Comic Relief Documentary, My Film Debut, Hits The Web

on June 1, 2011 5:30 PM

In October, like many of you, I attended New York Comic Con 2010, the 2nd largest comic book convention after San Diego Comic Con. But instead of going as a fan or a games journalist, I was there primarily as a documentary filmmaker, creating a film called Comic Relief, a documentary short that gives an insider’s look at the eclectic culture and community surrounding comic books.

Although this community is often hilarious, Comic Relief intends to show that comic book culture is also serious business and has impacted the lives of individuals involved within this fascinating subculture.

Comic Relief is filmed entirely on location at New York Comic Con by Sarah Lawrence College students and features the talent of Video Game Journalist and Writer/Filmmaker Daniel Horowitz (that guy being myself), Writer Adam Singer and Theater and Film Technician/Director Chris Johnson.

Cast/Crew Credits are as follows:
Director- Daniel Horowitz
Director of Photography and Camera Operation- Chris Johnson
Producer- Daniel Horowitz
Interviewers- Adam Singer, Daniel Horowitz
Writing- Daniel Horowitz
Editing- Travis Kaupp and Daniel Horowitz

With E3 coming up, which admittedly is a much larger convention, this short documentary should give you all a taste of the convention assignment.

 /  Contributing Writer
Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at dhorowitz107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107