We think “Get Busy Living” is the obvious and perfect choice to title a documentary about our story. But we didn’t come up with it, Chris Burket did. Long time film maker and camera guru, “Match” as we affectionately call him, approached us in October about making our story his new project. Of course! And I couldn’t think of a better person to tell it.
Within a week, he brought over a giant hard drive, and I gave him every single moment of footage I’ve shot since Nick’s accident. He began following us around to appointments and events, shooting interviews, and capturing some important moments leading up to Nick’s first jump back.
Match, I mean Chris, is a fun and creative guy, and it’s been a neat experience working with him for the last several weeks. His vision is to close the documentary with the obvious climax of Nick returning to the sky by making his first jump this Saturday. He’s bringing a film crew to capture the entire experience, including strapping one of those hefty RED cameras to our camera-girl Karen’s head for the jump(s).
He expects to have a movie trailer complete by the end of the year, and a rough cut of the feature-length documentary by February. We are very excited for our story to hit the silver screen. Fener’s goin’ to Hollywood, baby!
He’s built a website to keep fans up to date on the progress of things.
If you want to check out Match’s other awesome work, his personal website is ChrisBurket.com
And lastly, of course, I HAD to make my OWN documentary about the documentary. Just couldn’t help myself. Below is a silly little impromptu interview I did with Match, where he tells us why he’s making the movie, and what his plans are for it. I told him I hope his editing skills are better than mine. Thanks for watching!