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Jamie's Film Project - Pulse 2: Afterlife
Apparently, I'm an awesome detective. The film is Pulse 2I. However, I contacted Jamie's publicist who said he doesn't really want to publicize it until he sees the finished project. Totally understandable given how often films don't turn out as the actors involved expected. So, I'm just verifying the title and leaving it at that for now.

ETA: Keep in mind he only had a few weeks to squeeze in a project during the BSG hiatus. It severely limits one's choices. And it was Kristen Bell, star of Veronica Mars, who starred in Pulse during her filming hiatus.

ETA 2: Some additional information on the Pulse films. Pulse II is also entitled Pulse: Afterlife and III is entitled Pulse: Invasion. Jamie's plays Stephen Kramer and here's a brief bio of his character:

30s, Caucasian male, quite handsome, in that classic "leading man with a history" / stricken kind of way. He is a recently divorced account exec for a large sales firm. He was Michelle's husband, until he cheated with Marta. He is the man that "let it all get away." In the post phantom world, he hides out up in his mountain lodge, behind an armored wall of sentries. He finds his child, Justine, thankfully still alive, and must protect her from the phantom of Michelle (as well as from the jealous and possessive Marta). Lead.

ETA 3: Here's a link that provides synopsis for both films. And, yes, they are direct to DVD.

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melian_eresseie From: melian_eresseie Date: September 4th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I see. One "Ghost Rig" is enough. Sorry, I might seem a little bitter, but I didn't jump for joy when I read about this movie. Maybe because it's a horror one, and I think this genre is usually stupid/silly/ridiculous. But that's my personal opinion. Hope this one will be not. I hate thinking about Jamie and his great talent involved in a low quality project.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 4th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I've seen good horror movies and while not blown away by 'The Blair Witch Project' it was an interesting concept and done in a matter of days, I believe. Plus, we have to keep in mind he has a schedule set in stone with BSG and has to find something that will work within it which means he has few if any choices. It would be awesome if it got a theatrical release, no matter the quality I would love to see him on the big screen. :)
ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: September 4th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Okay the fact that the actor's own publicist is afraid to actually LET PEOPLE KNOW HE'S IN THIS FILM is not exactly a ringing endorsement, is it? *sigh* Jamie's so much better than this. I guess work is work but...yeah. You'd think he would've learned from Ghost Rig, especially when he's already got the one positive thing he's said that experience afforded him...Kerry!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 4th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
He's not afraid to let people know about it, it's just that Jamie doesn't want to talk too much about it until he sees a cut of the film. I can understand this. Some really big name actors and directors have found themselves involved in bad pictures, have asked their names be pulled from the credits and won't do any publicity. Sure, if he was working with Clint Eastwood I'm sure he'd be letting the world know, but if Michael Shanks is willing to talk about Mega Snake, I'm not too worried at this point.

And I think I'll amend this post to highlight that he only had three weeks to squeeze in a project which limits his choices.
ragdoll From: ragdoll Date: September 4th, 2007 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
LOL It still doesnt sound like Jamie has too much confidence in the film, final cut or not. I don't think any of his fans will care -- after Ghost Rig, I think we can forgive anything. I just hope he can get something a bit more upscale in the near future, especially with half the UK's stable of actors moving to L.A. to work on US tv right now.

I'm sure the 3 week window had alot to do with it. As much as I don't want BSG to end, if it means more time for Jamie to do something of quality, well, so be it.
nytel From: nytel Date: September 4th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Thanks for the update!
sarmoti From: sarmoti Date: September 4th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
Nice detective work!

Well, at least if it ends up being a forgettable film then it'll just be blip in Jamie's career that no one, other than fans like us, will know about. :) Better than a widely-seen flop, I would say.

It'll be great to see what film opportunities Jamie has once BSG is over and doesn't have the same time limitations.

Semi-related (not really), I saw a general CBS ad on TV for their returning fall shows, and one of the really quick clips in the ad is of Jamie as that undead guy on Ghost Whisperer!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 5th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I'm sure once BSG wraps he'll have a much better selection of roles to choose from. I recall him saying some months ago, not sure where, that there was a possibility of another project he may be involved in, but he had to work out scheduling with BSG. I guess it didn't happen.

Btw, I just updated this post with some info on his character. He seems to fit the description ;) and we might be getting a love scene. :)
sarmoti From: sarmoti Date: September 6th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Oooh, thanks for the updated info! Direct to video is probably for the best - lower expectations and it means I can watch in the privacy of my home (and skip ahead to any love scenes that might appear, haha.)
roadrunnerdm From: roadrunnerdm Date: September 4th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I found this one listed with the Louisiana Film Report this morning, but I was clinging to hope that this wasn't the project Jamie was doing. Oh well. Thanks for the confirmation anyway. =)

So...do we take bets now about whether or not this will end up on SciFi Saturday? And if it does...we have to come up with a drinking game to enhance the community experience!

close up on sapphire bullets = 1 shot
bicep flex = 2 shots
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 5th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
It's funny, I said to a friend of mine about a month ago I was not going to watch anymore SciFi Saturday films unless Jamie was in one. ;) Of course, I caved and watched Mega Snake for Michael.

Btw, I updated this post with some info on Jamie's character.
dianora2 From: dianora2 Date: September 5th, 2007 01:14 am (UTC) (Link Me)
It's interesting, because I thought he was really smart doing guest spots on shows like Cold Case and Ghost Whisperer, and this movie would seem to go against that trajectory. Then again, he is also British, and Brits are known for taking any work that gives them a paycheck, and there's something to be said for that. :) I don't think it matters much while BSG is still on the air; once BSG ends I hope he'll have the opportunity and the luxury to be able to be more selective.

Or maybe Pulse II will turn out to be the greatest movie ever! Hee.
sarmoti From: sarmoti Date: September 5th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC) (Link Me)
If anything, it'll be better than Ghost Rig II could ever be. :)
roadrunnerdm From: roadrunnerdm Date: September 5th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Then again, he is also British, and Brits are known for taking any work that gives them a paycheck
Actors in general are a mercenary lot, not just the British ones...especially when they have mortgages and kids to feed. On one single day this past weekend (ooh I'm embarrassed to admit this) I actually sat and watched Lee Majors, George Takei, Michael Dorn, Robert Picardo, Alexandra Paul, Hudson Leick, Joe Lando, Renee O'Connor and Corin Nemec all parading across the screen in a string of bad movies on the SciFi channel. Americans and Canadians. Okay, Jason Connery was there too, so there was one Brit in the bunch.

I'd personally be happier to see Jamie doing another guest spot on a quality series...but what the hey, it's a paid trip to Shreveport...or maybe he needs a little extra $$ to pay for Ioan's wedding present. =)
rosie_posie77 From: rosie_posie77 Date: September 5th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
congrats asta, you're a very good detective!!
but, i can't understand, is he filming two projects (pulse II and III) or just one??
i agree with you: bsg's hiatus is so tight, so i'd accept everything if i was in his shoes. hope the movie will get a theater release and not going straight to dvds: i'd like to see jamie on the big screen, no matter the quality of the movie.
thanks so much for sharing this!!
asta77 From: asta77 Date: September 5th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
He's only in Pulse II. I'm not sure if his characters fate, but given it's a horror film I'd say he doesn't survive for III.
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