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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: starring Sandy Helberg

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: starring Sandy Helberg

Sandy Helberg’s had a hell of a life so far. Remember the plastic surgeon named Dr. Schlotkin in SPACEBALLS? That’s Sandy Helberg!

Over his four-decade career Helberg has become a Mel Brooks regular. He’s worked with the likes of Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield and Dabney Coleman along with Laurence Olivier and Barbara Streisand. He’s written for hit TV shows as well as appearing in many too….and he was in THIS IS SPINAL TAP.

That right there was more than enough to fire us up for this entertaining and revealing Film Frak chat...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Starring Jennifer Strickland

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In this short, enjoyable Film Frak interview we spend a few moments with upcoming Actress Jennifer Strickland.

Based out of California we talk about Jennifer developing a taste for theatre early on. How after some of that “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans” detouring she is looking to a future of stage and screen again.

Other than her thespian passions Jennifer also shares her on-going contributions to charity organizations like The Paul Walker Foundation. .

Film Frak thanks Jennifer for taking the time to chat and look forward to hearing about her future success.

You can follow Jennifer Strickland on Facebook

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The First Thing We Do…Starring Bertram Gibbs

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The First Thing We Do…Starring Bertram Gibbs

Author Bertram Gibbs writes the kind of character driven pulp crime fiction that harkens back to the old masters while maintaining a distinct contemporary voice all its own. A voice that gives Film Frak its very first exclusive with an impromptu announcement about Mr Gibbs latest creation.

A fellow cinephile and lover of all things story we start our interview talking about Bert’s latest novel, THE FIRST THING WE DO…. It isn’t long though before the inevitable happens as it always does when a pair of film obsessed junkies first meet, we go off topic and talk movies...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Memoir of a Nobody starring Steve Bluestein

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: Memoir of a Nobody starring Steve Bluestein

Getting to know actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter and author Steve Bluestein made for a witty, personal back and forth. Having worked at every level of the entertainment industry for over 4 decades Bluestein has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and a seemingly encyclopedic stream of anecdotes and lessons by doing.

As an actor he appeared in one of Film Frak Adam’s staple comedies before he was old enough to know better, the cult abomination THEY CALL ME BRUCE…which was all that was needed to jump at the opportunity of this interview...

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The Jaws 43rd Anniversary Starring Carl Gottlieb

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Film Frak Podcast Interview Special: The Jaws 43rd Anniversary Starring Carl Gottlieb

This week marks the 43rd anniversary of JAWS and to celebrate I had the privilege of chatting to the films screenwriter Carl Gottlieb.

This is one of those interviews I’ve dreamed about all my life. To chat with the man who had a major hand in scarring my childhood with a deep seeded fear of the oceans apex predator by adapting Peter Benchley’s novel JAWS into a screenplay. It’s safe to say that few writers have had such a powerful effect in influencing my reality as Carl Gottlieb.

THE JAWS LOG was a revelation...

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Film Frak Podcast Special: Grease and Wargames Starring Eddie Deezen

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Grease and Wargames Film Frak Podcast Special: Starring Eddie Deezen

In honor of the 40th anniversary of GREASE, Film Frak is pleased to welcome Mr. Eddie Deezen to the show.

Eddie’s Deezen has had an extensive career. His personality dominates the frame anytime he is on camera. He singlehandedly defined the iconic onscreen persona of the “nerd” and was also the first to play what we now call a “computer geek”. His contribution to the history of cinema is easy to overlook but impossible to ignore once witnessed.

Some actors are just engrained on your psyche no matter how big or small the role. Eddie Deezen as Eugene in GREASE and as Malvin in WARGAMES is that type of actor...

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FILMFRAK Interview Special: IN SATURN’S RINGS Starring Director Stephen van Vuuren

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FILMFRAK Interview Special: IN SATURN’S RINGS Starring Director Stephen van Vuuren

FilmFrak’s Adam & Jon both share not only an obsession with cinema but also a passion for science and astronomy. The chance to view the technological wonder that is this new documentary IN SATURN’S RINGS and interview its Director Stephen Van Vuuren was a highlight of the job.

As you will see from the answers below Stephen is an educated and thoughtful filmmaker, musician and photographer who has, to quote the official website: “directed, produced and/or shot over twenty feature and short narrative, documentary, experimental and animation films that have screened at numerous festivals and in cyberspace”

We hope you glean as much from this interview as we did doing it and that you all make sure to ...

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FilmFrak Podcast Special: The Neverending Story Starring Tami Stronach

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The Neverending Story FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring Tami Stronach

Life is filled with pleasant surprises and one of the rarest and also most spirit lifting is when childhood icons grow into real life adult’s worthy of their fictional counterparts. Tami Stronach, best known as the Childhood Empress in the 1984 fantasy classic THE NEVER ENDING STORY was one such treasure.

Grounded and charming Tami is an absolute jewel as she happily gushes right along with Adam & Jon about all things Fantasia. The magic of childhood, the gift of imagination and following your heart. We reminisce, we explore life from the 80’s to the present and beyond.

So give it a listen and feel no shame with guilt free nostalgi...

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FilmFrak Interview Special: The Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage interview starring Shahin Sean Solimon

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FilmFrak Interview Special: The Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage interview starring Shahin Sean Solimon

Shahin_Sean_Solimon_Actor_Director_SinbadThank you for taking the time for this email interview. As my knowledge is limited, I would like to start at the beginning with a snapshot of your childhood and formative years? Can you share a little of what shaped you as an individual? -FilmFrak Adam-  

Shahin Sean Solimon: You are very welcome, thanks for having me. I was raised in FL with a great adoptive Amercian family. My adoptive father, George, taught me a lot about film and the arts. One summer he took me to see Star Wars on it’s second run in theaters and I was hooked. I had to make films if it was the last thing I did...

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FilmFrak Podcast Special: The Martial Arts Kid Starring T.J. Storm

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The Martial Arts Kid FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring T.J. Storm

T.J. Storm may not be a household name but you’ve most definitely appreciated the man’s work without knowing it. He’s an actor, martial artist, stuntman and dancer. He also does motion capture and voice work for films and video games.

Among his acting credits are Maginty in Punisher: War Zone. He’s worked with Udo Kier & Bridgette Nielsen in Doomsday and made an appearance in A Month of Sunday’s from 2001 starring Rod Steiger, Sally Kirkland, Michael Pare, Dee Wallace and Jamie Farr.

As a motion capture artist he’s suited up for the likes of Avatar, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, JJ’s Star T...

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