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Mad Max Hope and Glory: a fan film masterpiece (short movie: in full).

In a world where the deserts howl and the engines roar even louder, ‘Mad Max: Hope and Glory’ emerges as a beacon of fan-made brilliance. Crafted by a passionate team led by Erik van Schoor and Adrian Martin, this film is not just a tribute to the dystopian universe created by Byron Kennedy, Doug Mitchell, and George Miller; it’s a full-throttle ride back into the chaos and carnage of the Wasteland.

Over three years in the making and involving more than 275 filmmakers across five continents, ‘Hope and Glory’ is a cinematic marvel that fans of the Mad Max franchise won’t want to miss. This fan film, which took no profits and serves purely as a homage to the original series, showcases the journey of Max, played with gritty realism by Daniel Grave, as he navigates a perilous rescue mission in exchange for the precious commodity in this universe—gasoline.

Accompanying Max are characters Hope and Glory, portrayed by Inken Paland and Charlotte Eckle, who bring depth and emotion to the scorched narrative landscape. The cast is rounded out by a diverse group including Alec Rosenthal as The Commander, Cyrus Rahbar as The Old King, and many others who bring life to this harsh, post-apocalyptic world.

The production of ‘Hope and Glory’ was a colossal undertaking. Directed with a clear vision by van Schoor and Martin, and supported by an incredible crew, the film features heart-pounding action sequences and a vivid portrayal of the Wasteland. Johannes Pfau’s cinematography captures the bleak, desolate beauty of Max’s world, while the score composed by Dimitris Dodoras adds a haunting layer to the visual storytelling.

What sets this film apart is not just the high production values or the compelling performances, but the collective spirit of the global team behind it. From the meticulous vehicle designs to the detailed costumes and makeup, every element of ‘Hope and Glory’ speaks to the dedication and talent involved.

Fans on social media have been quick to sing praises. Comments range from calls for George Miller himself to witness this creation, to enthusiastic endorsements of the film’s adherence to the spirit of the Mad Max saga. Some viewers have noted how elements from the Mad Max video games have been woven into the narrative, adding layers of nostalgia and new excitement to the viewing experience.

As the Wasteland continues to expand with projects like ‘Hope and Glory’, it is clear that the spirit of Mad Max is more alive than ever. This film not only serves as a remarkable addition to the universe but also sets a new standard for what fan films can aspire to be. It’s more than just a fan film; it’s a heartfelt tribute to a world that has captivated audiences for decades.

To catch this thrilling adventure, viewers can head to the official homepage of the film or follow the project on Instagram. ‘Mad Max: Hope and Glory’ is more than just a waiting room filler for the upcoming ‘Furiosa’; it’s a standout piece of fan art that rekindles the fiery essence of Mad Max with every frame. So, buckle up—Max is back, and he’s as relentless as ever.


Colonel Frog is a long time science fiction and fantasy fan. He loves reading novels in the field, and he also enjoys watching movies (as well as reading lots of other genre books).

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