Two new officially licensed Highlander fan-made movies are now available on Amazon with Highlander: The Watcher, from New Mexico filmmaker Jeremy Orr, and Highlander: Dark Places, from Seattle filmmaker Andrew Modeen.
Done in full cooperation with and the stories approved by original Highlander producer Davis/Panzer Productions, the films represent an unprecedented collaboration between fan-filmmakers and the shepherds of the Highlander franchise.
The two films premiered at the Highlander 30th anniversary convention last December.
Highlander: The Watcher tells the story of David Quinlan (Heath Adam Cates), a member of a secret society of normal men and women who track and record the secret war between the Immortals of the Highlander universe. After four years on a quiet assignment, David resents his role as passive observer. But when he secretly aides Immortal Ian Campbell (Michael Jason Chandler), he finds himself facing an ancient assassin, a threat from within the Watchers, and a ghost from his own past. The Watcher explores an exciting new corner of the Highlander mythos.
Highlander: Dark Places follows four new Immortal characters: Malej Senna Cavaco (Moses Olson) a 500 years old Brazilian warrior, struggling with a darkness that is slowly consuming him; Willem (Milo Flynn) an Immortal holy man trying to unravel a murder mystery, Justina (Erika Tadeo-Konig), a young woman out for revenge in a world of Immortals she doesn’t understand, and Keradoc (George Motakis), the bloodthirsty conqueror plaguing them all whose true identity is that of Vlad “The Impaler” Dracula III. Dark Places is a tale of love, honor and redemption — and an intriguing new chapter in the vast Highlander mythology.
The Watcher director Jeremy Orr has been making short films for several years under the banner of Storymark Productions in Farmington, New Mexico, and has won several awards for his films Dissident, Monster on Friday and Frozen (2005). Dark Places director Andrew Modeen, Based in Seattle, Washington, and his Devilbane Productions is currently finishing up the feature-length thriller The Falls and the short film Highlander: Hans Kirschner.
The collaboration between Orr, Modeen and Davis/Panzer came about after Davis/Panzer asked for fan submissions for a Highlander: The Series Blu-Ray set. When that set was cancelled, what were intended as two series of short films grew into a pair of stand-alone feature films, set firmly within the existing Highlander mythos. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/highlanderthewatcher and www.facebook.com/highlanderdarkplaces.
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