The Last Incantation

An adaptation of the short story by Clark Ashton Smith

Dedicated to the memory of Actor Jack Donner

CAST

Actor Brian Hutton

Brian Hutton

Malygris
Actor Roxanne Stathos

Roxanne Stathos

Nylissa
Actor Nick Costa

Nic Costa

The Voice of the Daemon Familiar

Crew

Woodruff Laputka

Director & Co-Producer

Andrew Migliore

Producer & Writer

Tehben Dean

Cinematography & Co-Producer

Rob Taylor

Art Director & Production Design

Story

Malygris, an ancient necromancer, has learned all that there is to learn having mastered all occult lore, all forbidden knowledge, and having dominion over the spirits of earth and sea and air... and the living and the dead. But his knowledge of the dark arts is no longer enough to assuage the black ennui of his days. With cryptic guidance from his daemon familiar, Malygris seeks to summon his long-lost love, Nylissa, from beyond the grave where he still has one lesson to learn... from the last incantation.

About

The Last Incantation is an independent 21 minute long film based on the short story by Clark Ashton Smith and is the result of having partnered with WoodTeb (A Motion Picture Company).

Clark Ashton Smith was a poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction who was one of the major contributors to the golden age of Weird Tales magazine in the late 1920s through the late 1930s. He was in good company with Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft.

This adaptation was over a 10 year long journey started by Andrew Migliore and realized by the creative efforts of Woodruff Laputka, Tehben Dean, and Rob Taylor.

We hope that The Last Incantation will be the first in a whole line of Weird Tale and Cosmic Horror film adaptations.

Our thanks goes out to author Scott Connors and the Clark Ashton Smith Estate for supporting this project.

EVENTS

October 4, 5, 6

Portland, Oregon

Credits

Associate Producers

Dylan Thomas & William Stowers

Production Manager

Tessa Ribitsch

Key Grip / Gaffer / Studio Manager

Dan Ackerman

FX Unit Gaffer

Patrick Blevins

1st AD

Kelly McCrillis

1st AC

Amanda Kulmac

Script Supervisor / Continuity

Andrew Migliore

Production Sound Mixer

Jebarri Dean

Hair, Makeup & Wardrobe

Sara Dickman

Costume Design

Kira Cruz Uribe Brown

Miniature Modeling

Langley West

Set PAs

Stephen Jenkins, Vernon Vinciguerra, Kale Henderson, Kelly Riordon, Alex Stid, Bryna Smith

Post

Edited by

Woodruff Laputka

Colorist

Tehben Dean

Post-Sound Design

Jebarri Dean

ADR Recording Engineer

Derek M. Koch

VFX Supervisor

Rob Taylor

Compositing

Rob Taylor, Neil Taylor, Nebhet Naed

Art Dept

Art Director

Rob Taylor

Graphic Design and Set Dressing

Amanda LeDoux

Prop Fabrication

Rachel Sitner

Set Fabrication

Jubal Nance

Daemon Familiar Fabrication

Kam Gates, Rob Taylor, Jubal Nance

THANKS

THE FILMMAKERS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO MADE THIS A REALITY

The Clark Ashton Smith Estate & Bill Dorman

Scott Connors & Ronald S. Hilger

Paxton Gate Portland

Dan Ackerman

Joel Stirnkorb

Michael Koerner

Patrick Belvins & Taylor Stump

Efrem Peter

Stammtisch (Für diejenigen die immer hier sitzen)

Cafe Twenty-Six and the Coffee Clutch

Linda D‘Onofrio & Vincent Migliore

The Lurkers in the Lobby: Aaron Vanek, Christian Matzke, Scott Glancy, Mars, Frank Woodward, John Strysik, Gwen & Brian Callahan

and

Heidi Shepard

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR GUILELESS HEART BACKERS

  • Bill Sterr
  • Cathy Vasquez
  • Christopher Newell
  • Dan Alban
  • David A. Oakes
  • David Brownless
  • David Robinson
  • Doug Reddnour
  • Edmund Vosik
  • Frank H. Woodward
  • J. Chawley
  • James Candalino
  • James Nelson
  • Jonathan Hutchinson
  • Kim De Malpertuis
  • Kristen D. & Morgan L
  • Lewis Evans
  • Mathias Hansson
  • Matthew Carpenter
  • Michael Santora
  • Michael Tice
  • Michael Wild
  • Philip Gelatt
  • Rick Tillman
  • Ronald Tremblay
  • Ryan Brush
  • Scott Connors
  • Seth Timmins
  • Thom Ryng
  • Thomas Nicol
  • Traci Belanger
  • William A Dickman

Throne Skull Patrons

  • Henry Eshleman
  • Chris Kalley
  • Skinner

Daemon Familiar Patrons

  • Jonathan Cabildo
  • Rich Gain
  • Erik Mahan
  • James B. Serfling
  • Timothy Storey
  • Gregory Wier

Arcane Arts Patrons

  • Steven Cottrell
  • Chris Huning
  • J.S. Wells
  • Kaylen Wheeler
  • Brandon Watkins
  • Gary Moring
  • Jeffrey & Lisa Vaca
  • Hermon Joyner
  • Phillip Shuck
  • Keith Spears
  • Joshua King

“There is absolutely no justification for literature unless it serves to release the imagination from the bounds of everyday life.” — Clark Ashton Smith