Hasslein Blog: Help Make the Documentary BACK IN TIME a Reality


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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Help Make the Documentary BACK IN TIME a Reality

By Rich Handley

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.

When the Back in Time team began conducting research for their documentary, their goal was to tell the stories of those who have had the most influence on the culture of Back to the Future. To that end, they secured interviews with DeLorean owners and restorers, Web site owners, fundraisers and more. More recently, they've been in contact with the actors and others who worked on the films. Among Back in Time's cast are Time Machine Restoration project lead Joe Walser, BTTF.com owner Stephen Clark, We're Going Back project organizer Ken Kapolowski, fundraisers Terry and Oliver Holler, and Bill and Patrick Shea, the owners of an actual DeLorean from the trilogy.

Director Jason Aron, executive producer Louis Krubich (of the Malka Media Group) and lead cinematographer Greg Lassik still have approximately 10 to 15 people they would like to interview for their film, and thus have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary funding, with the help and support of the Back to the Future community.

To find out more about the film and fundraising process, visit the Back in Time Web site and Kickstarter page. Hasslein Books (a strong supporter of BTTF, as our readers know) has donated to the fund, and your support can help to make it possible for this veteran production team to bring their unique documentary to life over the next two years. As fans, we have a chance to help make a very cool film project a reality, and to enable the filmmakers to get it ready in time for its premier at the 30th-anniversary celebration of the Back to the Future franchise.

Great Scotty, Marty—please pledge now!

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