New Jersey Film Festival

United States Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival Day 1-Part2

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WORLD PREMIERE an honest, feel-good testament to a time when the world loved Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and as a consequence, everyday kids were using Super-8 film to make their dreams toward one day making it in Hollywood... Over 30 years ago, a young filmmaker embarked on a mission to make a low budget Music Video using Super-8 film. This Music Video paid tribute and homages to the 1980's Music Television channel, MTV. Inspired by Eddie Van Halen and Frank Zappa's son, Dweezil, he borrowed a guitar and wrote his first song entitled, I WANT TO BE ON MTV - and thereafter attempted to make a music video spoofing MTV favorites like Bon Jovi, Van Halen and even the New Kids On The Block. Amazingly, MTV's own Dweezil Zappa did a cameo in this Music Video. But......a fire destroys all the Super-8 footage and all this time it has been presumed lost for 30 years...Yet during the COVID-19 SXSW shut down, The Zappa documentary lost it's World Premiere so Mike J. Nichols - the editor of the Zappa documentary - finally found an old tape of this lost Super-8 footage and during confinement created his own surprisingly heartwarming mini-documentary to turn his lost Super-8 film footage into a WORLD PREMIERE VIDEO!!!!

  • Year
  • Runtime
    12 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Mike J. Nichols
  • Screenwriter
    Mike J. Nichols
  • Executive Producer
    Mike J. Nichols
  • Filmmaker
    Mike J. Nichols