Time flies when you’re having fun. Today marked our very last read-thru of Dark Matter’s first season. Pictured above: the cast (with the exception of Zoie Palmer who was excused because she had a note from her mom), EP Vanessa Piazza, Director Andy Mikita, Line Producer Norman Denver, Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok, VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson, and Story Editor Trevor Finn. Well be going out with a big bang.
It’s hard to believe it’s been five and a half months since I moved to Toronto, girlfriend and dogs in tow, and now, here I am less than three weeks away from wrap – and a little over six weeks away from our season premiere. It’s been hard, exhausting work – but, ultimately, incredibly fulfilling. The cast and crew have been nothing short of awesome and I sincerely hope we get the chance to do it all again next year.
But that, of course, is up to you!
“I really like Vanessa,”said Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok the other day.
“Oh, me too,”I said. And, really, what’s not to like. She worked tirelessly to help EP and Prodigy Pictures President, Jay Firestone, get the show financed and green lit. She is on set, in meetings, on the phone, supporting the show 24/7. I can honestly say that I could not have done it without her. Or, could have possibly done a lot of it – before succumbing to a complete nervous breakdown.
She is awesome at all she does, be it Exec Producing, negotiating deals, or eating one of the croissants left over from that morning’s production meeting.
Well, if it isn’t my old friend Steve Ermao who covered Stargate for various magazines (online and otherwise) back in the day and now turns his sights on Dark Matter. Just like old times!
Director Martin Wood finishes episode #111 in fine style, with windmill kicks, concussive blasts, and gelato!
Who is this masked man? You’ll find out when he directs episodes #112 and #113!
I forwarded SyFy the first round of assets – sketches and concept drawings of the airlocks, stasis pods, GA badge, space station, and our phantom class marauder – which should be hitting the net sometime soon.
Oh, hey, did you happen to catch the first Dark Matter trailer? 110 000+ viewers have…and counting! Share away if you haven’t already and let’s try to hit the quarter mill mark before the season premiere, Friday June 12th and 10 p.m. as part of the new SyFyFriday lineup!