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"Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" (2012) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 2012-

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: :  -- UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: :  -- Trailer for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: :  -- Set against the backdrop of a UNSC military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC's ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets.

Overview

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
21 November 2012 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The story of Halo begins at dawn.
Plot:
UNSC Cadet Thomas Lasky must conquer his inner fears and join forces with super-soldier John-117 to take down a massive faction of the Covenant. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great source material ; poor execution See more (77 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 31)

Tom Green ... Thomas Lasky (1 episode, 2012)

Anna Popplewell ... Chyler Silva (1 episode, 2012)

Ayelet Zurer ... Colonel Mehaffey (1 episode, 2012)

Mike Dopud ... General Black (1 episode, 2012)

Enisha Brewster ... April Orenski (1 episode, 2012)

Masam Holden ... Michael Sullivan (1 episode, 2012)

Iain Belcher ... Walter Vickers (1 episode, 2012)

Osric Chau ... Junjie Chen (1 episode, 2012)

Kat de Lieva ... Dimah Tchakova (1 episode, 2012)

Max Carver ... Cadmon Lasky (1 episode, 2012)

Daniel Cudmore ... Master Chief (1 episode, 2012)

Tony Giroux ... Frederic (1 episode, 2012)

Liv Hansen ... Cadet (1 episode, 2012)

Jaylene Wells ... Cadet (1 episode, 2012)
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Series Directed by
Stewart Hendler (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Aaron Helbing (1 episode, 2012)
Todd Helbing (1 episode, 2012)

Series Produced by
Joshua Feldman .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Hameed Shaukat .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Lydia Antonini .... executive producer (1 episode, 2012)
John G. Lenic .... line producer (1 episode, 2012)
Chris Symes .... supervising producer (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Nathan Lanier (5 episodes, 2012)

Neil Davidge (unknown episodes, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brett Pawlak (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Michael Louis Hill (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
Steve Brooksbank (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Kasra Farahani (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Peter Bodnarus (unknown episodes, 2012)
Richard Bloom (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Matthew Versteeg (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Cynthia Ann Summers (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ceilidh Dunn .... assistant makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Charles Porlier .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Hameed Shaukat .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)

David Magee .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chad Fitz .... third assistant director (unknown episodes, 2012)
Brad Medhurst .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 2012)
Michael Bendner .... additional assistant director: background coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ryan Kosmynka .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
John Mavrogeorge .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Patrick Booker .... construction buyer (5 episodes, 2012)
Scott Wellenbrink .... construction coordinator (5 episodes, 2012)

Leor Froelich .... set decoration buyer (unknown episodes, 2012)
Luke King .... assistant set decorator (unknown episodes, 2012)
Chris Craine .... art department researcher (unknown episodes)
Lauren Geaghan .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Todd Harris .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Peter Ochotta .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Rodrigo Segovia .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Greg Hewett .... boom operator (5 episodes, 2012)
Jim Morgan .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 2012)
Art Young .... sound recordist : documentary segment (5 episodes, 2012)

Rick Bal .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 2012)
José Caldararo .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
J.M. Davey .... co-supervising sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Bechen de Loredo .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Leandro de Loredo .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Scott Duncan .... supervising dialogue/adr editor (unknown episodes)
Charles Maynes .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Jared Neal .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Rodrigo Ortiz-Parraga .... foley editor / foley supervisor (unknown episodes)
George Pereyra .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tobias Poppe .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Zach Seivers .... co-supervising sound editor / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Cole Taylor .... legacy effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Phil Bonner .... asset supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Steven Mark Chen .... visual effects (5 episodes, 2012)
Mitchell Counsell .... modeler and rigger (5 episodes, 2012)
Joe Raasch .... digital compositor (5 episodes, 2012)
Blair Trosper .... visual effects producer (5 episodes, 2012)

Terry Bradley .... visual effects supervisor: Arc Productions (unknown episodes, 2012)
Julio Del Hierro .... senior surfacing artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
James Deschenes .... technical director (unknown episodes, 2012)
David Fix .... render supervisor (unknown episodes, 2012)
Tyson Groth .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
Cameron Kerr .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2012)
Tyler Kupferer .... pre-visualisation artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
So Hyeon Lee .... lighting/compositing artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
Steve Lowry .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2012)
Egbert Reichel .... compositor/lighter: main titles, Polynoid (unknown episodes, 2012)
Carl Schröter .... digital compositor (unknown episodes, 2012)
Dan Wrightsell .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes, 2012)
Matt D. Aldridge .... lead character artist: 343 Industries (unknown episodes)
Aaron Arendt .... pre-visualisation artist (unknown episodes)
Kyle Boylen .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Christopher Buzon .... matchmove artist (unknown episodes)
Cyril Frederick Chu .... senior surfacing artist (unknown episodes)
Phil Dakin .... camera department lead: Arc Productions (unknown episodes)
Matt Daly .... visual effects producer: Arc Productions (unknown episodes)
Patrick Garcia .... pre-visualization artist (unknown episodes)
Brian Howald .... digital compositing lead (unknown episodes)
Shannon Howald .... compositor (unknown episodes)
Slav Kravchenko .... matte painter (unknown episodes)
Bryan Luren .... lighter & compositor (unknown episodes)
Kevin McBride .... digital compositor (unknown episodes)
Brian A. Smeets .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes)
Raleigh Stewart .... visual effects artist (unknown episodes)
Paul Stodolny .... lighting and compositing supervisor (unknown episodes)
John E. Sullivan .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Damian Upton .... senior systems administrator (unknown episodes)
Amy Vatanakul .... pre-visualization supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Lazenby .... stunt rigger / wire technician (1 episode, 2012)

Yusuf A. Ahmed .... stunts (unknown episodes, 2012)
Joshua Jauncey .... stunts (unknown episodes, 2012)
Melissa Jin .... stunt performer (unknown episodes, 2012)
Zandara Kennedy .... stunts (unknown episodes, 2012)
Anthony Moyer .... stunt double: Tom Green (unknown episodes, 2012)
Fraser Aitcheson .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
James Bamford .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Marie-Eve Beckers .... stunt double: Anna Popplewell (unknown episodes)
Will Erichson .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Jay Jauncey .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Jon Kralt .... warthog driver (unknown episodes)
Rochelle Okoye .... stunt double: Enisha Brewster / stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Rhys Williams .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Mathew Yanagiya .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Justin Bergler .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Daryl Hartwell .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2012)

Corey Robson .... digital imaging technician (unknown episodes, 2012)
Dave Ferreira .... rigging grip (unknown episodes)
Shamus Whiting-Hewlett .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kimberly Ehrlich .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Meredith Layne .... voice casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nora Bautista .... seamstress (unknown episodes, 2012)
Lavone Napier .... seamstress (unknown episodes, 2012)
Olga Tsernova .... seamstress (unknown episodes, 2012)
Dawn Climie .... costume set supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lauren M. Walker .... costume truck supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Matt Ahrens .... vfx editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Derek Eby .... digital intermediate administration (5 episodes, 2012)
Katie Fellion .... digital intermediate producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Ryan McKeague .... digital intermediate assist (5 episodes, 2012)
Des Carey .... digital intermediate executive producer (2 episodes, 2012)

Keenan Mock .... digital intermediate assistant (unknown episodes, 2012)
Robin August .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Michael G. England .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jason Hardwick .... additional editor (unknown episodes)
Kate Rentz .... post-production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Ian Vertovec .... digital intermediate colorist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Ian Mohr .... scoring assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
James Giddy .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Caity Hardy .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Mark Ryan .... systems administration (5 episodes, 2012)
Tom Teotico .... location scout (5 episodes, 2012)
John K. Alexander .... location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Matt Wright .... runner (2 episodes, 2012)

Gregory Astop .... location scout (unknown episodes, 2012)
Jerry Michael Briggs .... security (unknown episodes, 2012)
Kallan Kagan .... SVP production: Arc Productions (unknown episodes, 2012)
Fabian Poss .... title producer (unknown episodes, 2012)
Cole Boughton .... assistant location manager / key production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kim Cowan .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Corbin Heide .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeff Meagher .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Thomas Potter .... military technical advisor (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

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Runtime:
21 min | 91 min (DVD)
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:14+ (TV rating) | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) (cut) | South Korea:15

Did You Know?

Trivia:
John-117, The Master Chief, is only 15 years old when this movie takes place, having been born in 2511 as the movie takes place in 2526.See more »
Quotes:
Master Chief:[picking out which cadets will guard the driver as they make their way to the Warthog] Who's the best shot here?
Michael Sullivan:You, probably?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by "Halo" (????)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Machinima Web Series and the DVD/BD Extended Cut?
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Great source material ; poor execution, 27 April 2014
Author: native84 from United Kingdom

In my opinion , this movie/web-series has been over-rated by Halo fans and in the end it will be to everyone's detriment. If Microsoft/343 Studios get the impression they can release something like this and hit one out of the park we will just see more of it in the future.

As a Halo and Movie fan I believe this would be a shame. The source material (the Halo universe) has the potential to bring something truly great to the big screen but this is far from it.

I won't go into plot, as it has been covered in many reviews, but I will say it is clichéd. The military boot-camp stereotypes have all been done before and with much more depth. These characters seemed one-dimensional and lackluster development left me indifferent to their fates. Some of the dialogue was corny to the point of cringe-worthy and the actors (including some of the adults) lacked the presence to pull off their roles and really set the scene.

Given the relatively small budget some of these things can be understood but the hackneyed plot is not one of them. The special effects were good, despite said constraints, but too many "bullet time" segments bogged the action down.

All in all I was disappointed by Halo 4: Forward Until Dawn and I (like many others I'm sure) am still praying for a Blomkamp/Jackson treatment of the source material.

I do not believe that 10/10 rankings of an obviously flawed series/movie will get us there.

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