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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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FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA INTERVIEW WITH ALEXANDER NEVSKY

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Alexander Nevsky. Casper Van Dien and Mark Dacascos star in Showdown in Manila

FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: SHOWDOWN IN MANILA Interview with Alexander Nevsky

It’s easy to compare the career trajectory of Russian superstar bodybuilder come Actor, Producer, Writer Alexander Nevsky as following in the footsteps of the Austrian Oak himself Arnold Schwarzenegger.

A household name in his native Russia with all his films since his breakout role in MOSCOW HEAT screening theatrically. The Former Mr. Universe has also authored 9 books on fitness and written hundreds of articles on the subject. Studying English at UCLA along with acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theater Institute Nevsky has just wrapped work on his 11th feature film MAXIMUM IMPACT.

FilmFrak was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to c...

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FILMFRAK EXCLUSIVE: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND INTERVIEW WITH BARRY HUNT

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FilmFrak Exclusive: THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND Interview with Barry Hunt

In 2018 FilmFrak is proud to continue to play a part in introducing the world to new and emerging filmmaking talents that operate in the “no man’s land” outside of the established system.

For our premiere interview of the year it’s a pleasure to present our readers to Barry Hunt. Making his cinematic Directorial debut with the post-apocalyptic underground feature film THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND Hunt is a stylistic creator that has delivered a contemplative and personal work that remains true to its intentions and avoids feeling familiar in the genre.

 Below we discuss the process of getting t...

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A RECKONING FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring Andrew David Barker

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Author, Screenwriter and Director Andrew David Barker

A RECKONING FilmFrak Podcast Special: Starring Andrew David Barker

FilmFrak moves into the future with our premiere Skype Video Podcast Interview.

This interview special we are joined from across the pond by the talented Author, Screenwriter and Director Andrew David Barker.

It was an absolute pleasure having a natter to the filmmaker of the lost 2011 work A RECKONING (Discussed on Episode 19 of the FilmFrak podcast). A gifted cinephile excited about craft, interpretation and all that film can achieve, we talk about realizing your artistic vision only to lose out on the industry commerce side…but this is no tale of woe, it’s about working hard for your dreams and following your inspiration to a life of creation.

A RECKONING announces...

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FilmFrak Exclusive: A RECKONING Interview with Leslie Simpson

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FilmFrak Exclusive: A RECKONING Interview with Leslie Simpson

Prepare to enter the artistic consciousness in this email interview with the singular Leslie Simpson. A talented actor whose obsessive performance in the lost film from 2011, A RECKONING displays a daunting commitment to psychological and emotional discovery.

Making his feature debut with Neil Marshall’s ferocious DOG SOLDIERS, Leslie continued to collaborate with the Director on THE DESCENT and DOOMSDAY. Working steadily on short films and TV, this year he wrote, Directed and starred in the surreal horror short HALFWAY HOUSE.

An actor that we will be watching closely. The wry and unfiltered responses we received to our questions in this interview fill us with absolute glee...

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