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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


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Vincent Sabella - ELIZABETH BLUE

9/20/2017
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After being released from a mental hospital, where she was coping with her schizophrenia, Elizabeth is now living in a studio apartment with her fiance, Grant. With the love and support of Grant and the help of her new and determined psychiatrist, Elizabeth is doing her best to navigate through life. Haunted by daily voices, hallucinations, failing medications and her cold and seemingly unsupportive mother, Elizabeth attempts to regain control of her mental stability.

Duration: 00:45:31


Derek Herbert and Andrew Barcello on TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY

9/15/2017
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Today my guests are director Derek Herbert and producer Andrew Barcello. I asked them on the show to discuss their film TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY. Kane’s story reveals struggles and horrific experiences that encapsulates his complex life. It is the story of his dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada; to his adolescence on a small military island; through his near-death burn accident; and his ultimate rise to the unforgettable horror icon,...

Duration: 00:35:48


Jeff Kopas - BLOOD HONEY

8/29/2017
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Today our guest on the show is Jeff Kopas, writer/director behind the new film BLOOD HONEY. For more information on the film and where you can see it go to https://www.bloodhoneymovie.com/ Summoned by her dying father, Jenibel Heath (Shenae Grimes-Beech), after a decade away, reluctantly returns to her beautiful island home, a remote fly-in hunting and fishing lodge. Waiting for her is bitter family dysfunction and the nightmare of her last childhood memory: the suicide of her mother. Soon,...

Duration: 00:28:57


Trevor White - A CROOKED SOMEBODY

6/30/2017
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Michael Vaughn’s minister father always told him: Better to be an honest nobody than a crooked somebody. But Michael doesn’t see the harm in giving people the closure they need with the dead and travels town-to-town professing his abilities as a spirit medium. One night, Michael is kidnapped. With a knife to his throat, Michael suddenly sees the opportunity of a lifetime in his psychologically unstable captor’s desperation to make contact with the other side. Intent on saving his...

Duration: 00:19:31


Leena Pendharker - 20 WEEKS

6/24/2017
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20 WEEKS follows a new couple in their thirties, who after learning that their baby has a very serious health issue in utero after the 20 weeks scan, must decide whether or not to move forward with the pregnancy. It's a drama about how prenatal and genetic testing can now contribute to the choices people face in their pregnancies. Today my guest on the show is the writer/director of 20 WEEKS Leena Pendharker. We talk about her inspiration for the film, pregnancy, family life, and...

Duration: 00:25:17


Michael Price of THE SIMPSONS and F IS FOR FAMILY

6/15/2017
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Today our guest on the Following Films is Michael Price. He is a writer and producer, best known for his Emmy and Writers Guild award-winning work on The Simpsons. Price is a writer and co-executive producer of the ABC series Teacher's Pet. He served as a script consultant on The Simpsons Movie and wrote the acclaimed Lego Star Wars special, Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace. He works at Lucasfilm writing and producing Lego Star Wars Franchise. Other television shows he has written for...

Duration: 00:39:25


Lea Thompson - THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN

6/12/2017
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THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN is an upcoming film directed by actress Lea Thompson and stars her daughters, Madelyn Deutch (who also wrote the screenplay) and Zoey Deutch. I had Lea on the Show today to discuss her film, the beauty of creating art with your children, how the protracted process of giving birth is like making an indie film, and the type of film Woody Allen would make if he were a 20-year-old girl. THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN will be having its world premiere at the LAFF...

Duration: 00:33:09


Sam Patton on DESOLATION

6/8/2017
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DESOLATION is a film about a mother who takes her son and her best friend on a trip into the remote wilderness to scatter his father's ashes; they must confront their fears when a lone hiker begins following them. Today on the show my guest is Sam Patton, a producer, and director whose feature film debut DESOLATION will be playing at LAFF on Jun, 21st at 9:30 PM at the ArcLight Culver City 4. I had Sam on the show to discuss his film, George Lucas, Chinatown, and how film snobs like...

Duration: 00:48:52


FUTURE '38 interview w/ Jamie Greenberg

6/3/2017
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FUTURE '38 was an Audience Award winner at Slamdance this year and will be having its New York premiere on June 8th at the Art of Brooklyn Film Fest. It's a hilarious, screwball comedy and sci-fi throwback to the golden era of cinema about a time-travel adventure which presents the exotic future-world of 2018 A.D., as imagined by the film-makers of 1938. The film stars Betty Gilpin, Nick Westrate, Robert John Burke, Ethan Phillips and Sean Young with a special appearance by Neil deGrasse...

Duration: 00:37:33


BAD REPUTATION interview with Jim Hemphill

5/13/2017
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Filmmaker Jim Hemphill started as a critic, writing for Film Quarterly, the Chicago Reader, and Cinefantastique, among other publications, while attending the film school at USC. After graduation, he found work as a script reader for directors David Fincher and Ron Shelton before moving on to direct his feature debut, the award-winning horror film "Bad Reputation." His second movie, "The Trouble with the Truth," received a theatrical release in late 2012 and garnered positive reviews from...

Duration: 01:07:48


TILT director Kasra Farahani

4/28/2017
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All seems normal with Joseph and Joanne. Joanne is pregnant with their first child. Life in their little urban house is cozy and familiar. But something is off about Joseph. He doesn’t seem excited about the baby. Work on his documentary is becoming increasingly untethered. As Joseph struggles to maintain the routines of his domestic life, his mask begins to slip. Late at night, while Joanne thinks he is working, Joseph prowls the streets of Los Angeles, deliberately courting danger....

Duration: 00:40:00


THE ENDLESS w/ Jinx from the Scream Addicts Podcast

4/24/2017
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THE ENDLESS is the latest film from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. It's the story of two brothers who return to deal with the cult from which they fled a decade ago, only to find that there might be some truth to the group’s otherworldly beliefs. I had "Jinx" from the Scream Addicts podcast on the show to discuss THE ENDLESS, his podcast, collecting horror films, and guilty pleasures. THE ENDLESS premiered at this years Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews. This was one of...

Duration: 01:27:58


Elina Pskou director of SON OF SOFIA

4/20/2017
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After her celebrated debut, “The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas”, Elina Psykou returns with “SON OF SOFIA”, a dark, yet tender coming-of-age fairytale that strikes a masterful balance between realism and dreams, much like its young lead. The story revolves around 11-year-old Misha, who flies from Russia to Athens in the summer of 2004, to join his mother, Sofia, after having spent a long time apart. What he doesn’t know is that there is a father waiting for him there. While Greece is...

Duration: 00:40:57


EASY LIVING Interview w/ Writer/Director Adam Keleman

3/20/2017
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Today's guest on the podcast is Adam Keleman. The writer/director of EASY LIVING, a film that debuted to rave reviews at this years SXSW film festival. Easy Living begins with a montage of Sherry Graham (Caroline Dhavernas), a door-to-door makeup saleswoman, chatting and selling makeup with her clients. We see Sherry connecting with strangers in confident, yet intimate, ways. However, we quickly learn that Sherry is somewhat estranged from her family, and often goes to bars to find a...

Duration: 00:40:06


Bosner Producer on FRUITVALE STATION, OTHER PEOPLE, and TAKE THE 10

3/10/2017
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Richard J. Bosner produced the politically-charged true story Fruitvale Station starring Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan which received the Sundance Film Festival U.S. Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic category and the Sundance Audience Award, U.S. Dramatic, presented by Acura along with 44 nominations/wins during the 2013 Awards Season. Bosner recently produced Other People, a 2016 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Chris Kelly and is a semi-autobiographical look at...

Duration: 00:30:02


GET OUT Cinematographer Toby Oliver

3/7/2017
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Toby Oliver ACS is an award-winning cinematographer whose career extends from his native Australia to the United States and internationally. Toby now resides in Los Angeles and has forged a remarkable and varied range of credits on feature films, documentaries and television. In the United States Toby shot Jordan Peele's racially-charged thriller horror 'Get Out' in Alabama in early 2016 with Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya. 'Get Out' went on to score a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and...

Duration: 00:32:38


Jared P Scott on THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES

1/25/2017
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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. Whether a long-term vulnerability or sudden shock, the film unpacks how water and food shortages, extreme weather, drought, and sea-level rise function as accelerants of instability and catalysts for conflict. Left unchecked, these threats and risks will continue to grow in...

Duration: 00:47:23


Stop Bitching 2016 Was a Great Year for Film

12/30/2016
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I've heard a bunch of armchair critics claim that 2016 has been the worst year in film history. This statement is clearly hyperbolic in nature and should be considered with the same seriousness as someone who populates their reviews with statements like "FANTASTIC BEATS is the greatest film adaptation of all time" or "CAPTAIN AMERICA should be seriously considered for best picture." So, in an attempt to add a bit of positivity to our conversation I compiled a list of 26 films that made...

Duration: 00:37:19


Terry Walters on LA LA LAND

12/18/2016
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On this episode I'm joined by actress Terry Walters. We discuss her work on LA LA LAND, SANTA CLARITA DIET and FACETIMING WITH MOMMY. We also chat about the bizarre methods of the MPAA, raising boys and the cruel nature of the auditioning process.

Duration: 00:30:20


Dylan Reeve on TICKLED

12/9/2016
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Guest Dylan Reeve discusses his work on the film TICKLED, the importance of a good bullshit detector, awkward Q&A's, his admiration for HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and local boy Taika Waititi taking on the next THOR film. TICKLED is currently available on iTunes and all VOD platforms. Journalist David Farrier stumbles upon a mysterious tickling competition online. As he delves deeper he comes up against fierce resistance, but that doesn't stop him getting to the bottom of a story stranger...

Duration: 00:31:53

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