Outer Banks Student Creates ‘Lego Batman’ Fan Film!
Fan films are all over the internet, a great way for up and coming filmmakers to gain an audience and to get the attention of a crowded industry, and Outer Banks First Flight High School student Jeremiah Derby has recently unveiled is own full length feature fan film Lego Batman: The Killing Joke, an impressive stop-motion animation project that took more than two years to complete.
Based on the classic graphic novel The Killing Joke, Derby’s adaptation is done in the style of the popular Lego brand movies and specials. It is a lot of fun to watch, rather you have read the source material or not, and the time and passion dedicated to the film signals a bright future for the young local director.
He spent a year writing the script and getting the various voices needed, and then another year animating more than 5,000 frames.
So far, the movie has more than 2,500 views on YouTube since it was first uploaded in October of 2015.
Jeremiah Derby is also currently ranked number one in the state for high school wrestling , which should not come as a surprise to anyone who has ever watched his dad, longtime Outer Banks boxer and mixed martial arts fighter David “Do or Die” Derby”, in action in the ring.
You can watch Lego Batman: The Killing Joke, written, produced, and directed by Jeremiah Derby in the player below, then tell us what you think in the comments section!
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