Warren Ellis sees the future. He is a comic book writer and cyberpunk philosopher living on the edge of tomorrow. He speaks to a cult audience of artists, journalists, scientists and fans who hail him as INTERNET JESUS.
The film features the most extensive interview Ellis has ever given, and spans his life, from his first memory watching the moon landing as a child, to his recent cross-media success with the film adaptation of Red. Along the way, Ellis’s acerbic wit and core belief in humanity comes across like never before.
Complimenting Ellis’s own words are interviews with his artistic collaborators, friends and admirers from across all media, including actress Helen Mirren, Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers), comedian Patton Oswalt, Adult Film Star Stoya, Musician Claudio Sanchez (of Coheed and Cambria), comics writers Matt Fraction and Antony Johnston, and futurist Jamais Cascio. Ellis’s comics collaborators like Marvel Comics CCO Joe Quesada, artists Darick Robertson, Ben Templesmith and Phil Jimenez also provide insight into Ellis’s mind and creative workings. The film features numerous ambient interludes that spotlight Ellis’s prose and writing from both his online columns and his comics.
The film was shot over the course of 2010 and 2011 in England, San Diego and New York. It was completed in Fall 2011 and premiered at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November 2011, before a worldwide theatrical and special engagement run.
“See this film. Buy this film. When you’re done, make a friend watch it, by gunpoint if you have to.” - Graphic Eye
“A bold, addictive, honest sucker punch.” - Nerdbastards
“The whiskey sodden evening in the pub with Ellis that fans long for.” - Take One Picturehouse
“A wild ride.” – Seattle Times
“An immensely informative look into the psyche of a great writer.” - Aint It Cool News
BEST of 2012 - USA Today
FESTIVALS: Napa Valley Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Comica Festival, Belfast Film Festival, Florida Experimental Film Festival, BAFICI Film Festival
Director: Patrick Meaney Director of Photography: Jordan Rennert Producers: Jordan Rennert, Patrick Meaney Executive Producers: Mike Phillips, Julian Darius, F.J. DeSanto Editor: Patrick Meaney