FOUND EMULSION Film Restoration/Rescue Documentary

FOUND EMULSION is about the film rescuers and the unique films they save.   FOUND EMULSION will spotlight those endangered and restored films from the silent era,  up to the 1990s, especially the odd, offbeat  cult classics. 

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR A THREE MINUTE TRAILER FOR FOUND EMULSION 

In 2016, I produced and directed LOST EMULSION, a 80 minute documentary on lost films.  Most documentaries/articles about film restoration focus on the silent and early sound era.  
36251944_1547781617318861_r.jpegCLEOPATRA with Theda Bara, a long lost film from 1917, is featured in LOST EMULSION.

FOUND EMULSION will tell of:
THE RESTORATION OF VINTAGE TV-  Many Television Production Companies destroyed or erased previously aired content.     I will include extremely rare TV clips from the 1950s that would have been otherwise lost or discarded.   We will talk about how a considerable portion of Dr. Who episodes are lost
THOSE B-MOVIES- Many movies made by "poverty row" studios, and those drive-in horror, rock-and-roll, teen angst films almost vanished forever.    We will spotlight the preservation of Bud Pollard's output of weird micro budgeted depression era films, including his almost never released 1932 shocker "The Horror"
EDUCATIONAL "CLASSROOM MOVIES" Those 16mm films we saw in school on good dental health, proper dating, school-bus etiquette and other subjects were often rescued out of dumpsters.   Once videotape became widely available to schools in the 1970's, many schools felt their 16mm library were now useless.

..and everything else

WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE ON FOUND EMULSION

Before Shelter-In-Place (Mid March 2020) we made some serious headway into producing FOUND
EMULSION.   The restrictions, to keep us safe truly slowed our efforts, which up until then included....

We interviewed film-maker/film historian Keith Crocker about how obscure, truly offbeat films once survived on VHS, and condensed Super 8mm versions.

We filmed a segment on cartoon historian Tommy Jose Stathes and his wonderful Brooklyn based "Cartoon Carnival"

A short segment filmed in Norway (by team member Vernon Gravdal) about the discovery of a complete print of Carl Dreyer's THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC.

Now (Late July 2020) things are coming back to life- places are opening up and filming can start to go back to normal.

HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED TO COMPLETE THE FILM

I intend FOUND EMULSION to be a feature film, with a larger budget.     This $8,400 will be used to create most of the film.   With monies from this campaign, I will film the first interviews- with local film restorers and collectors.  I will also use the funds to upgrade our equipment  from 1080p to 4K cameras and editing equipment.    We will purchase more microphones and data backup equipment.

A link to the  LOST EMULSION trailer is here-  Click here .
36251944_1553093760500866_r.jpegIt may say "safety film" but many film prints, including Eastman Color prints, which have a short shelf life, have faded and left for the trash bin.
36251944_1553093590608952_r.jpegTHE TERROR  The first horror "talkie",  from 1928, featuring the very first horror movie scream-  is lost

HERE ARE THE GIFTS FOR DONATING

ALL GIFTS OF OVER $25.00 COME WITH A FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE FINISHED FOUND EMULSION-
Expected Delivery- Late 2020

$25.00-
A Thank You on our website, lostemulsion.com, 

NEW GIFT- $35.00-   A Thank You on our website,  lostemulsion.com  and a link to a screener of our first documentary on lost films, LOST EMULSION and an offer to screen a rough cut of the Opening Sequence of the film, and put your creative input towards the finished product.  (I will need an e-mail address for this gift level)

$50.00-   The Thank You, LOST EMULSION, and a screener of our second documentary THE WENDY WILD STORY.     (I will need an e-mail address for this gift level)  
$120.00-  LOST EMULSION, WENDY WILD, the Thank You, plus you get to be in on the editing process.  I will send you a rough cut of what we have filmed up to this point.  (I will need an e-mail address for this gift level)
$ 500.00- All the above- plus an Executive Producer credit.  (I will need an e-mail address for this gift level)

EXTRA GIFT LEVEL-   $90.00   Get the Thank You, the two films, and your choice of an actual vintage one sheet
movie poster  (One sheet being 27 x 41 inches in  size)   Below you'll find a list of movie posters you can
choose from.

Will need your mailing address for this gift.  Can be sent to me via facebook, or my e-mail address
- [email redacted]

The links to the films will be either e-mailed to you or sent thru Facebook.

If you have any questions, please contact me, Glenn Andreiev,  at [email redacted] .

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(Most posters have folds, minor tears and some edge wear)-
Framed and mounted, these flaws become far less noticeable
We have posters for 

THE ACCUSED (1956)  British Noir- Donald Wolfit
ACTORS AND SIN (Edward G. Robinson)
THE ANGRY HILLS (Robert Mitchum)
BALLAD OF A GUNFIGHTER
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN
BLACK TIGHTS (Cyd Charisse)
CARAVAN OF COURAGE _ AN EWOK ADVENTURE
COME SPY WITH ME
THE DEVIL AND LEROY BASSETT
FORTUNE AND MEN'S EYES
GAMES
GIRL IN TROUBLE
THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE (Disney)
I MOBSTER
HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT
JAILBREAKERS
LETS SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH
THAT MAN FROM RIO - Jean Paul Belmundo
MAYA (Clint Walker)
THE MIND BENDERS (Dirk Bogarde)
THE NAKED COUNTESS
THE NAKED MAJA - SOLD
PALM SPRINGS WEEKEND
PATTERNS
PORK CHOP HILL
RAGING BULL
RISING OF THE MOON
THE SEARCH FOR BRIDY MURPHY
A STAR IS BORN (1977)
STINGRAY (1978- Chris Mitchum)

Shipping is included in the $90 price  I will need a shipping address.


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    • $7 
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    • $30 
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Organizer

Glenn Andreiev 
Organizer
Kings Park, NY
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