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Superheroes of Suburbia explores the challenges and controversies of costumed crime-fighting and reveals the deeply personal motivations of each of these ‘superheroes.’ Will, ‘The Dark Spartan’, is a 27 year-old father of two, who dreams of smashing drugs syndicates in Torquay. Every weekend he patrols the town dressed in full police riot-gear. But his wife is worried he is not as invincible as he feels… Ken, ‘The Shadow’ is a former soldier who thinks the police are failing the people of Yeovil, Somerset. He has devised his own controversial approach to crime-fighting – using the ancient Japanese art of the ninja. Ken’s latest target is the boy racers who are terrorising local families. Can he stop them? Keiran aka ‘Noir’ is a 17 year-old from Yorkshire; a comic book obsessive with autistic tendencies. Normally Keiran is shy and awkward, but wearing his costume he feels brave and strong. Can a mask and an alter ego help him to track down a mugger?
Christian Watt is an award-winning British producer and director born in 1980. His documentary work often focuses on those on the margins of society. Recently he has explored the worlds of extreme compulsive hoarders, real life superheroes, the “self surgery” community and ethnic minorities who undergo de-racialisation surgery.
Superheroes of Suburbia
2011, 24', video
Channel 4, Ronachan Films
Festivals & Awards:
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011
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