The Filmcraziest Show with Benjamin Ross Hayden and Shannon Joel Chappell for Parallel Minds

The Filmcraziest Show with Benjamin Ross Hayden and Shannon Joel Chappell for Parallel Minds

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by writer and director Benjamin Ross Hayden and art director Shannon Joel Chappell, to discuss their new film Parallel Minds, which played early this month at Toronto’s Blood in the Snow Film Festival. The plot: In the near future, an A.I. called URM is investigated by a detective named Thomas Elliot (Greg Bryk) and a researcher, Margo Elson (Tommie Amber-Pirie), for a lab about to release a contact lens with the power to record what the eye can see to recreate memories. The film is written and directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden and also stars Neil Napier, Madison Walsh, Michelle Thrush, Wilma Pelly and Chelsea Green. (My review of the film can be found here.)

The Filmcraziest Show – Francesco Giannini, “Hall”

The Filmcraziest Show – Francesco Giannini, “Hall”

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I'm joined by co-writer and director Francesco Giannini of the Canadian pandemic horror Hall, which just had its Canadian Premiere as a part of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival at the end of October, where Giannini recently won the Best Director award, as well. The film depicts the very [...]

The Filmcraziest Show – BJ Verot, Echo Andersson, “The Return”

The Filmcraziest Show – BJ Verot, Echo Andersson, “The Return”

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was joined by director/co-writer BJ Verot and actress Echo Andersson (pictured in the featured image) to discuss their new film The Return, which just had its Canadian Premiere at the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. The plot: When brilliant student Rodger (Richard Harmon) learns of the death of his father, he returns to his childhood home with his girlfriend, Beth (Sara Thompson), and his long-time best friend Jordan (Echo Andersson) to set affairs in order. Rodger then begins to investigate the details of the family tragedy; and soon discovers a malevolent force that has been haunting his family since his childhood.

The Filmcraziest Show – John Hsu for “Detention”

The Filmcraziest Show – John Hsu for “Detention”

On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show (note, that when this was recorded I still referred to it as Filmcraziest Interviews), I chatted with John Hsu, the director and co-writer of the Taiwanese horror film based on a video game of the same name, Detention. (My review of the film out of Fantasia can be [...]

The Filmcraziest Show – Interview with Michael Lovan, Henry Alexander Kelly and Mikelen Walker for “Murder Bury Win”

The Filmcraziest Show – Interview with Michael Lovan, Henry Alexander Kelly and Mikelen Walker for “Murder Bury Win”

Some of our conversation topics in this half-hour episode, which is very lite on spoilers by the way, we chat our favourite board games, designing the actual game in Murder Bury Win as well as the designs of other indie games that show up in the film that aren’t playable, and we also get into scenarios where we ourselves think of how we’d kill someone and dispose of the body… We also chat Leprechaun and Irish accents, our own competitive natures and more.

The Filmcraziest Show – Interview with Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews, “A Ghost Waits”

The Filmcraziest Show – Interview with Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews, “A Ghost Waits”

Now, I’ve called my podcast Filmcraziest Interviews in the past but this is the first version of my podcast with the new name The Filmcraziest Show, which will officially be its new name soon, though there will still be old episodes still to be posted where I still refer to it as Filmcraziest Interviews. Anyway, on this episode I am joined by writer and director Adam Stovall, as well as actor and co-writer MacLeod Andrews, to discuss their new film A Ghost Waits.

Filmcraziest Interviews, Justin G. Dyck and Keith Cooper, “Anything for Jackson”

Filmcraziest Interviews, Justin G. Dyck and Keith Cooper, “Anything for Jackson”

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews, I chat with director Justin G. Dyck and writer Keith Cooper for their new film Anything for Jackson, a great reverse exorcism horror that had its World Premiere at Fantasia Film Festival on Sept. 1, and recently had its U.S. Premiere as a part of the Nighstream Film Festival on Oct. 9. The plot: Dr. Henry Walsh (Julian Richings) and his wife, Audrey (Sheila McCarthy), lost their grandson, Jackson, in a car crash two years earlier and instead of accepting it, they found satanism. To get him back, they kidnap one of Henry’s pregnant patients, Becker (Konstantina Mantelos), to execute a ritual that would hopefully bring Jackson back, but they get more than they bargained for. The film also stars Yannick Bisson and Josh Cruddas. My review out of Nightstream can be found here, and my first review from Fantasia can be found here. 

Filmcraziest Interviews – Trish Harnetiaux, Jacob A. Ware and Anthony Arkin for their short film, “You Wouldn’t Understand”

Filmcraziest Interviews – Trish Harnetiaux, Jacob A. Ware and Anthony Arkin for their short film, “You Wouldn’t Understand”

Here’s another episode of Filmcraziest Interviews and this one was a lot of fun with a lot of laughs. I was joined by some of the creative team behind a new short film called You Wouldn’t Understand which recently premiered at Screamfest L.A., and those who joined me include director and co-writer Trish Harnetiaux, actor and co-writer Jacob A. Ware, as well as actor and editor Anthony Arkin.

Filmcraziest Interviews – Paul Komadina, “Abduction” (Short)

Filmcraziest Interviews – Paul Komadina, “Abduction” (Short)

On this episode of Filmcraziest Interviews I am joined by Australian filmmaker Paul Komadina to discuss his new short film Abduction, which recently played as part of the North Bend Film Festival at Nightstream. The short film stars Alexandra Nell as Mathilda, a woman who after waking up in the middle of a field with no memory faces a streak of judgment and cruelty. The film is directed by Paul Komadina and written by Frances Elliott.

Filmcraziest Interviews – Terence Krey and Christine Nyland, “An Unquiet Grave”

Filmcraziest Interviews – Terence Krey and Christine Nyland, “An Unquiet Grave”

Welcome to another episode of Filmcraziest Interviews and for this episode I chatted with Terence Krey (writer, director and producer) and Christine Nyland (writer and star, pictured in the featured image) for their new film An Unquiet Grave, which had its World Premiere on Oct. 11 at the Nightstream virtual film festival. The film stars Jacob A. Ware as Jamie, a widow one year removed from the death of his wife. One night, he enlists the help of his sister-in-law Ava (Christine Nyland) to help him bring her back from the dead. It’s a two-actor chamber horror directed by Terence Krey, and written by Krey and Nyland.