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.
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!