Storm is an iconic comic book character who hasn’t always gotten the best representation on the big screen. Writer and fan Maya Glick set out to to change this by taking matters into her own hands. Glick, who says that she was “dissatisfied with the complete lack of empowered women of color in Hollywood’s superhero pantheon” decided to create her own fanmade film.
The end result was Rain, a 23-minute long short film, 2 years in the making. Rain stars the “Punk” incarnation of Storm, which was briefly featured in the comics in the 1980’s. During this time period, Storm temporarily lost her powers but proved her skills as a fierce fighter.
Glick, who paired up with directors Zane Rutledge and Jeff Stolhand and producer Matt Joyce, alongside ZaneFX studio or visual effects, artfully performs her own stunts.
Watch Rain, below, in its entirety, and remember to keep watching after the credits roll.