Colorado director gets boost for Evel Knievel film

Colorado director gets boost for Evel Knievel film

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Legendary motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel autographs a leather jacket worn by Beatrice Klade of Chicago, IL at the 61st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, August 9, 2001, in Sturgis, SD. The jacket is from Knievel''s new line of leather riding wear.

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

DENVER -- The Colorado Economic Commission has granted an Academy Award-winning director from Denver more than $94,000 for a documentary about Evel Knievel.

The Denver Post reported Friday that state film commissioner Donald Zuckerman on Thursday endorsed the incentives for Daniel Junge's "Being Evel" about the daredevil who died in 2007. To get the money, Junge will have to show he has spent about $470,000 dollars in Colorado to make the film.

Junge says he'll film interviews for the movie in Denver. The Post reports he showed commissioners his Oscar statue while making his pitch.

Zuckerman says Junge has proposed spending about $221,000 to hire 25 crew members, and the rest on other vendors.

Junge won his Oscar in 2011 for the short subject documentary "Saving Face," which he co-directed with Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.

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