Friday, March 25, 2022

New Series 'The Pact' is Unleashed On The Roku Channel! © 2022 Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod


Above: Promotional Poster for 'The Pact' (C) 2022 The Roku Channel/ Katara Studios


Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report and readers! After conducting a detailed interview with Actress Ada Dumitru in 2019, she told me about a new series she had wrapped filming called 'The Pact'. I spoke privately with actress Natassia Malthe about the series and since it was very early on, we decided to shelve discussing it until closer to the time of release.

Enter The Roku Channel. A free platform streaming content outlet, which is rapidly becoming one of the largest over the top channels with 60 million users. Today March 26th, 2022 the series begins to stream.The Channel is also available through the app, and set top boxes and TVs

Katara Studios is involved in production of 'The Pact' for further information please visit:Katara Studios

The series is shrouded in a bit of mystery but the basic plot as posted to IMDB is: 'The Pact' Follows Sol, Freya and Adam, among other survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, as they try to find the cause of the mysterious MIASMA and stop it. Actor Louis Mandylor plays a character named Rooster, Natassia Malthe plays Freya, and Ada Dumitru plays Gash. 


Above: A Concerned Natassia Malthe as Freya waits pensively (C) 2019 Katara Studios /The Roku Channel All rights reserved image used for promotional purposes only

A terrible revelation sets humankind on a path to self-destruction. A terrifying journey into the unknown for a group of people bound together by hope alone. Stream The Pact free on March 26.



Above photos: Ada Dumitru on set of 'The Pact' (C) 2019 Photographer Dragos Barbacioaru

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Check out this hot trailer with a bit of post apocalyptic madness! @

Watch for Interviews with Natassia Malthe and Ada Dumitru later in 2021! Keep it locked on Dan's Movie Report and

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

'Mad As Hell' (2021) Movie Review © 2022 Dan's Movie Report Danny Templegod


Above: Poster for 'Mad as Hell' (C) 2021 MEYHAM FILMS

Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report readers, across my desk today comes a Robert Parham directed film called 'Mad As Hell' As part of the full disclosure I contributed a small amount to this film, yet remain a non influencing entity. My name will be listed in the credits as Executive Producer, but it is in name only. I purposely wanted nothing to do with the creative process. I let a few reviewers view and review prior to me doing it, to give the film time to get noticed in the festival market.

Before I start the main review I need to point out a few very important aspects of 'Mad As Hell' Firstly this is a very low budget film under 25,000, but Robert pulled a few favors to keep costs down, so actually to make a film like this real world will be 100 to 150,000 USD. Secondly, this is what can be considered a gritty urban crime drama, focused on stories for the African American community, As a white man, I enjoyed the story, and thought the structure easily transitions regardless of the viewer having a potentially differing background. This film is not for people, who are used to watching only big budget films say 30 million dollars or more. My review will be brief and non spoiling, as the film is still in a festival run.


Above: Poster for February Screening of 'Mad as Hell' with awards and review stars from Easter Fan Films.

Director Robert Parham plays the lead character Michael. His character is thrown into a maelstrom, when his family is killed, and he takes the blame. The movie spends the bulk of it's time in a cat an mouse game to find the real criminal. The multi-faceted Franklin Correa wears several hats including assistant stunt coordinator, camera man and character Rocha. Actress Cynda Williams who has an extensive career including 'Mo Better Blues' and 'One False Move'.

The dynamic between Cynda and Robert in the film is deep and meaningful. The acting from the main characters is solid, but the side characters sometimes can be inconsistent. I really liked the acting from the actress playing a very small role be accosted in an ally way, she shows genuine fear in the situation.

Problems with the volume and hollowness of some of the dialogue is a bit off putting, some outside scenes of Cynda Williams and Robert Parham talking the dialogue is very soft. If you notice the cereal box on the counter is a special box of Parham Puffs! Now that, is clever.

The film is a slow build with much of the action occurring in the final 30 minutes of the movie. The slow burn works here and helps the pacing. The movie is well lit, for the most part, yet some night scenes are purposefully darker then perhaps they need to be.

The soundtrack is top notch with The Original G man and others providing tunes, great opening song and music bed.

Knoc-Turrn 'Al is the music supervisor and trust me the songs on here resonate. Including a song sung by Cynda Williams! The Original 'G-Man' of Hip Hop yes that guy, has a kick ass track called 'B Where UR'! Great musical bed and transitions.

Here is the song on the film!

'Mad As Hell' Official Facebook (Meta) Page:

Mad As Hell' is a MEYHAM FILMS production being distributed by Maverick Entertainment. 

 Check out this review from Eastern Fan Films:

He has additional information on the film

The Action Elite has a cool review as well--

 I fully agree with my journalistic friends and rate 'Mad As Hell' a solid 7 out of 10, worthy of a purchase to support indie films!  

Monday, March 21, 2022

Iron Dragon TV Action Fest Selections Are Open! Festival is 8-13-2022! Early Bird Deadline ends soon! © 2022 Dan's Movie Report - Danny Templegod



Greetings valued Dan's Movie Report, Action Elite, and readers. This post also is for the fine film makers wishing their film reviewed and “possibly being selected to screen in Texas! Early Bird entries are now open! Please submit via film freeway @

The festival will take place on August 13th of this year, more details will be announced. This will be a live, in person festival.

Note to all who submit. The festival has a limited screening window and usually can only screen a very select few films. If your film is NOT selected you should be notified if you are not notified in a timely matter I will refer you to the proper channels. Winners can get their films on Iron Dragon TV Channel please connect to them for details about all the various prizes.

As far as awards go, they specify in action only and are as follows:

Best Overall Feature Film
Best Action Feature Film
Best Overall Short Film
Best Action Short
Best Action Feature Script
Best Action Short Script
Best Action Star, Feature
Best Action Star, Short
Best Action Team, Feature
Best Action Team, Short
Best Action Choreography, Feature
Best Action Choreography, Short
Best Action Cinematography, Feature
Best Action Cinematography, Short
Best Fight Scene
Best Action Fan Tribute Film
Best Action Animation Film
Audience Award 


 Above Image: Iron Dragon TV channel information!

If you notice there are no lighting, photography, nor music awards so please only submit action focused films. All genres of action are allowed including, Martial Arts, Gun-play, Crime action, Chase scenes, and ancient settings action like knights and samurai! Please focus, and send your best work!

The early bird prices close on April 15th so get on it.