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Ill Met by Moonlight**or, A Midsummer Night Dreame

Synopsis
Low-budget feature film offering a gothic punk version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Oberon is a Fagan-like poet playing Pied Piper to the street children followers he employs to control drug traffic; Puck is a roller blader.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1994
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No distributor or archive copy found (2006)

Credits

Director
S.P. Somtow
Cinematographer
Russell J. Lyster
Screenplay
S.P. Somtow
Music
Somtow Sucharitkul
Production Design
David Hogan
Cast
Robert Z’DarTheseus
PremikaHippolyta
Tim SullivanOberon
Trevor HilajelPuck (Robin Goodfellow)
Andrew SteinerRobin Starveling
Ed BryantPeter Quince
Fate FatalFrancis Flute
George KaganovichCobweb
Judy Fei Fei WengHelena
Michael Jon KhandelwalTom Snout
Morgan H. MargolisLysander
Richard MarksSnug
Robert DitillioDemetrius
Ron FordNick Bottom
Timothy BottomsEgeus
vanina SucharitkulPeaseblossom
Victor WoeltjenMoth
William John HaittMustardseed

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
punk; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Budget $200,000. Shot on Super 16mm.
General
The film was filmed almost entirely in Los Angeles, and at night. An IMDb user notes that the role of Oberon (Tim Sullivan) is played, at the director’s request, in a vocal imitation of Nick Nolte.
History
The film was not given a general release.
Reviews
Filmmaker, (vol.3, no.1 Autumn, 1994), p50.

Production Company

Name

Moonlight Limited Partnership

Name

Titania Pictures

Address
USA

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Fax
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Address
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