Courtney Solomon

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Courtney Solomon
Born Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Producer, director, screenwriter
Years active 2000–present

Courtney Solomon (born c. 1972)[1] is a Canadian producer, director and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Courtney Solomon was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[2] In the 1990s he founded Sweetpea Entertainment as a vehicle to produce a science-fiction television series or MMORPG. In 1996, Sweetpea advanced Imperium Games seed money to launch as a company dedicated to the role-playing game Traveller, in exchange for equity and media rights.[3]:330 In 2000, with Solomon producing and directing, Sweetpea released the film Dungeons & Dragons, based on the role-playing game of the same name.[3]:334 Five years later, Solomon and Hong Kong-based business magnate Allan Zeman formed the production company After Dark Films, with Solomon as a partner and CEO. He wrote and directed the company's first release, An American Haunting, starring Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland, a story based on Tennessee's Bell Witch legend.

In 2006, Solomon created the After Dark Horrorfest, a.k.a. 8 Films to Die For, an annual film festival featuring eight acquired independent horror films subsequently distributed in theaters nationwide by Lions Gate Entertainment. Following this, After Dark Films launched, After Dark Originals, a series featuring eight originally produced horror films, some of which premiered on the cable channel Syfy.

In 2012, Solomon created a lineup of five films collectively called After Dark Action. The films were released in theaters nationwide in the same model as Horrorfest and were launched with Warner Brothers Digital and Home Video.[4] The franchise involved After Dark, Joel Silver and Dark Castle for a series of films featuring actors such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Peter Weller, Jim Caviezel, and Christian Slater.[5]


Year Film Director Producer Writer
2000 Dungeons & Dragons Yes Yes No
2005 An American Haunting Yes Yes Yes
2005 Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God No Yes No
2007 Captivity No Yes No
2009 Universal Soldier: Regeneration No Yes No
2009 The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations No Yes No
2009 Slaughter No Yes No
2009 Perkins' 14[citation needed] No Yes No
2009 Beyond A Reasonable Doubt[citation needed] No Yes No
2010 Prowl No Yes No
2011 The Task No Yes No
2011 Seconds Apart No Yes No
2011 Husk No Yes No
2011 Fertile Ground No Yes No
2011 51 No Yes No
2011 Scream of Banshee[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 Transit No Yes No
2012 Bullet to the Head No Yes No
2012 Dragon Eyes[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 El Gringo No Yes No
2012 Philly Kid[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 Stash House[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 Re-Kill No Yes No
2013 Dark Circles[citation needed] No Yes No
2012 Bad Country No Yes No
2013 Getaway Yes Yes No
2014 Cake No Yes No


  1. ^ Snyder, S. Jams (July 13, 2007). "Creating a Captive Audience". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2013-11-11. ...the 35-year-old founder of After Dark... 
  2. ^ Cieply, Michael (June 25, 2007). "Already Under Fire, a Producer Is Going Further". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  4. ^ "Five New Films Announced as Part of After Dark Action" (Press release). After Dark Films via April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  5. ^ Sneider, Jeff (April 2, 2012). "Dark Castle, After Dark Cue Action Banner". Variety. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 

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