HADEAN
 
 
Studio: josephkw
 
Review Count: 41
Average Rating: 4.98 stars
Genre: Horror
Length: 17 minutes 59 seconds
 
Posted on: August 30, 2007
 
 
Film Description
PLEASE view this film in FULL SCREEN mode (double click the movie screen after the film starts playing). There are also several dark scenes so you might wish to dim the room lights or brighten the monitor.

One year ago I released "Quietus". I then released a short prequel to the movie (in unfinished form) and released as "Quietus III". I initially planned to complete this film, but instead rewrote and expanded upon it into a brand new story. Originally I intended to use classical music for the soundtrack, but decided it would be better enhanced with a more primal and chaotic feel. I hope you enjoy what I did with it.

For some reason my thumbnail did not upload (a first for me). Also, please excuse the illegible end credits (low online res). So here are the credits and thanks to all the great VA's and modders without whom this film could not have been created.

Written & Directed by Joseph Kwong
Water and Foliage Effects by the Bongoman

CAST
K4Ownzall as Prof. Henry
Goofparade as Mr. Daniels
Joseph Kwong as Jakong
Bezzer36 as Mr. Bezzer
Roger as Capt. Malcolm
Joseph Kwong as Lord Ascough
PostModernChuck as Mr. Wesley
RJAnaconda as Marooned Mariner
Howitzer as the Redcoat
Special Appearance by Dulci

Special Visual and Sound Effects
by Joseph Kwong

Music by Saelynh

Credits Background by Mishlof

Costumes by Gingarilla, Ranger21, BusStopWilly, Rogue
Props by RikVargard, Fraas, Ozman, Frenhofer

Sets by MarvellousGuppiMovies, Tarison

New Scenes by Dr_House

Special Makeup By the Bongoman

Special Overlays by SherwinLiu


Fun fact: The mysterious chant, when read backwards, spells out "Joe Kwong" :)
 
Featured Reviews
- trewill7

One word, My God this film was AMAZING in every aspect of the word. Well, that was more like, 12 words, but you get my drift. Joseph, again you have cranked out a masterpiece, but what's one to expect from such a talented writer and director.

My favorite thing about this film, is the atmosphere, just the way you created the island and the eerie feel of it's wayward forest, was sheer brillance. My favortie scene, was the brief scuffle after the captain orders the villagers to be killed, that was very, very well edited. You made excellent use of those scenes and it gave them a very fresh appeal. Now, do i even have to acknowledge the special effects? I cannot even begin to understand how it is you do what you do; those effects where mind raping. That's all i can really say about them as to not spoil the movie.

No matter how eerie or comedic your film's are Joseph, you always manage in incorporate a metaphorical message within, i just hope other viewers will be able to figure it out for themselves.

Chaulk up another Masterpiece for Mr. Josephkw.

-tre

Posted on September 4, 2007
- capemedia

OK Joseph, you are by far one of the elite directors of TMO and such should be proud of another outstanding �??The Movies�?? made piece.

Every aspect of this was perfect, from the excellently written script, though to the voice acting. Production was crafted well and the use of the resources was used brilliantly.

If I have any problem it is that I feel, like others like you. That you are a big fish in a small pond and should move away from TMO movies into full fledged animation. I can only imagine what you could do with Antics, iClone or other software of this ilk.

Again well done for a truly superb movie but I do urge you to consider moving onto bigger and better things.

All the best.

Cape.

Posted on September 1, 2007
- goofparade

Wow! When I read the script ( and I know I've said this before) I wondered how the hell you going to put all of this together due to it's epic script, scope and execution factor requirements.This time really for sure!!

But for you Joseph.. the imaginable can indeed become reality even given the limited scope of this software. That's the challenge you take on... and win every time.
And you do it all with panache and flair!
You got some excellent voice performances there (cough cough K, J and P) and yourvision just drives the visuals along so nicely.
Everything is so solid in Hadean, with extra care placed on the sound effects.
Really, you cross your T's and dot your I's and it's no secret that makes you a great all around filmaker. (actor too)

Once again, I'm reminded why it's fun to work with you,


gp

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Trashman

You never fail to entertain me.
The story was presented with your trademark style:a great mixture of involving dialogue,creative use of scenes,and a nice sprinkling of sharp-looking special-effects.Nothing is blown out of proportion.Everything has it's place and you fit all the pieces together wonderfully with your meticulously constructed storyline.
Some good(and bad lol)characters,overshadowed by a sinister plant,which may possibly require the scientific/medical community to add new name to the list of phobias that people have...Velocireptansylvestrisaphobia sounds about right haha!
Excellent VO by all involved,and kudos to you for bringing it all together with your distinctive style.
Nicely done Joseph:-)

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Bezzer36

Loved it.

With each new movie, you excell in storytelling, visual effects, atmosphere, cinematic quality, camera work, editing and, well...you certainly know the score my friend!

This ranks up there with your finest and I can't tell you how pleased I am to have been a part of this...and without spoiling the movie too much...what a way to go!

Top notch VO performances all round and a brilliant score that further adds to the already brilliantly realised atmosphere.

Superb.

Posted on August 30, 2007
- nukester

Amazing film Joseph! you have re-told this story with a great adventure in which I was fully absorbed into! You fused all aspects well together to create a gem of a movie. Fantastic Nuketastic use of Overlays,Music,Scenes and Free-Cam capture the viewers imagination. I felt as though that Island was as real as anything and those special effects were so effective given the circumstances of events. What I enjoyed most about this was your editting and use of scenes which really made things refreshings. The fight sequences were particularly refreshing and your timings and execution were impressive.

Overall yet another brilliant film that deserves all the success it will get, but for now..

Nuke Well on Hadean!

Posted on August 30, 2007
 
Reviews
- bongoman

Really cool storyline, Joseph, very well conceived. I enjoyed your discreet use of overlays and tasteful placement of music throughout as well. A class act all the way, and very entertaining.

Posted on September 7, 2007
- simpsdog

Fantastic movie! Awesome story which just engrossed me. Great mods, pacing, editing, music, VO, etc. Just perfect. The fight scenes were very well edited. Congratulations to everyone involved!

Posted on September 7, 2007
- jamestkirk

Another outstanding movie from the mind of kwong. I dont know where you come up with these ideas but they are incredible. The Mod work is second to none, and the soundtrack DEFINETLY intensifies the mood of the movie.
I look forward to each of your releases as I strive to reach your level of perfection! In other words " Great flick, cant wait to see more"

Posted on September 6, 2007
- artorious

I don't know what I could say that hasn't already been said. This is a great film in every aspect.
The story had a great feel to it. It's very well thought out and written and creepy aswell.
The use of overlays, backdrops and props was perfect.
The Voice actors are to be commended for bringing each character to life. The dialogue was well written and flowed naturally.
Great job of direction and use of freem cam.
Just awesome work here. We should all aspire to be so good.

Posted on September 4, 2007
- hmrubicon

Great job as always!

Posted on September 4, 2007
- pegleg

An epic movie with not only an ensemble cast but also some of TMO's finest modders on hand to create a movie with a genuine big budget feel.
The script gives all your cast chance to shine and they do so with a-plomb. The back drop and mod work take the feel of the movie way beyond the average person's expectations of the games possibilities. Time and again I was think how did you do that? The music also added an ambience which was used wisely. It added mood and tension in all the right places.

Posted on September 4, 2007
- trewill7

One word, My God this film was AMAZING in every aspect of the word. Well, that was more like, 12 words, but you get my drift. Joseph, again you have cranked out a masterpiece, but what's one to expect from such a talented writer and director.

My favorite thing about this film, is the atmosphere, just the way you created the island and the eerie feel of it's wayward forest, was sheer brillance. My favortie scene, was the brief scuffle after the captain orders the villagers to be killed, that was very, very well edited. You made excellent use of those scenes and it gave them a very fresh appeal. Now, do i even have to acknowledge the special effects? I cannot even begin to understand how it is you do what you do; those effects where mind raping. That's all i can really say about them as to not spoil the movie.

No matter how eerie or comedic your film's are Joseph, you always manage in incorporate a metaphorical message within, i just hope other viewers will be able to figure it out for themselves.

Chaulk up another Masterpiece for Mr. Josephkw.

-tre

Posted on September 4, 2007
- BiggsTrek

Another brilliant epic by josephkw... Great story, and great story telling.
Some very nice voice performances as well. And excellent use of mods.

You are putting the rest of us to shame... 1 STAR!!! (lol, just kidding)

(Do I dare predict a THIRD win???)

Posted on September 4, 2007
- DanielH20

Outstanding Job Joseph!! I havn't seen "Quietus" yet, I might check that out too. VO casts is great and visual effect is terrific! I give this movie an A+. Can't wait to see more of your project.

Posted on September 4, 2007
- chrisu69

-------wow-------

Posted on September 2, 2007
- Primaer

Hm, I really can't remember that you made a part III of quietus, but as it looks like this seems to be the better version and so I'm quiet a bit happy that I only know this one. Great music and good VOs care for a really nice acoustic, but the visuals are once more stunning. Alright, a bit the overlays have a little bit B-movie touch as it looks to me. That's so, because some look a bit cheap to me. But the backdrops and the camera angles work great together, so you created an amazing atmosphere for a great prequel. Worth of 5 stars, no doubt about that.

Posted on September 2, 2007
- axecinema

What a revamp! This is not Quietus as I know it! This is an improvement!
You never cease to amaze me Joseph, your style of directing and your execution just leaves me in awe every time. I envy you!

The Voice-overs were just incredible, that was some quality acting! k4 always turns a perfect film into an impeccable masterpiece! :-)

I love this movie!

Posted on September 2, 2007
- Sith

Enchanting, marvelous and epic! A great wonderful new edition to the "Quietus" films and definetly one of a kind. Some VO didn't seem to fit smoothly in the film but the acting was good. The script was fantastic and brilliant yet again. Great job.

Posted on September 1, 2007
- k4ownzall

Come to the island! ===K4===
Great performances. I liked Roger as the Captain, a natural for him! The effects were shocking, surprising, and well executed. I thought Dulci's performance was as stiff as a tree. Wonderful sets, fantastic story! I was appreciative of the embellishment with sound effects. I was very fortunate to have been a part of Hadean with such a fine cast as GoofParade, PMC, Bezzer, RJAnaconda, Howitzer, Roger, Dulci, and the immpecable Joseph. Commendable work by the modders as noted in Joseph's Movie description, who make our movies fresh! It is always a joy to be a part of Joseph's creative works.

Posted on September 1, 2007
- jameseva

My expectations are always high for a JosephKw production and I�??m happy to say you managed to surpass them again with Hadean.

The dramatic introduction and superb narrative pulled me into the movie immediately.
And what a movie it was! The original and inventive story left me thoroughly entertained.

Technically superb and visually impressive, I can not find fault with Hadean, The voice actors all did a tremendous job and the use of sound helped build the perfect atmosphere for the piece.

As always the dialogue is intelligent and superbly written, Every project you work on is superb, You truly have a talent for writing, every script you put your hand to is pure gold.

Hadean is 17 mins of excellence!

Posted on September 1, 2007
- capemedia

OK Joseph, you are by far one of the elite directors of TMO and such should be proud of another outstanding �??The Movies�?? made piece.

Every aspect of this was perfect, from the excellently written script, though to the voice acting. Production was crafted well and the use of the resources was used brilliantly.

If I have any problem it is that I feel, like others like you. That you are a big fish in a small pond and should move away from TMO movies into full fledged animation. I can only imagine what you could do with Antics, iClone or other software of this ilk.

Again well done for a truly superb movie but I do urge you to consider moving onto bigger and better things.

All the best.

Cape.

Posted on September 1, 2007
- dnr

Joseph you are a true movie maker. Every aspect of this movie was perfect. The va's were all incredible. The music was perfect. The editing flawless and the visual effects were awesome. You my friend have a talent. Great Job

Posted on August 31, 2007
- dulci

Really enjoyable! I'm glad to have been a part of this production.

Posted on August 31, 2007
- kate_lee

Wonderful! Very 19 century. All voice actors are great, and the lines are nicely polished. Great!

Posted on August 31, 2007
- sparky1512

Another classic JKW production. This movie is totally original, very engaging and brilliantly executed. The story ticks along at just the right pace, explains just enough but doesn't spoon feed the plot to the audience. Costumes, mods, sets, fx were all fanmtastic. How you did some of them i don't know but the end result of your efforts is a smooth, slick and seamless production. The music was always in the background, never overshadowing the action of vo's but complimenting them beautifully. Vo's were very good through out and script was well written and well concieved. Nice work my friend.

cheers

Posted on August 31, 2007
- Aoimtxvzlmser

To be honest: "Hadean" doesn't really reach the strengh of a "Quietus" Saga. But that doesn't mean that Hadean is a bad movie. No. Far from it. "Quietus" is just one of my top five Series here on TMO and it is hard to beat it!
If I avoid this comparison to your masterpiece, I see a strong and entertaining Machinima. It's dark, it's creepy and it's full of typical high-quality JosephKw Special-Effect orgies. The technical side of this production was absolutely solid. The music was good. A typical JosephKw. This is the strengh and the weakness of this flick all at once.
"Hadean" knows how to entertain. It's a strong flick. But it is a way too typical for me, because I see as regards content a lot of connections to your "Quietus" opus.
Don't get me wrong. "Hadean" still sticks out of the huge amount of machinima on this site. It deserves 5 stars. It has everything a good horror/thriller needs.
With this flick, you are able to beat 97% of the remaining flicks on TMO. But you are not able to beat yourself.

Additionally I have to say that reviews for your other flicks which I shamefully haven't rated so far will follow soon. :)

Posted on August 31, 2007
- rjanaconda

OUTSTANDING!!!

Very entertaining film. From start to finish you get drawn in to this interesting story. I would have to say my fav part would be the knife fight because it takes a lot of creative editing to make that scene look fresh. The music was a good fit didn't stand out or draw attention to much. All the VOs were crisp and clear. Good work on the visuals.

Posted on August 31, 2007
- OlliEntertainment

Fantastic!!!

Film on!!

Posted on August 31, 2007
- goofparade

Wow! When I read the script ( and I know I've said this before) I wondered how the hell you going to put all of this together due to it's epic script, scope and execution factor requirements.This time really for sure!!

But for you Joseph.. the imaginable can indeed become reality even given the limited scope of this software. That's the challenge you take on... and win every time.
And you do it all with panache and flair!
You got some excellent voice performances there (cough cough K, J and P) and yourvision just drives the visuals along so nicely.
Everything is so solid in Hadean, with extra care placed on the sound effects.
Really, you cross your T's and dot your I's and it's no secret that makes you a great all around filmaker. (actor too)

Once again, I'm reminded why it's fun to work with you,


gp

Posted on August 30, 2007
- userjosh9874

WOO-HOO!

This was an awesome movie! Everything here was up to par. The special effects were simply amazing! The music created the perfect balance of horror, tension, and suspence! The backdrops and inventive use of freecam/editing really made this movie stand out to me. The VO's were superb, and the use of mods fit into this production quite nicely! So, technically speaking, this movie was flawless!

Now for the story...

Wow Joseph! What a great way to expand on the Quietus series! The story here was inventive, original, and very entertaining! A well done horror/adventure movie set in this time period is very rare on this site, and I could imagine how difficult it was to produce such an amazing feat! The use of dialect really gave this movie an authentic feel! With perfect music, top-notch VO's, and an amazing story, this movie earns a well deserved five star review from me!

:)

Posted on August 30, 2007
- nahton

Joseph, that was an excellent piece of storytelling and a great backstory to the Quietus saga. Actually, I guess it was more of a "middle" story.

The special effects were awesome, the voice actors were superb, and your imagination knows no bounds. I think you made a good call with the music. It fit perfectly. Good Luck in The Lovecraft competition!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Trashman

You never fail to entertain me.
The story was presented with your trademark style:a great mixture of involving dialogue,creative use of scenes,and a nice sprinkling of sharp-looking special-effects.Nothing is blown out of proportion.Everything has it's place and you fit all the pieces together wonderfully with your meticulously constructed storyline.
Some good(and bad lol)characters,overshadowed by a sinister plant,which may possibly require the scientific/medical community to add new name to the list of phobias that people have...Velocireptansylvestrisaphobia sounds about right haha!
Excellent VO by all involved,and kudos to you for bringing it all together with your distinctive style.
Nicely done Joseph:-)

Posted on August 30, 2007
- jakechief

Story: A+

Music: A+

Title Appeal: A

VOs: A+

APPEAL: A+

OVERALL: A+

Comment: Oh man. Not another fabulous movie by the Joseph Kwong one of the best film makers in TMO history. This was amazing. THUMBS WAY UP!! I loved it. I loved the costumes, music, title, everything, every thing... loved it. Make more horrors and I will look on at other movies you got. Also, keep on making films. I think I am your number 1 fan. GO JOSEPH KWONG!!! Woo. Keep rolling the camera and I would like to be in one of your films. coffey.jake@gmail.com That is my e-mail... we can talk there. Just amazing.Loved it all.

Congratulations, You have just won the J.Y.T. Award

Congratulations, You have won the Chief Award

You are now entered into the Best Movie Of The Year Award

Lights, Camera, Joseph

Posted on August 30, 2007
- kwistufa

That was an awesome Storyline Joseph.
Enjoyed this movie very much. Splendid on every Level.
Well done to all involved!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Howitzer

This was a very interesting movie.
Your use of effects and mods is amazing, a true visual feast for the imagination. The VOs were very well acted on all parts, a great cast.
My favourite part of this movie, as with others of the 'Quietus' storyline, is the use of sound effects and music. The background always seems alive and when the music isn't building on tension or emotion, the sounds are of a living breathing world and in some cases a fear deep in the mind.
The camera work was very well used, especially in conjunction with your uses of scenery and props.
I felt that this one was a little too drawn out. Some of the time I felt as if I wanted something more. I guess this was the idea, to create mystery yet I felt a little frustration.
Overall this is a superb film that you should be proud of, and I am honered to have worked with you.

Posted on August 30, 2007
- dante906v2

Wow.
Just Wow.

Perfect everyway possible!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- sisch

Wow Joseph! I'm always happy when I receive a pm from you, telling me you have a new movie out, because I just know that I will be pulled into a great story, with amazing special effects, wonderful voiceactors and music! :)
I loved the original Quietus, and this new take on the story is just amazing! Love the new story!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- TheFlyingDuDe-Films

My dear Joseph,

again you have proofen that your filmmaker skills are reall really great. I say filmmaker, not director because the cast you mange to ensemble is always outstanding, your special effects are amazing, the music for your films fits perfect and your storys are very interesting and original.

Now to the film itself =). First I wanted to mention that PMC made an awsome performance, but so did everyone else of the cast so it wouldn´t be faire... The cam work was very good, but for you only average, the cam angels in "May Flowers" were a bit... more creative... just a feeling of mine. The music was choosen very well, but in one fight scene the music style didn´t fit for my feeling.

All in all another must see from JosephKW!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- bricksfilms

Ah good old Quietus, one of my favorite films on TMO! Great to see youfinally do this third installment, really is one of my favorite series. Excellent job to all the VA's, and Modders, all have done a wonderful job! Same to you Joseph! Nicelywritten and excellent story as usual!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- kell1608

Good job!! I love it!! Good storytelling!!
Please rate my movie Memories of Love and War.
Thank you!!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Fozz20

This film is truely amazing, it kept me hooked from the first to the last scene. The story itself was excellent and what really made everything come together was the special effects, I really couldn't have done it better. You have proven to be a very talented movie maker and this film fully deserves the 5 stars i am giving it.

Well Done.

Fozz =)

Posted on August 30, 2007
- RavensFan_09

Dang, I thought that was sweet! Great special effects, great plot, great mod use & scene selection, and a great cast. Also (don't quote me on this) this is probably the first historical horror on TMO! The fight scenes were well-edited as well! Thanks for rating my movies!

Posted on August 30, 2007
- ubernewbie

Well, normally I steer clear of historical flick of this period because of the game of game support. But this was a well crafted story with nice overlays, good VOs and for the most part, great costumes. The Captain and First officer had laughable uniforms IMHO. Nice camera work and great direction and editing. Really enjoyable all round.

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Bezzer36

Loved it.

With each new movie, you excell in storytelling, visual effects, atmosphere, cinematic quality, camera work, editing and, well...you certainly know the score my friend!

This ranks up there with your finest and I can't tell you how pleased I am to have been a part of this...and without spoiling the movie too much...what a way to go!

Top notch VO performances all round and a brilliant score that further adds to the already brilliantly realised atmosphere.

Superb.

Posted on August 30, 2007
- Active_Studios

Top film, Joesph.
A good cast you made.
VO's were amazing.
Anything is so amazing.
5 stars.

Active_Studios

Posted on August 30, 2007
- nukester

Amazing film Joseph! you have re-told this story with a great adventure in which I was fully absorbed into! You fused all aspects well together to create a gem of a movie. Fantastic Nuketastic use of Overlays,Music,Scenes and Free-Cam capture the viewers imagination. I felt as though that Island was as real as anything and those special effects were so effective given the circumstances of events. What I enjoyed most about this was your editting and use of scenes which really made things refreshings. The fight sequences were particularly refreshing and your timings and execution were impressive.

Overall yet another brilliant film that deserves all the success it will get, but for now..

Nuke Well on Hadean!

Posted on August 30, 2007