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A Taste of Saturday Morning Watchmen

Along with the release of the Watchmen movie this weekend came the surprise discovery of Saturday Morning Watchmen, a goofy animated fan film that drops Alan Moore’s diabolical R-Rated comic book into the G-Rated waters of a typical 1980s DIC cartoon. It’s torn up the internet, going seriously viral the last few days, but if [...]

A Filmmaking Lesson From Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest is the, er, guest in an interview on Wired.Com today, and while he wasn’t talking about fan films, when the topic of democratizing the media comes up, his insightful views apply to all fan filmmakers: Technology has democratized entertainment, but it also has saturated it with sameness. Guest: Well, the fact that [...]

Fan Film Follow-Ups: Star Ranger 7, Dark Knight, Mega Man

Fan Cinema Today covers a lot of fan films; some are awful while others are brilliant, but given the rate of turnover around here, sometimes even the more interesting efforts can wind up fading into distant memory. Every so often, we’ll realize, “Hey, whatever happened to that one?” Well, in the interests of both attempting [...]

Lord of the Rings Hunt For Gollum Fan Film Courts Controversy

The long-awaited fan film, The Hunt For Gollum, based on obscure parts of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, will finally debut on May 3, appearing at and on the big screen at The London Sci-Fi International Film Festival. The pre-release goodwill shown the 40-minute film by Metro Online and SFX Magazine has [...]

Star Wars: Revelations Director Gives Trenches A Sneak Peek This Weekend!

Trenches, the long-awaited webseries from Shane Felux, will get a sneak peek this weekend at Maryland’s Farpoint Convention, screening Friday at 10PM, and Saturday at 11AM, followed by a Q&A panel. If you aren’t familiar with Trenches or it only vaguely rings a bell, you’re not alone. Felux made a big splash in 2005 with [...]

Star Wars Fan Filmmaker’s First Feature Film, Imprint, Hits Stores Tuesday

Every fan filmmaker dreams of helming a feature film, but to date, few have reached that goal. Even fewer, however, have made that feature film before their fan films came out—but that’s what happened for Marc Linn, director of the Native American thriller, Imprint, which arrives on DVD tomorrow–Tuesday, February 10. Linn, a filmmaker based [...]

Legendary Banned Warhammer 40,000 Fan Film Damnatus Leaked Online

After two years stuck in legal limbo, the now-legendary Warhammer 40,000 fan film, Damnatus, has been released online as a Bit Torrent file. The German feature-length film, which reportedly took four years and $15,000 to produce, is based on a popular series of role-playing table-top games, and is one of the most ambitious fan productions [...]

I Assure You We’re Open!

Hi there! We’re baaaack! Up and running, for good this time. The blog is finally completely off of, and home in a new comfy hosting site. Enjoy the new digs. function change_color(input, id) { var obj = document.getElementById(id); if (obj) { = “#” + input.value; //alert ( + ” for ” +; [...]

Fan Cinema Today Gets New Look For 2nd Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of Fan Cinema Today, so to celebrate in style, the site has undergone a redesign to make it easier to read, more fun to explore and generally cooler. Some of the new features include: THE HEADER The pitch black header at the top of each page is gone, replaced by [...]

Dark Knight Project Hits Big Screen Saturday

This just in: The Dark Knight Project will get its first public screening this weekend, as part of The Chicago International Reel Shorts Festival. The short will be shown Saturday, September 13th, after the 7 PM sci-fi/horror show in the Film Row Cinema at Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash) on the top floor. function change_color(input, [...]

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