A New All-Access Documentary
About Rick Springfield and His Devoted Fans is COMING SOON!
If you were at any Rick events in 2010, you most likely saw a camera crew tagging along capturing life in the Rick World TODAY! In fact, Yellow Rick Road Productions, an independent film company, captured hundreds of hours of Rick and fan footage and are now in the process of editing their film, AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART: THE JOURNEY OF RICK SPRINGFIELD AND HIS DEVOTED FANS. The plans are to debut the film on a big screen at an international film festival as well as on a cable TV network sometime in the second half of 2011. By 2012, they should have their DVD ready for release, which will include a lot of fun outtakes and extras.
As any fan can attest to Rick Springfield sparks something within us and he has for decades! This “something” is wonderful, magical and inspirational. Being in Rick’s presence is like being transported to another dimension. His die-hard fans can’t seem to get enough of him!
It’s time the world gets to see what Rick’s loyal fans have known for years: Rick Springfield is an amazing talent as well as a great human being, who has made and continues to make a positive impact on so many of our lives. In addition, with Rick as the common denominator, many friendships have blossomed and dreams have come true.
Here lies the premise of the new all-access feature documentary, a film that will shed light on just what it means to be a Rick Springfield fan.
“Our goal as filmmakers is to show the world the Rick we know and love,” said Melanie Lentz-Janney, who is producing the film along with Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer. Melanie has been a Rick fan since 1981. “After receiving close to 500 fan story submissions and doing an open casting call, we narrowed our search down to a few main characters who by sharing their experience on camera and allowing us into their worlds help tell the story of life as a Rick Springfield fan.”
She said determining the featured fans was a difficult undertaking considering there were so many wonderful, rich stories to be told. One huge factor in casting these fans was how involved they planned to be in the Rick World in 2010. Plans to attend a few concerts, a book signing or two, and the cruise became a critical part of the casting process. The fans selected needed to be open books … allowing the camera crew to experience their lives when they are not at a Rick show.
A 9-minute teaser is currently available at www.rickspringfielddoc.com.
Filming of this documentary began in Milwaukee the beginning of last May and continued through the end of 2010. The Yellow Rick Road team traveled with Rick to Milwaukee, Dallas, New York City, Europe (Sweden, Norway, Germany), Chicago, upstate New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Walt Disney World Resort, and on his Caribbean cruise.
“We filmed fans of all ages, both sexes, professionals, parents, grandparents, friends of Rick’s, people who have worked with him, and, of course, Rick himself,” said Lentz-Janney. “Everyone had a great story to share and we are so grateful to the fan community for rallying behind this project.”
When all is said and done, the project will be owned exclusively by Rick Springfield.
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There is a VIP website set up where members get a behind the scenes look at the making of this film. The lifetime fee for membership is $49.95 and offers VIP’s exclusive stories, photos, videos, as well as special member only news, contests, and merchandise opportunities. All money raised on this site and through any of the various fan-funding efforts (including eBay and SmugMug) will be directly applied to production costs for making the movie.
The VIP website address is www.rickspringfielddoc.com/vip-crew-access.
In addition, to stay current with the filming process, you may follow the Yellow Rick Road on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for free. Just do a search on those specific sites or go to our official website www.rickspringfielddoc.com and click on the social media icons located on the upper right side of the home page.