Confessions of a Superhero

Overview

Four mere mortals adapt the personas of their favorite superhero characters, and filmmaker Matt Ogens chronicles the lives and ambitions of this curious quartet in a documentary that explores the allure of fame on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. Being a superhero isn't as easy as it appears in the flickering light of a darkened theater, but sometimes on the Walk of Fame it feels that anything is possible. Joe McQueen's journey began when he sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to Hollywood and assumed ...
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Overview

Four mere mortals adapt the personas of their favorite superhero characters, and filmmaker Matt Ogens chronicles the lives and ambitions of this curious quartet in a documentary that explores the allure of fame on the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard. Being a superhero isn't as easy as it appears in the flickering light of a darkened theater, but sometimes on the Walk of Fame it feels that anything is possible. Joe McQueen's journey began when he sold his Super Nintendo for a bus ticket to Hollywood and assumed the identity of The Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, much like the character of Bruce Wayne, Maxwell Allen struggles with anger issues while assuming the guise of Gotham crime-fighter Batman. Now far from her former days as a Midwest beauty queen, Jennifer Gehrt walks the city streets dressed as whip-wielding do-gooder Wonder Woman. Some days, it seems that Christopher Dennis' every thought is consumed by how the character of Superman, whose cape he dons on a daily basis, would react to the chaos of Tinseltown. From mere fascination to all-consuming obsession, each one of these everyday superheroes are forced balance their own identities with the personas of the characters they portray as they struggle to achieve fame in a town where heroes are cheap, and stars come priced at a dime a dozen.
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Special Features

Audio commentary with "Superman" and his wife; 6 additional scenes; In-depth interviews with director; Superhero slideshow; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2008
  • UPC: 829567046623
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,400

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Lloyd Dennis Participant
Joe McQueen Participant
Jennifer Gehrt Participant
Maximus "Batman" Allen Participant
Leron Gubler Participant
Johnny Grant Participant
Stan Lee Participant
Margot Kidder Participant
Technical Credits
Matt Ogens Director, Producer
Shawn Bennett Associate Producer
Jason Djang Editor
Jordan Erlich Associate Producer
Charlie Gruet Cinematographer, Producer
Gregory Kuehn Score Composer
Mick Legrande Editor
Rick Lobo Editor
Elizabeth McIntyre Associate Producer
Mark Meyers Co-producer
Spencer Parker Associate Producer
Jamie Patricof Producer
Benjamin Seaward Sound/Sound Designer
Zev Suissa Associate Producer
Michael Victor Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Confessions of a Superhero
1. Hollywood, USA [5:00]
2. Tips Are Appreciated [9:13]
3. A Day in the Life [29:23]
4. "I'm Also An Actor" [8:52]
5. Aggressive Characters [11:22]
6. Other Acting Gigs [4:11]
7. Metropolis [5:15]
8. Silver Linings [6:16]
9. Fame and Dortune [9:14]
10. Credits [2:30]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Confessions of a Superhero
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Bonus Features
      Audio Commentary Christopher "Superman" Dennis and His Wife Bonnie
      Additonal Scenes
         Superman Fight Club
         When Bonnie Met Superman
         Superman Gives Good Autograph
         Batman Likes Brandy
         Superman Loves Bo Duke
      Comicon
         Batman: Down With the Bulge
         Superman: Pilgrimage to Mecca
      HDNET Interview at South by Southwest Film Festival
      Theatrical Trailer
      KLBJ Radio Interview at South by Southwest Film Festival
         Play Interview
      Photo Slideshow
   Subtitles
      Spanish: On/Off
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