Barking Death Squirrels author Doug Van Belle has not one but two film projects in the works. Orion 66 is based on the SJV-nominated novella The Jackal’s Waltz, which is a prequel to Barking Death Squirrels and deals with humanity finding its place in a universe where you’re either predator – or prey. The film is being directed by the multiple-award-winning James Cunningham.
Van Belle is also working on the pilot for the SF comedy Johnny Ruckus, to be filmed at Avalon Studios in Lower Hutt. The pilot is mostly funded, but is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise the rest. We think an NZ-made SF show from a talented writer would be fantastic – support it if you can!