Six Side Studios launches trailer for Spider-Man: Final Swing starring Mark Ricci, series with over 100 million views.
Toronto, Canada - April 24, 2022 —
For the better part of history, film has always been a gate-kept industry. However Mark Ricci and other influencers in the YouTube space are looking to change that. With streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, Paramount Plus, HBO Max, and Prime Video, (Where Mark had a comedy special debut) the industry has already drastically changed with billions spent on film-level content debuting on a close to weekly basis. However, over the past few years there has been an uptick in lower budget, yet feature-length film content that anyone can watch on YouTube for free.
Starting in 2014, the channel Six Side Studios (called Action Inc before Mark became involved) was founded by Cameron Dodd and was created as a way to bring his favorite comic book hero, Spider-Man, to life with his neighborhood friends and a mere iPad mini for a camera. The channel was an instant success in views, but left a lot to be desired in terms of quality. The first film, Dawn of Spider-Man was even billed “parody” in the title because of how silly the final product ended up being. However, Mark - with his own channel Movie Man Mark slowly growing - discovered Action Inc and found great intrigue - not necessarily in what the channel was currently offering, but what it could offer if its potential was realized. The two channels began collaborating, with Mark acting in the channels’ Spider-Man web series, and later its four films, which Mark produced and wrote for along with other actor/writers Kaleb Carmichael and Ricar Giachini, who played Green Goblin and Kraven the Hunter, respectively.
The channel quickly continued its massive growth to over 100,000 subscribers and 100 million views, all while Mark carried on with his own channel which experienced a very similar growth, now on the way to 150,000 subscribers. With four films and two extended editions, the fans of the channel yearned for more as the series reached its climax - which is where we are now. Spider-Man: Final Swing is their final effort in the fan film genre. The entire Saga of films has been culminating to what they are promising will be a satisfying conclusion to fans. Now a genre of its own, Six Side Studios was one of the first channels to popularize Spider-Man fan films on YouTube, along with Dan Poole, Joey Lever, and Roger King.
The official trailer for Final Swing recently launched, which featured innovative action shots as well as an impressive suit for the character Venom, who is the main villain of the film. The channel prompted viewers to post their reactions to the trailer. As seen by some of these reactions, a ton of young filmmakers have taken inspiration from Six Side, using small budgets and neighborhood friends, as well as original music from Six Side’s series (composed by Dopesick and The Wheel of Time ’s Filip Oleyka) to realize their fantasies about the character that they share a love with. One comment on the fourth installment, Rise of a Legacy, states “Give these guys 100 million dollars and they’ll make movies as good as Marvel.”
When asked what’s next for Mark after the series ends, he says that he and director Cameron Dodd are currently both writing their own original films that they plan on producing. They’ve shown the internet what we can do with Spider-Man on a shoe-string budget. Now they’d like to share original ideas on a larger budget.
Spider-Man: Final Swing will make its anticipated release this year.
For Peter Parker, (Mark Ricci) balancing his personal life and his heroic one has never been an easy task. But now that Spider-Man is no longer a public menace, that task will prove to be more challenging than ever before, as he balances living up to the city’s expectations of him, and trying to survive his freshman year at a prestigious university. And when a student in his program unleashes the infamous symbiote that once haunted Peter, Spider-Man will have to protect the city he so loves once more in his most action-packed adventure of all.
Release ID: 89073751
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