The Monk & The Monkey

When I first stumbled upon this little cartoon I was convinced it was made by a team from a professional animation studio. Well I guess the two undergraduates (at the time) from Ringling College of Art + Design who created this animation are not as far off - as a result of the film both landed jobs at DreamWorks. The Monk & The Monkey is a beautifully crafted animation, with flawless design, composition, brilliant sound-work, (at least to my rookie eye) and simple yet lovely message. So let the story tickle your heart.

Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy – a fan film for MGS lovers

Solid Snake finally gets some face time on the big screen. Okay, so this might not exactly be "the" Metal Gear movie that everyone is dying to see, but for a fan made film, this one certainly hits all the right notes. Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy is a low budget film created by a group of young Italian students and filmmakers. They dub themselves as the Hive Division and the group took on a massive undertaking by adapting Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid videogame into a full blown 70-minute film. For a film with no budget, the effects are awesome and for a split second it will even make you wonder whether it's necessary to have a Hollywood version at all.

Return of the Ghostbusters [A Fan Film] – The Denver Ghostbusters are Back

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? This might not be "the" Ghostbusters movie everybody is waiting for neither is it the best fan made one, but it certainly is a lot of fun to watch. Moreover, it is especially satisfying to those who have been waiting for so long for the actual film to get picked up. Return of the Ghostbusters is a fan made film that follows the Denver Ghostbusters as they fight off an Egyptian apparition. Created as a sequel to the cult hit Freddy VS Ghostbusters, this movie is enjoyable to watch as long as you're not picky about getting non-Hollywood quality productions.

Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning – Meet Captain James Pirk!

Perhaps one of the most elaborate fan movies ever made, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning is definitely a movie to watch if you want a good laugh. A movie that started off as five friends decided to create a good satirical and dark sci-fi comedy about a crazed leader who is set on world domination, Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning certainly doesn’t disappoint. Under the direction of Timo Vuorensola, this movie parodies both the Star Trek and the Babylon 5 universe. Why not join "Captain Pirk" and the "CPP Kickstart" crew as they hatch up a plan to t