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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.


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The story of Halo begins at 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. Full summary »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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First two episodes are superb! See more (79 total) »


 (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)

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)
John G. Lenic .... line producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Hameed Shaukat .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Lydia Antonini .... executive 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)
Stewart Hendler .... visual effects (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
Greg Clewlow .... Military Tech Advisor (5 episodes, 2012)
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

Also Known As:
100 min (5 parts) | 91 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Since John-117 is only 15 years old in this film, it wouldn't make sense for his voice to sound exactly as it does in the games (in which he is over 40 years old). Initially, the creators wanted to have Steve Downes reprise his role as Master Chief in FUD, so they experimented with de-aging his voice; the results were unsatisfactory, so Alex Puccinelli was cast instead, with the idea that his voice in FUD could conceivably age into the iconic tones of Steve Downes' voice.See more »
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?
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Movie Connections:
Followed by "Halo" (????)See more »


What are the differences between the Machinima Web Series and the DVD/BD Extended Cut?
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73 out of 111 people found the following review useful.
First two episodes are superb!, 14 October 2012
Author: je2643

Well, since I am another halo fan playing since CE on my pc many years ago, like all the other halo fans, i have been salivating at the prospect of a halo movie. Shows like Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe and Battlestar Galactica (the remake) have shown us that high caliber special effects and great acting can go hand in hand on the small screen. The first two eps of Halo 4: Forward unto Dawn live up to that expectation.

This web series is tight - even though each is the equivalent of a half hour of live TV (less the commercials) we already have excellent character development, and a sense of what is going on in the timeframe of the series. Acting is taught, tension is palpable, and the editing, sound and effects are crisp and clean. This is not a small budget web series, most of the actors have deep big screen and small screen resumes, and are highly recognizable. It's filmed in big screen movie quality film, and it shows.

The series gives an excellent indication of what direction a halo movie series can achieve, if ever undertaken. At the same time, one becomes aware that if the Halo books ever make it to the big screen, it would be best to avoid what they did with movies such as Master and Commander - where they tried to squeeze multiple books into one movie, with undesirable results. Halo will take several movies at a minimum, to depict its storyline, but as well done as this web series, the fans will rejoice and reward.

Obviously, most viewers will be halo fans, but if you need an intro to the halo universe, this web series is an excellent start.

So 10 out of 10 from me for exceeding my expectations on quality in all respects. Thank you for not doing a cheapy production, but going the full monty, and commencing some Halo precursors in high quality.

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