Maybe you’ve made a fan film before. Maybe you’ve spent hours creating a cosplay or fan art. Have you ever spent decades making a shot for shot remake of your favorite franchise?
The upcoming film RAIDERS!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made follows a trio of kids from the 1980’s as they worked to recreate Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot. They nearly burned their house down, used real snakes, and spent their childhood living out their fandom.
Here’s the official synopsis:
After Steven Spielberg’s classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene…except one; the film’s explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project’s culmination, chronicling the friends’ dedication to their artistic vision-mixed in with some movie magic-to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.
RAIDERS! Comes to select theaters and VOD June 17th, 2016.