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Project of the Day: Pirate Television

By Indiewire | Indiewire June 14, 2012 at 11:00AM

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 COME THE VIDEOFREEX

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.

"Here Come the Videofreex!"

Tweetable Logline:

An inspiring documentary about a pioneering video collective from the 1970s, built from their own incredible archive of video tapes.

Elevator Pitch:

“Here Come the Videofreex!” tells the story of the most radical video collective of the 1960’s and 70’s. The Videofreex came together when CBS was trying to find a way into the counterculture and revolutions of the day. But they ended up forging their own path, ultimately building the nation's first Pirate TV station. It is the quirky tale of ten people’s optimism and creativity, and their vision of what television could have become at a time when the three big networks ruled the TV airwaves. The film will be told through their own recently uncovered, amazing archive of videotapes.

Production Team:

Producer/Director: Jenny Raskin
Producer/Director/Editor: Jon Nealon

About the Production:

"We first learned about the Videofreex when we were approached after a screening of a previous film by a friendly audience member. We went out for a drink and this person (Bart Friedman who was in the Videofreex) told us an almost unbelievable story - the story of the Videofreex. We immediately knew that it sounded like a movie. When we dug deeper and saw some of their tapes we were blown away by the intimacy and immediacy. It was like a time machine back to 1969. We knew we had to tell this unlikely and inspiring story." -- Jon Nealon

Current Status:

Production.

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Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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