Good things coming from EmeraldDragun Studios!

I’ve spent much of the past six months working within the realm of film. I attempted to have my first short script, “Thalon”, made into a short film back in June. A version of the final film debuted at the Florida Heartland Film Fest in late September. The film is currently back in post-production and there is no time frame for a public release. As of right now, it needs to be recut and fix some sound issues. If and when it gets these changes made a link will be posted here.

And we move on.

The next big thing in the pipeline of film was the Florida Heartland Film Fest. This was to be the first event of its kind to be held in Sebring, Florida and proceeds were to go to the Champion For Children Foundation of Highlands County. It took a core committee of eight and numerous other volunteers to pull it off.

After three months of planning the event was a huge success! We screened 17 short films from several genres. Those in attendance had a good time and the committee is already planning for year two. While I won’t be part of the planning for the next event, I look forward to what the committee has planned for next year.

While planning was going on for the film fest, I also had two more short films start pre-production, “Caffeinated Psycho” and “Bedtime Story”. In early August I had to put them both on hold due to personal reasons. As I publicly wrote on my Facebook page, between the two productions, all the time and effort I was putting into the film fest and working a full-time job, I was experiencing some anxiety issues that were having a real impact on me.

So, I put the short films on hold and focused on the film fest and work, with the notion that I would pick the films back up at a later date.

A New Chapter

With the start of October, the film fest behind me, and the “Thalon” short film languishing in post-production, it’s time for a new chapter. Soon I will be announcing a few new projects that are in the pipeline. Right now, I am working on a couple of things that are in the early stages and once I can I will tell you all about it.

For now, I can tell you that EmeraldDragun Studios will be participating in some community events and doing fundraising activities for a new venture. I have taken up two of my unfinished novels and have begun a new multimedia effort that I’m not ready to talk about just yet. And of course, getting back to “Bedtime Story”.

It’s all very exciting creatively and I’m itching to talk about it all when the time is right and details are worked out.

Thalon

From Executive Producers Dennis Mallen and R.A. Miller comes the science fiction film, “Thalon.”
 
On the verge of being tracked down by the galactic police and an unforgiving bounty hunter, an undercover galactic agent who was framed for the murder of three fellow cops must put his own life in danger by seeking help from the owner of a well known gay bar, blowing his cover; but when the real killer closes in, he must learn to trust in others as well as himself, before the bounty hunter can bring him down, to take out the dirty cop who wants him dead.
 
“Thalon” is currently in Post-Production.
The short sci-fi film was shot in Sebring, Florida on June 24 at Dimitri’s Family Restaurant Bar & Grill.
The setting is a seedy off-world bar.
 
Dennis Mallen as John Noble
JC Anthony as Thalon
Mace Walker as Charley Rasp the bounty hunter
Joe Boi as Detective Carle Green
John Clark as Dac the bartender
Preston “Phlex” Smith as Sam Travers
and a cameo by Don Larson!
“Thalon” is written by R.A. Miller and directed by Mace Walker.

As more news becomes available I will share it here. In the meantime check out the website, emeralddragunstudios.wixsite.com/thalonmovie

Photo by Lindon Cummings

R.A. Miller, AKA Robert Miller, is the author of the dark fantasy thriller, The Blood of Altlock. A graduate of Full Sail University with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, Robert is using his skills creating spectacular and page-turning fiction.

He founded his own publishing imprint, EmeraldDragun Studios in 2011, which currently publishes titles in the fantasy, sci-fi, and horror genres. In early 2015, Robert co-founded the online news site, Deck Ape Media, which focuses on all things pop culture; as well as the site for writers by writers, 4Scribe.com, whose mission is to help writers better their craft.

R.A. Miller has experience in scriptwriting for film and television, comics, as well as writing books and short stories. Along with his own novellas in The Altlock Saga, he works as a ghostwriter and freelance editor. He is currently working on two new books, expected to be out in 2019.

The Fires of Altlock is the second book in his dark fantasy series, The Altlock Saga. Set in the fantasy world of Altlock, this second installment finds Borimar the dwarf and his friends in search of the lost city of White Rock in the dark land of Alun Doom. The group must find the city in order to wipe out the vampyre scourge and revive the dragon gods.

Rift is a science fiction story about a small crew sent to scout a newly discovered planet and whether or not it can sustain life. When the crew returns to Earth, they find their home planet gone, with only tiny pieces remaining. With no fuel and supplies running critically low, can the remaining humans survive, and what happened to their home? Head over HERE to check out R.A. Miller’s works in print and ebook.


Borimar Fulldark, a strong-willed, yet reserved dwarf is thrust into a conflict more than three hundred years old. When vampyres, a race long thought extinct invades Borimar’s home of Raven’s Hold, the gutsy dwarf must rally his companions against this unknown threat if they are to save the innocents of Raven’s Hold in time.

Halfway across the world, Albion Festus, another dwarf, is enlisting the help of a young man to find the key to a lost city. The boy is over the moon to be going on a world-saving quest, but his benefactor may not be what he claims. Now, with the world hanging in the balance from two different fronts, can Borimar and his companions stop the threat to their world, or is Altlock doomed to darkness?

Check back here for updates on Borimar, Cora, and all things related to The Altlock Saga.


Stories can come from all sorts of places: dark places, happy places, and even horrific places. Fantasy, horror, and science fiction live here. This is where I will share with you what I’m working on next as well as a planned bi-weekly project. Keep an eye on this space for details.