Giles Alderson is a British filmmaker, and host of, The Filmmakers Podcast. Giles recently directed the psychological horror feature film 'The Dare' which he co-wrote with Jonny Grant for Millennium Films at Nu Boyana Studios and stars Richard Brake (Batman, 31), Alexandra Evans (Redistributors), Bart Edwards (Fantastic Beasts), Richard Short (Vinyl, Public Enemies), Robert Maaser (M.I 5 Rogue Nation). The film is scheduled for a June 7th, 2018 release. 

Pre Show Notes

— Why almost no one is making a living on YouTube - " One of the main attractions of YouTube is that anyone can become a star: There are no gatekeepers, no talent agents and no television executives who need to be won over. Stars can come from anywhere — and they do. Forbes’s recent list of the richest YouTubers is proof: It’s filled with people who post clips about playing video games or kids playing with toys. The top spot went to Daniel Middleton, known as DanTDM. He’s a 26-year-old British gamer — and he earned $16.5 million last year. But a new study finds that the odds of striking it rich on YouTube — or even making a modest living — are small."

— Quentin Tarantino Writing Masterclass (A collection of advice). This is a video I edited together from various Tarantino writing advice I’ve heard over the years. Please let me know what you think of it.

— 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!

 

Show Notes

-- - Episode 31 of the Filmmakers Podcast - LANDSCAPE OF LIES – THE INSIDE STORY OF HOW A BLOCKBUSTER TAX SCAM WOULDN’T STOP FILMMAKER PAUL KNIGHT – PT 1 - A in-depth look into A Landscape of Lies feature film which was the subject of a £19.6M tax fraud that has risen from the flames to be released 7 years later...Unbeknownst to Director Paul Knight, who has proved his innocence in court, of the scam that would send the producers to jail for 20 years while he was trying to make his low budget feature has now re cut the film and prepared it for release.

-- The Filmmakers Podcast - A British film making podcast covering everything from studio films to micro budget films and everything in between.

-- Clerks - is a 1994 American independent black-and-white comedy film written, directed, and co-produced by Kevin Smith. Starring Brian O'Halloran as Dante Hicksand Jeff Anderson as Randal Graves, it presents a day in the lives of two store clerks and their acquaintances. Clerks is the first of Smith's View Askewniversefilms, and introduces several recurring characters, notably Jay and Silent Bob, the latter played by Smith himself. The structure of the movie contains nine scene breaks, signifying the nine rings of hell as in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, from which the main character, Dante, gets his name.

Clerks was shot for $27,575 in the convenience and video stores where director Kevin Smith worked in real life. Upon its theatrical release, the film grossed over $3 million in theaters, launching Smith's career.

-- Lionsgate - is an American, Canadian-domiciled, entertainment company. The company was formed on July 10, 1997, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is currently headquartered in Santa Monica, California.

-- Seinfeld - Kramer and Java World Settlement

-- The Brave - A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

-- Hikers Find Body of Man Suspected in Death of Wife, Girl – The story about Aziz Ghazal, the head of USC's film & tv equipment department who wrote the Brave, and later was fired, and killed his family then himself. 

-- Adrian Brody - is an American actor and producer. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at age 29, making him the youngest actor to win in that category. Brody is also the only male American actor to receive the César Award for Best Actor.

-- The Dare - A rare family night for Jay takes a brutal twist when he awakens in a basement with three other prisoners. As their vengeful captor runs riot, Jay engages in a twisted battle to solve the puzzle to his past and save his family's future. The Dare will be released June 7th, 2018 in the UK. 

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Episode 207 - Jennifer and Kevin Sluder (Producing Projects that Attract Investors)

March 5, 2018

Jennifer and Kevin Sluder are a husband and wife filmmaking team who've founded Sunshine Boy Productions in 2015. Their projects include Play Violet for Me, with producer/director Matt Mercer, Feeding Time (horror) directed/written by Matt Mercer, Mainline (sci-i/thriller) directed/written by Eric Kleifield, Family (drama/horror) directed/written by Elaine Loh, and in 2017, Kevin stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut, the horror short, Heartless, which will be hitting the festival circuit early 2018.

Jennifer Sluder attended college and medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with a BA in Chemistry and Doctor of Medicine. She loves learning and is thrilled to be the driving force behind the continually evolving media presence of Sunshine Boy Productions.  She has since expanded her skill set into web design and served as Executive Producer with Kevin on four short films, Feeding TimeMainlineFamily, and Heartless.

Kevin Sluder is a Nicholl Fellowship Semi-finalist and two-time Script Pipeline top 20 finalist, Kevin received a Tracking-Board “Recommend” for his script, The Memory Sphere, in 2014. He subsequently placed on the 2014 Young and Hungry List, naming him as one of the industry’s top 100 “Screenwriters on the Verge”.

 

Pre Show Notes

-- Don't hire anyone because they have a nice camera. Case in point...

-- Quentin Tarantino Writing Masterclass (A collection of advice). This is a video I edited together from various Tarantino writing advice I've heard over the years. Please let me know what you think of it.

— 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!

 

Show Notes

-- A Clockwork Orange - In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

-- Bruno - is a 2009 British-American mockumentary comedy film directed by Larry Charles and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, who produced, co-wrote, and played the gay Austrian fashion journalist Brüno.

--  Esperanza Productions - A Production house specializing in commericals, and web series.

-- Jose Rivera - is a playwright and the first Puerto Rican screenwriter to be nominated for an Oscar.

--  Donald Harrington - was an American author and visual artist. All but the first of his novels either take place in or have an important connection to "Stay More," a fictional Ozark Mountains town based somewhat on Drakes Creek, Arkansas, where Harrington spent summers as a child.

-- Play Violet For Me - Loner Foley Merrick's (Matt Mercer, Contracted: Phase II, The Mind's Eye) obsession with the love of his life Violet Dupree (Najarra Townsend, Me and You and Everyone We Know, Contracted) turns tragic when he finds her dead on her kitchen floor.  When he calls on Violet's twin sister, Lyla Dupree (Najarra Townsend), for help, the faint line between reality and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred.

 

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Sunshine Boy Productions

-- Official Site
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Kevin Sluder

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Episode 206 - Jenny Paul (Acting and Producing)

February 25, 2018

Jenny Paul is an actress and producer, known for The Looming Tower (2018), Jessica Jones (2015) and That Reminds Me... (2015). The Looming Tower premieres 2.28.18 only on Hulu. 

In this episode we chat the Fung Wah bus experience, auditioning for roles, how Jenny ended up producing as well, the upcoming The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and tons more!

Pre Show Notes

 

— 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!

 

Show Notes

--  Fung Wah Bus Transportation - was one of the first Chinatown bus lines in the U.S., running bus service between Boston and New York City. It operated from 1996 to 2015, except for a brief period in 2014 when it was shut down for safety inspections. Fung Wah buses have been involved in several safety-related incidents. In 2005, the company was given a federal safety rating of 73 out of 100, 100 being the worst, and 75 or above considered at risk of being unsafe and subject to crashes. Fung Wah drivers rated in the worst 2 percent of drivers nationwide based on regulatory violations, and nine out of 71 Fung Wah drivers were suspended after inspection between 2004 and 2006.

In August 16, 2005: A New York-bound bus caught fire on Interstate 91 near Meriden, Connecticut. Though the passengers later criticized the driver for being unhelpful and untrained in evacuating the bus, all passengers were eventually evacuated and no injuries were reported.

-- Jessica Jones - Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

-- Hulu - is an American subscription video on demand service owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Comcast, and as of August 10, 2016, Time Warner. Through an acquisition announced in December 2017, Disney will acquire Fox's partial ownership, giving it a majority stake when the deal closes

-- The Looming Tower - Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Looming Tower traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9/11. The series follows members of the I-49 Squad in New York and Alec Station in Washington, D.C., the counter-terrorism divisions of the FBI and CIA, respectively, as they travel the world fighting for ownership of information while seemingly working toward the same goal – trying to prevent an imminent attack on U.S. soil. The 10-episode limited drama series, The Looming Tower,  premieres Wednesday, February 28, 2018 only on Hulu.

-- The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright - is a 2006 non-fiction book by Lawrence Wright. It is a historical look at the way in which the militant organisation Al-Qaeda came into being, the background for various terrorist attacks and how they were investigated, and the events that led to the September 11 attacks. In 2007, Wright was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for the work. A 10-episode television miniseries will air in 2018 on Hulu

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Episode 205 - Lloyd Kaufman (Making Your Own Damn Movie Vol 2)

February 18, 2018

Lloyd Kaufman RETURNS! Lloyd is the co-founder and President of Troma Entertainment, and creator of the Toxic Avenger. Troma is now celebrating 40 years of filmmaking, and is the longest running independent movie studio in North America.

In  this episode, we chat Lloyd's latest movie, 'Return to Return to Nuke'em High aka Vol 2', Lloyd's next (and possibly last film) Shakespeare's Shitstorm aka The Tempest, the current state of indie film, what happened with the Toxic Avenger remake starring John Travolta, Lloyd's story about when McDonald's moved next to the Troma building, and tons more!

As always if you enjoy this episode and/or gain an value from it please share it, and it helps us all out!

Pre Shows

— 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.

— Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson, And Jennifer Lawrence Will Try To Prove That Movie Stars Still Matter via Forbes - "Depending on how these films play out, 2018 could be a very good (or very bad) year for old-school movie stars proving that they still got what it takes to get the butts in the seats."

 

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

 

 

Show Notes

Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High aka Volume 2

The explosive finale of Lloyd Kaufman’s inspired two-part indie event film, the continuation of the compelling adventure of Lauren and Chrissy, two lesbian lovers who must face and defeat the most corrupt and evil forces ever to descend upon Tromaville…and the world! When a perverse conspiracy is launched by the demented CEO of a multi-national “organic food” company, our heroines become embroiled in a death defying fight to restore their own humanity, while at the same time saving the entire world from enslavement and the apocalypse. Will they survive?

Upcoming Screenings

-- Return to Return to Nuke'Em High AKA Vol.2 - Philadelphia Premiere 

Thursday Mar 1, 2018 - 8:00PM
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

-- Beverly Hills Premiere

Thursday March 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Ahrya Fine Arts
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

-- North Hollywood Premiere

Friday March 9, 2018 - 9:55pm
NoHo 7
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

-- CLICK for More Upcoming Screenings

Return to Return to Nuke'em High aka Volume 2 on Social Media

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Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1

Return to the Class of Nuke 'Em High follows a young couple that are up against the school glee club. Unfortunately, the glee club has mutated into a gang called The Cretins. When the other students begin to undergo mutations, our couple must solve the mystery and save Tromaville High School.

Class of Nuke'em High

-- The timeless classic of readin', writin' and radiation, is available for the first time ever in this unrated Director's Cut. When first released in theaters in 1986, Class of Nuke'Em High became an instant sensation. Its unique blend of horror and humor was cheered by audiences and celebrated by critics. The film spawned two sequels and legions of fans. At Tromaville High School, located a stone's throw from the local Nuclear Power Plant, the students are getting brighter. In fact, they're beginning to develop a Troma-green glow. Innocent students mutate into sex-crazed psychos, the Honor Society's turned into carnivorous, kinky cretins, and the slimy monster stalking the hallways isn't the principal! The Director's Cut of Class of Nuke 'Em High has been lovingly restored by co-director Lloyd Kaufman (who developed the film during detention) and the Troma Team. Never-before-seen footage (found in the Tromaville High School's girls' bathroom) has been added.

 

Class of Nuke'Em High Part II: Subhumanoid Meltdown

Welcome to the Tromaville Institute of Technology, where a melt-down prone nuclear power-plant creates hideously deformed, humongous mutant squirrels and obnoxious talking belly buttons with bad attitudes. Will peace ever be restored to the once-peaceful town of Tromaville?

 

Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 3: The Good, the Bad and the Subhumanoid

The Tromaville student body is in danger again -- and it's not for flunking. Tromaville is under attack from a subhumanoid army led by the evil Dr. Slag and his perfectly proportioned partner, Professor Holt. On top of that, Tromie the Nuclear Rodent is raging mad! The third installment in the classic "Class of Nuke 'Em High" series.

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-- -- What NOT to do when The NY Times interviews you - Uncle Lloydie Goes Nuts!

--  Lloyd Kaufman Interview with James Rolfe

-- The Toxic Avenger’ Remake Almost Had Kevin Smith As A Director - via Slashfilm

-- Shakespeare's Shitstorm aka The Tempest - Lloyd's next (and possibly last) film

 

--  Lloyd Kaufman And The Toxic Avenger: Tag Team Champions! - Lloyd Kaufman and the Toxic Avenger return to the FSCW ring to defend their tag team championship title against the likes of Junk Rat and Road Hog!

-- My Dinner with Trey (Parker)

 

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Lloyd Kaufman

-- Official Site
-- Troma Now - Only $4.99/month to stream all of Troma's library and your 1st month is free
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Episode 204 - Patrick Lee (Film Criticism, Fandom, and Rotten Tomatoes)

February 11, 2018

Patrick Lee is an entrepreneur, and co-founder of Rotten Tomatoes, the internet's leading film criticism source. He currently co founded, Hobo Labs, a mobile gaming company. Their latest release, Storm the Gates, is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.

We chat about how starting Rotten Tomatoes, how to judge a movie, the rise Rotten Tomatoes in advertising movies, backlash from studios from receiving negative scores,  the DC fans claiming discrimination, and tons more.

 

 

Pre Show Notes

 

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

-- Why is HBO making shows from podcasts? - The cable channel is looking for its next big audience

-- Sennheiser E835 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone

 

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

 

Show Notes

-- Rotten Tomatoes - As the leading online aggregator of movie and TV show reviews from professional critics, Rotten Tomatoes offers the most comprehensive guide to what's fresh. The world famous Tomatometer rating represents the percentage of positive professional reviews for films and TV shows and is used by millions every day, to help with their entertainment viewing decisions.

-- What is the Tomatometer? 

-- Audience Score

-- Rotten Tomatoes Critics 

-- Justice League, Rotten Tomatoes, and DC Fans Persecution Complex via Wired

-- Lady Bird - In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

-- 'Lady Bird's' Perfect 100 Percent Rotten Tomatoes Rating Ruined By This Guy via MovieFone

-- Paddington 2 - Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

-- Toy Story 2 -  This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to summer camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he is a greatly valued collectible. It's now up to Buzz Lightyear and the gang from Andy's room -- Mr. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, Rex, and Hamm -- to spring into action and save their pal from winding up a museum piece. There are plenty of thrills as the toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get home before Andy does.

-- Black Panther - "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

-- Top 100 Movies of All Time on Rotten Tomatoes

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Episode 203 - Kristen Maldonado (Social and Digital Strategy)

February 5, 2018

Kristen Maldonado is a Pop Culture Content Creator & Reviewer, and the Manager of Social Media for MTV's Total Request Live (TRL) accounts.

In this episode we'll chat strategies for social media, running social media for existing IP's, Wendy's savage twitter account, Gary Vee's new book, Crushing It!, and tons more.

Pre Show Notes

 

— 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!

 

Show Notes

-- DeGrassi - is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. The DeGrassi franchise, following The Kids of Degrassi Street, Degrassi Junior High, and Degrassi High. Like its predecessors, the series follows an ensemble cast of students at the fictional Degrassi Community School who face various challenges often seen as taboo such as sex, teen pregnancy, bullying, date rape, drug abuse, body image, homosexuality, domestic violence, gang violence, self-injury, suicide, abortion, mental disorders, death and many other issues.

-- Drake - is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Drake initially gained recognition as an actor on the teen drama television series Degrassi: The Next Generation in the early 2000s. Intent on pursuing a career as a rapper, he departed the series in 2007 following the release of his debut mixtape, Room for Improvement. He released two further independent projects, Comeback Season and So Far Gone, before signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment in June 2009.

-- Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too -  is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.

-- Gary Vaynerchuk - is an American entrepreneur, author, speaker and internet personality. First known as a wine critic who grew his family’s wine business from $3 million to $60 million. Vaynerchuk is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media, leading New York-based companies Vayner Media and Vayner X

-- Vayner Media -  social media-focused digital agency. The company provides social media and strategy services to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez, and PepsiCo. In 2015, VaynerMedia was named one of AdAge's A-List agencies. With 600 employees in 2016, VaynerMedia grossed $100 million in revenue.  The company also partnered with Vimeo to connect brands and filmmakers for digital content.

-- Casey Neistat - is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger, and co-founder of multimedia company Beme.

-- Wendy's Twitter

-- MTV - is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City. Launched on August 1, 1981, the channel originally aired music videos as guided by television personalities known as "video jockeys" (VJs). At first, MTV's main target demographic was young adults, but today it is primarily teenagers, particularly high school and college students. MTV has toned down its music video programming significantly in recent years, and its programming now consists mainly of original reality, comedy and drama programming and some off-network syndicated programs and films, with limited music video programming in off-peak time periods. It has also become involved in promoting left-wing political issues and progressive social causes. The network received criticism towards this change of focus, both by certain segments of its audience and musicians. MTV's influence on its audience, including issues involving censorship and social activism, has also been a subject of debate for several years.

-- TRL - is a television series on MTV that features popular music videos. TRL is MTV's prime outlet for music videos. In addition to music videos, TRL features daily guests. The show is a popular promotion tool used by musicians, actors, and other celebrities to promote their newest works to the show's target teen demographic. After nine years off air, TRL returned on October 2, 2017.

-- TV channel Spike is no longer, so its social media manager had a field day

 

 

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Episode 202 - Gordy Hoffman (Screenwriting)

January 28, 2018

Gordy Hoffman is a screenwriter and director known for Dog Bowl (2015), Love Liza (2002), and A Coat of Snow (2005). Gordy is the founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition a contest designed for finding and fostering undiscovered writing talent. The winning screenplay from the 2005 competition, Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach was purchased by Greenestreet Films, and was released in 2009. Gordy has also taught graduate screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

 

Pre Show Notes

 

— 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!

— R.I.P. for the spec script, long a source of some of Hollywood’s most beloved films

Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

 

Show Notes

-- Seinfeld - Elaine hates the English Patient

-- Save the Cat!  - Here’s what started the phenomenon: the best seller, for over 15 years, that’s been used by screenwriters around the world. Blake Snyder

-- Paul Thomas Anderson - is an American filmmaker. In 1993, he wrote and directed a short film titled Cigarettes & Coffee on a budget of $20,000. After he attended the Sundance Institute, Anderson had a deal with Rysher Entertainment to direct his first feature film, a neo-noir crime thriller titled Hard Eight, in 1996. Anderson received critical and commercial success for his film Boogie Nights (1997), set during the Golden Age of Porn in the 1970s and 1980s. His third feature, Magnolia (1999), takes place over a single day in the San Fernando Valley, following the interconnected lives of several characters in search of happiness and resolution. It received strongly positive reviews despite struggling at the box office. In 2002, the romantic comedy-drama Punch-Drunk Love, Anderson's fourth feature, was released to generally favorable reviews.  The epic drama There Will Be Blood (2007), set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, centers on a silver miner's efforts to capitalize on the Southern California oil boom. Released after a five-year absence, it garnered wide acclaim from critics. Anderson's sixth film, the drama The Master (2012), was released to critical acclaim. His seventh film, the crime comedy-drama Inherent Vice, based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Pynchon, was released in 2014, to somewhat polarized reviews, but acclaim from some critics. He made Junun, a documentary about the making of an album of the same name. His eighth feature film, Phantom Thread, which reunited him with There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis (in his supposed final film performance), was released in December 2017.

-- The Master - the journey of a naval veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future–until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

-- Phantom Thread -

-- Boogie Nights -  is a 1997 American drama film written, produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star of pornographic films, chronicling his rise in the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s through to his fall during the excesses of the 1980s. The film is an expansion of Anderson's mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988). It stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Heather Graham.

-- Phillip Seymour Hoffman - was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles – typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits – Hoffman acted in many films from the early 1990s until 2014.

-- Love Liza - Following the unexplained suicide of his wife Liza, website designer Wilson Joel (Philip Seymour Hoffman) turns to gasoline fumes and remote control gaming while avoiding an inevitable conflict with his mother-in-law (Kathy Bates).

Love Liza won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

-- Dog Bowl - A heartbroken girl spiraling through life stumbles upon the true nature of her existence after stealing the vest off of a service dog. A short film written and directed by Gordy Hoffman. Dog Bowl had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to screen at over 50 festivals around the world.

-- Blue Cat Screenwriting Competition - Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today, becoming one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world. BlueCat’s Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

Deadlines

  • Regular Deadline: February 1st, 2018. Feature $60, Pilot (Hour) $55, Pilot (Half-Hour) $50, Short Script $50, Short Film $50.
  • Final Deadline: February 20th, 2018. Feature $65, Pilot (Hour) $60, Pilot (Half-Hour) $55, Short Script $55, Short Film $55.

-- Gordy Script's

Contact

Gordy Hoffman

-- Official Site
-- IMDB
-- Wiki
-- AMA on Reddit

Dave Bullis

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Episode 201 - Ron Newcomb (Leveling Up!)

January 22, 2018

Ron Newcomb is a filmmaker, film coach, host of the Film Trooper podcast, and developer of the upcoming VIP Film Summit which is an event to be held September 25, 2018 in at the Dulles Marriott in Dulles, VA.

We chat about how do you make a film while working a day job, how to level up your filmmaking career, and tons more. 

Pre Show Notes

— 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!

-- R.I.P. for the spec script, long a source of some of Hollywood's most beloved films

Thanks for listening, and sharing the podcast!

Show Notes

-- Stage 32 - Stage 32 is Lynda.com Meets LinkedIn For Film, Television And Theater Creatives

-- Extreme Ownership - How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win - the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.

 

Contact

Ron Newcomb

-- Official Site
-- Twitter
-- Stage 32
-- VIP Film Summit

WHEN

September 25, 2018

9:00 AM-9:00 PM

WHERE

Dulles Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

ABOUT THE EVENT

If you are serious about filmmaking, you must either secure a Manager, find a Producing Partner or find Investors.

Lock-In Hotel Room Rate of $119 by July 24. Call 1-800-228-9290. Mention "The Forge Studios" rate

 

Dave Bullis

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Episode 200 - Brooke Lewis (Be Fearless!)

January 14, 2018

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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— Twitter

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