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Thank you for visiting the official web site of GETTING OVER, an independent feature-length documentary by Jason Charnick about his father Ray, a hardcore heroin & cocaine addict and petty criminal who passed away from complications due to AIDS in 1997. We are now available in stores on DVD & Blu-ray, and online on all your favorite streaming platforms! Click the logos below to rent or purchase the movie that SXSW called a “deeply personal, beautifully crafted film.”

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5 likes, 3 comments3 weeks ago

‘Getting Over’: A Micro-Budget Case Study

Fellow filmmakers and film fans! Do you have an interest in the business side of film? Or just plain ol’ interested in learning more about Getting Over’s own journey to the big screen? Director Jason Charnick has written a new case study for the Sundance Institute chronicling the history of the film, from development to distribution. Check it out on Sundance’s Medium page now! http://bit.ly/GettingOverCaseStudy

2 likes, 0 comments3 weeks ago

Amazon Prime Video audiences have spoken and they LOVE Getting Over! Rent, buy or watch FREE with Prime today! Join us on Friday, June 21 at 1pm PST/4pm EST for a special Facebook Live broadcast with Director Jason Charnick, discussing the film and reading some viewer mail! http://bit.ly/GettingOverAmazonPrime http://bit.ly/GettingOverAmazonPrimeUK

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To all those dads we’ve loved and lost… to all those still trying to check their fantasy teams while their kids tug at their pants… and to those still dreaming of the day they hold their newborn in their arms… from all of us here at Getting Over, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day!!!

6 likes, 0 comments4 weeks ago

Getting Over - Now on Amazon Prime Video UK!!!

Getting Over is now available on Amazon Prime Video UK! Great Britain, here’s your chance to see the darling of the SXSW Film Festival 2018! “A man discovers a box of interviews with his father, a life-long heroin addict who died of AIDS in 1997. What he finds will uncover generations of family secrets, forcing him to redefine his own past, doubt his present, and question his future.” Buy or rent the film on Amazon Prime Video UK now, or watch FREE with Prime! http://bit.ly/GettingOverAmazonPrimeUK

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Tuesday is #Reviewsday here at Getting Over! Not a day has gone by that we haven’t heard from someone who’s been positively affected by the film. Stay tuned for further details for an upcoming Facebook Live #Reviewsday next week where Director/Producer Jason Charnick will be reading some more viewer mail, and talking about the film and the current state of its release, including now being available to UK audiences on Amazon Prime Video!

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The comments continue to pour in, this time from a judge in California who thinks we should be required viewing for all judges! Well, even if that’s not about to happen, we hope judges across the land can find the wisdom to view addicts before them as humans deserving of dignity, so that they can be appropriately handled as some make their unfortunate way through the criminal justice system.

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Upstart Film Collective

Our production company, Upstart Film Collective, has just launched on Facebook! Check it out and watch some of our older films, now exclusive to Amazon Prime Video!

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Thanks to all those that entered our Bluray Giveaway contest! Winners will be notified by e-mail shortly!

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We shared the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz with Bill Hader and the Barry team for our premieres at SXSW 2018, and now, a year and a half and 2 superlative seasons of television later, we’re honored to share a spot next to an already classic show on IMDb’s ranking of last year’s festival entrants. See what all the fuss is about. Watch Getting Over NOW for FREE – with a Prime membership – on Amazon Prime Video now! https://amzn.to/2ArjqGg Kudos to Bill, Alec and the whole squad behind Barry. We hope you’re around to make us both laugh AND cringe at the same time for many years to come!

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Getting Over is getting over the pond! We’ll be premiering in the UK soon so stay tuned for more info!

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BLURAY GIVEAWAY! Sign up to the Upstart Film Collective mailing list by June 3rd, and be entered for a chance to win a copy of our original Special Edition Blu-ray, complete with 35 additional minutes of bonus features, including animated menus, 4 featurettes, a deleted scene, and a full length comic about the study of addiction. You can also listen to the isolated score track by our composer, Jason David White – Guitarist/Composer! NOT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC!!! Sign up now and be the first on your block to learn about fun and exciting new productions from Upstart Film Collective! http://www.upstartfilmcollective.com/contact

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Getting Over

Stay tuned for a special bluray giveaway to own a copy of the Getting Over special edition NOT AVAILABLE to the public!

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The reviews continue to roll in, including a stellar 4 star rating on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can watch the film for FREE right now! https://amzn.to/2ArjqGg

3 likes, 0 comments2 months ago

Timeline Photos

With the recent announcement about #SFDocFest 2019’s official selections, we’re celebrating #throwbackthursday by looking back at our slot in last year’s festival and subsequent appearance winning the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the @indigomoonfilmfest. We are currently ranked 6th out of 45 movies from last year’s DocFest on @imdb! If you haven’t checked us out yet, what are you waiting for?!?! . . . #documentary #independentfilm #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #sfindie #sanfrancisco #sanfran #roxietheater #filmfestival #bigscreen #newyork #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #addiction #movies #film #cinema #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Getting Over

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A Journey into the Past: A Conversation with Filmmaker Jason Charnick

Another great featured article about our screenings in Asbury Park, NJ, this time from Jersey Shore Vibe. Come on out to Bees on Bangs tonight and tomorrow at 7pm!

3 likes, 1 comments2 months ago

New Jersey Stage Issue 58

Our featured article in New Jersey Stage magazine is now available! Facebook won’t let me tag you guys!

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Upstart Film Collective | A 21st century production company.

The hottest web site of 2006 is back with a vengeance! Take a look at the new Upstart Film Collective, watch our entire film library – almost all for FREE – and sign up to be the first on the block to see what’s coming next!

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"Getting Over" to be screened at Art Tank in Asbury Park April 26-27

Here’s a preview of our upcoming New Jersey screenings, courtesy of New Jersey Stage! Full length article and interview coming soon! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNJStagePreview

3 likes, 1 comments2 months ago

FREE SCREENING!!! Come on out this Friday & Saturday at 7pm at the Bees on Bangs Art Collective in Asbury Park, NJ! Join us for the film currently ranked 4th on IMDb’s list of 128 films from SXSW 2018, and stay for Q&A’s with director Jason Charnick after each show!

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More comments coming in from our fantastic viewers and fans, and we are humbled and honored. If you’ve seen the film, we’d always love to hear from you too!

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SXSW 2018: Trending Titles - IMDb

IMDb has a running list of 128 titles from SXSW 2018, and over a year later, we’re still ranked number FIVE by user rating with an 8.3/10! See what all the fuss is about! Streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and all major cable VOD providers!

5 likes, 1 comments2 months ago

I am truly humbled by every. single. person. who watches our film and is moved by it. This message came in from a random stranger this weekend, and I wanted to share it. Getting Over is now available to watch on all your favorite streaming platforms, and if you’ve seen it, we’d LOVE to hear from you!

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And down the stretch we come!

Howdy fans and well-wishers!

Wanted to let you all know that we’ve been making major strides on the film in the last couple of months! There’s still a little editing left to go, but we have the majority of the film in a really good place. The video is currently in the hands of our colorist, Sam Dlugach, and the audio is with our new sound editor/designer, Stephen Selvaggio, and we’re spending a majority of our time now meticulously cleaning and restoring all of our archival footage. It’s not a trivial task by any means, and we’re taking the necessary amount of time to do it right! We also have the good folks over at Framework Studio on the project, working on graphics and titles for us as we get closer to locking the picture!

Thanks again to all you for your continued support and patience. We’re finally coming down the home stretch, and we only have you to thank for helping to make it happen! Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the finish line!

We reached our goal!!!

Thanks to everyone who attended our wildly successful Casino Night and helped up reach our Indiegogo campaign goal! Through a new feature over at Indiegogo, we are able to continue raising funds even after the main campaign has ended. We are confident we are at a point where we can complete the film, but any and all additional help is greatly appreciated, as it will enable us to expand our reach, submit to additional festivals, and aim for a wider home video release!

So if you haven’t donated yet, please check us out by clicking the CONTRIBUTE NOW button above!

Indiegogo Campaign & Live Casino Party Event!!!

Greetings!

Our latest update is to let you know that our Indiegogo campaign is now live! We are currently raising finishing funds for the film, and any and all help is greatly appreciated! You can visit the campaign by clicking the CONTRIBUTE NOW button below the homepage title image, or by clicking the link below:

http://igg.me/at/gettingoverfilm

The campaign will culminate with a live Casino Party event at the Petroleum Club in Long Beach, California on February 28th!

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You’re all invited to come out for a fantastic night of fun, food, drink, and most importantly, gaming & prizes! You can visit the Indiegogo campaign at the link above to purchase your tickets directly, or RSVP at our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/340884032758575/

Thanks again for your ongoing support, we hope to see you at the Casino Party!

 

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