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Always Be Yourself, Unless You Can Be Batman, Then Always Be Batman


If fan films can be considered a form of flattery then Tom MacDonald’s “Hourglass”/ “Who I Am”/ “Bout It” is high praise of not only The Batman but the superhero film genre as well. Clocking in at 1 minute 10 seconds we get only the briefest glimpse of Tom’s interpretation of Bruce Wayne/Batman but he captures the moody angst driven vigilante very well. Check out the trailer here:


The 13 minute short film/music video will premiere in full on October 1st. Tom is a self-described artist but when pressed he admits he’s a musician, writer, film maker. Not only did he write, direct, and edit the film (and trailer) he also composed, wrote, produced the music as well. I asked him what it was about Batman that drew him to put together this project…

I chose Batman for a few reasons, I guess. I always shoot short-film-style music videos. I’ve been a cowboy, and old man, a dirty fight promoter, an astronaut, a soldier…I’ve been living out my fantasies via short films, really. Haha. I’ve loved Batman since I was a small child, so…it just sort-of happened. I was talking to my Dad and he’s a massive Batman too. He was like “I think a Batman video would be really cool.” He planted that seed in my head and it just grew into fruition…


If the trailer has you interested in checking out more of Tom’s stuff check out these links to some of his other work.

Wannabe –
Wheels Keep Turning –
Fight Your Fears –
Dark Side of The Moon –
2 Litre –
House In The Hills –

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