(Very) occasional commenter Fraser Coull, who makes the web superhero series Night is Day, has just emailed me to let me know that he’s actually gone and made himself a movie of the series now:
“Jason Mackenzie is a twenty-something Glaswegian who spends his days keeping his city safe, using the powers bestowed on him by a demon. Against a backdrop of vibrant nightlife, cultural wonder and the realities of urban existence, Jason has battled ancient demons and hooded cults, corrupt businessmen and ASBO teens, risking his safety and sacrificing his chances of genuine human connections.
Jason Mackenzie has become a hidden hero; a rumour, an urban myth.
DCI Charles Sloan is a veteran in the police force who knows the truth behind the whispered tales. He has had his own encounters with supernatural entities, demons and vampires, and knows first-hand the work of the ‘lightning vigilante’.
Now there is a new danger in the city: the Caillech, an ancient creature portrayed in legend as wielding an unstoppable hammer, bent on wreaking havoc after centuries of exile. Teamed with a former adversary of Jason’s, whose phony contrition has many fooled, the Caillech is a formidable threat to the peace Jason struggles to maintain.
In Night Is Day: The Movie, Jason must focus all his powers on discovering the Caillech’s intentions and defeating her before she decimates his city. He must ensure the safety of DCI Sloan and his team, who are determined to play their part in helping Jason despite the increased danger they face as mere humans. And he must find out what’s so important about Lena, a medical student he saved from a vicious attack, and who seems to have an uncanny connection with the Caillech.
Starring Chris Summers, Tam Toye, John Gaffney, Steven McEwan, Alexandra Mackenzie, Kirsty Anderson, Catriona Joss, Karen Bartke, Vharri Lavery, Nicki Fleming, Clare Sheppard, Colin McCredie, Elaine C Smith and Simon Weir.
Written by Fraser Coull and Produced by Lindsay Dowell and Gavin Orr.
The official website is www.nightisday.net where we have a full trailer and a 9 minute preview reel.
Our Fraser says that he and the other film-makers hope to raise more funding so they can afford to take the film all over the world and secure a distribution deal later this year once it’s complete – it’s in post right now and should be finished by October.
Anyone else got anything they want plugging?