Updated ‘Homemade Hollywood’ Released in Brazil

While the original English-language edition of my book, Homemade Hollywood, came out in late 2008, much has happened in the world of fan films since then. This burgeoning movement of true outlaw filmmaking has become a worldwide phenomenon, with fans everywhere now taking favorite characters into their own hands and creating their own visions for favorite franchises, carrying on a tradition of unique amateur cinema that dates back to the 1920s.

Recognizing the movement’s momentum and the need to share the history of this secret corner of pop culture, Brazilian publisher Marsupial Editora has translated the book into Portuguese and released it as Fãs por Trás das Câmeras. Como Pilantras, Nerds e Cineastas Amadores Revolucionaram a Cultura Pop.

The new Brazilian edition includes an all-new, bonus chapter that brings the history of fan films up to date, following up on many of the filmmakers covered in the original edition, while also highlighting significant fan productions that have been released since 2008.

For more info, find the book on the Brazilian version of Amazon.