Fenella Fielding, The Village Loudspeaker Announcer in The Prisoner gives intro to Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and The PrisonerCon guests!

We had a great time last month playing at The Prisoner Con and meeting all of the wonderful friends and fans of the show. We showed our two Prisoner-inspired vidoes, Arrival (a shot for shot remake of the opening sequence) and The Girl Who Was Death (a reenactment of the You …

final Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling songs, new video

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling started out in 2009 as a vehicle for my songwriting. We decided to name the band and the songs after Prisoner episodes because we loved the show, and personally a lot of the mood and themes of the show spoke to me creatively. …

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling ‘The Prisoner’ tribute “Episode 15: The Girl Who Was Death”

Debuting over at BoingBoing today is our brand-new music video for “Episode 15: The Girl Who Was Death.” It’s the second The Prisoner recreation we’ve done (“Episode 1: Arrival” was a  nearly-identical recreation of the opening sequence) – this time we took on the iconic “You Have Just Been Poisoned” …

DNFMOMD: music video makes TIME Top Ten List

TIME Magazine Online has featured Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling’s music video for “Episode 1: Arrival” on their Top Ten Creative Videos for 2011! TIME LINK. We are so, so delighted to have received this incredible honor! here’s the video in question – it’s our shot-for-shot remake of …

DNFMOMD: our favorite Prisoner opening sequence references!

By now, you’ve likely seen our recreation of the opening sequence to the 1960s TV show, The Prisoner, and probably also heard us rambling on about how it took two years of planning and 11 days of shooting (link). And, here’s a link that compares our version to the original. …

MJE’s Spotify Playlists 3 – Music Inspired By/Related to The Prisoner!

As you likely are already aware, our band Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling performs original music inspired by The Prisoner. Each song pays tribute to a particular episode of the show. We made this crazy music video recreation of the opening of the show. (Spotify: Do Not Forsake Me …

DNFMOMD: update on Arrival video and BUFF sneak preview!

Last October, http://blog.michaeljepstein.com/2010/10/most-epic-video-shoot-of-all-time-with.html I gave an update on the bulk of the shooting for our epic music video that recreates the opening sequence of The Prisoner. We’ve had several days of shooting since then. We spent two days shooting the resigned cabinet and models of Number 2’s control room -which was the …

What is Space Balloons?!

Space Balloons is yet another project from Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. This one, though, is for the kids. We’re working on a collection of children’s songs, primarily on ukulele. Space Balloons was created as part of a TV pilot for “Worried All the Time,” created by Rob Potylo …

DNFMOMD: Most Epic Video Shoot of All Time! (with Behind-the-Scenes Video)

Final video info / screen shot comparisons / video itself (6/9) here!!! 3/13/11 Update (last 3 days of shooting and preliminary screening info here!) Around this time last year, Mike and I approached Theodore Cormey of Lost Jockey Productions about producing a video for us. We had seen his most …

DNFMOMD: The New Number 2 – the Lyrics

Episode 1 – Arrival they had the flood lights on you saying you’re not gonna make it this time they beat your body took your will then they took your mind sent you back to me, said “get what you can then leave him behind” they’re gun gun gunning for …