YEAR 2004
GENRE COMEDY
DURATION 30 mins
RATIO 4.3
COLOUR
IMDB
Fifteen years after the cancellation of a Cult British Sci-Fi series TIMEQUAKE, members of the cast and crew reminisce for
the DVD release of the original show. Incorporating clips and behind the scenes footage from the series, they talk about the original
production, Mark Fielding's ego, cancellation, itís rebirth through the programmes fan base, conventions and the subsequent
Anglo-American TV Movie.

TIMEQUAKE - It's CultTV, but not as you know it!


Starring
Mark Bennett Mark Fielding  Rupert Booth Rupert Shaw  George Murphy George Kirby  Matt Wolf Matt Goldberg
Marq English David Moore Ritchie Taylor Richard Reeves  Danny LaRue Carr Fiona Lemmings
Written, Filmed, Edited and Directed by Marq English
Music by Ritchie Taylor  'Waiting Out' Written and Preformed by Mel Sanson

Presented here is the REVERSING THE POLARITY Movie.
Please click on the YouTube or Vimeo link below the image to view.
(nb. you will be taken away from this site to view online)
REVERSING THE POLARITY - MEMOIRS OF TIME AND SPACE
It's CultTV - but not as you know it!
 
TALES OF TIMEQUAKE FEATURETTE
The Making of REVERSING THE POLARITY
OUTTAKES
Gag Reel from the making of the Comedy
PREMIERE DIARY
Premiere Video from THE SUTTON FILM FESTIVAL
TRAILER
Trailer to REVERSING THE POLARITY
WHERE THEY NOW?
So what happened to the Stars of TIMEQUAKE?
CLASSIC CLIPS
Archive Clips from the TV Programme
 
TIMEQUAKE USA TV ARCHIVE
US TV Segment on TIMEQUAKE
DRAVENS REUNITED!
Fielding, Shaw and Kirby...again!
ADAM MANLEY'S PRESS CALL
New Draven has some words for Mark Fielding!
 

What defines a TV show as Cult? Is it the quality of the scripts, the production values or the fans obsessive devotion to their beloved programme?
This mockumentary is a light-hearted look at why certain television shows gain the term ĎCultí and the loyal fans that maybe need to get out more!
Can a film really take fifteen years to make? Well not intentionally (feels like it though), but REVERSING THE POLARITY was an idea that I had been
wanted to produce for the last couple of years. With the popularity of old TV shows bigger than ever, I wanted to write a screenplay that examined
why certain TV series gain the term 'Cult' and the fans that won't have a bad word said about their favourite programme.

But a fictional show was needed to give the illusion of a series that proberly could have done with a larger budget and slightly better scripts and so TIMEQUAKE was born from this brief. Taking footage from a much earlier movie shot in 1991/92 as well as material from Helical Scan Productions back catalogue, I attempted to recall as many of the original cast members as possible so to create the mythical show that is TIMEQUAKE.


Basing the theme of the film on 'Making of' featurettes that regularly appear on DVD releases, the movie started shooting in January 2004. Additional characters were added to the storyline such as Matt Goldberg (Matt Wolf) and Fiona Lemming (Dannie Carr) and the footage from the TIMEQUAKE TV
Movie was lifted from DAWNRAZOR (2001), which also starred Matt Wolf. All Rupert Shaw (Rupert Booth) TV sequences were taken from HELICAL SCAN PRODUCTIONS and fitted perfectly in with the edit.

Convention scenes were filmed at various cons in London through the first half of 2004 as well as utilising clips from The Sutton Film Festival. On one occasion, Mark Bennett, George Murphy and myself were ready to shoot a cut-away shot of the two Draven's signing autographs behind a table. 
Robert Patric (T:2, X-Files) popped off for a coffee and we quickly nicked his table for a quick bit of guerilla filmmaking (and it was quick, believe me!)
George Murphy's convention footage was the real deal when he attended one in Perth, Austrailia some years back and he had all this fantastic analogue material we could use which helped immensely. I thought it important to have some fan injection for the movie and hired some people (including the
lovely Sarah Lee-Allen) to become anoraks for the day...('anorak' means 'geek' for our U.S. friends!). Once filming was complete in May 2004, I began to assemble and produce a workable off-line edit with the wealth of material at my disposle. Ritchie Taylor provided the audio mix and the CGI title sequence.

A special mention has to go to Rupert Booth and all at Helical Scan Productions for being invaluble with the footage they gave us to bring the whole
film to life...and on a trivia note, the Abigail Fleming character is indeed played by the same person who was about Six years old in one scene and
Nineteen in the next...I love it when a plan comes together.

The Premiere Screening of REVERSING THE POLARITY took place on Sunday 31st October 2004 as part of The Sutton Film Festival 
which is organised by MEV Productions. Attending the event (and taking every opportunity to have their photo taken) were Mark Bennett, Rupert
Booth, Marq English, George Murphy, Ritchie Taylor, James O'Donnell, Nik Lusser, Sarah Lee-Allen, Neil Johnson, Paul Ferry and a host of guests.

George, Marq and David J Howe
Nik Lusser reunites with Mark Bennett
The Festival begins...
Rupert looking all dramatic!


PREMIERE
SUTTON FILM FESTIVAL 2003

Date: 31st October 2004 
Venue: UCI Cinema, St.Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, England

DIMENSIONS

Date: 13-14 November 2004 
Venue: Swallow Hotel, Stockton on Tees, Newcastle, England

CHICAGO TARDIS

Date: 26-28 November 2004 
Venue: Radission Hotel O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois, USA

GALLIFREY ONE

Date: 18-20 February 2005 
Venue: The Airtel Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

KINO KARNO FILM FESTIVAL

Date: 5 November 2005 
Venue: Greenwich Picture House, 180 Greenwich High Road, London SE10

APOLLOCON FESTIVAL

Date: June 22-24, 2007 
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15747 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Houston, TX USA

MEV Productions (c) 2004