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June 8, 2013
 

Short Film: Grayson: Earth One

Thanks to Rustic Bodomov for bringing this to my attention, a rather fantastically put together short film telling a new origin story for Nightwing. It’s really nicely shot with some great choreography too.

I’m a big fan of the Superman: Earth One comic book series and despite all the naysayers, I think it’s well done. A lot of purists don’t like the changing of character’s origin stories, but I actually like it. I think it gives a fresh take on the characters and this short film in particular does a great job of putting a new spin on Nightwing.

Synopsis: “Grayson: Earth One’ is the re-imagined origin story of the hero known as Nightwing/Richard Grayson. The series takes place in a new continuity on a new Earth separate from the DC Universe, freeing it from continuity restraints.

“Grayson: Earth One” season one is a non profit six episode season dedicated to exploring the origin story of the DC character known as Nightwing — but with a twist. The twist being that Richard Grayson has never had the good fortune of being adopted as a child by Bruce Wayne, thus never becoming the boy wonder. Instead, we have a Richard Grayson that had to fend for himself on the unforgiving streets of Gotham and, even worse, the streets of Bludhaven. A character that has to overcome years of dog eat dog mentality to become a selfless and kind individual. To ultimately fulfill his destiny and become a HERO.

Of course, changing that single event within Richard Grayson’s life sends a ripple across the entire DC universe. It changes the history of characters such as Bruce Wayne, Barbara Gordon, Helena Bertinelli and their adversaries too.

Why is change a good thing? Simply put, we wanted to tell a story that involves characters that are beloved, but also wanted a story that the audience could not predict based its iconic source material. We would also love to attract people that had no previous interest in the comic book world by grounding these characters into situations that they could relate to. We look forward to creating a new fan base following these awesome comic book characters that we grew up with.

Cast: Stephen McCain as Richard Grayson, Daz Crawford as Dr. Victor Friese, Rileah Vanderbilt as Helena Bertinelli, Angela Gulner as Barbara Gordon and Katie H. Young as Carrie Kelly

Writer/Director: Hisonni Johnson



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



 
 

 

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