Category Archives: Sandy Collora

2008: The Year in Batman Fan Films

Fan films were big this year, but clearly the big movie story was The Dark Knight. The feature film flew off with most of the summer box office, and now it may well do the same with upcoming awards season trinkets. Unsurprisingly, the movie lead to a lot of fan-created Batman tributes, ranging from an [...]

FCT Roadtrip Report: Five Towns College

Is a roadtrip a roadtrip if it’s only a 40-minute drive? On Election Day, I spoke about fan films as a guest speaker at Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY. About a year ago, I sat in on the school’s “Comics To Film” course and interviewed its professor, Dan Galiardi, for Homemade Hollywood, so [...]

Homemade Hollywood Gets io9 Rave Review! is the biggest Sci-Fi website on the planet, and that’s not just me saying that; it’s a fact. So I’m pretty damn excited that they wrote up my fan film book, Homemade Hollywood, on Thursday—and the best part is, they loved it! Editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz’s review starts out calling the book “terrific” and then [...]

Interview: Fanimatrix Auteur Rajneel Singh, Part 4

Welcome to the fourth (and easily my favorite) 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 [...]

O’Hearn To Play Conan and Captain America?

Mike O’Hearn, who I’ve written about a few times, appears as “Titan” on NBC’s American Gladiators, but fan film fans know him as Superman from Sandy Collora’s World’s Finest faux trailer fan film from 2004. Now Slashfilm has reported that O’Hearn is in the running for big-screen reboots of Conan The Barbarian and Captain America. [...]

Book Excerpt: Building Batman: Dead End

With the nation going bonkers for The Dark Knight this week, it seems only fitting to unveil a related snippet of the upcoming fan film book, Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind The Camera. Here’s an edited-down excerpt about one of the most popular fan movies of all-time, Sandy Collora’s 2003 flick, Batman: Dead End. As regular [...]

Ain’t It Cool News’ Anti-Fan Film Stance

“Moriarty” (AKA Drew McWeeny) has always been one of my favorite writers on Ain’t It Cool News (AICN), not merely because I tend to agree with his observations, but also because he tends to temper his reviews. On a site that never met an exclamation point it didn’t like (which is part of its charm), [...]

Fan Film News Updates

We’re always on the case here at Fan Cinema Today (actually everyone’s always on my case, but hey, that’s just details). Here’s some new news on some old news: • • • A while back, I mentioned that the actor who played Superman in Sandy Collora’s World’s Finest fan film, Mike O’Hearn, is now a [...]

Batman: Dead End Director’s New Feature Film

If you follow fan films, you’ve seen the name Sandy Collora; he made a big splash in 2003 with Batman: Dead End, and then followed up the next year with World’s Finest, a faux movie trailer featuring Superman and The Dark Knight. Both flicks were huge online hits, and in their wake, Collora had a [...]

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