Fan Film Dragonball Z: Light of Hope Film Premieres November 14th

Posted by Justin D Williams

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Machinima top talent creators Robot Underdog announced that the fan-favorite film Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope will debut on YouTube on November 14th with the full installment of this hit live-action, crowdfunded saga.

DBZ: LoH is a live-action film based on the #1 anime, manga and video game series Dragon Ball Z and millions of fans across the world are anticipating this live-action adaptation. This film faithfully retells the Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks anime, while also drawing inspiration from the manga, capturing the characters, story, and action of the originals created by Akira Toriyama. This attention and care have earned Light of Hope plenty of accolades within the Dragon Ball fan community

DBZ: LoH faithfully retells the Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks anime, while also drawing inspiration from the manga, capturing the characters, story, and action of the originals created by Akira Toriyama. This attention and care have earned Light of Hope plenty of accolades within the Dragon Ball fan community. Alongside the series' gritty, character-focused approach, it’s the faithfulness to the original material that sets it apart from other fan films and has helped the pilot film earn 28M views to date. Two years ago, DBZ: LoH released a humble spec pilot that took the Dragon Ball community by storm. Thousands of fans across the world loved the pilot so much they rallied together to fund an Indiegogo campaign for the full film. DBZ: LoH is truly for fans - by fans.

“This project was only possible because of the passion and love from cast, crew, and fans. Together, we were able to bring to screen all the aspects fans loved about the original - the characters, story, intense action and visuals ” explained Co-creator Rita McMillin.

The DBZ: LoH Team:

  • Donnie McMillin and Rita McMillin (Co-Creators - Directors, Producers)
    LA Based husband/wife team who are producing and directing the film together. They are the co-founders of Robot Underdog brand and Youtube channel. Rita is also the co-writer.

  • Derek Padula (Co-writer)
    Derek is this world’s first professional Dragon Ball scholar. He's also the author of the Dragon Ball Culture book series, and the #1 best-selling book Dragon Ball Z: It’s Over 9000!

  • Z Team Films (action design)

  • The Cast: Kenny Leu (The Long Road Home, NCIS), lifelong
    martial artist Amy Johnston (Street Fighter Resurrection, stunt double in Deadpool and Captain America: Winter Soldier) Tyler TackettRuthann Thompson, and Jack Wald as Trunks