LOOK AT US NOW: A COMIC BOOK MOVIE explores the societal impact of Comic Book culture and its importance to fans, while also telling the story of how geek culture went from being a punchline to a global phenomenon. Based on the poem by Vee The Vision.
Directed by Vee Rodriguez, “Look At Us Now: A Comic Book Movie” is a documentary short illustrating the power and reach of comic books across cultures and generations.
Running a brisk 15 minutes, the documentary goes into how Rodriguez’s past inspired his foray into the genre and how superhero comics brought geek culture from the fringe into the mainstream.
“I believe it is important to communicate through art because art has the ability to succeed where politics and religion fail. Films have moved me enough to make me want to document my own truths narratively or experimentally. My films INKED BLADE and LOOK AT US NOW are the most personal things I’ve ever made and I hope they will inspire more people to use their voice.”Vee Rodriguez
The film’s black and white colour palette gives it an important feel while the snippets of legendary comic book creator Stan Lee peppered throughout help drive home the incomparable and everlasting appeal of comic books to people across the world.
In addition, a diverse group of comic lovers also chime in, showcasing the power of comics to move and inspire people across different cultures, races and genders.
Rodriguez keeps the narrative flowing smoothly, interpolating his own history with interviews of different comic lovers to project a global reach of the medium that has reached stratospheric heights in recent years, thanks to the unparalleled success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Poignant and inspiring, ‘Look At Us Now’ summarises the mass appeal of comic books while celebrating the people who are inspired from them
Poignant and inspiring, ‘Look At Us Now’ summarises the mass appeal of comic books while celebrating the people who are inspired from them at the same time.
The film is a potent look into the lives of comic book geeks and how fictional characters inspired them in real life to be the best version of themselves.
With ‘Look At Us Now’, Rodriguez has succeeded in making a touching tribute to his love for comics which is shared by millions across the globe.
Director Biography – Nicholas Carrodo
Vee Rodriguez, also known by his stage name Vee The Vision, is a Dominican-American writer, musician and filmmaker from Washington Heights, New York City. From an early age, Vee was astonished by the visual aesthetics found in film, as well as the writing in comic books. This eventually led to a merge of passions. His writing eventually evolved into poems, which then evolved into Rap. His next film, “LOOK AT US NOW: A COMIC BOOK MOVIE”, is circulating the festival market with critical acclaim.