A cape and cowl review by Senior Editor, PK
I’m a fan of fans, that sounds odd but it’s a very real fandom. And with the internet and filming technology becoming cheaper, it’s lead to a massive boon in the creation of fan films dedicated to a myriad of genres.
A friend introduced me to BatmanFanFilms.com recently, and I have to say that I’m truly impressed with what I’ve seen.
BatmanFanFilms is obviously a site dedicated to fan films about one of our favorite caped crusaders.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot of stinkers in there as far as fan films goes. But there’s also some real gems like Face Behind The Clown by Bizzlejig Films, which I’m going to review here.
Face behind the clown which was made in 2009, is a wonderful short film featuring a mix of live action and motion comic. The story centers around a young Doctor Crane (who later becomes the scarecrow), interviewing the Joker in Arkham asylum for the latest crime he’s committed, the murder of Bruce Wayne’s fiance.
While I admit that it was a little different to see the Joker portrayed by a younger actor, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It allows us to see a side of the joker that you don’t always see, the truly psychopathic side without the theatrics.
No guns, no acid spitting flowers, just him locked in a room with a psychiatrist trying to understand why murdering is really such a bad thing.
All the while, toying with the good doctor to see if he can get a laugh out of him.
Face behind the clown, is written and directed by Fabian E. Quevedo and L. Alan Brooks, starring Luke Jones, Josh Quevedo, and Xia Higbee.
BatmanFanFilms.com the site is not just a good collection of fan movies, it lets fans share teasers/trailers, and even show their writing prowess in the form of sharing scripts.
After you’ve enjoyed Face behind the clown, stop on over at BatmanFanFilms.com for some of the greatest, and admittedly some of the worst fan films dedicated to Batman you’ll ever see.