Thank you so much for all the touching tributes to my gal, Jelly. I received emails, Facebook messages, tweets, and, as you can see, over 125 comments on yesterday’s entry. It feels strange and lonely without her. I’ll miss propping her up on my chest so that we could gaze longingly into each other’s eyes, and the smell of her nacho feet.
Thanks to my sis who put together this wonderful Jelly photo album:
Well, I have one more day in Toronto before I finally head back to Vancouver early (early!) Friday morning. I’ll admit – I was leery about coming back here but I’m so glad I did. The show is incredible, and I owe it all the amazing cast and crew who are not only so good at what they do, but such a pleasure to work with.
A big thanks to everyone who worked from prep, through production and post – covering everything from casting to visual effects, the gang at the production office and post-production.
Special thanks to my Vancouver boys, Ivon Bartok and Lawren Bancroft-Wilson, who uprooted their lives to move here and worked their asses off for me.
Thanks to my writing-producing partner, Paul Mullie, who shuttled back and forth, abandoning his family at irregular intervals so that he could come east and support the show.
Thanks to Rachel Sutherland, Commander of post-production who, while everyone else has moved on, stays behind to deliver on a very tight schedule – yet manages to do it with a smile.
Thanks to line producer Norman Denver who kept us on the straight and narrow, making sure we didn’t blow our budget on burgers and whisky.
Thanks to my partner in crime, Vanessa Piazza, who was there with me through prep, on set through production, and overseeing post. I honestly could NOT have done it without her.
And an enormous thanks to Prodigy Pictures President Jay Firestone who defied the odds and expectations by putting together the deals that got the show green lit, then defying the odds and expectations again by delivering a series that blew away expectations. He read all the scripts, provided notes, and weighed in on all aspects of production. The very best example of what a creative producer should be. I honestly thought we’d fight more. Ah well. I suppose there’s always season 2!
Me, Jay, Vanessa, and Norman at tonight’s premiere screening of Dark Matter episodes #101 and #102.
It looked AMAZING on the big screen. The show has everything a scifi fan would want: action, adventure, intrigue, suspense, humor, lovable and engaging characters, and dazzling visual effects. Dark Matter will NOT disappoint.
As we countdown to our world premiere, check out another early view, this one by Jamie Ruby at Scifi Vision: