The Dark Place

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The Dark Place
Teaser poster for 'The Dark Place'.jpg
The poster for 'The Dark Place'
Directed by Jody Wheeler
Produced by Carlos Pedraza
Jody Wheeler
J.T. Tepnapa
Written by Jody Wheeler
Starring Sean Paul Lockhart
Timo Descamps
Blaise Embry
Music by David John
Joe Terrana
Cinematography David Berry
Edited by Steve Parker
Blue Seraph Productions
Distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures
PRO-FUN media Filmverleih
Release date
  • June 14, 2014 (2014-06-14)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Dark Place is a 2014 mystery-thriller film written and directed by Jody Wheeler. It is produced by J.T. Tepnapa and Carlos Pedraza. It stars Blaise Embry, Timo Descamps, Sean Paul Lockhart and Eduardo Rioseco. The film is a twisted thrill ride of betrayal, hope, greed, love — and mommy issues, having a gay main character makes familiar worlds and genres become brand new landscapes. The film was shot in Hillsboro and Portland, Oregon, USA.[1] It was produced by Blue Seraph Productions.


Keegan Dark (Blaise Embry) returns to the heart of California's winery valleys to make peace with his long-estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his family's lives and livelihood.


  • Blaise Embry ... Keegan Dark
  • Timo Descamps ... Wil Roelen
  • Sean Paul Lockhart ... Jake Bishop
  • Eduardo Rioseco ... Ernie Reyes
  • Shannon Day ... Celeste Dark
  • Andy Copeland ... Adrian Bishop
  • Shade Streeter ... Young Keegan
  • Genevieve Buechner ... Wendy Luckenbill
  • Allison Lane ... Sherriff Timmer
  • Joshua Stenseth ... Collin Dark
  • Jessica Hendrickson ... Lucinda
  • Denny McAuliffe ... Young Ernie
  • Kendall Wells ... Calvin
  • Harold Phillips ... Steven Dark
  • Ron Boyd ... Deputy Nelson


Ed Kennedy from The Backlot said, "Refreshing... a real thriller with a beautiful setting, georgeous actors with complicated relationships".[2] Timothy Junes of the Zizo Online commented, "'The Dark Place' is neither a masterpiece nor a monster of a film. It's refreshing to see where homosexuality is a given and no theme in itself. A film with gay men Entertaining".[3]


Year Category Recipient(s) Result
TLA Gaybie Awards[4]
2015 Best Thriller "The Dark Place" Won


  1. ^ "The Dark Place Announcement!". Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  2. ^ "The Dark Place — Review". The Backlot. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Review: 'The Dark Place'". Zizo Online. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  4. ^ Pedraza, Carlos (5 May 2015). "'Dark Place' Wins Best Thriller". Blue Seraph Productions. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 

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