This week’s podcast episode celebrates the continuing appeal of short films and the importance they play in launching new filmmaking talent. Host Phil Hall’s guest is Kim Adelman, author of “Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films,” which was recently republished in its third edition. She also reports on short films for Indiewire, co-programs the American Cinematheque’s annual Focus on Female Directors short film screening series, and is the co-founder of FFC Female Filmmaking Collective.
Heather Buckley is a behind-the-scenes lady and a writer for multiple publications and websites. She has supervised effects on films such as We Are Still Here, played a monstrous mother in the SyFy original movie Dead Still, produced special features for discs such as the newest releases of The Thing, Exorcist III, Return of the Living Dead, and many more. She has written for Fangoria, Dread Central, Scream magazine, Diabolique, Vulture, and a slew of others.
You can hear her on podcasts such as The Bonus Material Podcast and the Mass Hypnosis Podcast. She’s basically a horror super woman and a total badass.
It is the dream of millions to become a major player in Hollywood, but only a relatively few lucky souls are able to secure power positions in the film capital. On today’s show, Phil Hall gets a unique perspective on how to succeed in Hollywood from Summer Helene, executive vice president of California Pictures at Paramount and an award-winning film and television producer. This is a brutally honest and deeply funny program – take time to listen to this!
Maude Michaud is a multi-talented French-Canadian director, writer, producer, actress, etc. She creates horror films from scratch and that can hit close to home for some. Her films have shocked some and enthralled others; she has a style quite of her own.
Staci Layne Wilson is well known for her film reviews, interviews (on camera and in writing), her writing, and now producing and directing. Her interests are varied, but she clearly has a preference for horror as seen in her films such as the trippy triptych The Key to Annabel Lee, the sexy Fetish Factory, etc. Her knowledge of the genre and Hollywood’s inner workings is wide and she uses it well in her creations.
Her trivia on IMDB is rather telling: “Has worn Freddy Krueger’s hero claw, George Romero’s glasses, and the original Hannibal Lecter mask.”
Tara Price hails from New England and has her toes in a few different waters. She acts, produces, writes, and directs. For her directorial debut, Earworm, she dips in comedy and horror. She also wrote the horror short Another Grace and Johnny Adventure: Zombie Island in which she stars as Grace.
Jill Sixx Gevargizian is a filmmaker and music video director from Kansas City with roots in hairstyling and one awesome eye for beautiful images on films. Her newest project, a short for the Soska Sisters’ Massive Blood Drive PSA just dropped and she even stars in it.