Interview: West Coast Film Programmers – PART ONE

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Putting together a genre film festival of any type takes time, commitment (or committed), a reliable team, a diverse lineup, luck plus so much more. The western part of North America is rich with talent, history and film festivals that break the mold and continue to redefine the experience for everyone that becomes part of […]

Shannon Talks THE WITCHES’ BALL With Drunken Devil Founder Matt Dorado

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As Halloween steadily approaches, you may be wondering what to do to celebrate this wonderful holiday. There are so many fun events in the Los Angeles and Southern California that it can be hard to chose that one special thing, but have no fear, I have found the perfect event; “The Witches’ Ball: Halloween Bacchanal” […]

Jay Kay Chats With THE DEMOLISHER Director Gabriel Carrer!!

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We fear what is in the dark… We fear the rage, the fury, the monster inside of us that stays just under the surface. It is triggered by things, emotions, actions and choices we make and miss. This hulking monster that lays below the surface reflects all that has been done to us and all […]

Interviews: Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 2)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Jay Kay Talks Five Years & Under Film Festivals Across the United States (Part 1)

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The first five years of any film festival is so crucial for variety of reasons. Developing a reputation for the event, staff, and organizers. The foundation of technology and promotion for the film festival. The dynamic of a home for the film festival within a city and venue. The focus of the film selections (short […]

Icons of Fright Talks Filmmaking Challenges/Successes with Tristan Clay

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Imagine co founding a production company, creating three short films and finishing up on the post production details on your first feature. These are endeavors usually only dreamed about with most folks, let alone successfully and passionately completing. What is even more incredibly impressive about all this, is that Mr. Tristan Clay is only 20 […]

Icons of Fright Chats With BLOODTHIRSTY: ONE NATION UNDER WATER Writer Mark Landry!

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Taking a cue from the real life tragedies hurricanes Katrina and Rita and crafting a very emotionally resonant tale involving a former Coast Guard and a murderous mystery that he stumbles upon, writer Mark Landry gives fans the very entertaining and human story of BLOODYTHIRSTY. A mixture of real tragedies injected with a vampiric consipiracy, […]

Icons of Fright Chats With: LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR Co-Writers/Directors John Swaf & Cory Asraf

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I’m going to be loud and clear for you fright fanatics: John Swaf & Cory Asraf’s LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR is quite easily one of the most intensely poignant films to hit the festival circuit in years (review). A mixture of the quiet southern-noir and the terrifying hitman looking for his target film, […]