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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.

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Recent News Updates

NYC Council Member Mark Levine

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Hammer to Nail

Great conversation with fellow #SXSW alum Jeremy Workman (who I owe an e-mail to!) talking about his documentary The World Before Your Feet with his subject Matt Green. Catch it when it comes to your neck of the woods!

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Fellow filmmakers! Do you know the difference between DVD and DCP? Do you hate having to deal with tech specs when you’re just trying to focus on making the best film you can? Upstart Film Collective can help! The production team behind the wildly successful documentary Getting Over has almost 40 years of combined experience in providing editorial and finishing services to some of the biggest names in the industry today. If you’re in production or pre-pro and are looking to consult on workflow solutions, or are in post or recently completed your project and just need a compliant DCP for delivery to festivals, you’ve come to the right place! We can even help if you need voiceover or onscreen talent! Get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can help make your project reach its potential!

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Announcement day! We are proud to report that Getting Over has been accepted to SF DocFest – The San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, and we’ll be making our west coast #premiere on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 5pm at the Roxie Theater! If you’re in the Bay Area, come on out and join us for this special screening followed by a Q&A with director Jason Charnick! #OneNightOnly … #sanfrancisco #sfdocfest #sfindie #indiefilmmakers #supportindiefilm #film #filmfestival #movies #documentary #nyc #bronx #addiction #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #prison #aids #family #kickstarter #indiegogo #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Timeline Photos

No, it’s not the Riddler International Film Festival… it’s still a secret! But we’ll have some excited news to share in the upcoming days! Stay tuned! … #indiefilmmakers #supportindiefilm #film #filmfestival #movies #documentary #nyc #bronx #secret #sssh #addiction #drugs #heroin #prison #aids #family #kickstarter #indiegogo #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Bad Date Kate

Greetings Getting Over fans! Wanted to tell you about this fantastic animation project by Mary White, the wonderfully talented wife of our amazing composer, Jason David White – Guitarist/Composer. Check it out, and support this fantastic project!

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NYC officials plan urgent bone recovery at Hart Island | Newsday

New York City is finally addressing the issue of erosion of graves on Hart Island.

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Congrats to our friends & colleagues at The World Before Your Feet on their acceptance to this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston! If you’re in the area between 4/25-5/2, go check them out!

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Thunder Road

Are you a short filmmaker looking to expand your project into a feature length film? Take a look at this film lab hosted by our friends and colleagues over at Thunder Road!

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The World Premiere of Getting Over might be the end of one long journey, but in reality, it’s just the beginning. And for any long journey, it helps to have friends along for the ride. Very exciting to be a member of Film Independent almost 25 years after I was first an IFP member in New York City. Very excited to take advantage of all their filmmaker benefits, time to take things up a notch!

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Interview: Jason Charnick on A Personal Tale of the Tapes in Getting Over

New interview!

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I made this last week and I’ve just been dying waiting to unleash it. Happy 300 everyone, I thank you and appreciate your support!

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SXSW Film Festival 2018

A sampling of our adventures in Austin, Texas!

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Photos from Getting Over's post

#SXSW Recap: We saw a ton of movies, met a ton of great people, and collected a ton of business cards. But three films stood out amongst a strong overall slate and just forced you to notice them: Leigh Whannell’s Upgrade from Blumhouse is a high tech sci-fi thriller that grabs you by the throat from the start and never lets go! Jeremy Workman’s The World Before Your Feet is both a love letter to New York and a reminder to see the beauty in the little things, among so much more. Workman’s dedication to the project alone makes this a must-watch! Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road, winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Feature, is a raw, unflinching look at modern day family life in the heartland. Its smooth camerawork and pure authenticity make it a true standout.

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GETTING OVER – Hammer to Nail

Getting Over is “thoroughly cinematic” and “more than delivers!” – Chris Reed, Hammer To Nail

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Film Threat

Ladies and gentlemen, we present our first official #SXSW review! Spoiler alert: 8 out of 10… wow!!!

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Jason David White - Guitarist/Composer

Selections from our score are now available on Soundcloud! Give a listen to some of the amazing work of our composer, Jason David White!

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We’re gonna broadcast our World Premiere Q&A LIVE here on Facebook tonight. Be here at 6:45 PST/9:45 EST tonight to join in on the fun!!!

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#Tonight #WorldPremiere #GettingOverFilm #AlamoDrafthouse #Ritz #SXSW #Austin #Texas #NuffSaid

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Getting Over makes its world premiere this tomorrow night at the #SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas!!! #1Day #Tomorrow #WorldPremiere #TheBronxInvadesAustin #DoIt #DoItNow

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It’s real, and it’s spectacular! #SXSW

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#2Days #WorldPremiere #GetYourAssToAustin Getting Over makes its world premiere this Sunday at the #SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas!!!

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#3Days #WorldPremiere #AustinHereWeCome Getting Over makes its world premiere this Sunday at the #SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas!!!

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12 Kickstarter-Funded Films to Watch at SXSW 2018

Hey look, we made Kickstarter’s latest blog! A very special thanks to the 100 backers who initially supported us back in 2012, we wouldn’t be here without 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!!!


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:


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


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:


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


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