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Quantum Leap Fan Film Lands This Month!

RASCO Motion Pictures stunned fandom a few years ago with Star Trek Vs. Batman, a seemingly terrible idea that was far more enjoyable than anyone would have suspected (see my old review for more). Now the RASCO crew is putting the finishing touches on a new effort that honors yet another cult TV series: Quantum [...]

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 [...]

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 Hosts Fan Films, Debuts Homemade Hollywood Book at New England Fan Experience This Weekend!

I’ve been doing a lot of roadtrips recently to promote my new book, Homemade Hollywood, and this weekend ain’t no exception. I’ll be hosting not one but two programs about fan films at the New England Fan Experience, a pretty wild convention in Cambridge, MA that starts today and runs through Sunday. I’ll also finally [...]

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 [...]

Batman Fan Film Stuntman Blows Out Knee

Fan filmmakers are a certain breed: They work hard and they play hard, and sometimes the two things are one and same. So it’s good to be reminded every so often that it’s easy to get carried away, and your intensity can backfire on you if you’re not careful. Just take the unfinished flick, Batman [...]

Lost Fan Films: Batman Reborn

This is the latest installment in an occasional series on fan films that were never completed. Plenty of fan films get announced every year—fan film forums are filled with ancient posts where an eager amateur filmmaker announces, “Hey, I’m gonna make a flick, and it’s gonna be awesome, with stunts, explosions, fights, car chases and [...]

Homemade Hollywood Arrives In Stores TODAY!

Well, today’s October 15—the big day when Homemade Hollywood: Fans Behind The Camera hits the shelves! A full 10 years after I first had the idea for this baby, it’s finally out of my head and into the real world. Here’s a goofy idea: If you see a copy of the book out in the [...]

Little Batman Goes Indy

Regular FCT readers may recall a fairly big-budget fan production I wrote about back in June, The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman. The flick launched last year on YouTube and has since become an online phenomenon, seen by more than 65,000 people. Now Jordan H. Wachtell, the fan film’s producer—not to mention the Dad of [...]

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 [...]

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