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“The dark vision of Alex Michaels in “Out of Darkness: Cleveland” is reminiscent of such classic film noirs as “Out of the Past” and “Kiss Me Deadly” with a predatory underworld and the scent of evil. Murder He Wrote, Mr. Michaels!”

Brian D. Harvey Film Historian, University of Oxford

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Watch Two Episodes from Original Series on TV

Watch the Original TV Series on YouTube

The Original Series on DVD with Extras


“Bienvenidos a la oscuridad”

“Welcome to the Dark.” 

Emmy winning writer Alex P. Michaels’ crime/sci-fi series is “Law & Order” meets “Doctor Who.” Set in an alternate reality where the internet was created in the 1950s and the USA is a police state.

Creator Alex P. Michaels & Police Detective James Bellanca of the Cleveland Police Department

Creator Alex P. Michaels

Emmy winning writer “What Angels Fear?”

Alex received an Emmy for “What Angels Fear?” and the screenplay is available on Amazon.

Producer Vitaliy Versace

Producer Vitaliy Versace was Nominated for an Emmy as director of “Love & Hope in Cleveland.” See the Trailer Here

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Our Patreon Fan Club offers Behind the Scenes Exclusives for our Fans including: videos, comics, clothes and a way to connect with us.  Fan Club has a monthly subscription fee and you can be a Fan for as long as you want to. Physical rewards are fulfilled after being a Fan for 3 months and produced and shipped by Pateron

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Comic Book Series – Click for Large Image.


Since Lucy’s Sweet Surrender was our first sponsors and is still supportive of the series and Prelude2Cinema, we wanted to create a unique tie-in product. REVEALING MAY 8, 2021 at Live Event at Lucy’s that will be streamed online.

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Season One is being edited now. See Sponsor Benefits. Custom Tailored Benefits for Businesses.  Special Rates for Small Businesses. Prelude2Cinema is a Small Business and we wish to support others, so contact us about being involved and we will work with you.  


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About the Series


“Out of Darkness: Cleveland” will be shot in the real city of Cleveland, Ohio but takes place in a fictionalized version of it named Cleaveland. It is a city that needs saving. After a series of police shootings across the country, the Government steps in with the FORCE (Federal Officers Resisting Criminal Elements) to protect the residents. The story is seen through the eyes of a young Latina police officer who becomes part of the FORCE because she saved a number of police from a massacre. The story is not all black and white, as the Latina police officer/government agent deals with her questionably ethical supervisors, an urban legend about a shadow devouring criminals and a Senator who has come to town to shut the FORCE down after a shooting incident.

Get the Book of the Original Screenplay

The story has changed a lot during filming, but you can have a chance to see the original feature screenplay. Click Here or Image Below to get Kindle. 

YouTube Playlist

A few selected clips from the Playlist below 

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Find out about the Series by reading the Notebook of Doctor Dietrichson.


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