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Rare Breed

A Marvel Fan Film

A short non profit fan film about Alison Blaire aka the Dazzler fighting her way through sentinels and Luke Cage to get important data to Professor X.


Written & Directed by Dustin Hawkins.


This short 10 minute film is about the Dazzler! Professor X has a plan to cease the violent enforcement of the Mutant Registration Act. But in order to do that, they first need to discover why Trask Industries has partnered with S.H.I.E.L.D. Follow Alison Blaire aka the Dazzler as she encounters Sentinels, assassins, and other foes in a daring mission to return stolen tactical data to Charles Xavier.

For those unfamiliar with Alison Blaire(The Dazzler), she has the unique ability to turn sound into light and lasers. She's a very old character in the Marvel universe and we are very happy to honor her character in this short.

Shout out to Jason's Voices for the amazing

Professor X voiceover!

Check out his website

Missouri Film Maker & Videographer | Rare Breed
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Behind the Scenes


Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of the short fan film marvel parody "Rare Breed". A short zero budget production about Alison Blaire aka the Dazzler and Luke Cage.

Special thanks goes out to Jackie Barrows for editing the interviews. Rodney Hussman for conducting them. Tim Boneman for filming the behind the scenes content and Columbia Access Television for playing host for the interviews.

Gag Reel


We like to make our 14 hour plus days of filming as entertaining as possible. So naturally we mess up and tend to goof off a bit on set.

Amanda Fehlner


Character:  Alison Blaire/Dazzler


Amanda Fehlner is an exceedingly versatile actor, with experience in everything from musical theatre to improv and film.  She has previously performed with Retro Hawk Productions as Dazzler in Rare Breed and a Commander in Antediluvian.  She greatly enjoys Shakespeare and has performed such roles as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Hamlet (yes, Hamlet).

Amanda Fehlner | Rare Breed | Retro Hawk Productions
Nathan Apkan | Rare Breed | Retro Hawk Productions

Nathan Apkan


Character:  Luke Cage

Nathan is a natural fitness enthusiast and champion, speaker, author, personal development coach and chairman of Quantum Leap Global. He loves to serve others via teaching, mentoring and dreams to travelling the world serving while adventuring.

Phillip Meece


Fight Director

Phillip Meece is a Theatre Major from William Jewell College who specializes in stage combat. Phillip participated in a number of workshops provided by the Society of American Fight Directors in 2008 and since has been involved in theatre, film and even an opera, exercising those skills.  Phillip continues to do fight direction for projects as a passionate hobby.

Phillip Meece | Rare Breed | Retro Hawk Productions
Harleigh Wacker | Rare Breed | Retro Hawk Productions

Harleigh Wacker


Script Supervisor

When it comes to crew there's no one sharper and more on point than Harleigh Wacker.  She started taking film production courses at the age of 13 and continues her education through school and assisting on a variety of different productions including her own film.  Harleigh's passion for film continues to advance and grow on a daily basis. Her plans are to produce for television and pursue entertainment law.

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