My Experience Drawing in an Animation Workshop for “Wolfwalkers”

My Experience Drawing in an Animation Workshop for “Wolfwalkers”

For a different kind-of article, I was able to take part in an animation workshop for the film WOLFWALKERS. I've included some coverage of the event in the form of quotes and interesting tidbits, as well as my experience trying to follow along in the tutorial and how my own drawings turned out (like the one seen in the featured image).

Interview: Michael Abbott Jr. for The Dark and the Wicked (The Filmcraziest Show – Podcast, video, written transcript)

Interview: Michael Abbott Jr. for The Dark and the Wicked (The Filmcraziest Show – Podcast, video, written transcript)

Here's a written interview transcript of a conversation I had with Michael Abbott Jr., who plays Michael in the new Shudder Exclusive film THE DARK AND THE WICKED. I've also included the podcast audio of the conversation, as well as the YouTube video of the conversation.

Netflix Review: The Prom (2020)

Netflix Review: The Prom (2020)

Ryan Murphy, showrunner of American Horror Story, revisits some of his Glee roots by directing The Prom, a movie adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. The story features a troupe of self-obsessed theater stars wanting to find a cause to make themselves feel better. They settle on a small conservative town in Indiana in support of a high school girl, Emma (Jo Ellen Pellman), who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

Shudder Review: The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

Shudder Review: The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

Editor’s note: This is a repost of a review from August 29, 2020 that originally appeared as a review for the Fantasia Film Festival. Directed by: Bryan Bertino. Starring: Marin Ireland, Michael Abbott Jr., Xander Berkeley. Runtime: 1h 35 min. Released: This film had its International Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on August 28, 2020. [...]

The Filmcraziest Show – Robert Cuffley, Susie Moloney, Colin Sheldon, “Bright Hill Road” (Podcast Interview)

The Filmcraziest Show – Robert Cuffley, Susie Moloney, Colin Sheldon, “Bright Hill Road” (Podcast Interview)

Here's a new episode of my podcast where I chat with the team behind the Canadian horror film BRIGHT HILL ROAD (with director Robert Cuffley, writer Susie Moloney and producer Colin Sheldon), a film centering around a character struggling through addiction who stops at the titular boarding house on her way to California.

The Filmcraziest Show – Phillip G. Carroll Jr., Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, “The Honeymoon Phase” (Spoiler Show, Podcast Interview)

The Filmcraziest Show – Phillip G. Carroll Jr., Chloe Carroll, Jim Schubin, “The Honeymoon Phase” (Spoiler Show, Podcast Interview)

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I have a returning guest in writer-director and producer Phillip G. Carroll for his film The Honeymoon Phase, as well as actress and producer Chloe Carroll, who plays Eve in the film, as well as actor Jim Schubin who plays Tom in the film. I usually put a spoiler warning before for certain spots of my interviews, but this episode will be a spoiler show so it’d be a great one to listen to after watching The Honeymoon Phase.

The Filmcraziest Show – Nicholas Vince, Natasha Killip, Joe Hallett and Chris Regan, “Paintball Massacre” (2020)

The Filmcraziest Show – Nicholas Vince, Natasha Killip, Joe Hallett and Chris Regan, “Paintball Massacre” (2020)

For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show I was joined by some of the team behind the new horror/comedy Paintball Massacre, including producer/actor Joe Hallett (who plays Aiden Jones in the film), actress Natasha Killip (who plays Lauren Bryce in the film), writer Chris Regan, and actor Nicholas Vince (who plays Somerset the Barman in [...]

The Filmcraziest Show – Aaron B. Koontz for “The Pale Door”

The Filmcraziest Show – Aaron B. Koontz for “The Pale Door”

In The Pale Door, after a train robbery goes bad, two brothers, Duncan (Zachary Knighton) and Jake (Devin Druid), leading a gang of cowboys must survive the night in a ghost town inhabited by a coven of witches. The film is directed by Aaron B. Koontz and is written by Cameron Burns, Koontz and Keith [...]

The Filmcraziest Show – Robert Benjamin and Ben O’Toole, “Bloody Hell”

The Filmcraziest Show – Robert Benjamin and Ben O’Toole, “Bloody Hell”

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show I chatted with writer Robert Benjamin and actor Ben O'Toole for their new film Bloody Hell, which premiered on demand on January 14 (here are some options for rent or purchase) and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on  January 19. 

The plot: Rex Coen (Ben O’Toole) finds himself in a crazy situation during a bank robbery and decides to take the opportunity to play hero and save the hostages. Instead, he’s hailed by a hero by some and a lunatic by others and is sent to jail. Once he’s released, he leaves this mysterious past behind for better pastures in Finland. But in Bloody Hell, Finland is way worse. The film is directed by Alister Grierson, written by Robert Benjamin, and stars Ben O'Toole (pictured in the featured image), Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland and Travis Jefferey.