Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor is a loving parody and fan film tribute to the classic characters of the Superman comics, movies, cartoons and movie serials.
A unique, comedic take on Superman, featuring puppetry, this short film finds Superman putting a stop to Lex Luthor’s scheme to use a giant robot to take over Metropolis. But it seems this is only the beginning of Lex’s scheme.
The film finds ways of poking fun at the Superman myth, using puppet Martin Grey to portray Clark Kent/Superman.
Sam Locke, Dustin Levell, Peter Robards, Derrick Gaetke
Sam Locke, Peter Robards
Sam Locke (puppeteer) – “Clark Kent/Superman”
Derrick Gaetke – “Lex Luthor”
Kat Evans -“Lois Lane”
Colin StanleyKey Cast“Officer Corrigan”
Chris Albano, Joe McDaniel
Sam Locke, Noah Ginex, Tahnee Lacey
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The film was an official selection for the Midwest Weirdfest, the Paris International Short Festival, Monthly Indie Shorts , Toronto Independent Film Festival, Cult Movies International Film Festival, The Berlin Shorts Awards, The Cairo Indie Short Festival, The Niagra Falls International Short Film Festival, The Fantastic Indie Festival of Los Angeles, Phoenix Shorts, Pixel’s Garage, the Kalakari Film Fest, The Madusa Film Festival, The Mercurio BiMonthly Short Film Awards; The Show Some Spark Movie Awards, Gralha International Monthly Film Awards and the Vienna International Film Awards, The Artisan International Film Festival and received an honorable mention at the London International Monthly Film Festival and the Tokyo International Monthly Film Festival
The film was nominated for best US Narrative Short at the San Francisco Indie Short Festival, nominated for Best Debut Comedy at the Best Debut awards; was a finalist for Best Comedy in the Beyond The Curve International Film Festival; The Rotterdam Independent Film Festival; The 4th Dimension Film Festival; and the Vancouver Independent Film Festival; Finalist for Best International Film Short at the Swedish International Film Festival; a Semi-Finalist in the London Indie Short Festival of 24 Frames; and the Sydney Indie Short Festival; won Best Parody at The Rome International Movie Awards; won the Jury Special Award at The Gladiator Film Festival; won Best Comedy at Monsterflix Awards; and won best comedy short at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival; won Best Comedy Short at the NYC International Film Festival‘s 2nd Season; Best Short Comedy at the Red Moon Film Festival‘s 3rd Season, Best Comedy Short at the Accord Cine Fest; won best short film, best actor/actress, and best director at the Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival; and the bronze for Best Comedy Short at the LA Motion Picture Festival
The film was nominated for multiple awards at the The Brazil International Monthly Independent Film Festival, and nominated for Best Comedy Short at the Austin International Art Festival