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Following Films Podcast: William Goldenberg on Editing AIR

  Today I’m joined by William Goldenberg to discuss his work on AIR. William has edited more than twenty film and television projects since 1992. He won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the film ARGO, and has been nominated for THE INSIDER, SEABISCUIT, ZERO DARK THIRTY and THE IMITATION GAME. He has also received nominations for nine other editing-related awards. Recent credits include AIR, DETROIT and TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE BEASTS. AIR is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

Following Films Podcast: Michael Jai White on OUTLAW JOHNNY BLACK

  Thank you for listening to this episode of the FOLLOWING FILMS podcast. A movie podcast that takes you on a weekly journey into the world of cinema and the minds of the talented individuals who shape it. I'm your host, Chris Maynard, and today I’m joined by Michael Jai White. A highly trained martial artist and actor, Michael Jai White has broken barriers as a Hollywood star and international box office sensation.  With his dynamic personality, agile abilities and a physique of a bodybuilder, Michael has earned respect for his versatile talents both on and off screen. I had the privilege of speaking with Michael about his latest film OUTLAW JOHNNY BLACK. The film follows a man hell bent on avenging the death of his father and in the process becomes a wanted man. He goes into hiding, posing as a preacher in a small mining town that's been taken over by a notorious Land Baron.   OUTLAW JOHNNY BLACK will be in theaters on September 15th

Following Films Podcast - Tucson Comic-Con: Tracy Lynn Cruz on Playing the Yellow Ranger, Parenting Children on the Spectrum, and Nurolox

  On this episode of the FOLLOWING FILMS podcast I’m joined by Tracy Lynn Cruz. With a career spanning over two decades, Tracy has captivated audiences with her remarkable performances in film and television. Best known for her iconic role as Ashley Hammond, the Yellow Ranger in "Power Rangers Turbo" and "Power Rangers in Space," Tracy has left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. In this interview, we'll delve into something a bit more personal and discuss parenting children on the spectrum, the need to rethink the way we handle comic book conventions, and her non-profit, an organization whose mission is “to ensure every family impacted by Autism receives meaningful education, resources and a custom care plan to light their path ahead.” As anyone with a child on the spectrum will attest, this service is greatly needed. As a quick production note, this episode was recorded at the Tucson Comi-Con in the green room. Unfortunately, I didn’t

Following Films Podcast: The Michaels on DON'T LOOK AWAY

Thank you for listening to this episode of the FOLLOWING FILMS podcast. A movie podcast that takes you on a weekly journey into the world of cinema and the minds of the talented individuals who shape it. I'm your host, Chris Maynard, and today I’m joined by Michael Bafaro and Michael Mitton to discuss their latest film DON’T LOOK AWAY. After a gang of criminals unintentionally unleashes a supernatural force onto the world, a young woman named Frankie is convinced she’s being stalked by a killer mannequin. Frankie soon realizes that her friends are in jeopardy too. She must find the man who holds the key to stopping the killings, but Frankie knows that once you see the mannequin, there may be no end in sight, except for your own But before we dive into our conversation with the Michaels, I'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsor, Bookmans. Bookmans is your go-to independent bookstore, where you can find an extensive selection of books, movies, music, and more. They truly be

Following Films Podcast: Marc Bernardin on SPLINTER

Today we are joined by Marc Bernardin to discuss his directorial debut, the short film SPLINTER.  Marc is a journalist, public speaker, TV and comic book writer, podcaster, and now filmmaker. He has served as film editor for the Los Angeles Times and senior editor for The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly. He has written for GQ, Wired, Details, Vulture, Playboy, and Empire. He has been a staff writer for Castle Rock, Treadstone and Carnival Row, and is a supervising producer on Star Trek: Picard. SPLINTER is focused on Benjamin, a boy who has spent most of his ten years on an airplane that almost never lands, because when his feet touch the ground, rage spreads like a virus. But when a mid-air collision forces the plane to land, it falls to his caretaker and her associate to deal with the explosive fallout. SPLINTER just screened at this year's HollyShorts festival and will be playing genre festivals throughout the rest of the year.

Following Films Podcast: Dane Elcar on BRIGHTWOOD

Today we are joined by director/writer Dane Elcar to discuss his film BRIGHTWOOD Jen and Dan’s marriage is on the rocks with Jen seriously thinking about ending it for good. But when the pair go on a jog around a local pond in an attempt to hash things out, they find themselves running in circles as the exit trail vanishes and they repeatedly return to the same spot.Being stuck together in an endless loop would be bad enough, but when a silent hooded killer appears and starts tracking them down, the couple must figure out how to survive -- together or apart. Here is my conversation with Dane. BRIGHTWOOD will be available on VOD and DVD on August 22nd.

Following Films Podcast: THE LAST OF US Editors Timothy A. Good and Emily Mendez

Today we are joined by editors Timothy A. Good and Emily Mendez to discuss their Emmy nominated work on THE LAST OF US. After a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope. While the series has more than enough gore and action to satisfy the most craven of genre fans, the show, in its heart, is about survival, moving on in the face of great loss, and ultimately hope. About the importance of vulnerability in dangerous times, at least to me it is. To you, it could be something wildly different.  Personally, I got my fingers crossed for Tim and Emily on Emmy night, great people making great art. THE LAST OF US is currently available to stream on HBO Max. Or is it just Max now? That sounds weird, but it's right. I’ll Tweet about it on X. Strange days people, strange days. Enjoy the show.

Holly Shorts: David A. Flores on LIKENESS and my 7-year-old son Jacob on INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

  Today we are joined by director/writer/Tucsonan David A. Flores to discuss his short film LIKENESS. LIKENESS is about a young woman who works with a digital copy of her mom to investigate the sudden disappearance of her real mom. LIKENESS is screening at this years Holly Shorts festival HollyShorts screening info: Thriller II block Tuesday, August 15 - 7:30pm TCL Chinese Theater After my interview with David I’m joined by my 7-year-old son Jacob to discuss his favorite film of the summer INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

Following Films Podcast: Nicholas Maggio on MOB LAND

Hi! Thank you for listening to this episode of the FOLLOWING FILMS podcast. A movie podcast that takes you on a weekly journey into the world of cinema and the minds of the talented individuals who shape it. I'm your host, Chris Maynard, and today we are joined by director Nicholas Maggio to discuss his directorial debut MOB LAND, MOB LAND stars Academy Award Nominated John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Grease), Stephen Dorff (Blade, Old Henry), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Kevin Dillion (“Entourage”) and Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”). The film tells the story of a desperate and struggling family man who robs a pill mill and the consequences that follow. The film will open in theaters everywhere on Friday Aug. 4th.

Following Films Podcast: Lilly Adams on OPPENHEIMER and the Impact of Weapons Testing

Today we are joined by Lilly Adams from the Union of Concerned Scientists to discuss OPPENHEIMER and the impact of weapons testing. Ms. Adams works on nuclear weapons policy and outreach with a focus on supporting frontline community members impacted by the testing and production of nuclear weapons.  OPPENHEIMER is currently is theatres.

Following Films Podcast: Ethan Suplee on GOD IS A BULLET

  Welcome to another episode of the FOLLOWING FILMS podcast. A movie podcast that takes you on a weekly journey into the world of cinema and the minds of the talented individuals who shape it. I'm your host, Chris Maynard, and today we have a very special guest joining us: the immensely talented actor, Ethan Suplee. Renowned for his incredible performances in films like "Remember the Titans" and "American History X," as well as his memorable roles in television series such as "My Name is Earl," Ethan Suplee has become a true force to be reckoned with in the world of acting. Today, I have the honor of diving deep into his latest collaboration with Nick Cassavetes, a powerful and disturbing film titled GOD IS A BULLET. GOD IS A BULLET follows vice detective Bob Hightower (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as he searches for his kidnapped daughter. Hightower finds his ex-wife murdered by a satanic cult and his daughter kidnapped by those same cultists. Hightower eve

Following Films Podcast: Sean O’Reilly on HEROES OF THE GOLDEN MASKS

  Welcome to another episode of The Following Films Podcast! I'm your host, Chris Maynard and today I’m joined by director Sean O’Reilly to discuss his latest film, Heroes of the Golden Masks. The film features Patton Oswalt, Ron Perlman, and in his final performance, the late Christopher Plummer. Inspired by ancient bronze masks discovered on an archaeological site in the late ‘80s, director Sean O’Reilly’s adventure-packed animated treat centers on Charlie, a wise-cracking, homeless, American orphan who is magically transported to an ancient Chinese kingdom where a colorful team of superheroes need his help to defend the city from a brutal conqueror. Charlie joins the heroes, and secretly schemes to steal the priceless golden masks that grant them their powers.

Following Films Podcast: Joshua Caldwell on Directing Sinqua Walls and Brian Cox in MENDING THE LINE

Welcome to another episode of The Following Films Podcast! I'm your host, Chris Maynard and today I’m joined by director Joshua Caldwell to discuss his latest film, MENDING THE LINE. In the film, a wounded veteran (played by Sinqua Walls) returns to the States still carrying the demons of war, hauntingly disturbed by the everyday expectations of friendships and love interests. While in Livingston, Montana, he meets Ike (played by Brian Cox), a surly, headstrong fly-fisherman more than twice his age, and Lucy (Mattfeld), a talented photographer turned librarian who reads aloud to veterans, both damaged in their own way. While getting treatment for his wounds, both physical and psychological, we follow a man who wants only to re-enlist, to have something to die for. But the real challenge is finding something to live for. But before we dive into our conversation with Josh,, I'd like to take a moment to thank our sponsor, Bookmans. Bookmans is your go-to independent bookstore, whe

Following Films Podcast: Sav Rodgers on Chasing Chasing Amy

Today I’m joined by Sav Rodgers to discuss his documentary film Chasing Chasing Amy In ‘Chasing Chasing Amy’, filmmaker Sav Rodgers goes on a journey of self-discovery while making a documentary on the development and creation of Kevin Smith’s controversial LGBTQ+ film, Chasing Amy. The film explores the transformational impact of a ‘90s rom-com on a 12 year old kid from Kansas, coming of age and contending with queer identity. 'Chasing Chasing Amy' is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 8

Following Films Podcast: Edward Savio on LEAGUE OF AULD

  Welcome to another episode of the Following Films Podcast! Today, we have a special guest who has taken the literary world by storm with his "Battle For Forever" series.  I'm thrilled to be joined by  best-selling author Edward Savio, whose latest novel, LEAGUE OF AULD from the Battle For Forever series, is now available. The audiobook is narrated by none other than the iconic Ray Porter, known for his unforgettable portrayal of the ultimate DC villain, 'Darkseid,' in Zach Snyder's Justice League. The combination of Savio's gripping storytelling and Porter's pitch perfect narration promises an immersive experience like no other.

Following Films Podcast: Abel Ferrara on PADRE PIO

Today I’m joined by Abel Ferrara to discuss his film PADRE PIO Set in a politically tumultuous post-WWI Italy, PADRE PIO follows the titular young priest as he begins his ministry at a remote Italian monastery. Concurrently, the town welcomes home the broken but victorious soldiers from the war. Unrest stirs among the impoverished people of the village ahead of the first free election in Italy and Padre Pio struggles with a crisis of faith as he battles his own personal demons, as tensions build to an unforgettable climax. PADRE PIO will be in theaters June 2nd.

Following Films Podcast: Steven Luke on COME OUT FIGHTING

  Today I’m joined by Steven Luke to discuss his film COME OUT FIGHTING Set during WWII, in this military adventure, a small, specialized squad of U.S. Army African American soldiers are sent on an unofficial rescue mission behind enemy lines to locate their missing commanding officer. The squad upon battling their way through the German defenses encounter more than they bargain for when they locate a downed U.S. Army fighter pilot. With the help of their friends at the 761st tank battalion, known as “The Black Panthers,” the squad must find a way to survive and make it back in one piece.  COME OUT FIGHTING is currently  in theaters and available on demand 

Following Films Podcast: Adam Saunders on DOTTY & SOUL

  Thank you for listening to the following films podcast. Today I’m joined by Adam Saunders to discuss his work on DOTTY & SOUL When hot-shot entrepreneur Ethan Cox gets caught up in a social media scandal, his company’s nine-figure acquisition is jeopardized. Desperate to find a way forward, Ethan decides to hire a 71-year-old African-American snack cart vendor, Dotty, to pose as his company’s figurehead. But when Dotty finds her groove at the company, she refuses to play the straw man any longer. And everything changes. DOTTY & SOUL will be on May 19th

Following Films Podcast: Peter Callahan on OUT AND ABOUT

  Out and About is an unconventional tale about a middle-aged man trying to come to terms with his life over the course of an afternoon walk through his hometown. Distinctive in both style and substance and told virtually in real time, the story weaves together the protagonist’s inner monologue with conversations he has with the people he encounters along the way. Raw, brutally honest, poignant and funny, Out and About explores the contrast between our inner and outer selves, the conflict between old dreams and new realities, and one man’s search for meaning as he wrestles with aging, success and failure in America, and his ultimate place in the world. Today I’m joined by Peter Callahan to discuss his work as writer/director/ and the star of OUT AND ABOUT

Following Films Podcast: Casper Van Dien on COUNTY LINE: NO FEAR, STARSHIP TROOPERS, Stunt Work on the New ROADHOUSE, and Living in the Shadow of Your Children

Thank you for listening to the following films podcast. Today I’m joined by Casper Van Dien to discuss his work on the new film County Line: No Fear. We also chat about Starship Troopers, stunt work on the new Roadhouse, and living in the shadow of your children. In the action crime-drama County Line: No Fear, the third installment of the successful County Line trilogy, the ornery, yet devoted Alden Rockwell is back and on the verge of retirement. When Zed Dalton, an ambitious and ruthless crime syndicate boss, sets up shop to enact revenge on Alden and Jo for involving themselves in his business, he isn’t quite prepared for the battle he’s up against. Alden, Jo and Interim Sheriff Dante Hill will go to any lengths to protect the counties they have vowed to serve. The action is non-stop, with many twists and surprising turns along the way! Will Alden finally retire? Will Jo forgive her father for bringing this trouble to her doorstep? Will Zed get what’s coming to him? And what role do