Featured image: Adriana Barraza as Lupita in Bingo Hell. (Courtesy of Amazon.) Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero. Written by Shane McKenzie, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Perry Blackshear. Starring Adriana Barraza, Richard Brake, L. Scott Caldwell. Released October 1, 2021. Runtime 1h 25 min. When a film seems to have a slime budget that rivals the blood budget … Continue reading “Bingo Hell” Review + Interviews (interviews with Richard Brake, L. Scott Caldwell, Adriana Barraza, Gigi Saul Guerrero, Shane McKenzie)
My SXSW Coverage with The Movie Buff (link round-up)
This is just a link round-up as to what I was up to this past March doing some coverage for The Movie Buff at SXSW, where I put links to my coverage for the interviews, reviews and short film round-ups.
Interview: Writers, directors Saman Kesh, Jeff Desom and Dugan O’Neal for “Doors”
I was able to join in on the press day for a new science fiction anthology film called Doors and I was able to chat with writer/director Saman Kesh, writer/director Jeff Desom, as well as writer/director Dugan O’Neal about their project.
The film is about mysterious Doors that appear all over the world and humans rush to figure out the purpose of them. In one segment, we see how the doors got there; in another we see what happens when characters go inside the doors; and in another we learn a bit more about their purpose here. Doors stars Wilson Bethel, Julianne Collins, Lina Esco, Kyp Malone and Josh Peck.
The Filmcraziest Show – Jeremy Gardner, “After Midnight” (Podcast Interview)
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I talked with Jeremy Gardner (pictured in the featured image), the co-director, writer and star of After Midnight (a new Shudder Exclusive). We discuss stories in bartending and the “bar mat shot,” getting Brea Grant for the film and auditions, growing as a filmmaker since his first film The Battery, collaborating with Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson, the film’s original title, karaoke and the perfect mix-tape song, framing shots, as well as creature design and Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight and Todd Masters.
The Filmcraziest Show – Nora Unkel, Alix Wilton Regan chat “A Nightmare Wakes” (Podcast Interview)
For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by writer and director Nora Unkel, as well as actress Alix Wilton Regan, who stars in A Nightmare Wakes as Mary Shelley. The film is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as told through Mary Shelley’s life as she creates her masterpiece. The film also stars … Continue reading The Filmcraziest Show – Nora Unkel, Alix Wilton Regan chat “A Nightmare Wakes” (Podcast Interview)
The Filmcraziest Show – Mickey Reece, “Climate of the Hunter” (Podcast Interview)
For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I interviewed writer/director Mickey Reece for his film Climate of the Hunter. In the film, two sisters, Elizabeth (Mary Buss) and Alma (Ginger Gilmartin), vie for the affections of a man, Wesley (Ben Hall), who may or may not be a vampire. The film's directed by Mickey Reece and is co-written by Reece and John Selvidge. On the episode, we discuss the writing process; getting used to larger crews; the production design (by Kaitlyn Shelby) and vampire night clubs; the parallels to Dracula; the visual aesthetic and settings in the film; Mickey's roots as a filmmaker and growing as an indie filmmaker; as well as the film's festival circuit, and more.
Filmcraziest Interviews (And Review) – Joanna Tsanis for Imagine a World
On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I am joined by first-time director Joanna Tsanis for her short film Imagine a World, about a persistent salesman who refuses to leave a home until he makes a sale. The film premiered at Toronto After Dark Festival last year and is currently playing at the Fantasia Film Festival … Continue reading Filmcraziest Interviews (And Review) – Joanna Tsanis for Imagine a World