Joseph Adama’s clumsiness got his character booted out of New Cap City on “Caprica,” but Richard Harmon has no plans on leaving the genre anytime soon.
Harmon, who played Heracles in a three-episode stint on Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica” spinoff last month, has been cast in the independent film “Judas Kiss,” according to gay-themed science-fiction site DoorQ. Harmon, 18, will play Danny Reyes, a gay film student who attends a university “at the crossroads of parallel timelines.” There he will be caught in a “tug of war between a tortured past and a troubling future.”
The film, which is scheduled to be shot in late summer in Seattle, is directed by J.T. Tepnapa and written by Carlos Pedraza. Tepnapa is an actor and a director, probably best known to genre fans in his stint playing Hikaru Sulu in the fan-produced “Star Trek: New Voyages.” He’s also directed nearly a dozen smaller projects, according to his Internet Movie Database profile.
Pedraza also comes from “New Voyages,” adapting David Gerrold’s “Blood and Fire” script to the online series. Both also were involved in “Star Trek: Hidden Frontier,” another fan-produced Star Trek series.
Casting continues for “Judas Kiss,” which is described as a science-fiction indie drama. It already stars Charlie David from “Dante’s Cove,” Belgium actor Timo Descamps, and adult film star Brent Corrigan, who has been making a push into mainstream films in recent years, including a cameo in “Milk” and a small role in “The Big Gay Musical.”
Harmon, a native of Vancouver, British Columbia, has made appearances in genre projects such as “Smallville” on The CW, “Fringe” on Fox and the winter film “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” but still had to do a videotape audition, competing with more than 1,000 Los Angeles actors, according to the film’s production team.
“Danny struck me right away as a very relatable character,” Harmon said, according to DoorQ. “Once I read the whole script, I knew this movie was something that I would be so blessed to be a part of. I know people will be able to really connect to what he feels throughout the movie, and I’m going to have lots of fun with it.”
“Judas Kiss” will be Tepnapa’s first feature film. It is not clear what kind of funding the film has, or if a distributor has been located yet. However, that is common among independent films. It is being produced by Blue Seraph Productions, which is run by Tepnapa and Pedraza.
The film likely would be released in 2011.