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2011 Indie Gathering Interview – The Blurry Dude

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This particular interview is with a dude that goes by “The Blurry Dude”. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.

Listen in as The Blurry Dude gives us the full story of how this vidcast which reviews things indie came to be.  He also gives some excellent advice for those who wish to podcast and vidcast.  So join Lump and Blurry Dude as we talk new media order and tech.  Be sure and check out his work at The Blurry Dude.

Blurry Dude, Blurry Chick, That Guy and Henchman Number 3

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – William McGrath, Indie Film Buff

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This particular interview is with William McGrath who is an indie film buff. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.

William was kind enough to give us about 20 minutes of his time.  Time he could have used doing what he loves to do, watching indie films.  He was attending this event courtesy of WCSB.  This was Mr. McGrath’s third year attending this awesome event and he was kind enough to give us his thoughts on the event and also give us his opinion on the following films:

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Taylor Trimarchi

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An Interview with Producer, Writer, Director, and Cinematographer, Taylor Trimarchi

This particular interview is with Taylor Trimarchi (IMDb). He is a producer, director, writer, cinematographer and editor.  This is one of many interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.

Taylor Trimarchi

Taylor’s had two films in this year’s competition. He placed first in both the micro horror and short drama/comedy categories. Taylor has been doing quite a bit in indie film for a good number of years. Taylor is also the director of The Reel Show. You can find out more about the films he has created at his Vimeo Page. You can follow and connect with Mr. Trimarchi on Twitter and at LinkedIn.

Taylor also works with  Shoot It Already Films and director Zac Jones.  He also participated, as a cinematographer, in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project with the entry “Blanket Party”. You can also check out his newest endeavor, a web video comic series, “Cannibals and Kings” which is expected to launch very soon.

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Best Film Team, Maple Films

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The Maple Films Team – Nominated for 11 Awards, Receiver of 6

Best Film Team - Maple Films - Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Coverage of any independent film event would just not be right if we did not land an interview with the team that won Best Film.  The Maple Films team pictured to the left, or above depending on your browser settings, are; Starting with the lady in the center, Best Actress, Sarah Carleton (her interview), now going left to right, Allen Cliff who played the required character Dexter Taylor, Dustin Lee, Terry Gear, and Jon Jivan.  Listen in as this team, nominated for 11 and receiving 6 awards, talks about the challenges and the fun of this annual competition.

Members of this team of the team as a whole were nominated for the following:

  • Best Musical Score
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Sound Design
  • Best Use of Character
  • Best Actress
  • Audience Group Award B
  • Best Writing
  • Best Editing
  • Best Directing
  • Best Film

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project with Competition Judge, Bill Johns

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An Interview with Bill Johns – Producer, Director and Judge at Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Bill Johns is an established producer and director who was one of the three judges at this year’s Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.  Listen in as he discusses the different entries, some of the challenges the participants had to endure and just how close the competition was.

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

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Interview with Team Adcom Members; Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall

Lumpy managed to catch up with Zach Christy and William Clarence Marshall who are members of the Adcom Group.  This is the group that received one of the three Audience Awards for the festival.  More or less, the event had three separate screenings and one film from each was voted to win this award by those in the screening audience.  Listen in as they talk about their roles in this competition.

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Nicholas D’Amico Judge

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Interview with Nicholas D’Amico, Judge at the Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project

Nicholas D'Amico - Judge for The 48 Hour Film Project in Cleveland

Mr. D’Amico is a producer, director and editor.  He states the he will act when he absolutely has to but avoids it if at all possible.  I also opted to leave in a bit about myself.  It is something I normally edit our but since it comes up almost every time I go to an event and give interviews, a FAQ so to speak, I decided to leave it .  So for those of you who not only wish to hear about the film project but may wish to know why they call me Lumpy, listen in.

Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Actor Richard Phillis

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Interview with Richard Phillis

I was fortunate to get to meet and interview many people at this year’s Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project. Actor Richard Phillis may well have given the best interview from an actor’s perspective.  He has worked in many films and talks about what had to be a near traumatic experience for any actor.  Listen in as he talks about doing his very first play in one of Cleveland’s biggest playhouses.

The Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interviews – Sarah Carlton – Best Actress Nominee

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Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Interview with Best Actress Nominee Sarah Carleton

Sarah Carleton - Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project Best Actress Nominee

Lumpy was lucky enough to catch up with perhaps the actress that traveled the farthest distance to compete in this years Cleveland 48 Hour Film Project.  Sarah Carlton traveled from Pennsylvania, commuting about two hours to compete in her first ever 48 Hour Film Project.  It was the debut year for not only her but the Maple Films team as well.  All in all, it seemed to work out pretty well for her.  She was on of the best actress nominees.

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