Documentary film “Legends of the Knight” to explore the inspirational impact of Batman and the power of heroic storytelling.
We love superheroes. With a station name like “Krypton Radio”, that’s kind of a given. Superheroes are symbolic of our personal struggles to be better individuals. They inspire us to do better, to be better, and to make life better for our having been a part of it. The iconic heroes of comic books are an important part of our modern mythology, the stories we tell one another to help us make sense of the world around us.
We can think of few iconic heroes more important to the fabric of our culture than Batman. Producer / Director Brett Culp is in production on a documentary called Legends of the Knight which explores the impact of legends and tales of the Batman on the lives of fans around the world. And he needs YOUR HELP to finish it. It’s hard to imagine a more deserving project on Kickstarter. Go give them money. We’ll wait. Then come back and finish reading.
“Batman has become contemporary mythology,” producer/director Brett Culp said. “We want to show how enduring stories like this shape us. Our goal is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves Batman to embody his spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference. Together, we are Batman.”
Culp is a life-long Batman fan. Over the past year, he and his team have filmed stories in 12 cities, recording 48 interviews. They captured the stories of individuals whose love of the Dark Knight has inspired them to overcome devastating obstacles, to motivate and encourage young people, and to contribute to their communities.
Well-known Batfans who appear in the film include:
- Michael Uslan – executive producer of Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises
- Denny O’Neil – legendary Batman writer
- Lenny B Robinson – visits children’s hospitals around the country as Batman
- Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird) – Superhero journalist with the spirit of the Caped Crusader
- Rabbi Cary Friedman – author, “Wisdom from the Batcave” Dr. Travis Langley – author, “Batman & Psychology”; teacher of university course in psychology called “Batman”
- Gotham Chopra – co-author, “Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes”; son of best-selling author Deepak Chopra
The film’s production team is offering a unique opportunity for supporters to interact and ask questions via a free online video webcast TODAY on Saturday, February 23 at 2pm EST. The webcast will be hosted on www.WEareBATMAN.com.
“Human beings have always been stirred to greatness by the tales of heroes,” Culp said. “We connect with Batman because he is the super hero with no super powers. Just as he has committed himself to making the world better, we can dedicate ourselves to a noble cause and make a difference. This type of inspiration is a core function of storytelling in society.”
The production team for “Legends of the Knight” is now raising funds through Kickstarter to finish the film. The 30-day funding campaign gives supporters of the project the opportunity to pre-order copies of the finished film and other incentives as a way of funding this documentary project.
The campaign raised nearly $5,000 in pledges in the first 12 hours.
In the spirit of Batman, all revenues generated by the completed film that are beyond production, screening, distribution, and administrative costs will be donated to charitable organizations.
Release date will be Summer 2013.
Official website: www.WeAreBatman.com
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