Bastards’ Road is a new, inspiring documentary that tells the story of Jon Hancock, a Marine Veteran who in 2015 and 2016 walked 5,800 miles as a way to heal his wounds from war, with the help of his fellow Marine brothers and the families of fallen soldiers. For my last interview in my two [...]
For my second interview in my coverage of Reboot Camp, my guests for today’s episode of The Filmcraziest Show are the stars of the film, David Lipper and Keli Price. In the conversation, we discuss creating the character of Gordon St. Pierre and what it was like for David playing two characters, we discuss their producer roles and what it was like getting all these people on board, the comedy of the film and the struggle of keeping a straight face, the Nicole Aniston slide, and Keli Price getting in the filmmaker headspace to play Danny.
Reboot Camp is a mockumentary about a pair of brothers who start a fake self-help group to show how easy it is to con people into believing absolutely anything. Instead, the camp itself turns into a cult. I was able to speak with director and writer Ivo Raza about the project in this episode, as we talk about the research, love bombing, how they got the cameos for the film (like David Koechner), and angry yoga.
On this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with Ryder McLaughlin, Nico Hiraga and Aramis Hudson, the stars of the new film North Hollywood. The film follows Ryder’s character Michael as he follows his dream of becoming a pro skater, which very much goes against what his father (Vince Vaughn) wants. All the while, he starts to drift away from his childhood best friends Jay (Nico Hiraga) and Adolf (Aramis Hudson). The film offers a realistic and fun look at skateboarding culture, and the film’s directed by Mikey Alfred (a producer on Mid90s) in his directorial debut. Mikey is the founder of popular skate company Illegal Civ, which co-produces this film (and it also has Pharrell Williams and Noah Centineo as producers). The film also stars Vince Vaughn, Miranda Cosgrove, and Blake Anderson.
On today’s episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to speak with Karl Holt – the star, writer and director – about his new indie horror film, Benny Loves You, about a man named Jack (Holt) who throws out his beloved plush from when he was a child in an effort to move on with his life and “grow up” after the gnarly death of his parents. This proves to be a costly mistake as Benny comes to life after being abandoned, and starts taking matters of aggression into his own plush hands and causing problems for Jack, all in a film that feels inspired by parts Child’s Play, part Gremlins, and part The Muppets all in one.
Here’s another interview in my series of interviews with the team for Drive All Night, an ambitious, bizarre and fascinating San Jose-set neo-noir film about a taxi driver, Dave (Yutaka Takeuchi) driving around San Jose with a mysterious passenger, Cara (Lexy Hammonds), an encyclopedia of video game facts who has Dave drive her all over [...]
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.
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.