Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters | Documentary

Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters | Documentary

A new Ghostbusters documentary eight years in the making would like your help for the final push in getting it finished.

Eight years ago brother and sister, Anthony and Claire Bueno started production on a retrospective Ghostbusters documentary. Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters was to be the ultimate documentary that not only covered the behind the scenes story of the original film from 1984 but also its 1989 sequel.

Whilst there have been a few DVD and Bluray editions of these films, over the years, the special features have always been a little light on information. Deleted scenes and round table discussions with the guys behind the camera have been released for example, but these are always for the original with Ghostbusters 2 being left in the shade.

To rectify this Anthony and Claire Bueno have made several trips over the years to interview a staggering amount of cast and crew who have worked on the the original two films.

That list includes three of the original Ghostbusters (Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson), Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and the film’s director Ivan Reitman. There’s also the talented special effects crew behind the camera including Dennis Muren who also worked on Star Wars, Steve Johnson who built Slimer and lead the special effects on James Cameron’s The Abyss.

The full list includes over seventy interviews from many talented individuals, some of whom are no longer with us today. All of this amazing anecdotal history will be crammed into a two hour documentary. However, they need your help to finish this work which sounds like a dream ‘making of’ documentary for any Ghostbusters fan.

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A Kickstarter project has been started to raise £40,000. They need to film a few more interviews in Los Angeles, acquire licenses for music and footage they don’t own including rare never before seen material. Finally, the rest of the money will be used for a marketing campaign to get this documentary on people’s radars.

I’ll be pledging what I can and I hope to see the team reach their goal. If they beat their target they may even produce a four hour version of the documentary! I love the films and the behind the scenes information, so I’m all for this one! Hey! I am @UKFilmNerd!

If you want to help out, check out the Kickstarter page and their Facebook page. All pledges must be received by Monday March 7th at 9PM GMT.

Watch the latest trailer below to get a sneak peek of some of the amazing stories and footage they’ve collected so far.

EDIT: I’m happy to report that this project was successfully funded. The documentary should be released around October 2016.


John Abbitt

About the author | John Abbitt

@UKFilmNerd | John loves the movies and he used to write for his own website, The Tydirium Hangar Bay, in the late 1990's. Whilst the web page idea became lost in the passages of time, John's love of film did not. Now he's back, writing for The Unheard Nerd.

1 Comment responses

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    February 21, 2016

    here is my video about the legacy and support for the ghostbusters franchise
    including ghostbusters doc projects for kickstarter.

    frankie smales

    smales tv uk-host/model


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