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| Rough Magik: 'An Age of Wonders' (2000)
(aka Rough Magik Initiative: Episode Zero: An Age of Wonders)
Bubblehead Productions, UK
[Note: I was contacted by scriptwriter/producer Stephen W. Parsons on the suggestion of Dennis Etchison. Coincidentally,
Steve had composed the music on Split Second, although we never met on that project. In 1999 he independently
produced a 42-minute pilot TV film on locations in London and Ireland, loosely based on the Cthulhu Mythos
of H.P. Lovecraft. After the BBC turned it down, he brought me on board to help create publicity to sell the
film. It finally got a DVD release in 2004 on Volume 2 of Lurker Films' The H.P. Lovecraft Collection
series. This was reissued in a revised format in 2007 as Dreams of Cthulhu: The Rough Magik Initiative.
Rough Magik is about The Night Scholars, a clandestine organisation set up to monitor the ancient
cult of Cthulhu. After decades of compiling an enormous database of arcane information, they have come to
a single incontrovertible conclusion: the Sleeping God is waking. Diana Armitage, with the help of her
Home Office liaison, the mysterious Mr. Moon, launch an aggressive campaign against the
Dreamers. This operation, designated the "Rough Magik" initiative, was successful but they trod on
the toes of some powerful people, amidst accusations of financial impropriety and possible treason,
and the Night Scholars were disbanded. Now years later, the old magic is returning, the Sleeping God
is rising, and there are more Dreamers than Mr. Moon can handle as he struggles to rebuild the Night Scholars before it is too late
• ROUGH MAGIK: 'AN AGE OF WONDERS'
(aka ROUGH MAGIK INITIATIVE: EPISODE ZERO: AN AGE OF WONDERS) (UK/Ireland, 2000).
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