By the time we had assembling the bones of our project, we started thinking about discussing it with other like minded 2000AD fans. Despite the fact that is was going to be a slow build up to the production and people may begin to get bored, we decided to share our ideas.
As well as allowing us to promote interest in the film, it also gave us an opportunity to gauge what fans would really like. However one completely unexpected outcome was that as well as the huge interest we received, we were also contacted with offers of help and support.
These offers ranged from people wanting to be extras (which is great) to professional composers, writers, assistant directors and storyboard artists.
The final advantage of this was, with so many people getting involved, we would have to see it through or be ridiculed at every convention I ever attended after that. I'd have to join the 501st, so that I could attend incognito.