Fan Film, Fan Films

Call Me Mr. J: When Harley Met Joker

Call Me Mr. JChris Notarile of Blinky Productions, the most prolific fan filmmaker on the planet, recently released his latest flick, Call Me Mr. J, and while it finds him in the title role of The Joker (AKA “Mr. J”), the flick centers on the origins of the villain’s main squeeze, Harley Quinn.

Taking place after The Dark Knight (and yes, Notarile plays the role Heath Ledger-style), the Joker winds up in Arkham Asylum, under the psychiatric care of newbie shrink, Dr. Harleen Quinzel, who’s subbing for Dr. Jonathan Crane (The Scarecrow). Heavy on talk, the flick follows the pair across five therapy sessions as the Joker manipulates Quinzel into a new persona: Harley Quinn.


I’ve often remarked on the sad lack of female fan film directors (most noticably in the entire chapter I devoted to the subject in Homemade Hollywood), so this movie is notable as it marks the first effort shot and directed by Kim Santiago. Notarile and she co-wrote the script based on an idea she’d had for a few years. Was it worth the wait? Check out the movie and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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