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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.


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.

Danny Knutson will be Sound Designer of Double Vision

Writer/Producer/Director Terry R. Wickham is very enthusiastic to announce Danny Knutson will be the Sound Designer for his approaching love story suspense-thriller Double Vision.  This completes the five top behind-scenes crew members Wickham targeted for Double Vision.

Wickham says, “I was going to work with Danny on another project that lost its funding.  I’m not entirely sure if that project we’ll ever get made,  so it was time for me to make another one of my own films.

I’m excited that this will give us a chance to finally work together. I did connect Danny with my two Devil’s Five Partners George Brianka and Edwin Figueroa for their episodes “Don’t Say These Words” and “Choke”, which he did the Sound Design for both.  Danny also did a big favor for me (us) by completely equalizing the five films that make up Devil’s Five, which I felt was necessary after noticing that they were mixed at different volumes of loudness during our Red-Carpet Premiere.

Also, we’ve had wonderful conversations by phone recently and in the past that have been really passionate about the art of sound and how it affects a movie.  We share a similar commitment to being very comprehensive in trying to capture a pallet of sound that not only supports a story, but reaches the audience on so many different levels.  To be specific, the obvious things you see physically happen in movies, but then going deeper by augmenting the psychological and even subliminal gradations.

Danny has told me that he will be putting Double Vision in Surround Sound, which is really the only way he likes to work with at this point.

Knowing this has me really stoked because it’ll be the first project of my entire career that will in Surround Sound. I can only imagine the types of Foley and sound effects Danny will be adding/creating that will go along with our dialogue/live sound recorded by Craig Jimenez and the score by Houssem Turki. There’s no question the sound in Double Vision is going to be tremendously rich with dynamic audio, which is sure to be a treat for the audience to experience.

I’ve been super impressed with some of the work I heard/seen from Danny and the exchanges with him alone have been super collaborative. We both have a similar outlook about working together and the value of long-term professional relationships.  We both feel strongly that we can help one another reach our ultimate goals and I believe in sticking with the talented people who help reach those important plateaus.”

Danny Knutson BIO:

20+ years professional experience ?in (and out) of LA.  Started out as a touring singer/songwriter in a hard rock band and transitioned during the mid to late 1990’s into a sound mixing engineer, working with many international touring musicians on the road and in studio. TV A1 mixer for productions at studios like Fox Digital (Culver City, CA), NBC (Burbank, CA), Paramount Studios (Hollywood, CA) and many more.

Married to Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips.