Monthly Archives: September 2008

Can You Dig Even More Warriors Fan Films?

The hits (and punches and baseball bats) just keep on coming! As I explained yesterday, back in 2007, I had to help judge a fan film contest of flicks based on the 1979 cult classic, The Warriors. I shared my comments on the first three movies in the contest yesterday, and now here’s my take [...]

Fan Cinema Today On The Road at AES

Hey, Clive here. I’ll be at the Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from Friday through Sunday. If you’re attending the show and want to talk fan films for a few minutes, drop me an email [FanCinemaToday -A-T-] and we’ll meet up for coffee on the showfloor. function change_color(input, [...]

The Warriors Fan Films: Can You Dig It?

In the spring of 2007, the late, great fan film fanzine, Fan Films Quarterly, asked me to help judge a contest for the best fan flick based on Walter Hill’s 1979 feature film, The Warriors. Back in the day, the movie, about a New York City street gang that has to get to its home [...]

Star Wars Fan Film Imperial Chopper Rides Again

There’s a fine line between the pursuit of perfection and ruining a perfectly good thing. Ask George Lucas, and he’ll probably tell you that the former is a filmmaker’s right, nay, duty—as evidenced by his continual reworking of the original Star Wars trilogy, forever to be tinkered with like a hot rod from American Graffiti. [...]

Dark Knight Returns to Fan Films

Dark Knight mania may have ebbed in the few months since the blockbuster feature film’s release, but that just means people are biding their time until the DVD comes out, just in time for the holiday buying season. Until then, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the resulting wave of fan films inspired by [...]

Hey, Lego My Movie! Brickfilms Invade Fan Films

When I was a kid, Legos were good for three things—building towers; making a red, yellow and blue gun for playing Cops and Robbers if you weren’t allowed to have toy guns; and throwing at one’s irritating siblings. Times have changed (my brother turned out to be a nice guy, despite the fact that I [...]

New Watchmen Fan Film: Fearful Symmetry

Providing that all the legal fighting gets worked out, the film adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen should be coming out next March, and millions of fans around the world can’t wait. Why all the fuss over a 20-year-old DC Comics series? Simply because it’s probably the best ever made (though Craig Thompson’s Blankets is a [...]

Tomb Raider: Ascension Fan Film is a Hit!

Except for Ms. Pac-Man, Lara Croft is arguably the best-known female video game character ever. As the “star” of Edios’ Tomb Raider series, sporting a British accent, sleek moves and outfits that pack more than pistols, Croft walks the precariously thin line between post-feminist icon and fanboy drool instigator. As a result, it might seem [...]

Interview: Fanimatrix Auteur Rajneel Singh, Part 5

Welcome to the fifth—and final—installment of our epic interview with Rajneel Singh, director of the classic Matrix fan film, The Fanimatrix. If you’ve already seen his 16-minute flick, you know it’s a pulse-pounding action flick made on a non-existent budget; if you haven’t seen it and you happen to dig Keanu Reeves’ second-best franchise, then [...]

Fan Film Trailers: Batman, Potter, Cloverfield!

Generally, I don’t do much about fan film trailers here on FCT—by my estimation, maybe 80 percent of fan movies never reach completion, which means in turn that most fan film trailers are promises that will never be kept. Still, I love to be proven wrong, so with that in mind, here’s a few coming [...]

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