Via Boing Boing, Do you like fan films? Thinking of making one yourself or are you just curious as to why a guy would dress up as Superman and film himself running around in tight thights? Well, if you answered yes to any of that, here’s your chance to find out why geeks will sometimes spend thousands of dollars and countless hours of hard work to make something that may never earn them a penny back! Backyard Blockbusters is a documentary by film maker John E. Hudgens that explores the world of the fan film maker. Here’s a short synopsis from their Youtube channel;
Batman versus the Predator? It happened. Raiders of the Lost Ark remade by kids? It happened. For years, people have been making home movies, many times using pop culture properties that they may not own, but love. In recent years, these types of projects have come to be known as “fanfilms”. Backyard Blockbusters looks at the history and influence of the fanfilm genre, as well as the copyright and fair use problems these films create, featuring highlights from and interviews with the creators of many popular films.
I searched around only a little (okay, lazy journalism, but I just got home and I’m fuck all tired (sorry about before… I just had a long day. I’m not angry at you, You’re still my little moochadore, now lets see a smile…)) and I couldn’t find an actual release date for the documentary. However, below is the trailer and if you follow the links back to the youtube page or the films main page you can find ways to support the making of this documentary and check out who’s behind the making of the documentary and who has been interviewed for the film. Wow, enough of that run-on sentence! Watch the trailer below and I hope afterwards you’ll be looking forward to this film as much as I am!