JUSTICE LEAGUE: APOKOLIPS NOW -- A LOVE LETTER TO DC

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Justice League: Apokolips NowIn 1979, Francis Ford Coppola went through living hell when he made the war-time classic, 'Apocalypse Now'. Well, if it wasn't bad enough Marlon Brando was acting up, worst still, Martin Sheen suddenly had a heart attack, and this films conclusion was as dismal as dutch donkey dancing in dung. Today, though, there is another Apocalyptic film that was rather nice to make. Honestly it was. Cause that's what my great mate Brett told me only the other evening, whilst doing the can-can in Canada.





Justice League Poster1) What are your own origins, Brett? Plus what path did you take in life prior to getting to were you are today?   I am a filmmaker, and I make feature films for a living. The JLA movie was something I decided to do for fun as a break from my usual work.

2) What inspired you develop ‘Justice League: Apokolips Now’?   I've always been a huge DC comics fan and never saw a "serious" Justice League fan made film, mostly parodies. I thought now the time was right to take a stab at it myself.

3) How did you cast the actors involved?   Mostly I cast friends of mine who were cosplayers. 90% of the people involved weren't actors, but rather were people that already owned the costumes. A few of the people are actors who looked like superheroes to me, and I bought or made the costumes myself. They would have been actors who have been in some of my other movies.

4) In your own words how would you describe this film?   It's a fun trailer, a love letter to DC.




Johnny Carson5) If your movie omitted a smell, what odor would it be and why?   It would smell like Captain Crunch, and remind you of Saturday morning.

6) If you could get a known celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your flick, who would you chose, and why would you want this particular person?   Johnny Carson, he seemed to have a lot of influence back in the day.

7) What were the main obstacles you had to contend with?   Not much other than bad weather and doing it on no budget. It was a lot of fun, and a nice break from the usual stuff I do.

8) Do you have any other projects on the horizon?   Yes, my movie, 'My Fair Zombie', is being released this spring on DVD. And my western, 'The Hunt For Johnny Ringo', is likely coming out this spring as well. I may do another fan film someday.

9) If ‘JLAN’ had a motto, what do you think it would be?   Never eat yellow snow, or Wonder Twin powers...activate!


So there you have it, folks. My mate Brett and his amazing fan-made film, ‘Justice League: Apokolips Now’. When you have the time please check it out by visiting his facebook page or Youtube account. Trust me. It's one hell of a flick to click.