In the second of my Fantasia 2019 interviews, I spoke to Mexican-Canadian filmmaker Gigi Saul Guerrero about her feature film debut Culture Shock, which had its International Premiere at the festival. Culture Shock was produced by Blumhouse Television for their Into the Dark anthology series on Hulu.
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This episode consists of the first of two interviews I conducted while in Montreal for the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. In this interview, I got to talk to practically the entire cast and crew of the film 1BR, which had its World Premiere at the festival. Please note that this interview discusses some specific plot elements from the film.
In this episode of the Sean Kelly on Movies Podcast, I talk about recent changes to my Patreon, rundown some highlights of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival, and comment on the redevelopment plans at the site of the Scotiabank Theatre.
Here is my second interview coming out of the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. I spoke to filmmaker Lily Zepeda and subject "Mr. Toilet" Jack Sim about the documentary Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man. Jack Sim is quite a character and this is a very interesting interview, with many toilet references. Enjoy.
After a bit of a hiatus, we are back with a series of interviews from the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. First up, I got to talk with filmmaker Ingrid Veninger about her non-fiction debut The World or Nothing (El Mundo o Nada), which will be having its world premiere at the festival on April 27, 2019.
I'm back with a new episode followed a cold last week. I talk a bit about the line-up for the 13th edition of the Canadian Film Festival, list off the films I've watched, and rundown this week's releases.
It's a new format for the 2019 premiere of the Sean Kelly on Movies podcast. I talk a bit about the upcoming 15th anniversary, before giving some comments about this Sunday's Oscar broadcast and the week's new releases.
To coincide with the fact that the film is now available for streaming on Shudder, here is the interview I conducted during this year's Toronto After Dark Film Festival with director Brett Simmons and star Fran Kranz about the meta horror-comedy You Might Be the Killer. 00:19 - Introductory Comments 01:19 - Clip: "You Might Be the Killer" by Harlo 01:44 - Interview - Brett Simmons and Fran Kranz on You Might Be the Killer *Some Spoilers* 11:56 - Closing Comments Related Links Toronto After Dark Review You Might Be the Killer on Shudder
For the third year in a row, here is a podcast featuring interviews from the 2018 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. This includes brief interviews for the features SuperGrid, Hammer of the Gods, and Level 16, the web series Damaged and Allie & Lara Make a Horror Movie and the short film Binge. Enjoy. 00:19 - Opening Comments 01:40 - Lowell Dean on SuperGrid 04:53 - Samantha Carly on Hammer of the Gods 07:00 - Danishka Esterhazy on Level 16 09:23 - Richard Rotter, Ryan Lussing, and John Murray on Damaged 13:52 - Larissa Thomas on Allie & Lara Make a Horror Movie 16:30 - David J. Fernandes on Binge 21:03 - Closing Comments Web Series Links Damaged Allie & Lara Make a Horror Movie
The documentary Transformer, winner of the Audience Award from the 2018 Hot Docs Film Festival, opens this week at the Imagine Cinemas Carlton in Toronto. To coincide with the release of the film, I am posting the interview I did at Hot Docs with Transformer's director Michael Del Monte and subject Janae Marie Kroczaleski. Enjoy. 00:20 - Opening Comments 00:48 - Interview with Michael Del Monte and Janae Marie Kroc on Transformer 10:32 - Closing Comments
I did something a little different for the latest episode of Sean Kelly Reviews, as I recorded the episode live on YouTube. Here is the proper, edited episode featuring reviews of Night School, Mandy, and Bad Reputation. 00:18 - Introduction 00:42 - Review: Night School 03:56 - Review: Mandy 08:09 - Review: Bad Reputation 11:17 - Closing Comments
It is my second Sean Kelly Interviews podcast from the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival. In this episode I talk to director Michael Mort about Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires, followed by a discussion with director Jen Wexler, producer Heather Buckley, and actors Chloe Levine and Jeremy Holm about The Ranger. It's a jam packed episode, so I hope it is one that you enjoy! 00:20 - Introductory Comments 00:56 - Interview with Michael Mort about Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires 04:57 - Transitional Comments 05:32 - Interview with Jen Wexler, Heather Buckley, Chloe Levine, and Jeremy Holm about The Ranger 17:27 - Closing Comments
It is a special Fantasia episode of Sean Kelly Interviews, as I post my interview with Maurizio Guarin, best known for his work with the Italian progressive rock band Goblin, who is at Fantasia to present his live score for the 1911 Italian horror film L'Inferno (aka Dante's Inferno). Enjoy.
In this episode of Sean Kelly Reviews, I talk about the much hyped horror film Hereditary and the Mr. Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbour 00:18 - Introduction 01:59 - Clip - Hereditary Trailer 04:04 - Review - Hereditary 07:34 - Clip - Won't You Be My Neighbour Trailer 09:59 - Review - Won't You Be My Neightbour 12:54 - Closing Comments
On this edition of Sean Kelly Reviews, we will be talking about Deadpool 2 and Tully. 00:17 - Introduction 01:26 - Clip - Deadpool 2 trailer (Course Language) 03:56 - Review - Deadpool 208:08 - Clip - Tully trailer 10:20 - Review - Tully 13:56 - Closing Comments
It's the long-delayed second episode of Sean Kelly Reviews! In this episode, I discuss Rampage and Blumhouse's Truth or Dare! 00:18 - Introduction 00:56 - Rampage Trailer 03:26 - Review: Rampage 08:06 - Truth or Dare Trailer 10:35 - Review: Truth or Dare 15:05 - Closing Comments
It's a very special episode of Sean Kelly Interviews... as I celebrate World Autism Awareness Day and post my Hot Docs 2016 interview with filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry and subject Robert Gagno about their film Wizard Mode. This is great interviewing running nearly 20 minutes, which includes much discussion about people on the Autistic Spectrum. 00:21 - Introduction 01:11 - Interview with filmmakers filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry and subject Robert Gagno about Wizard Mode20:33 - Closing Comments Other Stuff Wizard Mode on iTunes World Autism Awareness Day at Autism Speaks Donate to Asperger's Society of Ontario
Reviews have arrived to the Sean Kelly on Movies podcast! In this episode I review the films Annihilation and Mute. 00:21 - Introduction 01:04 - Clip: Annihilation Trailer 03:28 - Review: Annihilation 07:04 - Clip: Mute Trailer 09:00 - Review: Mute 12:40 - Closing Comments
It is time for our second episode focused on the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival! Even though I was busy with the premiere of my short film Itch, I still had time to interview the people behind the opening and closing films Red Spring and Darken. Enjoy. OPENING CLIP - Excerpt from Sean Kelly's live BITS Radio recording about Itch 00:28 - Introduction 02:48 - Clip: Red Spring Trailer 04:24 - Interview with Red Spring director/star Jeff Sinasac and producer Tonya Dodds 08:43 - Post Interview Comments 09:29 - Clip: Darken Trailer 11:03 - Interview with Darken director Audrey Cummings 17:44 - Closing Remarks CLOSING CLIP - Opening Theme from Itch by Everett Dudgeon Other Stuff Patron exclusive interview with the people behind She Who Must Burn and White Raven on Patreon
It's a Friday the 13th edition of Sean Kelly Interviews..., as I present my interview with Alexandre Philippe about 78/52, his documentary about the Psycho shower scene. This interview was previously made available to Patreon patrons, but now is available for all (the raw unedited audio will remain on Patreon). I hope you enjoy. OPENING CLIP - 78/52 Trailer 1:21 - Introductions 2:13 - Interview with Alexandre Philippe on 78/52 12:23 - Closing Comments CLOSING CLIP - "Psycho Theme" by Bernard Herrmann Other Stuff Sean Kelly Interviews on Facebook
The Sean Kelly on Movies Podcast is now officially known as "Sean Kelly Interviews..." to reflect how interviews have dominated the content of this podcast since it relaunched last year. With the film Let Me Make You a Martyr now streaming as an exclusive on the horror streaming service Shudder, I thought that I would go the interview I did with, the filmmakers of the film, Corey Asraf and John Swab following the Let Me Make You a Martyr's world premiere at the 2016 Fantasia Film Festival. OPENING CLIP - Let Me Make You a Martyr Trailer 1:27 - Introductions 2:15 - Interview with Let Me Make You a Martyr filmmakers Corey Asraf and John Swab 9:10 - Closing Comments/Next Episode CLOSING CLIP - "Sweet Dreams" by Marilyn Manson Other Stuff Let Me Make You a Martyr on Shudder 78/52 exclusive interview on Patreon
To coincide with the film's Toronto premiere this weekend at What The Film Festival 2017, here is the interview I conducted at Fantasia 2016 with the people behind the very weird She's Allergic to Cats. OPENING CLIP - She's Allergic to Cats Trailer 01:31 - Introductions/Housecleaning 04:46 - Interview with She's Allergic to Cats director Michael Reich and star Mike Pinkney 23:46 - Closing Comments CLOSING CLIP - "Kitty" by President's of the United States of America Other Stuff: Sean Kelly on Movies on Patreon What the Festival 2017 Facebook Event
To coincide with the start of the Ban This Series at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, here is my interview from Hot Docs 2016 with Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami on her documentary Sonita. OPENING CLIP - Sonita Trailer Excerpt 00:38 - Introductions 02:40 - Interview with Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami 10:24 - Closing Comments CLOSING CLIP - "Brides for Sale" - Sonita Other Stuff: Hot Docs Ban This Series Brides for Sale Music Video (mentioned in interview)
We have gone from three months between episodes to less than three weeks! This is a holiday edition of the Sean Kelly on Movies podcast featuring an interview with the cast and crew of the slasher film Secret Santa, which was recorded during the 2015 edition of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Enjoy the interview and we'll see you in the New Year! OPENING CLIP - Secret Santa Trailer 01:03 - Introduction 01:46 - Secret Santa interview (SPOILERS) 08:43 - Closing Comments CLOSING CLIP - "The Night Santa Went Crazy (Extra Gory Version)" - Weird Al Yankovic Other Stuff: Secret Santa on Amazon
Wow! Sorry for the three month wait between episodes. there were just some ideas I had for this podcast that never really got off the ground. Well, I am back with a collection of interviews from the 2016 Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Please note that some of these interviews have spoilers for the films, so please refer to the show notes and skip ahead if needed. Opening Clip - BITS 2016 Bumper 00:29 - Introduction 01:49 - Streamer Interview with co-director Jared Bratt(Spoilers) 11:20 - Capture Kill Release Interview with co-director Nick McAnulty (Spoilers) 21:40 - No Trespassing Interview with director Charlie Lawton and producer Brendan Whelton 24:45 - 3 Dead Trick or Treaters Interview with director Torin Langen 32:42 - Closing Comments Closing Clip - Trick 'r Treat Main Titles - Douglas Pipes
It's the first episode of Sean Kelly on Movie's podcast series "Lost Interviews." Over the years I have accumulated a number of interviews with filmmakers, usually at film festivals. Usually, I would transcribe and post the interviews to coincide with the reason of the film I am interviewing for. However, sometimes that doesn't happen and a perfectly good interview is left sitting on my hard drive. As such, I thought I would periodically pick one of these "lost" interviews and release them relatively unabridged in podcast form. First up is an interview I conducted on November 29, 2014 at the Blood and the Snow Film Festival with Justin Decloux about his debut feature film Teddy Bomb. Decloux is probably best known to Torontonians as the co-curator of the Laserblast Film Society, which screens monthly at the Royal Cinema, and he is also currently at work on his second feature Impossible Horror. This interview was a wonderful ten minute conversation about Teddy Bomb and I am happy it can finally see the light of day. Enjoy.