Thursday, February 04, 2010

The People VS George Lucas World Premiere @ SXSW!!
It's been a while since I've had any time to post any new work, most of what I've been doing lately cannot be shared on line for quite some time. I can finally share my most recent project, the official movie poster for "The People VS George Lucas". A lot of work went into this piece. I don't want to go on too much right now, but I do want to thank my pal Otto for shooting great reference pics for me and of course my models, Nathan Cameron, Josh Helle and my father-in-law Vic Williams, who sort of looks like George Lucas. And last but not least my wife and kids for putting up with all the late nights and long hours! I should also say that my friend Thor did the layout and design of the poster, and I think he did an excellent job!

THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS will finally world premiere, fresh off the editing press, at the prestigious South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas (March 12th to March 21st 2010)! They included the film in their prestigious Spotlight Premiere section, alongside the latest releases from Steven Soderbergh, Michel Gondry, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Shane

Click here to watch the 2nd Teaser Trailer.


DENVER, CO-February 4, 2010-THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS has been selected for the prestigious Spotlight Premiere section at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, which runs from March 12th to 21st 2010.

“The team is ecstatic to be screening at SXSW for the film’s world premiere,” says Director Alexandre O. Philippe, “it’s the ideal platform for our launch, as the festival brings together indie films, music and interactive in a unique way that very much reflects the participatory nature of our doc.”

THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS explores the titanic struggle between a Godlike filmmaker and his legions of fans over the most popular franchise in movie history. “At its core, PvsG is the examination of a high-profile, dysfunctional love story”, says Philippe. “George created this humongous and intricate sandbox for us to play in; but is he the sole owner of it, or does it now belong to the ages? And what happens to your role as a creator when your audience claims it owns your art? We basically looked at the conflicted dynamic between George and his fans from a cultural perspective, and asked ourselves those questions.”

The documentary features key testimonies from the likes of Gary Kurtz (Producer of AMERICAN GRAFITTI, STAR WARS and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK), Neil Gaiman (THE SANDMAN, AMERICAN GODS), Dave Prowse (aka Darth Vader), Anthony Waye (Executive Producer of the BOND franchise), and Dale Pollock (George Lucas’s Biographer, Author of SKYWALKING).

THE PEOPLE vs. GEORGE LUCAS inventively combines these exclusive interviews with fan footage from around the globe, and impassioned testimonies from George’s staunchest fans and foes. “Making this film was a huge investigative challenge, considering how many people were afraid to talk to us. George is a very powerful man. But we stuck to our guns and dug deep to deliver a completely uncensored, no-holds-barred factual account, and, ultimately, what we hope will be recognized as a loving tribute,” says DoP Robert Muratore.

“The obstacles we faced made us really think about the rapidly changing filmmaking landscape, and so we used digital technology to facilitate an open call for contributions - allowing us to make a fully participatory documentary”, says Producer Anna Higgs, known for cross-platform work in the UK and Europe. “In many ways, it’s a tribute to the YouTube generation, which Lucas’s advances in technology helped create,” points out Producer Kerry Roy; “fundamentally, it’s about how new media interacts with old media, as well as ownership and copyright in the digital age; and it was our intent from day one to give the fans a prevailing voice in the doc.”

The crew worked relentlessly for two and a half years to produce the most accurate, thorough, and impartial deconstruction of an entire generation’s love-hate for the man (admittedly) responsible for their childhood’s mythos; and they acknowledge that this project wouldn’t have been possible without the extraordinary support and encouragement from the fans and contributing filmmakers. “63,686 frequent flier miles, 634 hours of footage, 14TB of drive space, 126 interviews, 719 fan submissions, thousands of fan emails, and only three death threats. The positives outweigh the negatives, I suppose,” jests Producer Vanessa Philippe.

“We were driven by our own admiration for George, profound love of his films, obsession for their significance in popular culture, and opinions about their legacy as cultural milestones,” says Alexandre Philippe.


Anonymous pilkro said...

well done, gratz!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Aller said...

Awesome, congrats!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Charles DA COSTA said...

Absolutely Fantastic jason !!!
Congrats !!!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Neil Davies said...

Stunning. It still amazes me how you mix having quite big, still noticeable brush-strokes in some areas like the forehead and insane detail and texture in other like eyes, ears and cheeks. The subtlety of it astounds me.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Big Sam said...

That is freakin amazing! Damn you you tall ball of awesomeness! lol ... weird!

12:51 PM  
Blogger Pol said...

Damn!! Not only to say ...... Damn!!
I envy corrodes!!

1:27 PM  
Blogger criticinema said...

I saw this on and recognized it as your style, so I came here to confirm. I think I've also seen the guy on the right before on this blog. Anyway, great work!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Marcelo Vignali said...

Wow, what a great job on the poster!

4:22 PM  
Blogger ian said...

Once again, stunned! You keep setting the bar higher and higher! Its good for the rest of us to see your progression, how you continue to improve. This is mastery and I'm glad that you share so much of it for the rest of us to strive towards.

Amazing, this and the new cover of Exaggerated Features. That one is just as top notch as this one and I can't put it down.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Miguel Garrido said...

Estupenda ilustración, genial!!! very nice!!!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Patrick Strogulski said...

WOW, exceptionaly quality in every detail, great fun composition, love it !!!

2:56 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

I think all the hours sacrificed really paid off here. Excellent.Looks like a really intricate oil painting .

7:59 AM  
Blogger cartoonsenzo said...

Thank you so much for sharing! The best!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Daniel Bejarano Casarino said...

Congratulations Jason, awesome work!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Jberd said...

Wow this is FUCKING exquisite! A true master piece! You are a master render!

3:47 PM  
Blogger Eric Z said...

phenominal work. Very inspiring and a perfect caricatures.

3:52 PM  
Blogger AG Ford said...

Hey Jason, I like seeing the bulk of work that you produce, and your drawings are solid. Are you working digitally for the most part, the color is so accurate?? I was wondering were you painting traditionally, and then making digital adjustments??


7:53 PM  
Blogger Ray Gardner said...

Weird that I know someone well enough to recognize their friends at first glance (Nathan) but I don't actually know them.

A virtual world oddity.

Very good work as usual of course.

And what fantastic exposure!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Victor Gatmaitan said... got real patience for plaid...hehe. great work as usual!

10:24 PM  
Blogger galvinator said...

brilliant work. looks like a pretty cool movie

3:25 AM  
Blogger Tim Wilmsen said...

Incredible work... the illustration says everything. Very progressive work!

3:38 AM  
Blogger Restrepo said...


5:42 AM  
Blogger abey said...

This is a step forward in the works ive seen from you... awesome!!

8:46 AM  
Blogger W. K. Moore said...

Hi Jason.. where do you go from here..? anywhere you want I guess. If only the Wilson Ave denizens knew the talent living amongst them it might transform the hood.. Please continue to stun the audience with these gems.. no rest for you now... hee.

9:46 AM  
Blogger billspaintingmn said...

Your acheivements are admirable Jason!
Hard work, talent and that something extra, recipes for success! Congratulations!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Carlos Rubio said...

WOW Jason this is superb!!! You just raised the bar once again. Congrats!

11:08 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Superslick work as always, Jase!

3:47 AM  
Blogger Adam Temple said...

Poster looks awesome! Nicely done.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Sam Nielson said...

Beautiful work, love the detail!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Gerald de Dios said...

Just fantastic! Very much the likeness of Mr. Lucas

3:31 PM  
Blogger Vcomeau said...

You are an inspiration to me, i love the blog when you say how you only do what you really like to do and you paint for yourself , not for others, this is an issue for me as i always feel the pressure of others, but i will definitly follow what you say
your website is amazing and you are a genius, i hope to be like you someday

1:46 PM  

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