Final film finished in indie crime trio

Nicholas J. Michalak’s “P.I. Dangerous,” which will start shooting in Chicago this month, is the third of a trio of dark, brooding crime films that he will complete this year.

“P.J. Dangerous” follows Michalak’s two previous crime stories, the 100-minute feature, “The Fixer,” and his short black and white noir thriller, “Dead of Night,” both of which are in the process of being finished.

The story is about an aging former detective who used to don a costume to fight crime, but now hands out vigilante-style justice with a shotgun.

The new feature, from Michalak’s Tinley Park-based RavensFilm, is entirely self-financed, with the cast and crew working for copy and credit. Michalak will edit as production progresses, looking to finish post by December.

Chris Agos has the title role. Nick Doetsch from “The Fixer” and Stevan Vujic from “Dead of Night” have supporting roles. Other cast members include Michael R Whyte, Charlie S. Jensen, and Thom McCloud.

Eric Woltman will shot in 24p HDV on a Sony HVR-Z7U. Mark Maj of Maj-estic Films will be first AD. Former bodyguard Ron Garrett will be fight/stunt choreographer.

RavensFilm is located in Tinley Park; phone, 708/655-1980. See