Kingdom Come

The Movie Crypt: Ep 112: Daniel Gillies. Via The Movie Crypt.

Listen to Daniel talk Kingdom Come / Broken Kingdom and his genuine love for movies and movie-making.

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"After countless mentions over the life of this podcast about how KINGDOM COME is the absolute “must see” filmmaking documentary for anyone wanting to learn just how harrowing the indie financing process can be, Daniel FINALLY sits down with Adam, Joe, and Arwen to tell his tale on this week’s fascinating episode.  Listen, cringe, laugh, learn, and be inspired as Daniel shares his personal story and recollects on the experience that damn near killed him, yet couldn’t disenchant his love of cinema or his desire to do it all again someday.  It doesn’t get more honest or more real than this.  And seriously… we can’t recommend enough that you seek out and watch both KINGDOM COME and BROKEN KINGDOM immediately."

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Home Entertainment Review: Kingdom Come

Dork Shelf
Andrew Parker

Kingdom Come (Paiman Kalayeh, John Lyons Murphy, 2012) – I’ve been recently working on writing a piece about questions you should never ask at a Q&A following a screening at a film festival. One of those questions is “Was it a struggle to get this film made?” I say you shouldn’t ask that not because it isn’t a valid question, but because the answer in filmmaking of any kind or level will always be “Yes” and you the person you asked it to undoubtedly won’t have two hours to fully answer your question in detail as to why. The heartbreaking, yet essential documentaryKingdom Come does an exceptional job of following the struggles of an independent filmmaker trying to make a work of art on his own terms.

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INDIE FIX: Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come

The Tech. Online Edition.
By Karleigh Moore

The harsh realities of independent filmmaking.

Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come

Directed by Daniel Gillies (Broken Kingdom) and John Lyons Murphy and Paiman Kalayeh (Kingdom Come)

Starring Daniel Gillies, Rachael Leigh-Cook, and Seymour Cassel

Earlier this March, the independent film Broken Kingdom was released on iTunes. The film caught my eye because it was written and directed by one of my favorite actors, Daniel Gillies, who also stars in the film. The movie itself was fascinating — the story builds around two separate narratives, leaving the audience to wonder if these narratives connect. One follows a spiritually lost and self-loathing American writer and a poor teenage girl in the slums of Bogota, Colombia, while the other portrays the life of a Hollywood-based daycare teacher who suffers because she hides a tragic secret.

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Daniel Gillies chats about ‘Saving Hope’ Season 2, ‘Broken Kingdom’ & Canadian Talent

The Arts Guild

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The 2013 Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival gave us an opportunity to chat with Canadian-born, New Zealand Daniel Gillies, who gave us quite an insight into projects he’s working on and an amazing shout out to Canadian talent.

Daniel Gillies is best known for playing Dr. Joel Goran on the Canadian series Saving Hope – along side Erica Durance and Michael Shanks – as well as Elijah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries. Gillies was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and moved to New Zealand with his parents at the age of five. He moved to Australia to boost his career, returning to Canada for a short bit before finally settling down in Los Angeles. He has guest starred in a number of notable shows, including True Blood, NCISand The Glades. He has been cast in the The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, due to air in late 2013, early 2014.

Broken Kingdom is his directorial debut, a film he wrote as well and launched back in 2012. Now the show has been bought by Showtime and airs until June 24th, along with a documentary that focuses on the making of the film. The schedule for Showtime Showcase is below. For folks who don’t have Showtime, especially Canadians, you can watch/download the movie on their official website for a very small fee (totally worth it!) – Check it out here: brokenkingdomfilm.com

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'TVD' star Daniel Gillies talks Katherine, Showtime acquiring his directorial debut, and his next film

Entertainment Weekly

Tonight, we see the backdoor pilot for the Vampire Diaries ’Originals spin-off, a safe bet to make The CW’s fall schedule, which will be announced on May 16. But Daniel Gillies (Elijah), who’s currently filming the second season of CTV’s Saving Hope, has something else to look forward to next month: Last October, he released his feature-length directorial debut, the drama Broken Kingdom, and Kingdom Come, the documentary following the three-year process of getting that independent movie made, online. Unbeknownst to him, reps for one of the documentary’s co-directors, Paiman Kalayeh, then began shopping Kingdom Come – which also features a score of indie filmmakers including Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Spurlock, and Kevin Smith sharing their own war stories and triumphs – to networks, and got a bite from Showtime. After viewing the documentary, execs asked to see Gillies’ movie as well. And now, both will air on the cable network May 15, back-to-back. Gillies, who wrote and stars in Broken Kingdom as an American writer who forms an unlikely union with a 14-year-old street girl in Colombia, chatted with EW about the films (which you can still stream at Brokenkingdomfilm.com) and the script he’s penning now.

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