WHO IS DOC SAVAGE?
To the world at large,
the Man of Bronze is a man of mystery.
So mysterious, in fact, that he is largely forgotten.
Except to the legions of fans who have kept
Doc Savage’s legacy alive, through
their lives and passions.
This is their story.
Director Ron Hill has been a Doc Savage fan for almost 50 years, discovering The Man of Bronze through the inspirational cover illustrations by the late James Bama, which adorned more than 60 paperback reprints in the 1960s (above). So inspirational, in fact, that Hill was driven to pursue a professional career in commercial art, illustration and cartooning while still in middle school. An armchair authority on Doc Savage and related pulp and science fiction literature, Hill was an early contributor to The Hidalgo Trading Company, now DocSavage.org, one of the first Doc Savage websites in the mid 90s. You can read one of his early contributions here.
Act 3 has been producing interactive media, design and illustration for a myriad of clients since its inception in 2016, as well as a couple of very short documentary features that have been screened at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival.
Together, they are going to tell the story of the collectors, creators and characters in the world of Doc Savage fandom. Doc is a pivotal figure in American pop culture, one of the first of the “hero pulps” in the 1930s and 40s, and a direct inspiration to such iconic figures in genre literature and media as Superman, James Bond, Mr. Spock and The Fantastic Four. We Are Doc Savage is Act 3’s and Hill’s first feature-length documentary.
Here is a sneak-peek at some of the fun: ROUGH CUT OF THE TRAILER.
Act 3 will have a table at PulpFest in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the weekend of August 4-7. This premier pulp convention is celebrating its 50th year of all things pulp – learn more by clicking the link above. Stop by and learn about the project, meet the director, and learn how you can help make this important documentary a reality.
Watch for funding opportunities – coming soon.
Contact Ron to share your story and learn more.