Monthly Archives: March 2009

Batman: Reign of Fate–Cool Fan Film Trailer

It’s been a while since I covered a solo Batman flick here on Fan Cinema Today, but it looks like Bats is back with a bang. Canadian fan film collective Loose Noose has posted the trailer for its upcoming effort, Batman: Reign of Fate, and it looks like a lot of fun. I’ve always been [...]

What’s In The Box?—Fan Film or Viral Video?

The Internet is ablaze suddenly with the arrival of What’s In the Box?, a mysterious video on YouTube that is being conjectured as everything from a viral video promoting the next edition of the video game Half Life (said to be 18 months away from release) to a fan film by Dutch film students to [...]

Fan Cinema Today live TODAY on WBAI

Hey, I’ll be appearing this afternoon at 2PM on New York’s WBAI-NY / 99.5 FM. The show is “NonFiction,” hosted by Harry Allen, The Media Assassin. If you don’t live in range of WBAI, you can listen through their web site at, and they also archive shows for 90 days at function change_color(input, [...]

Skull Island: A King Kong Fan Film Prequel!

King Kong is a classic movie, but (Spoiler alert for maybe three people on the planet) the problem is that the monkey dies at the end. That never stopped Hollywood from making lots of cheesy sequels, but if you’re a die-hard fan who’s respectful of the original 1933 flick, how do you make a King [...]

Star Trek Fan Series Sets Course For Georgia

Starship Farragut, the on-going Star Trek series based around Baltimore, MD, has found a new home. While the show has shot all over the place in the past—everywhere from Cincinnati, OH to the sets of Star Trek: Phase II in upstate New York—the Starship has found a new berth for its permanent sets in historic [...]

BotCon To Hold Transformers Fan Film Contest

Transformers have been around for 25 years, and they’ve had a fan film link from the very start. Not only have zillions of kids tried their hand at stop-motion animation using their Transformer robots, but Don Glut, one of the pioneer fan filmmakers of the 1950s and 60s who was profiled in my fan film [...]

4 Free Stop-Motion Animation Programs for Windows & Linux

Last week, Fan Cinema Today covered some free filmmaking software for Macs, including a stop-motion program (and it’s not the first free one we’ve covered either). That’s all fine and dandy, but what if you prefer Windows or Linux? Why should you be penalized? Where’s your free software? It’s right here. Below are four programs [...]

New Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation Screenings!

If you love fan films or Indiana Jones, you have not lived until you’ve seen Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation—the legendary fan film made by three teens over the course of seven years. From start to end, they recreate just about everything from the original, from the truck chase to the boulder to [...]

Star Wars: The Lost Jedi Found in United Arab Emirates

While the majority of fan films covered by FCT are made in the United States, it’s important to remember that this past-time is an international hobby. We’ve covered flicks from Australia, New Zealand, New Caldonia, England, and Canada, among others. Now you can add the UAE to that list. As reported in The National, a [...]

Metal Gear Solid Fan Films–Pretty Flimsy?

Last summer, I wrote about Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy, a European fan film based on the Konami video game that A) looked pretty good, and B) was going to come out in 2008. Well, it has yet to turn up, so let’s explore some other fan productions based on the popular shoot ‘em up. To [...]

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