What was 2018? Who knows? We shaved the sides of our heads. We had a busy year; probably our biggest news this year was finishing Clickbait, bringing it to festivals, and signing a distribution deal for it to come out in 2019. We worked a lot and went to a LOT of movies! Here's our film diary (including all 400 or so movies we watched in 2018 and where/when/how/and who was there)! Some of our favorite 2018 movies were: Suspiria, Sorry to Bother You, You Were Never Really Here, Blackkklansman, Mandy, and Black Panther.
We also got to see a couple of our favorites in concert: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds at The Forum, John Carpenter on Halloween at the Palladium, Goblin performing with Suspiria at Catch One.
We did a multimedia new year's card / video countdown!
Women of Rock Oral History Project
We continued to work with the Women of Rock Oral History Project as videographers/sound/editors in capturing the life stories of amazing women who have been underrepresented in the media and thus history.
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INTERVIEWS AND PODCASTS
Without Your Head at Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival talking about Clickbait:
Without Your Head Interview with the cast of Clickbait (Amanda Colby Stewart, Brandi Aguilar, Seth Chatfield with introduction from Sophia & Michael)
In the Mouth of Dorkness at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, VA as part of GenreBlast Film Festival - interviewed immediately after the world premiere of Clickbait, with: Directors Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein, co-writer Jeremy Long, and key grip Tyler Sage.
Sophia interviewed by SYFY WIRE/ SYFY FANGRRLS #femalefilmmakerfriday Feature
Sophia interviewed by GenreBlast Film Festival in an Artist Spotlight
Sophia extensive interview about Magnetic in the book: Indie Science Fiction Cinema Today: Conversations with 21st Century Filmmakers
WORK FOR OTHERS
Sophia worked a ton this year as a First Assistant Camera (Focus Puller) and as a Director of Photography and Camera Operator. Most of those projects are still in post! Here are some photos of her on set:
Michael starred in a parody music video for Veronika Mindal
Michael also worked sound on Quiet Desperation; "Period Stain" and did post-production sound on Manos Returns, the sequel to Manos: The Hands of Fate. He also helped out on this Princess Rap Battle.
Michael also managed to land the prestigious and important role of, "guy in a wicker chair drinking whiskey #1" on the TV Show, Legion!