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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope -- A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Stan Lee ... Himself

Seth Rogen ... Himself

Eli Roth ... Himself

Seth Green ... Himself

Kevin Smith ... Himself

Adrianne Curry ... Salve Leia

Paul Scheer ... Himself

Paul Dini ... Himself
Jon Schnepp ... Himself

Holly Conrad ... Herself

Jessica Merizan

Michael Bender ... Himself

Mish'al Samman ... Himself

Scott Mantz ... Himself
S.K. Darling (as Se Young Kang)
James Darling
Skip Harvey
Eric Henson ... Himself
Chuck Rozanski
Sean Walsh (as Tank Rigormortis)
Andrew Page ... Himself
Maxim Stoyalov
Edgar Gallego ... Himself
Tayler Hudson
Stephenie Werner

Eric Cajiuat ... Jedi Elvis (uncredited)
Brian Fitzharris ... Himself / Hot Wheels Rep (uncredited)

Paula LaBaredas ... Princess Leia (uncredited)
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Directed by
Morgan Spurlock 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeremy Chilnick 
Morgan Spurlock 
Joss Whedon 

Produced by
Chelsea Barnard .... field producer
Michelle Blumenschine .... line producer
Gill Champion .... executive producer
Jeremy Chilnick .... producer
Kief Davidson .... field producer
Matthew Galkin .... producer
Shannon Gibson .... associate producer
Lisa Hepner .... field producer
Dara Horenblas .... field producer
Ross Kauffman .... field producer
Harry Jay Knowles .... producer
Stan Lee .... producer
Brian Runnels .... associate producer
Jack Selby .... executive producer
Morgan Spurlock .... producer
Benjamin Statler .... executive producer
Thomas Tull .... producer
Joshua Z. Weinstein .... field producer
Joss Whedon .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Sandra Chandler 
Bryan Donnell 
Nick Higgins 
Ross Kauffman 
Dane Lawing 
Daniel Marracino 
Jason Miller 
Guy Mossman 
 
Film Editing by
Tova Goodman (co-editor)
Tim K. Smith 
 
Casting by
Michael Sutton 
 
Art Direction by
Matt Haley 
 
Production Management
Senain Kheshgi .... production manager: California
Sebastian Weinberg .... post-production manager
 
Sound Department
Abe Dolinger .... sound mixer
Brian Fish .... sound mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Paul Graff .... sound mixer
Giles Khan .... sound mixer
Michael Legum .... sound supervisor
Cate Montana .... sound editor
Caleb Mose .... sound mixer
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Matthew Sutton .... sound mixer
Richard Walters .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tiffany Armour-Tejada .... digital imaging technician
Eric Kieweg .... key grip
Beau Lambert .... time-lapse cinematographer
Fortunato Procopio .... cinematographer
Joshua Z. Weinstein .... camera operator
Max Wheeler .... assistant camera
 
Animation Department
Lewis Kofsky .... animation producer
 
Casting Department
Maria Luisa Gambale .... casting producer
Mary A. Lively .... casting producer
Kristin Meyer .... casting producer
Sarah Scott-Farber .... casting associate
Melissa Wulfemeyer-Valenzuela .... casting (as Melissa Valenzuela)
 
Editorial Department
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Jeycob Carlson .... assistant editor
Thomas Favilla .... associate editor
Tova Goodman .... co-editor
David Pleiss .... assistant editor
Brian Reali .... digital intermediate producer
Lenka Somolova .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Jingle Punks .... music by
Jingle Punks .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Erik Altstadt .... production assistant
Edward Patrick Alva .... production assistant
Andrew Baron-Vartian .... production assistant
Kimberly Bautista .... production assistant
Jeff Beachnau .... production assistant
Pat Clark .... production assistant
Elissa Cohn .... production assistant
Alex Comery .... production staff
Kaitlin Cunniff .... assistant to Jeremy Chilnick
Ben Ganz .... production assistant
Marjon Javadi .... field assistant to jeremy chilnick
Marjon Javadi .... production secretary
Sean Jennings .... additional production assistant
Jennifer Jones .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Senain Kheshgi .... production coordinator: West Coast
Valeria Kohakura .... production assistant
Simon D. Lorady .... production assistant
David Magdael .... interview manager
Nicki Maron .... assistant to joss whedon
Emmanuel Moran .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Emmanuel Moran .... production secretary
Nathan J. Morse .... production assistant
Justin Oberman .... production assistant
A.J. Pinkerton .... production assistant
Michael C. Poole .... production assistant
Matt Rigby .... production assistant
Aaron Robinson .... production assistant
Spencer Scranton .... production assistant
Edricdale Silla .... production assistant
Gordon Stewart III .... production assistant
Anne Stulz .... interview crew
Alex Tepper .... production assistant
Steven Wallace .... interview crew
Frank C. Wells .... location coordinator
James Winston .... field assistant to morgan spurlock
Melissa Wulfemeyer-Valenzuela .... production assistant (as Melissa Valenzuela)
Joshua D. Krohn .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Stephen Christy .... special thanks
Misty Lee .... special thanks
Michael McMillian .... special thanks
Zachary Quinto .... special thanks
Gareb Shamus .... special thanks
Kevin Smith .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A film for comic fans, 13 May 2012
Author: FilmPulse

The phenomenon of San Diego's Comic-con has grown to astronomic levels in both attendance and exhibition since it's inception in 1970. It has morphed into something much more than just a gathering of comic book nerds, packed into a hotel conference room. Comic-Con encompasses all things pop culture, be it comics, movies, games, or anything else people can geek out over. Famed director Morgan Spurlock decided to chronicle the 2010 con, and follow a select few to document their reasons for being there, and their experience.

In addition to following around a genuine, and interesting cast of characters, Spurlock sprinkles in some interviews with some of the con's most prolific figures including Kevin Smith, Joss Whedon, Seth Rogan, and many more. Having these people give their thoughts and anecdotes about the con was a nice touch, and added some flavor to the film.

The real meat of the documentary, however, is with the interesting group of central characters. We see two aspiring artists, a costume designer, a collector, a comic book dealer, and a young couple in love. All of the characters have different reasons for being there, and yet they all share the same passion for comics, movies, and games. The characters were varied enough to keep things interesting, and they were all very likable people. In addition to learning about who these people are, and their reasons for attending Comic-Con, we learn that there's much more to the con than to simply see famous people and buy memorabilia. People use Comic-con as an opportunity to showcase their talents, and hopefully further their careers.

One of the other important topics discussed in this documentary is the concept of geek culture, the rise of geek coolness, and the commercialization of Comic-Con. As most of us know, many of the things that were considered nerdy when we were kids, are actually cool now, and as a result, many companies are cashing in. When Comic-Con began, it was just a small convention focusing on comics, however now, comics take a backseat to all the other stuff going on in the con. Nowadays, many of the people that attend, don't even know, or particularly care about comics. This is upsetting to comic book fans, especially since the industry has been suffering for years.

Although Comic-Con Episode IV may not break new ground in the documentary genre, it does give people an inside look at one of the biggest pop culture events of the year. As stated in the film, everyone can find something to love about Comic-Con, and the same can be said about the film itself. It's a light and enjoyable film, that's certainly worth a watch, even if you aren't a die hard comic fan.

Adam FilmPulse.Net

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