Batman Fan Film, THE OATH, Premieres

Attention citizens of Gotham. The Oath is here.

After one year of pre-production and another year of post-production, The Oath, the long-awaited fan-produced Batman short film from Kaotica Studios, premieres on YouTube December 6, 2022 at 8:00pm EST!

Set in the “Burtonverse” one week before Batman (1989), The Oath stars Jerry Morgan as Gotham City Police Sergeant Frank Kelly and co-stars Oz Keenum, Chris Konke, Michael Stumbo, and Guillermo Mejía as the Caped Crusader.

The private screening premiere for The Oath (December 4, 2022).

A special private screening for the cast, crew, and their guests was held on December 4 and audience reviews quickly rolled in.

“A wonderful character piece that takes place one week before Batman (1989). Easter eggs abound, but it’s the performances and cinematography that you will love! Everyone nails it! Please check out and enjoy this fan-film labor of love!”

“The Oath is a wonderful character study of choice and circumstance. How often do we consider the reasons that someone does something illegal or dark?”

Virginia actor Jerry Morgan as Gotham City Police Sergeant Frank Kelly.

“It’s thought-provoking and poignant. It takes place a week prior to the events of the 1989 film. Watch it. Like it. Share it. Passion projects like this deserve to be recognized. They are made by fans for fans.”

“Captures the ’89 Batman aesthetic perfectly, with a good story and very nuanced performances.”

Director Johnny K. with the principal cast of The Oath.

The Oath is directed by Johnny K. , whose debut short film, The Killer of Grassy Ridge, was selected for more than 50 festivals worldwide, winning Best U.S. Short Film, Best Debut, Best Director, Best Cinematography, and more.

Georgia actor Oz Keenum as mobster Jimmy Atlas.

Following the premiere of the short film, Kaotica Studios plans to release several behind-the-scenes features, cast and crew interviews, and more. Follow @KaoticaStudios across all social media for more information.


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