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Project of the Day: "Edgar's Comics" Explores the 1970s Comic Culture

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire December 20, 2011 at 10:30AM

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.

"Edgar's Comics"

A still from "Edward's Comics."
A still from "Edward's Comics."

Tweetable Logline:

A true-life origin story; in 1977 a young man changes everything when he stumbles upon the greatest comic book collection in history.
 
Elevator Pitch:
 
This is a true story. In early 1977, a young, struggling comic book dealer in Boulder, CO unwittingly stumbled upon the greatest comic book collection in history. The 18,000 comics, stashed away in the basement closet of a tiny Denver home, contained one pristine copy of virtually every comic book published during comic's "Golden Age". If discovered today, the collection would be worth more than $50,000,000. But the real story takes place in what happens next. With an existential drive and sense of purpose, he vows to change the world of comic collecting, forever. What happens next?
 
Production Team:
 
Director/Writer/Producer: David Johnson
 
About the film:
 
"Everyone gets a vicarious thrill by watching the discovery of lost treasure, hiding in plain sight. Here, the "big discovery" is neither the beginning nor the end of the story. The characters and the events they create for themselves, or are compelled to navigate, stand on the their own. A story is only as good to the degree to which the audience cares about the stakes involved. This is not about finding a winning lottery ticket. Rather, the story is about family, identity, loneliness, love, trust and personal conviction to one's priorities. It is a story of belief and creation." -- David Johnson
 
Current Status:
 
In pre-production.
 

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