Turtle Power is the working title for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles documentary being put together by Isaac Elliott-Fisher, Mark Hussey and Randall Lobb. The idea for a Turtles documentary started three and a half years ago and they have been funding it themselves ever since.
The three of them have been traveling to Cons, to Festivals, and to Fan Expos filming interviews with everyone and anyone involved in the Turtles franchise over the years. Their journey began with an email sent to the CEO of Mirage, then owners of the TMNT franchise, giving them the go-ahead. Since then, Viacom has purchased the Turtles rights and the project’s momentum had slowed down. They are still shooting, they are still cutting, and they are still making the documentary out of their own pockets.
Now they need your help.
The project has been put into high gear with the release of a trailer and a new website. They will be documenting their progress with a video blog entitled “Chasing Turtles”; the first episode gives me high hopes that this project will be “the definitive history of TMNT”. Please visit http://www.turtledoc.com, read the sections “Our Story” and “How You Can Help”, and do whatever you can to spread the word.
Watch the trailer below, you will not be disappointed.
UPDATE: Fast forward three years and this project has been a great success. Not only were they able to complete the project, but the documentary has been officially acknowledged by Viacom and is being distributed by Paramount Home Media. If you are interested in seeing the film, head on over to the store and pick up a copy today!