HTP Episode 037 – Tonjia Atomic

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Tonjia Atomic is the director of many cult films, not the least of which being “Manos Returns”. In this episode, she and I discuss how the film came together, and how to create the perfect balance of solid filmmaking craft with a low budget and the most surreal of source materials. Obviously, the sequel to Manos could not be totally serious, but no one wanted it to be outright campy either.


You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website, TonjiaAtomic.com. You can watch Manos Retuns on Amazon Prime, and for news on the project, it’s best to check the Facebook feed, but there’s also a Twitter and Instagram as well.


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HTP Episode 025 – Michael Mueller


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Director of the 2020 indie film, The E-Listers: Life in the Back Lane, Michael Mueller is one of the most promising independent filmmakers today. His movie is based on the lives and career struggles of
“extras” in the movie industry: people who have non-speaking parts in films. Based in Atlanta, GA, Michael took a script by Edward Reid and delivered a real love letter to people with a passion for making film.


Again, please be sure to check out The E-Listers Movie and watch the trailer early. Michael can be followed at his website, M3 Creative.



Geek Resource: DVD Verdict – Fantastic old-school, no-nonsense DVD and Blu Ray reviews. Has some of my old writing from the mid-2000s.


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HTP Episode 015 – Rob Flanagan

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Rob Flanagan is a veteran podcaster, with shows such as Popping the Cherrywood and Shitty Movie Night under his belt. The two of us spend a lot of time discussing the philosophy of podcasting, the fun of toy collecting as adults, and reviving old properties such as He-Man, G.I. Joe, and Transformers. Rob was recently named the Fusion “Fan of the Month“, and is really passionate about the growth of e-sports.


Here’s where you can check out Rob’s work:

Popping the Cherrywood Official Site, Twitter


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HTP Episode 007 – Rick Sloane

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Rick Sloane is the filmmaker behind such movies as Blood Theatre, Hobgoblins (and likewise the MST3K episode featuring it) , and the Vice Academy series. In this discussion, we get into the challenges of filmmaking with few resources, as well as the differences between film school and the real world.



Here’s where you can keep tabs on Rick and his work:

Facebook, RiffTrax, RickSloane.com (an unofficial site, but a very good one)


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HTP Episode 004 – Jackey Raye Neyman Jones

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Jackey Raye Neyman Jones portrayed Debbie, the young girl in Manos: The Hands of Fate, a film known to history as one of the worst movies ever made and a cornerstone of Mystery Science Theater 3000 lore. In recent years, Jackey has done an amazing job telling the story of the movie’s bizarre production with her book, Growing Up with Manos, as well as describing the challenges in her personal life through her art and blogs. In May of 2019, she announced her new web series, Manos: The Debbie Chronicles.



Be sure to follow Jackey at the following sites:

Facebook (Jackey Raye Neyman Jones), Facebook (Manos: The Debbie Chronicles), Twitter, Jackey’s Arts


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