Amell Cousins Film Funding Campaign Closing in on $1.5M

How often do fans get the chance to help make a feature film? Fans of Arrow and The Flash stars Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow) and Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm) who haven’t already heard, have 12 hours left to do just that. Robbie and Stephen Amell revealed the trailer for their short film at this year’s Heroes & Villains FanFest in Chicago. A week later fans were shown the 10-minute short movie which is meant to be expanded into a feature film, Code 8.

The premise of the film would be “a world where 4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability. Instead of being billionaire superheroes, most ‘specials’ live in poverty and resort to crime, forcing the police to become more militarized.” Per the short, Robbie Amell will play a ‘special’ forced to run for his life after a violent confrontation with a police officer, played by Sung Kang of the Fast & Furious franchise. Arrow star Stephen Amell will work as executive producer of the project while balancing his commitments to Arrow, which officially wrapped production on Season 4 this week, and promotion for his role in the upcoming film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.

In order to make their dream of becoming filmmakers a reality, the Amell cousins went to the fans for help. In exchange for donating to the crowdfunding campaign, fans would receive various prizes, raffles, and perks. These range from a simple $5 donation to be apart of the experience, to a $25,000 donation to be invited to Robbie and Stephen Amell’s birthday parties in May. The more fans donated, the more the Amells added to the perks list. Through their Facebook Live sessions the Amells were able to talk to their fans directly to ask what they wanted from the perks, how they wanted to contribute to film production, and even which stars from the DC television universe would be able to make a guest appearance in the film. Their original goal was $200,000, but in the last month the campaign blew past the $1 million mark and is quickly closing in on $1.5 million. Could enthusiastic fans do the impossible and reach $2 million by tonight’s midnight deadline?

With only 12 hours left in the campaign, it’s your last chance to donate. Watch the short film, as well as Robbie and Stephen Amell’s campaign video, to see what all the fuss is about.

Go to Code8.com to contribute to the Amell cousins’ film.

Add Comment

American Horror Story BMF Cobra Kai Dexter Hawkeye Heels Money Heist Ozark Shark Tank Squid Game Stranger Things Succession Ted Lasso The Mandalorian
The Dropout
5 Shows to Watch if you like Hulu’s The Dropout
10 Things You Don’t Know About Lauren Sorrentino
Star Wars Andor number of seasons reduced
Andor Number of Seasons Reduced
Action Adventure Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Horror Movie Lists Mystery Romance Sci-Fi Thriller
The Black Phone Ethan Hawke
“The Black Phone” Release Date Information
Should The New Mutants Get a Sequel?
Movie Review: The Champion
Comics Lists News Things You Didn't Know Whatever Happened To
Travis Barker’s Hospital Stay in 2022 Was Life-Threatening
Maya Henry
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Maya Henry
The Dropout
5 Shows to Watch if you like Hulu’s The Dropout
Revisiting Netflix’s Devilman Crybaby
Is It Time To Put An End To The Pokemon Anime?
crunchyroll funimation merger sony
Funimation Content Moving to Crunchyroll
Characters On The Legend Of Korra That Deserve A Spin-off
Duke Nukem Is Finally Getting The Movie Treatment
Guy Uses Colonist IO to Propose to Girlfriend
Hogwarts Legacy Takes Us Right Into The Wizarding World
Fortnite turned Jokes into content
How Fortnite Turned Jokes Into Content