You might not know Sandy Collora’s name, but you likely know his last work — the incredible fan film Batman: Dead End (if you haven’t, go watch it here. Now. I’ll wait. Back? Good, let’s continue). Corrola just released a teaser trailer to his next movie on io9, an original sci-fi work called Hunter Prey and… well, as you might expect, being made by the dude who made Dead End, it’s awesome.
And here’s what drives me crazy. Uwe Boll has been hired by several studios to make several “legitimate” movies over the course of several years, despite having proved over and over again he has no talent whatsoever. Meanwhile, Collora has shown a remarkable amount of talent in his self-made works, despite no budget or studio support. Someone please hire this guy to make a real movie, and bring a little more justice into the world. Please.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.