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Following Films Podcast: Sara Tomko on Suicide for Beginners

Sara Tomko is an actor, singer, producer & poet currently residing in Los Angeles.  She moved from the east coast in 2007 to pursue film & television.  Her most notable roles are The Cave Woman on HBO’s Season Two opener of The Leftovers, a recurring guest star as Suzanne on Amazon Prime’s Sneaky Pete and she is currently starring as Asta Twelvetrees on SyFy’s Resident Alien.  Sara has a film production company with her husband, Theodore Pederson, called In The Pocket Productions.  They produced a short film that premiered in July 2018 at the Laemmle NoHo 7 called Girls, Girls, Girls: Or As Tammy Withers Away and are working on their first feature, an arthouse horror, to be filmed in 2023. Today I'm joined by Sara Tomko to discuss her latest film, SUICIDE FOR BEGINNERS. The film is currently available on VOD. 


JULIA, from Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West (RBG), will premiere for television on CNN on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern (5:00pm and 7:00pm Pacific), with limited commercial interruption.  The documentary celebrates the life and career of chef, cookbook author, and television and cultural pioneer, Julia Child.  “Julia Child was an irresistible subject,” say filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen, “and not just because of her charismatic, joie-de-vivre personality, and crying-out-for-imitation voice.  As a cookbook author and television chef, Julia had a profound impact on the way Americans think about food, about television, and about the possibilities for women.” Sizzling with mouth-watering food cinematography, diced with never-before-seen archival film and photos, and interviews with those who knew her, the documentary captures the surprising, and quietly subversive, life of Julia Child.  Born to a well-to-do, conservative Cal

Eraser: Reborn – First Movie Clip & Photos Revealed – Own it on June 7 on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD

  The all-new original film, ERASER: REBORN, a reboot of the 1996 blockbuster, follows US Marshal Mason Pollard, a specialist in engineering the fake deaths of witnesses that need to leave no trace of their existence. In this exciting clip from the action-packed film Pollard (played by Dominic Sherwood) warns Rina (played by Jacky Lai), a witness under his protection, and her lawyer Vanessa (played by Susan Danford) that an attack is imminent. Check out the first-ever clip reveal and never before seen photos from ERASER: REBORN, available on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 7, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

Following Films Podcast: Keoni Waxman on THE RAVINE

  Today I'm joined by Keoni Waxman (The Hard Way) to discuss his latest film, THE RAVINE. The film stars Eric Dane (“Euphoria"), Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), Peter Facinelli (The Vanished), Byron Mann (The Big Short), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool) and Kyle Lowder (“Days of Our Live”).  In THE RAVINE, when an unspeakable crime rocks a peaceful community, family and friends are left to wonder if they overlooked the murderer among them or if there might be more to the story. Inspired by true events, this haunting thriller stars Eric Dane, Teri Polo, Peter Facinelli, and Leslie Uggams.  Cinedigm will release THE RAVINE in theaters and on Demand and Digital May 6, 2022.

TRAILER and Release Info on GATLOPP Starring Jim Mahoney, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Bass, Sarunas J. Jackson

A group of old friends reunites for a nostalgic evening of fun and games after a decade apart. After one too many, they decide to play a drinking game, but it’s quickly revealed that this game comes with supernatural stakes. Mischief leads to mayhem, and the group realizes that if they can’t come together to win the game by sunrise, they will be forced to play for eternity - in hell. Starring: Jim Mahoney, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Jon Bass, Sarunas J. Jackson, Shelley Hennig,  John Ales, Amy Davidson Directed by: Alberto Belli Written by: Jim Mahoney ON DEMAND AND ON DIGITAL: June 16, 2022 

Overlook Film Festival 2022 Opening Night Info

  Here is an overview of what to expect at this years Overlook Film Festival! The festival will open with the North American premiere of Ana Lily Amirpour’s MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON, which features a stellar cast including Jeon Jong-soo, Kate Hudson and Craig Robinson. Shot in New Orleans, this fantastical boundary pushing tale marks the third feature from acclaimed director Amirpour.  Additional premieres include Mark Meir’s feature debut, THE SUMMONED. The Overlook stacks its lineup with fresh discoveries and festival favorites, such as ROGER CORMAN, THE POPE OF POP CINEMA, with Joe Dante, Peter Bogdonavich and Ron Howard, as well as Eli Horowitz’s THE COW, starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr., legendary FX guru Phil Tippet’s visionary opus MAD GOD, Carlota Pereda’s striking first feature PIGGY, and SXSW sensation HYPOCHONDRIAC, starring Zach Villa. The festival's signature interactive elements have been re-imagined for the pandemic age. Anchored by a weekend-long alt

Following Films Podcast: Michael John Warren on SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN

  Today I'm joined by Michael John Warren to discuss SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN 15 years after the smash, Tony-winning Broadway run of “Spring Awakening,” the original cast and creative team reunite for a spectacular, one-night only reunion concert to benefit The Actors Fund. Chronicling their whirlwind journey back to the stage, the film follows the players as they reconnect and rediscover the beauty and timelessness of the hit musical, sharing the show’s underdog origins, its path to Tony glory, the universal themes of teenage repression and angst, and the unconventional love story of breakout stars Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele. HBO Documentary Films’ SPRING AWAKENING: THOSE YOU’VE KNOWN , directed by Michael John Warren and produced by RadicalMedia (HBO’s “David Byrne’s American Utopia”), debuts TUESDAY, MAY 3 (9:00-10:23 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.