Our not-so-little-anymore film project has gotten some great coverage since we announced it. A selection of excerpts can be found below. (The thumbnails serve as full links to the articles if what you read intrigues you.)
Tomorrow, October 21st, 205 is the date Marty McFly stepped out of the Delorean and into the future in Back to the Future 2.
Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Robert Zemeckis are all set to reprise their respective roles of the epic science fiction trilogy “Back to the Future” in the documentary “Back in Time” that showcases various elements of the movie including exclusive interviews with the original cast members.
Pepsi has a limited run of a special product on the way – Pepsi Perfect, a promotion set to arrive on October 21. Along those same lines, Nike is apparently working to release a new version of its cool self-lacing Air Mag sneakers.
Thirty years ago, a wild-haired scientist took Marty McFly on a journey into the future – and that fateful day was October 21, 2015. In other words, the future is about to become the present. If you’d like to celebrate, there are a myriad of ways to do so.
Where they’re going, they won’t need roads: a new documentary spotlighted at New York Comic-Con examines the making of the “Back to the Future” trilogy and its 30-year impact on pop culture and society.
Three years ago, filmmaker Jason Aron was making a BTTF themed video for a bar mitzvah in which the father took his son to visit his grandfather and great-grandfather. When their rented DeLorean “time machine” proved a photo op magnet for passersby, Aron saw an untapped audience niche.
It might feel like just yesterday to some, but the movie Back to the Future II came out nearly 26 years ago. Marty McFly set off with Doc Brown in his DeLorean time machine, bound for the future: October 21, 2015, to be exact.
Back in Time is the story of the movie that changed science fiction. An official selection from more than five film festivals (including The Big Apple Film Festival and Fantastik) Back in Time already looks to be a crucial addition to the Back to the Future pop culture pantheon. It’s surprising that in 30 years of history, there has yet to be a documentary about the film series that changed science fiction. Thankfully, the Back in Time crew was more than happy to take the challenge.
Eric Stoltz’s casting as Marty McFly — and then his being replaced by Michael J. Fox after filming began — has become an infamous aspect of the Back to the Future legacy and one of Hollywood’s most obsessed-over what-ifs. In an exclusive clip from the upcoming Back to the Future documentary, Back in Time, director Robert Zemeckis isn’t shy about what led to the switch.
“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some ‘style?'” It is hard to believe that it was 30 years ago when the world was first introduced to the film, Back to the Future. 30 years! At the time of its release, 2 year old former New Jersey resident Jason Aron, was totally oblivious to the impact this movie was to have on his life. Mr. Aron is the mind behind the soon-to-be-released documentary Back in Time, a retrospect of this groundbreaking cult classic. Jason who has a degree in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University and a Masters in Sports Business from NYU fell into the documentary making business by chance.
To call Back to the Future timeless would not only be a cliche; it would be bad wordplay. However, the 1985 film has endured three decades better than most ’80s blockbusters have. Now, fans can get an insider’s peek into the making of the film with Back in Time, a new documentary about the time-travel classic.
Oct. 21, 2015, was a pretty auspicious day for Marty McFly — it’s when Michael J. Fox‘s Hill Valley, Calif., teen landed in the Skyway-jammed 21st century in “Back to the Future Part II“. And now we have a shot at making the same date just as heavy-duty for the average movie viewer when the “Back to the Future” documentary “Back in Time” arrives next month.
The Back to the Future franchise turned 30 this year, and fans are no less obsessive about debating plot theories and fawning over Deloreans than they were when the first installment of the trilogy hit theaters on July 3, 1985.
There have been whispers of a “Back To The Future“-centric documentary since 2013, when a Kickstarter page and a potential trailer popped up on the web.
Now, we know the rumors are true — and the project is much bigger than we could’ve dreamed of.
The future is almost here: In anticipation of its October 21 premiere, the Back to the Future documentary Back In Time gives us a first taste of the behind-the-scenes look at the 1985 time-traveling hit that made Michael J. Fox a megastar and caused a run on Calvin Klein tighty whities (probably).
As Huey Lewis sang in “Back in Time,” lightning never strikes twice, but when you capture lightning in a bottle, as Steven Spielberg points out in the new trailer for the documentary Back in Time, it tends to stick around for a long time.
Back in Time will chronicle how the Back to the Future trilogy came to be and how it has affected pop culture since its smash-hit debut. Featuring new interviews with Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Steven Spielberg, Bob Gale, and Dan Harmon, among many others, Jason Aron’s doc looks poised to give fans—past, present, and future (zing!)—new perspective on the franchise’s lasting allure.
Get your flux capacitor-powered Deloreans ready this autumn, because Jason Aron’s “Back in Time,” an homage to the unparalleled genius of “Back to the Future,” which turned 30 years old this year, is coming.
“Doc Brown doesn’t drive a f*cking Mustang.” That’s just one of the great tidbits that comes to light in Back in Time, a new documentary that takes a nostalgic look at the classic time travel adventure Back to the Future.
News roundup For The official Gravitas Release
In just over 48 hours the internet exploded with the news of Back in Time’s North American distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures!
Over 20 articles were published on sites like Deadline Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly and more.
EXCLUSIVE: So maybe we’ll finally learn the truth about Robert Zemeckis’ stash of hoverboards. In October, Gravitas Ventures will release Back In Time, director Jason Aron’s documentary about the Back To The Future trilogy and its pop culture acolytes. Featuring interviews with Future-ites Michael J. Fox, director Zemeckis, producer Steven Spielberg, screenwriter Bob Gale and actors Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd, Back In Time chronicles the trilogy’s still-thriving fan culture as well as the making of the 1985 original – including the infamous casting of a too-serious Eric Stoltz and his replacement with Fox after five weeks of shooting.
Back in Time, the story of how Back to the Future came to be and how it’s remained a fan-favorite in the decades since, is set for release on a day fans of the series will approve.
Four Stars! One of the most endearing and accomplished of entertainments. The writing here is really the star. It would be a classic even in Hollywood’s golden era.” — Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune/At the Movies
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, Robert Zemeckis’s “comedy adventure science fiction time travel love story” starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.
It’s only June, but Danny Botkin’s summer is already hectic.
Weekdays, the service manager of the DeLorean Motor Co. dealership in Huntington Beach seeks out the “nuclear reactors,” “time circuits” and the other essential parts he needs to build three versions of the Doc Brown time machine, the DeLorean made famous in the 1985 film classic “Back to the Future.”
On weekends, Botkin is powering up the flux capacitor of his personal time machine and driving to the many events celebrating the movie’s 30-year anniversary and its stainless steel star.
As much as 2015 is a very big year for Botkin and the Time Machine Car business he incorporated in April (TimeMachineCar.com), it is an even bigger year for “Back to the Future” and the world of people who love it. The movie debuted 30 years ago over the Fourth of July weekend, and Botkin and his cars are players in a much broader “Back” parade.
Showmasters is proud to announce another Back to the Future exclusive!!
Join the filmmakers behind the Back to the Future documentary “Back in Time” at London Film & Comic Con for a discussion and Q&A featuring exclusive clips from their upcoming release!
The panel will be hosted on Sunday July 19th before our 30th Anniversary Back to the Future Cast Reunion panel!
Not to be missed!!
“Back to the Future” has been marked in movie history as one of the greatest. Try to look at a DeLorean and not wonder if there’s a flux capacitor in the back, or whether something weird happens when it hits 88mph. Still to this day, shows and other film make tribute references to the movie.
This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the film, just in time for a documentary on it. It is being made and produced by Louis Krubich, Jason Aron, and Lee Leshen.
The three didn’t set out to do a documentary because of the anniversary though. Jason admits the idea came to him from a Bar Mitzvah. “[The client] wanted the video to be that he was going back in time to see his dad, and his dad’s dad,” said Jason. “We rented a DeLorean for it. There was no flux capacitor or anything, but it was still very cool…”
I had the pleasure of attending one of the first panels of the day at WonderCon in Anaheim. It featured the creators of a documentary entitled ‘Back In Time.’ This is a documentary that intends to analyze the cultural impact of the ‘Back To The Future’ trilogy, which began back in 1985 and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Director Jason Aron, producer Lee Leshen and executive producer Louis Krubich were all on stage to discuss the project.
This is a film that very much comes from guys that love ‘Back To The Future’. The idea of the documentary came from understanding how important the film has been in not only film culture, but the every expanding world of pop culture. The Flux Capacitor is still easily a part of the lexicon for many and this documentary intends to explore the fandom.
I guess a lot of people want to see an in-depth documentary on Back to the Future. Not once, but twice, the film called Back in Time has used Kickstarter to raise funds to make a feature-length documentary about the classic time travel trilogy. Both times, the film’s goals were quickly and easily funded. This latest round, which just started last week, happened in a mere few days.
To celebrate, the filmmakers behind this documentary (director Jason Aron, executive producer Louis Krubich and producer Lee Leshen) did two things. They added some really cool new stretch goals and reward levels to their campaign, then spoke exclusively to /Film us about their best memories, so far, in making Back in Time.
Below, read the most memorable moments making the Back to the Future documentary, Back in Time, and read about the stretch goals and rewards on Kickstarter.
The first trailer for the Kickstarter funded Back To The Future documentary Back In Time has been revealed. Two years in the making, the film is set to be released this year, marking the 30th anniversary of the much-loved ’80s sci-fi comedy classic. It features new interviews with many of the cast and crew, including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale and Robert Zebemecksi, as well as exploring what the movies have meant to our culture.
fter nearly two years in production, Back in Time – the documentary about the beloved ’80s sci-fi comedy franchise Back to the Future – is almost set to hit the film festival circuit. With 2015 marking the 30th anniversary of the series’ initial film, the documentary explores the cult phenomenon and lasting resonance of the trilogy through the eyes of cast and crew members – including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Llyod, and creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemecksi – as well as diehard fans of the franchise. Also featured in the film is the iconic DeLorean Time Machine, along with an in-depth commentary about how it was conceptualized and created.
With nearly $80,000 pledged out of a $50,000 goal, there’s still time to donate to the film’s Kickstarter campaign to ensure that it gets the distribution it deserves.
This October will obviously be October 2015—the same month Marty McFly landed in 2015 in Back to the Future Part II, and—appropriately—the month this documentary about the whole trilogy is scheduled for release. Perhaps director Jason Aron knows how to find time-hopping Marty and how to get him to the premiere! If you’re a fan of BTTF, this movie has a lot to offer. The roster of contributors is a Future fans dream, including Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Dean Cundey, Kevin Pike, Alan Silvestri, and famous mega-fans like Community’s Dan Harmon and creator of The Goldbergs Adam Goldberg. It talks about how the movies got made, but also examines their impact and enduring significance for so many even 30 years down the road. Fox says at one point “it’s great to have a bunch of lunatics on your side.” Well, if loving Back to the Future is crazy, then we don’t want to be sane.
Pause at: 0:07. Heads up for the hoverboard! Still amazing after all these years at 0:29. This guy’s BTTF game is better than your BTTF game at 1:01.
Essential Quote: “We maxed out that card on a DeLorean, and made it into a time machine.
Fans have raised 90% of the $50,000 crowdfunding goal to complete “Back in Time,” a documentary about “Back to the Future,” in three days on Kickstarter.
It’s the second go-round at tapping fans. The documentary received $45,000 from Kickstarter in 2013, touting the film as being told from the viewpoint of the DeLorean Time Machine.
“Put simply, it’s the ultimate documentary related to the ‘Back to the Future’ trilogy,” said filmmaker Jason Aron. “It’s a film that digs deep into what these movies have meant to our culture. It’s not a simple ‘making of’ documentary, but rather one which explores the incredible, lasting resonance of the trilogy through the eyes of cast members and crew of the films, as well as some of the ultimate fans of the trilogy. Plus, the DeLorean Time Machine itself, of course.”
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Back to the Future, the movie that taught the world that time travel could be dangerous when your mother falls in love with you instead of your father. While science hasn’t invented a DeLorean that would let us return to when the movie was first released, we do have the next best thing: Back in Time, a crowdfunded documentary about the making of the movie (and its two sequels) from filmmaker Jason Aron. The Hollywood Reporter talked to him about the project.
“I grew up a huge fan of the trilogy,” Aron said. “There was always something about the movie that seemed so real even though I now know time travel isn’t real. Or is it…?”
Back in October of last year, the filmmakers of an upcoming Back to the Future documentary called Back in Time asked for the help of /Film readers. They had just landed a big interview with one of the film’s two co-stars, Christopher Lloyd and wanted a few questions. Things have changed significantly since then. For the better.
Since then, director Jason Aron not only talked to Lloyd, but has spoken to Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Alan Silvestri, superfans including Community creator Dan Harmon, The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg and more. The list goes on and on.
The Back to the Future series is arguably one of the most beloved franchises in movie history. Not only does its entertainment value live on years after it ended but it has also gone on to influence the sneaker community and even paved the way for an working hoverboard. 2015 is a significant year for the classic trilogy not just because it was the year Marty visited in Part II, but because it marks the 30th anniversary of the first film. After gaining a considerable amount of momentum on Kickstarter, Back in Time will finally be getting a release. The “ultimate documentary related to the Back to the Future trilogy” will explore the “lasting resonance” of the films through interviews with cast and crew members, including one with Michael J. Fox himself. Take a look at the trailer for Back in Time below and head over to the Kickstarter page or official website to learn more.
After nearly two years in production, a documentary about the beloved 1980s time-travel trilogy Back to the Future is set to hit the film festival circuit. Titled Back In Time, the film explores the classic film’s resonance throughout our culture 30 years after the original film, via the cast, crew and its fans.
The documentary was funded via Kickstarter, reaching over $80,000, though it only set a goal of $50,000.
Back in Time is a Back to the Future documentary that has been in the works since last year when it debuted on Kickstarter. The filmmakers landed an interview with Christopher Lloyd and have since interviewed others including Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri to name a few.
In other words, the project has gotten bigger and that means another round of funding is needed to help with post production and distribution. So, the project is back up on Kickstarter along with the news that it will be released this October to coincide with time that Marty McFly arrived in 2015 in the movie. From the Kickstarter page:
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It’s been nearly two years in the making, and it needs a little further helping hand yet, but it looks like the most comprehensive documentary ever made about the 1985 classic Back To The Future is going to be worth the wait.
Back In Time was originally put on Kickstarter in the summer of 2013, attracting 600 fans who all put money in to get the show on the road for Jason Oran’s planned film. Now that it’s nearing completion – and has expanded in its scope – it’s reappeared on Kickstarter to raise some final funds.
It’s no secret that we here at HeyUGuys show rather a lot of love to the Back to the Future movies because let’s face it, they’re so friggin’ good and hold a very special place in our hearts. It always excites us to see people take on new projects and it seems that the chaps behind ‘Back in Time’ (a new documentary based on the Back to the Future movies) have one of the best projects we’ve ever seen.
Over the past two years, Director Jason Aron and Producers Louis Krubich, Lee Leshen, Adam F. Goldberg have put together what looks like it could be one of the most comprehensive looks at Back to the Future since the original movie was released 30 years ago.
Back to the Future turns 30 this year. Because we’re really big fans of the movie, we’re excited that a new BTTF documentary is coming out this October. Titled Back in Time, the documentary explores the cultural legacy of the trilogy three decades later, and its planned release date is October 2015—that’s the time Marty McFly visits in BTTF II. The future is now.
The film features interviews with pretty much everybody who made the thing, including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis, and tons more. There are also a bunch of super-fans involved (for instance, folks who modify DeLoreans to match the movie version). Check out this Kickstarter trailer:
För alla “Tillbaka till framtiden”-fans är 2015 ett speciellt år. Dels väntar 30-årsjubileet av den första filmen (som hade sin USA-premiär 3 juli 1985). Dels är det inte länge kvar till den 21 oktober, som ju är dagen dit Marty och Doc reser i “Tillbaka till framtiden del II”.
Den klassiska sci-fi-trilogin kommer att firas lite extra när nya dokumentären “Back in Time” har premiär. Det som började som ett Kickstarter-projekt har växt sig aningen större än vad regissören Jason Aron vågat hoppas på.
– När vi började arbetet med filmen för två år sedan, räknade vi aldrig med vilken otrolig resa som den skulle ta oss ut på. Vi expanderade vår vision. Vi ska inte bara träffa fans utan också fokusera på alla de liv som påverkats av filmerna genom åren.
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, and it feels like all the stops are being pulled out for this momentous movie occasion.
We’ve already seen news of Lego recreations, a Monopoly set and a live show – now there’s a documentary to add to the mix.
Back in Time, directed by Jason Aron, will premiere on October 21, 2015 (the exact date Marty traveled to in Back to the Future II) before hitting Blu-ray and DVD the following day.
Back in Time is a forthcoming documentary by Lawrence, New York-based filmmaker Jay Aron that intends to go beyond the standard behind-the-scenes approach by offering a look at the surprisingly long-lasting impact of the beloved 1980s sci-fi comedy film trilogy, Back to the Future. The documentary looks at superfans and includes interviews with key members of the cast and crew like Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. The film is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
You’ve undoubtedly heard a lot of BACK TO THE FUTURE talk once we hit 2015, as that was the year Doc Brown and Marty traveled to in the second film. Even that aside, FUTURE is considered one of the more “modern” classics and rightfully so. We could talk all day about how great that movie is, but I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir. That’s also the point, and why you’re reading about BACK IN TIME.
BACK IN TIME is a new documentary related to the BACK To THE FUTURE trilogy that digs into how the films have affected our culture. It’s filled to the brim with new intereviews with its cast and crew, including director Robert Zemeckis as well as Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson, to name a few. The doc also goes behind the players of the film to take a look at its fans and why the film remains popular to this day. You can check out some the action via the trailer below.
Filmmaker Jason Aron created a very compelling trailer for “Back in Time: A Back to the Future Documentary,” including interviews with Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, and many other actors, crew members, and fans. The filmmakers are seeking funds via a second Kickstarter to complete the film that has expanded beyond the original vision. “Back in Time – A Back to the Future Documentary”
Back In Time, a documentary that started life as a small film about Back to the Future from the point of view of the Delorean, has expanded far beyond its original brief. Just from the trailer you can see just how perfect a celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Back to the Future the documentary is.
The original documentary popped up on Kickstarter in 2013, getting well above its original goal. Now that it’s nearing completion, it’s back there to hep get it finished, released, and shown at film festivals. Everyone who backed it originally will get everything promised to them the first time around, but the rewards for the second round are pretty awesome, too. Since they’ve already interviewed pretty much everyone involved Back to the Future, they have some great signed and special items to give.
The definitive Back to The Future documentary finally has a release date and a trailer! Back in Time will arrive for fans in October 2015, the exact time Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. Directed by Jason Aron, the film not only delves into the making of this classic sci-fi trilogy, but it also catches up with the stars, crew and a lot of the famous fans the films helped to inspire.
Back in Time delves deep into what these three movies have meant to our culture. It’s not a simple “making of” documentary, but rather one which explores the incredible, lasting resonance of the trilogy through the eyes of such important contributors as stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. We also get to hear from co-creator Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri. Superfans that contributed to the documentary include Community creator Dan Harmon and The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg.
Back before the real-life hoverboard even made its debut, director Jason Aron was getting his first interview with Christopher Lloyd. Fast-forward to today, and the filmmaker has interviewed Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Dan Harmon, and others for Back in Time, his upcoming Back to the Future doc,. “Great Scott!” you say? Well, the film is back on Kickstarter with an all-new trailer (above), and a $50,000 goal that aims for an October 2015 release. Click here to lend a hand faster than you can say “EIGHTY-EIGHT MILES PER HOUR!!!”
It’s been 30 years, and Back to the Future continues to have a lasting cultural impact. There’s a new documentary that explores the phenomenon of caused by Michael J. Fox driving a DeLorean through time, and you can help them finish. Take a look at the Kickstarter video for Back in Time to see what the movie is all about and see how you can help their mission.
From what little we see here, Back in Time looks like a damn good time to us. It features interviews with key players in Back to the Future, including Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri. There’s also face time notable super fans like Community creator Dan Harmon and Adam Goldberg, who gave the world The Goldbergs, and many more fanatics across the globe.
Back in time is the ultimate documentary related to the Back to the Future trilogy. It’s a film that digs deep into what these movies have meant to our culture. It’s not a simple “making of” documentary, but rather one which explores the incredible, lasting resonance of the trilogy through the eyes of cast members and crew of the films, as well as some of the ultimate fans of the trilogy. Plus, the DeLorean Time Machine itself, of course. This project will only be funded if at least $50,000 is pledged by Thursday, April 9th, 2015, Show your support by backing this awesome project! – See more at: http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/back-in-time-a-back-to-the-future-documentary/#sthash.De9Zot8n.dpuf
New York, New York — Malka Media Group, Patchwork Media, and Director Jason Aron are pleased to announce that the documentary feature film BACK IN TIME will premiere in Hollywood, California on October 21, 2015, as a part of the We’re Going Back fanfest honoring the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future. The film will release digitally and on Bluray/DVD on or shortly after October 22nd, and will be available for preorder via a Kickstarter campaign beginning March 9th.
BACK IN TIME offers an unprecedented look into the overwhelming cultural significance of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film crew trekked across more than a dozen states and through two continents capturing footage for the feature. They conducted more than 50 interviews with cast, crew, and some of the trilogy’s biggest fans. The film features cast members including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson; production members like Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri; as well as fans like Dan Harmon, Stephen Clark, Adam F. Goldberg, and Joe Walser.
The scope of the film has changed since the project started — it was originally just about the DeLorean Time Machine — and so the production team has gone back to Kickstarter to fund completion of the film. (via @ystrickler)
Just in time for the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, a new documentary will be coming this fall called Back in Time. The film was Kickstarted in October of 2014 after just having landed an interview with Christopher Lloyd, but since then, they’ve also landed several other big interviews with co-stars Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson, director Robert Zemeckis, writer Bob Gale, composer Alan Silvestri and more. But now the documentary needs a little funding to get finished since the size and scope of the film has become bigger than they imagined, and if you need convincing, there’s a trailer. Watch!
The Back to the Future franchise has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts recently, mostly because we’re now living in the mythical “future” of 2015 imagined in the second film. What better way to get your nostalgia on even further than with a documentary?
That’s where Back in Time comes in. The new documentary started out as an interview with Christopher Lloyd but has thankfully blossomed into a full-fledged film project featuring comments from Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Alan Silvestri and celebrity fans like Dan Harmon (Community) and Adam Goldberg (The Goldbergs).
A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A MOVIE THAT HOLDS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE HERE IN THE FUTURE. BACK THE KICKSTARTER.
If you never thought you’d get to go Back to the Future again, you certainly can’t see through time as one last hoorah has arrived in Back in Time. The crowd-funded documentary is due for release in October and has a trailer out now.
The Back in Time documentary was crowd-funded via Kickstarter but is now going for a second round of funding to help pay for the, now high quality, documentary. Its makers say more money is needed after its popularity meant the scale grew – ultimately resulting in a better film.
La famos trilogía protagonizada por Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover y Thomas F. Wilson ha generado millones de fans en todo el mundo y marcó un antes y un después en el cine de ciencia ficción.
Para celebrar el 30 aniversario de la primera entrega de la trilogía, unos jóvenes fans decidieron crear un extraordinario documental con entrevistas exclusivas con el elenco, director, fans y muchas personas más que quedaron marcadas por ‘Back to the Future’.
A documentary has been made about the classic 1985 time travel film Back to the Future. The documentary is called Back in Time. It focuses on the film and the cultural impact that it has had on the world. The doc features interviews with several people involved with the movie including Christopher Lloyd, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri. There are also interviews with some big fans of the film, such as Community creator Dan Harmon, The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg, and more.
This is a must-watch doc for any fan of the incredibly awesome film that helped shape some of our childhoods. I know it did mine! Here are some additional details:
This October, when Marty McFly is due to arrive in the future, Back in Time will transport us all back to 1985 to take a closer look how one of the most beloved time travel movies of all time came to be.
I know; I know. It’s a Kickstarter. BUT, Back in Time already completed one round of funding and managed to grab interviews with cast and crew including Christopher Lloyd, Robert Zemeckis, Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, and Alan Silvestri along with Community creator and massive fan Dan Harmon and many, many more people who have something to say about the movie.
It’s hard to think of a more consistently beloved cultural phenomenon than Back to the Future: but even by its recent 30th anniversary, a comprehensive feature-length documentary had not yet been made about the film. Back in Time wasn’t originally supposed to be that documentary — it was a project started with the idea of focusing strictly on the Time Machine. Filmmaker Jason Aron began a Kickstarter campaign for that small project, but, as his new, updated Kickstarter campaign says, “as sometimes happens with an idea that has found its moment, Back in Time has grown in scope as we’ve progressed through production.”
Since, he and his crew have travelled the world to get interviews with Michael J. Fox, writer/director Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Dean Cundey, and Kevin Pike. The Kickstarter sums up the mission of the doc:
Almost two years ago, I spotlighted Back in Time as it was raising money to be made. It exceeded its crowd funding goal at the time, but now it’s back on Kickstarter seeking a higher amount to get it past the finish line. It’s a much bigger project now, too, which is why it needs another $50k. In 2013, the documentary was simply focused on the hardcore fandom of Back to the Future associated primarily with Delorean ownership. And its biggest name interview was with screenwriter Bob Gale.
Now the scope is expanded much more broadly on the cultural impact of the sci-fi trilogy and, as you can see in the trailer above, interviews with Gale, director Robert Zemeckis, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Silvestri, effects supervisor Kevin Pike and actors Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, James Tolkan, Claudia Wells, who played the original Jennifer, Jeffrey Weissman, who played the lawsuit-causing replacement George McFly in the sequels, and Donald Fullilove, who played Goldie Wilson. Also, celebrity fan Dan Harmon.
Filmmaker Jason Aron was driving one day when he came across another car that was literally stopping traffic.
That car was the famous (at one time infamous) DeLorean.
When it was first released in 1981, it looked like a vehicle straight out of the future as imagined by a 1970s sci-fi B-movie. The story of the car itself has been told numerous times as a cautionary tale, with doors that opened vertically, the collapse of the company that manufactured the car, and all the pitfalls that served as an apt metaphor for 80s excess.
Here’s a Kickstarter worth noting for fans of Back to the Future: a documentary, Back in Time, about the cultural impact of the movie, told from the viewpoint of the DeLorean. Wait, didn’t we just feature a Back to the Future documentary crowdfunding effort? Yes, we did, but this is another one, and it, too, is looking for your support to bring it to completion. And it’s already set for a premiere at the 30th anniversary We’re Going Back celebration in Los Angeles in October 2015. Adam F. Goldberg — he’s been on the Nerdist Writers Panel and he has the new ABC sitcom The Goldbergs coming this Fall — is co-Executive Producer, and Jason Aron is the director. Here’s Jason’s rundown of what this one’s about:
Jason Aron is an avid freelance filmmaker and customer of BorrowLenses. In 2013 he raised over $50,000 for the production of a documentary film project entitled Back in Time. The film that is scheduled for release in the fall of 2015 examines the Back to the Future franchise and its cultural relevance. Aron made a 3-week journey from Santa Monica, California to Maui, Hawaii capturing the scenes for his movie with gear he rented from BL. Check out what Jason had to say about the BL gear he used while filming Back in Time.
You’d think that raising over $45,000 for a documentary about the cultural impact of Back to the Future would be a pretty good enough story all on its own, but Jason Aron’s upcoming film Back in Time has an even better origin tale: It was originally inspired by a video skit at an ostentatious 1980s-themed bar mitzvah.
Last summer, Expressions Cinema–the small New York-based video production company Aron founded–was asked to make a video for a client’s bar mitzvah party. The seven-minute short was supposed to have a time-travel theme, so Aron brought in a bunch of 1980s era props (including a Mr. T look-alike). The crown jewel of the “very expensive skit” was a DeLorean, just like the one used in Back to the Future, which Aron rented for the shoot.
Attention people of the universe: We need a Back to the Future documentary. And that’s exactly what this Kickstarter aims to give us.
The premise is simple: It’s “a film about the cultural impact of Back to the Future — 30 years later — told from the viewpoint of the DeLorean Time Machine.” Basically a trio of filmmakers tracked down BTTF mega fans that own large chunks of the set and various DeLoreans all across the globe and interviewed them. But that’s not all.
Stephen Clark over at BTTF.com passed this onto us to share with our readers and we just love this concept. Back in Time is an ambitious Back to the Future documentary film project with a unique vision and is happy to announce that the crowdfunding phase of their development has opened up with a Kickstarter project. For the next 40+ days, the filmmakers will be seeking backers for their unique film, to the tune of $33,000. Director Jason Aron and his production partners are set to steal the show at the 30th anniversary “We’re Going Back” celebration of the Back to the Future with their Back in Time documentary project, which focuses on the DeLorean Time Machine. The cultural impact of the movie franchise is the main element Aron and his partners want to examine. With regular references to phrases like “88 miles per hour,” “1.21 gigawatts,” “flux capacitor,” and many, many more having crept into the vernacular, the films have clearly had a lasting impact on modern pop culture. The documentary crew is determined to examine the depth and breadth of the ripples caused by the films. Click ahead for details on what looks to be quite an amazing film!
Documentaries on specific circles of fandom are nothing new. Ever since the 1997 film Trekkies hit big at art house cinemas (and maybe before that in the UK with Dalekmania), we’ve been treated to similar looks at followers of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, My Little Pony, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Alien, Firefly/Serenity, The Big Lebowski, John Hughes and the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres in general. And that’s just the movie and TV obsessions (we can go back further for, say, heavy metal fans interviewed in parking lots). The fandom doc subgenre will only be growing now thanks to crowdfunding, because there’s seemingly no easier kind of project to appeal to a large niche crowd than something about a subject that appeals to a large niche crowd. It’s the same reason two of the most successful campaigns we’ve highlighted here are those involving Superman and Batman.
For any fans of “Back to the Future” movies, this may be a fun kickstarter project especially if you’re a fan of the DeLorean!
We got an email from Jason Aron about this project the other day…
We spoke a few months ago about a film I was producing on Back to the Future and the Delorean. We launched our kickstarter page 7 hours ago and have already raised close to $2000.
We shot the Kickstarter trailer on the Canon EOS C100 and Canon EOS 5D Mark III, so this is a Canon cinema project all the way.
(Update:) Wanted to give a quick update were actually a featured staff pick in the film section of Kickstarter and reached the 5K mark in just over 48 hours.
Back to the Future is one of those films we all have, and continue to make, great memories about. Whether it’s the first time we saw the film, a piece of merchandise we own, a new wrinkle about its production, on an almost weekly basis Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale‘s 1985 masterpiece keeps reminding us of its cultural significance.
The film will be 30 years old in 2015 and Jason Aron has just created a Kickstarter to finish a movie celebrating that fact. It’s called Back in Time and it’ll explore the cultural significance of Back to the Future in a very unique way. It’ll use the Delorean automobile as the through line. Check out the trailer below.
It’s hard to believe that in just a couple of years it will be the 30th Anniversary of the movie “Back to the Future.” One of the most iconic parts of the film is Doc Brown’s time machine in the form of an altered Delorean DMC-12 sports car. A group of filmmakers have embarked on a film project called Back in Time to document the cultural impact of this famous movie vehicle on fans and car collectors alike. Find out more about this project and how you can financially help make it a reality after the break.
Every week on Film Pulse we like to highlight a film that is currently being crowd-funded, in order to promote unique and interesting independent film projects. Kick your week off right by donating to this filmmaker and help them make their vision a reality.
This week we’re highlighting Back in Time by director Jason Aron. This documentary aims to take a look at the cultural impact of the Back to the Future trilogy by focusing on everyone’s favorite time machine car- the DeLorean. As a huge fan of the films, I’m very excited to check this one out, and you should be too, so click here to donate your support and hit the break for more information.
For those of you who are fans on the classic 1985 film Back to the Future, you might be interested in a documentary that filmmakers are currently trying to fund through Kickstarter.
The movie is called Back in Time, and it show us the cultural impact of Back to the Future 30 years later, and it will be told from the viewpoint of the DeLorean Time Machine.
There’s a reason the phrases “1.21 jigowatts,” “flux capacitor” and “88 miles per hour” are immediately recognizable almost 30 years after the release of the first Back to the Future film. The trilogy has been a huge part of popular culture for more than a quarter-century, and a new documentary will interview the key players involved, with a focus on Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine. What is it about this car that has the effect it does on so many people? What makes the DeLorean so important? Is it the vehicle or the movie? These are just some questions that the producers of Back in Time will seek to uncover.
Believe it or not, in about a year and a half, it will be the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future film in 2015. The time-traveling adventures of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown have entertained and sparked the imagination of generations. You can see examples of Back to the Future’s influence in LEGO sets, iPad Covers, and Nike sneakers, just to name a few, and now a group of filmmakers want to make a documentary about the film’s iconic DeLorean Time Machine, and its impact on pop culture over the last 30 years.