Sunday, February 18, 2018
WHO THE F*@% IS FRANK ZAPPA?
WE'RE TELLING THE STORY!
Posted by Alex Winter (Creator)
The documentary is up and running! News just posted here about our partnership with the awesome folks at Great Point Media. GPM are independent financiers which gives us maximum creative freedom to make the movie we all want. I couldn't be more excited to be working with them and making the movie in this manner. Fully independent, the FZ way!
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN EXACTLY?
It means the doc is fully financed and our work has begun! It's going to be a long haul so don't expect to see the movie until well into 2019 at the earliest. We're telling an epic tale with a LOT of amazing archival media, thanks to all of you! So we will post some milestones as we go and have a better idea of schedule and the shape of it.
How an indie doc works is that at some point along the process of making the movie we will secure our partners for distribution. That can happen before we're done, or when we're done and showing the film at festivals. In any case we will keep everyone informed.
SO WHAT ARE WE DOING ALL DAY?
We have an enormous amount of archival footage (like you don't know that already) and will spend the better part of the next several months going through the material and getting it to a place where we can work with it in editorial.
Once that process is further along then the heavy lifting in edit and the interview process can begin in earnest. So thanks again to all of you for making this happen. Because of our amazing backers we have saved the vault and will now tell the story!
MUCH more anon!