Predator Dark Ages

Date Released: May 25, 2015
Director: James Bushe
Runtime: 27m 17s

Predator Dark Ages Poster Predator Dark AgesPredator Dark Ages is a Predator fan film set in Dark Ages that follow a group of Templar Knights that encounter a creature in the forests of England. The fan film was first announced back in June 2014 and the filmmakers started a Kickstarter campaign to get funding for it. They were looking to get up to £20,000 to make a full length 30 minute fan film but managed to meet the minimum amount of £5000 which would see them produce an extended trailer. They received another £7000 from a private investor which allowed them to make the full 30 minute fan film. The cast and crew reportedly worked for free.

Predator Dark Ages was directed by James Bushe with cinematography by Simon Rowling. The cast is led by Adrian Bouchet as Thomas (who played Sven in Alien vs Predator) with Philip Lane as the Predator. The fan film was shot in Newbury in the county of Berkshire, UK. A rarity for a fan film is that most of the cast and crew involved here have previous experience in filmmaking and acting. The film was released to Kickstarter backers on May 22, 2015 while it premiered at MCM Comic-Con in London the next day. It was released on Youtube to the public on May 26, 2015. Critical and fan reception has been quite positive.

Official Description

Our Predator fan film is set in the Dark Ages, it is a period in history where mankind was plagued by disease and famine, as well as having to live and die by the sword. Our film follows a group of war-torn Templar knights who have returned from the Eastern lands, back to England, only to find that the enemy is now a lot closer and a lot more deadly than before. Throughout time the Predator has always looked for the greatest warriors to fight in battle, and with this short film we will see him put to the test against the some of the best history has ever seen, the Templar Knights. Their battle with the Predator is the thing Myths and Legends are made of.

Credits

Crew

Directed by James Bushe
Cinematography by Simon Rowling

Cast

Adrian Bouchet … Thomas
Amed Hashimi … Sied
Sabine Crossen … Freya
Ben Loyd-Holmes … Damien
Jon Campling … Richard
Joe Egan … Godfrey
Philip Lane … Predator
David Goddard … Farmer
Other cast:
George Newton … Templar guard
Bryan Hands … Brother Joseph

Video

Posters

Concept Art

Magazine Articles

Digital Filmmaker Magazine Predator Dark Ages

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Screenshots

Links

Facebook – Official Facebook Page
IMDB – IMDB Page – Predator: Dark Ages
Kickstarter – Kickstarter Page
AvPGalaxy – James Bushe & Simon Rowling Interview

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