One night in 1939, Bill Finger and Bob Kane created the world’s most well-known hero, “The Batman.” Bill Finger must come face-to-face with Edgar Allan Poe, his artistic inspiration, to reckon with becoming forgotten in history and giving up his character forever.
Run time: ~15 min
K.Tone discovered the story of Bill Finger and Bob Kane in a NYC guidebook in 2018. It was a picture of Poe Park in the Bronx and at the bottom of the page it said, “it was on one of these benches that the creators of Batman came up with the comic book hero.” That sentence hooked her and she found the true story about Bill Finger and Bob Kane that this film eventually turned into. Like much of her work, K.Tone brought a supernatural element into the story by including Edgar Allan Poe, who was an actual influence on Bill Finger and another artist who was unrecognized in his lifetime, as a character in the film. The story of artists sacrificing themselves for their art is an age old tragedy that has plagued creatives for generations. Bill Finger, and many artists like him, created international icons but were unable to see their own potential. This story hopes to help audiences recognize the importance of the storyteller and give them the respect and support they deserve.
DIRECTOR – Kaya Tone
WRITER – Kaya Tone
PRODUCER – Ian McQueen
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Alex Wohlin
PRODUCTION DESIGNER – Griffin Cubero
COSTUME DESIGNER – Olivia Curti
EDITOR – Chandler Drennen and Kaya Tone
MUSIC – Leigha Amick
ARTIST – Siena Tone, Sally Eckert
BILL FINGER – Daniel Lopez
BOB KANE – Chris Walker
EDGAR ALLAN POE – Brian Ish
CHARLOTTE – Francesca Ravera