Last year we got to see Adi Shankar’s Dirty Laundry. His short film that is. It was produced by Shankar, directed by Phil Joanou and starred Thomas Jane as the Punisher once again. This year at Comic-Con, Adi Shankar and Joe Lynch showed off what has to be my favorite of all fan made short films, Truth In Journalism. It stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in this fantastic portrayal of a comic book character. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which one while you’re watching.
The movie is basically a wonderful mash up of the film Man Bites Dog, which is a movie I have talked about on the show once or twice. You don’t really need to have seen Man Bites Dog to see this, but I highly recommend you do because it’s a great cult classic. I’ve only seen two seasons of True Blood, but I knew while watching it that Kwanten looked familiar. Of course I didn’t know who he was until after I started reading the comments. To learn more about how and why this got made, check out this great article over at Collider.com. Be sure to watch the film first before reading the article as there are spoilers and we will likely talk about this on our next podcast.