Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO inspires us to discuss DEAD RINGERS and ENEMY



On this episode we are joined by Howard Gorman of Cinema Chords to talk with Dan Bush, writer/director of the new film THE RECONSTRUCTION OF WILLIAM ZERO. This new release inspired a look back at two older films with twins plotting against each other in DEAD RINGERS and ENEMY. And in true Bad Twin fashion, we give in to our darker impulses and briefly (BRIEFLY) mention the Ant-Man trailer, objectify men, and end up at ROAD HOUSE as we always do.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FURIOUS inspires us to chat about JOY RIDE and THE ITALIAN JOB



On this episode we have fast and furious taste of revenge as the seventh entry in that franchise, FURIOUS 7, brings back the older brother of the previous film’s villain to wreck havoc on our muscled out band of heroes and their muscle cars, which inspired us NOT to get in shape or go to a car show, but to instead watch 2001’s JOY RIDE where a prank leads to a deranged truck driver getting his revenge on Paul Walker and Steve Zahn, and 2003’s THE ITALIAN JOB where Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron deliver some payback to their former team member Edward Norton for double crossing them.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Our campaign of the week is A ROLE TO DIE FOR



A ROLE TO DIE FOR is a comedy/thriller set against the backdrop of Hollywood and the entertainment business. And!... most of the things that happen in this film come from actual events! I'm not kidding, it's crazy here. And!... the characters in the film are based on real people that I have met in my many years in this business. So see if you can figure out "who" is really "whom." Or is that the other way around? Whatever...


John C McGinley

So when Neo-Luddite, (someone who fights against technology, Twitter, FB, etc...) COLIN CLOONEY, played by John C McGinley, (Scrubs, Wall Street, Office Space, Platoon and about 100 other film credits! ) ---- hears about a role of a Luddite being cast by Movie Producer, HANK HENRY, played by Jonathan Banks, (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, 48 hours, Beverly Hills Cop, so old-school film, he drips melted celluloid! -- film.)

Colin knows this is the part he has been waiting for his whole life, but when he figures out that social-media is determining who is being cast and seven actors with more "followers and likes" would have to die before he even gets the opportunity to audition, things get kooky.

And as Colin pursues this role, things really go sideways when his best friend/screenwriter, JIMMY WALTERS, that's me, decides to write his masterpiece about Colin's misdeeds. A "who done it!"

And how can you do a story about Showbiz without the stunning women of Hollywood, huh? Well you can't, so the story is full of them. And they're gorgeous…seriously! And if you invest enough, well maybe you just might get to meet them.

Johnathan Banks
Also in the cast; Mark Moses who will play, Kenny Kerry, one of Colin's competitors for a part in the epic film-in-a-film. (Mad Men, Desperate Housewives, Homeland, Platoon, The Last Ship).

*And most likely two other actors from Platoon as well. We're getting the band back together… or Platoon in this case. Ha! But we're going to keep it a surprise.

Directing this picture will be super-talented, Sundance veteran director, John Asher, (Tooken, One Tree Hill, Dirty Love). And whether known as a writer, director, producer, or actor, John has a natural affinity to entertain. John comes from old Hollywood and great stock. His father, William Asher, was the original director of I LOVE LUCY (1951) and creator of BEWITCHED (1964). Come on now? Do ya think John knows comedy? Get outta here! It's in his blood!



For more information on this project check out there Indiegogo here.

 

Interview with Dan Bush about The Reconstruction of William Zero and The Signal




Today our guest is Dan Bush the director and writer of The Reconstruction of William Zero. Out of fear that I might spoil the film for some of you I’ll default to IMDB for a description of the film. A geneticist wakes up from an accident with only fragments of his memory and is forced to relearn who he is via his twin brother. But as he digs deeper, he discovers he might not be who he thought at all. This is a great movie made by an incredibly talented filmmaker. The film is currently playing in limited release and available on VOD. I’m also joined by Howard Gorman of Cinema Chords for the interview. This is a film and an interview I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. So of course my internet connection went to shit about half way through the recording and messed up the sound. I played with it for a couple hours and got the sound quality as good as I could get it. I’m sure somebody with engineering skills could’ve made it much better but I did what I could with what I had. Maybe it is time for a MAC. Do you subscribe to Following Films on iTunes? You don’t? Well what the shit? Get on it. Subscribe and leave us a review. And Check out William Zero it’s a smart sci fi thriller made for adults, a type of film that we rarely see these days and we don’t support films like this they won’t get made. If youre gonna torrent something make it one of the marvel movies. Leave the little guys alone. Enjoy the show. Here is a link to all the cities the film is playing and links to all the VOD sites.




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Interview with Nick Antosca





Today our guest is Nick Antosca the writer who was recently hired to pen the latest Friday the 13th 

film. He is also a writer on the hit TV shows Hannibal and Teen Wolf. Nick talks about all those 

projects, but was asked to join us to discuss his collection of short fiction called the Girlfriend Game. 

The book is currently available in paperback or in kindle format through Amazon. He is the author of 

five books, including Fires, Midnight Picnic and the a fore mentioned Girlfriend Game.





Saturday, April 4, 2015

Daniel Moya talks Rental



Rental director Daniel Moya chats about his kickstarter


'Rental' tells the story of Darren, an employee at the last ever video rental store on his final shift. An aspiring screenwriter, he is constantly imagining the surreal possibilities of cinema in his own life, blurring the line between reality and fiction.
The relationships with the customers (who have each been affected by movies in a different way) and the romance that he tries to create with his co-worker, Tessa, shift his outlook on life forever.
In the same way that one rents a movie and returns it with only the memory to hold onto, this film tackles the coming and going of people, feelings and ways of life.
Follow Rental on Twitter (@rentalfilm) for additional updates: https://twitter.com/rentalfilm

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Interview with John Mehrer



John Mehrer is an assistant director and production manager, known for Sharknado (2013), Hansel & Gretel (2013) and Bermuda Tentacles (2014) I had John on the show to help me understand what the hell a line producer does. Sure I could google it but I'd much rather go to the source and ask someone who has done the job. John was a refreshingly honest guest who I had a blast talking with. We chat about his work on Dude Bro Party Massacre III, Bethany and Sharknado plus I can't remember the name of a movie (Student Bodies) How's that for show? You made it this far, what the hell are you doing? Download this shit already.