Batgirl Rises (2014) is a short fan film directed by Vincent Tran and written by Riyaana Hartley, Danny Saab and Vincent Tran. Starring Lindsay Heath as “Barbara Gordon/Batgirl”, Constance Brenneman as “Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn”, Devon Coull as “James Gordon Jr.”, Angelica Bridges as “Poison Ivy”, Ricco Ross as “The Riddler”, and Timothy Oman as “Hugo Strange”.
A young determined librarian desperately seeks the truth after her brother’s disappearance with a mysterious woman.
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Watch a behind-the-scenes video (here).
My thoughts… Batgirl Rises is a well-done character study that chronicles the origin of these two Gotham girls with Vincent Tran’s unique twist. I love that Harley Quinn is depicted as such a sympathetic character! She’s intelligent but, of course, she’s crazy, too – crazy in love!