Robert Long II with DEAD HUNT poster

Wow! Going into the fourth year of Smash or Trash. What can be said? Well, I’m incredibly lucky for being involved with such a great bunch of people worldwide. Leanna Chamish and I set out to do a book many years ago, but saw that the web was the way to go to keep things current. Mitch Klein came on board as an incredible supporter, and now we have Judith Furlow and Les Bradley on the team as well. My friend producer Frank Lama  has moved to Toronto Canada, but we still consider him an honorary member around these parts.

Robert Long II Mitch Klein

Independent filmmaking is a lot like life; incredibly passionate, difficult, and insane. Why do we do it? Because it is a drug in our system. Because we are both smart and very stupid at the same time. Because we have something inside of us that won’t quit, no matter how much we crave sanity.  For better or for worse, we are wed to the camera.

Team Smash or Trash

I’m not going to get into a big speech here. I would just like to say that there is room for improvement at the site. Little by little we are getting there. We hope to also do another Smash or Trash episode, and maybe get a podcast going. I want to sincerely thank everyone behind the scenes for their incredible love and support of the site. It would be nothing without you. I want to thank the viewers for increasing in number and for the positive feedback they give us. A very special thank you to the After Movie Diner podcast for all their support from the great city of New York.

George Stover in Desperate Living and Galaxy Invader

And a very big shout out to legendary actor George Stover because he is awesome and we all love him to pieces here at Smash or Trash. May you rock on for many more years in the movies George!

So keep coming back. I hope to get a lot more cool interviews, reviews, and how to’s up on the site soon.

Thank you.

Robert Long II

Smash or Trash Independent FIlmmaking Creator

One Response to “Smash or Trash: Year 4”  

  1. 1 Jon 'After Movie Diner' Cross

    Just wanted to drop by and say a BIG Happy Birthday to Smash or Trash, I am very excited about what 2012 will bring for the site and the potential you have with all your fantastic ideas and the wealth of talent you all have who work here.
    I also wanted to say that we DO LOVE George Stover and he is AWESOME. The man’s a bona fide legend, great to know he was honoured as such recently and I hope to be watching many more of his films in the future.
    Lastly a personal thank you because everyone at Smash or Trash have been incredibly generous, friendly and supportive of the After Movie Diner to the point where it is overwhelming and wonderful. So thanks again, Happy Birthday and keep up the good work!

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