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Dan Partland talks about his latest film #UNFIT: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DONALD TRUMP. The film features a group of mental health professionals who have studied Trump's behavior over the last several years and present a compelling case that Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist and unfit to be President of the United States of America. Listen to the interview streaming on Spotify.

Brandon Christensen Talks About His Terrifying Imaginary Friend Z

Brandon Christensen talks about his latest film, Z, which follows a family who finds themselves terrorized by their eight-year-old son's imaginary friend. During the interview, he recalls watching the mini-series It, where a clown terrorizes young children. That Stephen King classic haunted him for years and the memory inspired the story of Z.   Christensen refers to Z as a "spiritual successor" to his first film Still/Born, a supernatural story where a woman gives birth to twins, but only one of them is alive. Both films look at the drama and complexities of mother/parent trama. Critics have compared Z to The Babadook. "It's a fair comparison," he tells me, "The Babadock uses depression as a metaphor for telling a story about a kid and a mom." Beautifully shot in Canada and featuring an outstanding cast, Z will be streaming on www.shudder.com and available on VOD, Digital HD, DVD, and Blu-ray September 1, 2020. Be sure to lock the doors, look [...]

Chris Foggin Makes a Heartwarming Film with a Little Help from FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS

Chris Foggin talks about making the heartwarming film FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS. Based on a true story, the film follows a group of singing fishermen who get discovered by a music producer who takes the fishermen from a small Cornish village to international fame. Chris Foggin grew up in Durham, a small town in the North-East of England.  He had always wanted to be a filmmaker but it seemed like "pipedream." He didn't have industry connections or family who worked in the business. It seemed unattainable. So he put the dream on hold and got a job working in a sandwich shop. It turns out that the owner of the sandwich shop knew someone who worked at a major television station. They got him a job. He worked hard, made connections, and gained a lot of experience which lead him to make the short films FRIEND REQUEST PENDING starring Judi Dench and THAT NIGHT starring James Corden. His first feature film, KIDS IN LOVE hit [...]

Scott Wilson from HEAT OF THE NIGHT to WALKING DEAD, An Actor’s Journey

Scott Wilson’s career as an actor spanned over fifty years. If it were not for a medical condition, the world might never have known some of the most unforgettable characters in movies and television.  Scott Wilson was playing basketball for Southern Tech when he came down with Hepatitis. His doctor told him that he couldn’t play basketball anymore, so he quit school and hitchhiked to Los Angeles. He recalled getting drunk and going to an acting class. That didn’t sit well with the teacher, who told him, “I don’t know what your problem is, don’t come back to my class drunk.” Wilson came back the next week, apologized, and the teacher gave him a monologue. He worked on it, and the following week, he performed for the class. On stage, Wilson felt as if he were in a bubble, and could do no wrong. The experience set him on a journey to learn how to access those feelings and skills [...]