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Indie Horror Film Icon, Sam Sherman Part 1

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http://hecklerkane.com/2017/05/independent-horror-film-icon-sam-sherman/ This week we take the Imperfect Podcast on the road with horror icon, Sam Sherman. Sam is has been a writer, producer and distributor that continues to work in the film industry today. We were fortunate enough to be introduced by our friend Ethan Marten who you may remember from our podcast about Eyes of the Roshi. Sam Sherman attended New York's City College Film Institute, where he ran "Flash Gordon" serials and "The Mask of Fu Mancho" in the student film program and made the 16mm short "The Weird Stranger" in a single day. The first picture he distributed was a re-release of The Scarlet Letter (1934) in 1964. He also worked in the publicity department of Hemisphere Pictures prior to forming the hugely successful production and distribution outfit Independent-International Pictures with Do-It-Yourself indie filmmaker 'Al Adamson (I)' in 1968. Independent-International produced and/or released a slew of movies in such genres as horror, Western, science fiction, comedy, action and even blaxploitation for the drive-in market throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Sam is a humble, intelligent film maker who gravitates toward "the weird." We couldn't have asked for a better opportunity to learn from someone who made his mark in the film industry as an independent for decades. Part of 1 of this interview discusses Sam Sherman's background and early career. Stay tuned next week for Part 2.