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/

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