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Confessions of a Superhero

April 2nd, 2009 by Rebecca Harper Editor

Hulu recently spoke with Confessions of a Superhero director Matthew Ogens to learn more about the film. In our Q&A with Ogens, he tells us why he chose to focus on superheroes — “comic book characters are universal and iconic, in any language, any country, any time” — and what a few of the documentary’s subjects are up to now. And because many of you posted your opinions on whether these aspiring actors are panhandling, we asked Ogens what he thought: “They are out there working and they’re taking pictures with tourists and making them happy,” he said. “They’re sort of ambassadors to Hollywood.”

With remarkable photography and colorful stories provided by the mere mortals hiding behind the costumes, Confessions of a Superhero is a compelling look at the pursuit of one’s dreams. “This was my first feature and I didn’t make it to make money,” Ogens said. “I really just want people to watch it and enjoy it and discuss it. That’s the most important thing to me.”

You can read the entire interview with Ogens from the Confessions of a Superhero video page and, if you have a Hulu account, start a discussion of your own. We’ll have another documentary filmmaker Q&A next Thursday.

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