An Ungentle Wager on AS DARKNESS FALLS... (Part 2)
Newport Beach, CA – ‘An Ungentle Wager’ stars Dawna Lee Heising and Joycelyne Lew of “Eye on Entertainment” (EOE) on Time Warner Cable in the latest episode of the horror anthology series “AS DARKNESS FALLS…, which premieres on October 30th. The Asian-American actresses are portraying rival soap opera actresses in a script written by series creator John C. Alsedek especially to showcase their acting prowess, a tale of green-eyed jealousy and ghastly revenge.
Friends since the early 1980s, Ms. Heising and Ms. Lew appeared together in John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble In Little China” (with Kurt Russell) and “Forbidden Warrior”, as well as TV shows “Kung Fu: The Next Generation” (with the late Brandon Lee), “Bring ‘Em Back Alive” (with Bruce Boxleitner), “Tales Of The Gold Monkey” (with Stephen Collins), “General Hospital”, and “The Young & The Restless”. In recent years, they’ve occasionally worked the red carpet in tandem on “Eye on Entertainment”. However, ‘An Ungentle Wager’ will be the first time they’ve been the co-leads in a dramatic production. In it, they portray bitter Hollywood enemies who decide to settle their dispute with a bet involving a very large check…and a very sharp axe. Also starring in ‘An Ungentle Wager’ are “AS DARKNESS FALLS…” regulars Roque Cerda, Paul Reilly, Jitka Sidorick and Ann Stone.
Series creator John C. Alsedek first developed the idea for “AS DARKNESS FALLS…” back in May of 2009, Mr. Alsedek explains. “I’ve always loved the anthology show format, and lament that it’s largely fallen by the wayside today. Until one day, the idea for “AS DARKNESS FALLS…” came to me- filming the shows as if they were staged radio plays. It’s a very cost-effective way of producing programs, and it has a definite retro charm about it.” Mr. Alsedek ultimately hopes to find a home for “AS DARKNESS FALLS…” either on PBS or in syndication.
In related news, it was also announced that actor/record producer/musician Dino Maddalone will be starring in the November episode of AS DARKNESS FALLS…, entitled ‘The Drums of Tcho Ktlan’. In it, Mr. Maddalone plays a 1940’s swing band drummer who steals a forbidden Far East rhythm, only to find that his theft holds the most hideous consequences. More information on Mr. Maddalone and ‘The Drums of Tcho Ktlan’ next week.
AS DARKNESS FALLS…
“AS DARKNESS FALLS...” is a hybrid TV/radio/web anthology series with a horror bent. Hosted by the inimitable Tucker Smallwood, “AS DARKNESS FALLS...” is a program a bit different from the norm. It is inspired by such classic radio fare as Arch Oboler’s “Lights Out!” and the fondly remembered “CBS Radio Mystery Theater”- shows that generated tremendous levels of suspense not through elaborate SFX, but via the human imagination. However, “AS DARKNESS FALLS...” offers something that those programs did not: a visual element. Each episode is both recorded and filmed in the studio; the video runs on the Internet and on Time Warner Channel stations throughout Southern California, while an audio-only version will be available as podcasts and on affiliate radio stations in the near future. For more information on “AS DARKNESS FALLS…”, please visit http://www.as-darkness-falls.com/ or www.youtube.com/asdarknessfalls1.
About Eye on Entertainment
“Eye on Entertainment”, a division of Eye on Excellence™ Productions, is aired twice weekly on Time Warner Cable in Southern California. The EOE team covers entertainment events, film festivals, red carpets and award shows, and the show features interviews with successful people in all walks of life, exploring the traits they have in common. Dawna Lee Heising is the executive producer and host of EOE. She is a long-standing member of SAG & AFTRA and is Ms. Universe 2009. The show is produced and directed by John Alsedek, who is also the writer, director & producer of the horror anthology series “AS DARKNESS FALLS”, which runs on Time Warner Cable. The EOE photographer is David McNeil, who is a former executive with United Artists and was one of the developers of Pay-per-View. For more information, please visit http://www.eyeonentertainment.tv/.