Darkon (film)

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Darkon
Darkon poster.jpg
Promotional poster for Darkon
Directed by Luke Meyer,
Andrew Neel
Produced by Tom Davis,
Ethan Palmer,
Christopher Kikis,
Thoma Kikis,
Nicholas Levis,
Domenic Romano (associate producer),
Cherise Wolas,
Alan Zelenetz
Starring Skip Lipman,
Daniel McCarthur,
Rebecca Thurmond,
Kenyon Wells,
Andrew Mattingly
Music by Jonah Rapino
Cinematography Karl F. Schroder,
Hillary Spera
Edited by Brad Turner
Production
company
Distributed by Independent Film Channel (TV)
Release dates 2006
Running time 89 Minutes
Country United States
Language English

Darkon is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that follows the real-life adventures of the Darkon Wargaming Club in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of fantasy live-action role-playing (LARP) gamers. The film was directed by Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer.

Darkon premiered and won the Best Documentary Audience Award at the 2006 South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Darkon is an official selection playing at Hot Docs, Maryland Film Festival, Silverdocs, LA Film Festival, Britdoc and Melbourne International Film Festival.

The film was produced by Ovie Entertainment and SeeThink Films.

John Hodgman was hired to write a scripted film adaptation of the documentary.[1][2] However plans fell through, but an excerpt of the unproduced screenplay was read on his podcast Judge John Hodgman.[2]

Reception[edit]

Darkon was received extremely well by critics. The film has an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on the reviews of 18 critics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Neel. "ANDREW NEEL " mssngpeces.com". m ss ng p eces. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  2. ^ a b Julia Smith (14 August 2013). "Judge John Hodgman Episode 122: Reckless Endungeonment". Maximum Fun. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  3. ^ "Darkon - Rotten Tomatoes". Retrieved 2009-06-02. 

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