In October, like many of you, I attended New York Comic Con 2010, the 2nd largest comic book convention after San Diego Comic Con. But instead of going as a fan or a games journalist, I was there primarily as a documentary filmmaker, creating a film called Comic Relief, a documentary short that gives an insider’s look at the eclectic culture and community surrounding comic books.
Although this community is often hilarious, Comic Relief intends to show that comic book culture is also serious business and has impacted the lives of individuals involved within this fascinating subculture.
Comic Relief is filmed entirely on location at New York Comic Con by Sarah Lawrence College students and features the talent of Video Game Journalist and Writer/Filmmaker Daniel Horowitz (that guy being myself), Writer Adam Singer and Theater and Film Technician/Director Chris Johnson.
The film features interviews with comic book creators such as Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Incredible Hercules), Fred Van Lente (Cowboys and Aliens, Iron Man: Legacy), Dan Slott (She-Hulk, Arkham Asylum: Living Hell) and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son)
Cast/Crew Credits are as follows:
Director- Daniel Horowitz
Director of Photography and Camera Operation- Chris Johnson
Producer- Daniel Horowitz
Interviewers- Adam Singer, Daniel Horowitz
Writing- Daniel Horowitz
Editing- Travis Kaupp and Daniel Horowitz
Check below for the full documentary, which is about fifteen minutes in length, and below for some photos of the cast and crew at work. Thank you all for watching and let me know what you think of my first foray as a filmmaker.