"Pity me, I'm a Batman collector."
Darren Maxwell became addicted to collecting Batman merchandise in late 1980s Australia as a way to be a part of nascent geek culture. Decades later, Darren's stuck with a room full of collectables - a membership card to a fandom he no longer recognises - yet powerful forces beyond his control mean he's unable to let go.
BATMAN AND ME is a sobering look
at the highs and lows of obsessive collecting
in an increasingly pop culture-centric world,
and the price of admission to fandom.
“I didn't want to do it. I knew it would become a monster.”
DARREN "DAGS" MAXWELL
“I don't think I've ever been envious. My collection is smaller, but it's different.”
PETER "MPS" SIMS
“I'm not really into Batman.”