Who We Are
Click below to learn more about the filmmakers involved in the making of GETTING OVER.
Click below to learn more about the filmmakers involved in the making of GETTING OVER.
Watch the fundraising trailer in HD, and explore other video clips and media surrounding the film.
Our special thanks go out to everyone who contributed to our movie via Kickstarter & Indiegogo and beyond!
Thank you for visiting the official web site of GETTING OVER, an independent, hour-long documentary by Jason Charnick about his father Ray, a hardcore heroin & cocaine addict and petty criminal who passed away due to AIDS in 1997.
We will be updating this site frequently during the production of the film, which will be premiering worldwide Summer 2017. You can see our news updates below. Please follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or share us on various social media platforms.
Pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with our friends over at Word Factory Transcription Services to provide captioning for the hearing impaired. Very excited to help make the film be accessible to all! #indiefilm #documentary #transcription #closedcaptioning
The film may be complete, but we’re just getting started! Next up, DVD & Blu-rays for our original Kickstarter & Indiegogo patrons! #adobe #photoshop #boxart #indiefilm #documentary #drugs #heroin #addiction #aids #bronx #newyorkcity #kickstarter #indiegogo
It isn’t lost on me that what should be a joyous occasion – celebrating the finish of the film I consider my ode to New York – takes place the same day we remember so many brave New Yorkers who lost their lives. Hope I did you all proud. #indiefilm #documentary #bronx #drugs #addiction #heroin #aids
#Indie #filmmakers of #Facebook! Why does making your own #DCP feel like climbing a mountain?!?! The info online feels like it’s all from 2013, forums are dead, and no one seems to know (or share) that Premiere Pro CC 2017 can read JPEG2000 MXF’s natively! I know you still need to test on a projector with a finished DCP, but this seems to be a great way to QC your #OpenDCP conversions in-house! Is anyone else using a similar workflow? #adobe #premierepro #documentary #indiefilm #filmmaking
Busy week coming up for Getting Over!!! We’re throwing our hat in the ring for 3 more festivals, and finishing up our shiny new 5.1 surround sound mix with the incomparable Juan Campos of Racketsound! We’re also hard at work on the DVD & Blu-ray which will also be completed THIS WEEK! If you contributed to the film through either Kickstarter or Indiegogo, watch your inbox for surveys coming soon on how to get one! Until then, enjoy the last in our series of web vignettes, a story about Ray Charnick crossing paths with infamous mobster, Gregory Scarpa. #documentary #indiefilm #dvd #bluray #kickstarter #indiegogo #surroundsound #mafia #scarpa #addiction #drugs #heroin #AIDS
It’s official! We are “in consideration” for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival! #sundance #documentary #indiefilm #withoutabox #addiction #drugs #aids #festivalseason
Happy Eclipse Day everybody! Great news to report – this past weekend we finished our sound editing and design work, and are moving into *literally* the last step, the final sound mix! We have the wonderful team at Racketsound on the job, and are jumping in this week with both feet! And more exciting news coming later this week! Until then, enjoy this week’s web vignette, a newly remastered “Heroin Chic.” #documentary #indiefilm #addiction #drugs #heroin #AIDS, #eclipse
The second in a series of four web vignettes, this week’s clip features my father Ray discussing when he was burned out of his prison cell for the crime of having AIDS… twice. #documentary #indiefilm #prison #aids #heroin #addiction
In 1997, Arnie Charnick uses a little-known quote by Bronx-born filmmaker Stanley Kubrick to illustrate his relationship to his brother Ray, and society at large. #documentary #indiefilm #drugs #heroin #addiction #kubrick #AIDS
Happy Friday, Getting Over followers! We wanted to share our newly updated Sneak Peek trailer with you before the weekend! We’ll be finished with the movie before the end of the month, as there are many festival deadlines coming up soon, so get ready for a steady diet of new updates!
stuck in a classic NYC traffic jam while working on the sound design! – with Stephen Selvaggio #audio #protools #nyctraffic #indiefilm #documentary
Greetings Getting Over fans and followers… my apologies for the dearth of updates over the last month. We’ve been dealing with an unexpected family loss, and are only now getting back into the swing of things. We just finished the final video today and we are moving quickly on finishing the sound editing and getting the mix done, and we are finished. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon! #indiefilm #documentary #addiction
Work hard, get stuff done, take a break, and now back to working hard! Christopher W. Jones Stephen Selvaggio #documentary #indiefilm #voiceover #beer
Gearing up for some sound design and our final voiceover session with the often imitated, never duplicated, Stephen Selvaggio! #documentary #indiefilm #aids #addiction #protools #voiceover #juicestudios
Our first interview is live and online! Our fearless director, Jason Charnick, had the pleasure of discussing Getting Over with Mary White over at her Matcha Talk with Mary White video blog and podcast! Her talented husband, Jason White is our composer! Check it out! #documentary #indiefillm #aids #addiction #matchatalk #matchatalkwithmarywhite #indie #music #composer
“You’re a taxpayer in America, you’re an AIDS activist. And I hope you feel good about that. It’s an American story; it’s a heroic story.” – Bono, Pasadena, CA, 5-20-17 #U2 #AIDS #addiction #documentary #indiefilm
Here’s a look at our original promo poster that we’re reworking in anticipation of the film’s completion! #documentary #indiefilm #graphicdesign #photoshop
Our first interview is coming up! We invite you to check out Mary White’s Matcha Talk with Mary White video blog and podcast, and stay tuned for more info about our episode coming soon! #documentary #indiefilm
Just finished an awesome session with our fantastic graphics guys at Framework Studio… you guys are gonna LOVE what they’ve cooked up for us! #documentary #indiefilm #gfx #aftereffects #cinema4d
Getting ready for our first interview discussing the film with the Matcha Talk with Mary White video blog and podcast! #documentary #indiefilm #indiedoc #readyformycloseup
The New York Daily News reports on the recent explosion of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse in the South Bronx. Experts say opiate consumption in the borough leveled off in the 1980s and ’90s but has now returned with a vengeance. #addiction #heroin #bronx #indiefilm #documentary
Back-to-back milestones hit! The opening sequence is locked and final!
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!
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!
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!
Your first look at GETTING OVER is here!
Making an independent film doesn’t just take hard work, it takes money, and though we are proud of stretching our limited budget as far as we already have, we need your help to finish the film and make it a reality.
We have all our footage “in the can,” but we still need to complete editing, hire a composer, a sound mixer, as well as a colorist, and then we will need funds to distribute DVD’s and Blu-ray Discs of the completed project, submit to various film festivals, etc.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to GETTING OVER, please click the DONATE button below. No donation is too small, and we can’t thank you enough for your generosity!