Supernatural Fandom Documentary
Supernatural Fandom: The Movie is a project started by Clif and Mitch Kosterman. For three years, our crews shot interviews with fans, cast and crew of the hit CW TV show Supernatural, starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. Also included are a home visit in Las Vegas, Nevada, a Watch Party in Dallas, Texas and tons of footage from Creation Entertainment conventions around Canada and the United States. The project from Two Sharks Media and Frostbite Pictures documents the amazing phenomena that is the SPNFamily. Two Sharks Media and Frostbite Pictures are committed to making this product available, either as a series or a set of movies, to all corners of the globe; this was our commitment to Jared and Jensen, who have supported this project from day one.
On August 30, 2015 at 2:30PM Pacific Time, the trailer for the series premiered at Salute to Supernatural Vancouver 2015 to a standing ovation.
The trailer was introduced online via a Indiegogo campaign to finance the project. Watch the trailer here. The Indiegogo campaign allowed fans to pre-order the movie which will also be available as ten themed episodes, as well as attend a premiere screening in LA or Vancouver. It finished in October 2015 and raised $100,365.
Episodes: - Release Date
- "The Con Virgin" - November 15, 2015
- "Con Veterans" - November 22, 2015
- "Pics or It Didn't Happen" - November 29, 2015
- "Flannel Shirts, Trenchcoats and Boy Mermaids" - December 6, 2015
- "Art Imitates Art" - December 13, 2015
- "Giving Hearts, Helping Hands, the Family Business" - January 17, 2016
- "The Supernatural Network" - January 24, 2016
- "Supernatural at Home" - January 31, 2016
- "Family Don't End with Blood" - February 7, 2016
- "Carry On My Wayward Son" - February 14, 2016
The 90 minute movie was sold to Comic-Con HQ and became available for streaming in March 2017. On 4th March 2017, Mitch Kosterman did a livestream to explain that the DVDs were still in production and would be sent out in the near future. After all the DVDs were sent out, they would then be available for purchase at Cons and online.
SPN_UK Interview with Mitch Kosterman Jan. 14, 2015
Mitch Kosterman (Clif Kosterman's bother) has been working hard gathering hours and hours of footage from fans at Supernatural conventions for his documentary on the Supernatural fandom. I got the chance to interview Mitch about the documentary, where it can be seen and when, plus if any cast members will be having their say about the fandom. Huge thanks to Mitch Kosterman for answering my questions.
To keep up to date with the project follow Mitch on Twitter @MitchKosterman.
As many people (cast, crew and fans) say in the film, the conventions are an extension of the show. They are a manifestation of the fanbase and therefore a visible measurement of the popularity beyond TV ratings.
– Mitch Kosterman,
Mitch: My brother is Clif Kosterman, Bodyguard for J and J. It was his idea. He tried shooting it himself and interviewing people but it was not working to his satisfaction so, he asked me to get involved
Lucy: How long have you been working on this documentary and can you give us any idea of a release date yet?
Mitch: Clif started shooting in 2012. I came on-board in 2013 and hired Host Cedar Meneghello and DOP Curt Hunter. It is not even edited to a rough draft so... maybe see it early 2016? That is just a guess. We will see it when it is ready.
Lucy: You have been conducting fan interviews for the documentary, where did you carry out these fan interviews?
Mitch: Vancouver, Las Vegas and Dallas.
Lucy: What was your first impression of a Supernatural Convention?
Mitch: Less crazy than I thought. Normal people having a lot of fun. Not much different from a big Superbowl party. Makes total sense to me. I now believe Disneyland is just a convention with a very large budget.
Lucy: Have your views about the Supernatural fandom altered since talking to so many of the fans and getting their perspective?
Mitch: Very much so. I understand why people go. As many people (cast, crew and fans) say in the film, the conventions are an extension of the show. They are a manifestation of the fanbase and therefore a visible measurement of the popularity beyond TV ratings.
Lucy: Are there any fan interviews that really stood out or affected you in anyway that you can tell us about that?
Mitch: People came from far away: Australia, Japan, China, Germany, England, New Zealand, Brazil, etc. These were interesting. Also, many people had tales of how the show had helped them through a tough time in their lives; even kept them alive or kept their family together. Fandom and family are convergent themes.
Lucy: Will we get to see any interviews from the cast or crew of Supernatural in the documentary?
Mitch: Yes. Both. You will not be disappointed.
Lucy: What do you think people that are not part of a fandom will make of the Supernatural fans?
Mitch: If they watch the movie, they will make the same realizations we all make; driving home the point that you don't really know about something until you actually take the time to look. They will realize, it is just a bunch of normal people celebrating, and enhancing the joy of, a common interest. Like in every group of people, there are particular interesting individuals and circumstances.
Lucy: In what format will the documentary be made available and will it be available worldwide?
Mitch: It will be available on a DVD (PAL and NTSC) with valued-added packaging making it a collector item. It may also air on TV but that is less likely. I can promise it will be available world-wide. We have no plans to go to film festivals or offer it online. You will see bits of it on WB affiliates as the CW Network is using it to promote conventions in cities across North America; starting with San Fran next week.
Lucy: Is there a chance for any fans that haven't yet been interviewed, but feel they have an exceptional story to tell, to get involved with the documentary? How would they go about doing this?
Mitch: It is not too late. Send me high quality video with good sound recording and I will try to use it, if it fits. We are not looking for stories about how long you have been watching the show or how much you like the show or who your favorite character is, stuff like that. What we are looking for are, unique and moving stories of how the show played a role in your personal life.
- Official Website
- Supernatural Fandom at IMDb
- Supernatural Fandom Movie Facebook Page
- spnfanmovie on Instagram
- Kosterman Brothers, Frostbite Pictures Launch Supernatural Fandom Web Series by Reel West Magazine
- Fandom Phenomenom - Interview by At Stake Magazine
- VanCon Supernatural Fandom the Movie Panel Video
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