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A dark and gritty feature film about the Joker's beginnings.

Short Summary
Joker Rising is going to be a full length fan film that we hope will elevate fan films to an art form. It shows the man behind the scars before he becomes the joker when he was just a small time crook and shows how he eventually becomes the monster that we know him as. We get to see what drove him to madness and just how he exactly got his scars.

Harley Quinn is also a major figure in this film and the Riddler is in it like you've never seen him before.

Katie Young plays Harley Quinn 

Dylan Hobbs plays Cyrus/ The Joker

Ski Carr plays Black Mask

Manuel Eduardo Rimirez plays- Croc

Dominique Marsell plays Riddles

Harley and her new friend
Harley and her new friend



We have been making films ever since we were children and are taking this project very serious. It is to be a drama that has a well written screenplay and will showcase fantastic performances by amazing actors. The video above shows the tone and style we will be going for with this project.

We go into production on this starting in June.

We are extremely excited about bringing this story to life and about giving the Joker his very own film. Think of it like Batman Begins from the twisted side of Gotham.

We don't own the rights to these DC and Warner Bros property and are purely making this out of respect for the characters that we know and love. We will not be making money off of this film but are asking for help with funds so that we can make it happen.

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What We Need & What You Get:

We need funds to pay many actors for up to 10 days of filming, for catering, for gas, and for props.
We will be sending out the dvd of the teaser trailer along with other short films we have made, this final film signed by the cast once it is done!

Together at last
Together at last

The Impact:

I believe this project will raise the bar on fan films to come and will make people feel for even the villains. We intend for this film to feel even more grounded in reality than the great Dark Knight Films. We would love to show this at comic con.

I believe that a lot of fans of the DC universe, like ourselves, would like to see just where the Joker came from.

Feel free to ask me, the writer/director, any questions about this project at alek.gearhart@gmail.com

Here is a link to a reel that shows our style and capabilities

http://youtu.be/wL6vwaeuttk

Other Ways You Can Help
If you are as excited about this project as we are it would be of great help if you could get the word out for it. If you do I will make certain to send you a direct link to the finished film once it is done. Just give me your email.

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Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We need funds to pay many actors for up to 10 days of filming, for catering, for gas, and for props.

One risk is that we might not be able to pay for the things we need for the film and will not be able to finish it. Or finish it properly with the right resources.

Another risk is that we could have trouble getting the word out there. Any help with that would be greatly appreciated.

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