EVENT: Superhero doc film in Filmbase tonight @ 8pm
Filmbase and Slamdance present feature documentary Superheroes on Friday 14th October at 8pm
The filmmakers will take part in a live Skype Q&A on the night and the event will begin with a screening of the award-winning short film Hello Caller by Andrew Putschoegl about a suicidal woman who makes a call for help with unexpected and hilarious results.
The event will take place at Filmbase on Friday 14th October at 8pm sharp (doors open from 7.30pm). Tickets are just €10! Tickets can be bought from Filmbase reception in person or buy them online through Entertainment.ie HERE>
A documentary film by Michael Barnett
A Theodore James Production
They patrol the dark and dangerous streets, seeking out criminals, evildoers and villains, veiled in secret identities…They call themselves Real-Life Superheroes, and they are out to save humanity.
The new feature documentary, SUPERHEROES is a journey inside the world of real-life caped crusaders. From all over America, these everyday citizens don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere.
SUPERHEROES introduces us to several of the country’s most famous masked heroes including MR. XTREME, a 33-year-old security guard officer by day, but a goon’s worst nightmare by night. The film follows MR. XTREME on his nightly patrols through the streets of San Diego, as he tries to stop evildoers and protect the innocent.
SUPERHEROES also spotlights the NEW YORK INITIATIVE – a fantastic foursome of Real Life Superheroes living together that tackle crime fighting, one Brooklyn neighborhood at a time. Lead by ZIMMER, they take to the streets and try to lure criminals out of hiding with their controversial Bait-Patrols in order to put a stop to crime in their community and make the streets safe for the residents.
With over 300 registered superheroes in the United States, SUPERHEROES uncovers this cultural phenomenon and finds out what inspires these everyday citizens to take the law into their own hands, as they try to make the world a better and safer place for all. Through candid interviews, amazing patrol footage, archival material and motion graphics, SUPERHEROES will pack-a-punch unlike anything audiences have ever seen.
SUPERHEROES is directed by Michael Barnett and produced by Theodore James in association with Freestyle Filmworks and O’Malley Creadon Productions. Co-written by Barnett and James, the film is executive produced by Doug Blush, Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley. Peter Tangen is consulting producer and Ian Christy is associate producer. SUPERHEROES is edited by Doug Blush, Derek Boonstra and Jeff Chen.
Short Film HELLO CALLER to precede the main feature
Andrew Putschoegl grew up on the mean streets of Oakdale, Minnesota. He spent his youth selling expired yogurt from the back of a 1978 Chevy Camaro. After several run-ins with the feds, he scared himself straight and eventually invented Facebook before deciding to
pursue his real passion: aerial ballet. I mean filmmaking.