G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA (Fan Film)

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

DISCLAIMER

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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS INTERVIEW – Jeff Kanew Part 1

We are on cloud 9 for this very special Unfinished Business TELEVISION interview with legendary film director and editor JEFF KANEW! His impressive list of ‘80s classics include 1984’s REVENGE OF THE NERDS, 1985’s GOTCHA!, 1986’s TOUGH GUYS and 1989’s TROOP BEVERLY HILLS to name just a few. Part 1 looks at Mr. Kanew’s early career as a trailer editor for United Artists putting together the movie trailers for THE GRADUATE and ROCKY among others. Then we discuss his directorial debut with the 1979 drama NATURAL ENEMIES before jumping into studio pictures with 1983’s EDDIE MACON’S RUN where he began a lifelong friendship with the immortal Kirk Douglas!

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Announcing G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA Fan Film

This week we will unveil a few upcoming releases from AJ Epyx in 2023. The first of these reveals is our short fan film G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA. Based on the ’80s Hasbro toy line and the classic Marvel cartoon, we shot a near-faithful to the source material this past summer as part of a test run for VFX on new projects. Directed by André Joseph and written by Michael Schiavo, the fan film stars Michael Schiavo (Vendetta Games), Diamond Harding (Dishonorable Vendetta), Erin Marie Adams (Night Stream), Kidd Jeanmary, Kathryn Mary Wood (Tempted), and Mako San. It is currently in the tail-end of post-production and you can expect a trailer early next year.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – GOTCHA! (1985)

This DEEP DIVE edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION looks at the highly underrated dark romantic comedy spy thriller GOTCHA! starring Anthony Edwards and Linda Fiorentino. With amazing European locations and a killer soundtrack, this gem from REVENGE OF THE NERDS director Jeff Kanew got lost in the shuffle when released in the summer of ’85. Yet, it found an audience on video and spawned a mildly controversial paint gun toy line and a Nintendo game! Did you know the other ‘80s heartthrobs who were considered to star? How did the movie’s shocking twist get inspired by the casting process? Find out, learn more, and as always SUBSCRIBE!

And if you sit to the end, you might get a little rare surprise…

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – METRO (1997)

Coming off our epic interview with Steven E. de Souza, we present to you our latest Unfinished Business TELEVISION DEEP DIVE episode on Eddie Murphy’s METRO. This attempt at Beverly Hills Cop for the ‘90s had promise from its TV spots with the star hot off The Nutty Professor. But where did it go wrong and why did the director Thomas Carter feel it could have been more successful WITH A PG-13 RATING?! Find out, learn more, and SUBSCRIBE.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – MARS ATTACKS! (1996)

This latest Unfinished Business TELEVISION DEEP DIVE looks back at Tim Burton’s first stumbling block, MARS ATTACKS! How did a satire of 70s disaster movies go so horribly wrong? Who were some other big-name stars who refused to join its cast of who’s who at the time? What other Topps Trading Card craze did Burton consider before this? Find out, learn more, and SUBSCRIBE!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – REGARDING HENRY (1991)

This week’s Unfinished Business TELEVISION’s DEEP DIVE celebrates Harrison Ford’s 80th birthday by looking back at his dramatic attempt at an Oscar, REGARDING HENRY. Ford’s 2nd collaboration with director Mike Nichols with a screenplay by a then unknown J.J. Abrams is a quintessential NY family drama for the period. Was Ford’s turn from selfish lawyer to childlike father a crowdpleaser or bad writing 101? Whatever happened to Mikki Allen? And was Bill Nunn the saving grace of the movie? Find out, comment, like, and SUBSCRIBE!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – TOY SOLDIERS (1991)

The new edition of Unfinished Business TELEVISION’s DEEP DIVE goes back to the early ‘90s with the 1991 action-packed gem TOY SOLDIERS, starring the legendary Lou Gossett, Jr., and a host of teen heartthrobs featuring Sean Astin, Will Wheaton, Keith Coogan and more. This GOONIES meets RED DAWN meets DIE HARD epic was very popular on cable back in the day. But did you know which Oscar-winning director was set to helm? And which other teen stars missed out on saving their school from terrorists? Watch, like, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

Also, please contact us KEITH COOGAN or T.E. RUSSELL!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (1995)

The last DEEP DIVE for this month’s Unfinished Business TELEVISION gets dark with Todd Solondz’s breakthrough comedy, WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE. This is not your average coming-of-age story, which launched the careers of Heather Matarazzo, Brendan Sexton III, and Eric Mabius. Why was it such a surprise success? Find out and learn more!

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS: DEEP DIVE – BULLETPROOF (1996)

The latest DEEP DIVE for this month’s Unfinished Business goes hard on BULLETPROOF, the Adam Sandler and Damon Wayans attempt at a 48 HRS.-style action comedy. We’ll look at why it didn’t work and how it affected the career of its director, Ernest Dickerson. Plus, who was originally slated to star in the Damon Wayans role? Find out, comment, and SUBSCRIBE!

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