Help The Howard Gossage Documentary Get To The Finish Line

He wasn’t very famous in his own time, but San Francisco adman Howard Luck Gossage has acheieved cult status. A compilation of his writing and other thoughts about him called The Book of Gossage is required reading for young creatives.

Now, British filmmaker Ashley Pollak, Creative Director at Etio, is working to complete a documentary about Gossage, entitled The Socrates of San Francisco: Howard Luck Gossage. Here’s the trailer:

The Socrates of San Francisco: Howard Luck Gossage from ETIO on Vimeo.

Pollak is using IndieGoGo to help fund the completion of the documentary. If you’re interested in being a part of it, click here for the documentary’s IndieGoGo page. Currently, here’s where Pollak is in the process:

We have been working on this project for six years, done innumerable hours of research, visited the States 3 times and met all the key characters that make up the story. We have also filmed a great proportion of key interviews on our last trip. We now need to get the film in the can and move onto Edit, Post and completion.



About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.