Trailer for 'Raiders!' Doc About the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

February 25, 2015


We've talked about the awesome shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark that was attempted by a group of 12-year old kids back in 1982 before. The film became a cult sensation when it was screened in Austin, Texas, and now the story of how the film came to be is coming to the big screen with a documentary called Raiders! premiering at SXSW next month. In addition to looking back at the making of the film with childhood friends Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos, it also chronicles their attempt to shoot the final scene they could never pull off: the infamous Flying Wing scene where the shirtless Nazi strongman is cut up by the circling plane's propeller while fighting Indy. This looks like one hell of a cool story. Watch now!

Here's the first trailer for Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen's Raiders! from the film's YouTube:


Check out the trailer for the book about the making of the Raiders of the Lost Ark fan film right here.

Raiders! is a documentary directed by Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen chronicling the epic thirty year journey that began in 1982 when two twelve-year-old kids in Mississipi set out to film a mind-bogglingly ambitious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos seven summers to make the movie saving up their allowances, hijacking younger siblings, and setting Eric's basement on fire, the boys used astonishing ingenuity to make a film that is surprisingly entertaining and even stunning at times. But it's still not finished, and after becoming a surprise cult sensation, Zala and Strompolos are finally returning to complete their masterpiece. The documentary premieres at SXSW next month. Cool?

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Carpola on Feb 25, 2015


I just kept hearing Animal yell, "NERDS!!" Good for these guys.

DAVIDPD on Feb 26, 2015


One of the first Sweded films....

TheOct8pus on Feb 26, 2015

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