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Update #30

John Penton Film Trailer Released!

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Hi Everyone!

Well after almost six years here is the first peak at what we all have been waiting and working for, the trailer for the Penton film. We hope you all can see a little of what you all helped to create and what is coming this June!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsDLrdryBf

Please make sure and visit the Gathr Films site to begin setting up your own screenings in your home town and encourage others to do the same. June 20th the screenings will begin. 

Also, we'll have premieres on June 9th in Cleveland, OH and June 17th in Hollywood. Some of you get tickets to this as part of your rewards so keep the dates in mind and we will reach out to you.

Have a great weekend all and thanks for getting us this far! 2 more months to go!

Best,

Todd


Update #29

Lyle Lovett Voice-Over Session Next Week!

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Good morning all!

Well, in the last couple of weeks we have shaved a five and a half  hour movie down to a little over two hours…Sheesh! I guess when you're covering about 120 years of a family and a man's life there's a lot to talk about. Too much great stuff to fit in but hmmmm….maybe DVD extras?

The exciting part is that next week I travel to Houston, Texas with the rough, what we call "radio cut" of the film and 41 pages of voice-over script to sit with the man himself Lyle Lovett to record "that voice" that will make the stories come alive.

I'm guessing you all don't want to hear my voice recorded on my iPhone in place?

:)

From Houston it's back to the edit studio to lay in Lyle's voice, the music and all those wonderful archival pictures and film we have accumulated from a lot of great folks. We have one more trip to Amherst, OH to shoot some recreations and then a little more re-creation shooting in California.

Jack Penton and myself have been chatting with the film distributor Gathr Films, and there is some neat things coming to make sure everyone can see the film. April 1st, people can start looking at areas where the first screenings are set up to buy tickets!

There will also be a slick trailer for the film the first part of April too! 

If you haven't gone to Gathr's site yet please do so and send links to friends and family!'

https://gathr.us/films/penton

We are still shooting for premiers of the film in late May and the film's release in Mid-June,

If you are interested (or know of others, dealers, clubs, etc.) in being a "Movie Captain" or "Host" for the film please visit this link and fill out the form that will go directly to Jack Penton. He can give you more information.

(Movie Captain/Host Link)

http://pentonmovie.com/host-a-screening/

(Form to fill out is at the bottom of the page)

Thanks again for the support and spread the word!

Best,

Todd

P.S. We are still looking for more sponsors for the film too to join, Spectro, Acerbis, Alpinestars, KTM, MSR, THOR, Troy Lee Designs, Matrix Concepts, Motion Pro Tools, 6D Helmets, Legends & Heroes tour. 

Please message me through Kickstarter if you are interested.


Update #28

SHOOTING FINAL PENTON INTERVIEW TODAY!

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Hi Penton Fans!

I know it's been a while since an update but we've all been busy editing, shooting and starting to promote the film at the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Series. So here's what's been happening:

1) As of today we have completed all the interview shooting for the film with an interview with Larry Roeseler which we are shooting today and Toni Stoecklmeier in Germany which was shot today by a German film crew. Total interviews 105!

2) We are in "Post-Production" now, turning all those interviews and hundreds of hours of footage into stories to go into the film. Actually, we have been cutting stories for a few months and are adding new interviews to it. (So much great stuff here!)

3) Tucker Rocky and MSR have come on as a sponsor of the film and to support the screenings with their dealers and sales reps. Jack Penton is working with them to make sure we have the film in lots of theatres come this Spring.

IMPORTANT: If anyone wants to host a screening or become a "Movie Captain" please contact us and Jack or myself will follow up with you on the details.

4) A couple of weeks ago we unveiled Tom Fritz' painting of John Penton called "Five Days Down". Giclees and prints of this will be given to the backers at he right level. They will be able to be purchased on the movie web site in the future as well. Please check out the photo of the painting and the "making of video" from Tom at the bottom of this post.

5) We plan on getting with Mr. Lyle Lovett at the end of February to capture his magical voice for the film.

6) Still looking towards having premieres for the film late May and be in the theatres mid-June. DVD's will be right behind them for those backers but we hope you get to the theaters too if a screening is near you.

That's it for now! We have to get back to work!

Check out Tom Fritz's beautiful painting and video:

Tom Fritz' painting of John Penton, "Five Days Down"
Tom Fritz' painting of John Penton, "Five Days Down"

Update #27

Merry Christmas!

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We all here at Pipeline DIgital Media want to wish all of our Penton film supporters and magical Christmas and Holiday season!

Every year, we make a Christmas card featuring a photo of a motorcycle legend with kids. We had seen this picture of John and "the boys" before but didn't know what the picture was taken for. In our combing through archive materials sent to us from the Penton family we found this actual card from 1959. It was perfect as is so we used it.

We hope you enjoy it and please if you haven't done you yet, sign up with Gathr Films to build our screenings list for the Spring...and spread the link to friends, etc.

https://gathr.us/films/penton

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Todd


Update #26

PENTON Film Poster Revealed!!!

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All,

I thought you would like to be some of the first to see the new poster art for the Penton film.

We hope you like it!

Also, we're working on some Penton film merchandise that you all will be able to get. Hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts. It will be great to have everyone wearing the colors and supporting the film.

We'll be back in Amherst next week shooting with Jack and Jeff Borer and others for some re-creations on John's old bikes!

Also, If you havent' reached out to click on the Gathr Films site for the movie, please do so and send to all your friends! We need as many people as possible to sign up to get the film to their home towns!

https://gathr.us/films/penton

Best,

Todd

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