Christopher Sheffield, Director of Eigengrau & Bite the Ground
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
2M ago
Christopher Sheffield is a filmmaker who’s been in the film industry for 13 or so years, a decade in LA and three in Arizona. As soon as he graduated film school, he hit the ground running as making commercials for a trucking company. But the dream began when he was a kid and received two video recorders, one that could record and one that could actually play the tape. He made shorts with his friends until he realized film school was an option. Christopher or Sheff, saved a lot of his money from making commercials and used that to make his first feature at the end of that year, called Run For ..read more
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Let Us In Director, Anthony Moran
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
2M ago
Anthony Moran is an independent horror filmmaker out of Detroit. His specific style mixes the counter culture of bikers, with diversity and in the case of his second film, Let Us In, zombies! With Detroit as the back drop. His actors and crew all hail from Detroit and is truly made by the people for the people. He talks about his inspiration for his zombies and why biker culture? The man responsible for those great zombie FX is James Bell, also a resident of Detroit. Anthony also explains who his films are for because are not for everyone. In 2024 he hopes to film another feature called the Ev ..read more
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Carlos Is Making A Movie! Duck & Cover!
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
4M ago
Our Carlos Ibarra catches us up on his progress of his current project, a zombie comedy horror, Duck & Cover. Some of the struggle, timing and filming in 3 days. But it’s just the beginning, editing is next, coloring, sound mixing etc. A band will even being making music for the short and Carlos will be making a music video for them. The hope was to get it done by Halloween but it’ll get done when it’s done. We also talk about short films and the purpose of them and the opportunity they could create. Challenges and pitfalls that are just a part of filmmaking. But Carlos and the crew are st ..read more
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Bill D. Russell, Returns To Acting And Finds A Home in Horror
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
4M ago
You’ve probably seen this man in the background of movies, tv shows and in a certain Blockbuster commercial, you’re whole life and not realized it. Bill was recently in a horror parody sequel called They Came Back From Somewhere, he was also in Puppet Master: Doktor Death and so much more. Bill tells his story that is one of a blue collar actor, one that also started in Improv in Chicago back in the 80s. He was a bit of a contrarian earlier on but did find some commercial success in the 90s. You might recognize him from a ‘Perfect Store’ Blockbuster commercial, which shows up in the Last Block ..read more
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Jill Sixx, director of The Stylist
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
4M ago
Jill ‘Sixx’ Gevargizian is the director of The Stylist that first showed up as a short, in the 2018 anthology, Watch If You Dare. It was co-written by Eric Havens, who is also co-writer on Call Girl, Jill’s debut film and this year is the 10 year anniversary! Jill talks her secret to success and why she surrounds herself with people who are good at what they do and who are better at it than she is. It’s been her version of film school. She points to her having a good network to source from when thinking about a project and that project’s success. Knowing people like Laurence Harvey (from Human ..read more
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Filmmaker Justin McConnell, director of Clapboard Jungle & The Lifechanger
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
8M ago
Justin’s dad would sneak horror movies home for him to watch on his sick days and it sparked the dream. He started making movies at home, remaking horror film scenes complete with physical effects. He talks about meeting his former writing partner, Kevin Hutchison, who was an FX artist, they met as roommates and began collaborating on projects. But after 10 years, how was gone. Now, Justin has a new writing partner, Serena Whitney. And though he’s made horror and thrillers, he has made three documentaries (and a fourth in production), Working Class Rockstar, Skullworld and Clapboard Jungle whi ..read more
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Duck And Cover by Filmmaker Carlos Ibarra
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
9M ago
Duck And Cover by Filmmaker Carlos Ibarra Our own Carlos Ibarra is making his 3rd project after the soon to be released anthology, Pendulum, directed by Mitch Wilson. He is half of the dynamic duo of Fill in the blanks productions with Christina Parker. Who’s also introduced in this episode. Carlos talks a little about how he got to this point and what’s next. This project is a zombedy from the point of view of the zombie. He has and fundraiser live at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/duck-and-cover--3/x/29269334#/ Let’s support indie horror and support the films we want to see! Get yourself ..read more
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William Watterson, director of Dave Made A Maze
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
10M ago
This is part 2 with Dave Made A Maze filmmaker, William Watterson He explains the ending of Dave Made A Maze and what he would change and why. How the ending credits was an homage to the end credits of Buckaroo Bonzai and it was animated and why. His belief that our society is not encouraged to be creative and that people are far more creative than we think. And that people, especially horror fans, do not get nearly enough credit for their creative intelligence. And a lot of his work is about being creative as an adult and coming to terms with it. Bill puts a premium on working in spaces where ..read more
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Dave Made A Maze director, William Watterson
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
11M ago
William had the idea that he’d go into advertising because he could be artistic and make a living. But after a conversation with his best friend’s dad, he decided to be in a band and pursue music. He was in a few bands and life took a different trajectory when he moved to L.A to start over. Because L.A. is where people get paid to be creative. He talks about fighting through decades of disappointments and his insecurities in the entertainment industry. Three bands later, with the help of a friend, he lands a production assistant job. One of Bill’s first jobs in LA was as a P.A. (Production Ass ..read more
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Filmmakers, Don Thacker & Adrian Di Giovanni, Motivational Growth | Part 2
Macabre...ish Cults, Classics & Horrors
by Kimberly
11M ago
Filmmakers, Don Thacker & Adrian Di Giovanni, Motivational Growth | Part 2 Part 2 Motivational Growth Director, Don Thacker and Lead, Adrian Di Giovanni, plus an amazing pep talk for aspiring filmmakers out there. Don Thacker grew up, not rich, in Detroit and escaped into films because for him, movies are places you go and experience. Adrian Di Giovanni never thought about why he liked movies, he just did and always has. The theater, for them, is like church. Adrian talks about giving up acting for a career in insurance. The one last part, he had no expectation because he already made up h ..read more
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