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