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‘Boy Howdy’ Showcases the History Behind Seminal Rock Magazine CREEM

"CREEM changed rock journalism and popular journalism."

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Boy Howdy

Logline: Upcoming documentary film about CREEM Magazine from New Rose Films and director Scott Crawford (of Salad Days), exploring the heyday of the game-changing, Detroit-based rock mag.

Elevator Pitch:

The film explores the heyday of CREEM, starting from the beginning and following through it’s untimely end. Exclusive interviews in the film include Alice Cooper and Thurston Moore along with many others.

The director, Scott Crawford, has a great history with music documentaries with his most recent being “Salad Days” which explored the legendary punk scene in DC. Also, CREEM’s founder/publisher Barry Kramer’s son, JJ Kramer, is the lead producer and offers first hand accounts of the magazine.

Production Team:

Director/Writer: Scott Crawford’s critically acclaimed debut documentary entitled “Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington,” DC played to sold-out theaters globally in 2015 and made “Official Selection” at over a dozen fIlm festivals.

Producer: J.J. Kramer is the only child of CREEM’s late Publisher, Barry Kramer, and the onetime heir to the CREEM throne. At 5 years old, J.J. was the Chairman and primary shareholder of CREEM and, for the better part of his adult life, J.J. has been fighting to preserve CREEM’s storied legacy.

About the Film:

CREEM changed rock journalism and popular journalism. It launched the careers of photographers. It influenced radio programming. It inspired kids to become the next generation of young rock stars. It made Detroit a rock’n’roll destination.

Director Scott Crawford has a personal connection to CREEM. As a onetime music magazine editor/publisher, it was CREEM that inspired him to write about music and culture. Crawford worked alongside many ex-CREEM writers in the trenches of the magazine business as an editor throughout much of the previous decade.

JJ Kramer (heir to the CREEM throne) is producing.

Current Status: The film is mid-production and we are currently running a Kickstarter fundraiser to continue.

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