Gilmore Girls was one of the most popular shows of the early 2000s and, thanks to its run on Netflix, continues to be discovered by people across the globe. As avid fans of the show, husband and wife team, Kristi Carlson and Tim Kelly, are creating a documentary telling the inside story of this classic dramedy series.
Kristi has already showcased her love for this show by creating two cookbooks based, exclusively, on food from Gilmore Girls: Eat Like A Gilmore (2016, Skyhorse Publishing) and Daily Cravings (2018, Skyhorse Publishing).
This year, Kristi and Tim have been interviewing people who worked on the show including cast, crew members, writers, and others. They have hours and hours of filmed interviews which they are developing into a documentary to tell the story of Gilmore Girls.
Creating a documentary is not an easy task, of course. To do it well requires a considerable financial investment. Which is why the couple has turned to crowdfunding on Kickstarter. They’re asking the fans of the show to contribute to their campaign to get the documentary made.
So far, the couple has interviewed many cast members including Rose Abdoo (Gypsy/Berta), Sally Struthers (Babette Dell), Jackson Douglas (Jackson Belleville), Liz Torres (Miss Patty), Marion Ross (Lorelai “Trix” Gilmore/Marilyn Gilmore), Rini Bell (Lulu), Todd Lowe (Zack Van Gerbig), John Cabrera (Brian Fuller), Aris Alvarado (Caesar), Biff Yeager (Tom), and Sam Pancake (Donald), with more to come.
Kristi and Tim will continue to interview through the end of this year. These interviews will provide deep and personal insight into the popular show that is loved worldwide. The documentary featuring these interviews will have some amazing stories, behind-the-scenes factoids and some mind-blowing theories about the show.
The amount raised by the Kickstarter campaign will cover the post-production including editing, titling, scoring and music licensing, sound mixing, color correction, etc. The editing team will pull out all the most interesting moments of the interviews and compile them into 90 minutes to make every Gilmore Girls fan feel like they took a trip back to Stars Hollow. The funds raised will enable this documentary to go through the same process as a feature film, so fans of the show can look forward to watching a documentary that’s polished, professional and fun, created especially for them. The finished product will be a 90-minute feature documentary, shot in 4K, packed with quality content.
Support the campaign now on its Kickstarter campaign page.