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Midnight Chronicles -- MIDNIGHT CHRONICLES is the epic narrative that tells the tale of two legendary characters -- one for the cause of good, the other for the cause of evil.


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The Shadow will fall.
In the world of MIDNIGHT, it is a time of overwhelming darkness. After three ages of scheming and war... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Charles Hubbell ... Mag Kiln
Matt Amendt ... Gaelen
Steve Sweere ... Morrec

Dawn Brodey ... Chuzara
Sam L. Landman ... Kruce
Melissa Anne Murphy ... Iana
Joseph Papke ... Deleth
Richard Ooms ... Geddon & Grimnor
Claudia Wilkens ... Mayor Lesher
Pat Hammond ... Dolan
Karen Wiese-Thompson ... The Magistrate

Emily Fradenburgh ... Crawlis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bonni Allen ... Shai
Mike Ascher ... Hero

Chars Bonin ... Rebel Leader
Shá Cage ... Alayne
Ben Coler ... Rebel Axman
Stephen D'Ambrose ... Raynn

Matt Franta ... Tavern Patron
Jesse Griffith ... Peasant
Josh Jabas ... Haarn

Scott Jorgenson ... Erlon
Michael Lee ... Harwen
Heather Meyer ... Villager
Stuart G Murphy ... The Thief
Carolyn Pool ... Meriam
Dj Quaile ... Orc (as Dan Quaile)
Matthew Sciple ... The Furtive Man
Alan Struthers ... Loren Landring
Joel Thingvall ... Sarun
Jeffrey Roy Willis ... Doucan
Andrea Wollenberg ... Aradil

Directed by
Christian T. Petersen 
Writing credits
Christian T. Petersen (written by)

Greg Benage (story) and
Christian T. Petersen (story)

Produced by
Jason Beaudoin .... associate producer
Keith Hurley .... co-producer
Christian T. Petersen .... producer
Thomas H. Petersen .... executive producer
Joel Puckett .... executive producer
Cindi Rice .... executive producer
John Frank Rosenblum .... executive producer
Daniel Steel .... executive producer
Original Music by
Benny Weinbeck 
Cinematography by
Lee Sandberg (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Sam Heyn 
Production Design by
Tod Gelle 
Art Direction by
Tod Gelle 
Kevin Noteboom 
Costume Design by
Tod Gelle 
Makeup Department
Gary Bohem .... makeup artist
Andrea Burish .... makeup artist
Christian Hanson .... makeup artist
Chris Korn .... makeup artist
Tiffany Moi .... makeup artist
Brian Sveum .... makeup artist
Production Management
Keith Hurley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Todd Cobery .... second assistant director
Shannon Schaefer .... second assistant director
Brandon M. Terrell .... assistant director
Brandon M. Terrell .... second unit director
Art Department
Mark Abel Garcia .... prop fabricator
Brian Gaylord .... carpenter
Joshua Huyser .... painter
Andrew Navaro .... storyboard artist
Kevin Noteboom .... set designer
Frost Simula .... set designer
Jeremy Stomberg .... prop fabricator
Jeremy Stomberg .... property master
Sound Department
Jason Beaudoin .... sound mixer
Jason Beaudoin .... sound recordist
Gerard Bonnette .... sound recordist
Kelly Pieklo .... sound effects editor
Visual Effects by
Jason Beaudoin .... visual effects artist
Matthew Gilson .... visual effects artist
Matthew Gilson .... visual effects supervisor
Keith Hurley .... visual effects artist
Targete Jean Pierre .... visual effects artist
Antonio Meazzini .... visual effects
Alicia Reece .... visual effects artist
Andrew Reynolds .... visual effects artist
Amy Schmitt .... visual effects artist
Jeremy Stomberg .... pyrotechnics
Brian Sveum .... visual effects artist
James Waterson .... visual effects artist
Scott Wenner .... visual effects artist
Doug Brunner .... stunt player
Wendy Ike .... stunt player
Laurie Larson .... stunt player
Barbara O'Brien .... horse master
Kevin O'Brien .... stunt player
Warren O'Brien .... stunt player
Wesley O'Brien .... stunt player
Luis Rosa .... stunt coordinator
Luis Rosa .... stunt player
Jacqueline Stauffer .... stunt player
Tim Stauffer .... stunt player
Camera and Electrical Department
Todd Cobery .... grip
Victor Korte .... grip
Thaadd Powell .... key grip
Shannon Schaefer .... grip
Thomas Schwingle .... director of photography: second unit
Thomas Schwingle .... first assistant camera
Randall Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera
Peter Verrant .... gaffer
Jeff Villars .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brawn Barber .... armour costumer: Schmitthenner Armory
Katie Hawley .... wardrobe
Melissa Anne Murphy .... wardrobe
Emily Stevens .... costumer
Editorial Department
Michael Sandness .... colorist
Other crew
M'Wasi Berkley .... production assistant
Maria Juranic .... production assistant
Eric Knight .... script supervisor
Alis Marks .... production assistant
Luis Rosa .... armorer
Peter Verrant .... construction coordinator
Jennifer Zigrino .... production assistant
Dave Bellmont .... thanks

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USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Stereo (Dolby 2.0)

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Director Cameo: [Christian T. Petersen]The director and the first assistant director can be seen as tavern drunks during the street fight sequence with Kruce.See more »


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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Gamers Chronicles, 14 January 2010
Author: Siamois from Canada

Picture a world very similar to that of Tolkien's Middle Earth. You've got orcs, elves, a dark bad guy much like Sauron and everything but with one significant twist: 100 years ago, the bad guy won. This is the world of Midnight Chronicles.

Some context: this world first appear as a "Campaign setting" for the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game. A campaign setting, for the non-initiated simply being a world backdrop for your game adventures.

Christian T. Petersen is primarily known as the president of Fantasy Flight Games, a company that excels at making various board games, roleplaying games and also imports and translates several amazing board games from Europe. This is his first foray as a director and although I've seen worse, there really is a sense that he did not have the technical knowledge to pull this extremely ambitious project.

There are a few positives, though. Charles Hubbell is pretty good in the role of the main character, Mag Kiln. The character has a little bit of Shades of grey but essentially, is an envoy of "the bad guy". As such, it is fascinating because usually, protagonists in epic fantasy are clearly "good guys". The only other actor who is decent is Sam L. Landman who plays Kruce. He is Mag Kiln's sidekick and definitely has the best lines in the movie and injects a bit of wit in what is otherwise an overly dramatic affair. The rest of the cast ranges from decent to really bad. The writing doesn't help either. Many of the characters are bland stereotypes, while others do seem to have depth which is ruined by a confusing plot.

And this is what basically kills any hope this movie has: the story overfeeds us with awkward plot exposition. There are several characters to keep track of but few are given enough attention for us to care. It has been said Midnight Chronicles was to act as a calling card, a pilot for a potential TV series and this shows. After all these characters are presented and a plot that moves very slowly, the movie ends abruptly on a less than thrilling sequence. As if you had to put "DVD2" in your player.

It's a little heartbreaking for me to review this labor of love. The attempt at making a darker fantasy is laudable. And although the whole movie looks amateurish, it must have cost the producers (8 of them, including Petersen) an arm and a leg. The introduction sequence alone features tons of extras on a road. There are horse scene, several sets were build and the 3D is amateurish but still pretty.

It all comes down to writing, acting and direction. I can feel the love in this independent project but the skills are lacking. Here's hoping it's still picked for a TV series as there is much potential if additional writers tighten this up.

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