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Infestation: Horror Hotel Film Festival and the Indie Gathering

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Why do we love film festivals so much? The crazy activities, the below the radar movies, and the large quantities of stuff to buy are all a part of the charm, but my favorite aspect is talking to people, especially the artists. The creators can have so many interesting things to say and that’s where this show comes from. 

In the summer of 2017, I enlisted a professional photographer named Jon Thomas and an editor/graphic designer Billy Bolt to help me capture the experience of the Horror Hotel Film Festival and the Indie Gathering Film Festival. When I wasn’t watching movies or sitting in on lectures, I interviewed a bunch of filmmakers and this show is a few of those. I wish I could have posted them all but alas it would be really freakin’ long. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the interviews of the various inspirational and interesting filmmakers.

If you guys like what you hear then check out the next Horror Hotel Film Festival on May 31st – June 3rd, (2018) at Venue South at the Days Inn & Suites, 4742 Brecksville Road Richfield OH 44286. The next Indie Gathering Film Festival will be from Aug. 9th – 12th (2018) and will take place at the same venue.

-London Vayavong

Interviews with:

-Lamia: Festival founder, producer, and hostess of The Horror Hotel International Film Festival and Convention.

-Timothy Troy and Dan McGuire, director and editor of Ding Dong.

-Nathan Ludwig, producer of Checked Out and writer of Necromancer’s Guide To Success.

-Landon Knoblock, film composer for Redux and the loudest screamer.

-Mariza Brikisak, star and co-writer of The Lurking Man.

-Greg Hemphill and Donald McLeary, director and writers of West Skerra Light.

-Saba: writer, director, producer, star of Sam the Vamp.

-Holly Barrett, Actress, stuntwoman, and writer of Sadistic Beginnings.

-Rajesh Touchriver & Sunita Krishman, director/writer of Raktham (The Blood) and producer.

PICTURES:

London with Zhigang Dai, the director of “Mystery Zone: Soul Eating Hill” and his translator, Jianyu Hou.

Zhigang Dai having fun with some monsters and other folks.

Landon Knockblock, Scream King award winner for his score for “Redux”.

London between Greg Hemphill and Donald McLeary, the writers and director of “West Skerra Light”.

Holly Barrett, screenwriter, actress, and stuntwoman in “Sadistic Beginnings”.

Saba, the director, writer, and star of “Sam the Vamp”.

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Music Attribution:

A) cdk – Sunday by Analog By Nature (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.