Short Film Reunites with Original Actor to Answer "What if Georgie Survived It?"

You can help Georgie Denbrough return to the screen.

By L.B. Lubomski

An Indiegogo campaign was recently launched for an ambitious short film called Georgie, an unofficial sequel to the original '90s TV mini-series It, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

Georgie will star Tony Dakota, the same actor who played the titular young child in the original incarnation, now all grown up and ready to confront Pennywise the Dancing Clown one last time. The project is being led by writer and producer John Campopiano, whose works include the documentaries Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary and Pennywise: The Story of It, along with seasoned writer, producer, and director Ryan Grulich.

The written and documentary film work of John Campopiano and Ryan Grulich have focused on telling stories not yet told--hidden truths of film, television, and pop culture. With their newest project, GEORGIE--an experiment in fantastical reinventions--the award winning filmmakers have now partnered with original star of the IT television miniseries, Tony Dakota (Georgie) to reimagine the unparalleled horror of Stephen King's most iconic story and one of it's most tragic characters, Georgie.

The campaign page goes on to describe how the idea of bringing back Georgie came to be.

GEORGIE started out as an adventurous idea "what if?" What if, years after his apparent death, Georgie Denbrough returned to the screen? As two ardent fans of the 1990 miniseries, John and Ryan decided they wanted to explore the possibilities of that very scenario in the form of a short film. GEORGIE will shake your mind and rattle your bones.

There is a wide variety of different reward tiers available, ranging from $10.00 to get your name in the credits to dropping $300.00 for a personalized phone call from star Tony Dakota. Likely to be one of the most popular rewards, however, is the exclusive Georgie T-shirt being offered in partnership with Fright-Rags, featuring a stunning artwork design by Zachary Jackson Brown. This shirt will not be made available outside of the campaign, so be sure to support Georgie for $35.00 if you'd like to own one.

Campopiano and Grulich need around $20,000 to make Georgie a reality, so spread the word to your family and friends and pick up some cool merchandise before they become unavailable for good. The Indiegogo campaign will continue for another 25 days and has raised a little over $2,000 at the time of this article's writing. Here's hoping that they are able to make their vision a reality so that we can all float in the glory of the return of Georgie Denbrough.

About the Author

L.B. Lubomski

Lawrence "L.B." Lubomski is an avid horror movie fan, gamer, musician, historian, and aspiring author. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, L.B. was exposed to the works of local filmmaker and godfather of zombie cinema George A. Romero early on. He has since developed a particular fondness for Italian zombie/cannibal and slasher films. This passion for horror extends into other media, from survival horror video games such as Resident Evil to horror-inspired musical artists. In his spare time, L.B. pursues many interests including building his collection of vinyl records, action figures, and vintage video games as well as drumming in various local bands.

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