What if ? Batman

A Batman Amalgam fan film, set in a world where Bruce Wayne was killed in the alley, and his father, Thomas Wayne is locked in Arkham Asylum, and the Rogues Gallery are the doctors and patient.

  • Samuel Ali
    Director
    Spring Breakdown, Animal Sanctuary,
  • Samuel Ali
    Writer
  • Samuel Ali
    Producer
    Amityville Bigfoot, Butcher's Bluff, Evil for Dinner
  • JJ Gauthier
    Producer
    Evil for Dinner
  • Christina Hinton
    Producer
  • Wally Welch
    Key Cast
    "Alfred Pennyworth"
    Magnificent Seven, Boys Don't Cry, Tree of Life
  • Lorelei Linklater
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Harleen Quinzelle "
    Boyhood, Waking Life, Autumn Road
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Fan Film, Superhero, Comic Book
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Texas Made Films
Director Biography - Samuel Ali

Samuel Ali Tabatabai was born in San Antonio, TX. He began absorbing film while working at Hollywood Video when he was 16 years old. While in high school he created two comedic music videos and produced a documentary of a road trip to Montreal, Canada.

He began his higher education at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI where he filmed and photographed the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization and wrote for the newspaper, the Archway. The death of his mother caused him to transfer closer to home to Loyola University New Orleans, but he was displaced and relocated to Los Angeles, CA due to Hurricane Katrina. While attending Loyola Marymount University Samuel interned in the office for Capitol Films and Unity Film Productions, and interned for the Mayor of Los Angeles as a camera operator while earning his Bachelors Degree in Finance.

Samuel left school and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to work in event production and pursue his dream of producing his own films. This is where he discovered the underground short film contest Showdown in Chinatown and the 48 hour film project, where he soon began producing his own shorts, commercials, and music videos.

Since returning to Texas in 2015 from Hawaii, Samuel Ali founded Texas Made Films Youth Program, teaching all aspects of video production to the next generation of filmmakers as his philanthropy. He continues to create short films for festivals with the Children.

In 2018 Samuel Ali self produced and directed his first feature film, Spring Breakdown, an improv horror comedy.

In 2019 Texas Made films hosted their first Summer Camp at Pine Moore Old West Studios in Blanco, TX for underprivileged children.

In 2020, Samuel designed the Troma feature film, Evil for Dinner, before relocating to New Orleans, LA to work towards getting his days to join the Directors Guild of America.

In 2021, Samuel produced the 16mm short fan film What if Batman? with Texas Made Films, and launches the sister program Louisiana Made Films and hopes to host his second summer camp for underprivileged children in 2022.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Samuel Ali

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Director Statement

My first films were all sex, drugs, and rock n roll, but now I focus on making children’s films. The goal was a broader audience. I wanted to make films that my family could watch and enjoy. My father didn't like my first award winning film. Now the content is the most important thing to me. I want to make films that will have an impact and positively influence society.