If you’ve never been to Comic Con and you missed out on getting tickets to this year’s event, the next best thing may just have to be watching Morgan Spurlock’s documentary ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope.’ Last month the theatrical trailer debuted and now Wrekin Hill Entertainment has released this great behind the scenes freaturette showing how the documentary came to fruition.
The 6½ minute video is narrated by Spurlock himself and gives insight on the complexities and the excitement of the making of this film. All I can say is if Stan Lee tells you that you should make a movie about something, then by all means do it! Especially if it produces the likes of this film!
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong.
COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as the descend upon theultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:
- Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job
- Holly, a costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize
- Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts
- Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year’s event
- James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal
One on one interviews with Comic-Con Veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.
‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ Featurette:
‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ will debut in theaters in Los Angeles on April 5th, on Video on Demand starting April 6th and premieres in theaters in New York on April 13th.