From director André Joseph of ITN Distribution’s VENDETTA GAMES and Michael Schiavo of Hamster Pellet Productions comes the short fan film inspired by the classic Hasbro toy line and Marvel Comics animated series, G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA. Set after the events of 1987’s G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE, a recovering Duke sends Stalker, Scarlett, and Snake-Eyes on an unsanctioned mission to Cobra Island where they confront a newly revived Cobra Commander along with Destro and the Baroness. We didn’t just make this for experimentation. We did it for the love of Joe and what we aspired the Hollywood movies to be even on a shoestring budget.

Starring Diamond Harding as Stalker, Erin Marie Adams as Scarlett, Kidd Jeanmary as Snake-Eyes, Mako San as Destro, Kathryn Mary Wood as the Baroness, Albert Albanese III as Mainframe, and Michael Schiavo as Duke & Cobra Commander.

Edited, Shot & Directed by André Joseph
Written & Produced by Michael Schiavo, Based on Hasbro’s “G.I. JOE: A REAL AMERICAN HERO”
Executive Producer André Joseph
Casting by André Joseph, Additional Casting by Jesse James Jobin
VFX by Abhishek Panda
Costumes by Michael Schiavo & Diamond Harding
Stunt Coreography by Mako San, Assistant Stunts Bill Dougherty
Locations by Michael Schiavo

Filmed in Staten Island, NY
Shot on iPhone & Panasonic GH4
Edited on Adobe Premiere
Audio Mix by Ryan Gratzer

All music from Composed by Ford Kinder, Spencer Michlin, Johnny Douglas & Joe Bacal © 2020 Hasbro, Inc


This G.I. JOE film is a not-for-profit creative work of “fan fiction” intended for private use only, not for sale or commercial exhibition or exploitation of any sort. It is not affiliated with, sponsored by or approved by Hasbro, Marvel or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, and/or licensees or any other entity that may hold rights in the G.I. JOE ancillary franchise.
The content is for the private use of the viewer and may not be sold, rented, copied, exhibited, distributed or otherwise used in connection with any commercial enterprise.
The filmmakers make no claim to any characters, storylines, prop designs, names, logos or situations where such elements are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This work is produced solely for the personal, uncompensated enjoyment of ourselves and other G.I. JOE fans.


Announcing AJ Epyx’s First Animated Short Film

Another upcoming project that’s in early development at AJ Epyx Productions is our first animated short. The tentatively titled HAPPY TOGETHER CLINIC follows a couples therapy session between a married couple of social media influencers and their marriage counselor. Originally envisioned as a live-action short, the project was re-conceived to be animated using new software and techniques available to us. The artwork below is only rough concept art for the look and feel of the project. We will have more news about this and more very soon.

SUPERMAN LOVER: A Music Video Parody

This is an experimental parody shot pre-pandemic to showcase our love for DC Comics and the Justice League. It is not intended to be taken seriously…. at all.


Directed by André Joseph

Concept by André Joseph & Michael Schiavo

Based on the song “Superman Lover” by Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson from the album “Ain’t That a Bitch”

SUPERMAN – Frank Santanastaso
BATMAN – Michael Schiavo
ROBIN – Gaspare Randazzo
WONDER WOMAN – Xandra Stegmaier
GREEN LANTERN – Albert Albanese
SUPERGIRL – Tori Smith

Production Assistant Chris Galassi

Visual Effects by Stormsvisual

Filmed on location in Staten Island, NY.

Footage from SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE and LOIS & CLARK owned by Warner Bros.