Joshua Wille, PhD is a film and digital media scholar whose work focuses on fan edits and alternative versions of screen media. His research has been published in Transformative Works and Cultures, and he has written chapters in books such as Fan Phenomena: The Lord of the Rings (Intellect, 2015), Fan Phenomena: James Bond (Intellect, 2015), and Keywords in Remix Studies (Routledge, 2018). His dissertation, “Beyond the Phantom Edit: A Critical History and Practical Analysis of Fan Edits,” was the first to concentrate on the history, theory, and practice of fan edits.
Dr. Wille also created Watchmen: Midnight, which is an extensive experimental revision of Watchmen (2009) that reshapes the film adaptation to more closely resemble the narrative structure, characterizations, and tone of the original comic book series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. Watchmen: Midnight was awarded “Fanedit of the Month” by the members of FanEdit.org, and versions of the project have screened at academic conferences and cultural events in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands.