"Smile" short film on origins of "The Joker"; Producers release link to watch film
Two local "young Spielbergs" make second film
2:14 PM, Dec 18, 2013
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BIRMINGHAM, Mich. (WXYZ) - Two college freshman movie makers from the Detroit area have just release a link to their new short film "Smile" based on the origins of Batman's enemy "The Joker. http://vimeo.com/85488498.
Click the link to watch the film, and also click the video link for the interview they did with Glenda Lewis, before the film hit the theaters.
So you think you know the whole story about Batman's nemesis, "The Joker?" Check out the new short film "Smile" made by two young movie makers from the Detroit Area.
The film by Director Ryan Stratton of (West Bloomfield) and Producer Aaron Keteyian (of Royal Oak) premiered Thursday December 19th at the Birmingham 8 theater in Birmingham, MIchigan.
The filmmakers both say their work, "tells the story of the complex relationship between a troubled young boy, Junior, and his mentally unstable alcoholic father, Jack. When Junior is pushed to his breaking point, he's forced down a path of self-destruction and begins his transformation into one of the most infamous and dangerous comic book villains of all time.
Stratton and Keteyian created the business "Arklight Pictures" to make their movies. " 7 action news featured their first project last year, a vampire film called: "Blood Angel." Back then they were in high school. Now they are both freshman in college and studying the movie business.
For more details on their work: check out the link for Arklight Pictures' Facebook Page.