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an original idea by Paul Harmon
Michael Brindley, Paul Harmon (screenplay), Paul Harmon (story)
The Dark Room is a 1982 Australian thriller film directed by Paul Harmon, son of Bill Harmon.
The Dark Room (1982 film) Wikipedia
Ray Sangster, a bored middle class man, has an affair with a younger woman, Nicky. Rays son Mike discovers the affair and becomes obsessed with Nicky.
Michael Brindley wrote a script based on a story by himself and Paul Harmon. Basil Appleby was originally meant to be producer but financiers Filmco did not want him to do the job and Malcolm Smith did it. Then Smith left and documentary producer Tom Haydon produced instead.
There was a two week rehearsal period in which actors rewrote dialogue and treated Harmon badly. Three weeks into the seven week shoot the completion guarantors saw the footage and suggested Harmon be fired but the producer refused. Film editor Ron Adamson died and had to be replaced by Don Saunders.
The film failed to obtain a cinema release.
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