Ghostheads Among Tribeca Film Festival Selections

Ghostheads, a documentary that covers the Ghostbusters franchise and more, was selected for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and will be screened in progress.

Ghostheads, the upcoming documentary about the Ghostbusters franchise, was among those films selected for the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

The announcement came days before a Kickstarter campaign to fund post-production was scheduled to come to an end this evening. As of Thursday night, the campaign had raised $33,160, nearly $3000 over their goal of $30,197. Sony was gracious enough to throw in two pairs of tickets to the world premiere of Ghostbusters in New York. One pair is already gone but it’s certainly going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for someone wanting to see the franchise back on screen again.

The film is described on their Kickstarter website as being “a documentary that explores the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom, and looks back at the impact the franchise has had on the world over the past three decades.” Just as the case was with Back in Time, fans all over the world were interviewed as the film will feature “countless humanizing stories that will connect with audiences about comradery, overcoming obstacles, and that no one should ever feel alone or isolated.”

Among those that they have interviewed include Ivan Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Feig, Ernie Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver. Key cast and crew from both the original films and this summer’s upcoming film were interviewed.

Ghostheads will show what really separates a fandom from the rest. Every Ghosthead is unique. Every Franchise is its own.

The documentary, written and directed by Brendan Mertens, will be screened as a rough cut next month as a Work in Progress during the festival on Saturday, April 23 at 5:30pm at the Regal Battery Park Cinemas, with Q&A to follow. In the meantime, Ghostheads will have a panel at this month’s C2E2 in Chicago featuring producers Lee Leshen and Tommy Avallone.

Ghostheads will be released this July.