HERO TOMORROW WORLD PREMIERE AT COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL
Hero Tomorrow, an independently produced feature length superhero film
shot in Northeast Ohio, will have its world premiere at the Comic
Convention International in San Diego on Thursday, July 20th, 2006 at
The Comic Con International is the largest popular culture gathering in
the United States, attracting both fans and professionals from all
facets of entertainment media. In 2005 the Comic Con saw over 104,000
individual attendees, professionals and exhibitors at the big show.
"We're extremely excited to premiere Hero Tomorrow in front of a crowd
that is as passionate about comics as we are," said director and
Swinging Cane Productions founder Ted Sikora. Hero Tomorrow is also
honored as being the only full-length narrative feature in this year's
entire competition of over 50 films.
HERO TOMORROW - TAGLINE
"A boy's comic book fantasy collides with a girl's dreams of high
fashion and romance."
Milo Miller and Ted Sikora (the co-writers/co-producers of Hero
Tomorrow) spent three years developing the script for the dark comedy
that they describe as "an unexpected twist on the superhero genre."
First time director Ted Sikora spent a year storyboarding over 1500
images in preparation for the year long shoot. The eclectic cast and
small crew made time after day jobs and on weekends to work on the
To help them stock the film's comic book shop the filmmakers enlisted
the aid of some of the comic industry greats including Kurt Busiek, Bob
Burden, Mark Wheatley, Bill Morrison, and Bart Simpson Comic Book writer
Chris Yambar. Yambar, after seeing a recent cut of the film, described
HT as "fashionably tragic, authentically hip, and perfectly twisted in
all the right places"
Sikora and Miller were also thrilled at the opportunity to include
Cleveland comic book legend Harvey Pekar in a voice over cameo.
HERO TOMORROW - SYNOPSIS
David, a struggling comic book creator from Cleveland, spends his days
cutting grass and his nights smoking it while desperately trying to keep
his superhero fantasies alive. When Robyn, his aspiring fashion-designer
girlfriend, makes him a Halloween costume of his original character
Apama, it doesn't take David long to hit the streets and begin
blundering towards disaster. Can Robyn rescue David and save their
relationship before his vigilante dreams become a four color nightmare?
Does the comfort and security of her own desire offer a trap just as
deadly to this comic book Don Quixote?
Said co-writer Milo Miller, "It's not a perfect relationship and this
isn't a typical American romance - just two people hoping for the
possibility of a better future and always on the look out for a mint
copy of Werewolf By Night #32 at a good price."
Hero Tomorrow Running Time - 93 Minutes
Trailer is online at www.herotomorrow.com