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Project of the Day: 'Being George Clooney'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 11, 2014 at 4:22PM

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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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.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"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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