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Ian Clarkson takes over role of “Dan Johnson” in Double Vision

Double Vision Writer/Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham is happy to announce he has cast Ian Clarkson to take over the role of “Dan Johnson” in Double Vision.

Wickham says, “The original actor that was set to play this character had something happen in his life that will prevent him from being available when we shoot in June.  So rather than re-audition a bunch of actors, I reached out to just Ian Clarkson, who expressed interest in the role.

I had worked with Ian twice before.  He was the Key Grip on my movie “Stash” and I cast him as an actor for in the Red Carpet Film Festival penthouse rooftop scene Edwin M. Figueroa’s film “Choke“, both part of Devil’s Five feature film.  So I knew firsthand of his hard working dedicated approach and how I could count on him to deliver.

This new role is pretty diverse and will really give Ian a challenge to pull off the multidimensionality of the part.  So I went ahead and auditioned just Ian. What he showed me wasn’t quite where I think he needs to be for the movie, but I believe wholeheartedly he will do the things needed to be ready for the shoot in June.

Everyone deserves chances and with all the effort Ian gave to my other films, I felt he earned opportunity to advance  himself as an actor.

As a director sometimes you take risks and in this case I felt Ian should be rewarded to really show what he can do as an actor.”

Bio in Ian Clarkson’s words:

Since graduating, I’ve had numerous roles in the world of TV and Film.  My first role was an Associate Producer working on a film with Joyce Dewitt and Rob Bogue called “Rock Story.” Later I was Project Coordinator on a reality show called “Yalla NY.”  Soon I moved on to network TV working at both Sundance TV and later Nickelodeon. I was then offered a role as Associate Producer at Aspire TV working at reality show “The Graduates.” While working there I began acting on web series my friends were producing and eventually got casted for a supporting role on a short film called “Act Nice”. I’m an all around producer/actor and director in both TV and film.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5370012/

Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham films clip for Devil’s Five GoFundMe page

Sunday February 18, 2018 “The Devil’s Five”/”Abandoned”/”Stash” Director Terry R. Wickham filmed a video clip for Devil’s Five GoFundMe page, which is being created to help support the movie into distribution. Thanks to new Double Vision Cinematographer Nicholas Prainito for shooting it.

“The Devil’s Five” Editor Kris Ramsey agrees to Cut Double Vision

Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham is way beyond happy that “The Devil’s Five” Editor Kris Ramsey has agreed to Edit his upcoming love story-suspense thriller Double Vision.

Editor Kris Ramsey created the blazing, smoking Opening Credits for Devil’s Five feature film. Copyright 2017 Mantaray Pictures LLC/Cool Creative LLC / HERMANOfilms  All rights reserved.

Wickham says, ” Kris did such a phenomenal job of cutting “The Devil’s Five”, which included not only traditional editing, but he personally did all the special visual effects in the Wraparound segment, color correcting and animated artistic Opening Credits. Kris also was responsible for taking all five separate segments (“The Devil’s Five”, “Abandoned”, “Don’t Say These Words”, “Choke” and “Stash”) threading them together as one complete feature film and generated all End Credits as well.

There is a definite cohesiveness he brought to the movie that my Devil’s Five partners and I will be forever grateful for.
The opening scene in “The Devil’s Five” features all sorts of visual effects you may not even notice Ramsey added to make the powerhouse beginning. Copyright  2017 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Kris is just so highly skilled in every aspect of editing that he brings a wealth of technique and expert talent that heightens the films in every way.
Screengrab from “The Devil’s Five” has “Ansel Schneider” (Ralf Scheepers) being interrogated by Detective Armitage (Kevin Cusick) . Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
What I really admire about Kris’s approach is not only does he do his best to fulfill my vision, but is not afraid to challenge things or look at scenes/moments at a slightly different angle to make it even better.
Kris Ramsey augmented the colorful police car lighting in this dolly shot moving in on “Ansel Scheider” (Ralf Scheepers) in “The Devil’s Five.” Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Look at how he edited the ambulance arriving scene in “The Devil’s Five.”  The original footage run around 5 to 6 minutes.  He creatively cut it down to probably around 1 minute using an amazing-stylish time shaving way.  Or the flashing red/blue light effects he added from two police cars in the first scene.  Also his addition of the shot of the full moon shot transitioning  to the police station.  How about the cool insert flashbacks glimpses to the first scene in the hallway when Detective Armitage (Kevin Cusick) is speaking to Detective Hannigan (Sarah Haruko) about what happened.  I honestly loved how he heightened those moments and everyone one of those ideas/additions were all Kris.
Ramsey’s editing prowess is on full display in this intense Screengrab from “The Devil’s FIve.”  “The Woman” (Diana Noris) sits up suddenly to “Nurse Davenport” (Lauren Dougherty) and “Dr Goode’s” (Richard Kern) dismay. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
Some people wouldn’t have the wherewithal, courage or maybe even talent and foresight to do that, but Kris definitely wants the best for the film and that’s what really matters.
“Minka” (Tyler Kipp), “Myra” (Rachel Scarr) and “Deena”  (Chanise Renae ) scream for their lives in “The Devil’s Five.”  Screengrab from “The Devil’s FIve.” Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
I’m really super thrilled that my first choices for my behind-the-scenes collaborators are the people I wanted for this film. Kris joins already announced Cinematographer Adrian Popescu, Poster Artist David Helpling and Music Composer Houssem Turki as four of the five I targeted for my most important production staff.
In this screengrab, “Chelsea” (Sarah Greenspan) and “Deena” (Chanise Renae) scream in horror as all hell is breaks loose in “The Devil’s FIve”. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
There’s a certain synergy of working with the same production personnel who are great at what they do  I recognize that as being vital to the success of John Carpenter’s early career.  I saw the same thing with late George A. Romero, when he worked with his Pittsburgh crew.
In this screengrab from “The Devil’s Five”, “Babs” (Nadie Lahaie) and “Francine” (Elia Coutte) facial expressions are similiar to how thrilled filmmaker Terry Wickham feels Kris Ramsey is joining his production team for his upcoming suspense-thriller Double Vision. Copyright 2015 Mantaray Pictures LLC
I’m hoping that these talented folks (and a few others  such as Bryan Lopes, Jason Paluck, Giorgio Savona to name a few) will be part of a select roster of people who I will continue to work with again and again going forward.”
Expect to see an announcement for Wickham’s choice for who will be the Sound Designer real soon .  The Sound Designer he wanted for Double Vision just accepted the role Saturday January 13th.  Double Vision‘s outlook is looking better and better each day.