The Cast
JAKOB BOKULICH (above) as Ikar
ATOSA BABAOFF (above left) as Marian
ANASTASIA VEGA (above right) as Peri
LEA BENDER as Dulcy
VALERIE BURNS (aka Sphinx) as Mary Datura
SARAH REYNOLDS as Voice of the Virgin Mary
STEVEN RASPA as Usher, the Spirit of Datura
ANATOLIY NEYMARK as the first boxer
RICHARD WARD as the second boxer
VIDA GHAHREMANI as the mother's voice

 


SYLVI ALLI, BETH VANDERVENNET, and TIM CARLESS

"Croatia, 1991"
SYLVI ALLI as a musician (vocals)
BETH VANDERVENNET as a musician (cello)
TIM CARLESS as a musician (trombone)
BILL HARVELL as the older gypsy
SABAH HASSAN as the younger gypsy
ANDREW REICHART as the datura gypsy

 


"The Fire Ritual Cult"
Fire Spinners: Lea Bender (above center), Serene Zloof, Charlie Nel Adams, Richard Szpigiel.
Drummers: Paul S. Howard, David Michael Brown and Philip Milin.
Ritualists: Nick Walker, Lisa Plotczyk, Mimi Rose, Christine Trimbo, Lissa Ivy,
Erik Davis, Wef Linson, Tom Evanoff, Phoenix Rane, Heather Hanan, Andrew Reichart,
Nancy Isaacs (aka Sikha), Michaell Allen & others too esoteric to mention.

 

The Crew
ANTERO ALLI -- Director/Screenplay/Cinematographer/Producer/Editor
JAKOB BOKULICH -- Co-writer/Co-producer
SYLVI ALLI -- Soundtrack/Co-producer/Sound Editor/Consultant
CHRIS ODELL /Fractal Video -- Editor,
Second Camera (boxing and ritual scenes)
MICHAEL McWHIRTER --
CGI Special FX sequences
WILSON WAGGONER -- Second Camera (Mary Datura visions)
JIM BOWLIN -- Production Assistant, Script Supervisor
ADAM FISHER -- Production Assistant, Second Camera (fire ritual)
JOCELYN JAMES -- Production Assistant, Script Supervisor
JACOB NASIM -- Production Assistant
HEATHER HANAN -- Prop Construction, Exquisite Cuisine
DUNCAN COOK -- Prop Construction
COMPLEX CORPORATION -- Insurance
SLOBODAN DAN PAICH -- Dialect Coach
BRANKA STAMENKOVIC -- Serb Translator
JAKOB, SHAE STEIN, RICK HOLLIDAY, KING'S GYM, CELL -- Locations

 


Special Thanks to
CHARLES A. KING, H. RIO ROSA, MELISSA SCHAEFER
and SUSAN ERICKSON at KING'S BOXING GYM in Oakland.
Plus..DANIEL FEINSMITH , MARK GROWDEN, JEFFERY STOTT (Lumin),
JANE DE CUIR, Dr. BRUCE LAWRENCE, JODIE EVANS, JIM JACKSON,
SABAH HASSAN, HAL GELB, AMY ZINS, TIME ZONE VINTAGE...

Production/Technical info
Scripted between September 18, 2001 and March 18, 2002.
Rehearsals: Jan. 2002 -- Shooting Schedule: Feb. 2002
Total footage shot: fifteen hours -- T.R.T.: 83:00
Post-production: March 5-25. Final Cut: 3/25/02
Principal camera: Canon GL-1 (mini-DV)
Edited on: Final Cut Pro 3 -- Mastered to DVCAM

 

 


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