Well, first of all I want to say that I'm very proud of what has come out of Damon Dark, especially the creation of spin off/related shows like Vincent Kosmos, Young Damon Dark and Dr.Lansing Chronicles.
But as you may be aware, I've announced an end to the current webseries. Does this mean an end to Damon Dark itself? Well, obviously, the episodes all exist in my archives, safely stored on an external hard drive and they are all available on YouTube, Openfilm. com, Revver and Daily Motion. So they are all there to be enjoyed. And ofcourse, Damon Dark has existed before YouTube, too. It was a short film and an attempted feature film project in the early 90s. It was also a Community TV series in the late 1990s and a professional pilot in 2000. And I've even self-published a novel.
So Damon Dark is not ceasing to exist!
But the real question is, what is its future going to be? Well, I feel that the current version on YouTube has suffered somewhat from circumstances at my end. I don't like to make excuses, I think we can change our circumstances. But I also realise these things take time and effort and commitment.
Because I have small, pre-school age children and work two jobs, I often find it hard to get the time to shoot. And if I try to introduce other people into that mix, it complicates it even more.
I think Damon Dark can be revived, in a new form. But how? What is the best way for it's future to manifest? A short film? An independent feature film (which could be eventually uploaded in segments, in serial-fashion)? Or should it become a series of books? Or audio dramas? All these ideas and more are things I have considered at various times.
I have no wish to see Damon Dark end completely, but I have ended what I was doing because it was becoming a problem for me. It's frustrating when you want to do bigger and better, but you're not achieving that.
So...what should the future of Damon Dark be? That is my question to my friends? At the end of the day, I feel there can be a revival in the future. How soon that happens, and what form it takes, needs to be decided on with care, patience and thought.
Dr.Who and Star Trek both came back after a long time. I hope it wont take that long. But again, I feel if Damon Dark returns, it needs to be special, it needs to be "worth the wait"! Know what I mean?