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Dasha Nekrasova (The Scary of Sixty-First)

The Scary of Sixty-First, the debut film from Dasha Nekrasova, has a riskiness lacking from most recent American films, starting with its subject manner: It’s an Eyes Wide Shut-style winter nightmare about two young women who move into an apartment that they soon learn was once owned by Jeffrey Epstein.Nekrasova and co-writer Madeline Quinnâ....

From Razzies to Release from Director Jail --- Tom Putnam!

Alrik and Liz have a wonderful, substantive and vulnerable conversation with filmmaker Tom Putnam about the trajectory of his career (from massively popular shorts to a razzie nominated feature, to his most recent award-winning film, THE DARK DIVIDE). We also feature Nicole De Meneses' latest short, BLOO....

FSS 24: Year In Review & Preview

We take a moment to re-celebrate the guests we've had last year, from Jonathan Katz to David Farrier. We also take a look ahead to personal and show paranormal goals in 2022. ....

Essential Gear for Beginning Filmmakers

Mike and Chris talk about all of the gear you need when starting out. These are the things you must have to start making professional video. ....

Mission Log 26: Errand of Mercy | TOS

War is brewing between the Federation and the Klingons, and the fate of an undeveloped race – the Organians – hangs in the balance. But there’s more to the Organians than meets the eye, as the Enterprise learns in “Errand of Mercy.”....

Charlene Huang on Film Music

This week we talk to Charlene Huang who is the Manager of Animated Music Production at Netflix.  Before Netflix she worked at Dreamworks creating music for huge movies like How Train Your Dragon 2, Paranorman, Kung Fu Panda 3, Trolls and Boss Baby.  We get philosophical on when to use music, the benefits and drawbacks of using needle drop....

Chatting with BAD ASS' Craig Moss about LET US IN!

This week Liz and Alrik chat with writer/director Craig Moss about his latest feature, LET US IN. This film was a bit of a departure from his previous films, and Craig goes into taking on producerial duties as well as how he made a career by NOT going to film school. Also, Liz is in the hot seat for GET ....

Diallo Riddle & Bashir Salahuddin, Creators HBO Max Comedy "South Side"

“Necessity,” said Bashir Salahuddin, about his path to screenwriting, as he and his writing partner Diallo Riddle were limited in which roles they were given, even in sketch comedy performances in LA. The duo felt like there had not been a “boisterous black sketch comedy show in LA” since Keenen....

POP ART: Episode 68, Dawn of the Dead/Nocturama

MALLED: Join me and The Vern of Cinema Recall as we discuss George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead and the controversial French film Nocturna, both films about people stuck at a mall. “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead walk the earth”. When was the last time you’ve been to an enclosed mall....

5 Overlooked Filmmaking Concepts

Chris and Mike talk about five overlooked filmmaking concepts. They discuss the four attributes of light, color, intensity, quality and direction. They talk about the 180-degree rule and eyelines, focusing on the second vs. third-person perspective and one-way....