Pennywise: The Story of IT
A message from filmmaker John Campopiano:
Pennywise: The Story of IT isn’t just about the making of the 1990 miniseries or even the phenomenon of coulrophobia. It’s also about Tim Curry and his legendary performance as Pennywise the Clown. And despite Tim’s illustrious career and portrayal of many iconic characters in film and television, there are very few firsthand recollections of what those experiences were like for him as an actor. This makes his participation in our documentary rare and very special and we need your support to help us bring this film to life and to give Tim a stage to share his story with all the world.
Our team has also made contact with and confirmed participation from nearly over two dozen cast and crew members from the original miniseries, most of whom have never been publicly interviewed about IT before. The followers and fans of the original film have been exposed to very little behind-the-scenes content and have heard few stories from other cast and crew members. Our team is positioned to finally change that but we need the support of the fans to help us cross the finish line and make a film that–we as fans, too!–have been aching to see for decades.
Last week we launched an Indiegogo campaign to help us raise the funds needed to make the film. We’ve had a lot of success thus far, but there’s still a ways to go.
This is an “all or nothing” campaign, meaning, we need to raise the full amount in order to make the film.
From Dead Mouse Productions Ltd and Cult Screenings UK Ltd, makers of Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II, You’re so cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night and RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop and John Campopiano, director/writer of Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary comes this brand-new documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT. A fully independent retrospective into the making of Stephen King’s IT and its cultural impact over the last 28 years. Supported by dozens of the original cast and crew including Tim Curry, Tommy Lee Wallace and Bart Mixon Pennywise is made by fans of the IT for fans of IT. The crew have already received support from over 20 of the cast and crew, including acquiring over 2 hours of never-before-seen set footage from SFX wizard Bart Mixon, as well as loads of archival and behind-the-scenes photos and there is no doubt that by the time of production many more key players will be attached to share their amazing stories about one of the most iconic movies ever-made.
The documentary is made as a labour of love by a team of IT fans and this is YOUR unique opportunity to get on board and not only be part of this amazing project BUT make it a reality.
CLICK HERE to get involved! CHECK OUT the campaign video below!