Indie Spotlight: DRAGON BALL Z – THE FALL OF MEN from French Director Yohan Faure

     July 6, 2013


While indie movies can have as broad a definition as “a film not set up at a major studio” to one as narrow as “some guy in the alley with a Flip Cam,” our Indie Spotlight aims to bring you news of projects found somewhere in between.  Our first feature comes to you at the eleventh hour, as director Yohan Faure has but only a few hours left in his fundraising campaign.  ”What is it?” you ask.  Well if you’re a fan of Dragon Ball Z and were left wanting with the 2009 flop Dragonball: Evolution, you’ll be heartened by this brief look at Faure’s work.  Hit the jump to check out his indie effort, Dragon Ball Z – The Fall of Men.

Check out this awesome test footage from Dragon Ball Z – The Fall of Men below:

If you want to help out by donating to this project, you only have mere hours left to do so! Check out the film’s Indiegogo page here to kick in some cash and scope some new images and updates on their Facebook page.  Also, be sure to tune in next weekend when we bring you another indie project centering on one half of the Dynamic Duo.

Here’s the plot synopsis for Dragon Ball Z – The Fall of Men:

“The world is not like it is supposed to be, something happened in the course of time.”

With these words Trunks wakes up in the middle of a ruined city. He then remembers the loss of his friends, his preparation to fight Cell, even though he knows he might not be strong enough, he will still try to make a difference.

“The Fall of Men” is born from our desire to tell the DRAGON BALL Z story in a more realistic and dramatic way. Set in a different future than the canon, this untold story focuses on the son of VEGETA who tries to save the Earth against the infamous CELL.

The video above is a test footage to see how our take on DBZ could be on screen. Shot in 2 days with a 5d camera and the post-postruction was made in 5 days during a 48 hours festival contest, with a total budget of $160.00, of course we want to make it bigger and better with your help.



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  • Walter White

    We already have a great live action DBZ movie, it was called Man of Steel.

    • Jordan T Bauer

      nah Man of Steel was garbage

      • osarumen erhunmwunsee

        you’ve gat to be kidding me. man of steel was badass

      • George Shapiro

        Man of Steel was AMAZING!

      • osarumen erhunmwunsee

        man of steel was the only movie that i know that the fight scene almost perfect, far better than any other super hero fight have seen.

  • Mars

    SMH if you really think that was “awesome.” That was cringe-worthy. GTFO.

    • DeadMenTellNewTales

      Oh can we see YOUR awesome DBZ movie so we can have a comparison? Oh you don’t have one? THAN SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH!

      • Mike

        Ya because only people who already have made a better film of the same subject can call a movie bad. Youre an idiot. No one says “oh you don’t like that song? Where’s your hit single? Oh that’s right you can’t sing!” Why do people like you constantly think that is an ok argument? It’s simply not.

      • George Shapiro

        Buddy, if you’re going to call somebody an idiot, make sure your grammar, your spelling and all your punctuation is correct or everything you say is one giant contradiction. People like you are a lot worse.

      • Grayden

        Psst, you missed a comma in there, pal.

      • Mike

        In relation to the post I commented on, just because someone doesn’t like something doesn’t make them cynical. Not everyone will like everything.

        Grammar nazis are another gigantic waste of time. Very little to actually say, of their own, other than pointing out other people’s grammar mistakes. Sounds like another form of cynical behavior. People like me are a lot worse? I actually had something somewhat observant to say. Pointing out that I didnt type, on my iphone, perfect grammar, shows absolutely nothing about my intellect. I was trying to highlight that asking the”where’s yours” question, is a completely invalid debate technique. As in, it makes you sound ignorant.

        Also, commenting on whether or not you think I’m getting pissy, has nothing to do with anything. No one uses the “where’s yours” argument to specifically anger someone. If they do, they are trolls. I can debate all day and not get pissy.

      • Ricky

        I’m sorry Mike, but your argument just doesn’t hold water. Clearly, this guy has NEVER EVER said anything negative about a movie in his entire life unless he was able to back it up with his own superior, self-created movie. I mean, if he did, he would have to shut his own fucking mouth, which would just be awful!

      • I Am Not Bruce Campbell,

        Anybody who writes THIS much in one comment just proved to everyone they don’t have a life outside of a comment section. Seriously, take a chill pill.

      • I Fucked a Jawa

        It’s an okay argument because it either gets cynical people like you to shut up or it gets you all pissy like the toddlers you are.

      • I Love Lamp

        Agreed, ALL of you need to shut the fuck up.

  • the0ne

    omg i love dragonball but damn that’s super crap. there’s already a thing called saiyan saga all over youtube.. watch that instead.

  • Stijn

    Shouldn’t it be “The Fall of Man” ? Not “Men”? lol.

  • Bryce Forestieri

    I like it. He seems to have good ideas. Some lines of the dialogue were kind of dumd and not very DBZ, but other than that I’d be down. What I’d give for a great DBZ live action movie. Have to echo those who said MAN OF STEEL was terrible, It was.

    • Ricky

      Sorry to nitpick, but I think what you meant to say was “the dialogue was kind of dumb, and thus VERY MUCH like DBZ.”

      • Bryce Forestieri

        I meant voice-over. Agree with your comment below about the cinematography. Some of us like anime outside the titles deemed brilliant by the canon mob (e.g. Cowboy Bebop, Evangelion). DBZ is what it is.

  • Ricky

    I’ll give him this, the cinematography was really good, though I did have a chuckle when the guy was prancing through the woods.

    Still, I mean, it’s DBZ… even with giving the series the serious “Nolan” treatment I can’t see how the end product won’t be totally laughable. The character’s name is Trunks for crying out loud!

    I also don’t really see how he can get funding for this. The indiegogo campaign promises all sorts of merchandise for funders, but I’m pretty sure this guy doesn’t have the rights to DBZ. Is there some sort of legal loophole I’m missing here?

    • Grayden

      Almost every single name in DB and DBZ is a reference or pun name. Toriyama had a sense of humor when he named his characters

      • Chris Losey

        Right? Vegeta and his brother Tarble’s names are a play on Vegatable, Bulma’s parents were Dr and Mrs. Briefs, Their children, Trunks and Bra…

  • DjangoBro

    Wow, some of you guys are so harsh… This was on a budget of $160. I think that is very impressive, imagine if they had a bigger budget.

  • osarumen erhunmwunsee

    dragon ball wont work on a live action movie

    • Mark Tilley


      • osarumen erhunmwunsee

        because the characters looks weird in my opinion.

      • Mark Tilley


      • osarumen erhunmwunsee

        no matter how they make the movie, it will look so fake. you know goku and the rest of the shitty dragon ball characters are insanely fast. tell me how they translate that on live action movie. wont it look so fake? and also their looks will look cartooney. goku’s origin is like superman’s origin. it can never work on a live action movie. didn’t you see the first one they made, despite the fact holly hood have improve a lot in technology wise. even naruto wont work on live action movie also.

  • Bob

    I felt like I was watching some dumb fan made Dark Knight movie with that music lol.

  • Hugo

    It’s sad that the Nolan gritty and grim and ridiculously serious take on works of fantasy seems to be taken as a mayor influence for anything nowadays , looking specially dumb when applied to such a colorful and fantastic material as Dragon Ball. let alone presenting this “trailer” (there was really nothing here more than some guy walking on a badly lit corridor) as “awesome”.

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  • micmcna

    I’m sorry, but to make a film for profit, don’t they need the actual rights for it? Copyright infringement is serious stuff. And rights don’t come cheap.

    • Chris Losey

      Pretty sure indie films aren’t made for profit…

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  • A-yo-yo-Ma

    I think it’s great! and huge step in the right direction compared to the 2009 movie. Is it perfect?…is anything perfect.

  • Gerardo Perez

    looks like Yohan Faure knows what he doing and is going to make great film

  • Derek Lockhart

    I gave up on DBZ a long time ago, as I did with Pokemon. I think the bit with Majin Buu was where I just decided to call it quits. I’m not sure if I saw the end of that but as I understand it that’s the end of the show, anyway. I never really saw the Cell Saga to begin with. That all being said, as far as I, an ex-fan, am concerned, I would probably be intrigued enough to see this movie, if only to see how they pull Cell off. The momentary glimpse looked promising, but it sure as heck wasn’t much to go on. I think I saw Dragonball ‘Devolution’ at one point, though I’m not sure what I thought of it it was long enough ago. I was already an ex-fan at that point, anyway. But, like I said, this movie has the potential to intrigue me, which is good!