ElfQuest fan-film blessed by the Pinis

A group of ElfQuest fans with a good track-record for producing excellent web-videos have secured Elfquest creators Richard and Wendy Pini's permission to produce a fan-film based on the series. The movie is to be crowdfunded (they need $5,000) and the Pinis are donating original art and personal phone calls as premiums to spendy donors.

Rhodes reached out to Richard Pini via Facebook to get his blessing on the project, and while the Pinis have always been open to fan-created projects, Rhodes and Thorpe's proposal struck them as something special.

"It sounded so incredibly wonderful and exciting, especially when we saw what they'd already done," Pini said via phone. "This is the most professional, enthusiastic bunch of folks who have ever approached us; they've already demonstrated that they know how to make web video and get people excited about watching it. It's a first for us and a first for ElfQuest, and we knew that we wanted to take advantage."

Creator-Blessed ElfQuest Fan Film Crowdsources Funds

ElfQuest Fan Film on IndieGoGo

(Thanks, Tavie, via Submitterator!)


  1. Oh man, none of the elf names pass spell check… and they kept it in the screen shot. I hope that’s not an indicator.

  2. Keep in mind that this “teaser trailer” is in no way connected to the actual film being developed. It’s a completely whimsical (though no less professional for that) trailer-length web video. Even we haven’t seen the script but we trust this group implicitly, given both their record of existing accomplishments and their clear love of Elfquest. So we’re happily curious to see what they come up with that can be done using only female characters. :)

  3. Casey McKinnon! that gal’s total sweetheart, and her Comicbook Orange web show is a real treat. I look forward to seeing how this shakes out. good luck to them!

  4. Sorry for plucking the low hanging fruit, but I just have to repeat the phrase:

    blessed by the Pinis

    Someone had to do it.

  5. Fixed the image :) All names are spelled correctly, Spellcheck just hasn’t expanded to include the EQ world…YET :) Yes, all ladies for this one. You can see the other 4 cast members (those announced the first week) pics in the “Gallery” section of our indiegogo page. Thanks everyone for taking a peek!

  6. Why do fans always seem to believe that looking like the character is the most important criteria? They can do a lot with make-up – wouldn’t you want a better actor instead?

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