7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

Raiders!

USA, 2015
Archives 2015
Raiders
Thu, Nov 19 7:00 PM Buy

description

In 1982, three 11-year-olds in Mississippi decided to do a shot-for-shot remake of RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Over seven summers childhood friends Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb worked together to reproduce each scene, act out each line of dialogue, and re-create every stunt that their allowances could finance. They finished every scene except one: the final airplane scene. That would take another 25 years. In 2002 Eli Roth got his hands on a VHS copy of the RAIDERS fan film and screened it at a 24-hour binge-viewing festival. With Hollywood now behind them, the childhood friends – who were determined to never work together again – come together to film that final scene. This is their story.

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

SXSW 2015
HotDocs 2015
Fantasia International Film Festival 2015

DIRECTORS BIO:

Jeremy Coon was an editor and producer on NAPOLEON DYNAMITE among others. RAIDERS! is his directorial debut.

Tim Skousen makes documentaries, narrative films, and commercials. He is known for the films ZERO PERCENT and THE SASQUATCH GANG. RAIDERS! is his second feature documentary.

press for Raiders!

"The mother of all fan movies."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
"RAIDERS! captures the obsessive hold movies have on young people’s imaginations."
- VARIETY

details

Comedy / Action

18+ Licensed Screening
105 Minutes

credits

Directors
Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen

Executive Producer
Kyle Newman

Producers
Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen

Screenplay
Jeremy Coon, Tim Skousen

Cinematographers
Ed Stephenson, Tim Irwin

Editing
Barry Poltermann, Tim Skousen

Website
www.raidersdoc.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/raidersdoc

Twitter
@raidersdoc

community

Presenting Partner

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