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Matches Malone
30th Jun 2009, 16:58
*UPDATE*

Thought I would update this since City of Scars might rekindle some interest in the fan films.

new
City of Scars (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdpig1_city-of-scars_shortfilms#from=embed)
The newest & arguably one of the best fan films to date.

new
DC Universe fanmade animation/trailer (http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/movies.vm?movie=mass_animation&category=allvideos)
This is high quality animation comes from a contest DC Universe Online held for fans to take some of the assets from the game to create a trailer. Really awesome Batman sequence. The actual trailer starts around half way through the actual video.


Ashes to Ashes-\ (http://www.ashestoashes-themovie.com/)
Awesome. Its a french movie so be prepared to read subptitles :) BUT BE WARNED IT IS VERY GRAPHIC AND VIOLENT.

Batman: Dead End (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w)
pretty much everyone has seen this classic but have to add it, I love this one bc for me its the best Batman has been visually displayed in film, besides being a little short. The film takes a turn down silly ave 'bout half way thru but its still great.

Arkham Asylum (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtwxJgqD-Lo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.eidosgames.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D90455&feature=player_embedded)
Don't know how I forgot about this one. Thanks evilmajikman!!

World's Finest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtXD2HR5jgw)
A Batman/Superman film by the same guy that did Dead End, pretty campy but has some good parts.

Grayson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Q_qX-53d8)
This one rocks considering its main character is Robin. Excellent Joker too

Batman: New Times (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_N9RL1qRWo&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.toplessrobot.com%2F2009%2F06%2Fthe_9_greatest_fan_films_ever_made.php%3Fpage%3D2&feature=player_embedded)
The only thing impressive about this is the fact that its a fan film and it has voice talents like Adam West, Mark Hammil, and **** Van Dyke. But its just too fun/silly for my Batman tastes, I'm sure some of you will enjoy it though.


Bat in the Sun Productions (http://batinthesun.com/)
These guys have several Batman films, they may be lacking in production quality but they make up for it shear appreciation for Batman lore. Patient J is a great interpretation of the character and the others are just fun to watch.

Arkham Asylum Teaser (http://www.arkham-themovie.com/)
Just recently stumbled across this, its awesomely wicked.

Partial 3D recreation of the Dark Knight Returns Mud Scene
http://www.reticomfilms.com/ click on the Blood & Mud link
The Dark Knight Reruns
A CGI Fan Film of a segment of Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns"
The Voice Overs and Character Animations are extremely awkward but I still enjoyed it.

I'm sure Ive missed some but thats my list. Feel free to add your own!

Batmanhill6157
30th Jun 2009, 17:26
Patient J is awesome

VXR
30th Jun 2009, 17:46
chumps in the sun productions are crappy at best.

the rest are good, the ashes one was real good.

and dont forget in NEW TIMES also has mark hammil as the joker

Matches Malone
30th Jun 2009, 19:12
I agree that Bat in the Sun's quality isn't up there but you can just tell that they love the characters, so I can't give em' any hate.

Sivart
30th Jun 2009, 21:02
I LOATHE Ashes to Ashes. I felt like I was watching some perversion of Spawn, not a Batman fanfilm. It also feels waaaaaaaaay to (recent) Frank Miller for me.

New Times was actually pretty funny, and I thought was put together nicely.

Despite their production quality not being the best, I actually am very partial to Bat in the Sun, and Patient J is possibly my favorite Batman fanfilm.

Grayson just seemed off in so many directions to me. (I did really like their Robin costume though)

Dead End is awesome, nuff said.

Game Weasel
30th Jun 2009, 22:10
Personally I found Ashes to Ashes to be far to scattered. It's a Batman pushed over the edge story. It's a 'simple criminal' story. It's a Harley Quinn origin story. Make up your mind already! Also as said, it just felt like it was trying to hard to immitate Frank Miller... and did a poor job of it.

Still, every fanfilm has it's merits and demirits, it's fans and it's critic. My personal favorite is World's Finest, it's everything I'd like to see in a live action Batman or Superman movie.

Bat in the Sun is one of my favorite groups. Loved Dead End right up until the Predator's and Aliens showed up, never liked that cross over.

Grayson... Eh. It's not bad, not great.

Batmanhill6157
30th Jun 2009, 22:15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOBthvllTYQ The Bat Man

This one doesnt have the best quality but I loved the idea of it. It's about what if Bruce was poor instead


There is also a Batman Beyond one floating around that was good too

Sivart
1st Jul 2009, 04:08
Bat Man... I love it.

Game Weasel
1st Jul 2009, 04:09
Wow, The Bat Man was really something. I liked it a lot, they did an especially good job with fitting the film to the Begins soundtrack.

evilmajikman
1st Jul 2009, 13:06
MtwxJgqD-Lo

Based off the graphic novel Arkham Asylum. It's spanish audio but has english subtitles.

Game Weasel
1st Jul 2009, 13:55
I feel it has the same issue as so many other fanfilms, the lighting is just too darn dark to be able to appreciate the scene.

Matches Malone
1st Jul 2009, 15:12
MtwxJgqD-Lo

Based off the graphic novel Arkham Asylum. It's spanish audio but has english subtitles.

I knew I forgot one, very well made. And its dark bc that's how the graphic novel was. Things were hidden. Images are more interesting and intriguing when you can't see the whole thing. If it aint dark then it aint Batman.

Matches Malone
1st Jul 2009, 15:35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOBthvllTYQ The Bat Man

This one doesnt have the best quality but I loved the idea of it. It's about what if Bruce was poor instead


There is also a Batman Beyond one floating around that was good too

Have not seen this one will watch on my lunch break

Game Weasel
1st Jul 2009, 20:41
I knew I forgot one, very well made. And its dark bc that's how the graphic novel was. Things were hidden. Images are more interesting and intriguing when you can't see the whole thing. If it aint dark then it aint Batman.

That one's a matter of opinion. Me, I've always disliked the "so dark it's hard to see" aspect. Speaking as both an artist and writer myself, I've always felt that the mark of a truly good comic (or movie for that matter) is being able to give us a dark moody atmosphere without leaving us staring at 2/3rds of shadows on a small splash of color in a scene.
The darkness of both that film and the comic it was based off of left me cold and disinterested, which is a shame because the story itself was quite intriguing.

EDIT: I a friend just pointed out to me a great example of what I mean.
Tim Sales. His art on Batman is dark, brooding and gritty, but it still has a certain pop of color and even the darkest scenes still give you a strong visual that lets you see exactly what's going on rather than leaving you in the dark (yes, yes, bad pun.)

Batmanhill6157
1st Jul 2009, 21:00
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6832310051193208037&ei=GM5LStnHEoOCqgKrrKzUCQ&q=Batman+beyond+year+one&hl=en&client=safari

Here is the Batman Beyond film I was talking about

Game Weasel
1st Jul 2009, 21:02
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6832310051193208037&ei=GM5LStnHEoOCqgKrrKzUCQ&q=Batman+beyond+year+one&hl=en&client=safari

Here is the Batman Beyond film I was talking about

38 minutes?! :eek: This is the longest fanfilm I've ever seen, I better go grab myself a glass of water before I hit the play button!

Maniac
1st Jul 2009, 22:19
Slight update, Kevin Smith has linked Batman Legends HD, the most recent youtube release from Bat in the Sun, from his twitter account. The file was only released a few weeks ago (not even) and within the last few hours the posts have spiked like crazy! The internet is all abuzz on this film and with the exception of VXR everyone seems to love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMAVV3kvSEU&feature=channel_page

Take a look for yourselves if you haven't yet, it's a great short!

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 01:11
Slight update, Kevin Smith has linked Batman Legends HD, the most recent youtube release from Bat in the Sun, from his twitter account. The file was only released a few weeks ago (not even) and within the last few hours the posts have spiked like crazy! The internet is all abuzz on this film and with the exception of VXR everyone seems to love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMAVV3kvSEU&feature=channel_page

Take a look for yourselves if you haven't yet, it's a great short!

?? This is old

Maniac
2nd Jul 2009, 01:59
Well the film is older, but the HD version is brand new. But what I said about Kevin tweeting it is very recent news.

Ensanguined Walls
2nd Jul 2009, 02:03
Bat in the Sun Productions is excellent. While their projects do have a "budget" feel to them, each short film is exceptionally well made, very well acted, and faithful to the source material. I wish they could have expanded more on some personalities, but I'll settle with that lovely Joker clip. I love his little comments during the questioning.

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 15:33
Yeah all there stuff would be 150% better with another pass in post production, The footage just needs some massive color treatment so it doesn't look so DV. And get someone else to play commissioner Gordon.

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 15:38
But seriously have all you guys seen the CG Arkham Asylum Trailer? (last link up top) I hadn't seen it until yesterday actually. its freakin wicked. It was made by one guy (besides the voice actors) the girl that does Harley Quinn's voice is stellar. And Joker is just plain creepy, in a good way. The story is supposed to be 10 years after the events of "The Dark Knight"

FearTheScarecrow
2nd Jul 2009, 15:46
Yeah, that trailer was posted on another forum a while back. It's AWESOME! Harley's dialogue is so creepy, it gave me chills. And then the joker looked phenomenal, with his twitching leg and all. "Arkham" has to be my favorite of all these fan films.

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 16:24
Yeah, that trailer was posted on another forum a while back. It's AWESOME! Harley's dialogue is so creepy, it gave me chills. And then the joker looked phenomenal, with his twitching leg and all. "Arkham" has to be my favorite of all these fan films.

I cant believe I hadn't seen it yet I usually try to keep up with stuff like that :)

2seenot
2nd Jul 2009, 18:52
But seriously have all you guys seen the CG Arkham Asylum Trailer? (last link up top) I hadn't seen it until yesterday actually. its freakin wicked. It was made by one guy (besides the voice actors) the girl that does Harley Quinn's voice is stellar. And Joker is just plain creepy, in a good way. The story is supposed to be 10 years after the events of "The Dark Knight"

It wasnt made by Paul B. Frieling, it is most likely produced, and directed by him. But I highly doubt that "one man" is making that movie. By the way has anyone ever heard of Paul B. Frieling?

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 19:07
It wasnt made by Paul B. Frieling, it is most likely produced, and directed by him. But I highly doubt that "one man" is making that movie. By the way has anyone ever heard of Paul B. Frieling?

Read the following article, it should clear up any confusion. From what I gathered he is an independent 3D artist (looks like Z brush)
http://www.blogcatalog.com/search.frame.php?term=paul+b.+frieling&id=aa4592b244ff2fc569527cc69e27b1d0
here is some of the rough models he posted while working on the proj
http://www.zbrushcentral.com/zbc/showthread.php?t=63731
Its just an idea he had that he made a trailer for in his spare time, he is apparently writing a script now hoping to one day actually getting it produced.

JawsFanJesse
2nd Jul 2009, 19:10
But seriously have all you guys seen the CG Arkham Asylum Trailer? (last link up top) I hadn't seen it until yesterday actually. its freakin wicked. It was made by one guy (besides the voice actors) the girl that does Harley Quinn's voice is stellar. And Joker is just plain creepy, in a good way. The story is supposed to be 10 years after the events of "The Dark Knight"

Wow that Was Awsome :D
Is that a Real Movie ??:rolleyes:

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 19:13
Wow that Was Awsome :D
Is that a Real Movie ??:rolleyes:

The post and article above should answer your questions.

JawsFanJesse
2nd Jul 2009, 19:15
The post and article above should answer your questions.

Thanks it
Its not a Real movie :( lol it is still an awsome tralier

Matches Malone
2nd Jul 2009, 19:33
Thanks it
Its not a Real movie :( lol it is still an awsome tralier

No not yet, thats why its the job of the internet and people like us to create enough hype and "buzz" so the people with the money say "hey we can make more money if we turn this into a movie." (or something like that)

evilmajikman
2nd Jul 2009, 21:48
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lollors

Matches Malone
14th Aug 2009, 16:42
New vid added

Hall E Woode
14th Aug 2009, 17:06
Bat in the Sun Productions is excellent. While their projects do have a "budget" feel to them, each short film is exceptionally well made, very well acted, and faithful to the source material. I wish they could have expanded more on some personalities, but I'll settle with that lovely Joker clip. I love his little comments during the questioning.

All's they need is to get a 35mm adapter for their camera(s), and shoot in 24p, not 60i. That will raise the bar on the imagery ten fold.

Ahem. Sorry. Video. I do it for a living, and do films for a passion.

One of these days I hope to score for a Batman film.

Here's a little piece I did for Joker, if I were to score for him. A little different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn-Lal8NZos&feature=channel_page

Batman:THE DARK KNIGHT
14th Aug 2009, 17:08
Yeah Ashes to Ashes sucks...it should have been called blood to bleeding with all the blood. It was sin city meets chainsaw massacre meets saw meets Planet of the apes (for frenchmans retarded growling/grunting) That does not deserve to deal with batman.

batfan08
14th Aug 2009, 17:51
The BAT MAN was pretty cool except for the terrible acting and efffects in a couple of the scenes.One being the mugging,and the other being the broken copier.

Matches Malone
14th Aug 2009, 18:15
All's they need is to get a 35mm adapter for their camera(s), and shoot in 24p, not 60i. That will raise the bar on the imagery ten fold.

Ahem. Sorry. Video. I do it for a living, and do films for a passion.

One of these days I hope to score for a Batman film.

Here's a little piece I did for Joker, if I were to score for him. A little different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn-Lal8NZos&feature=channel_page

Thats very nice. Do you have a website?

Clown Prince Of Crime
14th Aug 2009, 18:16
Ashes to Ashes was visually striking in my opinion. With all the sex and blood.

Of course the story hardly made any sense, but the guy who played the Joker was very convincing.

However, Batman looked ridiculous in it, but they were trying to get accross the ultra scary/demon like Batman.

Matches Malone
14th Aug 2009, 19:48
I love ashes to ashes, I don't understand all the hate. Its dark, hardcore, and disturbing and one of the few times where I enjoyed Harley. The visuals are excellent, I forgot I was watching a fan film the first time I watched it.

Old_BenKenobi
14th Aug 2009, 19:56
Dead End was pretty damn cool. Bat tights FTW.

Hall E Woode
14th Aug 2009, 20:23
Thats very nice. Do you have a website?

Well, my site is www.hall-e-woode.com but I don't have a ton of my music stuff on there.

For that, I use www.showcaseyourmusic.com/brandonfreeman

I think I've got 30 songs on there so far.

Jjf88
14th Aug 2009, 20:46
Robin was epic. Damn epic. That Joker was ace.

Jjf88
14th Aug 2009, 21:05
Ashes to Ashes tried to portray a Frank Milleresque Batman, and failed horribly. I didn't care for the Jokers looks, and his behaviour was alright. His mentality was not the kind of Joker I enjoy. He done something that most criminal would do without any flare.

Its alright, but its not great.:/

SirRoscoe
15th Aug 2009, 01:45
The Arkham Asylum vid doesn't work anymore, the user removed it.

Darkboy
15th Aug 2009, 04:57
I had the fortune of seeing the Spanish Arkham Asylum tribute before it was taken off. I have to admit that even compared to the Hollywood films out right now it's the closest anyone has ever come to adapting a Batman comic. Zack Snyder would be envious.

I'm familiar with Bat In The Sun. They're excellent. More than anything I can recommend their film Patient J. Longest Batman fan film ever made, at least to my knowledge.

I also loved the Grayson trailer. I read the entire screenplay for it as well and was astounded.

Batman: Dead End is a landmark in fan films. Everything about it was perfect.

For the first time tonight I saw The Bat Man. Loved it. Would make an excellent full-length feature film, but sadly I fear that will never be done.

Last one I also just watched is Ashes To Ashes. I had mixed feelings on it, but I feel I more like it than dislike it. Bittersweet to me, probably mind wrenching to some others. I had very tiny little nitpicks about it. I don't mind subtitles, but Batman's facial hair just somehow offset it for me. However I loved the Sin City-esque style it was shot in. The brutality and dark depth it sank to is something that's definitely shocking, but was quite tolerable for me (I'm ashamed to admit that I've written even darker, more disturbing things, but this is not to boast). The one part I just could never get past is the part at the end where it's implied that Harley kills Selina Kyle. First off, I don't think Catwoman should ever die. She's too important a character. Second, Harley may be maniacal and deadly, but Selina can more than hold her own against her, even by herself. Yes, this got to me even more than when the Joker had Eddy gagged and tortured into punching live infants with boxing gloves full of nails while watching him have sex with Harley, which, I sadly must admit, I've written worse than.

Old_BenKenobi
15th Aug 2009, 05:58
Ashes to Ashes was... weird

Batman:THE DARK KNIGHT
15th Aug 2009, 12:25
I love ashes to ashes, I don't understand all the hate. Its dark, hardcore, and disturbing and one of the few times where I enjoyed Harley. The visuals are excellent, I forgot I was watching a fan film the first time I watched it.


because it was a gigantic bloody rape fest........not a good batman story that would be why..as I said before sin city meets saw meets planet of the apes(for Frenchman's retarded scream)...It wasnt a good tribute to batman at all.

RedHoodSecondSon
15th Aug 2009, 12:40
dead end is probably my favourite, the script in patient J was brilliant, and the guy playing the Joker was deffinatley trying to channel Hamil (try saying that six times fast XD) but at points he seemed....amtuerish although i did love the Jason Todd death scene "Hello Bird boy" *whacks with crowbar* XD

Darkboy
15th Aug 2009, 16:38
because it was a gigantic bloody rape fest........not a good batman story that would be why..as I said before sin city meets saw meets planet of the apes(for Frenchman's retarded scream)...It wasnt a good tribute to batman at all.

If anything the film should be appreciated for it's brutality. It's stuff like this that shows just how truly twisted and sickeningly real the comics can be, particularly what the Joker does in stories like No Man's Land and The Killing Joke and Brian Azzarello's Joker. A much needed deterrent to the blatantly awful Batman & Robin film and the '60's TV series. Would you rather have people interpret Batman as a cheesy bad joke with homosexual pedophile undertones, or as the incredibly terrifying element of darkness he truly is?

Jjf88
15th Aug 2009, 23:28
Spoilers next, sorta.


When Joker and Harley are having sex, why are there children crying in the background? And why does Eddie have a wound in his stomach?

Jjf88
15th Aug 2009, 23:34
because it was a gigantic bloody rape fest........not a good batman story that would be why..as I said before sin city meets saw meets planet of the apes(for Frenchman's retarded scream)...It wasnt a good tribute to batman at all.

Yeah. Batman never kills. Not even The Joker? Even Frank Millers Batman only killed when he was years older, and very bitter, and knew there was no alternative. This Batman had victims tied up and bleeding. He also killed someone in a church.

The Joker was totally out of character (imo). He's sadistic, yes, but when he tries to break someone, its not through something like that, granted he has raped (The Killing Joke, I think, can't remember atm) but it just didn't feel like The Joker. He looked alright, but not the way I envisioned The Joker.

EDIT: Also, he didn't even kill The Joker, did he? Bit strange, considering the dude just got your beloved murdered, if you think about it.

Old_BenKenobi
15th Aug 2009, 23:40
If anything the film should be appreciated for it's brutality. It's stuff like this that shows just how truly twisted and sickeningly real the comics can be, particularly what the Joker does in stories like No Man's Land and The Killing Joke and Brian Azzarello's Joker. A much needed deterrent to the blatantly awful Batman & Robin film and the '60's TV series. Would you rather have people interpret Batman as a cheesy bad joke with homosexual pedophile undertones, or as the incredibly terrifying element of darkness he truly is?

I'd rather see the campy, 60's TV show than see Batman being a boring schlock fest, personally. At least Adam West was entertaining and funny.

Jjf88
15th Aug 2009, 23:44
Do they even tell you how the Joker and Harley meet? I can't watch it all without wanting to take my eyes out myself.

Darkboy
20th Aug 2009, 01:24
Oh, a fan film to add, I saw this one last week and was pretty impressed. It's not completely finished, but it's the longest fan film I know of, and the effort put into it was sincere. It's called Batman: The Final Victory, a realistic, Elseworlds-ish take on Batman's crusade, with a different mood than Nolan's but still commendable. Within it's span it chronicles the rise of Robin, Two-Face, and Batman's contemplation on whether or not he should hang up the cowl. The funds needed to complete it have not been reached, so some parts are substituted, but a lot of it is pretty good work. I'd also throw out a small caution, there's some parts with strong language and slightly between PG-13 and R violence for people who are offended by that.

http://www.freewebs.com/batmantfv/themovie.htm

colt
20th Aug 2009, 06:47
theres this one: http://www.novamov.com/video/4a88ff758e5b9#

but i must warn you its pretty terrible.

Matches Malone
18th Jun 2010, 19:08
Updated the list with a couple new ones, including CITY OF SCARS.

edit
I didn't realize this thread was so old, may need to be moved.