Colin Fitz Comes Back from the Dead: A Tale of Indie Resurrection
by Anne Thompson
August 3, 2010 4:29 AM 0 Comments
Director Robert Bella went thousands of dollars into debt to get his debut film Colin Fitz, an absurdist comedy about a dead rock legend starring William H. Macy, into Sundance in 1997. He then spent the next 13 years getting himself and the film--which earned good reviews--out of hock. At one low point, when he got sick of sleeping on friends' couches, he moved into his own storage space.
Now that Bella, a successful post-production supervisor, owns all the bits and pieces of his film, IFC Films is finally releasing the retitled Colin Fitz Lives!-- on VOD on August 4 via Sundance Selects. Bella will happily attend the LA premiere (complete with Q & A with Macy) on August 5 at the Cinematheque (tickets here).