Archive for June, 2013

It has been over three years, but the next episode of SMASH OR TRASH INDEPENDENT FILMMAKING is being edited together. The special guest  is filmmaker Kevin Kangas, and we could not be happier to have him on the show. We talk in depth about his films. Not too much will be cut from the interview (it’s that good) so it will be a long show altogether. Plus we will cover George Stover getting his lifetime achievement  award, Frank Lama will interview Jared Noe about the Red One camera, and we cover the gala premiere of the GARDEN OF HEDON. Here care of youtube is the first four minutes of the program. The viewer can get a feel for the type of production values we are reaching for this time out.

phase 2

James Cawley is a world-reknowned TOS Star Trek fan. He took that love and for the LAST 10 YEARS, he has been doing these tremendous Star Trek films by fans for fans called STAR TREK NEW VOYAGES. Tremendous stories with fantastic production values. Many of these films have even had stars from the original series make appearances on these shows. Jim, we here at Smash or Trash salute you and your cast and crew for 10 years of entertainment. Keep them coming!


Late June – early July Birthday wishes go out to a few great people in the indie film industry. Those include Les Bradley, Mitch Klein, and George Stover. A very happy birthday to these gentlemen and may they have many more.

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Some Obituaries

Richard Nelson

Actor George Stover sent me the sad news that actor Richard Nelson had passed away in the Fall of 2012. Nelson was in a couple of Don Dohler‘s films and is known for his part as Gary Kender in the movie FIEND. We at Smash or Trash send condolences to his family and friends.

Elvira long

Animal actress Elvira Long died on June 6th, 2013. Why are we posting this? Because she was my cat of 17 years and beloved by family and friends. She had a role in a movie called THE BONEYARD COLLECTION where she shared a scene with Tippi Hedren. Movie by Edward L. Plumb – check it out sometime. The film also has the likes of Kevin McCarthy, Cassandra Peterson, Robert Loggia, Barbara Steele, Brinke Stevens and many others, so my Elvira was in good company. Sleep well princess, you are missed.

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