Blurppy has been waiting for the green light on this one for awhile now and we can’t WAIT to see it get funded and produced. “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” is an ambitious Kickstarter campaign that was just launched by Kevin Burke and Post No Joes Productions. Here is how Kevin describes this passion project.
“Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six” is a film that explores the world of movie poster art, past and present; the artists who create it, companies that commission it, galleries that display it, and collectors and fans who hang it.
Beginning with the golden age of movie poster art in the 70’s and 80’s we’ll be interviewing a number of high profile art personalities from that era, including legendary film marketing director, Tony Seiniger, the man behind the inception of the original “Jaws” poster. We’ll be speaking with Andrea Alvin, a long time member of the film marketing community and wife of the late, great John Alvin, creator of such iconic works as the original one-sheets for “Blade Runner”, E.T.”, “Blazing Saddles”, “Gremlins”, and countless more. Placing a special focus on John and his career we’ll ask the question of where traditional illustrated posters disappeared to, and why.
Moving into this decade, we’ve been interviewing and following several modern screenprint artists, in various stages of their careers, through the process of producing illustrated movie poster art and speaking with them about their influences, their challenges, dealing with studios, print houses, and galleries. We’ve conducted interviews with independent print house Skuzzles to pick their brains about why illustrated art is so important to movie fans. We’ve visited Mondo in Austin, Texas to discuss the enormous impact that they’ve had on bringing illustrated film art back into the limelight.
We’ll even be profiling some collectors of movie poster art and speaking with them about its importance, how to store it and how to frame it (yep. we’re going so far as to visit a frame manufacturer to get an inside look on custom framing movie art).
To top it all off, we’re putting together a one of a kind gallery show featuring a ton of original posters from some really incredible artists.
As you can see the list of interviewees is impressive to say the least. Here are a few more that will be participating, see if you recognize any of your favorites.
“Show Us The Goods Contest”
Post No Joes Productions is proud to announce commencement of the “Show Us the Goods” Contest. In an effort to promote our upcoming film “Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six”, Post No Joes is giving poster art collectors, fans, and even amateur artists a chance to appear in the film by uploading a 15 second video of you showing off your favorite poster from your collection.
It can be an official piece of marketing material like a one-sheet, a limited edition screenprint inspired by any film, or even a poster that you’ve created yourself. Winning submissions will be strung together and played in the film over the end credits. Simply visit www.twentyfourbythirtysix.com for more information and to upload your submission.
Like any Kickstarter campaign there are different pledge levels with different rewards. Artist Matt Ryan Tobin, John Alvin, and Poster Posse Member Paul Ainsworth have both created official screenprints, created exclusively for the film and only available through the Kickstarter campaign. There are also some other goodies that you will want to get for sure.
Matt Ryan Tobin Regular – Metallic Ink
Matt Ryan Tobin – Variant (GID layer)
Paul Ainsworth – Regular (Metallic Ink)
Paul Ainsworth – Variant (GID Layer)
If you go to gallery exhibits and wait half the day in long lines, troll artist alley at Comic Con looking for new artists, hit ‘refresh’ on your computer trying desperately to get prints that are released “at a random time”, own a flat file, or simply love movie art posters and the people behind them then THIS is the Kickstarter project you have been waiting for. EVERY bit helps so click HERE to head on over to get more info about this incredible passion project.