The trailer for Johnny Berlin is up on YouTube now. Contrary to what the trailer says, you can now purchase Johnny Berlin on Amazon.
The film was directed by Dominic DeJoseph; executive-produced by Jim McKay and REM’s Michael Stipe and produced by Ted Green and me.
Johnny Berlin, as I’ve mentioned before, is a one hour documentary about John Hyrns that should have been a two hour documentary about John Hyrns because two hour documentaries are more saleable to networks, whether they’re about John Hyrns or not.
“[John Hyrns] is at once fascinating and vaguely troubled.” – Variety
“…you don’t see many films like this and for doc lovers there’s something really different and enormously satisfying here… We love it.” – Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia
“…brings to mind echoes of the best work of Errol Morris and the Maysles Brothers… a little funny, a little sad and often terribly profound.” – The Documentary Channel
Special Director’s Award – Santa Cruz Film Festival
I know nothing about this, but the idea of actually hearing what’s going through the mind of everyday service personnel is intriguing and horrifying. Also, I’m sure many viewers will be comforted to know they’re not the only ones who dream of being adored by midgets.
For someone not in the “biz”, what the heck is the difference between a producer and an executive producer?
[ In this case, the exec-producer wrote the checks. -B. ]
I want to buy this film, I really do… but I’m worried that it won’t be as good as the trailer, which is downright hilarious!
[ I believe it to be funny all over the place. There’s even a quest for Strawberry Quik and Ding Dongs. Or maybe they were Ho-Hos. -B. ]
If you liked Johnny Berlin, do not miss the sequel “Notes from the Dumpster”
which will air on the Documentary channel June 16, 2008.