VOTD: The “Hook” Prequel Short Film “Bangarang”

After announcing a Kickstarter campaign last year which led to the raising of nearly $70,000 to complete it, actor and producer Dante Basco has now released the nearly twenty-minute short film “Bangarang” online.

An unofficial prequel to Steven Spielberg’s “Hook,” which itself was a sequel to “Peter Pan,” the short explores the origin story of the lost boy’s interim leader Rufio whom Basco played in the original.

Basco released the Jonah Feingold-directed film on his YouTube channel earlier today which, despite an obvious limited budget, offers an earnest and emotional hook to the tale of the young character before he’s whisked off to Neverland.