Batteries Not Included

Batteries Not Included

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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: Currently In Production


A documentary about the genius behind that thing you had when you were a kid…what was it called?

Some of the most accomplished toy, game, and content creators from the 80’s and early 90’s are pestered about their craft and motivations by filmmaker Josh Folan.

Cast & Crew

Director/Editor/Producer: Josh Folan
Cinematographers: Brian Leisring, Mark Sanders, Terik King

Interviewees: Mark Bellomo, Tim Clarke, Larry Hama, Garry Kitchen, Jim Pressman

Mark Bellomo

Acclaimed toy author and collector Mark Bellomo shares his views on the 80’s and 90’s toy era.

Larry Hama

Prolific comic book writer and penciller Larry Hama chats with us in his TriBeCa loft.

Some of the amazing things that exist because of Larry are:

The modern G.I. Joe character universe as we know it, the military file dossiers on the G.I. Joe action figure packaging, countless storylines in the X-Men comic book universe (including Fatal Attractions), D.C. Comics’ C.O.P.S. comic series.

Tim Clarke

Veteran puppet, action figure, and toy maker Tim Clarke chats with us in his Connecticut workshop.

Some of the amazing things that exist because of Tim are:

The Dark Crystal, The Muppets, Sesame Street, Sectaurs, Boglins

Garry Kitchen

Legendary video game designer and programmer Garry Kitchen sits down with us in midtown Manhattan.

Some of the amazing things that exist because of Garry are:

The first home port (Atari 2600) of the arcade classic Donkey Kong, A Boy and His Blob, all the NES and Gameboy Bart Simpson games, Keystone Kapers

Jim Pressman

Board game kingpin Jim Pressman, president of Pressman Toys, sits down with us at the 2015 New York Toy Fair.

Some of the amazing things that exist because of Jim are:

Dizzy Dizzy Dinosaur, Domino Rally, Double Dare Home Edition