One Year Ago Today…


The adventure began on May 19, 2019 with Star Wars: Scramble on Uylara! This ws our first foray into the Star Wars universe the kicks off a trilogy. The movie has been viewed; locally here in Rochester NY and worldwide on the internet. We are so glad to have brought this to many Star Wars fans out there and look forward to bringing the second chapter to you all very soon. Once the pandemic is under control, we can get back to production. In the meantime, take thirty minutes to rewatch the first chapter!

So…What Are We Up To?

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It’s been a whiles since we’ve posted an update on what we’re doing. Many of you have probably wondered what became of the next chapter in our Star Wars trilogy. And now, with all the craziness surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve sort of taken a back seat in favor of things that are more important. That being said, we felt it necessary to update you on where we are with our progress and what comes next.

First of all, we sincerely hope that all of our followers are taking the world’s current situation very seriously. Here, in the state of New York, all non-essential businesses have been forced to close and are telling everyone to stay home. So this means that production is at a stand still for Star Wars: Emergence of the Dark Side. Although, there have been other delays that have impacted production, this has been the most serious so far.

So, what are we up to. Well, over the next few weeks, we’ll be airing some of our old work on our Facebook page (assuming Facebook doesn’t try to sensor it). Since we have some downtime, we’ll also attempt to put up some unseen footage and behind the scenes from some of our movies. And when production picks back up, we’ll be sure to let you know! So, stay home. Be safe. And we’ll be sure to keep everyone in the loop!

This Day in History: Principal Photography Finished on Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Apalachee

For those that have been following us, you may or may not remember that filming completed on Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Apalachee on this date back in 2009. This was the first Indiana Jones fan film that we worked on and the first outing for Rick Staropoli as the titular character.


We were very proud to have the opportunity to work with the cast and crew on this project. We were also very thankful to be able to work on something like this. So why not take a trip back in time and watch Indiana Jones and the Secret of the Apalachee? And don’t forget the second Indy adventure, Indiana Jones and the Legend of Bimini.

Cast is Set: Emergence of the Dark Side Begins Shooting End of October!


The next chapter in the Tatum Pictures Star Wars fan film trilogy is now cast. Take a look at the cast below that will star in the next chapter of the trilogy!

Dain Archer KEN RHODES Ken Rhodes
San Relvic MICHAEL HARRINGTON Michael Harrington
Isabel Fodor


Lynne Sanchez-Fries
Zara Ghent MIKI REAUME Miki Reaume
Tarc Strax ANDY RAAB Andy Raab
Sena Isod ERIN MORIARTY Erin Moriarty
Brina Lander ROSANNA DZIAMA PFEIFER Rosanna Dziama Pfeifer
Bol Kain ANDY RICH Andy Rich
Wally Bendix BRENDAN HANSON Screenshot 2019-10-07 23.09.57
Varian Sarn CHRISTOPHER WOODS MARLIN Screenshot 2019-10-08 21.32.48
General Jansen JEFF MOON Screenshot 2019-10-07 23.11.43

Auditions – Next Star Wars Fan Film!



The rebel alliance needs YOU! Well, so does the empire. In fact, we’re looking for actors and actresses between the ages of 30s-50s to play various rebel and imperial characters. There are also a few other roles that we’ll need, as well and those will be described below. Take a look at the character list and let us know if you would like to audition. Simply send us a link to a demo reel, film, or video showing your acting chops. You can even send us a cellphone video of yourself doing a monologue. Email it to! Shooting begins in October!


COMMANDER ZARA GHENT(Female 30s) – Fierce commanding style but has a soft side that she keeps hidden.

VARIAN SARN (Male 50s) – Strong leadership figure for the empire, although a rebel alliance sympathizer.

ADMIRAL RENNERT (Male 50s/60s) – Ruthless commander of the strongest ship in the imperial fleet.


The below roles are speaking roles. They are identified as Imperial or Rebel. Actors can create their own character backstory to fit the lines they are given.

GENERAL JANSEN – Rebel commander

LANDER – Rebel pilot, leader of Gold group

BENDIX – Rebel pilot, leader of Blue group

JI’HAN ZHU’BAY – Bothan leader

LIEUTENANT KRAHN – Imperial assistant to Rennert

CAPTAIN REVELOR – Vader’s ground assault leader


We Want to Hear From You!

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It’s been almost a month since Star Wars: Scramble on Uylara was released online. We’re glad that a lot of you have had a chance to see the movie. Haven’t seen it yet? What are you waiting for? See the movie here.

But most importantly, we want to hear from you. What did you think of the movie? Take a moment to let us know what you think in the comments below. Oh! And please watch the movie first, of course.

Two Degrees – Ten Year Anniversary


Ten years ago, Tatum Pictures made their first short subject film that did not pertain to any other films that they created. The film stars Michael Francis O’Conner and Allison Roberts as two people they find themselves in an unlikely relationship. If you haven’t had a chance to watch this film, give it a chance. It may surprise you. The film also stars Sarah Peters and John M. Sindoni. You can visit the official page or view the film below!