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February 11, 2014 4:22 PM
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Project of the Day: 'Being George Clooney'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"Being George Clooney"

Tweetable Logline: A documentary about audio dubbing Hollywood films for foreign markets featuring the international voices of George Clooney.

Elevator Pitch: What do a German actor, a Brazilian ER doctor, a Japanese man who studied to be a lawyer, and an author of children’s books have in common? They are some of the international dubbing voices of acclaimed actor George Clooney. "Being George Clooney" is a feature length documentary that delves into the creative, often humorous world of audio dubbing a Hollywood motion picture. The story unfolds through interviews with directors, producers, dubbing crews, and talented voice actors from around the world. The film explores both the personal lives of these voice artists and their lives as George Clooney's “alter ego”.

Production Team:

Director: Paul Mariano
Producers: Christine O'Malley, Kurt Norton and Rivkah Beth Medow
Cinematographer: Frazer Bradshaw
Editor: Doug Blush
Graphic Design: Brain Oakes 
Music: Peter Golub

About the Production:

I read an article about audio dubbing of Hollywood films and realized how little the average audience knows about these voice actors who spend a life in darkness speaking other’s words into a microphone. Who are these voices behind those famous faces? When George Clooney (or any Hollywood actor) makes a movie, he is seen and heard across America. But when his film goes to Germany or India or Japan, whose words come out of that famous face? Is that voice actor famous in his own country? Is he recognized the way that George Clooney is?

Current Status: In production and fund raising. Kickstarter campaign from Feb 17-March 17, then a trip to foreign countries to interview other George Clooneys.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page 

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7 Comments

  • Danny Kamin | March 7, 2014 9:41 AMReply

    Going forward on previously clouded terrain could be a very successful production venture. If true it could make a terrific documentary.

  • Valerie Bailey | February 14, 2014 9:52 PMReply

    Loved These Amazing Shadows. Hoping, hoping, hoping Being George Clooney does get made.

  • Clifford W. Allen | February 14, 2014 12:41 AMReply

    Love Clooney's style. Looking forward to this documentary.

  • Michael Friedman | February 13, 2014 3:18 PMReply

    Totally cool idea. Bring on the Clooneys!

  • Brose Ambierce | February 12, 2014 11:29 AMReply

    Love to see this get made. It's an interesting aspect of the movie industry that we aren't much aware of in the US.

  • carol babington | February 11, 2014 8:40 PMReply

    This sounds like a fantastic project. I would love to see this film.

  • Suzanne Chapot | February 11, 2014 8:13 PMReply

    I saw this teams last film "These Amazing Shadows" which was great. I can't wait to see "Being George Clooney