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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 will be updating this site frequently during the festival run of GETTING OVER starting with its world premiere in March 2018. You can see our news updates below. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (you can also check out our feed right at the top of this page), and Twitter, like us on Facebook, or share us on various social media platforms using the sidebar to the left. You can also sign up for direct e-mail updates by completing the form below.

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Recent News Updates

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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#4Days #WorldPremiere #TheLittleEngineThatCould Getting Over makes its world premiere this Sunday at the #SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas!!!

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What’s Up Doc? Hao Wu, Khalik Allah & Jenny Murray Top March Must See Doc List

We’re not specifically mentioned in the article, but we did just land at 26 on IONCINEMA.com’s Top 100 upcoming documentaries. We’re climbing the charts fast!

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#5Days #WorldPremiere #TheBronxInvadesAustin Getting Over makes its world premiere this Sunday at the #SXSW Film Festival in #Austin, #Texas!!!

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Learn more about Getting Over from our director Jason Charnick at #SXSW’s Filmmaker in Focus series!

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#6Days #WorldPremiere #PinchMeImDreaming

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My 80’s playlist, a venti Starbucks, and a stack of postcards getting sticked. Easy like Sunday morning.

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#ThrowbackThursday time! Check out your humble director as a little tyke flexing some big muscles! This photo was taken sometime between 1979-1981 as my mom, my grandfather (on the left) and I visited my dad in prison. And no, that’s not clown makeup on my mom and dad, the original picture became warped from almost 40 years of age! #tbt #sxsw

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More print materials! We got two sets of postcards and shiny new business cards ready for some intense #SXSW networking!

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Our new one-sheet poster is ready! These are headed to Austin right now for the #SXSW Excellence in Poster Design Competition! We might be a small, independent movie, but we do it up BIG for our posters! Let us know what you think!

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Get well soon, Kevin Smith! You are a constant inspiration! #snoogans #fcp4life

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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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