- SANTA MONICA, Ca (Market
Wire) - Michael Schrager of The Dominion Entertainment Group and Patricia
Baker of The Big Picture Agency LLC have teamed to bring "Aleister
Crowley: Revolt of the Magicians," the spellbinding screenplay based
on the life of Aleister Crowley, to the big screen. The screenplay of the
occult world's most controversial figure is written by internationally
renown occult author and Crowley expert, Lon DuQuette, and Jim Bratkowsky
- "Lon and Jim have done a terrific job of capturing
the essence and adventures of Aleister," says Schrager. "Crowley
led a hedonistic lifestyle in Victorian London while passionately seeking
spiritual truth in the occult. He was ultimately catapulted to the top
of the occult world. "
- Crowley's character was enhanced by the company he kept
-- Bram Stoker, William Butler Yeats and actress Florence Farr, to name
a few. Aleister is also listed as one of the "Top 100 Brits,"
sandwiched between Robert Bruce and Henry V, however, newspapers of the
time called him 'the wickedest man in the world.'
- "Interest in the paranormal remains high,"
states Baker. "This story offers rich, transformational roles for
actors, and will captivate movie-goers around the world."
- Aleister was born into a family of Plymouth Brethren,
a strict Christian sect in Leamington Spa, England. During his 72 earthly
years, (1875 - 1947), he indelibly imprinted himself on the Western Magickal
Tradition and to many, he was the Western Magickal Tradition. "Choosing
which part of his life story to tell was the most challenging part of this
project. The more you read about Aleister the more you want to know,"
- "Aleister's legacy attracts many new converts to
the Occult even today," explains Baker, "and he is said to still
command considerable loyalty even from beyond the grave." Some believe
Aleister was a spiritual seeker, others argue he was the dark magician.
Production is planned for late 2004 in England and the United States.
- For more information contact:
- Patricia Baker
- Michael Schrager