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  • Writer's picturePete Lopeno


Updated: Jul 19, 2022

A documentary in progress, directed by Pete Lopeno.

Hi, my name is Pete Lopeno, and I'm currently filming a documentary called 'Becoming the Man of Steel: A Personal Journey'.

Ever since I was a child, I've always dreamed that I could fly... and now, I'm looking to make that little boy's dream a reality.” - Pete Lopeno

Over the course of the next sixteen months, I will be documenting what it takes, both physically and mentally, to live up to the ideals of the world's greatest super hero.

In order to accomplish this, I have two goals in mind for this project:

1. Put my body through a rigorous transformation in order to appear at Chicago Comicon in 2017 as the Man of Steel himself.

2. Help those in need. Now, I know that I can't fly half way across the world to save a little girl from a burning building, or leap tall buildings in a single bound. But, there are definately other meaningful ways that we can all be super heroes in our own lives.

That.. is where this Go Fund Me campaign comes in (Note: GoFundMe campaign was ended due to the high fees and some of my personal hangups with the site. I am working on other methods to raise funds at this time and will post them here once in place).

I started this campaign, not only funds this project, but to raise money for those who could use a helping hand.

The cost of this project will be about $1500 in total. The lion's share of that I will personally contribute myself (you will see those contributions periodically). Any funding raised beyond that amount will be donated to two different charities, 'Action Against Hunger' and 'Feeding America'.

Every thirty seconds, a child dies from hunger somewhere across the world. Even right here in the United States, the most plentiful country on the face of the earth, 1 in 7 people face face hunger every single day, and I want to help make a difference... when and wherever I can.

If you donate $5 to this project, you will be listed in the ending credits of 'Becoming the Man of Steel: A Personal Journey' as a contributor.

If you donate $10 dollars or more to the project, you will not only be listed as a contributor to the project, but you will also receive a free digital copy of the documentary upon completion.

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