In the winter of 2003 commercial director Sandy Collora and some of his friends set out to make a low-budget short film for his demo reel. A crossover between the Batman, Alien and Predator franchises, it follows Batman as he pursues the recently escaped Joker, only to encounter both the Xenomorphs and Yautja in Gotham City.
Batman Dead End has not only set fandom ablaze with it's ultra stylistic, noirish, accurate depiction of the Dark Knight, it has set a new standard for genre filmmaking and set the bar sky high for all the Hollywood, big budget, superhero and sci-fi films to follow.
Director Sandy Collora, who was previously employed at Stan Winston's effects studio and worked as a conceptual artist on Predator 2, was inspired to create the short film by the comic book Batman versus Predator. He decided that the project would serve as a good showcase for his talents as a filmmaker, hoping to draw attention to his skills. The movie was made for a reported $30,000 and filmed in parts of North Hollywood, California, which stood in for Gotham City
Well received by fans, Batman: Dead End has been called not only one of the best fan films ever made, but one of the truest representations of the Batman character ever put on screen!