ArkLight Pictures has released Smile, a short film based on the Robert McCammon short story “On a Beautiful Summer’s Day, He Was.” The story was originally featured in the anthology The Further Adventures of the Joker; it explores the childhood of the notorious enemy of Batman.
ArkLight Pictures was started by college students Aaron Keteyian and Ryan Stratton. Smile was produced by Keteyian, while Stratton wrote the screenplay, composed the music, and directed the film, among other jobs.
You can watch Smile in HD on Vimeo, or you can watch it in the embedded player below.
For more information about Smile, you can visit the following sites:
- The Facebook page for Smile
- The Facebook page for ArkLight Pictures
- The trailer for Smile
- The soundtrack for Smile
- C & G News: “Local moviemakers tackle Joker in ‘Smile’”
Thanks to Ryan and Kevin for the film, and congratulations on a job well-done!