Heroes Manufactured


A documentary about Canadian Independent Comic Artist trying to break into the comic book industry while facing some of Pop Cultures biggest challenges. In the obvious world of Mass Production and celebrity Media craze, we exploit the reality of producing Super Heroes in a market saturated with Artists, Writers, Celebrities, Cosplayer’s and everything else the comic-con markets have to offer.

At its core, Heroes Manufactured explores the struggles independent artist face when publishing their work. While it is set in Canada, the film explores a variety independent artist that show the importance of their work through multiculturalism and their gender.

Heroes Manufactured highlights artist from a variety of backgrounds including Mexican, Jewish, Feminist and French-Canadian backgrounds.

Director Yaron Betany will be present for a Q&A. As well, Kitchener comic book artist, and main focus of the story of the film Alfonso Espinos, will be present for the screening and Q&A. There will also be a comic book art display and comic characters present.

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Runtime: 01:10:00
  • Rating: PG
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2016
  • Writer-Director: Yaron Betan
  • Cast: Alfonso Espinos, Shane Kirshenblatt, Mark Shainblum
  • Venue: FILM.CA Cinemas
  • Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
  • Showtime: 3:30PM
  • Regional Premiere

Short films screened before this feature:


2:06 mins, Director Sarah Stefanon
Canadian premiere

You’re It!

4 mins, Director Steve Bastoni
Canadian premiere

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