New Fan Film Releases And Announcements!

Today’s post focuses on brand new Fan Film projects available now for all to enjoy. First up is The Badge And The Bat, a Batgirl Fan Film by Fair Amount Pictures, and 3 Block Radius, I mentioned in my previous post. You can check out the finished product below…Next up is a special announcement! Our old buddy Gary Lobstein (creator of the film’s – Hulk-Aftermath, Dr. Fate & The Crawling Chaos, and A Question of Fate) recently broke the news to FBT that the third addition to his Dr. Fate Fan Film trilogy (Dr.Fate Returns) is currently in production, and will be coming soon to a monitor near You! If You’re a fan of Mr. Lobstein’s work you should also check out an interview for The Fan Film Podcast, conducted by both Christopher Moshier (The Fan Film Follies) and Myself ,with our very special guest, You guessed it… Gary Lobstein! click HERE for the show. Out last entry of the day focus on Super Unofficial, A crew of filmmakers with an interesting concept in Fan Film storytelling. Read the official statement from SU’s Youtube page,

“THE FIVE FACES PROJECT is a new venture for Super Unofficial, an anthology of separate stories, each a stand-alone short film exploring the stories of five different, lower-level heroes in their own breakout stories. In five different cities, crime takes on five different forms and it will take five different heroes to battle it. Five heroes: The Shadow, Black Canary, Booster Gold, Robin, and Captain Marvel. Four unique and action-packed tales. One choice: Yours.”

I am pleased to announce that three of the above mentioned films are now posted on SU’s Youtube page! Click HERE for Booster Gold, HERE for The Shadow, and HERE for Black Canary! All of these films look great, I will be posting seperate reviews of each of the entries soon.


Fan Film Podcast: Episode 69 – Adrien Van Viersen (Director Of, The Shadow Strikes!)

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Adrien Van Viersen knows.” Adrien of SmashMedia Productions is our guest on this new edition of the Fan Film Podcast. He’s storyboarded a lot of the high end Hollywood Superhero films that have come out in recent years including both Fantastic Four films and X-Men 2 & 3 as well as a long list of credits in between. And he’s also made a fan film based one of his favorite long time pulp characters – The Shadow. What separates Adrien’s fan film from most is the dark tone it takes and it’s very adult nature of the imagery. The films antagonist is a child rapist and his just rewards appropriate. Not one for the kiddies. Remember when digital effects started to take over practical effects in the films of the 90s? Sure, in some cases practical effects still do exist in today’s cinema, but nothing compared to yesteryear. What the hell was a CGI in the 80s? Today everyone, with exception of my mother, knows exactly what CGI is and the role it plays in the movies we see. The same is happening behind the scenes with the storyboard. Adrien will clue us in on the new technologies and perhaps the death of the storyboard artist.