[Non-Trek Fan Film] Batman: Dead End Documentary

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  1. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    Came across BEHIND THE MASK: THE BATMAN DEAD END STORY on Hulu. Pretty interesting doc about a passionate professional, Sandy Collora, who sank his own money to make an amazing short Batman fan film, BATMAN: DEAD END. His goal: to do something eye catching to further his career.

    The fan film was made in the days before crowdfunding.

    The doc touches a bit on the issues of using someone else's IP, especially when it comes to Collora's attempts to cast a certain movie star to play Batman and another for Joker. Also touches on a bit of ego and lack of humility. And how things can get to someone's head.

    Seemed somehow appropriate in light of all the goings on with a certain troubled production.

    Check it out here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/816119

    Here's the fan film, which features Walter Koenig's late son, Andrew, as the Joker:



    I remember this premiering at San Diego Comic Con in 2003 and was floored.
     
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  2. USS Intrepid

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    Sandy Collora's a talented guy. I was disappointed when the Kickstarter for his latest fell short. Hopefully he tries again and nails it.
     
  3. JE Smith

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    I've seen the documentary, it's pretty interesting, if possibly a bit overlong. Likewise, I was disappointed that Collora's turtle-monster movie didn't make its Kickstarter goal (I didn't even know about it until it had closed) -- on the other hand, he seems to do very well with his Art of Creature and Character Design books -- Vol. 3 was just successfully Kickstarted. Did anybody actually get the BTM Kickstarter DVD? I was wondering if Dead End was included as an 'extra.' It still has never been released in any kind of proper HD format.

    I met Collora at a con about a decade ago, before he made Hunter Prey, just as the B: DE hoopla was kind of dying out. He was very pleasant and nice to fans, at least that I saw. I hope he gets to make his turtle-monster flick, as I'd pay to see it. :)
     
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    I really liked Hunter Prey. I bought the DVD and the digital copy from iTunes.
     
  5. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Writer and occasional starship commander Premium Member

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    He is immensely talented.
     
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    I remember seeing that online and was just blown away, chills when the rose up with the cape. But it jsut goes to show you there is always a need to be balance between hungry, humble and confident.
     
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    Oh I remember that film. Nicely photographed fanwank. I was bored by it because it was just too everything and the kitchen sink for me. I'd be interested in seeing the doco, however.
     
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  8. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    The doc is far more interesting than the fan film itself.
     
  9. JE Smith

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    To each his own, I love Dead End. It's a great bat-suit, and it's just so goofy, when both Predator and Alien show up, not to mention the late Andrew/Josh Koenig's off-the-rails Joker performance. I didn't find it boring in the least, and at about eight minutes, it hardly overstays its welcome. Collora's World's Finest fake-trailer was pretty cool too.