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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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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!

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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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Getting Over's cover photo

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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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Friendly reminder! Getting Over is screening this weekend at the Indigo Moon Film Festival in Fayetteville, North Carolina! Come join us and say hello! More exciting news coming later this week!

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Indigo Moon Film Festival

Hey North Carolinians! Come see Getting Over play at the Indigo Moon Film Festival in Fayetteville on Saturday, October 13 at 3:45 at the Loge, upstairs at the Cameo Art Theater in downtown!

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Getting Over - Coming Soon to DVD & Bluray

The award-winning independent documentary darling Getting Over is coming to home video this fall! Stay tuned for more information on how you can watch the movie Hammer To Nail called “thoroughly cinematic,” and said that it “more than delivers!” Getting Over proudly made its world premiere in March 2018 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. Like & follow us now for more exclusive news and to find out when Getting Over is coming to your town!

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Congrats to our friends and colleagues at Love Gilda on their theatrical #premiere! As is mentioned in Getting Over, I lost my Jewish mother to ovarian cancer in 1998, grew up with Gilda, and always felt a deep affinity for her and her comedy. And as a hardcore Saturday Night Live fan and collector of TV memorabilia, one of my most cherished items is an authentic Gilda Radner autograph, kept in a custom designed and built card and case, created in the style of an old card product from 1991 from a defunct company called Star Pics. All the best from Getting Over and best wishes on continued success! #documentary #independentfilm #indiefilm #supportindiefilm #filmmaking #comedy #movies #film #tv #nbc #snl #saturdaynightlive #livefromnewyork #itssaturdaynight #gilda #gildaradner #genewilder #lovegilda #tribeca #cnnfilms #starpics #cardcollector #newyorkcity #nyc #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm #fuckcancer

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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Congrats to our friends and colleagues over at The World Before Your Feet on their selection in this year’s Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival! A truly dynamite lineup this year, if you want a little taste of New York flavor right in the heart of Arkansas, go check it out!

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The Hart Island Project

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Sending all our best to the east coast and our new friends at @indigomoonfilmfest. Please stay safe, we’re thinking about you out here in California! … #filmfestival #hurricaneflorence #fayettevillenc #northcarolina #staysafe

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Timeline Photos

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! If you’re in the Fayetteville, NC area, you’re invited to come see the East Coast premiere of Getting Over at the Indigo Moon Film Festival! We’ll be screening at the LOGE, the upstairs theater at the Cameo Art House Theatre, located at 225 1/2 Hay Street in historic downtown Fayetteville on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3:45pm. Hope you can make it!

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Just because we have some fun new stuff coming your way soon, doesn’t mean we’re getting over Getting Over just yet! We’re proud to announce our acceptance to the upcoming Indigo Moon Film Festival in Fayetteville, NC this October! Stay tuned for screening info!

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Getting Over's cover photo

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More goodies have arrived in anticipation of our new Upstart Film Collective web series… there’s gold (and gum!) in them that packs! Go to to subscribe now and get first access to our new promo video coming next week! … #comingsoon #webshow #webseries #1980s #80s #1970s #70s #popculture #classictv #sitcom #boxbreak #packcrack #waxpacks #topps #donruss #fleer #comedy #filmmaking #sports #gum #bubblegum

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Timeline Photos

Look at these bad boys!!! Join your humble director and friend Christopher W. Jones as we crack these (and much more!) open in a new web show coming soon to an internet near you! Promo to follow shortly!

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Getting Over's cover photo

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Getting Over

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5:19 To Molina

Throwback Thursday! Before Getting Over, we cut our teeth on short-form documentary with a strong sense of comedy. Take a look back with us as your fearless director runs his mouth (and his legs) as he tries to beat a Major League baseball player in a race to first base!

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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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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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