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Double Fantasy

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.

Madison Di Loren, Helen Proimos and Lydia Rodriguez play the Lavelle family.  Here scene at Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY.
Madison Di Loren, Helen Proimos and Lydia Rodriguez play the Lavelle family. Here scene at Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY.

July 12, 1989 @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, New  York

DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots down from ladder as the "Shadow Lover" (Ted Moriates) romances "Joann" (Madison Di Loren) @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY
DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots down from ladder as the “Shadow Lover” (Ted Moriates) romances “Joann” (Madison Di Loren) @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY.  Joe Biondi looks on with slate.

September 10, 1989 @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY & Biondi Residence in Franklin Square, NY

Jimmy Cactus listens to phones, while Gabe Gabrielsen shoots @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY.  Both Jimmy and Gabe acted as Directors of Photography on the film.
Jimmy Cactus listens to phones, while Gabe Gabrielsen shoots @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY. Both Jimmy and Gabe acted as Directors of Photography on the film.

November 13th, 1989 in Central Islip, NY

Noreen Abrams, Madison Di Loren and Jennifer Drake play the girlfriends who tell their fantasties on this candle lit staircase @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
Noreen Abrams, Madison Di Loren and Jennifer Drake play the girlfriends who tell their fantasties on this candle lit staircase @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY

January 16th, 1990 @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY

Madison Di Loren as "Joann" & Ted Moriates as "Lance-The Shadow Lover" @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
Madison Di Loren as “Joann” & Ted Moriates as “Lance-The Shadow Lover” @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY

February 6th, 1990 @ Flash Studios in  Central Islip, NY

Terry watches scene while DP Dennis Gartner shoots.
Terry watches scene while DP Dennis Gartner shoots.

April 29, 1990  @ Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY

Mitch Abrams, he was a production assitant on the film, carries his wife Noreen @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
Mitch Abrams, he was a production assitant on the film, carries his wife Noreen @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY

May 6, 1990 @ Cactus Studios in Kings Park, NY

Front row left to right; Noreen Abrams, Jennifer Drake, Production Assistants Peter & Phil.  Back row left to right; Mitch Abrams, Madison Di Lorren, Terry and DP Gabe Gabrielsen @ Flash Studios in Central Islip,  NY
Front row left to right; Noreen Abrams, Jennifer Drake, Production Assistants Peter & Phil. Back row left to right; Mitch Abrams, Madison Di Lorren, Terry and DP Gabe Gabrielsen @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, 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.

PA Phil lights the candles on the staircase where the girls tell their imaginative stories.  This scene was actual shot the first time using two different actresses with Madison.  Unfortunately during a take, one of the girls went into an diabetic seizure almost catching her hair on fire from the nearby candle.  Terry decided to replace those actors with  Noreen Abrams and Jennifer Drake.
PA Phil lights the candles on the staircase where the girls tell their imaginative stories. This scene was actual shot the first time using two different actresses with Madison. Unfortunately during a take, one of the girls went into an diabetic seizure almost catching her hair on fire from the nearby candle. Terry decided to replace those actors with Noreen Abrams and Jennifer Drake.

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.

Terry directs the staircase scene.  DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots, while Jimmy Cactus listens to the headphones and PA Peter wait to assist bottom left of frame @ Cactus Studios in Central Islip, NY
Terry directs the staircase scene. DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots, while Jimmy Cactus listens to the headphones and PA Peter wait to assist bottom left of frame @ Cactus Studios in Central Islip, NY

The last girl (Noreen Abrams) has a funny quick fantasy that helps deflate the tension sustained in the dark love story that proceeded it.

The "Pivotal Moment" in Double Fantasy is where if "Joann" accepts the ring from the "Shadow Lover" she will remain with him but not without dire consequences.  This was shot @ Biondi Residence in Franklin Square, NY
The “Pivotal Moment” in Double Fantasy is where if “Joann” accepts the ring from the “Shadow Lover” she will remain with him but not without dire consequences. This was shot @ Biondi Residence in Franklin Square, NY

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.

 

 

DP and Director Terry R. Wickham discuss scene @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
DP Dennis Gartner and Director Terry R. Wickham discuss scene @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
One of 3 Directors of Photography on the film, Dennis Gartner came out of the Wedding videography business.  Here he  lights the important bedroom scene at Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
One of 3 Directors of Photography on the film, Dennis Gartner came out of the Wedding videography business. Here he lights the important bedroom scene at Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
DP Dennis Gartner double checks his lighting of Madison Di Loren in the all-important bedroom scene @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
DP Dennis Gartner double checks his lighting of Madison Di Loren in the all-important bedroom scene @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
DP Dennis Gartner photographs "Mrs. Lavell" (Helen Proimos) attending to her distressed daughter Joann (Madison Di Loren) @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY.  The role of the villain in the feature film Out of Touch was originally written for the blonde actress, but decided not to do the film.
DP Dennis Gartner photographs “Mrs. Lavell” (Helen Proimos) attending to her distressed daughter Joann (Madison Di Loren) @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY. The role of the villain in the feature film Out of Touch was originally written for the blonde actress, but opted not to do the film.
"Tabitha" (Lydia Rodriguez) stands at the foot of her sister's bed as her mother (Helen Proimos) attends to "Joann" (Madison Di Loren) @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
“Tabitha” (Lydia Rodriguez) stands at the foot of her sister’s bed as her mother (Helen Proimos) attends to “Joann” (Madison Di Loren) @ Proimos Residence in Dix Hills, NY
Madison Di Loren, Lydia Rodriguez, dog (can't remember the name) and Helen Proimos made for a picture perfect family.
Madison Di Loren, Lydia Rodriguez, dog (can’t remember the name) and Helen Proimos made for a picture perfect family.
Madison Di Loren as "Joann" wanders around Valley Stream State Park looking for the man of her dreams.
Madison Di Loren as “Joann” wanders around Valley Stream State Park looking for the man of her dreams.
Ted Moriates as "Lance" later the "Shadow Lover", is looking for love in his life @ Valley Stream State Park
Ted Moriates as “Lance” later the “Shadow Lover”, is looking for love in his life @ Valley Stream State Park
"Lance" and "Joann" get together @ Valley Stream State Park on Long Island, NY
“Lance” and “Joann” get together @ Valley Stream State Park on Long Island, NY
"Joann" falls head over hells for "Lance" at Valley Stream State Park
“Joann” falls head over hells for “Lance” at Valley Stream State Park
Ted Moriates and Madison Di Loren made for an adorable onscreen couple @ Valley Stream State Park
Ted Moriates and Madison Di Loren made for an adorable onscreen couple @ Valley Stream State Park
Ted Moriates before the 5-hours it took for "Shadow Lover" make-up to be applied.
Ted Moriates before the 5-hours it took for “Shadow Lover” make-up to be applied.
Special Make-up Effects Assistant Joey Biondi looks at Madison Di Loren'  hand pointing out the excellent work on Ted Moriates face as "Shadow Lover" @ Alvino Residence in Franklin Square, NY
Special Make-up Effects Assistant Joey Biondi looks at Madison Di Loren’ hand pointing out the excellent work on Ted Moriates face as “Shadow Lover” @ Alvino Residence in Franklin Square, NY
Special Make-up Effects Artist Jason Alvino applies the 5-hour "Shadow Lover" make-up job on Ted Moriates @ Alvino Residendce in Floral Park, NY.  Besides Double Fantasy Jason headed the make-up effects on Terry R. Wickham's films Madame Red, Out of Touch, the episodes "The Downfall of Johnny Garrett" and "Stalk" in the feature film Evil Streets.
Special Make-up Effects Artist Jason Alvino applies the 5-hour “Shadow Lover” make-up job on Ted Moriates @ Alvino Residendce in Floral Park, NY. Besides Double Fantasy, Jason headed the make-up effects on Terry R. Wickham’s films Madame Red, Out of Touch, the episodes “The Downfall of Johnny Garrett” and “Stalk” in the feature film Evil Streets.
Special Make-up Effects Assistant Joe Biondi prepares "Shadow Lover's" hands for the shoot.  Joe was invaluable to a whole slew of Terry's films as not only an Effects Assistant but PA and later camera operator as well.  This was taken at the Alvino Residence in Floral Park, NY
Special Make-up Effects Assistant Joe Biondi prepares “Shadow Lover’s” hands for the shoot. Joe was invaluable to a whole slew of Terry’s films as not only an Effects Assistant but PA and later camera operator as well. This was taken at the Alvino Residence in Floral Park, NY
Ted Moriates in make-up as "The Shadow Lover"
Ted Moriates in make-up as “The Shadow Lover”
Cast & crew @ Gardiner Park in West Islip. Terry sits in hat with headphones. Left to right Make-up Assistant/PA Joe Biondi, DP Gabe Gabrielsen, Special Make-Up Effects Jason Alvino, Ted Moriates and Madison Di Loren.
Cast & crew @ Gardiner Park in West Islip. Terry sits in hat with headphones. Left to right Make-up Assistant/PA Joe Biondi, DP Gabe Gabrielsen, Special Make-Up Effects Jason Alvino, Ted Moriates and Madison Di Loren.
Madison Di Loren looks at Ted Moriates as the legendary "Shadow Lover" @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY
Madison Di Loren looks at Ted Moriates as the legendary “Shadow Lover” @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY
Terry listens to the scene on headphones @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY
Terry listens to the scene on headphones @ Gardiner Park in West Islip, NY
Terry directs DP Gabe Gabrielsen @ Gardiner Park
Terry directs DP Gabe Gabrielsen @ Gardiner Park
Ted Moriates focuses on the important scene he's about to do in "The Shadow Lover's" liar.  This was filmed in the basement of the Biondi Home in Franklin Square, NY
Ted Moriates focuses on the important scene he’s about to do in “The Shadow Lover’s” liar. This was filmed in the basement of the Biondi Home in Franklin Square, NY
DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots at Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY.  Gabe not only shot part of Double Fantasy but Terry's film Madame Red as well.  Terry met Gabe at a Long Island video maker's meeting in Levittown, NY.
DP Gabe Gabrielsen shoots at Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY. Gabe not only shot part of Double Fantasy but Terry’s film Madame Red as well. Terry met Gabe at a Long Island video maker’s meeting in Levittown, NY.
Terry & DP Gabe Gabrielsen on set @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
Terry & DP Gabe Gabrielsen on set @ Flash Studios in Central Islip, NY
The love between "Joann" (Madison Di Loren) and "Lance/The Shadow Lover" is really what Double Fantasy is all about.
The love between “Joann” (Madison Di Loren) and “Lance/The Shadow Lover” is really what Double Fantasy is all about.

To Live Is To Die

On November 19, 1989 Terry directed his 14th amatuer music video (a music video done without artist’s permission, telling a story to a song).  This time he tackled Metallica – “To Live Is To Die” off And Justice For All.

To Live Is To Die cast & crew. Left to right 1st row; Terry & Madison Wickham. 2nd row; Ronnie, Tamara Gorkin, Mitch, Joe. 3rd row Stacy, Inga, Joyce McLoughlin, Frank Bartell (kneeling down), Joseph Biondi, Chrissie Pace. 4th row; Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Jason Alvino, Lou Trapani @ Valley Stream State Park, New York
To Live Is To Die cast & crew. Left to right 1st row; Terry & Madison Wickham. 2nd row; Ronnie Pina, Tamara Gorkin, Mitch, Joe. 3rd row Stacey Brody, Inga, Joyce McLoughlin, Frank Bartell (kneeling down), Joseph Biondi, Chrissie Pace. 4th row; Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Jason Alvino, Lou Trapani @ Valley Stream State Park, New York

The video was shot on Long Island in 6 1/2 hours at the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, Valley Stream State Park and Trapani home in Oceanside, New  York.

"To Live Is To Die" was the 1st video Terry & Lou Trapani worked together on.  2 Months later (January 1990) Lou would photograph "Oh Father" video for Terry.  This picture was taken in the Wickham's apartment in Elmont, New York
“To Live Is To Die” was the 1st video Terry & Lou Trapani worked together on. Two Months later (January 1990) Lou would photograph “Oh Father” video for Terry. This picture was taken in the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, New York

The video was shot by Lou Trapani.  Special Make-up Effects were done by Jason Alvino and Joseph Biondi.

Joseph Biondi & Jason Alvino prepare Frank Bartell for his shower demise.  Joey & Jason became known as "The Frog Brothers" named derived from the movie LOST BOYS. They had started working with Terry almost exactly 1-year before starting on MADAME RED.  This would be the 1st of 3 films that Frank Bartell would act in for Terry.
Joseph Biondi & Jason Alvino prepare Frank Bartell for his shower demise @ the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY. Joey & Jason became known as “The Frog Brothers” a nickname derived from the movie LOST BOYS. They had started working with Terry almost exactly 1-year prior on MADAME RED (November 25, 1988) and were huge contributors working on numerous productions including DOUBLE FANTASY, OUT OF TOUCH and EVIL STREETS.

The story involved six young women getting revenge on their cheating boyfriend’s by killing them in violent, gory ways (electrocution in the shower, throat slashing, hanging by rope, knife to the gut, rifle gunshot and pistol gunshot the head).  It’s a theme that was carried over from Terry’s film Madame Red and believe it or not made for a fun shoot with everyone getting into it.

The girls of "To Live Is To Die" left to right; Joyce McLoughlin, Chrissie Pace, Tamara Gorkin, Inga, Stacy. Madison Wickham is not in the photo but was the other girl in the video @ Valley Stream State Park
The girls of “To Live Is To Die” left to right; Joyce McLoughlin, Chrissie Pace, Tamara Gorkin, Inga, Stacey Brody. Madison Wickham is not in the photo but was the other girl in the video @ Valley Stream State Park
Terry directs Frank Bartell for his shower death.  Terry was going to acting school @ HB Studios in Manhattan with Frank and led to them working together on this video, "Oh Father" music video and Frank would play one of the leads in Terry's feature film OUT OF TOUCH.
Terry directs Frank Bartell for his shower death @ the Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY. Terry & Madison were attending acting school @ HB Studios in Manhattan with Frank, which led to them working together on not only this video, but “Oh Father” music video.  7 months later Frank would play one of the leads in Terry’s feature film OUT OF TOUCH.
Joey Biondi & Jason Alvino set up the effect in the shower of Frank's character @ Wickham's apartment Elmont, NY
Joey Biondi & Jason Alvino set up the shower effect  of Frank Bartell’s character @ Wickham’s apartment Elmont, NY

 

Lou Trapani films Frank Bartell's electrocution in the shower @ Wickham's apartment in Elmont, NY
Lou Trapani films Frank Bartell’s electrocution in the shower of Wickham’s apartment in Elmont, NY

 

Inga & Rich Schiano @ Valley Stream State Park.  Rich was discovered by Madison & Terry @ Tower Records in Carle Place.  Rich has appeared as an actor in MADAME RED, DOUBLE FANTASY, "Oh Father" music video, "Slip Her The Big One" music video, "Fetish" Music Video, OUT OF TOUCH and the episode "Stalk" in the movie EVIL STREETS.
Inga & Rich Schiano @ Valley Stream State Park. Rich was discovered by Madison & Terry @ Tower Records in Carle Place. Rich has appeared as an actor in MADAME RED, DOUBLE FANTASY, “Oh Father” music video, “Slip Her The Big One” music video, “Fetish” Music Video, OUT OF TOUCH and the episode “Stalk” in the movie EVIL STREETS.

 

The Guys of "To Live Is To Die" left to right; Mitch, Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Ronnie Pina (front kneeling), Frank Bartell (leaning down in back) and Joe @ Valley Stream State Park
The Guys of “To Live Is To Die” left to right; Mitch, Rich Schiano, Kia Ward, Ronnie Pina (front kneeling), Frank Bartell (leaning down in back) and Joe @ Valley Stream State Park