A Family’s Fury (Kickstarter here) is a different kind of superhero film, in which the characters don’t have special powers or abilities, but are no less super. We talk to writer and director Darius Devontaye Green to find out more.
AP2HYC: Are you a fan of the genre?
Green: I’ve been a huge fan of the action, sci-fi, and superhero genre ever since I was little. I use to have my wall littered with pictures of my favorite superheroes, action movies, and sci-fi movies
APTHYC: Is this a story that’s been in your mind for a long time?
Green: This story has been in my mind for 3 years.
AP2HYC: So I understand that this is a superhero film but not in the traditional sense?
Green: Yes, this is a superhero film but not in the traditional sense because these individuals are more humanized. They don’t have magic or super powers to make them your traditional “superhero”, so in a sense they can be you or I. BUT they do possess other tremendous skills that most other humans don’t have, which you will find out in the film.
AP2HYC: Story-wise, are you going for a traditional superhero route of “heroes stop villain” and save the world or is there more to it than that?
Green: I’m going a different route. There is definitely more to it than that. In my script, I focus more on the story and relationships in the story. I also focus on unity, family, morals, trust and a lot of other aspects that no other movies in this genre focus on.
AP2HYC: Does this take place in a world where superheroes are the norm or is the world closer to reality?
Green: The world is closer to reality.
AP2HYC: Can you talk about the titular family?
Green: The family is made up of 5 characters: Chance, Jordyn, Titus, Kain and Payton. They are a diverse group of adopted siblings with different personalities and unique skill sets.
AP2HYC: And can you talk about the villains?
Green: The villain Todlich, is a very evil individual. He has no remorse, no consideration for life and will get rid of anyone who’s in his way of his plans.
AP2HYC: Do you plan a lot of action sequences and VFX?
Green: Yes, I have lots of action sequences and some VFX to make it pop.
AP2HYC: Can you tell us about the cast?
Green: The big names we currently have on board are Natalie Burn (Expendables 3), Daniel Moncada (Breaking Bad), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War).
AP2HYC: When do you plan to film?
Green: I’m planning on filming tentatively around Jan/Feb 2016.
AP2HYC:Who do you think will be the main audience for A Family’s Fury? Will it be enjoyed by hardcore superhero fans in addition to other movie-goers?
Green: With my project, I think I will cover both audiences. Hardcore superhero fans as well as your basic action and sci-fi movie-goers will definitely enjoy the film.
AP2HYC: What has been the biggest challenge for you in the process of making this film, and what is your ultimate goal with the film?
Green: As with many independent films, it’s funding. Making an independent film isn’t easy. It takes a story, dedicated cast and crew, ambition, creativity, and MONEY. A lot of independent films never get the chance to succeed due to not getting backing from the big studios or not finding investors. That is why I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise more funds for this great project.
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