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Look to the Sky Launches on Hulu, iTunes and Amazon

The uplifting film Look to the Sky has launched on HuluiTunes, and Amazon.

Look to the Sky shares the real-life stories of young people who have embodied the iconic spirit of Superman.  The documentary screened in 50 cities with proceeds benefiting charitable initiatives.

Director Brett Culp‘s previous film – Legends of the Knight – looked at how Batman influenced individuals to do good and help others. The film screened in over 100 cities and raised over $75,000 for charity.

Culp and his team have filmed in 14 cities, capturing the stories of inspirational young people and experts on superhero stories, psychology and literature. Well-known interviewees include author Neil Gaiman, former DC Comics president Paul Levitz and Maria Popova of Brain Pickings.

The film is produced through The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded by Culp and his wife, Tricia Culp. The organization is focused on creating uplifting and educational films to inspire personal growth, community service and positive engagement in viewers of all ages.

Look to the Sky, Superman is Real

The trailer for the new documentary film Look to the Sky debuted online on Thursday. The not-for-profit film features the uplifting true stories of young people who have demonstrated the “Superman spirit” in life-threatening situations, physical challenges, loss and through heroic acts of community service. The film also explores the cultural meanings of Superman and whether the character has continued relevance in contemporary society.

LookToTheSky_Poster_FINALDirector Brett Culp‘s previous film – Legends of the Knight – looked at how Batman influenced individuals to do good and help others. The film screened in over 100 cities and raised over $75,000 for charity.

Over the past year, Culp and his team have filmed in 14 cities, capturing the stories of inspirational young people and experts on superhero stories, psychology and literature. Well-known interviewees include author Neil Gaiman, former DC Comics president Paul Levitz and Maria Popova of Brain Pickings.

The film is being produced through The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization founded by Culp and his wife, Tricia Culp.  The organization is focused on creating uplifting and educational films to inspire personal growth, community service and positive engagement in viewers of all ages.

The production team for Look to the Sky is now raising funds through Indiegogo to finish the film. The campaign gives supporters of the project the opportunity to pre-order copies of the finished film and other incentives as a way of funding this documentary project.

Release date of the film will be Fall 2016.

Director Brett Culp Teases #SupermanIsReal

Director Brett Culp is going from Batman to Superman. The director of Legends of the Knight has teased that his next film will tackle the Man of Steel. Look To the Sky will be an “uplifting” documentary focused on the iconic character “to inspire the superhero spirit through charity screenings in communities around the world.”

A trailer will be released in a month with a crowdfunding campaign launching in October to help finish the film.

Much like his previous film this one will tell real-life stories of young people who have shown the spirit of Superman.

#SupermanIsReal

SDCC 2013: Legends of the Knight

cowlPortions of Legends of the Knight will debut at a San Diego Comic-Con panel on Friday, July 19 at 10:30am in room 26AB. The independent, not-for-profit film explores the inspirational impact of Batman and the power of heroic storytelling. Filmmaker Brett Culp will be in attendance.

The film is another example of a successful Kickstarter campaign. The initial goal of $31,850 within 48 hours and closed at $54,820.

Culp explains the film

Batman has become contemporary mythology. We want to show how enduring stories like this shape us. Our goal is to inspire everyone on the planet who loves Batman to embody his spirit, engage with the world, and make a difference. Together, we are Batman.

Over the past year, Culp and his team have filmed stories in 15 cities, recording 64 interviews. He has 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 and editor
  • Lenny B Robinson – visits children’s hospitals around the country as Batman
  • Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird) – 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

In the spirit of Batman, all revenues generated by the completed film that are beyond production, screening, distribution, and administrative costs will be donated to charitable organizations.

It is expected to be released this Fall 2013.

Panel:

SDCC Panel (http://sched.co/10EfESS)
“Legends of the Knight: Batman and the Inspirational Power of Heroic Stories”
Friday, July 19 at 10:30am – Room 26AB