Oct 162010
Ferocious Planet DVD poster

‘The Other Side’ movie starring Joe Flanigan was filmed in Ireland in August 2010 (see our shooting post) and should air on the channel Stateside sometime in 2011 (see our announcement post). Meanwhile, the movie is in post-production and there are some news about it:

On 13 October 2010, Douglas G. Davis, the writer, tweeted:

Douglas Davis DougD_NYC on Wed, 13 Oct 2010, 16:24:20 UTC via web
Watched the rough cut of THE OTHER SIDE with Joe Flanigan. AWESOME! You guys are going to love it!!!!

On 14 October 2010, an article appeared on The Irish Film & Television Network website:

.The Other Side editing

Windmill Lane Cuts ‘Other Side’ & ‘Roadkill’

Windmill Lane are currently posting two feature projects for Parallel Films. The TV movies, ‘The Other Side’ and ‘Roadkill’, being made for British Sci-fi channel Syfy, both filmed in Ireland during summer 2010 and are currently in the hands of Windmill’s expert VFX team.

With Gráinne Gavigan (The Clinic) editing the feature at Windmill, ‘The Other Side’ is directed by BAFTA nominee, Billy O’Brien (The Tale of the Rat that Wrote) and stars Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister) and John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark).

Written by Douglas G. Davis (Carny), the feature tells the story of a groundbreaking device designed to glimpse alternate universes. But when the machine malfunctions on its first demonstration and transports a group of observers into a nightmarish new dimension of bizarre alien terrors, the travellers must use ingenuity and courage to survive. But even if they stay alive, without a working transport, the group may never make it home.

’The Other Side’ is produced by Adrian Sturges (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and the director of photography is Peter Robertson (Disco Pig) who shot on locations in Dublin and Wicklow. The support cast includes Catherine Walker (Leap Year), Dagmar Doring (Georgian Underworld), Chris Newman (Song for a Raggy Boy), Robert Soohan (David Copperfield), Sam O’Mahony (Casualty) and Yare Jegbefune (Fair City).


On 5th November 2010, Adrian Sturges, the producer, tweeted:

Adrian Sturges adriansturges on Fri, 05 Nov 2010, 18:45:40 UTC
Finished mixing in Dublin, @JoeFlanigan battling the alien is looking and sounding excellent.

On 17th November 2010, Chris Newman, one of the actors, tweeted:

Chris Newman @Chrissymacc on 17 Nov 2010, 10:09 GMT
So apparently my new film with Joe Flanigan is no longer called The Other Side… It is now “Alien Abyss” ..Thoughts???

NEW! On 21st January 2011, RHI Entertainment published a full trailer for the movie (available in full HD!):


On 14th February 2011, finally news from SyFy Original Movies about this movie premiere: airing 9 April 2010 under a new title ‘Ferocious Planet’:

Karen O'Hara @SyfyMovies Karen O’Hara on 14 Feb 2011, 21:27 GMT
rt @GracieValenti q) No air date yet for The Other Side (Alien Abyss)? A) Just got word we’re airing April 9th, now called…. FEROCIOUS PLANET!

10 March 2011:

RHI Entertainment@RHI_Ent RHI Entertainment on 10 Mar 2011 4:17 GMT
In the UK, watch for it as THE OTHER SIDE!

So, it’s an official double name, one for each side of the pond: Ferocious Planet in USA and still The Other Side in UK.

NEW!!! 20 March 2011
Ferocious Planet DVD poster Ferocious Planet DVD is available now for preorder on Amazon.
The USA DVD is scheduled to be released on 7 July 2011.
(Thanks to Susan Beckner for passing this info to us)
(click on the thumbnail to see the poster in full size)


We will update this article when there is more information on the movie before it is aired.

  14 Responses to “‘The Other Side’ post-production digest”

  1. [UPD] #JFinfoJ New Post: 'The Other Side' post-production digest #theotherside http://bit.ly/baHMzG

  2. [UPD] #JFinfoJ: 'The Other Side' post-production digest (updated 2011/02/24) #ferociousplanet http://bit.ly/cBf8pR

  3. RT @FlanInfo: [UPD] #JFinfoJ: 'The Other Side' post-production digest (updated 2011/02/24) #ferociousplanet http://bit.ly/cBf8pR

  4. I’m glad we know the date for the movie. However, the new title leaves something to be desired. Syfy should have held a contest to let the fans rename the movie. The winner could have gotten Syfy goodies plus it would have been a lot of fun. April 9 is Joe Flanigan Night!!

  5. I wish they had kept the original title. Calling it “Ferocious Planet” is SO cheesy! OTOH “The Other Side” was a classy title.

  6. I saw the trailer of FEROCIOUS Planet which was originaly named The Other Side and it looks good. I am looking forward to seeing the movie April 9. Joe Flanigan is a good actor and hope to see him in more things.

  7. [UPD] #JFinfoJ 'The Other Side' post-production digest updated with DVD info #ferociousplanet http://bit.ly/baHMzG

  8. RT @FlanInfo: [UPD] #JFinfoJ 'The Other Side' post-production digest updated with DVD info #ferociousplanet http://bit.ly/baHMzG

  9. RT @FlanInfo: [UPD] #JFinfoJ 'The Other Side' post-production digest updated with DVD info #ferociousplanet http://bit.ly/baHMzG

  10. They probably chose the cheesy title in particular BECAUSE the original title was too classy. So many SyFy movies (at least those shown in the USA) are cheesy, so they figured no one in their usual audience would watch anything that even SOUNDS classy!

    • LOL! They did keep the original title for the UK, RHI Ent. says… Perhaps because no-one in the UK would watch something with such a title as it airs under in the US? I haven’t been in UK but I live in Europe (geographically) and I know I wouldn’t watch a movie with such a name if not for Joe and all the shooting process we – feels like – were part of, thanks to all the actors’ tweets during that time.

      Truth also is that ‘The Other Side’ is a pretty used up title, but then again so is ‘Best Laid Plans’ and ‘Change of Plans’ isn’t better in that regard, meaning the latter change of name must have been due to something else but the former might also have something to do with this – A SyFy Original Movie must have an original title, isn’t it logical? ;) (and it is, IMDB takes you straight to that one if you do a search by new title, meaning, there isn’t anything else remotely alike)

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