Happy Valentine’s Day! To celebrate, Sophia and Michael joined Jacob Davison and Ryan Cultrera on the Hallo-Rewind Podcast to talk about the Halloween episode of Dinosaurs, one of the greatest TV shows of all time! Because we can’t keep things … Read More
Without Your Head Horror Podcast FX genius Joe Castro talking for the first time about the Smash-Mouth mask in the ‘lost’ 1970 restored classic End Zone 2!
Episode 27: Michael Epstein on Distributing His “Weird” Features Today I’m speaking with Michael Epstein, a Los Angeles filmmaker with several low-budget and self-described “weird” features to his and his partner’s name. Our conversation covers the beginning of his career, … Read More
Michael was interviewed on L. Andrew Cooper’s Horrific Scribblings about The Once and Future Smash and End Zone 2.
Listen to “Season 5 Episode 10: ONCE AND FUTURE SMASH Director Michael J Epstein” on Spreaker. Season 5 Episode 10: ONCE AND FUTURE SMASH Director Michael J. Epstein Dec 27 2023 On this episode of the podcast, I had the … Read More
Help bring horror mockumentary, The Once and Future Smash, and accompanying relic restoration, End Zone 2, to physical media & beyond!
The new blu-ray from Kino Lorber includes a special feature interview we filmed with Suzy Amis. TWO SMALL BODIES (BLU-RAY) Directed by : Beth B Cast : Suzy Amis, Fred Ward Crew : Phil Parmet Available Date : 10/24/2023 Release Year : 1993 Running Time : 88 UPC : 738329263607 … Read More
The new blu-ray from Kino Lorber includes a special feature interview we filmed with Suzy Amis. THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO (BLU-RAY) Directed by : Maggie Greenwald Cast : Suzy Amis, Ian McKellen, Bo Hopkins, Heather Graham, Carrie Snodgress, Anthony Heald, Rene Auberjonois, David Chung, Melissa Leo, Sam Robards Available Date : 12/05/2023 Release Year : … Read More
The Once and Future Smash In 1970, Mikey & William both portrayed football cannibal Smash-Mouth in the influential cult hit, End Zone 2. Now, 50 years later, only one can wear the mask. The Once and Future Smash is the … Read More
Sophia filmed an interview (details soon to be announced) for Vinegar Syndrome’s The Prophecy 1-3 UHD set – pre-sale now.
The new blu-ray from Kino Lorber for Neon City has been announced! We filmed the interview with Michael Ironside for this release!
Kate McCoid worked with us on The Transformations of the Transformations of the Drs. Jenkins, but she also makes her own brilliant and hilarious films, of course… My First Dick Based on a true story, set in the year 2000. … Read More
Michael did some editing work on Heidi Moore‘s Kill Dolly Kill, the musical sequel to Dolly Deadly. The film is being released by Troma and will premiere at Fantastic Fest 2023. Deadline Fantastic Fest Lineup Announcement
We were sadly unable to attend Gen Con 2023 to be at the screening for The Once and Future Smash, which won Best Documentary, but we were delighted to be invited to serve on virtual panels for directing and production.
The new 4K UHD/blu-ray box set from ARROW, Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest is now available in the UK (Available in the US via Diabolik DVD). We filmed one of the included interviews for the special features with Colleen Camp!
On July 20, 2023 at the SAN DIEGO COMIC CON, Sophia will be on The Independent Filmmakers Panel at 8pm at the Grand 6, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Other filmmakers on the panel: Rob Schulbaum, Michael Varrati John Mosetich and … Read More
THE MYSTERY OF EMMA THORN is the story of a woman who disappears and the people left to unravel exactly how and why. It has mystery, drama, disability and LGBT representation, romance, suspicion, and heartbreak. [Facebook] [Indiegogo] Funding now: THE … Read More
l8 Night Ghouls Chattanooga Film Fest Livecast for The Once and Future Smash/End Zone 2 with Michael St. Michaels and Bill Weeden LISTEN ON Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Amazon Music Castro Castbox+ Join Crazysexyghoul and Pretty h8 Machine as … Read More
Around The Reel – “Make New Mistakes!” with Michael J. Epstein Around The Reel Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify Filmmakers! You want to make movies? You want to make movies that make money? You want to follow your dream and … Read More
It’s June, but we’re talking more football horror with Sophia Cacciola and Michael Epstein the directors of “The Once and Future Smash.” They talk about how to film during a horror convention, their other film “End Zone 2” and … Read More
A little bit Clueless and a little bit American Psycho. Anne Margaret finds a solution to the age old “boys will be boys” problem in this neon soaked short horror film starring Eden Andrews and Chance Caeden. Written and Directed … Read More
Sophia was the 1st AC on the 2023 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Meat Friend was nominated for Best Short Film!
Sophia and Michael had a great time talking The Once and Future Smash / End Zone 2 on episode 127 of Another Goddamn Horror Podcast! They reveal many new secrets, trash Aronofsky, and debate age-old horror questions! Support them on … Read More
Sophia and Michael are very excited to be working on director Matt Stuertz’s Wake Not the Dead (IMDb)! We had the pleasure of meeting Matt at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival when we were showing Blood of the … Read More
Sophia filmed some of the special feature interviews for the new 4K Kino Lorber release of The Night of the Hunter. She shot these two interviews: LOVE AND HATE: Filmmaker Ernest Dickerson on THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER LITTLE LAMBS: … Read More
ARROW just released a new 4K blu-ray for NAKED LUNCH. I was lucky enough to meet up with Dr. Peter Weller at his members-only cigar bar to conduct a 2+ hour long interview for the release (literally the sun went … Read More
A despondent mother’s reality crumbles as she faces the unthinkable. IMDb – TMDb – Letterboxd Teaser Crowdfunding teaser
On this episode NHE host Scott Murphy chats to director Sophia Cacciola about her mockumentary (co-directed with Michael J Epstein) “The Once and Future Smash” and the movie that “inspired” it “End Zone 2.” Over the course of the interview … Read More
Craving IMDb – Wikipedia – Watch on Tubi – Watch on Amazon – Watch on Google Play After a drug deal goes south, four heroin addicts barricade themselves in a country bar as the cops close in. Withdrawal sets … Read More
We had a wonderful time discussing our films and more on The Walter Paisley Movie House Podcast. Today I talk to two of the most prolific and busiest independent filmmakers working. Between them, Michael and Sophia have over 70 credits … Read More
The Once and Future Smash won a Lizzie Award at Renegade Film Festival in Atlanta, GA for Indie Spirit and Catherine Capozzi won Best Score!!
Anastasia Elfman had Sophia shoot her “Unhinged Valentine” concept video. Set to “Devil Take Away” by Danny Elfman.
We recorded two new songs for the anthology FAT FLESHY FINGERS (that we created a segment for). “Sexy Mummy,” features in our mummy-themed segment, King of Carrot Flowers (with lyrics and vocals by Michael, and guitar from Catherine Capozzi). We … Read More
The new blu-ray from ARROW for The Vagrant has been announced! We filmed three of the four included interviews for the special features with Marshall Bell, Michael Ironside, and Colleen Camp! If you haven’t seen The Vagrant you’re in for … Read More
IMDb – TMDb – Letterboxd Full Movie (also streaming on Tubi – Mometu – Nuclear Home Video – JustWatch) Trailer Determined to create the ultimate pandemic film, Stephen (who apparently has never heard of an exquisite corpse) brings a team … Read More
Fat Fleshy Fingers, the Bizarroland anthology that Sophia directed the segment “King of Carrot Flowers” for, is now playing festivals. [IMDb] [TMDb] [Letterboxd] 1/16/2023 – Film Maudit 2.0 – Santa Monica, CA – World Premiere 9/1/2023 GenreBlast – Winchester, VA … Read More
Transmutations, Vol. 1 by Night Kisses featuring Michael J. Epstein Transmutations, Vol. 1 by Night Kisses featuring Michael J. Epstein One tool Night Kisses uses in score composition is the creation of bed soundscapes, looping and altering some of our … Read More
The new blu-ray of Kamikaze Hearts from Kino Lorber is out now. Sophia went to San Francisco to film an interview with Annie Sprinkle and her partner Beth Stephens, assisted by Izzy Lee for the release.
IMDb – Letterboxd Salomé is a young princess obsessively in love with John the Baptist, a prophet who has been taken prisoner by her stepfather for publicly shaming her mother. Because John hates Salomé’s family, he has no interest in … Read More
Sophia and Michael were very honored to receive the Innovation in Film award from Nightmares Film Festival for their work on The Once and Future Smash and for their work in the filmmaking community.
Michael was interviewed by the excellent interview channel, Film Courage. Snippets from his long-form interview will be rolling out over the next few months, starting with thoughts on themes. Sophia was also interviewed separately by Film Courage.
Sophia was interviewed by the excellent interview channel, FILM COURAGE. Snippets from her long-form interview will be rolling out over the next few months, starting with her thoughts on creating art. Michael was also interviewed separately by Film Courage. … Read More
Shiny Diamonds IMDb – Facebook Valerie has a job to do, and Todd seems ready to help. But there are dangers lurking in the night. Written and Directed by Seth Chatfield & Toni Nagy Produced by Seth Chatfield, Toni Nagy, … Read More
Synopsis: In 1983, a scientist in isolation resurrects a dead colleague. Winner of the NYX 13 Minutes of Horror Competition to be included in a micro-short anthology. The anthology also streamed on Shudder and won the Rondo for Best Short Film, … Read More
Synopsis: An ex-con, sentient pile of hamburger meat teaches after-school lessons to a child. Now playing festivals: https://www.nihilnoctem.com/meat-friend Credits: Co-Written, Produced & Directed by Izzy Lee Co-Written, Puppeteered & Produced by: Steve Johanson Starring: Marnie McKendry, Megan Duffy, Steve Johanson (Meat Friend voice) Cinematography: Sophia Cacciola … Read More
J. Horton’s channel (Linktree): Independent Filmmakers give film festival tips and opinions. What do Filmmakers have to Say about Film Festivals in 2022. Interviews from the Microbudget Marauders series.
We signed up to participate in the third Bizarroland 72-Hour Film Debacle. With a team of Michael, Sophia, Kate McCoid as GOD and Nick Hatch as Cheesy Boy. We revived a song Sophia wrote for the movie, The Ungovernable … Read More
2021.Well, it was a lot of lockdown and some brief moments of shooting films, a couple film fests, and a quick visit East.In sadness, our beloved chihuahua that we adopted at the start of the pandemic in 2020, King Ghidorah, … Read More