Canzo Empyrean (partially found underground film; 2007)
Underground filmmaker Justin Fornal is perhaps best known for his work as alter ego Baron Ambrosia, an eccentric food critic and "culinary ambassador to the world" (in his own words), who starred in 2 web series' (Underbelly NYC and Bronx Flavor) and 1 short-lived TV series (The Culinary Adventures of Baron Ambrosia")
Canzo Empyrean is a 2008 underground movie starring, written and produced by Justin Fornal. It premiered in Liberia, Haiti, Somalia and Russia in 2008 (spanning 20 or so local cinemas), and has had 1 showing in America in 2009. The third (and allegedly final showing) has not yet been announced, although rumor has it that Fornal has plans to destroy his copies of the film after the third showing, leaving only 4 copies available for viewing: one in Monrovia (Liberia), one in Port Au Prince (Haiti), one in Mogadishu (Somalia) and one in Grozny (Russia).
The film has never been mass-released publicly, although a few bootleg copies are said to have been sold online for upwards of $500.
The film is loosely based on G.I. Joe, and is set in a futuristic world where everyone has AIDS and sex has been outlawed. The movie was said to have been 10 years in the making, although these claims are unverified. The bizarre official website for the film contains several hidden clips, and additionally, a 3 minute trailer was leaked online in 2007.
- The official website for Canzo Empyrean. Retrieved 08 Dec '12.
- A hidden clip found on the official website. Retrieved 08 Dec '12.
- Another hidden clip found on the official website. Retrieved 08 Dec '12.
- Yet another clip, assumingly also found on the official website. Retrieved 08 Dec '12.