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Behind the Mask: The Batman Dead End Story (2015)

Unrated | | Documentary | 10 July 2015 (USA)
Director and Writer Eric Dow ("Honor in the Valley of Tears") brings us his second documentary as he goes behind the scenes of the fan fiction short film, "Batman: Dead End." In the winter ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Neal Adams Neal Adams ... Himself
Clark Bartram Clark Bartram ... Himself
Kurt Carley ... Himself
Sean Clark ... Himself
Joseph Collora Joseph Collora ... Himself
Salvatore Collora Salvatore Collora ... Himself
Sandy Collora ... Himself
Eric Dow Eric Dow ... Himself
Randy Falk Randy Falk ... Himself
Michael Koelsch Michael Koelsch
Scott Leva ... Himself
Michael MacFarlane Michael MacFarlane ... Himself
Michael O'Hearn ... Himself
Gregory Ramoundos Gregory Ramoundos ... Himself
Shawn Reeves Shawn Reeves ... Himself
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Director and Writer Eric Dow ("Honor in the Valley of Tears") brings us his second documentary as he goes behind the scenes of the fan fiction short film, "Batman: Dead End." In the winter of 2003 commercial director Sandy Collora and some of his friends set out to make a low-budget short film for his demo reel. What they wound up actually doing was making one of the most elaborate, most watched, most talked about and most controversial short films ever made: Batman Dead End. Considering the amount of press and admiration Batman: Dead End garnered, everybody expected it to quickly propel director Sandy Collora into the Hollywood stratosphere, but instead his career failed to launch. Now, we get the inside look at the legend of the superhero and the people who help create it including Collora, comic book legend Neal Adams, and convention all stars Sean Clark, Shawn Reeves and Jordu Schell. Behind The Mask: The Batman Dead End Story is an incisive look at the making of the short film, ... Written by Candy Factory Films

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In 2003, Sandy Collora and his friends set out to make an ambitious short film. They wound up making history

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English

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10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Batman Dead End: A Ten Year Retrospective See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Montauk Films See more »
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A making-of that's better than the movie
22 June 2018 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I'm as surprised as anybody that there's a hundred-minute documentary about an 8-minute short film. On the surface, at least. The production of "Batman: Dead End" occupies a fraction of this film, and the rest is a character study of its director, Sandy Collora. And warts-and-all is an understatement. Collora fancies himself a fighter in a battle to bring his visions to the masses, while those around him perceive him as . . . kind of a dick. I'm conflicted on where I stand on the man, but he has his supporters, and their admiration feels genuine. I was more interested in the man than I was in the Batman movie, and that's saying something.


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