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Nigel...A quick ‘n’ dirty bonus episode with Nigel McGuinness! Former pro-wrestler turned multimedia wonder, Nigel McGuinness ran a very successful Kickstarter campaign to create an extremely well-received documentary about his retirement from wrestling. Now Nigel returns with a much larger and more ambitious proposition, the opportunity to back LA FIGHTS. Nigel McGuinness intends to do what many others have tried and failed, to take the concept of professional wrestling and take it in a genuinely different direction to create a dramatic series with more nuanced storylines and more realistic pro wrestling combat. Nigel is taking this project very seriously and has really put a lot of work into its development and through this short interview his ambition and enthusiasm comes shining through.

The official Nigel McGuinness website
Nigel McGuinness on Facebook
Nigel on Twitter

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stu_willis_restoration1Stuart Willis is an Australian film maker who wowed many with his short film PAYLOAD and is currently putting the finishing touches to his crowdfunded mini-series RESTORATION. Martin and Stuart talk about both projects as well as science fiction storytelling, crowdfunding, community building and digital distribution. Stuart Willis is an intelligent and engaging talent, making for a great interview. Check out Payload embedded after the break and the following links:

Stu’s podcast Draft Zero
Stuart Willis’ official website
Restoration Series dot com

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thedeviceJohn Portonova and Jeremy Berg are part of The October People, a group dedicated to making independent horror and genre film. With two films under their belts and a third one on the way they are definitely a group to look out for as their budgets grow and their ideas become grander and more inspirational. Martin speaks with John and Jeremy about their first release THE INVOKING (AKA Sader Ridge) and the recently released THE DEVICE. Sometimes less is more and they speak on being able to use the quietness of nature, seemingly mundane settings, and strong character moments to build suspense without the need for gore and explosions. They also speak on the trials and tribulations of distribution and pros and cons of having a traditional DVD distributor release your film where they may deliberately misrepresent the contents in service of catching the eye in the store shelf. Plus get pumped for their upcoming VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH which is the next release from The October People and their contribution to the recent spate of Bigfoot/Sasquatch movies AKA THE SASQUANASSAISANCE! A great episode to start off the year with two great dudes and hopefully an inspirational one for those hoping to make a movie one day.

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ernest_saves_christmasThe Cinemosity gang returns with gossip of the highest caliber and then a fantastic Christmas movie: ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS! Jim Varney has sadly left us but those looking for a good time this Christmas will find much to enjoy in his legacy of Ernest movies! This is one of his best with some of his awesome characters and a surprising dedication to keeping up the lore of Santa Claus. It’s on Netflix so go watch it! Thanks for listening!

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firecityFIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS is the first in a series based on a city where demons coexist with humans in plain sight, humans conditioned not to see their supernatural cohabitants. After developing not just a story but a whole world for these ideas to exist in creators Michael Hayes and Brian Lubocki created test footage and then a successful Kickstarter campaign to further their endeavors. With Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. co-founder Tom Woodruff Jr. taking the director’s chair and putting the weight of his award winning effects company behind the film, Fire City: Interpreter of Signs is on its way to being released in 2015. A post-noir gothic horror, Fire City is propelled as much by its story and characters as it is excellent practical special effects. Michael Hayes and Tom Woodruff Jr. called in to It Came From the Indies where they talk with Martin about the film, its place in an industry dominated by computer graphics and the challenges in creating such an ambitious world on a limited budget.

Check out the official Fire City Youtube channel for a wealth of different videos covering the film’s production.

Next week we talk to Stu Willis about his sci-fi project RESTORATION!

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foreverevil1Freeman Williams is a performer, writer and b-movie aficionado who once experienced making a low budget horror movie when he wrote what became FOREVER EVIL. After talking to some young talent making low budget genre films in the current cinematic climate and hearing Brad Sykes talk about his experiences in the early 00’s we wanted to get some perspective from someone who made one in those heady days where VHS was king. Freeman speaks both fondly and not so fondly of his experiences in seeing his baby go from typewriter (some sort of bizarre analog device used in the distant past) to screen and what became of it. A great chat with a great gentleman, enjoy!

Read Freeman’s original account of making Forever Evil in all of its old HTML-y goodness right here

Next week is Michael Hayes and Tom Woodruff Jr. talking about their film FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS which is the demonic neo-noire you never realized you wanted to see until now.

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LFOLFO: the Movie is a very off-kilter low-fi sci-fi with some creative ideas, great performances and a wickedly black sense of humor. Director/writer/composer Antonio Tublen and lead actor Patrik Karlson talk to Martin about the film. Topics include the low-fi aspects of the film, the score, the personality of Patrik’s character Robert, the techniques involved in shooting in one house in only ten days, and much more. Antonio and Patrik were engaging and really great guests and LFO: the Movie is a must-see for fans of cerebral sci-fi.

Rent LFO: the Movie now on Amazon!

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lyleStewart Thorndike is an exciting upcoming lesbian filmmaker who wants to make horror with a particular focus on strong female characters. After making her first film LYLE available for free during her Kickstarter campaign for her second film PUTNEY many people got to see one of the best indie horror films of the year. Lyle is a tightly-wound, intimate horror about a grieving mother attempting to deal with the loss of her child and the unusual behavior of her partner and the other people who live in the building they recently moved into. With strong shades of Rosemary’s Baby and a tremendous performance by Gaby Hoffman Lyle is a marvelous little mind-bender that’s worth keeping an eye out for! Martin talks with Stewart Thorndike about that film, her influences, and the pros and cons of “begging for money” online and what we can expect from Putney. Thanks for listening!

LYLE trailer // FREE on LYLEmovie.com // AUGUST 4th from Stewart Thorndike on Vimeo.

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