Before we talk about your new Batman-projects,
and even though we have talked about this before [click
here], do bring us up to speed: Your brand-new Batman:
Dante - in a few words, what is it about?
is my attempt at Batman. Simple as that. I've
always wanted to try my hand at the Dark Knight, but never really had the
resources to do him right. Until now at least. I came up with the script
back in 2010, turning Batman
into a horror character was always
fascinating to me. And when I learned that John Carpenter was once attached to direct what became the Tim Burton film, I knew I had to give
it a go. And after six years, the elements needed for Batman:
Dante finally fell
into place and I made it happen.
presently planning to do two more Batman-fanmovies,
Batman: Geoffrey and Batman: Edgar - so what are those
about, and will they be at all linked to Batman:
They are in league with Batman:
Dante. They are
narrative pieces told by people who witnessed Batman in action. Each story
is from a different perspective with its own unique message. I won't spoil
what the plots to each are, but I will say they are as inspirational as Batman:
Dante presented the Batman
as a rather fierce force of nature, a genuine threat - so will that
portrayal at all shift in Batman: Geoffrey and Batman: Edgar,
and will those movies dig deeper into his actual backstory?
movies are not about Batman
or who he really is. You won't see him take
off the mask, you won't see him chilling with Alfred. He's the solution to
the problem. That's it. It's essentially how much of Batman anyone would
see if they met him socially. He's not going to talk to you. He won't take
you back to the Batcave (unless you're his girlfriend). He's just there to
terrorize evil doers and protect the innocent.
were your actual inspirations for writing Batman: Geoffrey and Batman:
Edgar, and is either of them based on any particular Batman
None of the stories,
or Edgar are based off of anything in the Batman
canon, at least to my
knowledge. The closest comparison I can give, is that one episode in the
animated series when the group of kids all tell stories about what they
think Batman is like.
Of all the filmmakers I know,
there's not one who has made half as many (high quality) fan movies as you
have ... but you're diving into the Batman-world
only now - so why is that?
Because I pride myself on doing
a good job and before now, I did not have a Batsuit I was proud of. The
last thing you want to do is do something sub par. That's just a no no in
What can you tell us about
the intended look and feel of your movies?
Imagine a John
Carpenter movie with serious anger issues. That!
can tell us about your intended cast yet, and why exactly these people?
Santiago will return as Batman. He is an amazing cosplayer and thoroughly
nailed what I wanted for Batman. Plus he has all the moves locked. As for
everyone else, I haven't begun casting yet as we are still trying to
acquire the budget. Which of course, is always a pain.
also want to have the Batmobile in Batman: Geoffrey and Batman:
Edgar, right? So how might that work on a limited budget?
is a good question. I will let you know once we acquire the funds to rent
one. If you happen to not see a Batmobile in the next two films... then
you know we didn't make our goal.
far as I know, you're currently still raising funds for Batman:
Geoffrey and Batman: Edgar - so do talk about your campaign for
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
It's a GoFundMe page -
Basically, every dollar counts. So if someone wants to
donate 5, 10 or even 20 dollars, it will get us closer to our goal. So far
we've had some donations from some very amazing people and it's been a
Once your funds are raised, what's the schedule -
and any idea when and where those films might be released onto the general
Filming will probably begin anywhere from a week to 2 weeks after we
reach our goal. It would all just come down to scheduling. I usually
tend to release my films immediately after that. So figure we reach our
goal by the end of the month, I will release Geoffrey sometime at the
beginning of August and Edgar about a week or so later. But again, that
is all pending we reach our goal in a timely manner.
Any future projects beyond Batman:
Geoffrey and Batman: Edgar you'd like to talk about?
this moment in time, I don't have any. I think I am just meant to do this
trilogy with Batman
and that's all. But things always change. So who
movies' website, Facebook, GoFundMe, whatever else?
learn about me, as always at
and watch my films at
and if you wish to help support my Batman project,
And of course, you can watch Batman:
Dante here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVIemMDWn4s
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
a racist, Harry!"
for the interview!