2005 · 6:56 · written by Julia Montgomery · produced by William R. Coughlan · directed by Nello DeBlasio
Ever since he was a child, Reuben knew he was different… and despite all his attempts to fit in with “normal” people, he remains isolated and alone. But a chance encounter with an up-and-coming rock star gives him the spark needed to hone his supernormal skills, to shape himself into a true hero. And then Campbell, a new face in his office, demonstrates abilities comparable to his own, but with a bizarre twist — and nefarious intent. Reuben’s coworkers are oblivious to the danger she represents, and slowly fall under her spell. As Campbell spreads her nefarious influence, Reuben’s friends must decide: Soup… or hero?
Tohubohu’s second venture into the National Film Challenge (after our award-winning 2004 entry), “Homemade Hero” — a film in the competition-mandated “superhero” genre — was produced entirely over the weekend of October 21–October 24. Combining some of the best talent from Tohubohu’s 48 Hour Film Project teams (including “Quite Contrary” director Nello DeBlasio and “The Big Lie” director William R. Coughlan as producer), “Homemade Hero” also marked the Tohubohu debut of several new recruits, both on camera and behind the scenes.