OK, if you have been paying attention to our magazine for the last two years, then you should be quite familiar with Black Air: The Buick Grand National Documentary. It’s a film that was produced, filmed, directed, and edited by the same man – Andrew Filippone, Jr. We’ve documented the development of the film since Day 1, and even broke the news about the film first, before anyone else in the industry.
Now Filippone’s back, but this time around he’s leaving all of the filming up to you! That’s right, while the first movie focused solely on the misplacement of the car itself in the automotive hobby, this film will depict what owners of these cars experience; the love, the passion, their stories, and what it’s like to be a Turbo Buick owner.
According to Filippone, every second of footage in the sequel will be submitted from those in the Buick community, with only a bit of editing from the filmmaker to make it more presentable and streamlined for the DVD. We can only assume that we’ll see drag racing, more car show action, and more insight into the Turbo Buick aftermarket as well.
Why is he making the film this way? As he tells us, “To create a film that is an accurate and comprehensive snapshot of the Turbo Buick community as it is right now. So that, in 10 or 20 years, we will have something that is a valuable historical record.
Also, I want to counterbalance BLACK AIR. That was my film, meaning that I focused on what interested me [in the car]. But, I’m an outsider, neither a Grand National owner nor a car guy. And so, there should be something else that reflects the voices of the Turbo Buick community and that focuses on the things that interests them. This sequel will be that.”
We’ve reviewed the first film, receiving an advanced copy back in the fall, and we loved it. Some critics, however, weren’t so crazy about the fact that they didn’t see any racing action or Hollywood actors, but we think that’s exactly why we enjoyed it. If the sequel is as good as the first film, we’ll be happy. So if you’re a Turbo Buick owner (Grand National, GNX, and yes, T-Type too), then grab some footage of you with your car and be sure to submit it to GN Movie Sequel, by clicking here.