Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Henry and Romo from The Geek Speak Show. I answered some basic questions about Fan Films, Fanboy Theatre, dropped a couple of names, and tried not too embarrass the Fan Film community too much. You can check out the show here Thanks for the love guys!



Hey Ladies and Gents, I decided to start up a new feature here on FBT that’s sure to satisfy all of you fellow Fan Film nuts out there, Fan Film Of The Day! FFOTD will spotlight a different Fan Film everyday from Action, to Horror, and everything in between.  Since life has been hectic of late I don’t get a chance to update as often as I used to, or would like to,  so FFOTD will be a great way to get your fix while I’m away.  For our very first installment of FFOTD I figured it would be a poetic move, of sorts, to go with a film by the Director of the very first Fan Film I have had the pleasure of reviewing, The Nightmare Ends On Halloween. The Director is Chris Notarile, The company is Blinky Productions, and the brand new film…DARKMAN! Hope you enjoy folks 🙂

-Fanboy Will


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Literacy advocacy organization teams up with filmmaker to spread the word about comic books and reading

SAN DIEGO, CA – After a successful screening earlier in the year at the San Diego Comic-Con International, the independent documentary film “Comic Book Literacy” is returning to America’s Finest City with the help of the local non-profit organization, “Words Alive.”  The film will be screened October 12 at 7:00 at Lestat’s Coffee Shop on 3343 Adams. Ave.
The film showcases the utilization of the comic book medium to promote literacy and education.  In the film, comic book writers and artists (such as Art Spiegelman, Joe Quesada, Paul Dini, Scott McCloud and others) as well as scholars and historians discuss the various roles comic books have played in education.
“Comic Book Literacy’s message regarding the immense value of comic books in inspiring a passion for literacy really fits in with Words Alive’s mission and volunteer programs,” said Patrick Stewart, Executive Director at Words Alive. “Comic books are an engaging, intellectual, and affordable way for people of all ages to develop a love of reading, and we are excited to be a part of this event.”
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to screen in San Diego again,” said Todd Kent, the film’s director, “and I think it’s a great chance for the people who missed it at Comic-Con to see the film.”
The film won “Best Documentary” at the 2010 Phoenix Comicon and is currently touring the country, screening at various film festivals, comic book conventions and literacy events.  For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to:
If you would like more information or to schedule an interview with filmmaker Todd Kent
please call 214-287-8219 or e-mail

About Words Alive
Founded in 1999, Words Alive is a non-profit organization that helps underserved, low-income, at-risk children, teens and adults discover how books can add meaning to their lives. Instead of teaching the skill of reading, Words Alive engages its program participants in the joy of reading with innovative programs and initiatives with the goal of creating lifelong readers and learners. For more information about Words Alive, its programs, volunteer opportunities, annual Authors Luncheon and giving opportunities, please contact Patrick Stewart, at (858) 274-9673, or access our website at


I came across this article on If you’re not familiar with Mr. Glut’s groundbreaking work in the hallowed halls of Fan Film history, this is a great article to introduce you to the incredible creativity, ingenuity, and heart, that make Don’s films so enjoyable to this very day!

This particular article focuses on Don’s superhero Fan Film’s. Years before Batman fought The Predator, or Dan Poole swung around Maryland on a rope, Don was making his own superhero films in his backyard featuring the likes of, Captain America, The Phantom, Captain Marvel, Spy Smasher, Spider-Man, and more!

If You like what you see, and you’d like to see more, I highly recommend picking up a copy of Don’s DVD, I Was A Teenage Movie Maker. Enjoy!


n73130854851_1748.jpgThis Documentary feature film showcases the utilization of comic books to promote literacy and education

CHICAGO, IL – The independent documentary feature film “Comic Book Literacy” will make its world premiere at C2E2 – The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. The film will screen on Sunday April 18th at 1:45. After the screening there will be a Q&A with the film’s director Todd Kent.

“Comic Book Literacy” emphasizes the positive attributes of a misunderstood medium. The film features appearances by comic book writers and artists such as Paul Dini, Scott McCloud, Terry Moore, Joe Quesada, Jim Salicrup, Gail Simone and Art Spigeleman as well as historians and scholars who discuss the role comics play in education in both an historical and contemporary context.

“Many, many people we spoke with attributed their love of reading to comic books,” Kent said, “And we are thrilled to be able to share that excitement and spread the good word about comics.”

Kent added, “C2E2 is a great fit for the film and we’re honored to be a part of it.” Topics in the film include visual literacy, vocabulary and even science and history, the learning of which can be enhanced with the help of comics.

There are plans to screen the film at film festivals and comic book conventions throughout the year with the goal of obtaining a wide release distribution.

“We also hope to spread the word about what a great educational resource comics are,” said Kent, “All teachers should have some comics in their utility belt.”

For more information about the film, upcoming screenings, and updates go to: