Portions of the documentary film “Legends of the Knight” will debut at a SDCC panel on Friday, July 29 at 10:30am in room 26AB. The independent, not-for-profit film explores the inspirational impact of Batman and the power of heroic storytelling.
Filmmaker Brett Culp will be in attendance throughout SDCC and available for interviews.
The funding campaign (http://kck.st/W4yO4a) on Kickstarter met its initial goal of $31,850 within 48 hours and closed at $54,820.
“Batman has become contemporary mythology,” producer/director Brett Culp said. “We want to show how enduring stories like this shape us. Our goal is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves Batman to embody his spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference. Together, we are Batman.”
Over the past year, Culp and his team have filmed stories in 15 cities, recording 64 interviews. He has captured the stories of individuals whose love of the Dark Knight has inspired them to overcome devastating obstacles, to motivate and encourage young people, and to contribute to their communities.
Well-known Batfans who appear in the film include:
- Michael Uslan – executive producer of “Batman”, “Batman Begins”, “The Dark Knight”, and “The Dark Knight Rises”
- Denny O’Neil – legendary Batman writer and editor
- Lenny B Robinson – visits children’s hospitals around the country as Batman
- Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird) – superhero journalist with the spirit of the Caped Crusader
- Rabbi Cary Friedman – author, “Wisdom from the Batcave”
- Dr. Travis Langley – author, “Batman & Psychology”; teacher of university course in psychology called “Batman”
- Gotham Chopra – co-author, “Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes”; son of best-selling author Deepak Chopra
In the spirit of Batman, all revenues generated by the completed film that are beyond production, screening, distribution, and administrative costs will be donated to charitable organizations.
Release date will be Fall 2013.
Official website: www.WEareBATMAN.com
SDCC Panel (http://sched.co/10EfESS)
“Legends of the Knight: Batman and the Inspirational Power of Heroic Stories”
Friday, July 19 at 10:30am – Room 26AB