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Published on October 5th, 2018 | by Ken Cosentino


Metroshia Productions Releases Poster Art and Trailer for POST APOCALYPTIC COMMANDO SHARK

Gorgeous poster art for Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark created by Stefan Motmans

Metroshia Productions has just released the trailer and poster art for their new film, “Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark.” Written and directed by filmmaker Sam Qualiana, who is known for his “no-budget” shlock masterpiece “Snow Shark,” Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark stars legendary scream queen Debbie Rochon, Simeon Qualiana, Mick O’Keefe, Andrew Elias, Chris Cosgrave and John Karyus. The film will premiere at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival this November.

The synopsis for Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark is as follows: “In the post-apocalyptic future, the world is still at war. The newly instated Soviet Russian Army has invaded the United States with the assistance of an evil German scientist who has created an army of super human soldiers, half-man and half-shark.”

In anticipation for the premiere, I was granted an exclusive interview with my friend Sam Qualiana (who also gave me a small cameo in the movie, opposite Debbie Rochon; thanks, Sam!) [The trailer for Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark is at the end of this article].

Ken Cosentino: Hi Sam, thanks for taking the time to talk with me!

Sam Qualiana: You’re welcome, thanks for having me!

KC: Of course. So, we’ve worked on a number of films together and we even got to share a trailer for 18 days. That was a long time ago and since then, how many films would you say you’ve worked on?

SQ: I’d say somewhere around 25-30 films since Battledogs.

KC: That’s pretty impressive for someone who doesn’t live in Hollywood, NYC or some other big city known for film. How is it that you’ve come to work on so many films?

SQ: I’d say a little bit of knowing the right people, a lot of hard work and building relationships with like minded people in the film industry.

KC: Who are some people that you’ve come into contact with, who had a direct influence on your career?

SQ: Gregory Lamberson really put my foot in the door and helped start my career. He made it possible for me to create my first feature film and grow as a filmmaker. Chris Olen Ray was also someone who I have consistently worked with over the years and have learned a great deal from.

KC: Both are quite well known in the horror community. Would you call yourself a “horror filmmaker”?

SQ: My heart will always be in horror and I mostly choose to write those kind of genre films. But I’ve worked on a much broader variety of films, non-exclusive to horror. Really though, horror is where I have the most fun.

KC: As do I… as do I. So, Sam, you’re most well known for your film “Snow Shark,” and now you’re getting ready to put out yet another shark-themed movie. Coincidence?

SQ: I love shark movies, and I think there’s a lot of people on the same boat with me. I think the movie won’t have a problem finding an audience. Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark is going to be a lot of fun. I wouldn’t say it’s a coincidence, I’m just going back to my roots on this one!

KC: It’s great to see you return to your roots after so many years. I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself). So, on a serious note, what’s your plan for distribution?

SQ: I’m still weighing my options at the moment, but I’m considering with the dying format of DVD that I may just self distribute the movie and release it digitally through Amazon.

KC: Ah, spoken like a true indie. What was it like working with Debbie Rochon on this one?

SQ: It was great as always. I believe Debbie and I have worked on 10 movies together now, so working together again was a pleasure!

Debbie Rochon’s face when she realized I was her co-star for this scene…

KC: That’s awesome, she is truly a professional. I had a blast acting across from her. Thanks for that, by the way. So, if you had to sum up Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark in just a few gory words, you would say…

SQ: It’s an over the top, ridiculous satire comedy, action movie that doesn’t take itself seriously. The movie has a high body count and a lot of laughs. It’s meant for you to have fun from the beginning to the end and I hope that’s what people feel when they watch it.

KC: Who doesn’t love a good horredy? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question. So, is there anything else you’d like to share with us? Perhaps your feelings on The Asylum’s blatant rip-off of Snow Shark, “Avalanche Shark,” or perhaps some info on other projects you may have in the works?

SQ: To get the facts straight, the director of that film had worked for the Asylum at a time, but they, to my knowledge had nothing to do with the film…. As they say “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” I suppose it’s nice to know that my little shark film was out there and made an impact someway in the world where it may have possibly inspired the face of ridiculous shark movies in the years to follow it.

KC: I think you can rest well knowing you have definitely unlocked that achievement in your lifetime. Thanks Sam!

SQ: Thank you!

Check out the ridiculously awesome trailer for Post Apocalyptic Commando Shark below:

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Ken Cosentino is an artist from Niagara Falls, NY. He is an award winning filmmaker, CEO of White Lion Studios, LLC and a published author.

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