Sequart’s Chris Claremont Documentary Adds New Kickstarter Rewards

Sequart & Respect’s Chris Claremont Kickstarter campaign has entered its final days, and two exciting donation reward levels have been added:

  • Would you like to ask Chris Claremont a question and have it possibly end up in the movie? (You’d be sent the raw footage of the Q&A whether we use your question in the film or not.)
  • Would you like to hang out and have a free lunch with the filmmakers in Westchester County, NY, the home of the X-Men? (Travel and lodging expenses not included.)

If so, pop on over to our Kickstarter campaign and make a donation!

For those of you who’ve already made a donation, you can add to your pledge to claim the new rewards.

Thanks for your interest!

About the Film: During his 17 years writing X-MenUncanny X-Men, from 1974 to 1991, Chris Claremont took the title from the brink of cancellation to being the best-selling comic of all time, co-creating more iconic characters than any comic book writer since Stan Lee. Over the course of his run, Claremont remained remarkably fluid, changing with the times as writers like Alan Moore and Frank Miller reshaped comics.

While stories like “The Dark Phoenix Saga” remain popular to this day, the impact and legacy of Claremont’s run remains widely unexplored. Today, the “X-books” remain a massive franchise that spans comics, movies, and TV, but for most of the ‘70s and ‘80s, they were one man’s vision.

Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men will take an in-depth look at Claremont’s monumental run. It will explore the behind-the-scenes origins of notable characters like Wolverine, Storm, and Phoenix, as well as the challenges of creating art within a corporate system. The film will include new interviews with many of the biggest players involved, including Claremont, Louise Simonson, Ann Nocenti, Art Adams, and Jim Shooter. Particularly notable is a roundtable interview featuring Claremont, Simonson, and Nocenti, together for the first time in 10 years. The film will also include new interviews with contemporary artists inspired by Claremont’s work, including Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, and Chris Bachalo.

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Mike produces books and documentaries about comics. He's now trying to write his own comics. He tells everyone else at Sequart what to do. Do they listen? Eh.

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