“Dark” was filmed in 2013 and released in 2014 under the titled “Dying of the Light.” That film was taken from me after the first director’s cut, re-edited as well as scored and mixed without my input. I offered to revisit the film, cut and mix a new version at my own expense but was denied permission by the producers. This cut, now called "Dark," was created using work print DVDs. I had no access to the original hi-res footage and unmixed sound. I tried to used those limitations to my advantage when creating this new film. I had been working toward a more aggressive editing style when “Dying of the Light” was taken away. “Dark” represents the direction I was hoping to go. “Dark” was not created for exhibition or personal gain. It is for the historical record. A digital file of the film can be seen by prior request at the UCLA Film Archives in Los Angeles, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin and the Museum of Modern Art film department in New York City.
I conducted a master class of the experience of making "Dark" at the 2018 Rotterdam Film Festival. It contains clips and can be seen at
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