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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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Don’t have a SmartTV? Streaming on a computer not your thing? We’re also available on almost every major cable and satellite provider’s VOD in the USA and Canada, including Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Verizon FIOS, Dish Network & DirecTV. Here’s what we look like on Frontier Communications. So exciting to see it on our own cable system!

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Photos from Getting Over's post

Looking for afforable stocking stuffers? Getting Over comes in both DVD and Blu-ray flavors at many fine retailers, including Amazon.com, Target, Barnes & Noble and Walmart. At prices so low, you just can’t say no!

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Getting Over has an 8.4/10 user rating over on IMDb! Check out the incredible user reviews, and then watch directly on Amazon from there! https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4318576/

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Getting Over - Now Available to Own & Rent!

The film that SXSW called a “deeply personal, beautifully crafted film” is now available to watch on all your favorite streaming platforms! Visit our official web site now for quick links to over a dozen different viewing options! http://www.gettingoverfilm.com

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Getting Over

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The sun’ll come out… TOMORROW! Over six years in the making, and now only ONE day left to wait for the release of the film that FilmThreat rated an 8 out of 10! We’re so excited to share the fruits of our labor with you. Hope you check it out, and we’d love to hear from you when you do! https://apple.co/2NlYipn https://amzn.to/2PgRoDH

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Only TWO more days until you can get your hands on the documentary that SXSW calls a “deeply personal, beautifully assembled film.” Preorder your copy today and watch it first thing Tuesday morning! https://apple.co/2NlYipn https://amzn.to/2PgRoDH

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Getting Over is releasing IN 3 DAYS!!! Preorder your copy today on Amazon & iTunes, or watch it on Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft Store, DirecTV and so, so much more! And after you watch, please get in touch and let us know what you think! https://apple.co/2NlYipn https://amzn.to/2PgRoDH

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Timeline Photos

That time when we fired up @ubuntu_os in a #virtualmachine on an @apple #Mac to build and export our #DCP’s for delivery to @tugginc for our #theatrical #selfdistribution! If you need help making a #homebrew DCP, don’t hesitate to get in touch! #tbt #throwbackthursday #postproduction #independentfilm #supportindiefilm #diy #100000frames #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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SXSW Alumni Film Releases – November 2018

What an amazing group of new releases to be a part of! “Jason Charnick’s deeply personal, beautifully assembled film is a journey into family, unearthing secrets, revelations, and raising questions of past, present, and future.” – SXSW

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Getting Over is now on Tugg! Stay tuned for more info about New York and Los Angeles screenings coming soon! Other cities will be added shortly! If you’re interested in hosting a theatrical screening in your area, visit our official web site at gettingoverfilm.com , and click the “Host a Screening” link at the top of the page!

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The World Before Your Feet

We LOVE this film! Opening in New York and Los Angeles in a little over 2 weeks! Check it out at the Nuart in LA if you’re local, you won’t be disappointed!

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Photos from Getting Over's post

Just catching up on a few pics from our recent trip to Fayetteville, North Carolina for the Indigo Moon Film Festival. Such a fantastic fest, can’t wait to visit again soon!

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My rookie season on the film festival circuit. – Jason Charnick – Medium

Our director, Jason Charnick, just posted a story on Medium about his experiences taking Getting Over around the film festival circuit over the past year. If you have an interest in film festivals or independent movies, and what taking your picture around the circuit is like, we hope you check it out! http://bit.ly/GettingOverMediumArticle

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Getting Over

One year ago at this time we were making our Kickstarter rewards, and in just 4 weeks, you’ll all be able to buy copies for yourself! Visit Amazon and pre-order your copy on DVD or Blu-ray TODAY! Releasing November 27! https://amzn.to/2PgRoDH

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Filmmaker Magazine

A little Friday night light reading, an interview with America’s premier documentarian, Frederick Wiseman.

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Getting Over - Available Now on DVD & Blu-ray!

Physical media more your speed? Getting Over is now available for pre-order on DVD & Blu-ray, exclusively on Amazon.com! Follow the link below and be the first to see the film that Hammer To Nail calls “throughly cinematic” and says it “more than delivers!” Releasing November 27, purchase your copy today! https://amzn.to/2PgRoDH

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The World Before Your Feet

New Yorkers! Check out this fantastic documentary we were honored to be in the company of at SXSW! If you love the city, and you love movies, you won’t be disappointed!

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Getting Over... now available on iTunes!

Getting Over is now available on iTunes! Follow the link below and be the first to see the film that won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at this year’s Indigo Moon Film Festival! Releasing November 27, purchase your copy today! https://apple.co/2NlYipn

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Getting Over’s film festival run is now at an end… but it’s really just the beginning! In partnership with Gravitas Ventures, we’ll be available on DVD, Blu-ray and almost all major streaming platforms! Starting tomorrow, you’ll be able to pre-order on iTunes and Amazon, releasing officially on November 27, 2018! Stay tuned for pre-order links to be one of the first on your block to get the movie that FilmThreat rates an 8 out 10!

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Photos from Getting Over's post

Getting Over has won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature award at the 2018 Indigo Moon Film Festival!!! What a way to wrap up our festival run! Thanks again to the wonderful team at the festival, and the awesome people of Fayetteville, NC for coming out to support our little flick! Stay tuned, more exciting news coming TOMORROW, on how you can see Getting Over from the comfort of your own home!

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Indigo Moon Film Festival

We had a blast at this fantastic festival in Fayetteville, NC! Thanks for having us, and thanks to all those that came out to watch!

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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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