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Project of the Day: "The Bullfighter: Norm Van Lier"

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 13, 2011 at 10:26AM

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.

"The Bullfighter: Norm Van Lier"

"The Bullfighter: Norm Van Lier"
"The Bullfighter: Norm Van Lier"

Tweetable Logline:

Doc about outspoken and badass 1970s Chicago Bull Norm Van Lier.

Elevator Pitch:

The documentary is about '70s Chicago Bull, Norm Van Lier. My dad was part of the toughest backcourt in NBA history, an outspoken critic of the team he loved, and he lived a hard life with many disappointments. He never won an NBA championship, he never coached an NBA team, he never worked officially for the Bulls again…and then he died suddenly at 61 before any of these aspirations were realized. Two years later, we have realized there are many stories yet to be uncovered and we're finally ready to show his fans who he really was.

Production Team:

Directors - Heidi Van Lier, Sean Meredith
Producer - Heidi Van Lier
Cinematographer - Alice Brooks

About the Production:

Everywhere we go in Chicago, people have crazy and outrageous stories about my father, even 2 years later. Sean Meredith and I started talking to his fans, friends, and family, and realized that he lived many lives before he died, and not many people truly knew all his sides. We want to blend the family man, the killer on the court, and the radio and TV badass, with and the lovable Chicago personality so people can finally get the full picture. We've already uncovered stories that made our heads spin, and we're dying to finally tell his story.

Current Status:

Fundraising.

For more information and to support this film:

Kickstarter Project
Film Website

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