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Following Films Podcast: Vincent Grashaw on WHAT JOSIAH SAW

  What Josiah Saw  is the third feature from American filmmaker Vincent Grashaw (Coldwater, And Then I Go) and world premiered to high praise at the 2021 Fantasia Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Screamfest, and more.  In What Josiah Saw, after two decades, a damaged family reunites at their remote farmhouse, where they confront long-buried secrets and sins of the past. The film stars Robert Patrick (The Terminator), Nick Stahl (Sin City), Scott Haze (Child of God) and Kelli Garner (Lars And The Real Girl).   Today I’m joined by Vincent to discuss his work on WHAT JOSIAH SAW. The film is currently streaming on SHUDDER. Big thanks to Bookmans for sponsoring the show and to Fort Worth for letting me use their song at the end. 

Interview with Sherri Crichton on THE ANDROMEDA EVOLUTION

Written by Daniel H. Wilson, The Andromeda Evolution picks up the story established by Michael Crichton in his beloved novel The Andromeda Strain. Set decades later as a team of scientists continue to watch and wait for the Andromeda Strain to reappear. They embark on a quest to reach the quarantine zone, enter the anomaly, and figure out how to stop the potentially apocalyptic threat before the Andromeda Evolution annihilates all life as we know it. I had the chance to speak with Sherri Crichton about The Andromeda Evolution and continuing her late husbands work. Sherri, thank you for taking time to do this. How are you holding up? Thanks so much for your interest!  We are doing fine and thinking of all the people who have not  been as fortunate.  It’s also been such an inspiring moment for big changes in our world and  society at large. It wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to say “The Andromeda Strain” has become prophetic in  recent months. How do you feel about conti

NEGATIVE interview w/ Joshua Caldwell

After he takes a picture of a random young woman on the street, amateur photographer Hollis is shocked when she knocks on his apartment door and threatens his life. Urgently demanding that he and the photograph must leave town with her or she will have to kill him, Hollis reluctantly obliges. While on the run, she reveals that her name is Natalie and she’s an ex-MI5 agent on the run from the Colombian Cartel members that she double-crossed. Just as she was about to escape for good, Hollis’ photograph of Natalie surfaced and now the Cartel knows her whereabouts. Now, she must confront the demons of her past before any more innocent people are murdered. Joshua Caldwell, the director of NEGATIVE was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his movie, Los Angeles, and the importance of music in film. Thank you for taking time out of your day to do this, I really appreciate it. How are you today? I’m great, man. Couldn’t be happier. Not every day you get to relea

TROPHY interview w/ directors Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau

Shaul Schwarz’s and Christina Clusiau’s Trophy explores the complex heart of contemporary issues of animal conservation and commodification at a time when endangered African species such as elephants, rhinos and lions march ever closer to extinction. This provocative follow-up to Schwarz’s acclaimed Narco Cultura journeys viewers across lush African forests and vast plains and into the world’s largest hunters’ convention in Las Vegas to meet breeders and hunters who passionately believe in animal conservation. A common mantra of these businesses – “if it pays, it stays” – sums up the controversial notion that if you assign monetary value to an animal, it is worth protecting. Trophy follows Philip Glass, a Texas-based sheep breeder and life-long hunter who is on a quest to collect the “Big Five” (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino). Philip is deeply connected to the land and animals. He spends days or weeks tracking animals in their natural environment before getting his

Interview w/ Bill Watterson on DAVE MADE A MAZE

Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Bill Watterson is known for his work as an actor on films like JERSEY BOYS and OUIJA. I sat down to chat with him about directorial debut DAVE MADE A MAZE.  The film will be featured in this years Boston Underground Film Festival Sunday March 26th, 6pm at the Brattle Theatre. If you are in the area, go see it. I know its only March, but I can't imagine this not making my top ten of 2017. Its one of the most innovative films I've seen since ANOMALISA. If you can't make the Boston screening, check out their official  website  to see when it will be playing near you. I can't wait to see the film again on April 8th when it plays the Phoenix Film Festival.  How are you today? Great! The film has the creativity energy of

Interview with Evan Kidd

Displacement Welcomed is a short 16 minute independent film dealing with the relationship between two unlikely people. The film follows a young woman who returns home to deal with her father's disappearance. However along the way its a homeless woman named Norma who shows her that life is truly what you make of it. Displacement Welcomed - A Film by Evan Kidd from Evan Kidd on Vimeo .

Interviews with Ethan Hawke and Seymour Bernstein about the IFC film Seymour: An Introduction

INTERVIEW WITH ETHAN HAWKE How did you first meet Seymour? I met Seymour at a dinner party. We were seated next to one another and I began confiding in him immediately. There is something magical about him that invites honesty. When you first met Seymour, did you immediately think, "I should make a movie about this man?" It wasn't really my idea. He invited me and a few friends over to his apartment and he played for us. I was transported. His friends seemed to have the same reaction. We knew he wasn't giving any more public concerts - so a documentary leapt to someone’s mind, who started pressing me to do it. I thought I would find someone else to do it, but then slowly realized I wanted to. Had you ever considered making a documentary portrait of anybody before? I'd written a profile on Kris Kristofferson once for Rolling Stone and enjoyed that – it felt a little bit like making a doc. I enjoy the process of meditating on the lives of ar

Interview with Conrad Goode

Conrad's first professional acting appearance was in a 1986 Miller Lite commercial with Joe Piscopo. Following the Saturday Night Live alum, he made an appearance on SNL, in 1988, playing "Big Red" in a skit with Jan Hooks and Kevin Nealon. A theme that would re-occur throughout his career, having worked with Adam Sandler, three times (The Longest Yard, Anger Management and Bulletproof), Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, Horatio Sanz and the late Chris Farley. He has appeared in over 22 films and 40 national commercials. his most recent film Home Is Where The Heart Is can be purchased or rented on Amazon  

Interview with Leanna Borsellino about Honeychild

    How do you describe Honeychild?   Honeychild is a feature-length documentary that follows the story of an American-born woman, prostituted as a child, as she journeys across the United States with her daughter, recounting her extraordinary struggle for survival in the 1970's sex trade. Together they expose far more truths about America's children in the sex industry, than either had ever imagined possible.   How were you made aware of this story?   About 5 years ago I was going through some keepsake boxes with my mother, when we stumbled upon a box with old letters and photographs from the 1970's documenting her past. It wasn't until that moment that I realized my mother had been prostituted as a child. I was curious and wanted to know more, so began delving into her story and then also researching current events. It was then that we realized this story was bigger than either of us imagined. I gathered a team together also passionat

Interview with DP David McFarland of The Boy Next Door and some film talk with Anderson Cowan of The After Disaster and The Film Vault

Based in Los Angeles, born and raised in Texas, David began studying photography, art, and music at an early age. He is a graduate of Boston University where he majored in cinematography and anthropology. His previous feature credits include: THE BLACK TULIP, for director Sonia Cole; and THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS, starring Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria. Aside from working in narrative, David has a strong body of work in commercials, documentaries, and music videos. Regardless of the type of project, his goal as a DP is to create images that not only tell the story, but affect the viewer on a subliminal level. On this episode we talk about romantic relationships with a big age difference... other than between Mike and Chris. Instead we debate two classic films in Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA vs. Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE. For the deciding vote, we are very happy to have Anderson Cowan from the awesome and well-respected movie podcast THE FILM VAULT and the comedy podcast THE AFT