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Jonathan, Day 1

When we showed up at Jonathan Winters’ home the first day of shooting CERTIFIABLY JONATHAN, which by the way, started out as an interview about his art and paintings, Jonathan was waiting to greet us outside his front door. It … Continue reading

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All the Arquettes

Certifiably Jonathan is the first and only film to feature the appearances of all the Arquettes: Patricia, Rosanna, David, Alexis and Richmond. All the siblings, with the assistance of a medium, conduct a séance with Jonathan Winters to help summon … Continue reading

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Crazy

Jonathan Winters is crazy. Crazy funny. Crazy brilliant. Crazy nice. Crazy for love. Crazy talented. A comedian, a comic, a writer, a painter, an artist. Most people of a certain generation (and their kids) remember him from the 1963 Stanley … Continue reading

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The Cutting Room Floor

Filming Jonathan Winters and his friends over a few years, we accumulated quite a bit of footage, over 260 hours. Whittling all that footage down to an hour and a half was no easy task, and unfortunately, along the way, … Continue reading

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Lunch?

“Is he still alive?” The question most asked when I mention that we have finished a film with Jonathan Winters, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Howie Mandel, Tim Conway and others. This is just after I have mentioned in the same … Continue reading

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How We Met Howie

The summer of 2005. It was at the point in the making of Certifiably Jonathan that we were trying to get as many great comedians in the film as possible to help Jonathan find his sense of humor. One day, … Continue reading

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The Power of the Audience

Richard and I shot 240 hours of video tape footage on Jonathan.    It took years to find the film in the editing.   We had a structure in mind and we were clear on the themes, but you don’t know what … Continue reading

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