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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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Remembering one of the best “on-set” meals we had while shooting Getting Over. We visited the world famous Shopsin’s General Store on Essex St. in #NewYorkCity back in 2013, where we met the subjects of the #documentary, I Like Killing Flies. Delicious food served by interesting characters… well worth the trip! … #throwbackthursday #tbt #shopsins #nyc #eastvillage #diner #dinerfood #breakfast #foodporn #omelet #craftservices #supportindiefilm #delish @ Shopsin’s

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#ThrowbackThursday! Remembering our world premiere this past March at #SXSW. We’ve commemorated this special event by framing up our postcards and badges with the only remaining tickets from each screening in #Austin, along with the complete #filmfestival program. So proud and honored to be included… still feels like a dream! … Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon! We’re not done yet! … #supportindiefilm #indiefilmmaker #filmmaking #documentary #addiction #recovery #heroin #drugs #bronx #texas #alamodrafthouse #tbt

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#Addiction does not discriminate. Addiction doesn’t care how much money you have, addiction doesn’t care how famous you are. Addiction can happen to anyone, and there is no cure. … “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome… I will keep fighting.” – Demi Lovato … Sending our best to you, @ddlovato on your recovery, and letting you know that with love and understanding, you can do this and you are never alone! … #demilovato #lovatics #opioidepidemic #opioidcrisis #drugs #recovery #sobriety #recoveryispossible #love #understanding

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Camera tests for our new #short #film… coming soon! Got a #camera? Go make a #movie! … #panasonic #lumix #camera #4k #video #filmmaking #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #diy #zerobudget

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The Hart Island Project

Please consider donating to this very important cause, and best wishes to all our supporters for a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Always exciting to see a great #documentary on the #bigscreen! … #mrrogers #neighborhood #wontyoubemyneighbor #movies #film #childhood #memories … p.s. It’s currently 1pm in case you thought we were at #rockyhorror! (or thought it was a doc!) 🤪

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The World Before Your Feet

So excited for our friends and colleagues with this fantastic film! Follow them on Facebook and go check it out when it hits a theater near you!

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The final panel of Arnie Charnick’s three- Panel #mural installation at the #HotelEdison in #NYC, “Troupe du Jour” spans 1904-35 and the world of entertainment at the time. Check it out today! … : ©️Howard Sherman … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #artist #art #newyorkcity #timessquare #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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The panel “Loosey Deucey” spans 1965-90. It is crowded with hookers, porn houses and X-rated titles. It is seen through the viewpoint of Travis Bickle, the title character of “Taxi Driver.” … “I prefer Times Squares funky to Disney,” said Charnick…. Arnie Charnick’s three #mural installation at the #HotelEdison in #NYC is now open! … : © Howard Sherman … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #artist #art #newyorkcity #timessquare #bronx #taxidriver #taxi #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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“Post-War Whoopee” covers 1935-65. It is anchored by an image of the iconic V-J Day kiss. Arnie Charnick’s three #mural installation at the #HotelEdison in #NYC is now open! … : ©️ Howard Sherman … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #artist #art #newyorkcity #timessquare #bronx #taxidriver #taxi #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Arnie Charnick’s three #mural installation at the #HotelEdison in #NYC is almost complete! Stay tuned for a special look at this new, most ambitious work! … : Anthony DelMundo/NYDN … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #artist #art #painting #newyorkcity #timessquare #bronx #taxidriver #taxi #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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A little R&R after a whirlwind #WestCoastPremiere at #SFDocFest in #SanFrancisco. … #paradise #halfmoonbay #mavericks #california #bayarea #norcal #nofilter

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Thanks again to the team at #SFDocFest and the @Roxie_Theater for hosting us and putting on such a fun festival! Hope we can make it back to see more wonderful #documentary #films next year! … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #movies #hartisland #orchardbeach #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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TONIGHT!!! Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere at the @Roxie_Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #hartisland #orchardbeach #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Director Jason Charnick and his uncle Arnie prepare to board the ferry to Hart Island. Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this Sunday at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! You can now purchase tickets through Facebook! Visit http://bit.ly/SFDocFestTix for direct access to ticket sales! #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerlife #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #hartisland #orchardbeach #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Arnie Charnick relaxes at home while discussing his brother’s drug addiction and life of crime. Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this June 10th at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of SF DocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! You can now purchase tickets through Facebook! Visit http://bit.ly/SFDocFestTix for direct access to ticket sales! #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #hartisland #orchardbeach #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Stuart Birnbaum, Founder and CEO of the Lakehouse Recovery Center in Westlake VIllage, CA overlooking gorgeous Lake Sherwood grabs the #SFDocFest excitement! We were very lucky enough for Stuart to share his experience in the #addiction treatment industry with us, and he was also one of the writers of the #1980s classic #comedy, Summer School! Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this June 10th at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! You can now purchase tickets through Facebook! Visit http://bit.ly/SFDocFestTix for direct access to ticket sales! #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #baseball #mlb #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Former #Detroit #Tigers pitcher, and the last 30 game winner, Denny McLain discusses his time in prison at #Talladega Federal Correctional Institution with Ray Charnick in 1986-87. Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this June 10th at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! You can now purchase tickets through Facebook! Visit http://bit.ly/SFDocFestTix for direct access to ticket sales! #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #baseball #mlb #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Director Jason Charnick and his uncle Arnie reminisce about the good ol’ days in the #Bronx with his father’s childhood friend, Dave Shapiro. … Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this June 10th at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! Stay tuned for further details, and hope to see you there! … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerslife #filmmakersofinstagram #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #moviemaking #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Friends, Romans, Countrymen in #SanFrancisco! Lend me your eyeballs for 79 minutes! Getting Over is making its #WestCoastPremiere this June 10th at the #Roxie Theater at 5pm as part of #SFDocFest! Come on out and join us for a special Q&A session after the film! Stay tuned for further details, and hope to see you there! … #independentfilm #indiefilm #indiefilmmaker #indiefilmmaking #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #filmmaker #filmmakerslife #filmmakersofinstagram #filmfestival #sfindie #sanfran #newyorkcity #bronx #aids #drugs #heroin #opioidcrisis #documentary #movies #moviemaking #film #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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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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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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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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