HeroicWorld Productions celebrates the ten year anniversary of the Superman documentary Heroic Ambition with its free online re-release to the public on YouTube at 12:00AM, Sunday, April 12.
Writer-director-producer Scott Cranford says he was originally “planning on releasing the documentary later this year and giving the proceeds to a Superman related charity.”
But amid the current crisis, Cranford “felt giving it free now to all Superman fans would be more charitable and help promote the message: Be Heroic, Stay Home!”
The film, written and directed by Cranford, founder of HeroicWorld.com, gives an entertaining and revealing look behind one of the biggest superhero entertainment events in the country and his successful tenure as the official “Superman” of Metropolis, Illinois
“For eight years, I flew from Los Angeles to Metropolis Illinois to portray the Man of Steel for the annual Superman Celebration,” Cranford remembers. “Since the first year I portrayed Superman, I wanted to make a documentary [about it].”
“A month before my last year playing Superman, I felt it was the right time to pursue the documentary,” says Cranford. “I wanted Heroic Ambition to be inspiring and uplifting like my favorite documentary growing up Pumping Iron.”
The director gathered film footage of his Superman-related activities and then put out an online call for footage from the Superman Celebration to add to his documentary project.
Cranford was soon contacted by Kevin James, a Boston film student and Superman fan. James and fellow film students and Superman enthusiasts Craig Schaffer and Matt Sinclair drove out from Boston, Massachusetts to Metropolis, Illinois and shot most of what would become Heroic Ambition.
“When Matt, Craig and I arrived in Metropolis, it was obvious that we had stumbled upon a distinct community the likes of which we had never experienced,” James recalls.
Other Superman enthusiasts helped Cranford produce the documentary, including Superman historian & narrator Chuck Harter and producers Jeff Cranford and scOtt summitt.
Cranford remains proud of the superhero documentary and the message it delivers to its viewers. “In desperate times, people need inspiration, hope,” Cranford says. “That’s what Superman is all about.”
Even though people are being challenged to stay home for now, Cranford agrees each person has the power to make things better: “We determine how heroic our world can be!”
Fans can watch Heroic Ambition now on YouTube here: http://www.tinyurl.com/HeroicAmbition
Heroic Ambition executive producer/director Scott Cranford was recently interviewed by Neil Cole, webmaster and creator of SupermanSupersite.com.
In the exclusive interview, Cranford talks about his acting career in the superhero entertainment business as well as his eight year tenure as the official Man of Steel for the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL.
Cranford also shares his favorite memories of the Superman Celebration and gives his opinion on the upcoming superhero blockbuster, Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill.
Read the exclusive interview on SupermanSupersite by clicking here!
HA's Jeff Cranford on the red carpet.
Heroic Ambition editor and producer Jeff Cranford was nominated for an Emmy for sound editing on AMC's mega hit show Breaking Bad!
Cranford has worked in film and television for many years and is currently working on the popular CBS show The Good Wife. He has also worked on many Superhero related films including Batman Returns and Batman Forever.
Cranford is the brother of HeroicWorld founder and HA executive producer Scott Cranford. Heroic congratulations to Jeff on his nomimation!
Supporting a fellow Superman Fan
Superfan Mike Myer
Heroic Ambition producer Scott Cranford recently spoke with fellow superfriend Mike Myer from a special trip to Cleveland. Myer, a disabled Superman fan who recently had his personal collection of Superman collectibles and memorabilia stolen from his Granite City, IL home, visited the hometown of the Man of Steel this week on a trip donated and organized by fellow Superman fans.
Cranford read about Myer's story in the media and donated several comics, collectibles and a copy of Heroic Ambition to Myer, who visited with Cranford via telephone and shared his gratitude and mutual love for the Man of Steel.
"It's nice to see that good can come out of bad situations," said Cranford. Justice has been served as the man responsible for the theft of Myer's collection has been sent to jail for the crime.
Everyone at HA wish all the best to Mike Myer and thanks everyone for the generous outpouring of kindness to a fellow Superman fan.
Read about Mike Myer and his recent trip to Cleveland by clicking one of these new links from Cleveland.com and Yahoo News.
HEROIC AMBITION executive producer Scott Cranford is featured in a recent article in the Glendale (CA) News-Press!
Reporter Kelly Corrigan spoke to Cranford about his career in the superhero entertainment industry, his own heroic creations at HeroicWorld, and the upcoming West Coast screening of his documentary film about his days as the official Superman of Metropolis, Illinois.
Check out this article about Scott and the upcoming L.A. Screening of HEROIC AMBITION by clicking this link: http://bit.ly/qhhUQ2
Hello HA fans! Heroic Productions proudly presents a special L.A. screening of Heroic Ambition on September 8, 2011! Join filmmaker/executive producer Scott Cranford for the West Coast screening of the premier Superhero Entertainment documentary at Library Connection at Adams Square in Glendale, starting at 7pm.
The public is invited but are encouraged to RSVP as space is limited for this special film screening. Click here for more details! We hope to see you there!
Hello HA Fans! Here's the latest review of Heroic Ambition on the George Reeves Forever site. Reviewer Chris Brockaw gives his thoughts and views on HA. Read his review by clicking here!
Happy Heroic Holidays, HA Fans! We are pleased to announce the release of a new trailer for Heroic Ambition is now online!
You can check it out on the front page on the popular Deadline Hollywood blog by clicking here. (Thanks to founder & editor in chief Nikki Finke for the shout out!)
Our trailer also appears at Supermanhomepage.com, run by our super pal Steve Younis (Thanks Steve!)
Check it out at SupermanSuperSite.com as well (Thanks to Neil Cole!).
Thanks to these fine folks for their super support!
We wish everyone safe and heroic holidays! Stay tuned for the latest HA news here. :)
HEROIC AMBITION now on IMDb!
Heroic Ambition recently got its official page on the IMDb! We'll be updating details on the cast and crew there in upcoming weeks.
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Stay tuned for more HA news and thank you for your continued support!
Steve Younis, owner and webmaster of SupermanHomepage.com, reviews the HEROIC AMBITION DVD on the popular Superman website. Click here to read the full review!