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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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 latest fest announcements and updates on the film can be found at: https://blog.mikeandsophia.com/2023/01/fat-fleshy-fingers-world-premiere-at-film-maudit-2-0-also-streaming-free-at-the-fest-through-1-22-2023/ The film had a world premiere at Film Maudit 2.0 in January 2023.
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