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 One Man's Journey to make his Space Art Film inspired by his Mother Orbiting the Planet!

  The Official Home of "Mary Lou Turbine" and "The Dark Planet" all original universe and characters created & invented by John Patrick Funk. "The Quest for the Dark Planet" pilot/short film is being produced in 1/6 scale with 12 inch Action Figures. The film is a visual Art-fest showcasing a unique and exciting story/script, hand made custom Spaceships, Miniature sets, Robots, Props (all illuminated with LED's),with a Music/Sound design score created and composed by John P. Funk aka "CozmicFunk"... it's "Star Wars meets the Thunderbirds" with a Thousand LED's- JPF
 
  Watch The Quest for the Dark Planet Promotional video with Teasers and Production info. Please check back as we add updates! Thanks for your support. JPF

The Quest for the Dark Planet show Promo Video from John P. Funk


  "The Quest for the Dark Planet" Design and Production section!

 Visual Universe Production Section! See the the world of "The Quest for the Dark Planet" in the Visual Universe as it is being documented!

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  This Webpage is currently under development and will have periodic updates that include graphics and images of the pilot episode currently in production.

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  Quest for the Dark Planet inspired-CozmicZone LED Spacelight Art Sculptures, Video Display Archive & Live action section!

  •  CozmicZone original LED SpaceLights and live FX services with Art show news and events.
  •  Video of the LED SpaceLights displays from SXSW Plutopia party 2009. and Maker Faire Austin 2008.
  •  Video of the Miniatures and model sets displays from SXSW Plutopia party 2008. and Maker Faire Austin 2007.
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  •  Mary Lou Turbine Live Action shows including pictures and information on the FronteraFest Play produced in 2005 and the new Spinoff "Robot Adventure".

  •  2010 Event News! J-65 makes an Appearance at the Alamo Theatre, Quest for the Dark Planet Art and props @ Yuri's night 2010 and LED Spacelights invade the Plutopia SXSW Party!

  •  J-65 and the LED UFO entertain a group of very enthusiastic kids at the Alamo South Theatre for the saturday morning matinee.
  •  Yuri's Space Night Event, Monday April 12th at the Zilker Clubhouse" in Austin Tx. The Austin Film Meet and Mars Drive sponsored the event with Live bands ans short space themed films. My Fiancee Jean was there to help and support my art display: LED SpaceLights and Quest for the Dark Planet demos were shown to a lively crowd of Film Makers, Musicians & Space Fans.
  •   CozmicZone Spacelights again illuminated the SXSW Plutopia Event: "The Science of Music" Party on Monday 03-15-2010 at the MACC-Mexican Amercian Cultural Center. Many Friends stopped by and met my lovely assitant and future wife Jean :)

  •  2009 Event News! April Issue of Nuts and Volts J-65 magazing article & Mary Lou Turbine and the Quest for the Dark Planet LED Space Lights @ SXSW this year!

  •  Yuri's Night fundraiser for the Austin Planetarium" Saturday, April 11th at the Belmont in Austin Tx. where cozmifunk LED SpaceLights and Quest for the Dark Planet demos were shown to an amazing crowd od space enthusiasts.
  •  Nuts and Volts magazing just published a great article in the personal robotics section about me and J-65! Read the entire Nuts and Volts article written by Robot Group member Vern Graner. The J-65 section has been screen grabbed and included in the J-65 Robot page for direct viewing.
  •  John P. Funk had brand new works at "DorkBot 20" Saturday 03-14-09, the Plutopia "Living Systems" Party on Monday 03-16-09 "Plutopia Party Interactive Gallery" And the art show was also be at the Dell Children's Medical Center on Tuesday 03-17-09 for their week long anniversary of Child appreciation month. Images and Video from the SXSW 09 & Maker Faire 08 events here at the CozmicZone LED SpaceLights & Live FX services webpage.

  •  2008 Event News! Click on links below to see Maker Faire Austin, DorkBot Austin and 2008 Production news, images and video!

  •   J-65 Robot makes appearances at Alamo Drafthouse for the "Star Crash" film showing and Austin Books for Stephen Romano's Shock Festival Book release. Images and content will be posted soon! Shock Festival website.
  •   John P. Funk receives Austin Maker Faire 2008 Blue Ribbon award for his hand made props and VFX display! Austin Maker Faire 2008 Blue RIbbons!
  •   Images and Blogs about the John P. Funk's Austin Maker Faire display: Kris and Carly's visit to my house after Maker Faire & their amazing blog showcasing my models and sets for my film in production! Sybarite13's Maker Faire 08 live journal Blog coverage! and steevithak's Maker Faire 08 Flickr Page with great pics of J-65 and the props display table at the bottom of the gallery.
  •   Check out John P. Funk with J-65 Robot and Props on KXAN morning news broadcast for the Austin Maker Faire: Inventions come to Life at Austin Showcase! And Weird and Wild inventions Website news article!
  •   Props and VFX from "The Quest for the Dark Planet" at Maker Faire Austin 2008! Come see our display at Maker Faire in Austin October 18-19 at the Travis County Expo Center. For more information: Maker Faire Returns to Austin!
  •   J-65 Robot makes appearances with the Robot Group at Alamo Drafthouse for the "Wall-E" film premier showings. Images and content will be posted soon!
  •   March 2008 SXSW events: INDY MOGUL YouTube Guru's SXSW part 2 interview from the Make Dorkbot party. We made the A-list on Austin 360.com webpage: SXSW 2008 Dorkbot #13! and video on our YouTube page of the display from the Plutopia party.
  •  "The Quest for the Dark Planet" info, SXSW DorkBot Austin #13 news coverage and the 8th Annual SXSW EFF Party: Plutopia!

  •  2007 Event News! Click on links below to see Maker Faire Austin, DorkBot Austin and Production news, images and video!

  •  NEW Maker Faire Video on You Tube! "The Quest fot the Dark Planet"Maker Faire Model Display on You Tube and J-65 Animatronic Robot on You Tube!
  •   Honored Recipient of the Robot Group "Da Vinci Award" on 12-20-07! "The Quest for the Dark Planet "J-65 Robot" and film props participated with The Robot Group at various events from 2006-07. Images to be posted soon!
  • Tie-Dyed Brain Rays You-Tube interview from Maker faire, John P. Funk towards bottom of page
  • November DorkBot audio feature recorded at Cafe Mundi November 18th & broadcasted from Penn State Public Broadcasting
  • Penn State Public Broadcasting Website
  •   The Quest for the Dark Planet at Maker Faire Austin 2007! Images of the display at Maker Faire.
  • SYBARITE13's live journal for Maker faire "Quest for the Dark Planet" towards bottom of page
  • Come see "The Quest for the Dark Planet" at Maker Faire!

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