LEGENDS OF THE KNIGHT

Updated: Aug 4

PRESS RELEASE


June 9, 2015


Legends of the Knight weaves together the stirring true stories of individuals who have overcome devastating obstacles, unselfishly given to the community, and embraced their inner superhero because of their love of Batman.

Through the deeply personal tales of Batman fans, writers, and filmmakers, this feature-length documentary explores the power of heroic stories and encourages viewers to find their own unique path to heroism.


Legends of the Knight is a return to our childhood dreams of being a hero. Put on your cape, and be inspired! Visit www.BATMAN.mov.cm for a screening schedule and other information.

Legends of the Knight is not your typical superhero flick... I didn’t expect to get teary-eyed.”

- Whitney Matheson, USA Today




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“The goal of Legends of the Knight is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves Batman to embody his spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference. How is this not part of every State of the Union address?”

- Nick Venable, Cinema Blend



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Batman Documentary “Legends of the Knight”

It tells the uplifting true stories of individuals who were inspired to become real-life heroes by their childhood love of Batman.

“At some point, every child dreams of being a superhero,” filmmaker Brett Culp said. “They put on a cape and imagine that they have the power to change the world. Along the way, many of us lose our faith that this can be true. ‘Legends of the Knight’ is a return to our childhood dreams of being a hero. Our goal is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves Batman to embody his spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference.”


Over the past 2 years, Culp and his team have filmed stories in 15 cities, recording 62 interviews. They captured the stories of individuals whose love of the Dark Knight has inspired them to overcome devastating obstacles, to motivate and encourage young people, and to contribute to their communities.


Well-known Batfans who appear in the film include:


· Michael Uslan - executive producer of "Batman", "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight", and "The Dark Knight Rises"


· Denny O'Neil - legendary Batman writer


· Lenny B Robinson - visits children's hospitals around the country as Batman


· Jill Pantozzi – Superhero journalist with the spirit of the Caped Crusader


· Rabbi Cary Friedman - author, "Wisdom from the Batcave"


· Dr. Travis Langley - author, "Batman & Psychology"; teacher of university course in psychology called "Batman"


· Gotham Chopra - co-author, "Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes"; son of best-selling author Deepak Chopra


“Human beings have always been stirred to greatness by the tales of heroes,” Culp said.


“We connect with Batman because he is the superhero with no superpowers.


Just as he has committed himself to making the world better, we can dedicate ourselves to a noble cause and do something great. This type of inspiration is a core function of storytelling in society.”


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FILMMAKER BRETT CULP - BIO

Brett Culp is an award-winning digital filmmaker. He produces inspirational documentary films and works with organizations and individuals to capture the beauty of their stories.

His distinctive approach to filmmaking has attracted a client list that includes movie stars, music icons, best-selling authors, hall of fame athletes, royalty, and Fortune 500 companies.

Brett’s work has been featured in US Today and The Hollywood Reporter and on national programs on NBC, CBS, Lifetime, Food Network, and WEtv. He has been a celebrity expert on Entertainment Tonight and in US Weekly.


The newest edition of the college textbook “Documentary Storytelling” devotes an entire chapter to Brett’s unique production style.

He speaks to organizations, youth groups, and filmmakers about the power each of us has to use our personal story to make a difference.