Filmmakers Adam Green (FROZEN, the HATCHET franchise), Joe Lynch (MAYHEM, EVERLY), and Arwen the Yorkie host this inspirational and educational program that off...
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Ep 537: Lewis Teague
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Lewis Teague (CUJO, ALLIGATOR, CAT’S EYE, THE JEWEL OF THE NILE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen in the ArieScope studio to discuss his 60 year career so far! From the Sam Fuller war film that inspired his curiosity in filmmaking… to starting an underground Cinema on the Sunset strip in the 60’s… to working in various capacities on films like George Roy Hill’s HAWAII (1966) and the seminal documentary WOODSTOCK (1970)… to working with the legendary Roger Corman… to how he brought realism to genre films like ALLIGATOR (1980) and working on back to back Stephen King adaptations with CUJO (1983) and CAT’S EYE (1985)… to getting the call from Michael Douglas to join the big leagues and direct 1985’s THE JEWEL OF THE NILE (the ROMANCING THE STONE sequel)… and how a fateful lunch with a certain PSYCHO star changed his entire outlook on the filmmaking business. At 85 years old, Lewis has tons of incredible stories about his Hollywood journey!
Ep 536: Laura Moss
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Laura Moss (BIRTH/REBIRTH) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss their career journey. From starting out after college as a general production assistant where they naturally found themselves gravitating towards the art department and eventually becoming a production designer… to working on shorts, television, and theater for well over a decade in positions such as editor, gaffer, special FX makeup, production manager, sound mixer, script supervisor, and more before making the jump into the writer/director chair with their first feature film BIRTH/REBIRTH (currently in select theaters and coming soon to Shudder)… to Laura’s decision to shoot the film with anamorphic lenses and why the creative aesthetic was worth the strain that it added to the production’s already limited time schedule… the importance of grounding a science based fantasy story with just enough logic to be believable as opposed to adding so much explanation and rationalization that a story’s mechanics wind up challenging the audience’s suspension of disbelief… to the clinical preparation that filmmakers now implement when approaching sexually explicit scenes and how such efforts are helping actors feel less exposed and vulnerable… to facing the reality that independent films are rarely afforded the luxury of shooting on a schedule that is creatively conducive and instead have to shoot on whatever schedule your limited budget can afford… to what it was like directing a pig and the fun of working with animals… to the stress that shooting “wide and tight” puts on your boom operator and the frightening but triumphant moment of world premiering BIRTH/REBIRTH at the Sundance Film Festival… Laura’s experience is a terrific overview of the modern indie filmmaking process!
Ep 535: Stewart Thorndike
PUBLIC VERSION. Filmmaker Stewart Thorndike (BAD THINGS, LYLE) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss the making of her new feature BAD THINGS (available on Shudder). From discovering her passion for the cinematic arts while traveling the country as a child… to the David Cronenberg film that changed the way she saw genre movies… to performing in front of the camera in the late Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT… to the trials and tribulations of writing and bringing her new film BAD THINGS to life… to directing the indie ensemble in an abandoned hotel in snowy Ithaca, NY… to how her production survived the craziest and most frustrating COVID-19 setback that we’ve heard about filming during the pandemic yet… to BAD THINGS’ world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival (where Joe’s new film SUITABLE FLESH also premiered this year) and the process that it took to finally be able to think of herself as an “artist”… Stewart’s journey over the last 3 years has been a tumultuous one that many will be able to relate to and draw inspiration from! Also, the group reflects on the stress of film festival premieres, Joe’s kitchen sink vomits up a demon, and the boys prepare for their appearance together at Silver Scream Con in Danvers, MA this coming weekend (9/8 - 9/10)!
Ep 534: Sam Lipman-Stern
PUBLIC VERSION. Documentary filmmaker Sam Lipman-Stern (TELEMARKETERS, Vice, Rolling Stone) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen to discuss his unique career journey and the making of his new doc-series TELEMARKETERS (currently streaming on MAX). From dropping out of High School in 9th grade and going to work full time as a telemarketer when he was just 14 years old… to being gifted a SONY handi-cam that would ultimately set him on his career path… to beginning to develop his storytelling voice during the pre-Youtube era of posting short videos on-line (remember eBaum’s World??)… to interning at Vice and becoming part of their video team as the magazine began evolving into a journalistic powerhouse… to his work as a video producer for Rolling Stone Magazine… to producing, directing, and shooting documentaries and interviews for PBS, MTV, Esquire, Adidas, Apple, The NBA, The New York Times, and more… to teaming up with the Safdie Brothers (UNCUT GEMS) and Rough House Pictures (Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green’s company) and turning the countless hours of footage from his telemarketing job into the incredibly compelling docu-series TELEMARKETERS… Sam’s journey is one of the most unique and fascinating stories you’ll hear this year! The guys also geek out over early digital video cameras, Sam tells some of his favorite stories from his time as a telemarketer, Adam discovers his balls at age 25, and Joe shares more details about his upcoming screening of MAYHEM (2017) at the Landmark Nuart Theater in Los Angeles on September 1st!
Ep 533: David J. Schow
PUBLIC VERSION. Legendary writer David J. Schow (THE CROW, LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III, CRITTERS 3 & 4, THE HILLS RUN RED, and SO MUCH more) joins Adam, Joe, and Arwen for an incredibly candid conversation about his prolific career. From writing a newspaper article about people overdoing their tans leading to David writing articles for various Men’s magazines… to his prolific arsenal of incredible one-of-a-kind short stories that created "Splatterpunk" and captured the attention of a young wunderkind at New Line Cinema named Mike Deluca… to being invited in to pitch story ideas for the 1989 TV series FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES where he landed a gig writing what would become the Season 1 finale (“Safe Sex”)… to what his exact involvement actually was with NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD… to why violence and carnage are not enough to make up a good horror story… to one of the craziest horror convention cosplays you’ll ever hear about (it even has a “happily ever after” aspect)… to his painful experience writing for the reboot of THE OUTER LIMITS (the original series is his favorite show of all time)… to the trials and tribulations of being a screenwriter and having to publicly wear any creative changes that were made to your script during the production process without your input or knowledge… to the true story of how the MPAA screwed over the release of LEATHERFACE: TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE III… to why David has the odd credit of “teleplay by” on Dave Parker’s THE HILLS RUN RED (2009) and why the guys believe that the “Babyface” character could have been ranked among the great slasher icons if the film had received the multiple sequels it deserved… to David’s extremely personal stories from the making of THE CROW and his honest reflections on the powerful and everlasting legacy of the universally beloved film - including the reason why he’s only ever watched it twice… Schow is living proof that hard work, tenacity, and originality can indeed pay off and shine through the dark times. After all, “it can’t rain all the time.” Dr Arwen provides “Hollywood Therapy” for a returning patient who’s just completed her very first short film and looking for some advice as she starts submitting it to festivals, David reveals what became of the De Laurentiis mechanical “King Kong” created for the 1976 remake, and Adam shares the embarrassing story of the first time he tried smoking weed in this brutally honest, extended length, special episode that’s so damn good you’re going to want to listen to it twice! Live in Los Angeles? Come see Joe’s Lynch’s 2017 hit MAYHEM on the big screen at the Landmark Nuart Theater in West Los Angeles on September 1st! The evening will include a Q&A with Joe and members of the film’s crew hosted by Adam Green. Want to hear the full version of this episode? Support THE MOVIE CRYPT on www.Patreon.com/TheMovieCrypt for just $1 a month and start getting the full version of every new episode every Monday morning. This fully independent podcast only exists through the support of our beloved audience.
Filmmakers Adam Green (FROZEN, the HATCHET franchise), Joe Lynch (MAYHEM, EVERLY), and Arwen the Yorkie host this inspirational and educational program that offers a fully comprehensive look at the entertainment industry, the artistic process, and the enduring struggle of not giving up on your dreams. By candidly sharing their own trials and tribulations in Hollywood, Adam and Joe create an extremely honest and heartfelt dialogue with their guests. The hilarious, heartbreaking, and therapeutic “artist on artist” conversations focus on each guest’s individual journey and the various hurdles they have personally faced and conquered along the way. With guests ranging from Academy Award winners, entertainment icons, and A-list celebrities... to cinematographers, editors, studio executives, and countless other crucial positions not typically featured in the spotlight, an average episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT offers more insight for navigating the entertainment industry than an entire semester of film school. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly magazine as “one of the top 20 podcasts you should be listening to” [Issue #1345], a new episode of THE MOVIE CRYPT has been released every single Monday without fail since the day the podcast launched on May 6, 2013.
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