Archive for October, 2012

Brett Piper is getting to be a filmmaker that I really admire. He is unashamed to do fun, entertaining B-Movie genre flicks that are fantastic! Smash or Trash review his 2009 movie MUCKMAN. Check it out!

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Just a little note to let readers know that there is going to be a little change here at Smash or Trash. After – hopefully – the movie CRAWLER gets completed, I will be retiring from independent filmmaking. After 30 years at it, I find it tougher to get any enjoyment out of it. If something isn’t fun or rewarding, you shouldn’t do it. However, I will still be updating this website with interviews as well as movie reviews – so there will still be plenty new to check out.

It’s been fun, but it’s time to call it a day.

Robert Long II

creator of Smash or Trash Independent Filmmaking

This week we wish Joe Ripple a very happy birthday. Joe is the director of such cult films as Vampire Sisters, Sealed Fates and Jebediah. He is also the CEO and founder of Scares That Care, a charity organization of horror community-minded people that help men, women and children that are afflicted with life-endangering illnesses. We salute you Mr. Ripple and your organization’s great works.

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I’m very proud to say Leanna Chamish has written up a great article about the Filmmaker’s Summit over at Smash or Trash! A must read for the independent filmmaker. Great job Leanna! You can find the link HERE.

We’ve gotten a smashing amount of hits for posting a review about C.W. Prather’s BALD HEADED BLUES, the documentary on horror host John Dimes. Thank you for that loyal visitors! However, Smash or Trash correspondent Leanna Chamish pointed out to me that I never got it up on the main page to publicize. Oops! Well I have rectified that oversight. So, click on the title above and join the strange journey  of Dime’s alter ego Dr. Sarcofiguy with guest celebrity interviews from Dick Dyszel, Jerry Moore II, and Leanna Chamish.

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The 2012 Spooky Movie Film Festival is almost here! You are not going to want to miss it. Not only are there several fantastic horror movies being revealed, it is also the home for two – count them two – world wide movie premieres! On Sunday it’s Eric Thornett’s period piece slasher A SWEET AND VICIOUS BEAUTY starring Sara Cole (DEAD HUNT). Following that is Endlight Entertainment’s NINJAS VS MONSTERS. Both on Sunday and both by incredibly talented artisans.  The entire film festival goes through until October 18th, so get your tickets HERE and be there, be there, BE THERE!!!

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There has been some updates over on Filmmaker Kevin Kangas‘ blog – most notably under the FEAR OF CLOWNS 2 blog and the GARDEN OF HEDON blog. Kangas is always brutally honest about the trials of movie making and it always makes for an interesting read. Check them out HERE.

Also, Kangas’ GARDON OF HEDON is appearing at the TERROR FILM FESTIVAL! It is up for best picture, Richard Cutting is up for best actor, and Leanna Chamish and Judy Furlow Grannas are both up for best supporting actress – very exciting stuff! This happens on October 2oth and tickets to the event can be gotten HERE.

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Smash or Trash is auctioning of various items to help future indie movie projects as well as some charities. Offered up are some Don Dohler prints and posters, a Batman print, a Phantasm poster, and Rambo, Killy Party and Graduation Day DVDs. The member ID name is smashortrash, so come on by and bid on some cool stuff!

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Nick Consol of Brooklyn, New York was the winner of Smash or Trash’s FIXER contest! This action/adventure movie stars Paul R. Sieber and Alfred Guy, and guest stars George Stover and Jennifer Rouse. Right now a copy of the DVD and poster are making their way up North from our headquarters. Our thanks to Lee Doll Film Productions for providing us with the prizes!

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Smash or Trasher filmmaker Mitch Klein called me and hipped me to a new short movie made with BLENDER software . This is a science fiction short called TEARS OF STEEL. Incredibly well done work with this free software which now supports live action compositing! I urge all low-budget filmmakers to check this out. It is inspiring, and it goes to show what creative people can do with available software.

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