"LET THERE BE LIGHT: The Odyssey of Dark Star"- Feature-length Documentary Now Available!
"LET THERE BE LIGHT:
THE ODYSSEY OF DARK STAR"
FEATURE LENGHT DOCUMENTARY FILM
NOMINATED FOR A 2011 RONDO HATTON AWARD
FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FILM!
BALLYHOO MOTION PICTURES, in association with VCI Entertainment, is proud to present... "LET THERE BE LIGHT: The Odyssey of Dark Star", an all new, feature-length documentary chronicling the controversial making of DARK STAR.
The motion picture debut of director John Carpenter (HALLOWEEN & THE THING) and writer Dan O'Bannon (ALIEN & RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD) began as a cinematic partnership between to budding artisans. A union that would be tested, time and again, during the process of creating one of the most ambitious student films ever made. A space parody that would eventually form a lifelong rift between the two genre giants... both of which would eventually change the way horror films are made.
Featuring interviews with actor Brian Narelle (Doolittle), cinematographer Doug Knapp (cinematographer on STAR TREK: VOYAGER), art director Tommy Lee Wallace (director of HALLOWEEN III & Stephen King's IT), visual effects artists Ron Cobb (ALIEN & BACK TO THE FUTURE), visual effects supervisor Bill Taylor (BLADE RUNNER & CAPE FEAR), voice artist Cookie Knapp, film distributor Jack Harris (producer of THE BLOB), Diane O'Bannon, USC alumni/director Jeff Burr (director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III), and director John Carpenter.
It also features the final interview of writer/producer/effects supervisor Dan O'Bannon (who passed away before this documentary was completed).
Produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and directed by Daniel Griffith (BLOODIEST SHOW ON EARTH: MAKING VAMPIRE CIRCUS and THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY). Running Time: 118 Minutes B/W,Color
"LET THERE BE LIGHT: The Odyssey of Dark Star"
Artwork by MARK RITCH Poster Design by DANIEL GRIFFITH
The director's extended edition premiered at the 2011 SCI-FI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL. The screening was held at the BFI SOUTHBANK Theater on Saturday, April 30th at 3:00 P.M. Here's an excerpt from the Q & A with director/producer DANIEL GRIFFITH, courtesy of the BFI.