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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 14 2018

About

UPDATED: The campaign has been canceled and will relaunch soon, so register on the official Attack of the Doc website for updates. 

It's been more than five years since Attack of the Show was canceled and G4TV effectively ended. And since then, at Comic-Cons and nerd events everywhere, I always get one question... whatever happened to G4TV and Attack of the Show?

Why did AOTS end? 

Why did Attack of the Show go off the air? What led to this wildly successful show that was part news, comedy and conversation getting the axe? Why did Olivia Munn leave? What was Kevin Pereira really like? And, can you give me some DVD recommendations? (No, people don't buy DVDs anymore, and actually, I'm in the middle of a Kickstarter pitch, so save that question for another time.) 

I guess I never realized how much people loved AOTS. I mean, I was a fan and watched it too (except I could never stand to watch myself). The show was a way for all of us to have a larger conversation about this evolving thing called the "internet." Today's geek media empires from Nerdist, IGN and Collider all owe their success to the freeform news format that G4 pioneered. And it was certainly a part of my life, going into the studio each week to do DVDuesday or work on a film-related segment or a comedy bit where I would get killed. (They actually killed me once.) 

Let's make a movie together...

There are so many passionate fans that keep asking the same questions, I thought, why don't we investigate this for together and make a movie called... "Attack of the Doc." 

A little about me, I'm the founder of Film Threat, the magazine and website that defined independent film for decades. I appeared weekly on Attack of the Show doing the DVDuesday segment each week (along with other segments) and I also hosted here and there for nearly 8 years working alongside Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Sara Jean Underwood, Blair Butler, Alison Haislip and so many more. And while I was part of the talent team, I was also a fan. I watched every episode and enjoyed it as much as you did. So I had a unique perspective from which to observe everything at G4

So here's my approach, interview everyone in pursuit of answers -- the writers, producers, executives, the talent and even the people who played recurring roles like Office Jesus. 

EXCLUSIVE Attack of the Doc Podcast ONLY for Contributors!

Now normally when people are interviewed for a documentary, they end up being in the final film for a few minutes at best. So, what I plan to do is shoot every interview and then take the audio from that interview and release it as a podcast but only if you contribute to this campaign. You'll follow me along on this journey and hear it all as I document every step of the way toward completing a finished doc. You'll learn all the secrets and hear all the stories before the doc is complete.  

Attack of the Doc is a passion project to determine how something so impactful can disappear overnight in spite of a growing geek industry. We will face challenges. I estimate it will take at least a year to get all the interviews and then more time to complete the finished film. (About six months of post-production after shooting.) You'll have exclusive access with updates that you can listen to every week. And I'll share all the problems I encounter along the way. (Making documentaries is never easy.) 

So, get even more updates on the official site for the documentary. Hop in the car. Let's hit the road as we take this journey together and make... 

Attack of the Doc!

Risks and challenges

This initial round of funding is intended to gather all the materials to make the doc onto a drive, to shoot all the interviews and then to make sure everything we can use is cleared legally. There may be more funding needed going forward, so this is really about gathering the assets. If we meet certain stretch goals, that will mean we won't have to seek funding in the future, but be aware that most professional docs cost between $300K to $500K. I know. It sounds like a lot to me too, but those are the figures that have been quoted to me by professional documentarians. Now I do know how to do some things on the cheap, and fortunately, I already have access to most of the people I would need to interview, so this is just a first step in this process.

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    Get the PATCH, the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the film with BACKER EXCLUSIVE EXTRAS, along with PODCAST ACCESS, plus a SHOUT OUT on the PODCAST. PLUS, you will be invited to a screening of the film with an AFTER PARTY with people from the film in attendance. Basically, you get it all. (Travel is not provided.)

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