original film series, as well as the reboot releasing this summer.

Todd Whalen of the British Columbia Ghostbusters, travels more than half way across Canada to reunite with old friends/meet the Ontario Ghostbusters for the first time, all because they share the same Ghostbusters passion.

Tom Gebhardt of the New Jersey Ghostbusters, gets a visit of a lifetime as he Drives his Ecto-1 from Jersey to the set of the Ghostbusters (2016) film.

Alex Newborn of the Florence Ghostbusters, dives deep into his Ghostbusters hobby/passion as it spans almost 3 decades. We also get to see what it's like when a father spreads his love of the franchise to his two sons who then share the same passion as their father.

We're asking YOU to help us raise the remaining funds need for our Post-Production. Here is a breakdown of our budget:

  • 35% - Animation
  • 25% - Post-Production/Color Correction/Sound Mixing
  • 35% - Licensing Fees
  • 5% - Film Festival Fees

Thank you for visiting our Interdenominational cross-rip campaign page and taking a look into the interesting lives of extreme Ghostbuster fans known as "Ghostheads". Select which perk is best suited for yourself and slime your way into helping us complete this project.

                 ****ALL PRICES ARE IN U.S. DOLLARS ON THE IMAGES BELOW****

Share this Kickstarter campaign with your friends, Ghostbuster fans, co-workers, loved ones and possessed Carpathian paintings located your local museum. We cannot make this film without your support and we cannot thank you enough for that. 

Brendan Mertens ("Ghostheads", Director/Writer) has been involved with the online Ghostbusters community for some time as he hosted a Ghostbusters themed podcast. While pursuing the podcast in his spare time, he was able to meet Ghostbuster fans across the globe and see exactly how the Ghostbusters phenomenon had created generations of fans. With each country having multiple Ghostbusters chapters, Brendan noticed that each and every group was incredibly different from how they were run.

Tommy Avallone ("Ghostheads", Producer) is a producer and director known for Community College (2009), and I Am Santa Claus (2014). Tommy's been a lifelong fan of the Ghostbusters franchise and is using his expertise to elevate Ghostheads to a whole new level of film-making.

Lee Leshen ("Ghostheads", Producer) is the founder of Patchwork Media, and has produced the Back to the Future documentary Back in Time. Lee's cut his teeth in the film industry as he worked in the production finance area at Miramax Films and later, partnership marketing at The Weinstein Company.

Raymond Esposito ("Ghostheads", Executive Producer) is the co-founder of Old Lime Productions and has produced such films as Some Velvet Morning starring Stanley Tucci. Raymond has been a life-long Ghostbusters fan and has no problem strapping on a proton pack and suiting up to be apart of the Ghostheads team.

Kevin Sisti ("Ghostheads", Executive Producer) is the co-founder of Old Lime Productions and has produced such films as Some Velvet Morning starring Stanley Tucci.

Derrick Kunzer ("Ghostheads", Cinematographer) is known for his work on I am Santa Claus (2014), and the YouTube series Top Rope Tuesday (2015).

Jay MacKay ("Ghostheads", Art Director) is a Canadian Television graphics designer, video editor, podcaster and all around content creator on the ground floor.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our Kickstarter campaign, the documentary or the rewards we have listed, then please contact us at brendan@ghostheadsmovie.com

Risks and challenges

As filming has almost concluded, we're going to be entering the post-production phase, and we need your help to bring the final product home. As of now, we're hoping to release this film surrounding the time of the new installment of the Ghostbusters franchise, and reaching our Kickstarter goal crosses the streams for us and speeds the process up immensely so we can execute our expectations and meet our deadlines.

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    THANK YOU FROM THE GHOSTHEADS!

    Thank you for your support! It means everything to us to know you're in our corner, so with this reward, we'll keep you updated on not only the campaign, but also the release of the film!

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    KEYMASTER:
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    You'll receive "behind the scenes" updates from the Ghostheads crew, and be added to the "Thank you" section of our official website.

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    THE ZUUL:
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    Not only will you receive the "behind the scenes" updates, but you will be one of the first to receive a digital download of the film!

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    WHO YA GONNA CALL:
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    THE PROTON STREAM:
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    SPECTRAL TRANSMISSION:
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    FRIEND OF SLIMER:
    NAME IN FILM CREDITS + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

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    ZACK RYDER SIGNED FUNKO POP! + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD

    Zack Ryder is known as being a titan in the WWE community, but he's also a HUGE Ghostbusters fan, so he signed some Funko Pop! figures when he was interviewed for our film. Show your support for Zack and the movie by selecting this reward!

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    THE STANTZ LIBRARY:
    DAN AYKROYD SIGNED PARANORMAL BOOK + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD

    Written by Dan Aykroyd's father Peter, who was an expert in the field of paranormal study, these books were signed in person by Dan himself on the Ghostheads set! Enjoy the book while watching our movie with your very own digital download of the film.

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    WINSTON ZEDDMORE BONUS PACKAGE:

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    Mr. Winston Zeddmore himself signed these Funko Pop! figures of his character and the iconic Ecto-1. In addition, enjoy the digital download of the movie, and something we've never done before - you get 10 minutes of BONUS footage not included in the film!

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    THE DIRECTOR'S PACKAGE:

    IVAN REITMAN SIGNED FUNKO POP! + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + 20 MINUTES OF BONUS FOOTAGE!

    Ghostbusters DIRECTOR Ivan Reitman personally signed these Funko Pop! Stay Puft Marshmallow Men! In addition, enjoy the digital download of the movie, and 20 MINUTES of BONUS footage not included in the film!

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    DR. RAYMOND STANTZ PACKAGE:

    DAN AYKROYD SIGNED FUNKO POP! + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD + 30 MINUTES OF BONUS FOOTAGE!

    DR. RAY STANTZ himself signed these Funko Pop! figures of his character. In addition, enjoy the digital download of the movie, and 30 MINUTES of BONUS footage not included in the film!

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    WORLD OF THE PSYCHIC:
    SKYPE CALL W/GHOSTHEADS CREW + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD

    Wanna know everything there is to know about how we made the documentary? This is your chance to ask the crew anything you like via Skype! Also included in this package is the digital download, which you can watch first, and then find out more from the filmmakers!

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    STRAIGHT OUTTA ECTO:
    SIGNED LICENSE PLATE + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

    This is an EXTREMELY unique reward, with only 10 available. We had key cast and crew sign these Ecto-1 license plates, created by Travis Bell of Celebrity Machines. Signatures include:

    Dan Aykroyd
    Ivan Reitman
    Sigourney Weaver
    Ernie Hudson
    Paul Feig
    William Atherton
    Ray Parker Jr.

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    THE HELLHOUND:
    HELLHOUND + GHOSTHEADS-LOGO ARM PATCH + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD

    Why have a deer head on your wall when you could own the head of a replica Hellhound from the film Ghostbusters? Stare at the head (or rather, it will stare at you) while you watch the digital download, also included in this package!

    Hell Hound is donated by Karnivorous Creations. Find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/KarnivorousCreations

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    STAY PUFT PRODUCER:
    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER CREDIT

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    NICE SHOOTIN' TEX:
    PROTON PACK + DVD + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + DVD

    Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it, I always say. This is an incredibly unique gift - a SCREEN-ACCURATE replica Proton Pack from the original films. NOTE: The Ghostheads crew is not responsible for any damage to the city that may occur when using this item. Please use responsibly, and never cross the streams (unless it's the finale, and you really need to...then it's probably OK).

    Shipping around November. Proton Pack is donated by Karnivorous Creations. Find them on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/KarnivorousCreations

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    VISIT THE SET OF THE GOLDBERGS:

    Thanks to our Co-Producer, Adam F. Goldberg, we're able to offer one lucky supporter the chance to visit the set of ABC's The Goldbergs on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Los Angeles, California! Travel not included, but worth the trip!

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    VIGO THE CO-PRODUCER:
    CO-PRODUCER CREDIT

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    THE ECTO CLUB SCREENING:
    PRIVATE SCREENING AT YOUR HOME WITH DIRECTOR/PRODUCERS/DP (NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA/OTTAWA residents only)

    Here, at least one of the filmmakers will join you and your friends/family for an exclusive screening of the film at YOUR home, on YOUR television. Full list of allergies will be sent along to the winner for any snacks that you'd like to provide :)

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    GHOSTBUSTERS WORLD PREMIERE:

    This is it. This is the biggest Twinkie we can imagine: The folks over at Sony Pictures have given us TWO PAIRS of tickets to the WORLD PREMIERE of the new GHOSTBUSTERS movie, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, directed by Paul Feig! Here's your chance to see the movie with the cast and crew that brought the franchise back to the big screen. You and a guest will watch the film, and you'll also receive a "special thanks" on-screen credit in GHOSTHEADS! Event will be in New York City, on Monday, July 11th, 2016 (travel not included, but boy is it worth it!). Additionally, GHOSTHEADS DVD + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD + GHOSTHEADS SPECIAL THANKS ON-SCREEN CREDIT INCLUDED

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    Key Master Producer

    Co-Executive Producer credit. As well as a Production company credit. A copy of the DVD and Digital Download.

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