Here’s hoping that, five years from now, I’ll be looking back on these photos of how it all began…

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Dark Matter Executive Producer, President of Prodigy Pictures, and our show’s #1 fan Jay Firestone surprises the Dark Matter Whisky/ey Club with its most impressive bottle to date: a sublime Balvenie 21 year old PortWood Finish Whisky.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Our proud accomplishments: one for every episode in Dark Matter’s first season.  And, hey, we even got a jump start on season 2!

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Dark Matter Executive Producer Vanessa Piazza and Dark Matter Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok – best of buds.

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Fellow Dark Matter EP Paul Mullie and I pose for a pic with one of our favorite guest stars: Boxy!  We’ve already contacted his rep and started negotiations to bring him back for season 2.

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Watching the blocking!

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Akemi bakes up a final batch of bourbon-brown butter cookies for the cast and crew.

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Director Andy Mikita thanks everyone with a return visit of The Gelato Spot!

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

And that’s a main unit wrap!

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

And a fond farewell to Dark Matter sound recordist Dan Daniels who heads sails off on an around-the-world excursion July 1st.  All prepped and ready to go!

May 16, 2015: The Last Days Of Production On dark Matter’s first Season!

Dark Matter VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson is left to steer the ship home.

14 thoughts on “May 16, 2015: The last days of production on Dark Matter’s first season!

  1. Hey! Hey! I just saw the first trailer/ad for Dark Matter during Orphan Black! I am looking forward to seeing it while recouperating from knee replacement surgery. I know the prep time for you has been years, so congratulations and best wishes to you and everyone for a long run.

  2. This makes me think of this song for some reason. Carol used to sing the first part of it at the end of every show and it’s stuck in my head all these years. I’m confident everyone will be returning to the set for many years to come.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjQuZCTLAv4

    So cool to see Paul around! And poor Lawren! I hope he gets the ship home safely.

  3. Dark Matter Executive Producer Vanessa Piazza and Dark Matter Consulting Producer Ivon Bartok – best of buds.

    Don’t look Lulu! Don’t look! (She’s saying, “I thought I was your bud?!”)

    Dark Matter VFX Supervisor Lawren Bancroft-Wilson is left to steer the ship home.

    Ut oh. I think you’re in trouble. He looks hammered. Did you take his whiskey away from him?

  4. Good luck to Dan Daniels. Three words. Are you crazy?
    But have fun and take sunscreen. It wards off sharks. Not.

  5. *applause* Congrats on wrapping up the first season of your creation! *throws confetti and bounces balloons*

    Joe! You’re not wearing a suit in that pic with Paul and Boxy. Are you sure that’s you? 😉

  6. Congratulations …and here’s to reading behind the scenes blog of Dark Matter for the next 5 years(or more)

  7. Once upon a time, there was a Whiskey Club… When SUDDENLY, a TV SHOW Production burst out of a mysterious BOX under the Bar!! – Not surprisingly, involving a bunch of People with no memories..? And, a LOT of *EMPTY* Bottles…

    The “Moral” to this “Comment” — When in SPACE, DON’T Eat the Bourbon-Cookies whilst doodling on Napkins, a CO[s]MIC BOOK might *HAPPEN*!!

  8. Let me guess… THE BOX is actually a COOLER-CHEST..?
    Or, will TYRION be making a Guest appearance next season..?

  9. “Dark Matter” has been a rewarding adventure for you. You’ve made many new friends (a huge bonus, right there). I’m sure the summer will be a good break for you and Akemi. Congrats! Are you planning on any kind of vaca?

  10. @Joan001 Ouch! I hope it heals soon. I heard from my fellow PT mates who had this done that they wonder why they ever waited once they push through the physical therapy part. However, they all said they did not anticipate how painful it would really be.

    @Ponytail I don’t know. I’ve asked several times how the reunion went between Ivon and Lulu and since nothing was said and there are no pictures being supplied of the said reunion, I wonder if Lulu broke things off.

    Maybe Lawren can put the pups on the ship and get you all back to Vancouver in a blink of an eye. Boxy! That made me laugh.

    The cookies look delicious.

    Dan Daniels–that is pretty brave. Make sure all precautions are taken and you avoid all the turbulent seas during storm season.

  11. Exciting stuff Joe! You and all of the crew have done some amazing work and I am looking foward to seeing the show when it finally arrives in New Zealand 🙂 Best of luck!

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