||[19 Sep 03] *** Richard films
lead role in new film for Sci Fi Channel *** -- Watch the Sci Fi Channel
website for news of Darklight, a Sci Fi Channel Original Production
for the 2004-05 broadcast season.
Richard plays Shaw,
and is joined by Shiri Appleby (Roswell's Liz) as Lilith.
Sci Fi veteran John de Lancie also stars in Darklight. An early
Sci Fi Channel synopsis had this to say:
DARKLIGHT A genetically-engineered creature carrying
a deadly virus escapes from a secret lab and goes on a rampage, spreading
the virus in the process. To stop the virus from reaching epidemic proportions,
LILITH is recruited. A superhuman warrior cursed with immortality, LILITH
must defeat the creature before it infects the entire planet. Directed
by Bill Platt, former development executive for SCI FI Channel's short-film
series Exposure. Production begins in Sofia, Bulgaria with UFO Films in
Richard headed off to Sofia, Bulgaria in late July, with
production starting on Monday, July 28th. Richard and costar Shiri Appleby
were joined by John de Lancie during the second week of filming.
Principal photography wrapped the week of August 18th. Post-production
is likely to run into 2004, with Darklight expected to air in about
a year's time. Darklight is a UFO Films production for The
Sci Fi Channel.
According to the Sofia Sideshow,
which chronicles the film production experience in Bulgaria, "Richard Burgi
and Shiri Appleby were both a mass of good clean fun."
PHOTOS: Top -- Richard and costar Shiri Appleby
on location as Shaw and Lilith; Middle -- Shaw looks to be
a "don't mess with me" kinda' guy; Bottom -- Shotgun Shaw blasts
The Sofia Sideshow -- http://www.sofiasideshow.com
Unified Film Organization -- http://www.ufofilm.com
(Thanks to Richard for the initial heads up, to Deborah for the research,
and to Jeff for the photos and background information)