Teaser Trailer for Fanfilm Auteur Sandy Collora's "Hunter Prey" (think: "Predator" meets "Conair")

Earlier this week, science fiction blog io9 got an exclusive peek at the teaser trailer for "fanfilm" director Sandy Collora's forthcoming feature "Hunter Prey." Annalee Newitz says,

Collora created the now-legendary fan film "Batman Dead End," which got him into a pretty heartbreaking copyright battle with Warner Bros. and Comic-Con. But he's back on his feet and continues to break new ground by bringing slick production values to shoestring-budget fan films. "Hunter Prey" is a feature film based on an original premise, and is fascinating not just because it's going to be action-packed fun, but also because it's a look into the future of high-quality amateur filmmaking.
Here's the io0 blog post, with a higher-quality video than what I've embedded here, and more on the project. Looks pretty amazing!


  1. I’d say more, think “Dune” meets “Chronicles of Riddick” meets Jawas dreaming about Boba Fett.

    Or something.

    Anyway, it’s always exciting for me to see someone make something.

  2. “(think: “Predator” meets “Conair”)”
    Or think Pitch Black, with light.

    Looks like a tasty treat at any rate.

  3. While the budget effects were certainly admirable, my mind boggles when anyone refers to “Batman: Dead End” as a good film. It’s a decent enough effects reel but that’s about it. I love comics about as much as the next guy (card carrying member of the Wednesday rush) but the whole thing just doesn’t read right.

    This however seems much more promising.

  4. Looks pretty slick and well-done, but why copy all the old cliches that we’ve seen so many times before? Do something original!

  5. Looks like 80s Mad-Max-rip-off bad-a$$-cyborgs-in-the-post-apocalyptic-desert sci-fi movies to me.

  6. Good original imaginative script will beat the shit out of slick visuals and mediocre script any day.

    And a low-budget version can always be remade with higher production values.

  7. Yeah I got the distinct impression of Star Wars meets Pitch Black (the beginning of PB anyway).

    Looks cool!

  8. I’ll watch anything Sandy makes – I had the pleasure to interview him a year or so ago for a new documentary I’m working on, and he’s certainly got a passion for making films… I’m sure it’ll be worth a look…

  9. Donald LaFontaine says,

    “In a world where computers and digital equipment have changed all the rules, one film-maker dared take on the studios…”

    Really, you have to imagine the voiceover guy saying that.

  10. I’ve been following Hunter Prey’s progress on my fan film news blog for a while. Yeah, it could go either way (how many good trailers have ultimately led you on?), but clearly Collora is hungry to prove that the relative successes of Batman: Dead End and World’s Finest weren’t solely due to the characters.

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