HTP Episode 140 – Austin Trunick

Austin Trunick is a film enthusiast and author of the two-volume series The Cannon Film Guide, soon to be expanding into its third volume. Austin and I spend some time talking about the history of the Cannon Film Group, and how their brand of cheap action films fit into the larger movie culture of the 80s. This involves a lot of comparing notes about early video rental places prior to the transition to DVD. We also dig drive-ins like the Mahoning Drive-In and the Circle Drive-In.

And seriously, can anyone tell me how A-Treat wound up in Raw Deal?

You can follow Austin on his Amazon Author page, his Twitter feed, and his Facebook account.

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HTP Episode 139 – Dan Barr

Dan Barr is the author of Go Boldly, the winning entry in the Coffee Lifts Creatives writing contest from the Sci-Fi Coffee Company. Dan and I spend some time discussing what it’s like to write for the love of the story, and the two of us recklessly speculate on if that’s happening elsewhere in the industry.

Worth noting is that, during our chat, I make reference to the Taster’s Choice romance saga.  It occurs to me that’s now such dated reference it may need some explanation.

 

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HTP Episode 138 – Shylah Addante

 

Shylah Addante was the writer on a film titled The Christmas Dragon, which was a 2014 independent film (you can see it right now on Amazon Prime). It is also currently scheduled to be used in an upcoming episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, expected December 16, 2023. Shylah and I have a great talk about what it’s like to grow up a film fan, how to transform that childhood interest into a lifelong career, and how MST3K plays a crucial role in making it easier for everyone to become a fan of goofy films.

Shylah has also written a book titled Garden of Thorns and Light, with a new book on the way.

 

You can follow Shylah on her very active Twitter page as well as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and  her official website.

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HTP Episode 137 – Marc Morales Returns!

Marc Morales (last seen on HTP episode 105) returns with an update on his film 521 North Main Street. He and his team have finished production, navigated the treacherous waters that come with post-production, and have found an editing team to bring the whole process to a conclusion. In this chat, Marc and I reflect on the pains of being a first-time filmmaker and how important it is to have faith in the abilities of your team.

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