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Remembering Return to Oz

"Remembering Return to Oz" is a documentary look back on memories featuring the cast/crew of Disney's 1985 film, "Return to Oz". This film is the first time that the main cast/crew have been together in a feature talking about the 1985 film in over 30 years. 5 Years in the making, and the story about the broken yellow brick road - begins with a story that doesn't end when Dorothy gets back from Oz the first time.

With all new interviews including the director Walter Murch, producers Paul Maslansky, and Colin Michael Kitchens. Additionally, the late Gary Kurtz and Will Vinton are also included. Cast members featuring, Fairuza Balk, Emma Ridley Justin Case, Pons Marr are additionally included. Cast and crew share behind the scenes stories - many which have never been told about this cult-classic.

  • Aaron Presley Pacentine
  • Aaron Schultz
    The Wonderful World of Oz, Reflections in The Mirror, I Am Erich Kästner: A Musical Adventure
  • Aaron Pacentine
    The Wonderful World of Oz: Celebrating The Oz Community, Reflections in the Mirror
  • Aaron Pacentine
    The Wonderful World of Oz: Celebrating The Oz Community, Reflections in the Mirror
  • Walter Murch
    Key Cast
    Return to Oz, (sound) Apocalypse Now, The English Patient, The Conversation
  • Fairuza Balk
    Key Cast
    Return to Oz, The Craft, The Waterboy
  • Emma Ridley
    Key Cast
    Return to Oz
  • Brian Henson
    Key Cast
    "Jack Pumpkinhead (voice)"
    The Muppet Show, Labyrinth
  • David Shire
    Key Cast
    "Music Composition"
    Disney's Return to Oz Short Circuit, The Conversation, Disney's The Blue Yonder aka Time Flyer, Saterday Night Fever, Zodaic,
  • Paul Maslansky
    Key Cast
    Return to Oz, Police Academy
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Disney, cult film, oz, cult classic, Wizard of Oz, Return to Oz, Fairuza Balk, special effects, 1985, 1980s, Gary Kurtz
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 29, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • DaVinci International Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture
    Documentary Award Winner
  • Sessions By Lift-Off Global Network

    Official Selection
  • Imagine Rain Independent Film Awards
    Silicon Valley, CA
    United States
    Best Documentary
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Cult Movies International Film Festival

    United States
    December 24, 2021
    Official Selection
  • L.A. Sci-Fi & Horror Festival
    Agoura Hils, CA
    United States
    Best Fan Film
  • Black Sawn International Film Festival

    Outstanding Achievement In Documentary Film
  • 4theatre Selection

    Best Fantasy Film
  • Cosmic Film Festival
    Orlando, Flordia
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Stranger Days Independent Film Festival
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    United States
    North American Premiere - USA LIVE EVENT
    Official Selection
  • ONYKO Film Awards

    Best Documentary Film
Director Biography - Aaron Presley Pacentine, Aaron Schultz

Aaron Presley Pacentine, is the owner of and producer of Remembering Return to Oz. He is a collector, of Wizard of Oz/Return to Oz, collectibles but also really loves filmmaking. He is the owner of Family Films Productions, and is honored to be a part of Film Freeway, and continues to produce films to entertain all.

As the years went by Aaron Pacentine wanted to make a documentary. Aaron Schultz befriended Aaron Pacentine. Their friendship turned professional as well and in turn their respect for Return to Oz to bring out a documentary to the public. They wanted to share for the first time EVER - the true story of Disney's 1985 film, "Return to Oz". After many months of planning, and preparing. .. 5 years later "Remembering Return to Oz" was born and completed in August of 2021.

Aaron Schultz, has been a long time fan of "Return to Oz" ever since he was little. He has had a large collection of various memorabilia from the 1985 Disney film. He has never directed a film before, and "Remembering Return to Oz" is the first film he has directed. Aaron is no stranger to the "film community" having worked for many years at one of America's top leading film distributors he learned much about the film industry. He self-taught how to edit with professional film editing software has edited many videos for personal use and professional use, etc on YouTube and in other outlets in his spare time.

Aaron's Return to Oz collection has allowed him to find props from the 1985 film, and so much more. After getting to know, producer Aaron Pacentine of he worked with Aaron Pacentine on a documentary to bring the story of this 1985 cult classic to the screen.

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