According to director Christopher C. Cowan, “Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers Fight is the new fan tribute my team (Thousand Pounds Fight Team) and I have chosen to do next. Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto Series (Manga & Anime) has heavily inspired many of us so we thought it would be cool to try and translate a fight to a live action format. The short is being shot on the Canon EOS 7D and the budget is around $1000-$1200. The run time should be around 20 minutes. You could say it acts as a live action filler. The battle will be between The Leaf’s Naruto Uzamaki & Rock Lee and is set to release sometime in November. We’re putting our all into this short and we really hope Naruto fans and the creators will enjoy what we’ve put together.”
Naruto is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and aspires to become a Hokage, the ninja in his village that is acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all. The series is based on a one-shot comic by Kishimoto that was published in the August 1997 issue of Akamaru Jump.