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Journal Entry: Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:09 AM

I guess the cat is out of the bag.  Been pretty absent from DA for awhile now due to this secret project but now I can come out and say it...

I am director and co-writer on the new addition to the Phantasm franchise... PHANTASM V: RAVAGER

I have always been a huge PHAN of the series and creator DON COSCARELLI was generous enough to open his twisted world to me and I am loving every minute of it. Below is a link to the trailer and press release on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY! So mind numbing to see this stuff finally hit the light of day, I am so excited...…

Here is an excerpt from the press release, and of course I can not reveal any details on the film itself...

"EW can confirm that Phantasm: Ravager is directed by filmmaker and artist David Hartman, whose résuméincludes the TV show Transformers Prime and the Rob Zombie videos American Witch and Lords of Salem. Hartman also worked on the films Bubba Ho-Tep andJohn Dies at the End, both of which were directed byPhantasm overlord Don Coscarelli. Coscarelli himself cowrote Phantasm: Ravager with Hartman and produced it through his Silver Spheres company with executive producer Brad Baruh.

“I felt it was time to let someone else play with my train set,” said Coscarelli in a statement. “David and I go back to my film Bubba Ho-Tep. He did terrific visual effects on that, and more recently created a wild animated sequence and some amazing visual effects in my most recent film, John Dies at the End. Our aesthetics are in sync and he’s quite an experienced director in his own right.”

“Having worked with Don before, and being a huge fan of the entire Phantasmfranchise, it was a great honor to do Ravager with him,” said Hartman. “This film is a real turning point in the series. There’s real closure for the core characters that I hope fans will respond to.”

The cast of Phantasm: Ravager includes Angus Scrimm and Reggie Bannister, who have played, respectively, the Tall Man and luckless ice cream vendor Reggie in each previous film. They are joined by Michael Baldwin, who played the character Mike in each franchise entry except for Phantasm II (in which, aside from some flashback scenes, he was played by James LeGros). “We were fortunate to shoot amazing new sequences with horror icon Angus Scrimm,” said Hartman. “He has terrific scenes with Reggie and Mike  that are truly powerful.” Series regulars Bill Thornbury and Kat Lester also appear in the film, whose release date has yet to be announced.

Phantasm: Ravager was shot in and around southern California over the past two years. “The Phantasm films have been a guerrilla operation for decades now, totally outside of the studio system,” Coscarelli said. “We do them for the fans, and I think Ravager will definitely please them. In the past few years several studios have made offers to remake Phantasm with large budgets, but the fans were very vocal that they wanted the original cast to return and finish this iteration of the story with class.”"

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David Hartman
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
Current Residence: California



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hamstertoybox Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love love love your monsters!
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Haha…so beguiled by your work I didn't even check out who you are (not sure if that's a compliment or insult….please take it as the former). Love Don Coscarelli's movies (little beacons of originality in an otherwise often vapid sea of mediocrity) I look forward to Ravager…I'm certain you'll do us all proud!
sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much, that really means alot. Especially from someone of your talent. Your sculptures are amazing.
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Love your work….takes me back to my childhood and the days when I'd have to hide my Creepy, Eerie and Tales From the Crypt comics from my parents….plus you sent me scurrying off to my sketchbooks to draw some zombies of my own…which is always a good thing!
sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
HA! Thanks! Yea, I draw to try and recapture that feeling I had as a kid.
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well you certainly transported me back a few years!
williamsquid Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Thank you for the favs!!!
KID-OCCULT Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Huge fan of your work!  Your macabre style is so fantastic.  Was a huge fan of Prime and can't wait to see Phant 5!  Keep up the awesomeness!
sideshowmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much! It means a lot to hear. :D
TheForbiddenTenet Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry for all the fave-spamming but that artwork...

It's awesome.
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