As the world makes it harder for Superman fans to believe that such a true, good, and perfect hero can be real, a documentary filmmaker will prove it beyond doubt. Brett Culp has traveled all over the world to find stories of optimism, hope, generosity and compassion on a level that would make even the man of steel blush. ,
The film is a sequel to Legends of the Knight, the earlier exploration of Batman’s role in popular culture. Not in movies, TV shows, or toys, but in people who adopt the idea of the DC icon in their own missions, their own struggles, and their own personal battles. After seeing the hope that inspired Batman in so many people, and using the screenings to raise more than $ 100,000 in over 100 cities, the filmmaker doubled with the project’s most inspiring heroes.
For Look to the Sky, Culp did not look for people inspired by Superman (the influence of such a massive pop icon now stands for good action), though some notable legends from the comics industry are contributing. Instead, he sought and discovered true heroes of all ages and lifestyles, illustrating the qualities most have reserved for fictional superheroes. The end product is Look to the Sky, a collection of stories that show that #SupermanIsReal … you just have to look for it.
When “Legends of the Knight” first launched at the 2013 Comic-Con, we had the opportunity to experience how the experience had changed Culp’s perspective. At that time, the filmmaker expressed his affection for Batman by emphasizing the almost divine purity of Superman: “Although I see [Superman] and say,” I wish I could be like that, “there is a part of me that knows that It will never be, it was given to him, Batman had to work for it, and so did I. ”
It seems that Culp has taken on his own challenge, with Look to the Sky for adults, even for kids as free of time, energy and passion as any comic book superhero. Whether superhuman services, travel to the corners of the world that most people ignore, or improve the future of the people in their hometown. In a time when Superman fans have never been so divided about the true message of the steel man in pop culture, Look to the Sky is a bearer of hope in the face of an obstacle. Whether these heroes wear coats on the way or not.
The chronicle of these stories led not only to Look to the Sky, but also to the founding of The Rising Heroes Project, an initiative by Culp, to make the stories and voices of his films accessible to the widest possible audience. With open invitations to show the film for charity events, fundraisers, school screenings and a variety of other charitable activities, the terrain that has broken with Legends of the Knight is just the beginning.
For those who want to see the spirit of Superman, Look to the Sky is now available on Hulu, iTunes and Amazon. If you are interested in organizing a local movie screening and wish to receive the proceeds of the charity of your choice, visit the official website of the Rising Heroes Project.