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A Coronavirus PSA From "Martian"

Indie comic book creator Mark Starks is producer of a 20-second spot featuring his superhero "Martian" and the voice of actor Paul Ganus.

The unpaid endorsement directs viewers to the Centers for Disease Control website https://www.cdc.gov/ for the latest information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Mark Starks
    Director
    Martian, Martian 2
  • Mark Starks
    Writer
    Martian, Martian 2
  • Mark Starks
    Producer
    Martian, Martian 2
  • Paul Ganus
    Key Cast
    "Martian (voice) "
    AEA - SAG- AFTRA The Mask of Zorro, Rumor Has It, Forever Young, No Turning Back, Goodbye Casanova, Battle of the Sexes
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Superhero, Sci-Fi, Comic Book, coronavirus, pandemic, center for disease control, world health organization, national institutes of health
  • Runtime:
    20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 16, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Quarantine Film Challenge
    Greater Noida, India
    India
    June 15, 2020
    Premiere
    Certificate of Excellence
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
    United Kingdom, Hollywood, CA
    United States
    April 26, 2020
    Selected
  • BUIEFF CHANNEL
    Beunos Aires, Argentina
    Argentina
    April 26, 2020
    Selected
  • YVE International Youth Film Festival
    Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
    China
    July 27, 2020
    Selected
  • FLICKFAIR
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 1, 2020
    Finalist
  • Kinosmena Short Film Festival
    Republic of Belarus
    Russian Federation
    November 29, 2020
    Selected
Director Biography - Mark Starks

Mark Starks is creator of the award-winning "Martian" comic book series on Amazon Prime Video and Speck TV (Roku Channel). He is a frequent guest at comic cons nationwide, including Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con, where he has been a panelist. Mark is a founding member of Comic-Con Museum in San Diego, CA.

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Director Statement

Go to CDC.gov for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic and learn how you can protect yourself and your family.