Manny & Lindsay have been producing low and no-budget horror films for over 10 years in the NY/NJ Area, and discuss the many hard-earned lessons they've learned along the way.
Collection Resurrection: 555
As promised, this week we watched the Koz Brothers 1988 no-budget gore fest, 555!
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The Seventh Sign
Hey Filmmaking Sucks fans! This week, we are giving you the first episode of our new podcast, Collection Resurrection on the feed!Filmmaking Sucks is mostly done for now, but we are keeping the feed open for whenever we do interviews, panels, or anything else we think you all may be interested in hearing. So, stay subscribed and we promise there will be new content coming eventually.
In the meantime, Manny & Lindsay have gone back to their love of horror and cult cinema, and we have started a new podcast called Collection Resurrection, where we watch films form our own personal home media collection which we have not yet unsealed, and discuss the film through a series of pre-determined questions.
We will drop the first few episodes on this feed weekly just to give you a taste of whats to come, but the show does have it’s own standalone RSS feed, and you can find it on any podcast host that you were able to get Filmmaking Sucks from. Join us on over there for our new venture, and bask in the cult cinema glory!
The first movie up on the show is one we have both seen in the past, and thought it was also partially relevant considering the current quarantines happening: The Seventh Sign starring Demi Moore, Jurgen Prochnow, and Michael Beihn.
Could we have chosen a more fitting movie? Sure, but this was on our minds, so we started here.
Better Horror Festing w-Dr Michelle Conty
Being horror filmmakers, we like to have guests who can specifically help other horror filmmakers. Well here she is, the Events Manager and Assistant Director of the Horrorhound Film Festival, Dr. Michelle Conty!
Michelle was recently in NYC to shoot interviews for her upcoming educational series, Professor Of Horror, where she will speak to numerous horror filmmakers in order to get advice, tips, and tricks on how to help you to improve your own horror film productions!
Specifically this week, we discussed with her the process of submitting to Horrorhound, and how to improve your festival experience once you have been selected. How to communicate with the festival, how to promote your film at the festival, as well as some tips on what festivals are looking for, and reasons why your film may not have been selected.
This coming weekend is a big one for us! We will be attending the Scares That Care Charity Film Festival in Virginia, and our new short MissUnderstood Monster will be screening Friday night there, and we will also be running their 5K Charity Run on Saturday Morning!
Also this weekend, we unfortunately will not be in attendance, but Matryoshka will be screening at Midsummer Scream in LA on Saturday, and both MissUnderstood and Matryoshka will be at the Brightside Tavern Short Film Fest in Jersey City, NJ on Saturday Night as well! So, if you’re in the area, hit up one of these fests and #SupportIndieHorror!
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Films and Film Festivals with Debra Markowitz
This week, we sit down with Nassau County Film Commission, director of the Long Island International Film Expo, and writer/director in her own right, Debra Markowitz and John Marean.
We talk with Debra about how she helped found the Naussau County Film Commission and the Long Island International Film Expo. Delving into the history of film on Long Island, some of the do’s and don’t of festival etiquette, as well as discussing Debra’s own films, and her experiences attending festivals as a filmmaker who is also a fest director!
Stories of technical mishaps, irate filmmakers, and how the hell they find time to make their own films, on top of it all. You can find more info on, and submit to the Long Island International Film Expo here: www.longislandfilm.com
Catch us this weekend, Saturday June 8th, at the Art Of Brooklyn Film Festival for the premiere of our new short film, Matryoshka, in Brooklyn, NY.
June 15th, will be the premiere of our new short film, MissUnderstood Monster at Happenstance Film Festival in Haverhill, MA.
June 22nd, Matryoshka will be screening at Tromadance Film Fest in Brooklyn, NY.
June 27-30th, Matryoshka and MissUnderstood Monster will be screening at the Boulevard Film Festival in Sunnyside, Queens, NY.
Check our social media sites and calendar for more info and ticket links!
Shooting For The Mob (and yourself!) w-Alex Ferrari
Here is part 2 of our interview with Alex Ferrari where he discusses his new book, Shooting For The Mob.
Beyond just discussing hr book, we get into some of the difficult personal challenges we (and you) have to face as a filmmaker and artist; the amount of time, effort, and training that goes into your craft. We discuss how filmmakers and challenges in the modern age differ from filmmakers of the past. We talk inequality in the studio system, fighting to get a leg up in a predominantly male industry, and learning to be true to yourself in the face of adversity.
This episode is very healing, therapeutic and quite cathartic at times (at least for us it was) which explains why we decided to separate it from the previous episode, besides it being extremely long (we recorded for over 2 1/2 hours).
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Ego and Desire with Alex Ferrari
This week, we talk with Filmmaker and Podcaster Alex Ferrari, again!
After a self-described brutal film festival run with his latest feature, On The Corner Of Ego And Desire, Alex talks with us about the hardships he endured, staying focused, overcoming his own personal disappointments, and how to keep moving forward in the face of adversity.
On The Corner Of Ego And Desire is a narrative film, which Alex shot at the Sundance Film Festival, about a group of (fictional) filmmakers trying to sell their film to a producer at Sundance. Alex gets very personal explaining how he felt the film would be a shoe-in for most festivals, but experienced a lot of pushback from other festivals in regards to making a film about filmmakers attending Sundance.
We also discuss Alex’s new subscription-based Video service, Indie Film Hustle TV.
Our discussing ran so long, we decided to break it up into two parts, so this episode is part 1 of our conversation, where we talk about the film and festivals. Look for part 2 soon.
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