An astonishingly review! Seriously, it’s astonishingly kind and cool!
"Sparks is one of the most astonishing pieces of work we’ve seen in a while. If this sounds like we’re gushing, you better believe it – aesthetically this is a thing of beauty, making a mockery of its DIY, Credit Card-sponsored production, while the rich and layered screenplay benefits from some astounding performances. We genuinely can’t recall the last time a film came from left-field that blew us away in such a fashion.”
-Peyton Westlake, dragondark.co.uk
"Sparks is a mish-mash of genres the likes of which have rarely been seen before, all while boasting a hugely distinctive digital look"
"Sparks - brought to the screen by Folino and co-director Todd Burrows – is another ‘real life superhero’ story akin to Watchmen, Super, Defendor or Kick-Ass right? Wrong. This takes the darkness that proves so popular in such tales and dials the tone right down to noir, providing a living and breathing 1940s atmosphere; one that drips with mood that immaculately complements the perfectly-paced tale of secrets, lies and double-crosses that unfolds on-screen."
" Sparks is a story of love and redemption at its heart; the tale of a flawed man that makes bad decisions, and struggles to live with the consequences thereof."
"Williamson takes a difficult lead and makes it his own, portraying Ian Sparks’ descent from bright-eyed would-be superhero to washed-up cynic with the comfort and range of a thesp twice his age; wholly convincing as a man destroyed by love, Sparks never loses our sympathy, even when he’s a hard man to like."
"His female co-star, meanwhile, is a revelation; a literal Bell(e) of the superhero ball. Wearing the costume of Lady Heavenly with the comfort and confidence that only a real-life superhero nut could manage, Bell effortless weds this unapologetic ass-kickery to to an effortless elegance out of spandex, bringing to mind the great and glamorous stars of the golden age of Hollywood."
"Sparks also builds its own universe in time at all, offering a unique lexicon of slang that never feels out of place and gloriously retro costumes and make-up. There are no Spider-Man-style hitherto-untapped seamstress skills here; the crime-fighting costumes are gorgeous to look at, these guys genuinely resemble DIY superheroes from a post-war era, utilising the limited materials that would have been available at the time such as domino masks and common fabrics."
"Sparks is the kind of project that should restore faith in low-budget film-making for even the most cynical and embittered genre fan, and a labour of love that deserves all the support that a community can offer."
I wish I lived in the UK, I would ask my wife to bake a cake and I would deliver the cake to the folks at dragon dark.co.uk. And I would bring them beer also.
I would be delivering a lot of Cake and Beer to the press in the UK, they’ve been very kind and supportive of the movie!
True story, last night, I went to sleep after an episode of “Doctor Who “with my son Dominic and daughter Angelina.
I told Dominic “Dream of the Tardis and that it takes you somewhere fun in the future!”
I know 8 years ago I would have needed a Tardis and the Pope to convince me that Sparks would have a future outside my notebook!
Here’s to making all your dreams a reality in the near future! Go make your own Tardis and never give up!