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
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!
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Micro Budget Marauders: Micro Budget Mentality 2021 · 81 min Several independent filmmakers discuss micro budget filmmaking – IMDb PLEX TUBI Vimeo Xumo Sophia was also interviewed for Microbudget Marauders Too https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2020/12/sophia-interviewed-for-filmmaking-documentary-microbudget-marauders-too/ Michael was also interviewed for Microbudget Marauders … Read More
Are you ready? To be scared? Join over twenty indie horror film makers and discover there deepest darkest fears! From Trash Arts and Vestra Pitctures. Featuring- Shane Ryan, Katrina Grey, David Black, P.J.Starks, James Quinn Tony Newton, Selena She … Read More
See also, our post about the film to find out where Sitting Duck is playing and more! As we approach our Regular Deadline, Killer Shorts is very excited to bring you this interview with the production team behind the horror … Read More
Michael had a great time visiting The Grim and Bloody Podcast and talking Clickbait. Give a listen! Hailing from Los Angeles California Michael J. Epstein is a man of many talents: Director, Actor, Writer, Musician, and Producer known primarily for … Read More
Darling Pet Monkey IMDb – Facebook True Story as narrated by Tim Tate. 1969 Outside of Washington D.C. Two brothers ordered a monkey for $19.95 out of the back of a Monster magazine. Things get weird. Tim’s monkey story has … Read More
We had the pleasure of producing Aaron Barrocas’s horror-comedy short, Sitting Duck! You can read a wonderful, extensive interview with Aaron and us talking about the production over at Killer Shorts! Screenings: New York City Horror Film Festival – 12/2-9/2021 – … Read More
I (Chris) have long suspected The Prisoner is a show with a particular appeal to creative people, and I love to be proven right. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling is a Prisoner-inspired punk duo comprised of filmmakers/musicians/writers/creators/etc. Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein. When … Read More
Bob has a chat with his good friend, talented filmmaker, musician, writer and PHANTASM super-fan Michael J. Epstein! They talk about the horrors of making people watch something you made, lamenting the film tastes of others and Michael’s myriad of upcoming projects! … Read More
Several independent Filmmakers explain what micro budget movies are and how they make, distribute and market them. https://watch.plex.tv/movie/microbudget-marauders-3?autoplay=1&utm_source=justWatch-catalog&utm_medium=deeplink&utm_content=60b14c63406794002c4ad952
Episode 12 – June 25, 2021 Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein of Launch Over share insights into the creative process, discussing and analyzing the movies they watch and the movies they make. [ Without Your Head ] [ Anchor.FM … Read More
https://writers.coverfly.com/projects/view/ee2b3e8e-925a-4f83-a75f-2d68df9b256f/Chimera Chimera Television (Half-hour) · Horror · 32 pages After the accidental death of his twin sister, a guilt-ridden teen and his friends use lucid dreaming to free her captive spirit, but unwittingly open a gateway for malevolent forces. Written by Michael J. … Read More
Welcome to The Creative Draw — a webseries about craft, creativity, and connections. Each episode features a person (or persons) who are deeply creative, faced with a randomly-drawn question from a deck of cards. Why random? Let’s bypass all the … Read More
https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2011/02/httpwww-mikeandsophia-com201102m-slik-da-ninja-aphorisms-on-aphonia-html/ https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2017/05/the-beethoven-reclamation-society-presents-the-symphony-no-9-in-d-minor-op-125/ From 1994-2000, I hosted the sound collage experimental radio show, Free Uncensored on WHRW (and later on WRBB for a short time). Many of those shows are now available on YouTube. More info coming soon!
Michael joined You Don’t Have to Yell on Thursday 1/21 to talk about how we can apply scientific thought to the topic of voter fraud and election outcome based on the concepts discussed in his book, Bigfoot Does Not Exist. … Read More
Haunts and Hops This week we chat with Michael J Epstein, Filmmaker, Writer, Podcaster and author of the very insightful book, BIGFOOT DOES NOT EXIST!: An introduction to the fundamental principles of statistics, science, and logic.
Check out the whole channel Crowdfunding book: https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2020/06/pre-order-michaels-book-crowdfunding-basics-in-30-minutes-rel-march-13th-2017/ Learn to Market Indie Films Better through Crowdfunding | with Michael J. Epstein Today I’m talking crowdfunding with filmmaker/author/musician/man-about-town Michael J. Epstein. He gives some great crowdfunding tips and we talk … Read More