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Project of the Day: A Doc about the Wonderful World of Movie Posters

Project of the Day: A Doc about the Wonderful World of Movie Posters

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“Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six

Tweetable Logline: 

Whatever happened to the illustrated movie poster? Twenty-Four by
Thirty-Six is a doc that explores the death and rebirth of film poster
art.

Elevator Pitch:

Movie poster art has a built in audience of millions and has never been
breached on film until now. There are a many famous artists in our film,
both from Hollywood’s illustrated past and from the modern movie
screenprint movement pioneered by companies like Mondo. Fans regularly
visit popular online forums to complain
about the banality of Hollywood
posters and collectors of modern screenprints are growing in numbers
every day. Even those who don’t collect movie posters still remember
some of the most iconic images. This film is for movie lovers, and they
are bound to be excited about it.

Production Team:

Kevin Burke (Director, Producer)

Andrea Butler (Producer)

Richard Chan (Assistant Director, Producer)

About the Production:

“I love movies. I remember walking through movie theaters and video
stores as a kid and being blown away by the experience. The lights, the
sounds, and the art. Cinema walls were brandished with painted murals
featuring famous movie stars and iconic scenes. Video store aisles were
plastered end to end with incredible looking VHS covers. Then in the 90s
cinemas became mini-malls, video stores became product placement
houses, and movie posters became little more than celebrity headshots.
But the movie poster is now coming back in a big way. And I want to tell
its story.” — Kevin Burke

Current Status:

In production.

For more information and to support this project:

Kickstarter Page

Film Website


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