Steampunk vs Superhero

Steampunk versus Superheroes, the name says it all.


Modern comic book style superheroes are forced to face off with Victorian era villainy when Steamborg, the steamtech cyborg, put his plan in motion. Can The Silver Squirrel, Carnivore, and Thalamus stop him as his steampunk conspirators?

This film was created for Project Twenty1 2012, as part of the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival (PFAF).  It will had its world premiere in September 2012 at the International House Philadelphia.  The restrictions of the Project Twenty1 competition enforce that the entire film must have been written, shot, and edited during a 21 day period from August 30th to July 20th.  Using the element 'Jump' this film was produced in Washington DC and Baltimore with the help of the Baltimore Film Office.  It was announced as the winner of 'Best Visual Effects' at the Project Twenty1 2012.

See the promotional video on Kickstarter to learn more about the film!






Director's Statement:
"I wanted to have fun with super heroes and the steampunk aesthetic.  Who needs more than that to get a project moving?  I had a great time working in a medium where characters are designed to be over the top and a bit unreal."
~Steve N Bradford        


The Cast Includes:

    Gwen Grastorf as 'The Silver Squirrel'

Gwen Grastorf has been acting in the DC area since getting her  BA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004.  Her work has been seen around town with Constellation Theater Company, Faction of Fools, Doorway Arts Ensemble, Rorschach Theatre, Happenstance Theater, Washington Shakespeare Company, the Source Festival, and the Capital Fringe Festival.







    Paul Reisman as 'Steamborg'

Justin is a professional actor in the Washington DC region.


    Justin Purvis as 'Thalamus'

Justin is a professional actor in the Washington DC region.

    D. Grant Cloyd as 'Carnivore'

Grant is a professional actor in the Washington DC region.








Here are a few pictures from the first live reading of the script at the DC Comedy Writer's Group (You can find out more information about them at http://www.dccomedywriters.com/ )







One of the costume designs for Silver Squirrel