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Filmmakers Uncover Legend Of Fort Wayne's Mullet Man

Credit Courtesy/Gunslinger Motion Pictures
Mullet Man, Patrick Kopacz, out and about on the city scene.

Local filmmaker, Ryne Hastings and his producer, Dan Epple, are leading a team that is hot on the trail of legendary local figures, with a new documentary in the works that residents are invited to take an active part in this Friday evening.

The film, called "American Mullet: Legend of the Silver Fox," showcases the life and times of Fort Wayne resident, Patrick Kopacz, and the final footage will actually be shot at a surprise birthday bash in Jerry's honor, at The Corner Pocket Pub, on the city's north side.

In the spirit of the "bar legend" Kopacz has become, the team is gratified to have Three Rivers Distilling Co. and Hop River Brewing Company as enthusiastic associate producers.

Here's a sneak peek at what the crew has been up to:

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with Hastings and Epple to learn how this true story of Fort Wayne's Mullet Man is coming together with equal parts creativity, humor and insight, and what this unique individual can teach us about ourselves.

Event Information:

Live Filming of Silver Fox Surprise Birthday Bash
@ The Corner Pocket Pub, Fort Wayne
Friday, August 17th, 2018
7:00 p.m. 

To learn more about the film and the Birthday Bash, visit its official website or Facebook page.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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