We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes details on a Wes Craven art exhibition, the first sighting of Megafoot, a 100 zombie films graphical print, first photos from Australian Horror film, Barrow, an interview with actor, writer, and filmmaker Sean Stone, and much more:
The Horror Legacy of Wes Craven Exhibit Details: “Wes Craven has been feeding our collective horror consciousness since 1972, when his first feature, “The Last House on the Left,” debuted. That film was gritty, raw and terrifying, it still causes a guttural reaction some 40 years later. In his career, Wes has created some of the most memorable moments in horror cinema, from the torture scene in “The Serpent and the Rainbow,” to the Johnny Depp’s explosive scene in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” to the first glimpse of Michael Berryman’s savagery in “The Hills Have Eyes.” He has given us iconic characters like Freddy Krueger and Ghostface and at times he has completely rewritten the genre. Each new film only adds to his legacy and ever increasing fan base.
The films of Wes Craven have influenced scores of film makers, writers, and artists. The horror/art connection was even acknowledged by Wes when he included the work of a number of Hyaena artists in 2011’s “Scream 4.” We figured it was time to pay tribute to the man whose vision has inspired so many in the dark art community. The art featured here is a pure celebration of horror, created by fans, to honor a director who has continuously fueled our nightmares. Thank you, Wes Craven.
To avoid fainting, keep repeating to yourself: It’s only an art exhibit. It’s only an art exhibit. It’s only an art exhibit.
On Exhibit: March 1 through March 31, 2014.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 8th 8pm to Midnight.
Always FREE ADMISSION.
A Group Art Exhibit Featuring: Chet Zar, Clint Carney, D.W. Frydendall, James Bonner, Char Hall, Nicolas Caesar, Wyatt Teitzel, Jeff Rebner, Lou Rusconi, Mike Haffenden, Phil Joyce, Kat Philbin, Big Tasty, Adam Padilla, Donnie Green, Apricot Mantle, Michael Kelleher, Lupe Flores, Nick Arrietta, Chogrin, Cig Neutron, Robert Heckman, & Skip Crank.”
For information on how to view or purchase the artwork from this exhibit, visit the gallery’s official website at: http://www.hyaenagallery.com/wescraven_tribute.html or the gallery’s Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/hyaenagallery
Megafoot Teaser and Development Details: “If you are reading this, then the Colonel has deemed you worthy enough to be entrusted with the information which we are about to share with you.
The concept – based on an original idea and story by Justin Martell (Producer of Troma’s “Return to Nuke ‘Em High: Volumes 1 & 2″) and with a screenplay by Rolfe Kanefsky (award-winning screenwriter/director of “There’s Nothing Out There,” “The Hazing” and “Nightmare Man”), who is also attached to direct – was to create the ultimate warrior using enhanced chemical and engineering technology. When it was declared that the end product would be used exclusively in conjunction with the U.S. military, Colonel Hankle and his team immediately took control. A research facility in the backwoods of the American Mid-West was built, and a top-notch group of scientists was dispatched – along with some healthy, willing volunteers – to commence the operation. Alas, the human subjects proved to be incompatible with the procedure. All seemed lost… and then we made the most incredible discovery.
A new type of creature. Gigantanthropus Crypticus, more commonly known as a Sasquatch, or Bigfoot. We thought it was a mere myth, a projection of Man’s fantastical imagination, but we were wrong. They exist.
Just the confirmation that these beasts inhabit this world would alone shake the foundation of Science across the globe. But we could not pass up this amazing opportunity: fate, it seemed, was smiling upon us. Our endeavors would not be wasted. These hairy mammals proved to be a far more accurate match to our program than mere humans. By combining a unique combination of Nature and Cybernetics, we will produce the most dangerous being on the planet. The quest to create the ultimate warrior shall continue. Project: Megafoot.”
To learn more about this film, and to stay up-to-date on its progress, visit the film’s Facebook page at:
100 Zombie Films Graphical Print Details: Toronto based art shop, Design Different, has released “a graphical study of the top 100 Zombie films in chronological order.
This graphical print showcases the top 100 Zombie films in chronological order by pin pointing their exact release date on a unique circular calendar. This print makes a great addition to your home decor and is a MUST for any true Zombie Fan. Hang it in your living room, den, basement, and especially in your man cave.
This print measures 12.5″x17″ with slim a white border. It is printed on Archival matte paper and has a heavy basis weight of 240gsm.”
To purchase this print, visit Design Different’s official website at: http://www.designdifferent.ca/collections/graphical-study/products/100-zombie-films-graphical-study
Disciples Release Details: “Primal Motion Pictures is pleased to report ITN Distribution has acquired the world wide distribution rights for the supernatural thriller “Disciples”. From Writer/Director Joe Hollow (“The Family”) the apocalyptic shocker tells the story of a group of human and demons who must band together when a pending end of the world prophecy become a terrifying reality.
Featuring a powerhouse line up of both iconic and up and coming genre actors including: Tony Todd (Candyman), Bill Mosley (House of 1000 Corpses), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm), Barbara Magnolfi (Suspira), Nick Principle (Laid to Rest), Debbie Rochon (Model Hunger), Camden Toy (Buffy), Tom Lodewyck (The Family), Shannon Lark (Psychic Experiment), Elissa Dowling (Axman At Cutter Creek), and Tawny Amber Young (Axe To Grind).
Legendary scream queens Brinke Stevens, Debra Lamb, and Linnea Quigley also star.
“Disciples” is set for a late 2014 DVD and VOD release.
You can catch a very special screening of the film before then at the Sacramento’s Twisted Terror Convention March 29th at 5:00 pm with cast members Nick Principle and Debra Lamb in attendance.”
For more information, and to purchase tickets to the advance screening, visit: http://www.twistedterror.com
Villanelle Trailer: “Villanelle tells the story of a hard drinking but honorable, down on his luck, Travis Burke (Rich Tretheway). After a storied career as Boston Police Detective taking down high profile criminals, Burke has an indiscretion and is compelled to leave his life behind. Making the difficult decision to stay in law enforcement, Burke acquires the position of Chief of Police in the township of New Shoreham.
This story takes place during New Shoreham’s off season. New Shoreham is a small island community that thrives with tourists during the summer months, but quickly becomes desolate the remainder of the year.
Old habits die hard for Chief Burke, who is pulled back into his old school sense of justice when he’s approached by Dawn (Gillian Williams), an intriguing, beautiful, and mysterious woman who was attacked, and left for dead.”
Directed by Rick Laprade, Villanelle stars Ally Tully, Rich Tretheway, A.J. Paratore, Gillian Williams, and Arthur Wahlberg. To learn more, visit:
Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer Screening Details: “”Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer” is the first feature film by directors Richard Taylor and Zack Beins of Bizjack Flemco Productions.
Atom (Mark Shonsey) is an amazing zombie killer, who has a horny girlfriend (Lindy Starr) and is the best bowler in the league! but don’t tell that to Dario (Zachary Byron Helm) and the Slashers, the evil bowling rivals who will stop at nothing to thwart Atom and his buddies. When all of his problems come to a head, Atom must battle his worst nightmare–ZOMBIES! let’s ROCK and BOWL in this outrageous horror comedy!
Featuring a quirky cast of miscreants, bowling, boobs, blood, guts, zombies, over the top effects, a very catchy theme song by “The Radioactive Chicken Heads”, and slapstick comedy that would make Lloyd Kaufman of Troma films himself yelp for joy (Lloyd actually plays a role in the film, for you Troma fans), Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer is a gore fest and a bloody good time for all!
Next Screening: The 2014 Indie Horror Film Festival. Chicago, IL. Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 12:30am.”
For tickets and information on the screening at the festival, visit: http://indiehorrorfest.com/2014/01/30/atom-the-amazing-zombie-killer/. For information on the film itself, go to: http://atomtheamazingzombiekiller.com/screenings.html
Watch Black Spot “Paul is stranded on a lonely country road when his car fails to start. He walks through a melancholic landscape of missing person posters and floral tributes to roadside deaths, before chancing upon another car, but one which ironically is also broken down. Not only will this car provide Paul with salvation and suffering, but force him to face his own recent past actions and a provide him with a potential chance to redeem himself.
3 versions of Black Spot are available to view – a 3D version requiring the classic red/ cyan 3D glasses, a stereoscopic 3D version for viewing on 3D tvs and a standard 2D version for those who cannot view the 3D – though Luther recommends a 3D version, as that was the main reason for making the film.”
The Last House on Cemetery Lane Distribution Details: “4Digital Media has acquired UK & Ireland distribution rights to British independent horror film ‘The Last House on Cemetery Lane’.
The film focuses on screenwriter John Davies, who has grown tired of living in London and moves to an old manor house in a sleepy West Wales village. At first he enjoys himself, embracing the quieter pace of life and starting a relationship with his beautiful neighbour Cassie Konrad. But strange, unexplained occurrences begin to occur in the manor house. John discovers he is surrounded by a supernatural presence and begins to research the house’s past, discovering secrets more terrible than he ever imagined. It is now up to John to right the injustices of the past and finally lay to rest the spirits which haunt the Last House on Cemetery Lane.
Principal photography commences on 26th April 2014 and the film will be written, produced and directed by Welsh filmmaker Andrew Jones. The cast includes Vivien Bridson (“The Human Centipede II”) and Lee Bane (“The Amityville Asylum”). ‘The Last House on Cemetery Lane’ will be the sixth feature film collaboration between UK production company North Bank Entertainment and financiers Independent Moving Pictures. Filming will take place on location in Pembrokeshire and Swansea in South Wales. Robert Graham of Independent Moving Pictures will executive produce.
‘The Last House on Cemetery Lane’ is the fifth film 4Digital Media has acquired from North Bank Entertainment for UK distribution. The latest deal was negotiated by North Bank’s Andrew Jones and 4Digital’s Tony Taglienti.”
Distribution Details for The Pyramid: “Empire Video proudly announces that the independent Italian horror The Pyramid, produced by Empire Video and directed by Alex Visani, Luca Alessandro, Roberto Albanesi/Simone Chiesa & Antonio Zannone will be distributed during the 2014 in Japan, United States of America and Canada.
Rights of theatrical, television, DVD and VOD release were sold to Zazie Films for 7 years, and to Bayview Entertainment for home video and VOD in the U.S.A. and Canada.”
For more information on this film, go to: https://www.facebook.com/thepyramid.themovie
First Photos from Barrow: “Twenty years to the day that her Father murdered her Mother, Carly Jacobs is returned her childhood jewellery box that had been confiscated with the police investigation. At first providing little to unlock the mystery of that horrible night, Carly returns the box to her long abandoned family home where she finds that both time and memory are more connected than she could ever have imagined possible.
Director Wade K. Savage has referred to the film as ‘Silence of the Lambs meets True Detective’. “It’s a really foreboding and tense origin story, with an incredible cast,” Savage commented. “I’m happy we’re now able to reveal these amazing images, as they give us a really good insight into the world we’ve created”.
‘Barrow’ is funded through the Film and Television Institute of WA’s LiNK Funding Scheme, with additional production support from ScreenWest.”
New Details on Northstar: “Northstar is set in a post-apocalyptic wilderness where a mysterious Cataclysm has wiped out most of the population in a single day. The story picks up a few years after this event, and follows a group of survivors that have managed to eke out an existence. We focus on a father in this group who has been trying to revive his daughter after she went into a coma on the same day everyone died. This girl becomes the center of intrigue when a woman appears from the woods and claims the child is important. The problem is, this strange woman has been followed by a much larger military force that represents what’s left of the Government, and they are hell-bent on securing the woman and whoever learns a secret she may be holding about what caused the Cataclysm. Lines are drawn, loyalties are tested, and a conflict that will determine the fate of the country is waged in the north woods.
Our influences for this project are varied, but we typically like to describe Northstar as a cross between John Carpenter’s early action movies (Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York) and Stephen King’s early supernatural novels (Dead Zone, Firestarter, with a hint of The Stand).”
To learn more, visit the film’s new website at: http://www.lullskull-northstar.com
First Details on Nightmare Code: “Director/Co-Writer Mark Netter invites you to join the Nightmare, with an opportunity to appear in the sci-fi thriller Nightmare Code, straight from your home computer, tablet or mobile device.
Nightmare Code utilizes surveillance cameras, PC cam, video call capture and eyeglass cam to tell the story of a troubled software startup that is creating an advanced form of behavior recognition software capable of reading the thoughts and feelings of people on camera regardless of what they’re actually saying.
The themes of the movie could not be more timely: the mounting intrusion of technology into our lives and interpersonal relations, the contemporary surveillance state and the increasing unreliability of the digital image. Suspense builds relentlessly through multiscreen surveillance views that give the viewers the sense of being manipulated by the code itself.
As a gifted young programmer with secrets of his own, Brett Desmond (played by Andrew J. West, coming soon in The Walking Dead), frantically works to complete the coding; in time the software actually turns on him, modifying his behavior in frightening ways.
The film is nearing completion and the producers have launched a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise the finishing funds for marketing and distribution. The campaign runs March 3rd to April 2nd.”
To learn more about this project, and the campaign, visit: http://www.jointhenightmare.com
The Berzerk Death Dealer Trailer Released: “Young Alejandro is one bad-ass dude. As number one assassin for the Demon Clan, he’s got 99,999 heads to prove it. He can smoke a joint in one puff, drain a bottle in one gulp, and talk trash better than anyone. And when he gets going, his blades sing, his fists fly, and his enemies’ heads explode.
His demonic master, Basilisk, has plans for Alejandro — but everything changes when Alejandro discovers his humanity and spares the life of a young mother. Now Basilisk is out to destroy Alejandro, with the help of a new protégé — Amon, a ruthless assassin formed from the souls of 1,000 serial killers.”
For more information on this film, or the production company, Planet Boom Boom Pictures, go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Planet-Boom-Boom-Pictures-Ltd/701463636544960?ref=hl
Don’t Look in the Basement 2 Production Details: “S.F. Brownrigg, is one of the unsung heroes of drive in horror. His first film Don’t Look in the Basement was a theatrical smash hit in the early seventies. And even today many horror directors credit Brownrigg for inspiration when they began their careers.
Forty years later, Anthony Brownrigg, S.F. Brownriggs son, and director of the award winning Red Victoria, has teamed up with David Rennke “Pearl”, Daniel Redd of RDM Productions, and Andrew Sensenig “Upstream Color” to bring a sequel to the long time favorite to the screen.
While the specific plot has been kept tightly under wraps, the sequel revolves around what happened to the only surviving patient from the original film, and what happens when he is brought back to the original clinic where the grizzly murders occurred.
Many of the original cast, and crew are also involved in one way or another. Daniel Redds father Robert Redd, was the owner of PSI film labs that developed the film for the original. Camilla Carr, from the original cast has come back to play a different role in the sequel. And Jack Bennett II, son of effects artist Jack Bennett will join in through post production for visual effects. And even Libby Hall, mother of Anthony who was known in the sixties for “The Naked Witch” a Larry Buchannan film, has come out of retirement to round out the cast.
Andrew Sensenig “Upstream Color” will play the lead, along with Arianne Martin “Red Victoria, Other Side of Paradise”, and Frank Mosley “Wuss, Upstream Color”. Also cast are Earl Browning II, horror icon Jim O’Rear “The Hospital”, Scott Tepperman “Ghost Hunters International”, and Megan Emerick.
The script was written by Anthony Brownrigg, and Megan Emerick, and the film will be shot on location at the original house used in the 1973 film located in Tehuacana Texas. Principal photography begins in late March 2014 with an expected release later in the year.”
For more information, go to: http://www.facebook.com/idbasement2
Reminiscence Trailer and Release Details: “Reminiscence based on true events and physics, tells the story of a couple trying to experiment [with] time and black-hole theories. But what they will face is much more then what they expected.
“Reminiscence” movie hits theaters fall 2014.
Directed and written by Akcay Karaazmak, Reminiscence stars Akcay Karaazmak, Michaela Rexova, Serhat Karaaslan, Fatih Güler, Levent Turan, Özlem Begtaş, Şefika Karaaslan, and Hamide Sünetci.”
To learn more about Reminiscence, go to: https://www.facebook.com/ReminiscenceMovie
Dark House Trailer and Photos: “Dark House is a thrilling and horrifying road trip, full of twists and brutal surprises; a suspenseful thriller about a young man and a chilling old house that has survived decades, awaiting the return of its prodigal son… a house that can escalate Nick’s gift to see death before it happens, but holds within its walls the origins of a dark family legacy so horrible it may have already reached out to Nick’s unborn child.
Dark House, the upcoming horror-suspense feature from director Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers) and starring Tobin Bell (Saw), is being released in New York and Los Angeles on March 14th (with additional markets to follow).
It will also be available on cable, VOD, Blu-ray Disc and DVD March 11th.”
Jersey Shore Massacre Release Details: “Jersey Shore Massacre explores a day in the life of Teresa (Danielle Dallacco) and her girlfriends when they leave their suburban New Jersey salon for a weekend of sun and sin down the shore. The girls hook up with five fist-pumping delinquents who find themselves thrown out from a seaside bar for inciting a dance floor brawl. With nowhere else to go, the group winds up at Teresa’s uncle Vito’s hideaway in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. What was supposed to be a night of debauchery soon turns into a bloodbath when the group becomes unsuspecting targets of a mentally deranged killer. One by one, the body count rises at the hands of a butcher who has much more than just an axe to grind.
Jenni Farley, best known as ‘JWOWW’ from the MTV hit series Jersey Shore has signed on to executive produce the horror/comedy Jersey Shore Massacre. Written and directed by Paul Tarnopol, the film stars Danielle Dallacco, Sal Governale, Richard Christy, Bigfoot and Ron Jeremy. Spy Global Media will release Jersey Shore Massacre in theaters and on VOD in June 2014.
“Since receiving a great audience response to a rough cut of JERSEY SHORE MASSACRE last October, we have been very excited for the film’s release,” said Paul Tarnopol. “The addition of JWOWW with her millions of fans to our team is absolutely fantastic. Jersey Shore was in over 40 markets around the world, and Jersey Shore Massacre will soon be available to all of those markets.””
Axeman Trailer and VOD Release Date Announced: “Some of horror’s most prominent Scream Queens come together for the razor-sharp fright flick Axeman, available across the US & Canada on DVD and VOD starting May 6th, 2014.
Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling and Jamie Bernadette join former NBA star Scot Pollard in Joston Theney’s blood-stained love letter to classic slasher movies.
Axeman will be available on all major and minor Cable VOD channels as well as major internet platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, and more, beginning May 6 through Midnight Releasing.
An axe-wielding local legend slices and dices his way through some vacationing twenty-something in a blood-curdling movie experience that’s been named “THE movie to see in 2014!.”
Distribution Details for Pernicious: “In the vein of such horror fest standouts as Hostel and The Grudge, Pernicious follows the plight of three American beauties whose dream summer adventure in Thailand quickly turns into a nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind…revenge.
Vantage Media International (VMI) has acquired the worldwide rights to the much buzzed about horror title Pernicious, it was announced jointly by Andre Relis, Founder and President of VMI and Daemon Hillin, President of Production of Benetone Hillin Entertainment (BHE).
Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers), Jackie Moore (100 Ghost Street) and Emmy-nominated Emily O’Brien (Young and the Restless) star in the film directed by James Cullen Bressack. One of the hottest young directors in this genre, Bressack is perhaps best known for numerous 2013 releases including To Jennifer, Hate Crime and 13/13/13.
Hillin and his BHE partners Rachvin Narula and Kulthep Narula served as producers on the film. Executive Producers of the project are Rajpal Narula, Deepak Simhal, Farid Khan, Ajay Vasu and Albert Sandoval.”
Mexico Barbaro Anthology Details: “Some of Mexico’s best filmmaker’s, including Jorge Michel Grau who directed the original “We are What We are” (“Somos lo que hay”) and also did Letter “I” for ABC’S of Death, have come together in creating a new anthology featuring Mexico’s traditions and legends.
Right now all directors are shooting their segments.”
Filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero, who created “M is for Matador” for ABC’s of Death 1.5, is also a part of this anthology. Below, is his segment’s trailer.
To learn more about this anthology, and for a full list of directors that are involved with this project, visit: https://www.facebook.com/mexicobarbarofilm
Indie Spotlight Interview with Sean Stone
by Tamika Jones
Hi, Sean. Thanks so much for speaking with me today. Can you tell our readers when you knew you wanted to be a filmmaker?
Sean: I have known since the age of 7 that I wanted to be a writer. At that time, I didn’t think about making films as a career. I just literally enjoyed the idea of storytelling. That was my passion. Then, I’d say like 14, 15, 16 that I started thinking maybe I should be a director, and maybe follow in my father’s footsteps. The only way to have the story told the way you want it is to direct the film yourself. You can’t just write the script with your own vision in mind and then hand it over to someone else to direct.
Do you have a preference when it comes to writing, acting, and directing or do you enjoy doing them all the same?
Sean: To me, it is a storytelling process. I just love making movies. It doesn’t matter which role it is as long as it is integral to what I can offer the movie, you know. There will be some projects that I envision, and I want to write, and I feel very passionate about writing, but when it comes to actually directing let’s say, I don’t always feel they need me as the director. As an actor it’s like I can play certain roles I feel good with, but acting is not my passion. Each film is unique in that regard.
When you’re the director you are responsible on all levels. It’s a little more prestigious, but at the same time more risky. If you want to be a director you have to feel it. You have to feel that desire to carry it through all the way.
Can you tell us about your experience making Greystone Park? What made you want to tell this story?
Sean: Right. My experience and my journey is tied to that location – that hospital space. It came organically. It wasn’t something I wanted to make into a film like I went exploring, looking for ghosts for the movie or anything like that. I had literally spoken with Alex Wraith, and he didn’t want to see a movie about it, he envisioned it as more of a slasher movie at a mental hospital.
I think he was drawn very much to that amazing and haunting location. It would have been great to have been able to shoot there. Unfortunately, we couldn’t always shoot there. To talk more about what drew me to this project, I definitely believe in this other world of paranormal activity and shadows. Since the first movie, there has been an explosion of interest. At that time, 2009, I think 2008, every horror movie coming out essentially dealt with demons. There was a huge interest in possession. It’s international right now, and this film was inspired by my own personal experience. It was always going to be off my own experience and a very personal story.
So, you’ve had encounters with the supernatural?
Sean: Oh, yeah. I hope to make a documentary one day just to share like the actual experiences. I can get a lot of it on camera. This film was inspired by actual incidents of possession and hearing voices or echoes. Seeing things move by themselves.
If you are not careful, part of you can get sucked in to these evil places. You can lose your soul if you are not careful. So, you better watch it. The part in Peter Pan where he is keeping track of his shadow. I think it is a metaphor for, you know, losing a part of his soul.
Your character in the film seemed kind of skeptical at first and then kind of got sucked up into it. Are you more of a skeptic or a firm believer now?
Sean: No, I’m still skeptical. But, I believe in every, actually I believe in pretty much everything people describe as occurring. Like when people experience UFO’s. The question is: “is it all in my mind?” I definitely don’t doubt that people really believe these things, and I found out for myself that they exist. You don’t know really if there’s a shared delusion. It’s all about perception. That’s the reality that we are dealing with.
We only see what our eyes are able to see. There are different kinds of light and our eyes only pick up about 1 percent of that. So, there is a lot that we miss. So, that’s why I’m always skeptical. I want to experience it for myself. I want to see it for myself. I want to feel it for myself.
It’s true. Especially because there’s so little that we know about our brains, it’s such a complex organ. You know, you could be hallucinating. You could be having night terrors. It could be anything.
Sean: And I mean… What’s causing it? At the end of the day, we know that there is sleep paralysis, and then there’s physical expression, which some people would call night terrors. But they also have strong spiritual experiences with night terrors. People see everything from aliens, to shadow people, you know, dead people, and I don’t doubt there is a reality in their interaction.
Have you gone to any other psychiatric hospitals like Greystone?
Sean: We broke into a bunch of places, and also some where we were legally allowed to be there. We ended up shooting for example at Letchworth Village, Creedmoor, and Linda Vista in Los Angeles.
On an episode of Buzzsaw, the show you co-host with Tyrel Ventura, you mentioned that you made a film called Singularity.
Sean: Yes, it’s a short film.
Are there any topics that you have discussed on the show that ever challenged a perception that you already had about something?
Sean: Buzzsaw is basically where mainstream stories go to die. I think what we are doing is something to what RT [Russia Today] is doing now. We challenge the mainstream media. We cover the controversial things the government is doing. We acknowledge conspiratorial subjects. I think it’s important to have that. I think it’s important to have dialogue that isn’t always defined by facts. There’s few facts in reality. There’s few facts and and a lot of perception. Like science, science is rarely a law or facts, usually theory. So, we have to play with theory.
Well, I look forward to the zombie apocalypse story.
Sean: You know the zombie apocalypse is funny because people think zombies look a certain way, but if you look around you and pay attention, you can find at least five zombies a day.
Now what definition are you using to define a zombie?
Sean: People who have this blank look on their face and are totally empty inside. Walking around with no purpose in life.
What advice would you give anyone who was hoping to break into the film business?
Sean: More than anything, work on being honest with yourself. Breaking in is hard. So, you need perseverance. What is it that’s so important? Hoping to be famous is not a good reason to want to do this. You know, a lot people are enchanted by the social royalty. Celebrities have become our royalty. All I can say is just be honest with yourself.