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
Fat Fleshy Fingers, the Bizarroland anthology that Sophia directed the segment “King of Carrot Flowers” for, had a world premiere at the 2023 edition of Film Maudit 2.0 on January 16, 2023. [IMDb] [TMDb] [Letterboxd] The film is also available … 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.
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.
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
Synopsis: In 1983, a scientist in isolation resurrects a dead colleague. Festival updates and more information Credits: Written, Produced & Directed by Izzy Lee Starring: Megan Duffy, Izzy Lee Cinematography & Poster Art: Sophia Cacciola Editor, Sound Design & VFX : Michael J. Epstein Assistant Camera: Tyler … 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
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
We signed up to participate in the second Sick ‘n’ Wrong 72-Hour Film Debacle. With a team of Michael, Sophia, and Blanche the dog, we set out to destroy god themselves. Synopsis: A woman and her questionable veterinarian search … 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
Bob has a blast chatting with his super talented friend, cinematographer, musician, filmmaker, singer and dog mom…Sophia Cacciola! They discuss a plethora of film ideas, Sophia checks IMDB to conform the facts and Bob gets overly giddy when Blanche the … 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
The film had a world premiere at Film Maudit 2.0 in January 2023. Watch the video to see Stephen Stull explain! Stephen is the director of one of our favorite festivals, Orlando, Florida’s Sick ‘n’ Wrong Film Festival. He has … Read More
Sophia and Michael are excited to be headed to Colorado this summer to shoot Demon for Hire, a new short film from Travis Heermann! Sophia is the cinematographer and Michael is handling sound. The project is now in crowdfunding phase at … 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
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (Sophia’s main songwriting project) covered the INXS song “Don’t Change” for The April Fifth Project. The April Fifth Project was created as a day to remember musicians who we’ve lost to depression/substance abuse/mental … Read More
Music video produced by Launch Over / Directed by & Starring Sophia Cacciola / Shot & Edited by Michael J. Epstein Bring Us Your Women EP: Catherine Capozzi and Axemunkee present: Hypatia, Leizu & Medusa by Bring Us Your Women Bring … 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
Sophia and Michael dance as silhouettes in The Record Summer’s White Dress music video directed by the fantastically talented Bill Moldt Check out this info on the making of… New Album ‘Lay It Bare’ Available March 5th on Bodan Kuma … Read More