For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to chat with fellow podcaster Sabrina Furminger, host of the YVR Screen Scene podcast based in Vancouver. I spoke with her in time for a special benefit she is hosting tomorrow, Saturday May 8 (at 2 p.m. PST and 5 p.m. EST), called the YVR Screen Scene for India. It’s an online event designed to raise money for India and the current COVID-19 landscape there, with the ticket sales going straight to three different charities in India.
Set! is a documentary about something that only frequent state fair goers may have heard of, and that’s the world of competitive table setting (or table scaping). It’s not a race to set the dinner table; but a decorative art (with all the competition of sports) where table setters compete for beautiful ribbons. The film [...]
I was able to speak with the director of the film, Bobbi Jo Hart, as well as Fanny drummer and vocalist, Brie Darling (a.k.a. Brie Brandt). On the episode, we discuss how Bobbi learned of their story and came on board, some cool reactions from Brie Darling after watching the documentary and some things she didn’t know, as well as the Statue of Liberty inspiring the poster, women finding their voices and normalization of rocking out at any age, as well as Brie Darling being an accidental drummer, auditioning for KISS and her, June and Jean Millington finding their sound again.
In this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I spoke with Daniel Edelstyn, one of the directors and producers of the new documentary Bank Job, which is premiering as a part of the Hot Docs Film Festival. The film was filmed over five years and is about a filmmaking duo – a husband-and-wife team of Edelstyn and Hilary Powell – who educate themselves and their community in financial literacy as they build their own bank with a goal of helping alleviate some debt in the U.K. In the episode we chat about some of the inspirations for the film (like The Italian Job), the original thought of wanting to have a superhero saving debt instead of building a bank, how the pair of filmmakers explained certain concepts, designing the money and getting community support and bringing them into the film, as well as vodka empires and the Ukrainian mafia, potential sequels and much more in between.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to talk with Vancouver-based British actress Georgia Waters, where we spoke about her roles on Freeform’s fantasy mermaid show Siren, where she played the role of Eliza in the second and third seasons; as well as her role as Rose in the 2020 horror film Toys of Terror.
I was able to chat with some of the team behind the new Lovecraftian horror The Deep Ones, a film that follows Lexi (Gina La Piana) and Petri (Johann Urb), a married couple who rent a beachside Airbnb and learn they’re in over their heads once they meet peculiar neighbours, who are really part of a mysterious cult who worship an ancient sea god. The film is based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and also stars Robert Miano, Silvia Spross and Jackie Debatin. I spoke with the writer/director of the film Chad Ferrin, as well as the film’s two leads Johann Urb and Gina La Piana (who joins in on the conversation at around 17 minutes).
This is a different kind-of episode of The Filmcraziest Show, which is always exciting! I was able to chat with the multi-talented actor Harrison Houde (known for such TV shows as Some Assembly Required and films like Diary of a Wimpy Kid), who has also been making YouTube videos since he was a kid. He was able to transfer those skills into being the co-creator and director of a new web series called Stories of Kindness, designed to promote kindness, creativity and storytelling for children in Canada.
Beast Beast is a drama about a trio of thee youngsters whose lives intersect in a Southern town – with the social butterfly Krista (Shirley Chen), the new kid and town and parkour and skateboarding aficionado Nito (Jose Angeles), as well as high school graduate Adam (Will Madden) who is trying to make it big with a YouTube channel educating about firearms. I was able to chat with the team behind the film, including writer/director Danny Madden, as well as the three leads of the film in Shirley Chen, Jose Angeles and Will Madden (who is a frequent collaborator with director and brother, Danny).
Icon is a coming-of-age drama about skateboarder Sam (Parker Padgett), who is struggling with potentially becoming a father with girlfriend Ana (Devon Hales), and he takes a look into himself and his icons that have defined his life. I was able to chat with the writer, director, producer and editor of the film, Tony Ahedo, about his feature debut ICON, where we chat about how personal this story is to him, the visuals in the flashback scenes, and much more.