KICKSTARTER: Men of Science Fiction by Dennys Ilic (UPDATE)

Here’s another great photo of Aaron from his MEN OF SCIENCE FICTION photo shoot. And an update on the book for the kickstarter backers. Sorry that the release of the book was delayed because of Aaron’s photo shoot. But it will be well worth the wait :)


The Chief is in the Hanger!

Actor Aaron Douglas: Chief - Battlestar Galactica | Hemlock Grove | The Flash | Dirk Gently


Hey there to our amazing and patient MOSF backers!

We know its been a long time in-betwixt updates and a lot of you have been wondering what’s going on.

First of all our deepest apologies for the tardiness and lack of contact. There is so much that goes on with keeping on top of the Kickstarter machine not to mention the actual product one is trying to supply. Managing the campaign, book design and production is a quite complex maneuver in time-management!

Part of the delay in completing the process was honoring the large, limited perks. These shoot-related rewards were highly dependent on the actors availability and schedules which change like the wind. We are happy to say that the outstanding perk … “Shoot with the Chief” is now in-the-can and wrapped so we can move forward with the final stages of production.

This now involves receiving a test print of the book which should take about 10 days. If all is up to standard and approved by our team we go into full production and will start shipping within 6 weeks! We know it’s been a long wait and are dearly appreciative of your patience and commitment to our cause.

The exciting news is that after much work and meetings we have locked-in an amazing venue in the heart of Hollywood for the book-launch to which there are a number of backer-attendees via the “Launch Yourself” Perk. This is going to be a very special event as it will be held in a space which is to become a photographic art-gallery venture between director TJ Scott and Dennys Ilic. We cant wait for you to see it! There will be MOSF related exhibitions throughout the year so if you cant make the party, you’ll always be able to visit and check out our handsome subjects on the walls.

As the days count-down we’ll send updates including sneak peeks of the prototype book when it arrives in the next couple of weeks!

Thank you all again and much Love and Rockets!



Source: Kickstarter: Men of Science Fiction by Dennys Ilic

Men of Science Fiction (May 12, 2016) Sweet! Hollywood


Men of Science Fiction (May 11, 2016) Vasquez Rocks

On Wednesday May 11, 2016, Aaron Douglas was in Los Angeles to be photographed for the MEN OF SCIENCE FICTION book by Dennys Ilic. Here are some behind-the-scenes pics from the photo shoot.

If you didn’t order yourself a copy of the MEN OF SCIENCE FICTION book when it was on Kickstarter, you can pre-order it here:


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This is not one of my behind-the-scenes photos, obviously. But I wanted to show you one of the professional photos of Aaron that was taken by Dennys for the MEN OF SCIENCE FICTION book.

Men of Science Fiction (May 10 – 12, 2016)

KICKSTARTER: Men of Science Fiction by Dennys Ilic

YES!!! The MEN OF SCIENCE FICTION book by Dennys Ilic on Kickstarter will now have photos of Aaron in the book!!!! And they’ve just added a pledge item where you can attend an exclusive photoshoot by Dennys with Aaron Douglas in Los Angeles!!! Head on over to the Kickstarter page and get yourself a copy of the book or purchase this frakking awesome photoshoot pledge item!!!



#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #05 – March 20, 2014

#TBT. Aaron signing director Michael Rymer and photographer Dennys Ilic’s BSG yearbooks out the back on the set of the very last BSG episode (4×20: DAYBREAK). That episode aired 5 years ago today (March 20, 2009). Photo © Dennys Ilic Photography.


Shame on me. I posted these on battlestar_blog a couple of months ago and forgot to also post them on here. Some of you may remember this video from when it was accidentally leaked online (in August 2008) before the series finale and was promptly removed. After all this time it has finally been uploaded on YouTube by photographer Dennys Ilic (who made the video). Thank you Dennys!!!! xox

Aaron is on screen at the following time stamps….

Part 1: 02:48 (with Nicki), 03:45 (with Nicki), 04:55 (7 photos)
Part 2: 00:06 (with Rymer), 03:21 (with Nicki & Rymer), 05:07 – 05:32 (Aaron talking to the camera)

2008 saw the filming of the highly anticipated finale of the groundbreaking tv series Battlestar Galactica.

In the final weeks of the episode “Daybreak” photographer Dennys Ilic was allowed on the closed set and experienced many very poignant moments of the end of this incredible series and the parting of this tight family.

Armed with his DSLR and only a small Canon Ixus for video, Dennys captured thousands of images and hours of footage

The end result is this video assembled in one evening on his laptop and Final Cut Pro in Deep Cove, North Vancouver.

The Video is a tribute the wonderful, late Harvey Frand who served as Producer/Supervising Producer for 73 episodes.

Without the kindness of Harvey and the warm welcoming nature of all the BSG cast and crew including the incredible Michael and Loretta Rymer and Edward James Olmos, this would not exist.

In 2009 this video screened at Paramount Pictures main Theatre to an audience of cast, crew and Universal Pictures/NBC Executives for Harvey’s Memorial.

This was orchestrated by the awesome Bill Bowersock – Thank you Bill for allowing me to show my appreciation of Harvey at such a special time ~ Denny

INTERVIEW: Playback – 10 to Watch

10 to Watch
By: Mark Dillon
Date: August 17, 2009
Source: Playback






Aaron Douglas – Actor

Age: 37
Residence: Vancouver
Agency: Pacific Artists Management
Buzz: Graduates from supporting role on cult fave Battlestar Galactica to lead on upcoming CTV/CBS police drama The Bridge

Aaron Douglas is not your typical leading man. But then The Bridge is not your typical cop show.

Douglas is one of the boys as Frank Leo, a city cop and head of the police union in the drama series that will launch on CTV mid-season as well as on CBS.

Snagging the lead role is just the latest example of the confident Douglas proving he’s not to be underestimated. He is best known for his portrayal of Galen Tyrol, aka The Chief, on the now-defunct sci-fi drama Battlestar Galactica, and as series producer Ronald D. Moore has said, Tyrol was initially written as a more minor character, but he was so impressed with Douglas that the role was quickly expanded.

And he nearly missed out entirely on The Bridge. He was not on the original list of actors being considered, but a champion at CTV floated his name and John Fawcett, director of the pilot – which will air as two one-hours – supported the idea. Douglas, too busy on Battlestar for a proper audition, then taped a couple of scene-readings for the producers, and a week later was offered the gig. Joining Douglas in the cast are Paul Popowich, Inga Cadranel, Frank Cassini, Theresa Joy, Ona Grauer, Michael Murphy and Stuart Margolin.

In the opening episode, Leo is put in a spot when he learns that some members of his union have stepped outside the law. The show is grittier than the more common police procedurals, with morality painted in shades of gray, making it like a cable series on network television.

“We’re a little more real-life in that sometimes bad things happen, and sometimes retribution and justice just don’t come around,” Douglas says. “We’re going to be a little bit more difficult to watch, but in a good way.”

E1 Entertainment, which is producing and handling international distribution, hopes viewers all over the world will be watching. The series was originated by 990 Multi Media Entertainment’s Adam Shully and Craig Bromell, whose experiences as head of the Toronto police union provide the series’ inspiration. The show was developed with Barna-Alper Productions before that prodco was acquired by E1.

Laszlo Barna, now E1’s president of TV production, credits Douglas’ maturity. “To play Frank Leo we needed someone who had subtlety, charisma, had to be understated but powerful when necessary, and someone with the technical skills to put all that together, and our inevitable choice was Aaron, because he’s got all those qualities,” says Barna, who exec produces with head writer Alan Di Fiore, Robert Wertheimer, Shully and Bromell.

Although the Leo character is based on Bromell, Douglas says he’s not aiming for impersonation.

“I’m just trying to make Frank right for me and right for the direction I think Alan Di Fiore is taking him in,” the thesp says. “My conversations with Craig are mostly based around how do you wear your belt and how do you stand and what do you do in this situation and do you wear gloves and how do you drive and who gets out of the car first – that sort of real cop stuff. I want real-life police officers to watch this show and go ‘That’s exactly how we do it and they get it right.’ That’s the best compliment you can get.”


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Dennys Ilic Photography (July 2008) Vancouver, BC. CANADA

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