Locally Set, Shot & Produced ‘Dark Meridian’ Wraps Production

by Gretchen Erickson on October 5, 2016


Dark Meridian,” a Big Easy-based crime thriller featuring a solid cast of native talent, has recently completed production in New Orleans. The locally-produced independent film shot throughout the summer and marks the directing debut of Rankin Hickman, who also penned the script.

In “Dark Meridian” Detective Spencer Soleno (James Moses Black, “Terminator Genysis”) finds himself in the middle of a dispute between warring crime families. Entrusted to protect one of the crime lord’s sons, Tevi Marek (Dave Davis, “True Detective”), the two must work together to unravel the identity of a captive man (Billy Slaughter, “The Magnificent Seven”) before a killer on the loose reaches his other targets.

Rounding out the ensemble are Paul Rae (“True Grit”), Christopher Berry (“The Free State of Jones”), David Kallaway (“The Magnificent Seven”), Clint James (“Salem”), Jody Mullins (“NCIS: New Orleans), Alexander Babara (“Triple 9”), Oscar Gale (“The Big Short”), and Daneen Tyler (“Deepwater Horizon”).

Jimi Woods (“White Rabbit”), Jacky Lee Morgan (“Camera Store”), and Rankin Hickman produce under their Good Fly Productions banner, in association with Panta Rei Productions. Ronald M. Lamarque and Billy Slaughter executive produce.

The film has recently inked a deal with international sales outfit, Reason8 Films, toward a 2017 release.