Brooke Lewis is an actress, producer, TV personality, and author.

A native of Philadelphia, Brooke Lewis headed west – to Hollywood. There, she would create Philly Chick Pictures, an endeavor designed to increase opportunities in front of the camera, as well as behind it. Brooke has starred in numerous roles including Kinky Killers (aka Polycarp), iMurders, Scream Queens, as well as creating, producing, and starring in Ms Vampy, an interactive advice show.

In this unbelievable Episode 200 of the Dave Bullis Podcast, Brooke Lewis & I chat breaking into entertainment, the hustle of being a working actor, what are the best cheesesteaks in Philly (a common theme on this podcast), how to be Fearless (Brooke's personal motto), and tons more.

Thank you listening and sharing this podcast!

 

PRE – SHOW NOTES

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Shopping on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

SHOW NOTES

-- Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding - is an "environmental/immersive theatre" event based on a traditional Italian-American wedding and reception, with warm and intrusive stereotypes exaggerated for comic effect. Audience members are treated as guests at the wedding by the interactive, improvisational comedy cast.

-- Polycarp (aka Kinky Killers) - Through a series of horrific murders, the occult, biblical prophecy and sex clash in a melee of gore and mystery, with psychiatrists, attorneys, homicide detectives and rock stars all being suspects.

-- iMurders - A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a MySpace-esque chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes.

-- Screen Queens (TV Show) - Ten unknown actresses compete for role in a horror movie from Lionsgate Films.

-- Ms Vampy - Ms. Vampy lives in her Hollywood Villa and is a Life Coach and Dating Expert to the rich and famous. She is often seen on night shoots, shopping in Beverly Hills for Dior or hanging out at Lakers' games. She loves 80s rock and disco, her favorite band is Vampire Weekend and she never misses American Idol, The Voice or Millionaire Matchmaker on TV. Her secret dream is to join the cast of HBO's True Blood (of course, she thinks it's a "reality" show)! She enjoys Godiva Chocolates and Bloody Marys and she loves to play Xbox when she's feeling feisty. While she has yet to marry or have children, she freely admits to being boy crazy and hopes to someday make-out with Robert Pattinson. Ms. Vampy is forever sexy, funny, young, and obnoxious, but her heart is as big as her mouth. If she ever bites you, it'll be with love." Now, who better to give the world LOVE & DATING advice than a 110 year old Vampire who has seen it all and has a HEART of gold?

Starring: Brooke Lewis as Ms. Vampy; Produced by: Matt Raub and Brooke Lewis; Directed by: Staci Layne Wilson; Director of Photography: Matt Raub.

-- Stories from Ms. Vampy to Empower Teen Girls to Make Powerful Choices!

HIT #1 NEW KINDLE RELEASE IN TWO CATEGORIES: SOCIAL SITUATIONS & SELF-ESTEEM & SELF-RESPECT

December 19, 2016 - Denver, CO and Los Angeles, CA - Outskirts Press announces the release of Ms. Vampy's Teen Tawk: There's A Lotta Power In Ya Choices, featuring America's funniest, most high-maintenance Vampire! The book follows author and producer Brooke Lewis' hit web series Ms. Vampy in 2009, and the award-winning TV pilot Ms. Vampy's Tween Tawk, Teen Tawk & In Between Tawk in 2011.

-- Vampira - was a Finnish-American actress and television personality who created the campy 1950s character Vampira.

-- Elvira -  is an American actress best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. She gained fame on Los Angeles television station KHJ-TV wearing a revealing, black, gothic, cleavage-enhancing gown as host of Elvira's Movie Macabre, a weekly horror movie presentation. Her wickedly vampish appearance is offset by her comical character, quirky and quick-witted personality, and Valley girl-type speech.

-- Slime City Massacre - is a 2010 science fiction comedy-horror sequel film directed by Greg Lamberson and starring Jennifer Bihl, Kealan Patrick Burke, Debbie Rochon and Robert Sabin. It is a sequel to Greg Lamberson's earlier Slime City.

-- Sinatra Club - A true story told by a Mafia insider. It's 1972 and the Mafia crime families are at war, but that isn't enough to stop a young, unknown John Gotti, who has big ideas and even bigger ambitions.

-- Coaching from a Professed Hot Mess: Tips on Life, Love, Dating, Online Dating, Female Empowerment & LGBT Support from a Board Certified Life Coach, TV Dating Expert & Hot Mess

-- Psycho Therapy - When emotionally exhausted Tonia visits her esteemed psychiatrist, Dr. Walsh, to discuss her husband's infidelity, the therapy session takes an unexpected turn. Tonia does not respond well to her doctor's advice and he finds himself locked in a game of psychological hide-n-seek with a painfully disturbed patient.

-- 1/2 New Year - At their annual 1/2 New Year Party, relationships are tested among a group of friends.

-- 7 Shocking Confessions of a Real-Life Scream Queen

-- Brooke Lewis Engaged After Romantic Surprise Proposal At Griffith Observatory

-- I Ate at 16 of the Best Philly Cheesesteak Spots in 12 Hours

 

 

Contact

Brooke Lewis

-- Official Site
-- Dating & Life Coach Site
-- Twitter
-- IMDB
-- Facebook
-- Instagram
-- Youtube
-- Wiki

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Episode 199 - Jenny Frankfurt (Writing, Rewriting, and Script Competitions)

January 7, 2018

Jenny Frankfurt is a the founder, and director of The Finish Line Script Competition. The Finish Line Script Competition takes a different approach than other screenwriting competitions, and embraces the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay.

In this episode we chat about writing, rewriting, first time screenwriters who won competitions, others competitions that are worth the time and effort, and tons more.

PRE – SHOW NOTES

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Shopping on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

SHOW NOTES

-- NYU - is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831, NYU's main campus is centered in Manhattan, located with its core in Greenwich Village, and campuses based throughout New York City.

-- Nicholl Fellowship - The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

-- Finish Line Screenwriting Competition -  a different approach than other screenwriting competitions, and embraces the rewrite as an essential component in any successful screenplay.

-- INTERVIEW: Finish Line Script Competition Winner Charlie Jones via ScriptMag

-- Top 5 Winning Tips From The Finish Line Screenwriting Competition via Bang2Write

-- Interview with Finish Line Script Competition Winner R.B. Ripley via The ScriptLab

CONTACT

Jenny Frankfurt

-- Official Site
-- Twitter
-- Facebook

Dave Bullis

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Episode 198 - Dave Campfield (Troma Now Podcast & Making Your Own Damn Movies)

December 31, 2017

Dave Campfield is a filmmaker, plays Caesar in the comedy team, 'Caesar & Otto', and hosts the Troma Now Podcast. 

On the basis of his first script, Dave Campfield won over a Hollywood agent. However, while receiving across the board positive reviews from the studios, the script remained limbo. Having grown disheartened with Hollywood gridlock, Campfield opted to go it alone and produce a feature himself. That film, Dark Chamber, had a successful run in the film festivals, and was picked up for distribution by Pop Cinema. Campfield is currently readying his next production, a psychological horror entitled Fear the Reaper which already placed amongst the finalists at a previous Slamdance Horror screenwriting competition.

In this episode we chat how Dave Campfield's college no longer exists, the worst on set experiences including someone pulling a knife on a 1st AD, getting work with Troma, creating his own movies, and tons more. 

PRE - SHOW NOTES

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Shopping for the holidays on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

 

SHOW NOTES

-- Troma Now Podcast - The world's best worst podcast!

-- Dark Chamber - When a dead body turns up, a local group of Satanists, `The Black Circle,` seem the most likely suspects. With the help of a friend, a criminal law student decides to conduct his own investigation by placing his neighbors under 24/7 video surveillance. Inspired by the true story of the `Say You Love Satan` killer.

-- Piggyzilla - Move over Godzilla, King Kong and Rodan, another oversized critter has stolen your mojo. Written and Directed by Dave Campfield (Caesar & Otto's Summer Camp Massacre and Deadly Xmas) Piggyzilla tells the story of one guinea pigs conquest for world domination, sort of. Starring Dave Campfield as Caesar, Paul Chomicki as Otto, Joe Winchell as studio exec AND Piggy victim#1, Sibel Kipchak as well meaning piggy sympathizer, Chanel Patel as stick throwing victim and Daisy as "Piggyzilla". Written, directed and edited by Dave Campfield. Produced and Photographed by Stephen Bodi. Music by Kevin Macleod and Joseph Bauer

 

-- Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre - Caesar, an effete tough guy and his slovenly half brother, Otto, have signed up as summer camp counselors. But when the mysterious Carrie shows up, the other counselors start disappearing one by one.

-- Kevin Smith talks about his feelings on Sleepaway Camp and describes his random run in with "Caesar and Otto's Summer Camp Massacre" director Dave Campfield at LAX

-- Exclusive Kevin Smith VinimateHolding a microphone and wearing his trademark 'puck u' hockey jersey, Kevin Smith comes packaged in a full-color window box. Limited edition of only 2,000 pieces! 

-- Caesar & Otto Paranormal Halloween - Paternal half brothers Caesar (Dave Campfield) and Otto (Paul Chomicki) live out some of horror's most terrifying scenes when they agree to house sit a home filled with ghostly visions, levitating objects and possessions. This hilarious horror pays homage to classics The Exorcist (1973), The Amityville Horror (1979), Sinister, and Insidious, and boasts an all-star genre cast including Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Vernon Wells and Sean Whalen.

-- Lloyd Kaufman - is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. With producer Michael Herz, he is the co-founder of Troma Entertainment film studio, and the director of many of their feature films, including The Toxic Avenger, and Tromeo and Juliet.

-- Troma - is an American independent film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974.  The company produces low-budget independent films, primarily of the horror genre. Many of them play on 1950s horror with elements of farce, parody, gore and splatter. In 2012, the company officially released many of its films on YouTube. Troma has produced, acquired and distributed over 1,000 independent films since its creation. Its slogan in 2014 was "40 years of Disrupting Media".

-- Make Your Own Damn Movie (filmmaking Book) - Lloyd Kaufman, the writer/producer/director of such cult-classic films as The Toxic AvengerClass of Nuke 'Em High, and Tromeo and Juliet, offers a guide to movie-making unlike any other available anywhere. In 25 years, Kaufman, along with partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to its current--and legendary--status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true cinematic independence, and the world's greatest collection of camp on film. As entertaining and funny as it is informative and insightful, Make Your Own Damn Movie! places Kaufman's radically low-budget, independent-studio style of filmaking directly in the reader's hands. Thus we learn how to: develop and write a knock-out screenplay; raise funding; find locations and cast actors; hire a crew; obtain equipment, permits, and music rights (all for little or no money); make incredible special effects for $0.79 each; charm, schmooze, and network while on the film-festival circuit; and, finally, make a bad actor act so bad it's actually good. From scriptwriting and directing to financing and marketing, this book is brimming with utterly off-the-wall, decidedly maverick, yet consistently proven advice on how to fully develop one's idea for an independent film.

-- Lauren Francesca - Actress, Comedian, Humanitarian, Producer, and Youtuber. 

-- 1,000 True Fans - To be a successful creator you don’t need millions. You don’t need millions of dollars or millions of customers, millions of clients or millions of fans. To make a living as a craftsperson, photographer, musician, designer, author, animator, app maker, entrepreneur, or inventor you need only thousands of true fans by Kevin Kelly. 

-- Production Hell - Dave Campfield's other podcast on Soundcloud

Contact

Dave Campfield

-- Official Site
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-- IMDB
-- TromaNow Podcast

Dave Bullis

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Episode 197 - Jalbert Brothers (Why Can’t You Make a Movie for $1,000?)

December 27, 2017

The Jalbert Brothers (Brian and Jake) started their careers in video production 15 years ago, as kids making home movies in their backyard. Combining their knowledge of filmmaking and experience in video production, Brian and Jake took an amateur love for film and turned it into lucrative careers behind the camera with Brian’s talent for producing and Jake’s passion for cinematography and directing.

Their credits include co - producer and 1st assistant director for the feature film Apple of My Eye-- starring Burt Reynolds and Amy Smart-- distributed by Sony Pictures, they produced and directed the series pilot for 10 Seconds to Run, starring veteran actor Michael Milhoan, and the feature film House Guest starring Alex Vincent Know from Child’s Play 1&2.

 

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Shopping for the holidays on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

-- Rest in Peace to show friend, and fellow filmmaker, Chad Armstrong, who passed away Sunday Dec 17th. Chad and I meet because of this podcast, and he was always a supportive person. I wish his family the best during this difficult time. His wife, Jamie, is planning a memorial which I'll share when it's announced.

-- Here's to a great 2018. Share your New Years Goals below. Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

Show Notes

-- Grant Cardone - Best Selling Author, TV & Radio personality and Self-made Entrepreneur.

-- The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure - In my opinion, Grant Cardone's best book

-- Dov SS Simens -  Dov was raised in New York (Hewlett Harbor); graduated college in Pennsylvania (Muhlenberg College, BS, Mathematics/Economics) and after serving in Viet Nam (’68-’69, Green Beret, 1st Lieutenant); He returned to America; moved to California (Carmel-Monterey) and owned acclaimed literary bookstore (The 3 Rings), for a decade, where he learned about properties & the importance of story and marketing, prior to moving to Los Angeles and commencing his career in Hollywood.

-- From Reel to Deal - Dov's excellent book from screenwriting & budgeting to marketing

 

How to Produce a $1,000 $2,000 Feature Film!

 

Filmmaking made simple with Dov S. Simens and the Jalbert Brothers

How to get funding for a feature film with TOM MALLOY

How to become a Full-time Filmmaker (Build your Island)

The Power of Sales with Brad Lea

Grant Cardone's 10X GrowthCon in Miami with Hank Norman

 

Contact

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-- Official Site
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-- Facebook
-- Instagram

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Episode 196 - Eric Ruben (Working with a Literary Agent)

December 18, 2017

Eric Ruben is an attorney, literary Agent, producer, performer (SAG-AFTRA/AEA), and international speaker. He is also the founder and President of the Ruben Agency, a Literary Agency in New York City.

"I also am surprised by how many people have interesting ideas for books but never come close to finishing them. Completed manuscripts are important, especially for new authors. They need to show they can successfully develop their ideas and meet a deadline." - Eric Ruben

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

— Shopping for the holidays on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

-- Opening - Jingle Bells - Christmas in 8 bit by greenRiverThriller

Show Notes

-- Suzanne Brockmann -  is an American romantic fiction writer.  She has also penned works under the name Anne Brock.

-- Lawrence Block - is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I.Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr. Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 1994.

-- A Walk Among the Tombstones -  Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, an action-thriller based on Lawrence Block's bestselling series of mystery novels. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-cop turned unlicensed private investigator who reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens, TV's Downton Abbey) hunt down the men who brutally murdered his wife. When the PI learns that this is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that these men have committed this sort of twisted crime, he must blur the line between right and wrong as he races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.

-- Writing the Novel from Plot to Print to Pixel - Lawrence Block's book on writing

-- Whitney Davis - Whitney Davis is the founder of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary consultancy offering management for screenwriters and editorial/career consulting services for writers at large.

-- New Ruben Agency Skype Course - January 11, 2018 2PM NYC time

 

Contact

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Episode 195 - Gough (How Do You Make a Movie if You’re Blind?)

December 12, 2017

Gough is the first legally blind person to write, produce, edit, direct, and star in a feature film making this project a world first. Since then Gough has gone on to write, produce and direct many other projects, including a number of films, audio downloads and books. Beernuts Productions has worked with some of Australia’s finest actors, artists and production crew, helping make all content on the website world class.

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

-- Shopping for the holidays on Amazon? Please use my affiliate link (simply click and shop as normal) as it greatly helps out the podcast. Thank you!

-- Stand up for NET Neturality

Show Notes

-- I Will Not Go Quietly -  This world first feature film takes you through the life of “gough”. Fame, fortune, drugs, alcohol, disability and suicide. This remarkable true story takes you through it all, step by step.

Interviews with friends, family and experts in their field, including; mental health experts, comedians, drug and alcohol counsellors, a neurosurgeon, education experts, and a relationship advisor, will keep the audience both informed and gripped on the edge of their seats.

This production is the first to be written, produced, edited, directed and starring someone classified as “legally blind” and will display the capabilities of those with a disability, while keeping the audience both entertained and enthralled.

Education, employment, discrimination, success and heartbreak this film captures it all. This brutally honest depiction of life as a visually impaired man will inspire, surprise fascinate, and captivate.

CLICK THE POSTER BELOW TO WATCH THE FILM FOR FREE FROM GOUGH'S SITE!

 

-- David Lynch -  is an American director, screenwriter, producer, painter, musician, actor, and photographer. He has been described by The Guardian as "the most important director of this era.  Movie called him "the Renaissance man of modern American filmmaking," while the success of his films has led to him being labelled "the first popular Surrealist."

-- Eraserhead -  is a 1977 American surrealist body horror film written, produced, and directed by filmmaker David Lynch. Shot in black-and-white, Eraserhead is Lynch's first feature-length film, coming after several short works. Starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near, and Jack Fisk, it tells the story of Henry Spencer (Nance), who is left to care for his grossly deformed child in a desolate industrial landscape. Throughout the film, Spencer experiences dreams or hallucinations, featuring his child and the Lady in the Radiator.
What was supposed to be a student film turned into an epic experience, thanks to David Lynch’s hyper attention to detail – one shot of Jack Nance entering a room took a full year to complete – and a lack of funding. However, Lynch subsidized much of the project himself by delivering newspapers, and friends like Jack Fisk and Sissy Spacek all donated money to the film. Even Nance’s wife, Catherine Coulson, donated her waitressing income in order to keep the film going for years.

-- Elliot Grove -  is a Canadian-born film producer who founded both the Raindance Film Festival in 1993 and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998.

-- Raindance - Raindance is dedicated to fostering and promoting independent film around the world. Based in the heart of London, Raindance combines Raindance Film Festival, training courses — which are offered throughout the year at our 10 international hubs — and the British Independent Film Awards.  The organisation was founded in 1992 by Elliot Grove as a thought experiment: can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience?

-- Christoper Nolan - is an English film director, screenwriter, and producer who holds both British and American citizenship. He is one of the highest-grossing directors in history, and among the most acclaimed filmmakers of the 21st century.

-- Following - Before he became a sensation with the twisty revenge story Memento, Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) fashioned this low-budget, black-and-white, 16 mm neonoir with comparable precision and cunning. Supplying irrefutable evidence of Nolan’s directorial bravura, Following is the fragmented tale of an unemployed young writer who trails strangers through London, hoping that they will provide inspiration for his first novel. He gets more than he bargained for with one of his unwitting subjects, who leads him down a dark, criminal path. With gritty aesthetics and a made-on-the-fly vibe (many shots were simply stolen on the streets, unbeknownst to passersby), Following is a mind-bending psychological journey that shows the remarkable beginnings of one of today’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

-- Bollywood - formally known as Hindi cinema, is the Indian Hindi language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India. Bollywood is part of the larger cinema of India (also known as Indywood), which includes other production centers producing films in other Indian languages. Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films also increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish.

-- Mick Fanning - nicknamed "White Lightning"  is an Australian professional surfer. Fanning won the 2007, 2009 and 2013 ASP World Tour.

-- Shark Attacks Mick Fanning at the J-Bay Open 2015

-- Balter Brewing Co -  6 Aussies and a Yank walk into a bar and never come out…BALTER is born.

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Episode 194 - Johnny Martin (Making Hangman with Al Pacino)

December 3, 2017

Johnny Martin is a filmmaker, and stuntman. In 2014 Johnny began his directing debut on the horror film “Delirium.” After winning three film festival awards in 2016, he was hired to direct two films, “Vengeance: A Love Story," starring Nicholas Cage and Don Johnson and later that same year “hangman," starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow. On each of these films he has credited the late great Tony Scott for the many years of preparing him for his new venture.

Hangman is released in theaters on Dec 22nd, 2017. It's also available early on Vudu now.

Hangman

A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

Directed by Johnny Martin
Written by Michael Caissie, Charles Huttinger, and Phil Hawkins
Starring - Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

 

Show Notes

-- HB Halicki - most commonly known as H. B. "Toby" Halicki, was an American director, writer, stunt driver, actor, and filmmaker. Halicki directed the 1974 film Gone in 60 Seconds as well as producing and starring in several other action films. He was killed in an accident while filming Gone in 60 Seconds 2 in 1989. Wishing to preserve his legacy, his widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, produced a remake in 2000 along with Jerry Bruckheimer.

-- Gone in 60 Seconds (original) - Relive the original car chase movie! Maindrian Pace is an insurance investigator who moonlights with a team of car thieves who can make off with any car in just one minute. When he's approached by a South American drug lord with the biggest heist of his career, it's non-stop action until the job is done!

-- Gone in 60 Seconds (remake) - A car thief gets out of retirement to save his brother's life.

-- Killer Klowns from Outer Space - is a 1988 American science-fiction horror comedy film written, produced, and directed by the Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, and John Vernon. It is the only film to be written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers. The film is about a clan of evil aliens from an unknown region, who all resemble circus clowns. They arrive on Earth and invade a small town in order to capture, kill, and harvest the human inhabitants to use as sustenance.

-- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - is a 2017 black comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage, and follows a mother who takes matters into her own hands after the police in her town are unable to find a suspect in her daughter's murder by purchasing three billboards shaming the police for not solving the crime. This leads her to confrontations with the police as well as her fellow townfolk which are exacerbated by personal drama among the police officers themselves.

-- Titanic -  is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

-- Delirium - A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing in terror before even reaching the house, as others have. When he doesn't return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside they discover the truth about the house, the fate of their friend and their own fate as well.

 

-- Vengeance: A Love Story - A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.

-- Hangman - A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

-- Al Pacino on Johnny Martin

 

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Episode 193 - Kristin Overn (Entering Screenwriting Competitions)

November 29, 2017

Kristin Overn began her film career as an assistant and script reader at Davis Entertainment, and since that time, she has consulted, collaborated, and developed screenplays with dozens of writers, producers, and production companies. Kristin also has extensive experience in production, and she has served as a Producer, Line Producer, and UPM on a wide range of independent features, original sitcom pilots, award-winning short films, TV commercials, and videos. She currently has several feature projects in development, including several PAGE Award-winning scripts. Kristin is a graduate of Northwestern University. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.

A record high of 6,364 scripts were submitted to the PAGE Awards contest this year, and over the course of five rounds of competition, the scripts were judged by a total of 94 industry professionals. From its past winners, 142 scripts have been optioned, 97 projects produced, and 104 writers have been hired for staff positions and open writing assignments so far. Past winners have gone to write films and TV shows such as "The Accountant," "Maggie," "The Judge," "Mayhem," "The Walking Dead" (AMC), "Bates Motel" (A&E), "The Flash" (CW), and "Ozark" (Netflix).  Submissions for the 2018 competition open December 1, 2017

In this episode we talk all about entering screenwriting competitions, answer some long held myths I've heard, and tons more. As always please share if you find anything interesting in this episode.

 

Pre Show Notes

— FREE GIVEAWAY! (AGAIN!) Our last giveaway was so popular we're giving away another one year pass of Masterclass. Master class is now offering classes from artists like Samuel L Jackson (acting), David Mamet (writing), Ron Howard (directing), and now Martin Scorsese (Filmmaking).

How do you enter? Simple, leave a review of iTunes (hopefully a 5 star review), and send me a link and/or screenshot of the review. Contest ends Dec 8th, 2017

 

-- Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

Show Notes

-- Page International Screenwriting Awards - was founded in the fall of 2003.

-- Nicholl Fellowship - The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters.

-- Austin Fellowship - Austin Film Festival furthers the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring and championing the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

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Episode 192 - The Shaker Brothers (Horror for the Holidays)

November 22, 2017

Peter Paul, and Tony Shaker are New Jersey filmmakers. Their debut feature film, Killer Christmas, is out Nov 22nd, 2017 on iTunes, Microsoft store, and Google Play.

In this special Thanksgiving Holiday episode we discuss our favorite holiday horror movies, Tony quitting his job to make Killer Christmas, how they shot at an abandoned hotel & a Christmas tree farm, screenwriting, distributing the film through Juice, and tons more.

Pre Show Notes (FREE STUFF!)

-- FREE GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive a FREE year of Masterclass. Master class is now offering classes from artists like Samuel L Jackson (acting), David Mamet (writing), Ron Howard (directing), and now Martin Scorsese (Filmmaking).

How do you enter? Simple all you have to do is sign up for my mailing list and you're entered. I will pick one winner at random, and announce the winner via Twitter. Winner will be announced on Sunday, November 26th, 2017.

Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

-- Save Net Neutrality! - The FCC just announced its plan to slash net neutrality rules, allowing ISPs like Verizon to block apps, slow websites, and charge fees to control what you see & do online. They vote December 14th. But if Congress gets enough calls, *they* can stop the FCC.

 

Show Notes

-- Black Christmas -  (former alternate titles include Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House) is a 1974 Canadian psychological slasher film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and John Saxon. The story follows a group of sorority sisters who are receiving threatening phone calls, while being stalked and murdered during the holiday season by a deranged murderer hiding in the attic of their sorority house.

Inspired by a series of murders that took place in the Westmount section of Montreal, Quebec, and the urban legend "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs," writer Moore composed the script, which was originally titled The Babysitter. Upon director Clark's involvement, numerous alterations were made, primarily the shifting to a university setting with young adult characters.

-- Krampus - A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

-- Halloween -  is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. It is the first installment in the Halloween franchise. In the film, on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers murders his sister in the fictional Midwestern United States town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He escapes on October 30, 1978, from Smith's Grove Sanitarium, and returns home to kill again. The next day, Halloween, Michael stalks teenager Laurie Strode and her friends, while Michael's psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, pursues his patient.

-- Santa's Slay -  is a 2005 Christmas black comedy horror film that stars professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus.

-- Bill Goldberg - is an American former professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player, and former mixed martial arts color commentator known for his time in WWE and WCW under the ring name Goldberg.

-- Juice Worldwide - Juice distributes film and television content across the major digital download and streaming platforms – worldwide

-- Killer Christmas - A group of friends sneak into an abandoned hotel adjacent a Christmas-tree field only to find themselves being murdered by someone in a Santa mask.

Rent or Buy Killer Christmas

Killer Christmas (official trailer)

-- How We Made a 4k Feature Film for Under $50k (with FULL Budget Breakdown) via Indie Film Hustle

 

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Episode 191 - Molly Hagan (Making the Garage Sale)

November 20, 2017

Molly Hagan is an actor, writer/producer of the interactive dramedy, 'Garage Sale Movie'. 

Molly and I discuss how she was kicked out of her high school drama club, getting into acting, working on Alf, sustaining a career in acting, writing her first film, Garage Sale, which is out now, and tons more.

Pre Show Notes

Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.

Show Notes

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-- Official Site
-- IMDB
-- Twitter

The Garage Sale

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Dave Bullis

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— Stage 32

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