John Campopiano, the man behind the upcoming It documentary Pennywise: The Story of IT, looks to be venturing even further into Stephen King’s It, as John has announced that he is working on an unofficial sequel to the It miniseries and we have the first details below.
The short is simply titled Georgie and it asks, what if Georgie didn’t actually die? What would his and his family’s life be like, especially in the town of Derry.
We are stoked for this. It sounds absolutely intriguing. And on a side note, if you haven’t seen Unearthed & Untold: The Path to PET SEMATARY, do it. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.
From the Press Release:
Creepy Kingdom is proud to announce their next short film will be an unofficial sequel to the
1990 “It” miniseries titled GEORGIE.
Near the intersection of Witcham and Jackson, Georgie Denbrough’s young life came to an
abrupt and tragic end. His paper boat–assembled from a Derry News newspaper with care by
his older brother, Bill–had careened down a sewer drain and into the hands of what, not who,
would be his killer. Its maiden voyage into death. But what if Pennywise the Dancing Clown
hadn’t killed Georgie after all? What if Georgie had somehow escaped death and managed to
live some semblance of a normal life in the not-so-normal town of Derry?
What might his worldlook like? Or that of the Denbrough family? Would this horrific experience color their view of the universe? Like the themes explored in Stephen King’s IT, what role does grief, memory, and the confronting of our childhood traumas as children play here? GEORGIE is a snapshot of this very scenario–an experiment in fantastical reinventions that proposes an alternative reality in which, maybe, Georgie Denbrough still walks the earth. But even then, maybe, not everything is at it seems.
Tony Dakota is the actor who portrayed young Georgie Denbrough in the 1990 made-for-TV
adaptation of Stephen King’s IT. In addition to IT, Tony also appeared in WHO’S HARRY
CRUMB with John Candy, several episodes of 21 JUMP STREET, and two episodes of
MACGYVER. In what marks his first role in 25 years, Tony makes his long overdue return to
both the world of acting and to the universe of Stephen King.
John Campopiano is an audiovisual archivist, film writer, and producer living in Boston. He cowrote, produced, and directed the 2017 documentary, Unearthed & Untold: The Path to PET
SEMATARY and is writer and co-producer on the forthcoming documentary, Pennywise: The
Story of IT. Ryan Grulich is a writer/producer/director based in Seattle.
He produced the 2017 film, Foolish Mortals, a documentary about Disney’s Haunted Mansion, and has directed several short films including, I Hate Halloween, which premiered on July 28, 2018.
On August 10, 2018 the filmmaker’s launched a crowdfunding campaign to cover the cost of
producing GEORGIE. They have partnered with Fright Rags & Theater of Creeps to create
exclusive backer perks, The campaign can be found HERE.