Back in 2015 we reported that upcoming director Andre Gaines was working on producing a documentary on the life of Dick Gregory. Since then much hasn’t been discussed about the project until recently. Gaines has now teamed up with Buffalo 8 Productions to bring the project to life and have already acquired up to 300 hours. Initially the project was expected to release this year but it appears it will happen in 2018.
Buffalo 8 Productions is partnering with filmmaker Andre Gaines to fast-track the documentary “I Am Dick Gregory,” Variety has learned exclusively. The film, which chronicles the complex life of the late comedian, activist and author, is due to wind up production in the coming weeks in Los Angeles. Gaines and his team have amassed over 300 hours of archival footage of Gregory, who died on Aug. 19, including footage shot since last year. The producers are in early discussions with distributors. Gaines had been working Gregory and his family on the project with the Gregory’s son Christian on board as an executive producer…… Producers plan to launch international sales at the American Film Market, which starts Oct. 31 in Santa Monica, Calif.