Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Theo Rhys and Joss Holden-Rea on their award-winning short film “Stuffed” (The Filmcraziest Show)

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to talk with the filmmakers – director and co-writer Theo Rhys and co-writer and composer Joss Holden-Rea – behind the short film Stuffed, a musical about a taxidermist who dreams of stuffing a human, and she thinks she may have finally found her muse. The U.K. film premiered last month at the SXSW film festival and won the Special Jury Recognition award for Bold Vision at the festival. I was able to chat with them after the festival about their film.

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

Cleveland International Film Festival Review: I Am (2021, Short)

I Am is a new short film from director Jerry Hoffman and writer Florens Huhn, the film follows the withdrawn Noé (Sheri Hagan), a woman who suffers from constant night terrors. On one of her morning walks, she finds a woman in the forest and takes her home. This woman, Ela (Melodie Wakivuamina), also happens to be an android. Noé takes her home and reactivates her, beginning a strange relationship which eventually gets a bit stranger as Ela starts to copy Noé, as the short film becomes an a unique tale about a robot and a woman.

Interview with the Sound Team Behind “Greyhound”

Interview with the Sound Team Behind “Greyhound”

Greyhound is an exciting WWII actioner picking up months after the Americans joined World War II. It follows Captain Krause (Tom Hanks), a U.S. Navy Commander who is on his first commanding mission as he leads a convoy of ships through the Black Pit during the Battle of the Atlantic, trying to get troops safely [...]

Interview – Christo Brock for “Brewmance” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview – Christo Brock for “Brewmance” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Even if you don't drink beer, it's everywhere. That's something Christo Brock's new documentary, Brewmance, understands. The film is a love letter to craft brewing and to craft beer. It's become a global thing and we see that as two groups of home brewers in Long Beach, California, who are trying to open their own breweries. Also featured in the documentary are interviews with iconic brewers with Ken Grossman, Charlie Papazian, Jim Koch and others, as they tell us a bit of the history of craft beer.I was able to chat with writer, director and producer Christo Brock on today's episode of The Filmcraziest Show 

News: “The Actor,” starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Duke Johnson, acquired by NEON

News: “The Actor,” starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Duke Johnson, acquired by NEON

Stranded in 1950s Ohio after a brutal attack, actor Paul Cole (Gosling), suffering from severe memory loss, struggles to find his way back to his life in New York and reclaim what he has lost.  The Actor follows a thrilling journey we must all make, to find home, to find love and ultimately to find ourselves. The Actor, starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Duke Johnson, was recently acquired by NEON.

Trailer: Shudder Exclusive “Boys from County Hell”

Trailer: Shudder  Exclusive “Boys from County Hell”

Here's a film I've been looking forward to watching since I came across it at last year's Nightstream Film Festival in October, and last week the trailer for Boys from County Hell  was released. The film, premiering on Shudder as a Shudder Exclusive in the U.S. and Canada on April 22, is set in Ireland. Strange [...]

The Filmcraziest Show Interview: Lexy Hammonds as Cara in “Drive All Night”

The Filmcraziest Show Interview: Lexy Hammonds as Cara in “Drive All Night”

I was able to chat with actress Lexy Hammonds who plays Cara in the new, surrealist neo-noir film "Drive All Night" that recently premiered at Cinequest. In the film, Hammonds plays Cara, a mysterious passenger who gets in the backseat of a taxi driven by reclusive driver Dave (Yutaka Takeuchi). In the conversation, we discuss the film's premiere, what it was like building chemistry with Yutaka, costume design, video games, conspiracy theories and much more.

The Filmcraziest Show Interview: Director and co-writer Jessie Barr for “Sophie Jones”

The Filmcraziest Show Interview: Director and co-writer Jessie Barr for “Sophie Jones”

Here's another interview I was able to do with Jessie Barr, director and co-writer of the new coming-of-age drama, "Sophie Jones," where we chat about the inception of the film collaborating with her younger cousin Jessica Barr on the film (who plays Sophie Jones), as well as the emotional rawness in the film, its music and locations. (Video and podcast are included.)