This was a day we had been long waiting for: the day we premiered Darkwave: Edge of The Storm at Pinewood studios for the cast! What was even better, was showing the film in the famous John Barry theatre.
The day started with everyone assembling in a lovely coffee shop in the grounds of Pinewood Studios. I hadn’t personally met Shane Rimmer before, but being a Thunderbirds fan it was great to meet Scott Tracy for real! Shane is a wonderful actor and we were very fortunate to have him play Captain Anderson in Darkwave (screen shot below):
It was lovely to meet Robin Kirwan again (our actor who plays David), who flew all the way from Berlin to watch the film! I spoke to Robin about his expectations, which were all very positive, but even more so after the film… More to come on that.
Unfortunately our actress Nathalie Cox was unable to make the showing, due to being called for another job, though we have assured her she will see it soon!
The time had come, after a quick toilet break, to step into the theatre and take our seats. There is absolutely no sound in the room and I had to remind myself this is industry standard, a room where they show the latest Hollywood blockbusters to cast and crew – it was quite surreal. The lights dimmed and the Darkwave Pictures logo appeared…
Although I have seen the film several times already, there was something magical about watching it in the John Barry theatre after being sound mixed by Richard Pryke (Oscar winning sound mixer!)
At the end of the film, Shane leant forward to shake Daz’s hand congratulating him on what he had achieved. Robin, who was sat next to me, I think was a little bit shocked! I later spoke to him and he said he knew it was going to be good, but when he saw the opening shot of the truck with the mountains in the background (photo below), he said he knew it was going to be something even better – “The last time I looked, Lincoln didn’t have mountains!”
Succeeding the screening, we made our way to lunch in the beautiful Pinewood restaurant where we all reflected on the film and spoke about the future of the franchise – Phoenix Rising, the feature film, has already been written, so once Edge of the Storm is released to the public, followership will be key for us to be able to approach London investors.
We concluded the day by interviewing the cast; our young actor Ben mentioned his favourite part in the film was when he emerges from the smoke – enhanced greatly by amazing VFX!
Robin: “For me it was the best film experience I have had to date in my career.”
A few photos from the interviews:
Shane: “I was knocked out. I thought it had the calibre of anything you are going to watch in a movie house.”
The whole day was an enjoyment for everyone, and it was great to be back at Pinewood. A day not to be forgotten.
From left to right: Robin Kirwan, Sheila Rimmer, Kasia Nicklin, Shane Rimmer, Nick Long, Ben Scales and Darren Scales.
Darkwave: Edge of The Storm is due for release SEPTEMBER 2016! Keep a look out for behind the scenes videos and more photos in the coming month.