Recently there have been a few crackdowns on fan-made films, especially those that have been raising money to make them. The Wonder Woman fan film by photographer Adam Jay almost succeeded but was shut down by DC/WB. There's been plenty of trailers, like the newest Wonder Woman incarnation, played by Nina Bergman and directed by Jesse V. Johnson. But what does it take to make a great fan film, like the brilliant Lazy Teenage Superheroes or the Y: The Last Man fan short? It takes a talented cast of creators from New Orleans, including up-and-coming lead actor (who also served as co-writer) Patrick Flanagan, hair and makeup artist Natalie Shea Rose, and commercial/minor character actor Ada Michelle Loridans.
From Secondline Studios, The Flash short film "Iris" takes on the character's dilemma of being a superhero while trying to maintain a love life. Flanagan takes into account The Flash's quirks and incorporates them into the short time frame given. The characters' vulnerabilities are placed in frame by the high angle close-ups. But when Iris reveals to Barry that she knows, the camera turns to an over-the-shoulder shot, as if we were spying on a tender moment, though triumphant. Sam Sullivan co-wrote and directed the short.