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.

Aug 132010
Joe Flanigan "The Other Side" promo ©RHI_Ent

Shooting of the new movie starring Joe Flanigan “The Other Side” (see our previous post) began on location in Ireland on the 3rd of August and wrapped on the 20th of August, 2010.

A number of film’s cast & crew are on Twitter allowing the public to follow the process of the shooting.

“The Other Side” film cast & crew on Twitter:

  • @JoeFlanigan – Joe Flanigan, obviously ;), starring as Colonel Sam Synn
  • @AdrianSturges – Adrian Sturges, the producer
  • @dougd71 – Douglas G. Davis, the writer
  • @dagmarvellous – Dagmar D?ring, actress playing Doctor Jillian O’Hara
  • @Topomanyare – Yare Jegbefume, actor playing Lt. Rivers
  • @Chrissymacc – Chris Newman, actor playing Pvt. Jordan Reid
  • @robsoohan – Rob Soohan, actor playing Brian Murphy
  • @TKL7 – T. K. Lang, Costumes Supervisor

Or just follow our Twitter list @FlanInfo/theotherside:


Photos from the set:

The cast posted some photos from the set but most of them have been taken down at film management’s request. What’s left:

Joe Flanigan:
For all those leprechaun-loving non-drinker types: go play with your Lucky Charms! Me and Ken @tkl7 from costumes on 'The Other Side'. He's starting to look good after 2 weeks in the woods.

Chris Newman:
Share photos on twitter with Twitpic Pt. Reid reporting for duty on Twitpic Share photos on twitter with Twitpic Rob hard at work on Twitpic Rob is very overwhelmed by the land of twitter! on Twitpic

You can also see some others here.

Rob Soohan:
@JoeFlanigan A reminder to all that nose picking can affect your brain.. @Chrissymacc chris literally had a poo during filming!! Sleepy Joe!!!!!

Photos from off set:

The cast seemed to have a great time with each other including weekend nights out.

Yare Jegbefume:

Promo shots from set:

A few photos were posted by cast after the shooting wrapped.

@JoeFlanigan: What do you mean you left my scotch in the other dimension?

@Chrissymacc: Me, Joe Flanigan and Yare doing our thing on the set of The Otherside

RHI Entertainment also added a short video from behind the scenes with Joe Flanigan to their movie page ‘The Other Side’ on the 17th of August, 2010. And several promotional photos from set later (see above page for all photos):

Joe Flanigan "The Other Side" promo ©RHI_Ent

Joe Flanigan & others "The Other Side" promo ©RHI_Ent

Aug 032010
The Other Side early poster from RHI Entertainment

On the 29th of July,  Joe Flanigan took a 1st class Aer Lingus flight to Dublin (EI 104 JFK-DUB 1745-0515) to shoot a new film (according to his twitter account).

On the 2nd of July, the name of the movie was finally let out by Yare Jegbefume who tweeted:

playing the lead in a new feature called “The Other Side” opposite John Rhys Davis & Joe Flanigan.

Hollywood Reporter announced the two movies to be co-produced by SyFy and RHI Entertainment back on April 12th, 2010: “The Other Side” and “Roadkill”. They were both to begin production on location in Ireland this summer, will air on the channel Stateside in 2011 and are available for worldwide licensing at MIPTV.

RHI Entertainment already has a page on the movie: The Other Side. It lists Joe Flanigan as the first leading actor, he plays Colonel Sam Synn. The synopsis says:

The Other Side early poster from RHI Entertainment

The Other Side early poster

It was a groundbreaking device designed to glimpse alternate universes and government commissioned by a brilliant physicist. But the machine malfunctioned on its first presentation, transporting a group of observers into a nightmarish new dimension. The team quickly must use ingenuity and courage to outwit, outplay and outlast the native man-eating creatures of this bizarre new world while doing their best to repair the damaged machine. Even if they stay alive, without a working transport, they may never make it back home.

And we’ve got the following information from Joe Flanigan today, August 3rd, 2010, when the shooting began:

I play a Marine colonel stuck in a parallel dimension. And, of course, there is a monster. Billy O’Brien directing. Adrian Sturges Producing. Working with John Rhys-Davis today.

There also is an IMDB page for this title but all information is restricted to IMDB Pro users so far, although someone was kind enough to share and you can see it in [info]tavabean‘s post but the details are scarce anyway, probably not updated recently.