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It looks like David WAS going to do the mask but they went with Xtreme's mask instead.

I like that leather one that David made better.



Actually I did make a leather cowl for them. Both XDFX's and mine will be used in the film. I believe there are specific scenes and reasons for having 2 different ones but both of these are current in this project.
My involvement was only the leather cowl. The full suit and rubber cowl is XDFX's work and it's pretty cool.:up

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looks like a hugh mistake not painting up the bodysuit to make the armor



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Hi there, my name's Frank Dirscherl, I'm the publisher of Trinity Comics, the writer/creator of The Wraith and the co-writer/executive producer of the short film The Wraith: Eyes of Judgment. A friend alerted me to this thread on this board, so I thought I'd join up and share a few things with you all :) Some of this may have already been covered in this thread, but bear with me...

First off, thanks so much for he kind words directed at the character and the film, that's very nice of you all and very much appreciated emoticon

With the comics, The Wraith #0 was released last year, and The Wraith #1 will be out in a few weeks. Both can be ordered from my website The Wraith Online - [sign in to see URL]. The Wraith hardcover novel was released on August 2 (published by Coscom Entertainment) and can also be ordered via my website (or your local bookstore).

The film's budget was $15,000, and will be about 45 minutes long. It will premiere at the Cinemall in Abingdon, Virginia on August 19 and have a short season there, before coming out on DVD sometime in September. See the Cinemall website for details on times to see the film on the big screen - [sign in to see URL] (scroll down to the bottom). [sign in to see URL] has info on the film, including stills, a teaser (better than the bad one we posted last year, so check that out if you haven't already, Magic Man), DVD specs and more. The film was also accepted into the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, and will screen there November 10-17.

Xtreme Design FX (Jeremy Colyer & Lance Coulter) did the complete costume for the film, as I've known Lance for years and they were the first people I turned to once the film became a reality. The suit is almost 100% perfect/accurate to the comics, as you can see by this image, the cover to The Wraith #1... I think you'll agree, Xtreme nailed the look (design and colour wise) to perfection from comic to screen.

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Once we were in production, I learned of David Pea's Universal Designs, and I then commissioned him to create a leather cowl for the film. Both David and Xtreme's cowls are used in the film, though the Xtreme cowl/suit is worn for the most part, the Universal cowl does have a specific role to play in the film. I expect to work with David more in the future ;) The DVD will feature a documentary by the Xtreme Design FX team on the creation of the costume, and a text interview with David Pea from Universal Designs on how he created his leather cowl. Here's a pic of it btw...

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Emmy award winning composer Larry Groupe (The Contender, TVs Line of Fire) composed the film's opening theme music, while Scott Leva (X-Men, Red Eye, Star Trek, Batman: Dead End) served as the fight choreographer/stunt co-ordinator.

The Troupe (supervisor Marc Kimball) created the film's visual effects, including extensive cgi cityscapes and sets, among other things. The fx are quite superb for a film of this low budget. The movie site has some video footage (including the teaser) for you to catch a sneak peek at these. There will be a visual fx documentary on the DVD where Kimball will go through how he created his fx magic for the film.

To accompany the film's release in Abingdon on August 19 ( [sign in to see URL] for anyone wishing to receive an invitation to attend the premiere), The Wraith: Eyes of Judgment - The Official Script Book & Movie Guide will be released by Coscom Entertainment. This book will feature the film script, interviews with the director and myself, the online blog updating the filming schedule as it happened, and never-before-seen behind the scenes photos from the making of the film.

Anyway, that's just a taste of The Wraith. I'll be very glad to answer anyone's questions re: the character, comics, novels, film etc. or to reveal more information. Just let me know :)

Thank you.

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Welcome to the board Paul! I'm about 1 1/2 hrs from Abingdon, and travel into that area quite often. I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys have cooked up! :up

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Hi Black Bat, thanks for the welcome. This is an awesome message forum, I'm really glad to be here. I personally have no talent whatsoever for costuming, but I love watching the incredible talents of others in this field, Inspiring really emoticon

That's great. I hope you'll be able to make either the official premiere or one of the screenings at the Cinemall. Wish I could be there myself but it's not to be.
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We'll be there! I can hit the Bristol, VA comic store, grab a bite at one of the nice places in Abingdon, and swing over to catch the film. Sounds like a eventful day. emoticon

Too bad you can't make it for the show yourself, the Cinemall rocks! I'll pass the word around the semi-local comic stores and try to stir interest up.

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You should think about going to DC in Sept and bringing along the actor (if you can) and try to promote your movie.

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Welcome!
I've been watching this with interest ever since L and J showed me some prelim pics of the Wraith suit.:wink
Great stuff, and I can't wait to see the movie in it's entirety.
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This is going to rock!
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Thanks again guys. You'll be most welcome at the premiere, Tim. The director will be in touch soon with info and an official invitation. Thanks Brin/reddnott.

The filmmakers are promoting the film as much as they can within their limited means, so they (and I) will do as much as we can with what we have to get the word out there about the film. Not sure about DC in September, but I'll certainly bring it up with the director and see what he says. Thanks for the suggestion, stampedemag.

A bit more film info - the film was shot entirely in Bristol, Tennessee; on various city locations and in a burger warehouse which doubled as our sound stage. All the greenscreen work was shot in the warehouse.

Most of the cast aren't true actors but friends of the director. However, to compensate, we were lucky in that those chosen to play The Wraith and Leena Patterson (husband & wife David & Stacie Cooper) actually look like the characters in the comics. Three of the cast are actual stage actors, one (Rick McVey, who plays crime lord Robert Latham) very well credentialled in regional theatre, and also looks very much like the character in the comics.

We're hoping this short film will entice interest in the character to enable a properly budgeted feature film. If that happens, expect much of this film's crew to be back onboard.

The film was shot on MiniDV and will feature cinema quality sound (courtesy Voodoo Studios in Florida) and Dolby Stereo.

I wish I'd known about this super fine board beforehand. I could have possibly found some extra help (miniatures for the film would have been super). Ah well, not to worry :)

Thanks emoticon

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