Born Laughing - A Dark Knight Joker Spinoff





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Published on Mar 15, 2008


This film was made in one day and for a total cost of $100. $50 for food and $50 for costumes. The Joker outfit was comprised of trips to thrift stores and my closet (I already had the pants, the shirt and the gloves) I bought green shoes and the coat at a thrift store, and the vest and tie at a closeout sale at a department store.

The girl was a last minute replacement of what was supposed to be an old man in the script.

The gas can man is the writer.

This was made when there was one trailer out with only a few seconds of footage from the Joker. There were a couple of still images released at this time.

The script is completely original and other than the joker character this film is not based on anything other than what happens inside Ryan Thomas' head.

This is the last 1/3 of the script. It is unlikely that we will finish this movie due to the fact that the gas can man has lost 40 lbs since the movie, however we are talking about doing another Joker film very soon.


Born Laughing was written to chronicle the early crimes of Christopher Nolan and Heath Ledger's incarnation of the Joker character.

This is only the 2nd half of the script for Born Laughing. After Heath Ledger's tragic death we decided not to film the entire thing... at least not yet. In time (and if it's something people want to see) we will shoot the 1st half of the film. For more information on this film please visit www.bornlaughing.info. ***This film is no way associated with the WB franchise or DC comics.***

We hope you enjoy!


Josh Davidson - The Joker
Samantha Jacob - Female Hostage
Ryan Thomas - Male Hostage

Joseph Nasto - Director, DP and Editor
Ryan Thomas - Writer / Comic Color Artist
Josh Davidson - Producer / Wardrobe
Leigh Sturgeon - Camera Op and Sound Recordist
Spaghetti Industries - Makeup / Special FXs
Lee Dammon - Production Assistant
Joe Cypressi - Comic Artist

Special Thanks To:
Erica Handleman
Scott Simpson


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