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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.
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Tucson, AZ

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A podcast from the point of view of two cinephiles who are dedicated to following a film before the release and after. Chris Maynard and Michael Denniston host.

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English


Episodes

Interview w/ Michael Tully Director of DON'T LEAVE HOME

9/14/2018
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Directed and written by Michael Tully, DON'T LEAVE HOME follows an American artist's obsession with a disturbing urban legend that leads her to an investigation of the story's origins at the estate of a reclusive painter in Ireland. Think of David Lynch directing a Hammer horror film from the late 60's and you'll get an idea of what Mr. Tully has done with DON'T LEAVE HOME. DON'T LEAVE HOME is in theatres and on VOD today.

Duration:00:30:39

Interview w/ Leon Lee Director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA

9/9/2018
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When a desperate SOS letter penned by a political prisoner turns up in Halloween decorations sold in Oregon, it sparks a nail-biting chain of events that exposes appalling human rights violations and leads to sweeping labor reform in China. Today my guest on the show is the director of LETTER FROM MASANJIA Leon Lee. I had Leon on the show to discuss his film, what we can do westerners to do to avoid supporting sweatshop labor, and when we can expect him to make a romantic comedy. To get more...

Duration:00:22:42

Interview w/ Jason Michael of ATLANTIC SCREEN CONNECTION

9/5/2018
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Atlantic Screen Connection is an online film discussion podcast co-hosted by Jason Michael (filmmaker and essayist) and Lee Brady (screenwriter). Today I had Jason on the podcast to discuss the impact social media is having on our lives personally and how it is affecting the film industry we spend so much time yammering on about.

Duration:01:04:58

Interview w/ Steve Austin Subject of the Documentary Film THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF

9/1/2018
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THE MAN WHO LOVES TO HURT HIMSELF follows the turbulent musical journey of Today is the Day enigmatic legendary frontman and founder, SteveAustin. Ride along as Austin's first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. Today my guest on the podcast is Steve Austin, I had him on to talk about THE MAN WHO...

Duration:00:45:20

Interview w/ Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington on the 24 Hour Musical and Brooklyn Moving Company

8/25/2018
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An evening of magic and theater written in under 24 Hours. The night before the show, one lucky audience member will be selected to have their life story written for the big stage. Meaning this musical could be written about you. Today I had 2018 New York Television Festival Best Actor in a Comedy winners Isaac Himmelman and Ryan Harrington to discuss 24 Hour Musical as well as their award-winning tv pilot for Brooklyn Moving Company. For more information about the 24 Hour Musical at the...

Duration:00:27:07

Jenn Wexler THE RANGER

8/13/2018
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After a run-in with the cops at a punk show goes sideways, Chelsea and her pals flee the city in search of a place to lay low. Running to the security of Chelsea's old, abandoned family cabin in the woods, they fall under the watchful eye of an overzealous park ranger who holds a secret from Chelsea's past. Today my guest is Jenn Wexler, the writer, and director behind THE RANGER. A film that offers a modern take on survivalist horror that both celebrates and subverts the genre’s tropes—with...

Duration:00:32:23

Kevin Gootee COMICS WATCHING COMICS

8/8/2018
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If you’re a fan of standup comedy, Comics Watching Comics is a must watch. A contest show that takes intermediate standup comedians who are competing to win a spot on a showcase at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC. These comedians will be judged by other tenured comics; serving as panelists and judges, offering jokes and advice. My guest today is the creator and star of COMICS WATCHING COMICS, Kevin Gootee.

Duration:00:31:38

PLEDGE Fantasia 2018 Cast and Crew Interview

8/2/2018
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Today I’m joined by the cast and crew behind one of the most exciting films to come out of this year’s FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL, Pledge. The film is about a group of college freshmen who pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there's more at stake than they could have ever imagined. The film is currently playing festivals and should have a distribution deal to announce soon. To keep up with the latest information on PLEDGE go to stagpictures.com. This is my attempt at a conversation...

Duration:00:42:22

Queer and Southern God - Director Melisse Tokic

7/20/2018
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The film is Queer and Southern God - its a thought-provoking short film that follows the story of a transgender sexual assault victim, Hank, set in rural Tennessee. Written and directed by filmmaker/therapist/activist, Melisse Tokic, the coming of age tale explores the importance of various spiritual paths, addiction, hope after violence, microaggressions and universal truths painted by a cast of colorful characters who show Hank another way of looking at the world and God.

Duration:00:24:38

Barlow Jacobs - SHOTGUN STORIES, THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN, THE MASTER

6/20/2018
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Actor Barlow Jacobs is best known for his work on A GHOST STORY, THE MASTER, and SHOTGUN STORIES. I had him on the podcast to discuss those films as well as his upcoming film THE OLD MAN & THE GUN, a film that marks his third collaboration with director David Lowery.

Duration:00:45:06

BORN GUILTY Director and Writer Max Heller

5/23/2018
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BORN GUILTY is the story of a lonely and frazzled New York social worker (Rosanna Arquette) who can’t resist the urge to intervene in her son Marty’s life. Meanwhile, Marty (Jay Devore) is trying to be creative in his advertising career and manage a romantic relationship at the same time, on top of constantly talking his mother off the ledge. When Marty’s free- spirited Aussie pal Rawl (David Coussins) shows up, Marty hires Rawl to see Judy and “restore her to health” — any way it takes....

Duration:00:35:52

LOST IN AMERICA Director Rotimi Rainwater and Producer Mike C. Manning

5/16/2018
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LOST IN AMERICA is a feature documentary on the issue of youth homelessness in America, following the director Rotimi Rainwater, a former homeless youth, as he travels the country to shine a light on the epidemic of youth homelessness in America- highlighting issues like: human trafficking, the foster care system, youth rejected because of their sexuality, domestic violence, abuse, and more. It also examines what many organizations, politicians and other public figures are doing (or not...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 58: Yeardley Smith on ALL SQUARE

3/9/2018
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In ALL SQUARE John (Michael Kelly) is a small town bookie having a hard time collecting on outstanding debts. After a one night stand with an ex-girlfriend, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with her 12-year old son, Brian, and develops a plan to recoup the money owed to him by taking bets on Brian’s Youth League Baseball games. The film also stars Josh Lucas, Tom Everett Scott, and Yeardley Smith. I had Yeardley on the show to discuss her work on ALL SQUARE as both a producer and star,...

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 57 - HOLY AIR Director and Star Shady Srour

2/12/2018
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Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth – member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women’s rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big. And what’s better to sell in the...

Duration:00:28:18

Jameson Brooks Interview Writer / Director of BOMB CITY

2/6/2018
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Jameson Brooks is a writer, director, and editor originally from Amarillo, Texas and a former BMX and skateboard enthusiast. I had Jameson on the show to discuss his feature debut BOMB CITY. The film is a crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice. The film is based on a true story and opens in...

Duration:00:30:34

Jennifer Allcott writer and star of KATE CAN'T SWIM

2/5/2018
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Today my guest on the show is the co-writer and star of KATE CAN'T SWIM Jennifer Allcott. Kate is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer—but deeply dissatisfied. When Kate’s best friend Em returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow, Kate and her boyfriend Pete spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em’s new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise. Confronting new personalities,...

Duration:00:27:28

Gordon McAlpin Writer/Director of MULTIPLEX 10

2/3/2018
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MULTIPLEX 10 centers around the lives of the movie-loving and customer-weary staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas. Kurt is an usher, pining for that special someone to share his love of horror movies. The newest hire, Jason, is a film snob who just needs a freakin’ job. Despite their differences, the two come to realize they have a little common ground in their shared—but very different—love of cinema. Today my guest is Gordon McAlpin, the co-writer and director of Multiplex 10. A short film...

Duration:00:29:47

PLEASE STAND BY Writer Michael Golamco

1/25/2018
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Michael Golamco is a screenwriter best known for his work on GRIMM and the upcoming Randall Park film THE ACHIEVERS. Today I had the chance to chat with Michael about his work on the film PLEASE STAND BY that stars Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, and Patton Oswalt. PLEASE STAND BY tells the story of Wendy, a young autistic woman who runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her manuscript to a "Star Trek" writing competition. The film will be in theatres and on demand Friday, Jan....

Duration:00:20:44

Chris Parrish on THRILL RIDE, KING OF QUEENS, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

1/24/2018
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Mason Parrish once asked his father, writer/director Chris Parrish, if they could make movies together when he grows up. Chris said, "Of course." Making Thrill Ride, the award-winning family-adventure movie from Mason's Movies and distributed by Gravitas Ventures, is Chris' way of keeping that promise. The film is available on DVD, streaming, and video-on-demand via Amazon, iTunes, Target.com and pay-per-view. Thrill Ride is a Mason's Movies Production, named after writer-director Chris...

Duration:00:57:14

Isabel Oliver Marcus on THIS IS US

1/20/2018
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Isabel Oliver Marcus was the “redheaded mystery girl” in the Season 2 opener of THIS IS US and as such received a lot of attention for her character and the mystery connection to Jack’s death. The music on today's episode is from a synth-based musician who goes by the name Simon Psychosis, you can find more of his work at https://simonpsychosis.bandcamp.com. Editorial Note: The first couple minutes of the audio from my interview with Isabel were corrupted so the conversation starts midstream...

Duration:00:22:12