Shades of Day Archive

In the old days, every movie ever made was short. In the mid-1910s feature length movies emerged. With the glorious age of feature movies rising, the shorts are cast aside. As time went by, people’s taste in entertainment changed....
Dostoevsky. The name alone conjures up a cascade of words: Mystery. Morality. Russia. Faith. Doubt. Goodness. Corruption. Murder. Redemption. His writings offer many rewards, many treasures, but to discover them the uninitiated must often pass through a shroud of...
Is there such a creature as ‘Russian steampunk literature’? No rule exists barring someone from combining traditional Russian classics literary themes with steampunk sci-fi conventions. Maybe a creative “mashup” is in the works somewhere. If not, it should be....
Most people familiar with Dostoyevsky are likely to think of psychological darkness. Or perhaps his remarkable characters, from Roddy Raskolnikov to the Karamazov brothers. They may also be familiar with the numerous film adaptations, from Richard Brooks and Akira...
Hollywood has had an obsession with, well, Hollywood. While shooting in the Hollywood/L.A area  is an obviously smart business move, you may run into problems where your movies may be seen as something by-Hollywood-for-Hollywood that celebrates the industry. (An...
Why are you here, in LA? “The City of Angels,” also called “The Capital of World Entertainment,” boasts a unique concentration of technical facilities (studios, labs, equipment rental houses, etc.) and an enormous pool of talent and skilled technicians...
  I believe in two things. The power of reading, and the catharsis of writing. In my life thus far, these two universal truths have served to be invaluable beyond belief. And, while I do consider myself a decent...
“The film has a magical look… Quite an achievement!” Jonathan Dana, producer, former Director of Acquisition and Development for Samuel Goldwyn Company. We are pleased to announce that our critically acclaimed film ‘Shades of Day – Director’s Cut‘ is...
From the dawn of film to the present day, there is very little that has not been written about. Stories about cowboys, stories about aliens… Hell, stories about cowboys AND aliens; and, love it or leave it, there is...