A Documentary Look into the Soul of Seattle's Real Life Superhero Movement

The Plan

In February 2011,  Matt Harrison decided to make a documentary film about the Real Life Super Heroes (RLSH) in his hometown of Seattle, WA. While consulting several Northwest film-makers, he realized it was easy to generate excitement about the idea. His all-volunteer crew has spent countless nights securing interviews and following various superheros through the dark streets of Seattle. Between handing out blankets and food to the homeless and chasing criminals through the open air drug market, this team has immersed themselves into the RLSH life style.

“Citizen Heroes” focuses on the Pacific Northwest’s real superheroes from KnightOwl in Portland to Indigo up in Vancouver, B.C.!! Our crew rides with Phoenix Jones and his partner Pitch Black while patrolling Belltown to keep the peace. We walk alongside White Baron, Sky Man and Black Knight during homeless outreach work under the I-5 bridge.

We started filming in February 2011 during the height of the “Phoenix Jones” media frenzy. We filmed his meet with Australia’s 60 Minutes and his meeting with Seattle Weekly’s Keegan Hamilton that ended in the recent negative article.

But what the world hasn’t seen is that many other heroes operate in the area, and have been doing so since 2008. They patrol alongside him and on their own all across the Puget Sound area. We meet 3 brand-new heroes that are less than a year into it and we watch them learn the ropes. These recent recruits have different reasons for doing what they do, but they all cite recent news coverage of Phoenix Jones as bringing the Real Life Superhero movement to their attention. How does one become a superhero these days? Find out on “Citizen Heroes”






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