SHOT FOR SHOT: REPRODUCING RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Director Eric Zala, at 19 years old

Director Eric Zala, at 19 years old

When they were 12, best friends Eric Zala and Chris Strompolos had the idea that every kid with a video camera had – "We're gonna star in a remake of our favorite movie." In 1982, that was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Unlike every other kid with a video camera, they stuck with it. 7 years later, minus one airplane scene, Zala and Strompolos had dedicated their adolescents to perfectly recreating every scene from Raiders, shot for shot. 

Chris Strompolos, who played Indiana Jones

Chris Strompolos, who played Indiana Jones

Their efforts were noticed. Local news stations followed their story for a couple years, even Steven Spielberg became a fan. Over 20 years later, they raised money through Kickstarter to put the final touches on their film and shoot the most difficult part that money and age had forbade them from completing. Vice sat down with them as they put the finishing touches on their crazy final product, and I'm not going to lie, it was weirdly moving interview to watch. It's such an unbelievable feat, strangely personal and yet universal to a generation, and I can't wait to see their whole version myself.