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morjana
September 5th, 2004, 12:26 PM
I'm watching the *cough*Planet of the Apes Marathon*cough* on the SciFi Channel today, and noticed that the SciFi Channel is airing several commercials for the Sept. 18 movie, "Darklight," starring David Hewlett, Richard Burgi, Shirly Appleby and John de Lancie.


Here's the link for the official SciFi Channel "Darlight" website (not all that much there right now):

http://www.scifi.com/darklight/

More info over at IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0395512/combined


"Darklight" is another film from UFO Films:


http://www.ufo-bg.com/ufofilm/Movies.htm

(I'm on a dial up connection -- the movie info on this site is all Macromedia Flash and I can't get it to load on my computer. Their site says it has a trailer...)

One of the executives for UFO Films has a blog, Sofia Sideshow, that has some production notes and photos from this film:


Wedding Shots (click title for entry)
So, the haitus is over (did I ever think to write that before, ever?). We shall start with the wedding, and work our way backwards. Here are thumbnails of the wedding. Click for a larger image: First, we do locations:...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on September 29, 2003 08:54 AM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000349.html#000349


Trivial Final Words on Darklight (click title for entry)
I have to say that Richard Burgi and Shiri Appleby were both a mass of good clean fun. A woman named Deana asked earlier if Grieco or Burgi had bigger biceps. I have to say... I DUNNO! JEEZ! GUYS DON'T...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on September 5, 2003 09:42 AM



http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000338.html#000338



Back Into the Jungle (click title for entry)
Alrighee, I am back in Sofia. I'll fill you in on the last couple of weeks shortly. Appears to be a ton of mail, so I'll answer those shortly as well. In the film front, Darklight wrapped up, and we...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on September 1, 2003 12:22 AM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000333.html#000333


Photo Op Darklight II (click title for entry)
Okay, kids, here's more: Richard blasting things. Astute readers of this blog will instantly know he'll live, because he has a shotgun. If he had a flamethrower or sniper rifle or minigun, he'd be toast. Only shotguns defeat evil. Shiri...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on August 13, 2003 04:21 PM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000331.html#000331


Photo Op Darklight (click title for entry)
Okay, here are a couple photos on set of the main cast members. Here's Shiri...no, she is not "Eve," she's much, much cooler... Burgi plays a bad-ass. Here is a good bad-ass look. They are getting along swimmingly, and the...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on August 6, 2003 09:07 PM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000327.html#000327


More Darklight Notes (click title for entry)
Shiri freaked out Friday. Because I mentioned I was getting UNO cards from the US shipped here. Okay, I'll back up. I'm doing my "wandering aimlessly" bit nearby the production and star wagons. I hear Richard yell my name, and...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on August 5, 2003 12:15 PM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000322.html#000322


Darklight Notes (click title for entry)
So we escaped the cave system set, and are now back on stage, where my camera can be useful. So expect a bit of photo swag....
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on August 5, 2003 12:10 PM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000321.html#000321


Darklight (click title for entry)
The above is indeed the name of the film. It causes all of the Bulgarians to start laughing: "Dark what light?" Lots of news. Actually, it's more like a lot of important information being shouted from different people in the...
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on July 23, 2003 04:21 PM


http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000314.html#000314

Demons, Chicks, Guns (click title for entry)
Like a well-oiled machine, the production is under way. We have a few problems. Final Draft vs. Movie Magic, for instance. But frankly, all is well. The picture's name: Darklight. Demons, chicks, guns. It's all there....
Posted in Sofia Sideshow on June 25, 2003 02:57 PM

http://sofiasideshow.com/archives/000292.html#000292


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Bagpuss
September 5th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Thanks for posting all the links and info,Morjana. :)
I couldn't get that trailer to load either,btw.I'm on Broadband,and have Macromedia Flash,etc,but no luck so far !

Looks like a good film,though ,IMO,and I hope it does well. :)

morjana
September 5th, 2004, 02:26 PM
Thanks for posting all the links and info,Morjana. :)
I couldn't get that trailer to load either,btw.I'm on Broadband,and have Macromedia Flash,etc,but no luck so far !

Looks like a good film,though ,IMO,and I hope it does well. :)


You're very welcome! :)

Thank you for letting me know you couldn't get the trailer to load either. I'll write them an e-mail and inquire.

Morjana

Bagpuss
September 5th, 2004, 03:13 PM
Glad to help you a little,Morjana. :)
The odd thing is,that I've just gone back to try other film info/trailers,just to see if they'd load.
"Storm" and "Deep Core" immediately loaded,and the info/trailers played fine.
However "Boa V Python" won't load either !
All that came up was "Loading movie data"......ditto again for Darklight.

Very odd,but hopefully,they'll be able to explain what's wrong,when they answer your e-mail ! :)

morjana
September 5th, 2004, 09:18 PM
Glad to help you a little,Morjana. :)
The odd thing is,that I've just gone back to try other film info/trailers,just to see if they'd load.
"Storm" and "Deep Core" immediately loaded,and the info/trailers played fine.
However "Boa V Python" won't load either !
All that came up was "Loading movie data"......ditto again for Darklight.

Very odd,but hopefully,they'll be able to explain what's wrong,when they answer your e-mail ! :)

Thanks for the update on the movies that did load. I'll include that info in my e--mail!

Morjana

morjana
September 6th, 2004, 08:03 AM
Glad to help you a little,Morjana. :)
The odd thing is,that I've just gone back to try other film info/trailers,just to see if they'd load.
"Storm" and "Deep Core" immediately loaded,and the info/trailers played fine.
However "Boa V Python" won't load either !
All that came up was "Loading movie data"......ditto again for Darklight.

Very odd,but hopefully,they'll be able to explain what's wrong,when they answer your e-mail ! :)

Oh my gosh...I actually received an e-mail back from UFO Films!

And on a holiday!

Dear Morjana,

Thank you for your email and support. I will look into this will our tech support people.

We should have everything solved by the end of the week.

Again, thank for the information.

Kindest regards,


Jeffery Beach
President
Unified Film Organization

******

I'll mark my calendar to check back next week and see if the problem has been resolved.

Thanks again for checking the site out to see if you could get the movies to load.

Morjana

Bagpuss
September 6th, 2004, 09:44 AM
You must have e-mail karma,Morjana ! :)
I'm amazed how quickly they replied .Obviously they're doing their best to sort out their problem,so no worries !

rihannsu
September 6th, 2004, 05:14 PM
I'm SOOOOO glad that I subscribed to the Dr. Mc Kay thread! I didn't even know that this movie exsisted, much less that it was coming up.

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!!!

It's on my calender. :D

morjana
September 6th, 2004, 08:49 PM
I'm SOOOOO glad that I subscribed to the Dr. Mc Kay thread! I didn't even know that this movie exsisted, much less that it was coming up.

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you!!!

It's on my calender. :D

You are welcome.

U R welcome.

Ewe are welcome.

Yu R welcome.

Yew are welcome.

Hue R welcome.

Morjana

morjana
September 11th, 2004, 02:02 AM
The SciFi Channel has uploaded one of the promo commercials
for "Darklight," the new movie starring David Hewlett, Shiri Appleby,
John de Lancie and Richard Burgi, that premieres next Saturday at 9pm
(and is repeated on 9/19 at 1am, and on 9/23 at 9pm and Oct. 30 at
7pm).

The video clip is formatted in QuickTime.

http://www.scifi.com/darklight/


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morjana
September 11th, 2004, 02:34 AM
Just found a news article about the movie "Darklight." Unfortunately, David isn't mentioned, but it does give some background on the genesis of the movie...


From The Jewish Journal Of Greater Los Angeles
http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=12806


THE ARTS

Watch Out Wonder Woman
by Naomi Pfefferman, Arts & Entertainment Editor

When Bill Platt pitched his action-oriented "Darklight" TV movie two years ago, he hoped to create a new genre: "Chai-Fi."

The 32-year-old filmmaker intended the project — inspired by the Jewish "demoness" Lilith — to merge his heritage with his sci-fi obsession.

"I wondered if I could make Jewish legend fun for audiences who liked ‘The Matrix,’ he said. "And I wanted to see if I could create my own Jewish superhero."

He wasn’t imagining a comedic MOT superhero like Jonathan Kesselman’s "The Hebrew Hammer" or Alan Oirich’s Menorah Man. Platt rather set his sights on Lilith, the talmudic demon queen turned feminist icon. The film — typical Sci-Fi Channel fare — is more for "Battlestar Galactica" fans than Lilith aficionados. Yet Platt did meticulous homework at the University of Judaism’s library.

Traditional sources describe Lilith as Adam’s surly first wife who considered herself his equal; declining to be dominated, she ultimately fled the Garden of Eden and morphed into a murderous incubus.

"Darklight" reimagines Adam’s ex as an immortal who suffers amnesia, who eventually uses her powers to thwart a plague. It’s the kind of debut feature one might expect of the enthusiastic Platt, who’s always been a bit chai-fi.

Growing up in Reston, Va., he immersed himself in his Conservative Hebrew school as well as comics and the "Star Wars" movies. At NYU’s graduate film program, he honored his Jewish grandparents — who had supported his superhero fixation — with a short starring Yiddish theater star Mina Bern.

His futuristic police thriller, "Bleach," won the 1998 Student Academy Award and jump-started his career as a producer of the Sci-Fi Channel’s "Exposure Studios"; when he suggested "Darklight" to that network in 2002, he brought genre elements to the Jewish-inspired character.

Like any self-respecting superhero, Lilith has an arch-nemesis, a mad scientist, and a superhuman task: saving mankind.

"It’s amped-up tikkun olam," Platt said. "She’s repairing the world, except she’s doing it on a grand scale, one curse at a time."

"Darklight" airs Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.scifi.com/darklight .


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