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Matthew Solomon, named “Best Emerging Filmmaker” by the RIP Horror Film Festival 2015, was born and raised on the mean streets of West Hollywood, California, where he attended Fairfax High School and majored in “Sneaking Off To Canter’s For Lunch.” His journey began in the music business; attending USC’s School of Music on a scholarship and playing in several local LA bands. He eventually crossed over into acting while performing in music videos for: Alanis Morissette and The Crystal Method and later, landed roles on: Las Vegas, The Shield and several episodes of NBC’s American Dreams. Matthew stepped into filmmaking in 2009 with his award-winning short-film Kung Fu Man, which he wrote and starred in. He is a contributor for Geek Speak TV, directed the award-winning web-series “Booked It!" and is the writer and director of his ground-breaking, first feature film, “Chatter”, winner of Best Experimental Feature at the LA Thriller Film Festival and nominated for Best Thriller at Shriekfest 2015. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0813394/
The art of filmmaking is to tell a story through film. Films influence culture and societies. How are stories developed? What are the challenges of raising capital through such vehicles as Kickstarter compared to traditional means? Has the power of the internet made it easier to market and distribute?
Guests: Ryan Walker, New York & Regina Griffin, DC
Join Stacy Darlene Monday November 23, 2015 starting at 6pm when she will meet with the one and only G-Ni The Chosen One and they will both give their two cent's worth on some serious hot topics! The incredible film maker Floyd Marshall will join the show at 640 to talk about his indie film movement and the impeccable recording artist Ran Blacc will talk about how he's bringing back true hip hop!
Tiffany Nicole @tiffycakes08 will co-host the show via Twitter! Make sure to follow her as she tweets live during the show!
Dead Man Rising – When Daniel, a death row inmate, hears the horrors of previous executions using new experimental drugs, he pleads for access to information on how to best face his own, upcoming demise.
What this faithless and hopeless prisoner finds instead, will shake up everything he has ever known, ever believed.
When a neighboring inmate, who faces the same fate, challenges Daniel’s newfound knowledge of all things eternal, Daniel finds himself not only defending, but evolving into a stalwart Christian. Will his soul be saved in time?
Sean Anthony Moran … Daniel
Travis Johns … Fish
Daniel Roebuck … Benny
Mike Capozzi … Ciggs
Corbin Bernsen … Buck
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs … Warden Dallas
Shawna Waldron … Clara
Delpaneaux Wills … Medical Examiner
Shaun T. Benjamin … Priest
Michael Gaglio … Mike
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Ceet the Author hails from South Philadelphia, where he began honing his craft as an artist as early as age nine. At age fourteen he wrote a short story for his high school English class titled, Summertime in my Neighborhood. Fifteen years later that story became the basis for Ceet's first official release, 2009's The Whore and The Virgin. The book became an instant hood classic and all of the positive feedback inspired Ceet to release his second effort, A Dog's Day, that very same year.
Ceet then began pursuing another passion of his, filmmaking and videography in 2010 by writing, producing and directing several independent film projects while releasing several more novels under the imprint of BRP Entertainment and with several projects down the line, Ceet shows no signs of slowing down...
Kvn Tajzea (Keh-vun Tah- Jhay) is more than your typical R&B singer, songwriter and actor. Kvn began his love affair with music and acting at a very young age. "I was a very sick child growing up and nearly died a few times. I wasn'treally allowed to play outside until the age of 7 because my immune system was so weak." He read, listened to, and watched a plethora of varying artistic expression. Even after becoming healthy enough to lead the normal life of a kid his passion for the arts continued to grow and manifested itself in a variety of ways ranging from poetry, drawing, songwriting and acting. Kvn is an accomplished vocalist with a four octave range whose smooth, syrupy and comforting voice conceals an old school rasp that lets you in on the pain and tribulation that fuels a tone of hope in every note he sings. "The First Return" is Kvn's debut project featuring the production of hit maker Ron Love of MonaRK Productions.
Join me, Why Yet, as I chat it up with both of these industrious artists.
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Journalist, filmmaker, educator, comic book writer, and author, David F. Walker has had an amazing career and makes his first time appearance as a guest on Graphic Policy Radio.
Walker has been nominated for an Eisner Award for his work as the English language writer on the critically acclaimed manga series Tokyo Tribes, he is the author of the Young Adult series The Adventures of Darius Logan, and co-writer of the Dark Horse Comics series Number 13. Walker’s other work in comics includes Cyborg (DC), Shaft (Dynamite), The Army of Dr. Moreau (IDW/Monkeybrain), and The Supernals Experiment (Canon Comics). Next year he will be writing Power Man and Iron Fist for Marvel.
He's a leading scholar and expert of African-American cinema and taught courses such as documentary filmmaking, writing for comics, and film criticism to youth through the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Film Center, Documentary Northwest, and Project Youth Doc.
We'll be talking to Walker about the above and more and want to hear from you! Tweet us your questions @graphicpolicy.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) brings back to the airwaves of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, filmmaker Christopher Everett. Everett is the maker of the documentary, "Wilmington on Fire" which will premiere at at film festival in North Carolina on Saturday, November 14, 2015. This film festival will go on while the "Sea Island Scenes Film Festival" takes place at the St. Helena Branch Library on St. Helena Island, SC on Friday, November 13th and Saturday, November 14th in conjunction with the #HeritageDays Celebration. The latter film festival is sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net).
Tune in as Queen Quet and Christopher Everett delve into the legacy of filmmaking as it relates to telling the hidden stories of the rich culture of the Gullah/Geechee Nation's coast. Yeddi we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!
Join Ian Teal co-director of The Weyauwega International Film Festival will be returning November 11-14 to the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega, WI for it’s fifth year of films from around the globe.
This year the festival presented by Wega Arts will be screening forty-three films representing seventeen different countries. Many of the films were either made in Wisconsin or have Wisconsin connections.
This year Friday at the festival happens to fall on the 13th of the month which of course invites an opportunity to screen horror films.
The Weyauwega International Film Festival (WIFF) has seized this opportunity to satisfy the horror hounds in Central Wisconsin and will be screening horror films and thrillers all day on Friday the 13th in what they are calling a “Friday the 13th Fright Fest”.
Of course WIFF is not all about horror films. Some great feature films and documentaries as well as a wide variety of short films will be screened this year.
Saturday starts with a filmmaker seminar with local filmmakers Dan Davies, Craig Knitt and Rex Sikes at 10am.
An encore screening of the previously mentioned EMBERS screens at 2:15pm. The very entertaining romantic comedy DIRTY BEAUTIFUL screens at 4pm.
Tickets are $12 for a day pass which are good for any one film or a whole day of films. Festival passes are $30 and are good for the whole festival and also include a free large popcorn!
The full schedule can be found at wegaarts.org. Festival passes can also be found online The box office: 920-867-4888. See you at the Gerold!
Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.
This weeks special guest is Craig Campobasso.
Fresh out of high school, California native Craig Campobasso found himself working behind the scenes for four years on Frank Herbert’s Dune. Dino and Raffaella De Laurentiis, and director David Lynch, were Craig’s mentors into the business of filmmaking. He later worked on Prancer as a casting director. Craig was nominated for an Emmy for casting David E. Kelly’s Picket Fences. Other films include Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Godson, Screw Loose, Redline, Tremors 3, and most recently: The Perfect Host, and Hell and Mr. Fudge.
Craig just finished casting Don Quixote, Golden Shoes, Movie Miracle at Gate 213, Teleois, and Maximum Impact.
Craig is currently casting The Kiss, Extraordinary, Phantasmagoria, Awakeners, Fiend Fatale, and Asleep at the Wheel.
Craig's directorial debut "Stranger at the Pentagon" just won Best Sci-Fi Short Film at the 2014 Burbank Int'l Film Festival and a Remi Award at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival in 2015.
See Trailer at: http://youtu.be/9O0O-37PZ_M
You can learn more at www.CraigCampobasso.com or at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004128/
Stranger at the Pentagon website: http://www.strangeratthepentagon.com/
The Autobiography of an ExtraTerrestrial Saga Trilogy, with Foreword by Sylvia Browne. www.AutobiographyOfAnET.com
Casting website. www.CraigCampobasso.com
As always, it promises to be a very interesting evening. Please join us with your questions.
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This week on the Porch we have a special guest, joining us on the Porch this week, Brother Rahiem Shabazz, creator of the award winning documentary series, Elementary Genocide.
Rahiem Shabazz is the owner of the Rasha Entertainment Inc., and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaking. The gifted writer’s byline has been spotted on the pages of The Source, XXL Magazine, Vibe Magazine Rolling Out, Urban Enterprise Magazine and AllHipHop.com, to name a few. Shabazz has appeared on BET, Starz In Black and MTV News. He has interviewed an array of celebrities and executives including media maven Tyler Perry, hip hop legend 50 Cent and entertainment icon Magic Johnson.
As a documentary filmmaker, Rahiem Shabazz executive produced “Elementary Genocide”, which exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.
Rahiem Shabazz recently completed the sequel to Elementary Genocide called “The Board of Education vs The Board of Incarceration”.
So you definitely do not want to miss this week's episode of From the Front Porch!
Join the broadcast by calling in at 914-803-4571 or listening live stream this Friday at 6:30pm est.