The written and documentary film work of John Campopiano and Ryan Grulich have focused on telling stories not yet told–hidden truths of film, television, and pop culture. With their newest project, GEORGIE–an experiment in fantastical reinventions–the award winning filmmakers have now partnered with original star of the IT television miniseries, Tony Dakota (Georgie) to reimagine the unparalleled horror of Stephen King’s most iconic story and one of it’s most tragic characters, Georgie.
WHO WE ARE
John Campopiano is an audiovisual archivist, film writer, and producer living in Boston. He co- wrote, produced, and directed the 2017 documentary, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to PET SEMATARY and is writer and co-producer on the forthcoming documentary, Pennywise: The Story of IT. Ryan Grulich is a writer/producer/director based in Seattle. He produced the 2017 film, Foolish Mortals, a documentary about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, and has directed several short films including, I Hate Halloween, which premiered on July 28, 2018.
ORIGINS OF PROJECT IDEA
GEORGIE started out as an adventurous idea “what if?” What if, years after his apparent death, Georgie Denbrough returned to the screen? As two ardent fans of the 1990 miniseries, John and Ryan decided they wanted to explore the possibilities of that very scenario in the form of a short film. GEORGIE will shake your mind and rattle your bones.
WHY WE NEED MONEY / WHAT WE’LL DO WITH IT
GEORGIE needs your help to return to reality. Your participation will support the hiring of cast and crew, to turn what is truly a surreal and horrifying script into the cinematic return of the original Georgie Denbrough.
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