Video: Watch ‘After the Darklights,’ Episode 2

The pilot episode of “After the Darklights,” above, and the newly released Part 2. Each runs about 10 minutes.

By John Moore
Oct. 29, 2012

The second episode of “After the Darklights,” an online, post-apocalyptic web series written and directed by Denver’s Michael Morgan, has been launched.

In the story, the world as we knew it ended “the night the lights came.” Those who watched fell where they stood in the glow of the unexplainable strobes. But not all. A bloody few, called “ferals,” rose, changed like ravenous animals. The few unchanged survivors are fighting every minute to survive against a world that wants them all dead.

The pilot episode debuted a year ago. Since then, Morgan, producer Brian Landis Folkins (an instructor with the Denver Center Academy for the past 14 years) and his all-local cast and crew have been working to raise the money needed to continue telling the story to their exacting, professional standards. The cast includes Emily Paton Davies, Leah Watson, Josh Hartwell, Jim Hunt, Andy Waldschmidt, Brian Colonna, Channel 9 news anchor Kirk Montgomery and others. Music by Bop Skizzum. Future episodes will feature Karen Slack, Jude Moran and more. Special effects were designed by nationally recognized make-up artist Todd Debreceni.

We were on set for the recent filming of Episode 2, and shot the photos featured below:

Photos: On the set of “After the Darklights”

To see caption information on any photo above, or to see the gallery on a mobile phone, click here. (It will be on the lower-left corner.) Or just click “show info” on any photo.

Here’s a link to a video podcast we aired in 2012 from the launch party for Episode 1.

Click here to subscribe to the Monthly E-Newsletter


Colorado theater schedules, however you like them:

All currently running theater productions

All theater listings by company
All theater listings by opening date

How you can donate to the Denver Actors Fund

The new Denver Actors Fund is a modest source of immediate, situational relief when members of the local theater community find themselves in sudden medical need. To donate to the Denver Actors Fund, please go here (with our humble thanks):

By John Moore

Award-winning arts journalist John Moore was named one of the 12 most influential theater critics in the United States by American Theatre Magazine during has 12 years at The Denver Post. Hen then created a groundbreaking new media outlet covering Colorado arts an culture as an in-house, multimedia journalist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. He also founded The Denver Actors Fund, a nonprofit that has raised more than $600,000 for theatre artists in medical need. He is now a journalist for hire as the founder of Moore Media Colorado. You can find samples of his work at MooreJohn.Com. Contact him at