Canadian actor cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell raise $200K to make sci-fi action film ‘Code 8’

Canadian actor cousins Stephen and Robbie Amell raise $200K to make sci-fi action film ‘Code 8’

Toronto-born actors and cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell are hitting social media to crowdfund a feature film called Code 8. Within days, the Amells have already raised their $200,000 U.S. goal on Indiegogo and are nearing their next $300,000 U.S. milestone on their fourth day. Stephen — best known as portraying Oliver Queen in […]

Toronto-born actors and cousins Robbie Amell and Stephen Amell are hitting social media to crowdfund a feature film called Code 8.

Within days, the Amells have already raised their $200,000 U.S. goal on Indiegogo and are nearing their next $300,000 U.S. milestone on their fourth day.

Stephen — best known as portraying Oliver Queen in the hit TV series Arrow — and Robbie have appeared together briefly on the small screen before, but fans of both actors have been wanting to see them together in other projects.

“Stephen and I have always wanted to work together,” Robbie says in their crowdfunding video. “We got a small taste of it on Arrow and Flash, but we want to do something bigger, and to actually talk to each other on camera would be nice.”

Code 8 is described as a sci-fi action film, where “4% of the population are born with some type of supernatural ability.” Known as the “specials,” the supernatural beings live in poverty in a militarized society. Amell plays one of them and leads an uprising.


Watch Code 8 proof of concept short film: