Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome to the Darkside - A bit of History.

Darkside Films is an independent film production company founded by D.W. Kann in 2001.  We are dedicated to providing top quality content without the studio overhead and pride ourselves on being ‘fiscally responsible film makers’.  We create cutting edge material that pushes limits and appeals to specific audiences that Hollywood tends to neglect.  We are passionate about independent film and are continuously supporting fellow indie projects to ensure they are able to reach their goals and find success.  Currently we are in development on several of our own projects.



D.W. Kann is the founder of Darkside Films LLC. Mr. Kann is a passionate filmmaker who has been working in the film industry for over 20 years. He has held various positions within the industry, starting as a prop master, make-up artist, art director and production designer, before moving into editing, producing and directing. He appears at numerous festivals and conventions every year to promote his work and has a growing community among horror fans.


Mr. Kann has successfully directed, produced and sold two feature films: Ancient Evil 2 (2005) and Prison of the Psychotic Damned (2006). The films were sold to Silver Nitrate Entertainment and York Home Entertainment less than nine months after principal photography.


Over the past several years Mr. Kann has worked in a varied capacity supporting independent film. In 2007, he joined forces with English companies Ironopolis Media/Night Creature Films to produce and edit two feature films that played theatrically in the UK for several weeks and were shown at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Mr. Kann was on the Board of Directors for the First Annual Bram Stoker International Film Festival and continues to be involved at some degree annually. In 2011 he was courted to be a judge for the Shriekfest International Film Festival located in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently shooting/editing interviews for JAWS: Memories for Martha’s Vineyard documentary that will be shown online and at the book launch July 2nd 2011 on Martha's Vineyard, MA while continuing to work on upcoming Darkside Films creations.


For more information and a full history of D.W. Kann’s body of work in the film industry, please go to IMBd http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0437770/


You can also learn more about Mr. Kann and Darkside Films at the following links:
http://www.darksidefilms.com/
http://darksidefilm.blogspot.com/
twitter @darkside_films
facebook: Darkside-Films
http://www.myspace.com/darksidefilms
http://www.cafepress.com/darksidefilms

Friday, April 08, 2011

Marathon Man Meets Sabotage

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Friday Morning Mash-Up by Darkside Films and Oblique Media.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

JAWS: Book Launch & Signing Event - July 2, 2011


The Martha’s Vineyard Museum is now taking reservations for the "Book Launch & Signing" event!

When: July 2nd at 5:30pm
Where: Old Whaling Church - 89 Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539
Cost: $20.00 at the door, please make reservations by calling
(508) 627-4441 x110 or e-mail frontdesk@mvmuseum.org

For those who cannot attend the event, please be sure to check out http://www.mvremembersjaws.com/ for details on how to purchase this beautifully crafted and extraordinary compilation of JAWS history.


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Thugs Mugs & Dogs - RELEASED!

Available today, April 11th, 2011 on DVD

Dave Courtney's Thugs Mugs and Dogs!  Pick yours up today, links below! 

This film was edited by our own D.W. Kann of Darkside Films and noted the 'Best British Crime Film since Snatch' by Movie International. 







Order Now:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thugs-Mugs-Dogs-Dave-Courtney/dp/B004LYWFRC

Saturday, April 02, 2011

More from JAWS - Memories from Martha's Vineyard

Darkside Films highly recommends this beautifully crafted and very Limited Collectors Edition of JAWS - Memories from Martha's Vineyard.  This 300 page collection of photos, behind the scenes stories and memories from islanders closest to the making of this epic film is available to you and will not disappoint.  It is a gorgeous, well researched and detailed piece that any film fan would adore. 

Please take a look here http://www.mvremembersjaws.com/