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.

G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA Set for Release February 1, 2023 on YouTube

It’s almost here! Our labor-of-love fan fiction film G.I. JOE: THE FALL OF COBRA premieres tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm on the AJ Epyx Productions YouTube channel! 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. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to AJEpyxProductions1 to see it first when it premieres! Yo Joe!

DISMISSAL TIME Wins “Narrative Short” Award at The New York City IO Festival

We are grateful for another big accolade for our special project Dismissal Time, now the winner for “Narrative Short” at The New York City IO Festival! Hope to have more news about it very soon. Also, please watch and VOTE for our film in the Race to Justice competition which ends tomorrow! https://audpop.com/films/dismissal-time-274253

Watch & Vote for DISMISSAL TIME in AudPop’s Race to Justice Film Challenge

ATTENTION: Our award-winning short film DISMISSAL TIME is competing in AudPop’s “Race to Justice” Film Challenge. Between now through January 20th, you can watch and vote for our film. The top 10 submissions with the most votes and the top 10 preliminary jury-selected films will advance to the finals round. Winners will get a live screening in Los Angeles. So please watch our movie, share the link, and please VOTE!

https://audpop.com/films/dismissal-time-274253

DISMISSAL TIME Music Track “Night Skies” Wins at Garden State Film Festival

Congrats to Matt Hackett and the Puge for their big win for “Best Country Song” at this year’s Garden State Film Festival with the song “Night Skies” recorded for Dismissal Time: An AJ Epyx Short Film! On behalf of our team, we truly appreciate the honor and hope to get this important movie seen by as many people as possible. Also, download the full soundtrack today at Oclassica! #countrysong

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.

DISMISSAL TIME Director André Joseph on the Hang Onto Your Shorts Podcast & Festival News

Here’s some major breaking news! I just appeared on an impromptu live stream for next year’s Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival where I got to promote all things Dismissal Time and you can watch the replay below right now. And just so you know, we’ve been accepted to the next festival happening May 6-7th in Asbury Park, NJ! Thank you Hiram Ortiz and team for your thoughtful praise of our film and we look forward to attending the event in 2023!

MARKED Short Film Trailer

A thrilling short film from AJ Epyx Productions coming in 2023. A burned out hitman who gets forced out of retirement for one last job by a mysterious organization called ‘The Family.’ But he soon finds out that his target is someone too close to him.” This project is a proof-of-concept for a potential feature film in the future. Directed by André Joseph (ITN Distribution’s Vendetta Games) and written by Bill Dougherty, the film stars André Joseph, George McKenzie, Michael Schiavo, John Ruggiero, and Paulina Simkin.

MARKED Short Film Announcement

Continuing to roll out upcoming releases from AJ Epyx in 2023, we have the short crime thriller MARKED. A spin-off of a little-known experimental short film called THE HIT MEN, MARKED follows “a burned out hitman who gets forced out of retirement for one last job by a mysterious organization called ‘The Family.’ But he soon finds out that his target is someone too close to him.” This project is a proof-of-concept for a potential feature film in the future. Directed by André Joseph and written by Bill Dougherty, the film stars André Joseph, George McKenzie, Michael Schiavo, John Ruggiero, and Paulina Simkin. Trailer to follow…

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.