Madame Red was the first short film Terry directed in New York, after getting out of Army. The movie was a lot of fun because since Terry was new to the area, he called on family and friends to populate the the film.
The story of Madame Red revolves around some young women, whose boyfriends cheat on them. But the ladies get the last laugh in the spiritual realm full of pain and suffering with the influence from the wicked queen of the underworld, “Madame Red.”
The movie was by far Terry’s most ambitious film up to this time. The production incorporated an important Chroma-Key Effect scene (an early green screen process) and was shot in 8 days on locations spread over Long Island. But it’s not actually how long it took, because the movie was actually shot twice.
After the first Director of Photography held the footage for ransom, Terry decided to re-shoot the entire movie. So it was actually a 4-day shoot times two.
Rich Schiano sits ready on the table @ Innovators Design Corp. in Franklin Square, NY on 3/4/89. DP Gabe Gabrielsen has his camera set up behind him.
Filmmaker Terry R. Wickham made Double Fantasy in 7 shooting days spread out between July 12, 1989 and May 6, 1989. There was actually 2 other shooting days that were done, not used in the film because of the replacement of actors.
July 12, 1989 @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, New York
September 10, 1989 @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY & Biondi Residence in Franklin Square, NY
November 13th, 1989 in Central Islip, NY
January 16th, 1990 @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
February 6th, 1990 @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
April 29, 1990 @ Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY
May 6, 1990 @ Cactus Studios in Kings Park, NY
The story of Double Fantasy involves three girlfriends played by Madison Di Loren, Noreen Abrams and Jennifer Drake. The friends drive out to a spooky house on eastern Long Island to tell each share their fantasies with each other.
The first fantasy concerns one of the girls (Jennifer Drake) getting more sexual loving than one could ever imagine. The second fantasy is a Beauty and the Best type tale of “Joann Lavelle” (Madison Di Loren) having a relationship with the legendary “Shadow Man” (Ted Moriates) who actually lived within the old house they are within.
The last girl (Noreen Abrams) has a funny quick fantasy that helps deflate the tension sustained in the dark love story that proceeded it.
But Joann’s fantasy isn’t over like you think, when she gets the ultimate choice to join her man in heaven. But if she does do it, she will die here in our existence.