ROBIN is a not for profit fan film.
Director: Jared Barel
Writer: Jared Barel
Cinematographer: John Hudak, Jr.
Editor: Jared Barel
Producers: Jared Barel and Jordan Barel
YouTube link: HERE.
ROBIN is a unique take on a familiar character's origin story. The production of ROBIN started as a proof of concept for a larger film. The concept that needed to be proven was "Can I make an action/fight scene with next to no budget?" (Also, can I direct a film while being on camera? - I play the punk with the mohawk.) What grew out of it was a story I think many of us can relate to about a troubled kid who is a sympathetic witness to an indifferent world plagued by bullying and violence towards women. It's a story that felt right being told through the eyes of a kid we all know and love to be a superhero fighting alongside one of the most iconic heroes of all time. I think it's a story about the hero in all of us that's frustrated at the cruelty we see everyday, be it on TV, in our homes, or on the streets. I know, I know, it's not exactly the Robin origin we all grew up with, and I by no means am staking a claim on a character that's been around for decades longer than I have, so I appreciate you keeping an open mind viewing, let's call it, an "alternate universe" version of Robin.
I think what makes Robin such a relatable character is he could be any of us. He doesn't have super powers, he isn't a billionaire like his mentor, he doesn't even have his mentor's training. He's just a kid with a mask and a lot of courage to do what's right. In this film, what's right and wrong isn't so black and white, but I'd like to think he's on his way.
Thanks for watching and thank you again to my incredibly hard working cast and crew. I hope you enjoyed the journey and if Robin's heroism has inspired you to stand up against injustice, remember, not all heroes wear masks; I encourage you to get involved with the organizations below:
Dick Grayson - JONATHAN SPIELMAN
Punk Leader - CASEY CLARK
Dick's Father - TOM DORSETT
Purple Haired Punk - CRAIG COFFMAN
Baseball Bat Punk - DMITRY SAMUYLOV
Young Woman - MARZY HART
Batman - JEFF AUER
Backwards Cap Teen - REYNALDO PINIELLA
Swag Teen - HUNTER KOHL
Bully - NATE DEPOSKI
Party Victim - DANIELLE RODERICH
Jonny Warren - ANTHONY FIGUEROA
Comicbook Geek - TOM GIERUT
Comicbook Bully - JORDAN ZELAYA
School Administrator - JACQUI DORSETT
Asst. Camera Op - DAVID FLINT
Camera Rentals - DAVID FLINT
P.A. - DAN WAWRZONEK
P.A. - MATTHEW KLEIN
Sound Recordist/Boom Op - SAWRAB KARIM
Security - KAREN BAREL
Security - ANITA SPIELMAN
Location Scout - ALEX GOZ
Fight Choreographer - JARED BAREL
Second Unit DOP - JARED BAREL
Second Unit Sound Recordist - JARED BAREL
Visual Effects - JARED BAREL
Sound Design - JARED BAREL
Motion Graphics - JARED BAREL
Color Correction - JARED BAREL