Friday, August 10, 2012

Nighthawks is now on YouTube

Here it is folks. Nighthawks is now on YouTube. Please feel free to share. Thank you to cast and crew for all your hard work, support and patience.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

IMDB page is up.

Yes! We now have an IMDB page. The sad news is is that when I entered in all the cast and crew information with 'Withoutabox' for the Toronto International Film Festival application I assumed all the information would be forwarded to IMDB when the page was created. I was wrong. So I have to re-enter everything and we won't see results for at least a week or more. That being said it's all in the works and that's a good thing. Again if anybody sees any errors on my part let me know and I'll deal with it as quickly as I can.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another long overdue update

Well, after many fun and challenging days of shooting (and re-shooting) and untold hours of editing the project has been compiled to the point that we can start considering the film festival circuit. It's still in what's termed a rough cut stage with a bit more work to do but it's in a much more snappy and presentable state than the overlong first rough cut.
Music rights are in the works with 'Jets Overhead' and I'm still working on the 'Heartache People' song with Warner/Chappell. Michael Goudge (the fine actor who played Isaac) is also on board to provide songs from his next CD from his band 'The Amortals'. I'll soon provide a link to their Myspace page.
First entry on the festival circuit is The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Yup, the big one here in North America. Fingers are crossed big time on this one. The extra bonus of even entering TIFF is that 'Nighthawks' will be granted it's own page on IMDB. Can't wait! When it's up and running please inform me if you see any mistakes I might have made in the cast and crew entries. I have to admit to a bit of scrambling and late nights for the last couple of days so I might have made some errors.
I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank everybody again for participating in 'Nighthawks'. It was a great pleasure meeting and working with all of you and I hope you please keep in touch. For now I wish each and everyone of you the greatest level of success and good fortune in the years to come.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Roles for Nighthawks

This is just a reminder for those who have contacted me in regards to roles for Nighthawks. It's true that I've started casting for some of the roles in the first installment of the project but there are many roles I've yet to fill for the next couple of episodes so, please, don't feel your being overlooked as I will be contacting you for reads once this all gets underway. If everything goes as planned this may go on for sometime with some very interesting and out there stories.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Another casting session

A big 'thank you' to all who showed up for the last auditions. Now it's time for round 2. A pretty notice like the previous one will be posted shortly but in a nutshell it will be at Cinevic again this Saturday, Aug.1 from 10 am to 5 pm. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Non Union Casting Call:

Nighthawks – Independent Feature Film

Written & Directed By: Art Messenger

Produced By: Robyn Unwin, Melissa de Haan, Jordan Clark


FRIDAY JULY 24th, 2009 5PM-10PM &

SATURDAY JULY 25th, 2009 9AM-4PM


Cinevic Society of Independent Filmmakers
2202 Douglas St
Victoria BC

The following is a call for the upcoming project entitled "Nighthawks" which is the story of Lee, a returning Afghan vet who, after returning to his rural home, makes the decision to pursue his artistic hopes in the city. Guided by a childhood friend Lee comes to the city and soon meets fellow artistic bohemians who share the same hopes and aspirations he does all the while dealing with the realities of living in the hard world of urban street life; a world fraught with drugs, violence and emotional pitfalls. Lee's experiences of dealing with the homeless, the addicted and the disenfranchised lead him to better understand the world around him, his art and, most importantly, himself


Gender/ Age



Male 25-35

Both mischievous and irreverent Dylan is still capable of insight and thoughtfulness. Lee's best friend since childhood. 



Female 20-30

Somewhat hard around the edges Sam is a woman used to a certain amount freedom and has no problem 'calling 'em as she sees 'em'.



Female 20-30

Carm has an exotic flair who, like Sam, prefers to call her own shots but generally has a more gentle demeanor. Sam's closest friend.



Female 35-45

Barbara is a local gallery owner who's interest in the arts almost matches her 'cougarish' nature. Outwardly confident and chic she's most comfortable when she 'lets her hair down'.



Male 25-35

Isaac is the local tough guy who has his hand in drugs, prostitution etc. Isaac's ambitions to climb the crime ladder leads to confrontations with Lee and his friends.



Male 55-65

Tom is Lee's father. A rugged hardworking country man with a wry sense of humour.



Male 20-30

Lee's brother. Pete is somewhat more stoic than Lee with a more 'common sense' approach to life.



Female 20-30

Young and beautiful Stacy is the love Lee leaves behind. Feisty and usually good humoured Stacy has a bit of a rough and tumble aspect to her.



Male 20-25

Lee's younger brother. Kyle has an adventurous streak and has been known to get in trouble on a few occasions. 



Male 35+Chris has been living on the streets for some time. There is a certain sageness and gentleness that belies what we might perceive would be the case considering how hard life must be for him.         

Please book your time through 

You may also show up during the times specified – we will get you in as soon as possible. 

Sides will be provided beforehand for confirmed appointments and also at the casting sessions.

For more information please visit

Thank you.