Back in Time originated as this little idea after doing a customized “flashback” film for a client. Originally we were going to focus on a single, iconic part of the trilogy: the Time Machine. But as sometimes happens with an idea that has found its moment, Back in Time has grown in scope as we’ve progressed through production.
Things we originally considered unlikely, or even impossible, have been captured by our crew as we’ve crisscrossed the country, and the world. If you’d told us that Michael J. Fox or Robert Zemeckis would have been willing to, let alone incredibly enthusiastic about, sitting down to talk about what the trilogy has meant across three decades, we’d have thought you were as looney as most of Hill Valley considered Doc Brown.
But we have those interviews in the can, and that’s not all. Not by a long stretch. Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Bob Gale, Dean Cundey, Kevin Pike, and so many more cast and crew have lent their time to our efforts to chronicle the impact of the films. Plus some of the most amazing fans any movies have ever been blessed with, including Time Machine experts like Joe Walser; the Hendersons, who are responsible for bringing us hoverboards by 2015; and the Hollers, whose support for the Michael J. Fox foundation brings new perspective to what dedication a fandom can spawn.
So as much as we’ve carefully expended the money we collected during our previous campaign (and money from other, more traditional sources—including our own pockets when we needed to) the sheer scale of the film as it stands today is far beyond our original dreams.
Favorite perk ($50)
T-SHIRT AND DOWNLOAD — You’ll secure yourself the HD download (Spanish subs optional, and special features included), plus one “heavy” piece of merchandise: one of our amazing Back in Time t-shirts! (Pictured in the main body of the pitch, your shirt will ship to wherever you are shortly after the campaign ends.)