Interview: In Conversation with “Red Stone” Director and Writer Derek Presley | The Filmcraziest Show

Interview: In Conversation with “Red Stone” Director and Writer Derek Presley | The Filmcraziest Show

In this conversation, I spoke with writer and director Derek Presley about his new pulpy crime action film "Red Stone," a story about a hitman in the middle of a moral dilemma, tasked with tracking down a teen, Motley, as Motley witnessed the murder of his brother.

“Val” Interview | Director, co-writer Aaron Fradkin, and star Misha Reeves | The Filmcraziest Show

“Val” Interview | Director, co-writer Aaron Fradkin, and star Misha Reeves | The Filmcraziest Show

In the new Dread Central horror film Val, a criminal named Fin (Zachary Mooren) tries to evade cops by breaking into a mansion in a wealthy neighbourhood. This mansion happens to be owned by high-class escort Val (Misha Reeves), and Fin finds himself in a strange situation where nothing is what it seems. The film is currently playing in select theatres, and will be available On Demand this coming Tuesday, October 5.  For my podcast/video podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with the film's co-writer and director Aaron Fradkin, as well as one of the film's stars Misha Reeves, who plays the titular Val.

“Between Waves” Interview | Writer, director Virginia Abramovich | The Filmcraziest Show

“Between Waves” Interview | Writer, director Virginia Abramovich | The Filmcraziest Show

Exploring themes of loss and grief through a science-fiction story in Between Waves, Fiona Graham plays photographer Jamie who finds herself at the centre of a missing persons investigation when her boyfriend Isaac (Luke Robinson) disappears.

As she’s dealing with potentially losing her boyfriend, she still sees him everywhere; and then she literally sees him everywhere. Isaac comes to her and reports that his research has worked: He’s thought of a way to open a parallel dimension, using the conduit of water. This sets Jamie on a journey, through Toronto and into the Azores, trying to reunite with Isaac.  

For my podcast The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with the film’s director and writer Virginia Abramovich where we talked about being drawn into the story, the research and figuring out the rules, the casting in the film, shooting in the Azores, shooting the underwater scene, the transitions in the writing and much more in between.

“Creation Stories” Interview | Director Nick Moran | The Filmcraziest Show

“Creation Stories” Interview | Director Nick Moran | The Filmcraziest Show

At the height of Britpop, the founder and head of Creation Records, Alan McGee (played by Ewen Bremner in the biography Creation Stories) was at the height of his career, discovering bands like Oasis that would heavily influence the 1990s, and music from there on. Nick Moran's film tells the story of the rebellion of the age, [...]

Interview: Director Brian Morrison and musicians Daniel Strauch, Michael Marx-Gibbons for documentary “Bastards’ Road” (The Filmcraziest Show)

Interview: Director Brian Morrison and musicians Daniel Strauch, Michael Marx-Gibbons for documentary “Bastards’ Road” (The Filmcraziest Show)

In this first of two interviews of my coverage of the new documentary Bastards’ Road, I was able to chat with Brian Morrison – the director, editor and cinematographer of the film – as well as founders of the music media company Aliceanna Collective, Daniel Strauch and Michael Marx-Gibbons, who provided three original songs for the film.

The documentary tells the story of Jon Hancock, a Marine veteran who walked 5,800 miles around the United States, using the solitude of the road and company of his fellow Marine brothers and their families of their fallen to successfully manage his wounds from war. This is as he goes across the country visiting his Marine brothers, as well as visiting those Gold Star families.

My Oscar Predictions (Part 1, Best Picture, Best Supporting Categories and more)

My Oscar Predictions (Part 1, Best Picture, Best Supporting Categories and more)

I figured I’d add to the Oscars discourse with my predictions, as I made these predictions on the Extra Features Podcast on April 11, and these are my predictions from then. These are just my thoughts on every category for the big night, and, to let you know, the images in the article won't always align to what I picked for that specific category. As well, this will be the first part of two articles where I cover 15 of the 23 categories in this first part, including International Film, Best Animated Film, Best Picture, the Supporting Categories, Directing, Production Design, and more...