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hey. so this is the trailer for a doc that I've been working on for the past two and a half years. it's found-footage and animated, and I shot, edited, produced, and did some amount of directing for this piece. I'm pretty proud of it. it's 20 minutes long and is definitely the heaviest thing I've done, but it's also badass as fuck. take a look.
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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 03:30:58 PM »
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Looks like a lot of fun. When and where can I see the whole thing?

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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 03:32:04 PM »
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This looks pretty intense. And original. Actually the trailer kind of confused me, but the Kickstarter page has a description that helped:

"A short film about my younger brother’s experience of leukemia through the eyes of his alter ego— a rock star named Johnny Physical."

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/649770462/johnny-physical-lives/posts/1275124
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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 07:32:50 PM »
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yeah the film's changed quite a bit since the kickstarter (which I wasn't a part of) - but in short, a kid who dreams of being a depraved rock star gets lung cancer, and he and his brother pretend all the painful bouts with cancer were just this rock star character trying to kick off a nasty habit. It draws a lot of parallel between having leukemia and having an addiction, except the latter is way more glamorous and rock'n'roll. we animate the adventures of the alter-ego trying to fight the demons in his blood and contrast it with the much more depressing and frustrating reality of battling cancer.
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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 04:17:18 PM »
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anyone interested in seeing a cut PM me I'll link you but please please please don't share it.
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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2016, 05:23:33 PM »
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https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6041

got into hot docs in toronto - totally forgot to post about it here - and it'll be playing at Sheffield Doc Fest and Nantucket Film Fest next month.
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Re: Johnny Physical Lives! - a rock'n'roll documentary about cancer
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 08:03:03 AM »
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Oh, you just mean two of the most important doc festivals in the world? No big news!

Congrats motherfucker!
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 10:22:35 AM »
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And I just watched it and it floored me. Heartbreaking!

Looks like a lot of fun.

It was, but fucking intense towards the end.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 11:21:44 AM »
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