Watch: 'Gray Ghost' Short Inspired by 'Batman: The Animated Series'
"Remember kid: this is the only law left in this town." Damn this is cool. A couple of friends, who grew up with Batman as their childhood hero, have decided to make a short film inspired by the classic 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series, 'Beware The Gray Ghost'. Titled The Gray Ghost, this short film chronicles the live-action adventures of "The Gray Ghost" aka Simon Trent. In the original animated series, Trent (voiced by Adam West) is depicted as a down-on-his-luck actor who was typecast for life playing a masked avenger on a black-and-white serialized TV show. This short film plays like a "lost reel" from the old serialized show, and it's very well done for something some friends made in their spare time. Check this out!
From their Vimeo page: Heart-Beat Productions presents a short film Directed by J.L. Topkis and Written by Matt Landsman. "We are filmmakers with a life-long passion for Bruce Timm’s Batman: The Animated Series." They explain that in the episode, "Batman was searching for a lost reel the TV show in order to solve a copycat crime. Our film presents The Gray Ghost as an actual television show that Bruce Wayne would have watched as a child." Both Emerson College Graduates in 2012, The Gray Ghost is the second collaboration between Jake Topkis and Matt Landsman - their first project was In Searching. "This is an independent, non-profit, artistic expression created purely for fun." Good work. What do you think?