Jul 7, 2021
I (Chris) have long suspected The Prisoner is a show with a particular appeal to creative people, and I love to be proven right.
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling is a Prisoner-inspired punk duo comprised of filmmakers/musicians/writers/creators/etc. Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein. When we saw their video for "Arrival" — a meticulous, two-years-in-the making recreation of The Prisoner's opening title sequence — we knew we had to meet them. From this wildly ambitious and improbably successful short film, they graduated to making features, as they tell us in a conversation that reaches far beyond The Prisoner to address the joys and the confines of fandom. Plus, I learned a new word.
Watch their "Arrival" video here!
"A., B., & C."
"Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling"
"Hammer into Anvil"
"Living in Harmony"
"Many Happy Returns"
"The Girl Who Was Death"
"Once Upon a Time"
Written by Sophia Cacciola; performed by
Sophia Cacciola (vocals, drums) and Michael J. Epstein (bass, programming, additional vocals). "A.,B., & C." and "Hammer into Anvil" feature Rachel Leah Blumenthal on oboe and
Susannah Plaster on viola.
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