Bill Briles [Interview]



Hello Folks! And for those who still my care what day of the week it is, Happy Monday! Today we have a very special guest that is sure to help you all take the edge off just a bit. Today we have the brilliant filmmaker and performer Bill Briles! Bill, alongside his wife & partner Aleta Doroudian are a truly unique team that have created some of the most unusual and downright hilarious films currently available. Bill & Aleta have done as much for comedy as the likes of our dear friends & fellowed spouse team Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein have done for genre horror. I came across their brilliant work by chance of actually looking at some of the RIYL stuff on Amazon Prime, and their film A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen, was something that I instantly fell in love with thus duo! And now that we all have a bit more time on our hands, I am definitely going to check out more of their stuff. And I recommend that you all do the same, as it can only be great.

So without further babbling, please enjoy these amazing words from the incredible filmmaker/acotr/all sorts of things, Bill Briles!




What inspired you to get into the world of filmmaking? What is something you had wanted to do since your youth, or was it something that you happened to find yourself doing one day? 

I’ve always been interested in creating “stuff” and directing. I started directing performances at an early age beginning with my own Mickey Mouse Club, and at the age seven I got into big trouble with the parents for directing neighborhood girls (also ages seven and eight) to perform dances in the buff. Needless to say, this part of my directing career ended unexpectedly and abruptly. 

I continued my interests in dramatic arts into college where I took some acting courses and screenplay writing courses. I wrote a lot of screenplays in my 20’s none of which were produced. Once cameras became inexpensive enough, we started writing our own scripts and making our own movies, the first being a full feature. 

Aleta’s interest in performing started in elementary school where she produced, directed, and starred in her own plays (lots of Gilligan’s- Island types) in the basement of her house for the neighborhood kids. She sold tickets and popcorn for her performances (an entrepreneur even in her early years). 

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still affects your work today? 

Our first movie, Romance at Frisky’s Bar, was actually on Netflix and we did get “some” money despite it being very amateurish. It was a two-year, low budget project which required turning our house into a “bar- night-club”. It also required living in a “bar” for 6 months while the movie was being shot. Due to complaining neighbors, all actors had to be bused in to the ‘bar” in a van from a local bank parking lot. We were very motivated to make this movie and jumped a lot of “hurdles” in the process. 

My wife Aleta managed to corner a distributor at the Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker’s Lounge (we were just spectators). The distributor took a copy with him (we had always carried copies of our movies) and three weeks later he agreed to distribute our movie, thus Netflix. 

The big lessons for us in our movie-making experiences are: it can be a cruel world out there and you are going to hear things about your work you’d rather not hear. Also, there are some people quite willing and ready to take advantage of your hard work. 

I recently truly enjoyed your latest film A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen! It was so great, and insanely original. I am curious to know where the idea for this film came from? What made you want to tell this tale? 

The idea evolved over time. We started the movie with an end-goal of making a short since we had never made a short. As we kept shooting, the story evolved and turned into a feature. Also, my wife and I wanted to see if we could make a movie that involved only the two of us, which included everything; main characters, extras, pre-production, production, and post production. 

The story came from different “pieces” of our lives. My wife is a very good singer-songwriter and dancer and this is where the “private dancer” was born. My characters are personal alter-egos and represent to a degree parts of my life and life experiences. I grew up and went to school in the south and the southern heritage has been a part of all our movies. We are also both doctors and I’m a painter-sculptor, all included in Private Dancer. 



You have a very original style of filmmaking in Private Dancer, the likes of which I don’t believe I have ever really seen before. And I’m actually not quite sure how to describe it. So, would be willing to do so? Can you tell our readers what it is about your style that makes it unique from other filmmakers out there? 

We have been told that our movies are definitely not mainstream and “different”. We have also been told more than once that our characters are unusual and at times “quirky”. It is probably because we are “quirky” characters ourselves and our perceptions of the world may also be “quirky”. We love comedy, but a few years ago wanted to see if we could pull off a drama for variety. Our movie, First Shoot the Lawyers was our first attempt at drama and we thought it was drama-like. The first showing at a film festival resulted in, to our surprise, a lot of laughing so we gave up on drama. The distributor called it a “Black Comedy”. So now we call all of our movies comedies whether intentional or not. 

I’m not sure if I answered the question but, we go with what pops into our heads and what pops into our heads “ain’t in the normal range”. I personally am tired of movies with big explosions, lots of killing but say nothing about the “essentials of human existence”. 

If you were handed the opportunity, on an unlimited budget, to create the biopic of any legendary figure in American history, who would it be?

Since Van Gogh has been done (several times) I would go with another famous artist, Edward Hopper (from early-mid 1900’s) and his relationship with his wife (also an artist). Based on my understanding, their personalities were polar-opposite and despite monumental personality differences and on-going friction, they were joined at the hip. It would be an expose’ on the human condition and how ‘suffering and misery’ trumps being alone’ (for some). I think there would be many opportunities for comedic scenes and maybe a little insight into our nature. He is also my favorite artist. 

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

We can’t seem to stop making movies so we’ll probably do it ’til we’re ‘pushing daisies’. We’re presently shooting another comedy, Thomas A Peeper (Get it?). The story is about a gardener who is forced to work the “graveyard shift” and a woman going through a tumultuous divorce brawling with her soon-to-be-ex over “custody” of their house. Thomas A Peeper gets entangled and disaster ensues. 

What was the last thing that made you smile? 

My wife Aleta, a very funny girl.


Check out this trailer from the Dr. Gabs, and check out A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen on Amazon Prime.



The 2021 Trainwreck’d Society Academy Awards [Exclusive]

I have to start this off with an apology. I had every intention of having this up the morning prior to the Oscars that premiered last night. But, as it always seems to be these days…COVID fucked that up. My wife got her second dose, and it completely wrecked her shit, to say the least. Therefore, I got busy taking care of her and then replacing her for volunteer swim duties the day of the my daughters’ swim meet. So, I guess we are going to make this a day after event, should it continue to go on. With that in mind, let’s begin….

So, I got a wild proverbial hair up my ass and decided that I would like to know what a different sort of Oscar outcome would look like. The Oscars are often criticized. I believe the hashtag this year was #OscarsSoLame. In previous years, it was #OscarsSoWhite. The latter was very appropriate. And it still kind of is, but strides are being taken. Look, I’m not here to defend or debunk the Academy. They vote how they want, and that is just fine. But, I would be lying to myself and all of you fine people if I said that if Oscar nominated films were a genre in themselves, it wouldn’t be my favorite. I’ve always loved the majority of the films that win the big, and small, awards. In will always remember the 1998 Oscars fondly. I fucking hated Titanic. It took 11 Oscars that year. But, like 8 of them they deserved, because it was for technical stuff. But, the performance and writing awards went to films I absolutely loved. As Good As It Gets and Good Will Hunting got exactly what they deserved at a minimum. Although, hindsight showed me that Elliot Smith should have overpowered Celine Dion, but that I wouldn’t have been my thought that at 13, as I was far too chipper of a boy to listen to Elliot Smith, and the internet was new, and I only knew what was on MTV. Elliot was not. Basically what I mean is that with some exceptions, Oscar winning films tend to be some of my favorite films. From Annie Hall to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, to Hustle and Flow and South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut. Many of the films I love and treasure have been at least nominated. Many have not. Sure, the outcomes sometimes suck (Looking at you Green Book), but overall, Oscar movies tend to bring me joy. I enjoy a good old fashion blockbuster as much as the next bruv, but this is where my wheelhouse rests.

So, with that in mind, I decided it would be fun to put together my own Academy. I reached out to many people who have been either featured on TWS, or are associated in some way. Many people didn’t care to opt in, and I get it. It’s not for everyone. But, I did manage to pull together a very respectable and amazing crew of folks who wanted to pitch in. I made a poll, and let the new Trainwreck’d Society Academy of Motion Pictures and Science decide who they thought was the best. And, I have to say, with the actual Oscars event over with, it wasn’t that far off. And I also have to say, we actually did better.

So, before we get into the list, I wanted to let you all know, and pay my thanks, to the TWS Academy. These brave folks took the time out of their busy schedules to become a part of a historic effort on my part, that sort of bombed, but hey, we had fun. So, here is your Academy:

Bill Briles (filmmaker/actor, A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen)
Aimee Lynn Chadwick (actress, Return of the Living Dead 2: Rave to the Grave)
Zed Cutsinger (podcaster, Views From the Vista)
Chris Eaves (filmmaker/writer/bearded hero, Trainwreck’d Society)
Elsa Faith (musician, Soul Distraction)
David Joyner (actor, Barney & Friends)
Myq Kaplan (comedian)
Laura Madsen (publicist/actress, Shooting Clerks)
Kelly Masterson (writer, Snowpiercer)
Honor Nezzo (musician/podcaster, Views From The Vista)
Chad Opitz (comedian)
Bob Saenz (writer, Extracurricular Activities)
Anna Shields (actress/writer, Monstrous)
Jacob Stafford (USAF vet, midwest fashion icon)
Timothy Tanner (actor, At the House of Madness)
Gabriel Theis (filmmaker, The Curse of Professor Zardonicus)
Ron Trembath (duh?)
Craig B. Warmsley (actor, Unchained)
Frank Whaley (actor, Pulp Fiction)
Austin Whiting (USAF vet, Barenaked Ladies enthusiast)

So here they are Folks! A damn good group, if I do say so myself. Hopefully they will return next year, and we will add some folks, should this continue. And again, I apologize for my tardiness. Maybe next year I will include some photos. But, for now, I hope you enjoy what we have for you all. Take care!





Sound of Metal


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


The Father








The Trial of the Chicago 7


Judas and the Black Messiah


One Night in Miami…


Sound of Metal


Judas and the Black Messiah




Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


The United States vs. Billie Holiday


Pieces of a Woman




Promising Young Woman




Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan


Hillbilly Elegy


The Father








Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae


Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou


Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley


Pete Docter and Dana Murray


Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants




Sean Bobbitt


Erik Messerschmidt


Dariusz Wolski


Joshua James Richards


Phedon Papamichael




Alexandra Byrne



Ann Roth


Trish Summerville


Bina Daigeler


Massimo Cantini Parrini




Thomas Vinterberg


David Fincher


Lee Isaac Chung


Chloé Zhao



Emerald Fennell




Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana


Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder


Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez


Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster



Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn




Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard


Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers



Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook


Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman


Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan




Yorgos Lamprinos


Chloé Zhao



Frédéric Thoraval


Mikkel E. G. Nielsen


Alan Baumgarten







Hong Kong






Bosnia and Herzegovina




Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze


Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney


Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson



Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff


Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti




Terence Blanchard


Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross


Emile Mosseri


James Newton Howard


Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste





from Judas and the Black Messiah; Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas


from The Trial of the Chicago 7; Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite


from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson


from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se); Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini


from One Night in Miami…; Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth





David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers


Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers



Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers


Christina Oh, Producer


Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers


Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers


Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers


Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers




Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone


Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton


Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale


Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan


Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas





Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat


Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise


Will McCormack and Michael Govier

  • WINNER* (actually forgot to include this one, so the Academy can have the final say)


Erick Oh


Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson




Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski


Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan


Farah Nabulsi and Ossama Bawardi


Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe



Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman




Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman


Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin


Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett


Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker


Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh





Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox


Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins


Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram


Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez


Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher





Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Nina Pedrad



Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller


Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao


Screenplay by Kemp Powers


Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani




Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas



Written by Lee Isaac Chung


Written by Emerald Fennell


Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance


Written by Aaron Sorkin


Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Films of 2020 Part 2: 25 – 1 [Film]


Hello Folks! And welcome to this year’s Top 50 Films list for 2020. Needless to say, as it probably applies to most of you as well….I consumed ALOT of film content this year. In fact, by the time I realized that I was watching so many damn movies (about the time I wrapped up the majority of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as much as Disney+ would let me anyway) around May, I set 3 goals, 2 of which I came just shy of meeting: The goals were to watch 100 newly released films, 365 films I have never seen, and add 500 entries into my Letterboxd diary for 2020 (to include re-watches, comedy specials, short films, & mini-series such as Tiger King, which I still love).

As of this writing (December 29th) I managed to watch 110 newly released films, 307 films I have never seen, and have added 405 entries into my Letterboxd diary. And while these numbers may change by the end of the year, I have a feeling that I may not be about watch 58 movies in the mere 60 or so hours left in the year. Time doesn’t work in my favor on this one. But alas, I feel like I came pretty close at set of goals that took no real effort on my part and isn’t really worth mentioned. Except that this my site, and I will do as I please. So there you have it. 2020 sucked, but there was some pretty damn good viewing.

And for the task at hand, and the reason some (any?) of you are here, is that 2020 had some pretty amazing new releases. Now, I feel it is only right to clarify that while Trainwreck’d Society is prestigious for many (none?) reasons, we do not follow the traditions of the Oscars. Even pre-pandemic, I was shamefully not seeing many movies in theaters. The majority of my movie viewing is done via streaming services as well as digital screeners. Thus, alot of these films may have actually been made, and in some cases released in outside of the U.S. markets, the year prior or even earlier. In the case of 2020, one film literally goes all the way back to 2012 (what a year!).

The reason for this disclaimer is basically because of just that. 2020 was a year that we all (should have) stayed home and watched movies in the discomfort of our own house. Thus, there were several films released digitally that very well could have not even seen the light of day if the demand for streaming content and shit to watch in our own domiciles wasn’t in such demand. Thus, many of the films listed below were actually credited on sites such as IMDb as being released in 2019, or even later. I believe there is even a 2015 in there.

Alas, it doesn’t matter. Each of these wonderful hand-selected films received a release of some sort in 2020, and more importantly, they are all wonderful. I hope you dig the list as in the time it took to craft it all together, I could have probably watched another film, and would have had to do this whole thing over again.

So Folks, please enjoy Part 2 of Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Films of 2020!




25. The Last Blockbuster

Directed by Taylor Morden

Written by Zeke Kamm

Starring Doug Benson, Lauren Lapkus, Samm Levine


24. Da 5 Bloods

Directed by Spike Lee

Written by Spike Lee, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, & Kevin Willmott

Starring Delroy Lindo, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Clarke Peters


23. Up on the Glass

Directed by Kevin Del Principe

Written by Kevin Del Principe & Nikki Brown

Starring Nikki Brown, Chelsea Kurtz, Chase Fein


22. The Wall of Mexico

Directed by Zachary Cotter & Magdalena Zyzak

Written by Zachary Cotter

Starring Esai Morales, Marisol Sacramento, Carmela Zumbado


21. Una Great Movie

Directed by Jennifer Sharp

Written by Jennifer Sharp

Starring JoNell Kennedy, Numa Perrier, Melissa Pino


20. Quezon’s Game

Directed by Matthew E. Rosen

Written by Janice Y. Perez

Starring Raymond Bagatsing, David Bianco, Rachel Alejandro


19. A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen!

Directed by Bill Briles

Written by Bill Briles

Starring Bill Briles, Aleta Doroudian


18. The Taste of Betel Nut

Directed by Hu Jia

Written by Hu Jia

Starring Bingrui Zhao, Yue Yue, Shen Shi Yu


17. My Hindu Friend

Directed by Hector Babenco

Written by Hector Babenco & Guilherme Moraes Quintella

Starring Willem Dafoe, Maria Fernanda Candido, Barbara Paz


16. The World Without You

Directed by Damon Shalit

Written by Dan Pulick

Starring P.J. Byrne, Radha Mitchell, Lyndie Greenwood


15. Same Boat

Directed by Chris Roberti

Written by Chris Roberti, Josh Itzkowitz, & Mark Leidner

Starring Chris Roberti, Leah Rudick, Katie Hartman


14. I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Directed by Charlie Kaufman

Written by Charlie Kaufman

Starring Toni Collette, Jesse Plemmons, Jessie Buckley


13. Drive Me to the End

Directed by Richard Summers-Calvert

Written by Richard Summers-Calvert

Starring Richard Summers-Calvert, Kate Lister, Eve Kathryn Oliver


12. Flint: The Poisoning of an American City

Directed by David Barnhart

Written by David Barnhart

Starring the unjustifiably wronged people of Flint, Michigan


11. Inside the Rain

Directed by Aaron Fisher

Written by Aaron Fisher

Starring Aaron Fisher, Ellen Toland, Rosie Perez


10. Red Rover

Directed by Shane Belcourt

Written by Shane Belcourt & Duane Murray

Starring Kristian Bruun, Cara Gee, Meghan Heffern


9. Limbo

Directed by Mark Young

Written by Mark Young

Starring Richard Riehle, Lucian Charles Collier, Mandela Van Peebles


8. Soundtrack to Sixteen

Directed by Hilary Shakespeare

Written by Hilary Shakespeare & Anna-Elizabeth Shakespeare

Starring Scarlett Marshall, James Calloway, Jamal Hadjkura


7. Complacent

Directed by Steven R. Monroe

Written by Steven R. Monroe

Starring Cerina Vincent, Adrienne Barbeau, Kerri Green


6. Call Me Brother

Directed by David Howe

Written by Christina Parrish

Starring Christina Parrish, Andrew Dismukes, G-Su Paek


5. All Joking Aside

Directed by Shannon Kohli

Written by James Pickering

Starring Raylene Harewood, Brian Markinson, Burak Agan


4. Immortal

Directed by Jon Dabach, Tom Colley, Danny Isaacs, & Rob Margolies

Written by Jon Dabach

Starring Samm Levine, Jason Stuart, Robin Bartlett


3. Nobody Knows I’m Here

Directed by Gaspar Antillo

Written by Gaspar Antillo, Josefina Fernandez, & Enrique Videla

Starring Jorge Garcia, Millaray Lobos, Lukas Vergara


2. Escaping Freedom

Directed by Edd Blott

Written by Edd Blott & Patrick D. Green

Starring Patrick D. Green, Kelly Godell, Brian Adrian Koch


1. American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

Directed by Roee Messinger

Written by Roee Messinger

Starring Eric Garner, Esaw Garner, Anthony Altieri

Aleta Doroudian [Interview]


Hello Folks! Welcome back to another week of wonderful content here at TWS. If you can think far back into the past, say one week exactly, You may recall a wonderful interview we did with the brilliant indie filmmaker Bill Briles. We talked a bit about his new film A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen! and there was a good deal of mentioning one Aleta Doroudian, who was, literally, the other half of the creators on this wonderful film. Aleta shines in the film, and we are so excited that she is with us here today.

Aleta and Bill have been working together for over 10 years to create some of the most original work you could really lay eyes on these days. She’s a damn fine performer, but also manages to complete just about any role required to make an independent film. In a time where we are all constantly complaining that every film made is a reboot/remake, we should all be looking towards the independent scene. Actually, we should probably ALWAYS be doing this, as the most creative content has always come from these folks. And in that realm, Aleta and Bill should reign supreme. I implore everyone to take 92 minutes out of your day to check out A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen! and assure you that you will know what I am talking about here.

So Folks, please enjoy some wonderful responses from the great Aleta Doroudian!




What inspired you to get into the world of filmmaking? What is something you had wanted to do since your youth, or was it something that you happened to find yourself doing one day? 

My husband, Bill Briles inspired me to get into the world of filmmaking. We met at his movie premiere in February 2007. Our mutual friend invited me to come see him in a movie. I cancelled my night out with my girlfriends since they didn’t want to come and went with a different girlfriend. It was at his movie that our mutual friend introduced my now husband (writer/director/actor etc.) to me. I really enjoyed the movie. At the afterparty, Bill asked me if I wanted to be in his movie. I was a bit skeptical and said that I had to meditate on it for two weeks and I would get back to him. Fast forward, we are husband and wife still making movies. Ha. 

I always wanted to be in the movies, and I always enjoyed performing. I would do magic shows in our lawn, as a youth. My little late sister, cousin, and I would perform “Sunday Afternoon Live” (instead of Saturday Night Live) on the backyard of my Uncle’s tavern in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as children. For those of you who remember, we did skits of “Captain and Tennille” and “Cone Heads”, to name a few. In elementary school I would produce, direct, write, and star in plays (a lot of Gilligan Island style ones) in my basement. I would also sell popcorn and tickets to the neighborhood kids. I guess I started out as a little entrepreneur, too. I also took drama classes in middle school. 

What was your first paid gig in the world of entertainment? And were there any sort of lessons learned from this experience that still affects your work today? 

Our first paid gig in the world of entertainment was for our movie Romance at Frisky’s Bar. We went to the Tribeca Film Festival with our movie in our hand and literally on our back (t-shirts). We were in the Tribeca Film Lounge and I said that we were looking for a distributor. Then someone said I’m a distributor. He took our movie and got it on Netflix. Yay! 

I would say the lessons I have learned from this experience that still affects my work and life today are to ask for what you like (put what you’ve prepared out there), stay curious and naive, never take no for an answer (at least not right away).:-) Also, do things the way you think they should be done (as long as it’s not harming someone). 

I recently truly enjoyed your latest film A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen! It was so great, and insanely original. I am curious to know where the idea for this film came from? What made you want to tell this tale? 

Bill was the writer. The idea for this film probably came from us, as human beings. So, I would imagine the characters in the movie represent a part of who we are. Bill is an amazing artist (painter and sculpture) and doctor. He puts my name scattered in all his artwork, since I met him. So, he’s probably a cross between “Billy” and “Doctor Edward Sebastian” in the movie. Ha! I also enjoy singing, songwriting, and dancing, which were part of “Alyssa’s” character in the movie. I’m also a doctor that enjoys meditating. 🙂



You have a very original style of filmmaking in Private Dancer, the likes of which I don’t believe I have ever really seen before. And I’m actually not quite sure how to describe it. So, would be willing to do so? Can you tell our readers what it is about your style that makes it unique from other filmmakers out there? 

We have been told the style of our moviemaking is very different. The movies we make may be called “quirky”, eccentric, and eclectic full- feature comedies. We tried to do a drama once and since we were in it, the distributor called it a “Black Comedy”. Go figure. Ha! I guess we are a bit “quirky” and funny people ourselves.:-). We also did everything for “A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen” from pre-production, production, post-production and acting. 

If you were handed the opportunity, on an unlimited budget, to create the biopic of any legendary figure in American history, who would it be?

I would maybe create a biopic of the legendary figure in American history of Muhammad Ali. Even though it has been done before, I may look at a more comedic side of the great boxing champion on how he plays with his opponents and the media. His upbringing and his later years would be interesting, too. His relationship with his family, country, and Islam would also be interesting. 

What does the future hold for you? Anything you would like to plug to our readers? 

We are currently in the production of the dramedy (drama- comedy) full-feature Thomas A Peeper. The name says it. Ha. Though, there’s more depth to it than that. It’s about a gardener named Thomas A Peeper who is forced to work nights for a lady who is going through a bad divorce. Thomas gets involved and trouble ensues. 

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My husband, Bill. He is hilarious. 


Check out this trailer from the Dr. Gabs, and check out A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen on Amazon Prime.



Welcome to Trainwreck’d Society’s fancy little index for you fine readers.  Listed below are all (as long we keep it up to date) the album reviews, features, film reviews, interviews, and live reviews we have covered on the site thus far.  If you have found yourself upon this site with a specific artist you heard about at that party last night from that weird hipster guy who smelled awful yet amazing at the same time and he told you about this weird little site, well, here you go!  Scroll on through the list, find what you were looking for, and then simply copy and paste it right up there to your top right, and search!  Boom.  Couldn’t be much easier, right?  Well, there could be links, but let’s just keep it simple folks.  As you can tell from Trainwreck’d Society’s less than flashy lay out, simple is the name of the game here.  Content driven, yes we are.  Enjoy!

Album Reviews:

Age/Sex/Occupation: This Side of the Fence

Shane Alexander – A Life Like Ours

Nathan Angelo: Out of the Blue

Anja McCloskey & Dan Whitehouse: Still EP

Bella Koshka: Slow Dancing on the Ocean Floor

Bike Thief: Ghost of Providence

The Black Tones – Cobain & Cornbread

Blitzen Trapper: VII

Blitzen Trapper: Wild and Reckless

Blue Skies For Black Hearts: Blue Skies For Black Hearts

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children Macnuggits: Trainwreck To Narnia

Bodi – The Fall of Atlas

Bradley Wik and the Charlatans: Burn What You Can, Bury The Rest…

Bryan Vander Ark & Jeff Daniels – Simple Truths

California Hearse – California Hearse EP

Grayson Capps: Scarlett Roses

Carissa’s Wierd – They Only Miss You When You’re Gone: Songs 1995-2003

Carry Illinois: Garage Sale

Cas One Vs. Figure: So Our Egos Don’t Kill Us

Thom Carter: All That You Love Is All That You Are

Thom Carter: Pussycat Tales

The Cerny Brothers: The Cerny Brothers

Circlebirds: Complexities

Coffin Collectors: Leopardskin Tales

Collisionville: The Revenge of Two-Gun Pete

The Color Turning: Good Hands, Bad Blood

Cowboy Mouth: Go

Sam Cregger: Tell Me Something Different

Crooked Ghost – Colors Bleed [EP]

Crooked Ghost – Skeleton House

Cubbiebear: Force Back To Sleep

Darling Pet Munkee: You Better Believe It

Dedere: Little Ease In The Bell Jar

John Denver: Greatest Hits 1969-1973

Jason Devore: Conviction Volume III: The Road to Clarity

Eamon Ra – Meatbones Chemicals Electricity

Electric Needle Room: It’s Getting Personal

The Evangenitals: Moby Dick (or, The Album)

Ezra Bell – Ezra Bell

Ronnie Fauss: I Am The Man You Know I’m Not.

Greg Felden – Made of Strings

Flock of Seagulls & The Prague Philharmonic: Ascension

Honey Gentry: Dreamlover EP

Ben Glover: Through The Noise, Through The Night

Golden Bloom: No Day Like Today

Goldy Locks: Rewind and Undo

Grandhorse: Portraiturefolio

Gratitilium: Gratitilium

Elaine Greer: Making Plans and Going Places

Goldy Locks – Rewind and Undo

Robin Grey – From The Ground Up

Robin Grey – More Than Today

Grynch: Street Lights

Heart Bones – Hot Dish

Hepcat – Right On Time

The Hots – The Hots EP

IAN SWEET – Shapeshifter

Infidelix: Nomadic

Jared Mees & The Grown Children: 2010 Tour EP

The Jesus Rehab: Drunken Hillbilly Fight Bar EP

Joseph Demaree and the Square Tires: Sunbeams

Jack Johnson: On and On

Andrew Joselyn: Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean

Jonathan Kimball: Optimisms

Local H: Lifers

Lonely & The Socialites: Connections

Lotte Kestner: The Bluebird of Happiness

Lotte Kestner: Off White

Mainly Lanes: Oomani

Mammoth Life: Kaleidescope Are Pop

Marshall McLean Band: Glossolaila

Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell

The Memorials: Delirium

Mesmer: The Gost of a Tennis Court

National Pastime: First Aid

Onesie: Umpteenth

Justin Nozuka: Low Tide

Justin Nozuka: Run To Waters

Pawns or Kings: Pomme de Terre

Poor Boy’s Soul: Burn Down

The Projection: While You Were Out

Rags & Ribbons: The Glass Masses

Rocket 3 – Burn

Rocket 3 – What’s The Frequency?

Sadistik: Altars

Sadistik: Flowers For My Father

Sadistik: Ultraviolet

Norman Salant: Always All Around You

Sassy: Diggin’ Deep

Ember Schragg: A Cruel, Cruel Woman

Ember Schragg: The Sewing Room

Secrets For September: Letting Go EP

Andrew Sheppard: Steady Your Aim

Silver Medal: The Trophy Room EP

Richard James Simpson: Deep Dreams

Sleep: All Men Must Die, But You First

Sleep: Lockland 95

Small Bear Records presents Tinsel Machine

Smooth Hound Smith: Smooth Hound Smith

Gary Speehar: Anger Management

Tom Speight: Collide

Star Anna: Go To Hell

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell: Love Has Come For You

Tacocat: NVM

The Tenth – Dunes

Tha Dogg Pound – Cali Iz Activ

There Is No Mountain: There Is No Mountain

The Valery Trails: Buffalo Speedway

The Verve Pipe: Overboard

Violent Psalms: Slow To Speak

The Wood Brothers: Kingdom of My Mind

The Wood Brothers: One Drop of Truth

Wooden Indian Burial Ground: Wooden Indian Burial Ground

XO For The Holidays Part IX

The Young Immortals – When History Meets Fiction


Book Reviews:

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Anything But Okay by Sarah Darer Littman

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiasen

Blaze by Richard Bachman

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway

Death Machines of Death by Vince Kramer

Deepfake by Sarah Darer Littman

Franny & Zooey by J.D. Salinger

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

Jaws by Peter Bencheley

Joyland by Stephen King

Kanye West Owes me $300 by Jensen Karp

Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman

Ten: A Novelization of the Film “Ten” by Jade Sylvan

This Ain’t No Holiday Inn: Down and Out at the Chelsea Hotel 1980-1995, an oral biography by James Lough

TWS Book Club: Introduction



10 Great Indie Rock Songs For Kids

10 (more) Great Indie Rock Songs For Kids (and one 90’s R&B Song For Good Measure)

29 Great Love/Missing You Songs

29 (more) Great Love/Missing You Songs

Cambridge Comic Con 2019

Kevin Eastman’s Drawing Blood Kickstarter Launch

The Renault Tapes Vol. 1

Trainwreck’d Society’s 2013 Oscar Preview with Chris & Ron

Trainwreck’d Society’s 2014 Oscar Preview with Chris & Ron

Trainwreck’d Society’s Person of 2013: Alexander Hallett

Trainwreck’d Society’s Person of 2012: Anna-Lynne Williams

Trainwreck’d Society’s Person of 2011: Steve Sessions

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 20 Albums of 2017

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 20 Films of 2017

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 20 Films of 2018

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 25 Albums of 2018

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2014

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2013

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2012

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2011

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2010

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 37 1/2 Albums of 2009

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 40 Singles of 2018

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 40 Songs of 2013

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 50 Albums of 2020

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 100 Songs of 2019

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 100 Songs of 2020

Trainwreck’d Society’s Top 100 Albums 2009-2018

Two Years of Trainwreck’d

With Friends Like These -or- Our Favorite Albums of 2013

With Friends Like These -or- Our Favorite Albums of 2012



The 8 Headed Monster That is Thom Carter (originally published at [Artist]

1776 [Band]

Anja McCloskey: And Her Head/Impeccable [Single]

The Ascetic Junkies [Band]

Augusto, Arman [Artist]

Bloomsday 2012 [Playlist]

Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits [Band]

Bobby Joe Ebola & THe Children MacNuggits present Meal Deal with the Devil & Bobby Joe Ebola Songbook [Book/EP]

Bodi: Clotho [Single]

Brittany Howard & Ruby Amanfu: I Wonder/When My Man Comes Home [7″ Single]

Buster Blue [Band]

Catherine Capozzi [Artist]

Cas One [Artist]

Cas One: Happy Anniversary [Single]

Cas One Vs. Figure: Murder Media [Single]

Cedar & Boyer [Band]

Charlie & The Foxtrots [Band]

Ciaran Lavery: When I Come Around [Cover]

Cold Specks [North American Tour]

John Craigie [Artist]

Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling [Band]

Nikhil D’Souza – Silver & Gold [Single]

Nikhil D’Souza – Blind [Video]

The Dustbowl Revival [Band]

The Get Busy Committee: Little Razor Blades [Single]

Guilt Monkey [Band]

Guilt Monkey: Revolution [Single]

The Handcuffs [Band]

Sarah Jaffe [Artist]

Sophie Madeline [Artist]

Marshall McLean Band: Sinking Ships [Single]

Neil Nathan [Artist]

Oy Vey [Band]

Ph4de feat. Kap G – Don’t Say Much [Single]

Philanthropy Thursday: Children Incorporated

President’s Day…The Indie Way (w/Electric Needle Room)

President’s Day with Mr. Beat

Quiet Life [Band]

Robin Grey & Anja McCloskey: The Park [Cover]

Angel Russel [Artist]

Sadistik [Artist]

The Sea The Sea [Band]

Sexy Water Spiders [Band]

Simple Steven [Artist]

Sunbeam [Band]

Jade Sylvan [Artist]

Tacocat [Band]

Tremendous – Open For Closing [Single]

The Tremolo Train Tour [Tour]

Rocky Votolato [Artist]




3 Lives

4/20 Massacre

A Perfect Host

A Wakefield Project


Addicted to You

After Auschwitz

After Love

Agent Jade Black

All Joking Aside

Always Amazing

American Killing

American Trial: The Eric Gardner Story

Animal Among Us

Apocalypse Road

Argamon’s Gate

At the End of the Day

Bad Frank

Badass Beauty Queen

The Basement

The Bastards Fig Tree

Becker [TV Classics]


A Better Place

The Bill Murray Experience

The Blair Witch (20th Anniversary)

The Blessed Ones


Bloody Marie

Bonehill Road

The Bromley Boys

Calling All Earthlings

The Cannibal Club

Cannibal Farm

Captain America: The Winter Soldier – The Summer Movie Spillover of the America Blockbuster

Carol of the Bells

Case 347


Circus Kane


Clinton Road

Cold Moon

The Confessions


Crown and Anchor

Cry For The Bad Man


Cute Little Buggers


Danger God

Dead Love


Deliver Us


The Dial Tone of Death

Division 19


Do You Dream In Color?

Doom Room

Driving While Black

Empathy Inc.



Extracurricular Activities

Facing East

Fak Yaass! [TV Series]

Fast Convoy

Faulty Roots

Fear, Love, & Agoraphobia

Five Fingers For Marseilles

Flint: The Poisoning of an American City

The Forest of Lost Souls

Free Trip To Egypt

Funny Tweets


A Ghost Waits


Go/Don’t Go

Gold Dust

The Golem

The Great Day

Hallowed Ground

Happy Face

Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman

The Harrowing


Hell Ride


The Heretics

The House of Violent Desire

I Am The Night [TV Mini-series]

Inside the Rain

Johnny Gruesome

Just Say Goodbye

Kepler’s Dream

Kill Ben Lyk

King Cohen

Krampus Origins


Lady .38

Lao’s House

The Lavender Scare


The Lighthouse

The Long Shadow

The Lost Footage of Leah Sullivan

The Lot


Mighty Ground

The Millionaire’s Unit

Moja Maisha


MOMO: The Missouri Monster

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

The Most Dangerous Year

Mr. Roosevelt

Murder on the Cape

My Fiona

My Name is Pedro


The New West and the Politics of the Environment

Nothing To Do

Oculus – The Twentieth Century Remake with Forty Dollar Tickets

Pet Graveyard

Pick It Up: Ska in the 90’s


The Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and The Masters of the Universe

Princess of the Row

The Problem with Apu

Quezon’s Game

Reality Queen!

Red Handed

Red Rover




Rock Rubber 45s

Rocking the Couch

Room For Rent


Rough Draft

Sacred Heart

Same Boat



Second Nature


Shooting Clerks



Soldier of War

Somewhere in the Middle

Soundtrack to Sixteen

Space & Time

The Spiderwebhouse

Stan the Man




Strawberry Flavored Plastic

Streetlight Harmonies

Such a Funny Life

The Taste of Betelnut

Terror in the Skies

The Things You Think I’m Thinking

Tom of Finland

Troll Inc.

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Una Great Movie


The Velocipastor

Wade in the Water

Watership Down

Watership Down: The Aftermath

West of Sunshine

What Death Leaves Behind

Wicked Witches


Witness Infection

Wives of the Skies

The Workers Cup

Zilla and Zoe


Guest Wreckers:

Matt Beat

Lindsey Cope


Michael J. Epstein

George Evanson

Amanda Gonser

Jess Gulbransson

Alexander Hallet

Vince Kramer

Randy Mazucca

Phil The Tremolo King

Michael Phillips

Curtis Sutton

Melissa Trembath

John Whipple



Michael Addis (filmmaker, Heckler)

Olunike Adeliyi (actress, Saw 3D)

Zackary Adler (filmmaker, I’m Reed Fish)

Scott Adsit (actor, 30 Rock)

Carlos Alazraqui (actor, Reno 911!)

Rutanya Alda (actress, Amityville Horror II)

Ted Alderman (actor/stuntman, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Stephanie Allyne (comedian, One Mississippi)

Adam Ambruso (actor, Trafficked)

Todd Robert Anderson (actor, You’re the Worst)

Hannah Emily Anderson (actress, Jigsaw)

Vanessa Angel (actress, Kingpin)

Dave Anthony (comedian/actor, The Dollop)

Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (actor, Secret Life of An American Teenager)

Varda Appelton (actress, Barbie’s Kenny)

Annette Arnold (actress, Tree’s Lounge)

Tim Arnold (musician, Good Old War)

Linden Ashby (actor, Mortal Kombat)

Shay Astar (actress, Ernest Scared Stupid)

Ford Austin (filmmaker, Dahmer Vs. Gacy)

Erick Avari (actor, Mr. Deeds)

Kevin Avery (comedian/writer, The New Negroes)

Kyle Ayers (comedian, Never Seen It)

Chris Bain (actor, Shooting Clerks)

Yasmine Bakhiatari (actress, Evil Little Things)

Betsey Baker (actress, The Evil Dead)

Charles Baker (actor, Breaking Bad)

Brenda Bakke (actress, Hot Shots Part Deux)

Bambadjan Bamba (actor, The Good Place)

Ogie Banks (voice over actor, Ultimate Spiderman)

Steve Bannos (actor/writer, Freaks and Geeks)

Anastasia Baranova (actress, Z Nation)

Adrienne Barbeau (actress, Maude)

JT Barnett (producer, Tiger King)

Tara Lynne Barr (actress, God Bless America)

Dean Batali (screenwriter, That 70’s Show)

Janet Scott Batchler (screenwriter, Batman Forever)

Hans Bauer (screenwriter, Anaconda)

Alison Becker (actress/comedian, Parks and Recreation)

Brea Bee (actress, Silver Linings Playbook)

Colin Bemis (filmmaker, Strawberry Flavored Plastic)

Rob Benedict (actor, Waiting…)

Barbara Bingham (actress, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan)

Tracey Birdsall (actress, Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter)

Mary Birdsong (actress, Reno 911)

Larry Bishop (filmmaker, Hell Ride)

Maire Blanchard (actress, Zack and Miri Make A Porno)

David Blyth (filmmaker, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers)

Michael Boatman (actor, The Good Wife)

Ben Bode (actor, Empire Records)

Andrea Boehlke (actress, Survivor: Game Changers)

Katia Bokor (actress, Don’t Breathe)

John Michael Bond (comedian, Who’s Your God?)

Andre Bormanis (writer, Star Trek: Voyager)

Brandon Boyce (writer, Apt Pupil)

Matt Braunger (comedian, This Might Help)

Becky Braunstein (comedian)

Hank Braxton (writer, Snake Outta Compton)

John Patrick Brennan (filmmaker, Troma)

Sean Bridgers (actor, Deadwood)

Bill Briles (filmmaker, A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen)

Nick Brimble (actor, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)

Candi Brooks (actress, Preacher)

Teri Brown-Johnson (writer, House of Payne)

Neil Brown Jr. (actor, Straight Outta Compton)

Sophie Buddle (comedian)

Katie Burgess (actress, The Lamp)

Darren Burrows (actor, Northern Exposure)

Michael Buscemi (actor, Park Bench with Steve Buscemi)

Kevin “Dot Com” Brown (actor, 30 Rock)

Sam Brown (comedian, Whitest Kids U Know)

Brooke Bundy (actress, A Nightmare on Elm Street III: Dream Warriors)

Heather Burns (actress, Bored To Death)

JimmyO Burrill (filmmaker, Chainsaw Sally)

Sophia Cacciola (musician/filmmaker, Blood of the Tribades)

Shelley Callahan (philanthropist, Children Incorporated)

Christa Campbell (actress/producer, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D)

Richard Cansino (voice over actor, Fallout 4)

Grayson Capps (musician, A Love Song For Bobby Long soundtrack)

Francis Capra (actor, Kazaam)

Ryan Cargill (actor, The Haunting of Sharon Tate)

John Carrol Lynch (actor, Fargo)

Mike Carrozza (comedian)

Bill Carter (author, Fools Rush In)

Cas One (hip hop artist, Strange Famous Records)

Joseph Cassese (actor, A Better Place)

Alex Castillo (actor, Clemency)

Shanley Caswell (actress, The Conjuring)

Laura Cayoutte (actress, Django Unchained)

David S. Chackler (music supervisor, Fright Night)

Aimee Lynn Chadwick (actress, Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave)

Margaret Champagne (actress, Inside Amy Schumer)

Paul Chart (filmmaker, American Perfekt)

Melanie Chartoff (actress, Rugrats)

Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle (filmmaker, Born To Raise Hell)

Cheryl Chase (actress, Rugrats)

Set Chatfield (actress, Clickbait)

Gaby Chiappe (screenwriter, Their Finest)

Jeremiah Chichek (filmmaker, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)

Christi Chiello (comedian)

Chip Chinery (comedian/actor, Battle of the Sexes)

Stephen Chiodo (special effects master, Team America)

Joe Chrest (actor, Stranger Things)

Claudia Christian (actress, Babylon 5)

Roger Christian (filmmaker/art director, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope)

Bob Clendenin (actor, Cougar Town)

Maisha Closson (screenwriter, Claws)

David Steven Cohen (writer, Living Single)

Sarah T. Cohen (actress, Cupid)

Christina Cole (actress, The Indian Detective)

Jason Paul Collum (filmmaker, Screaming in High Heels)

Kevin Connor (filmmaker, Motel Hell)

Christopher Matthew Cook (actor, Dog Eat Dog)

Jearnest Corchado (actress, Little America)

Catherine Corcoran (actress, Return to Nuke ‘Em High)

Ellie Cornell (actress, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers)

Bud Cort (actor, Harold & Maude)

Andy Cowan (writer, Seinfeld)

Amber Coyle (actress, Up For Adoption)

Amos Crawley (actor, Billy Madison)

Cristos (actor, Desperado)

Adam Croasdell (actor, Preacher)

Brandon Crowson (filmmaker, The World Has No Eyedea)

Lisa Curry (comedian)

Marc Cushman (screenwriter, Titty Slickers II)

Zed Cutsinger (comedian, Views From The Vista podcast)

Debbie D (actress, Dead Ink)

Nicole Dambro (actress, Groupers)

Robert Davi (actor, The Goonies)

Billy Wayne Davis (comedian)

Jackson Davis (actor, The Basement)

Tony Denman (actor, Fargo)

Joe DeRosa (stand up comedian, We’ll See You In Hell Podcast)

Julie Dolan (actress, BASEketball)

Joseph D’Onofrio (actor, Goodfellas)

Amanda Donohoe (actress, Liar Liar)

Sean Donnelly (comedian)

Tate Donovan (actor, The OC)

Alela Doroudian (actress, A Private Dancer in Mom’s Kitchen)

Doug E. Doug (actor, Cool Runnings)

Hannah Douglas (actress, Clownface)

Christopher Downie (filmmaker, Shooting Clerks)

Ellen Dubin (actor, Napoleon Dynamite)

David Dubos (filmmaker, Leprachaun 3)

Leslie Easterbrook (actress, Police Academy)

Zoe Eisenberg (filmmaker, Stoke)

Graham Elwood (comedian/filmmaker, Ear Buds: The Podcasting Documentary)

Caleb Emerson (filmmaker, Die You Zombie Bastards!)

David Mickey Evans (filmmaker, The Sandlot)

Don FauntLeRoy (filmmaker, Today You Die)

Vasilos Filippakis (actor, Fak Yaass!)

Diane Franklin (actress, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

John Franklin (actor, The Addams Family)

Count Gore De Vol (Horror Host)

Lowell Dean (filmmaker, Wolf Cop)

David Della Rocco (actor, Boondock Saints)

Michelle DeVito (actress, Nothing Left To Fear)

Fred Dekker (filmmaker, Robocop 3)

Dimitri Diatchenko (actor, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)

Gabe Dixon (musician)

Dan Dobi (filmmaker, Please Subscribe)

Colman Domingo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler)

Hannah Douglas (actress, Candy Corn)

Alexia Dox (actress, Quick Draw)

Greg Edmondson (composer, Firefly)

Inés Efron (actress, XXY)

Michael J. Epstein (filmmaker/musician, Blood of the Tribades)

Jackie Fabulous (comedian)

Elsa Faith (musician, Soul Distraction)

Kevin Farley (actor, Beverly Hills Ninja)

Jordan Farrow (musician, Oxygen Destroyer)

Dawn FauntLeRoy (cinematographer, Jeepers Creepers)

Sherilyn Fenn (actress, Twin peaks)

Vasilos Filippakis (actor, Fak Yaass!)

Joleigh Fiore (actress, Hatchet)

Greg Fitzsimmons (comedian)

Stuart Flack (screenwriter, Room For Rent)

R. Lee Fleming Jr. (screenwriter, She’s All That)

Jake Flores (comedian)

Kevin Fonteyne (actor, Sun Records)

Kirk Fox (comedian, Parks & Recreation)

Dan Frank (filmmaker, Frank & Chip)

Dom Frank (filmmaker, The Church)

Sarah French (actress, Art of the Dead)

Michael Fresco (producer, Northern Exposure)

Rick Friedberg (screenwriter, Spy Hard)

Stevie Ray Fromstein (comedian/writer, Two Guys A Girl and a Pizza Place)

Mark Anthony Gallazzo (filmmaker, R.S.V.P.)

Annie Gaybis (actress, The Best Little Whore House in Texas)

Tadd Galusha (comic book artist, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Trey Galyon (comedian, Live From Creep Records)

Randy Gambill (actor, Observe and Report)

Rose Ganguzza (producer, Kill Your Darlings)

Joseph R. Gannascoli (actor, The Sopranos)

Jackie Garcia (comedian/actress, 3 From Hell)

Spencer Garrett (actor, Bosch)

Belinda Gavin (actress, Killer Sex and Suicide Blondes)

David Gborie (comedian, All Fantasy Everything Podcast)

Lance Gentile (writer/producer, ER)

Jim Geoghan (executive producer, Family Matters)

Asmeret Ghbermichael (actress, Book of Mormon)

Marilyn Ghigliotti (actress, Clerks)

JB Ghuman Jr. (filmmaker, Spork)

Tom Gibis (actor, Beautiful Girls)

Raynold Gideon (writer, Stand By Me)

Kayte Giralt (actress, Too Many Cooks)

Chelsea Gilson (actress, Dolemite Is My Name)

Harris Goldberg (writer, Duece Bigelow: Male Gigalow)

Pete Goldfinger (writer, Piranha 3D)

Juliette Goglia (actress, The Michael J. Fox Show)

Siena Goines (actress, The 40 Year Old Virgin)

Alejandra Gollas (actress, Species: The Awakening)

Danika Golombek (actress, Wade in the Water)

Hazelle Goodman (actress, Deconstructing Harry)

Michael Goorjian (actor, SLC Punk)

Yedidya Gorsetman (filmmaker, Empathy Inc.)

Greg Grabianski (writer, Pickle & Peanut)

Vanessa Grasse (actress, Leatherface)

Christian Grillo (filmmaker, Deer Crossing)

Todd Grimson (author, Brand New Cherry Flavor)

Bill Grundfest (comedian/writer, Mad About You)

Martin Guigui (filmmaker, 9/11)

Ian Gurvitz (writer, Becker)

Marisa Guterman (actress, The 40 Year Old Virgin)

DeJuan Guy (actor, Baby Boy)

Dave Hackel (writer/producer, Becker)

Sid Haig (actor, House of A 1000 Corpses)

John Hamburg (filmmaker, I Love You Man)

Kevin Hamedani (filmmaker, Zombies of Mass Destruction)

Craig Hamman (filmmaker, My Best Friend’s Birthday)

Lisa Hammer (filmmaker/musician/actress, The Venture Brothers)

Larry Hankin (actor, Bill Madison)

Brent Hanley (screenwriter, Frailty)

John Harrison (filmmaker, Day of the Dead)

Allie Hart (actress, The Dinner Party)

Terry Hart (writer, Bosom Buddies)

Eli Hastings (author, Clearly Now, The Rain)

John Hasty (filmmaker, Candy Corn)

Jake Helgren (filmmaker, Varsity Blood)

Jack Helmuth (writer/producer, The Nightly Show)

Steve Hernandez (comedian, Who’s Your God?)

Sandra Hess (actress, Encino Man)

Nick Hexum (musician, 311)

Stephen Hibbert (screenwriter, MADtv)

Anthony Hickox (filmmaker, Hellraiser III)

Judith Hoag (actress, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Junie Hoang (actress, Gingerdead Man: The Passion of the Crust)

David Hogan (filmmaker, Barb Wire)

Caitlin Holcombe (actress, Stoke)

Mary Holland (comedian, Veep)

Hilary Holladay (author, American Hipster: A Life of Herbert Huncke)

Tom Holland (filmmaker, Child’s Play)

Bill Holmes (voice actor, Rick & Morty)

Jermain Hopkins (actor, Juice)

Adam Horner (filmmaker, The Last Exorcist)

Doogie Horner (comedian/writer, Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Were Unaware Of)

Gavin Houston (actor, The Haves and the Have Nots)

Bronwen Hughes (filmmaker, Harriet the Spy)

Brendan Hunt (actor, Key & Peele)

Justin Hunt (filmmaker, American Meth)

Michael Hurst (filmmaker, Pumpkinhead 4)

Rebeca Husan (actress, Mother Up)

Stephen Huszar (actor, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days)

Scott Ian (musician, Anthrax)

Mark Irwin (cinematographer, The Fly)

Josh Itzkowitz (filmmaker, Same Boat)

Jay Jackson (actor, Parks & Recreation)

Matthew Jacobs (writer/director, Lassie)

Marc Jaffe (comedian, Seinfeld)

Jesse James (actor, As Good As It Gets)

Barry Jay (filmmaker, Killer Therapy)

Austen Jaye (actor, Harry Belafonte: Unauthorized)

David Jensen (actor, A Love Song For Bobby Long)

Ron Jeremy (actor, Orgazmo)

Helen Johns (actress, Anne with an E)

Jan Johns (voice over actress, Fallout 4)

Tara Johns (filmmaker, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom)

Cherie Johnson (actress, Family Matters)

Derek Wayne Johnson (filmmaker, John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs)

Jamel Johnson (comedian)

Wes Johnson (voice over actor, Fallout 76)

Alana Johnston (actress/comedian, Trevor Moore: The Story of Our Times)

Tracey Cherelle Jones (actress, Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood)

Jamie Jones (musician, All-4-One)

Sean Jordan (comedian, All Fantasy Everything)

C. Courtney Joyner (writer, Puppetmaster III)

David Joyner (actor, Barney & Friends)

Ted Russell Kamp (musician)

Myq Kaplan (comedian)

Rolfe Kanefsky (filmmaker, There’s Nothing Out There)

Jon & Al Kaplan (filmmakers, Zombeavers)

Barry Katz (comedian/manager, Industry Standard Podcast)

Jonathan Katz (comedian, Dr. Katz)

Sadie Katz (actress, Wrong Turn 6)

William Kaufman (filmmaker, Jarhead 3)

Phillip P. Keene (actor, Major Crimes)

John Keeyes (filmmaker, The Harrowing)

Casper Kelly (writer, Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell)

Martha Kelly (comedian/actress, Baskets)

Brian Kerwin (actor, Jack)

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (actress, In Living Color)

Laurie Kilmartin (comedian/writer, Conan)

Patrick Kilpatrick (actor, The Toxic Avenger0

Adam Kimmel (cinematographer, Capote)

Jen Kirkman (comedian, Conan)

Tuesday Knight (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors)

Lotte Pharris Knowles (writer/director, Chastity Bites)

Graeme Thomas King (actor, The Widow)

Chuck Klosterman (author, Sex, Drugs, & Cocoa Puffs)

Zak Knutson (filmmaker, Supercon)

Jim Kouf (filmmaker/producer, Grimm)

Jerry Lacy (actor, Dark Shadows)

Cathy Ladman (comedian)

Zane Lamprey (television host, Drinking Made Easy)

Christine Lakin (actress, Step By Step)

Bruce Langley (actor, American Gods)

Charlotte Larsen (producer)

Chad Law (screenwriter, Jarhead 3)

Rayan Lawrence (actor, All Eyez On Me)

Fred LeBlanc (musician, Cowboy Mouth)

Jay Lee (filmmaker, Zombie Strippers)

Sherren Lee (filmmaker, The Things You Think I’m Thinking)

Robert Leiberman (filmmaker, The Dead Zone)

Thomas Leveritt (screenwriter, Tonight You’re Mine)

Herschell Gordon Lewis (filmmaker, Blood Feast)

Becca Lish (actress, Doug)

Joe List (comedian, Tuesdays with Stories)

Kate Lister (actress, The Curse of the Scarecrow)

Dwight H. Little (filmmaker, Murder at 1600)

Sarah Darer Littman (author, Anything But Okay)

Lisa Loeb (singer/songwriter, hit single “Stay”)

Jeremy Long (screenwriter, Clickbait)

Yuri Lowenthall (voice actor, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Vince Lozano (actor, Pirates of the Caribbean)

Luenell (comedian/actress, Borat)

Lian Lunson (filmmaker, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man)

Jonathan Lynn (filmmaker, My Cousin Vinny)

Max Mackenzie (actor, Just Say Goodbye)

Julie Maddalena (actress, Children of the Corn)

Laura Madsen (actress, Adellia Rises)

Matthew Maher (actor, Dogma)

Allen Maldonado (actor, You’re The Worst)

Joshua Malkin (writer, Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever)

Mike Malloy (comedian)

Scott Marcano (writer, Bio-Dome)

Brian Markinson (actor, All Joking Aside)

Michael Markowitz (writer, Becker)

Michael C. Marona (actor, The Adventures of Pete & Pete)

Kelli Maroney (actress, Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

Melanie Martinez (actor, Sprout’s The Good Night Show)

Kelly Masterson (screenwriter, Snowpiercer)

Rebecca Matthews (filmmaker, Pet Graveyard)

Victor Mathieu (filmmaker, The Monster Project)

Adam Mattson (podcaster, The Listening Tree)

Shane Mauss (comedian)

Daphne Maxwell Reid (actress, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

Stormi Maya (actress, 2050)

Joseph Mbah (filmmaker, Krampus Origins)

Paul McAlerney (filmmaker, Honky Holocaust)

Zia McCabe (musician, The Dandy Warhols)

Beth McCarthy-Miller (director, Saturday Night Live)

Mark McCracken (actor, Pumpkinhead)

Heather McDonald (comedian, Chelsea Lately)

BJ McDonnell (filmmaker/cinematographer, Mission Impossible: Fallout)

Alan B. McElroy (screenwriter, Wrong Turn)

Tom McLoughlin (filmmaker, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI)

Lana McKillsack (actress, Dark/Web)

Tommy McNamara (comedian, Stand By Your Band)

Leslie McRay (actress, Death Race 2000)

Peter Mehlman (writer, Seinfeld)

Marissa Melnyk (producer, All Fantasy Everything)

Luz Mendoza (musician, Y La Bamba)

James Merendino (filmmaker, SLC Punk)

Nicholas Meyer (writer, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

John Migliore (actor, Dawn of the Dead)

Taylor Morden (filmmaker, The Last Blockbuster)

Senta Moses Mikan (actress, Home Alone)

Amy Miller (comedian)

Simone Miller (actress, Detention Adventures)

Victor Miller (screenwriter, Friday the 13th)

Sarah Minnich (actress, Better Call Saul)

Kristin Minter (actress, E.R.)

Matthew Mishory (filmmaker, Joshua Tree 1951)

Kel Mitchell (actor, Kenan & Kel)

Steve Monarque (actor/filmmaker, Friday the 13th: The Series)

Haviland Morris (actress, Sixteen Candles)

Matthew Cho (actor, 2 Broke Girls)

Scotty Mullen (filmmaker, Sharknado)

Daniel Myrick (screenwriter/director, The Blair Witch Project)

Barbara Nedeljakova (actress, Hostel)

Michael Nardelli (actor, Dark/Web)

Julie Nathanson (voice over actress, Fallout 4)

NEMR (comedian)

Tracy Newman (writer, The Ellen Show)

Byron Newsome (voice over actor, Fallout 4)

Dusten Tri Nguyen (actor, 21 Jump Street)

Taylor Nichols (actor, pen15)

Tom E. Nicholson (actor, Wade in the Water)

Bob Nickman (comedian/writer, Maron)

Rusty Nixon (filmmaker, Residue)

Niousha Noor (actress, Here and Now)

Mark Normand (comedian)

Justin Nozuka (musician)

Declan O’Brien (filmmaker, Sharktopus)

Kevin O’Brien (filmmaker, At the End of the Day)

Rachael O’Brien (comedian)

Chris O’Connor (musician, Primitive Radio Gods)

Ernie O’Donnell (actor, Clerks)

Katie O’Grady (actress, Rid of Me)

Brian O’Halloran (actor, Clerks)

Wesley O’Mary (actor, Shriek of the Sasquatch)

Chris Obi (actor, American Gods)

Ron Oliver (filmmaker, Prom Night III)

Folake Olowofoyeku (actress, Death Race 2050)

Michael Ornstein (actor, Sons of Anarchy)

Stacy Osei-Kuffour (actress/writer, Watchmen)

Titus Paar (filmmaker, The Perfect Weapon)

Shawn Papazain (producer, Rest Stop)

Asta Parades (actress, Return to Nuke ‘Em High)

Tina Parker (actress, Better Call Saul)

Karyn Parsons (actress, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air)

Lachlan Patterson (comedian)

Sean Patton (comedian)

Alexandra Paul (actress, Baywatch)

Rotimi Paul (actor, The First Purge)

Kassie De Pavia (actress, One Life To Live)

Keith Payson (filmmaker, Puppet Master 4)

Johnny Pemberton (comedian, Son of Zorn)

Henry Phillips (comedian/filmmaker, Punching the Clown)

Ha Phuong (musician/singer, Finding Julia)

Rex Pickett (author, Sideways)

D.C. Pierson (comedian, Derrick Comedy)

Daniel Pintauro (actor, Who’s The Boss?)

Todd Pipes (musician, Deep Blue Something)

Michael Polish (filmmaker, Twin Falls Idaho)

Lydia Popovich (comedian)

Natalie Popovich (horror host, Macabre Theater)

Brandie Posey (comedian)

John Poveromo (comedian)

Nick Powell (filmmaker, Outcast)

Thomas Pridgen (musician, The Mars Volta)

Jonathan Prince (filmmaker, Camp Nowhere)

Pat Proft (writer, Hot Shots: Part Deux)

Greg Proops (comedian, Who’s Line Is It Anyway?)

Bri Pruett (comedian, High Priestess)

Linnea Quigley (actress, Return of the Living Dead)

Nicolle Radzivil (actress, Trevor Moore: The Story of Our Times)

Lacey Rae (actress, Sideways)

Frederic Raphael (author/screenwriter, Eyes Wide Shut)

Stephen Rebello (author, Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho)

Jeffrey Reddick (writer, Final Destination)

Rachel Redleaf (actress, Atypical)

Georgina Reilly (actress, Goalie)

Gareth Reynolds (comedian, The Dollop Podcast)

Patricia Richardson (actress, Home Improvement)

Richard Riehel (actor, Office Space)

Rena Riffel (actress, Showgirls)

Robin Riker (actress, Get A Life)

Bernard Robichaud (actor, Trailer Park Boys)

Wendi Robie (actress, Twin Peaks)

Debbie Rochon (actress, Tromeo & Juliet)

Danny Rodriguez (writer/director, Animal Kingdom)

Daniel Roebuck (actor, Dudes)

Andrea Rosen (comedian)

Steven Rogers (comedian)

Anna Roisman (comedian)

Robert Romanos (actor, Fast Times At Ridgemont High)

Larry Rosen (filmmaker, Bloody Slumber Party)

Mark Rosenthal (screenwriter, Planet of the Apes)

Mark Rosman (filmmaker, A Cinderella Story)

Pamela Ross (comedian)

Genoveffa Rossi (actress, Attack of the Killer Chicken)

Robert Rothbard (production manager, The Office)

Will Rothhaar (actor, Killing Kennedy)

Jonathan Roumie (voice over actor, Fallout 4)

Mitch Rouse (actor/writer, Strangers with Candy)

Josh Roush (filmmaker, Long Lonesome Highway: The Story of Michael Parks)

Peter Rowe (filmmaker, Angry Planet)

Bert V. Royal (writer, Easy A)

Troy Ruptash (actor, Maron)

Brad Rushing (filmmaker, Possessed)

Chester Rushing (actor, Stranger Things)

Tim Russ (actor, Star Trek: Voyager)

Sadistik (musician, Sadistik)

Bob Sáenz (writer, Extracurricular Activities)

Hanna Sagal (actress, Elvis & Nixon)

Joey Sagal (actor, Elvis & Nixon)

McNally Sagal (actress, Sons of Anarchy)

Eduardo Sanchez (filmmaker, The Blair Witch Project)

Dominic L. Santana (actor, All Eyez On Me)

Renoly Santiago (actor/musician, Dangerous Mind)

Vas Saranga (actor, American Pie: Beta House)

Oley Sassone (filmmaker, The Fantastic Four)

Eddie Lee Sausage (experimentalist, Shut Up Little Man)

Tony Scott (musician, Fastball)

Mary Kate Schellhardt (actress, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?)

Lone Scherfig (filmmaker, Their Finest)

Scott Schiaffo (actor, Clerks)

Anna Shields (actress, Monstrous)

Stephanie Leigh Schlund (actress, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Jonathan Schmock (actor/writer, Reel Time with Bill Maher)

David Schmoeller (filmmaker/screenwriter, Puppet Master)

Rob Schrab (screenwriter, The Sarah Silverman Program)

Zachary Ray Sherman (actor/filmmaker, Barbie’s Kenny)

Kathy Searle (actress, Empathy Inc.)

Steven L. Sears (screenwriter, Xena: Warrior Princess)

Robert R. Shafer (actor, The Office)

Mopreme Shakur (musician, Thug Life)

J.D. Shapiro (writer/director, Robin Hood: Men In Tights)

Charles Shaughnessy (actor, The Nanny)

Hallie Sheppard (actor/producer, Bayou Caviar)

Debbie Sherman (actress, The Vault)

Ami Sheth (actress, Dietland)

Stephanie Leigh Schlund (actress, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Lin Shaye (actress, Insidious)

Michelan Shisti (actor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze)

Jack Sholder (filmmaker, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2)

Danny Shorago (musician/voice actor, Fallout 4)

Andrea Shreeman (filmmaker, Candle)

David Steven Simon (producer, Mad About You)

Ryan Singer (comedian)

Tom Speight (musician)

Lee Spencer (actor, The Peanut Butter Falcon)

Catherine Mary Stewart (actress, Weekend At Bernie’s)

Nick Simon (writer, Removal)

Michael A. Simpson (writer, Sleepaway Camp 2)

Michal Sinnott (actress, Grand Theft Auto V)

Steve Skrovan (writer, Everybody Loves Raymond)

Susan Slaughter (actress, Ghost Hunters)

Rachele Brooke Smith (actress, Cold Moon)

Ian Sobel (writer, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)

Blair Socci (comedian)

Alfred Sole (filmmaker, Alice Sweet Alice)

Scott Spiegel (filmmaker/screenwriter, Evil Dead II)

Eric Spudic (actor, Dead Clowns)

Liz Stauber (actress, Can’t Hardly Wait)

Ralph Steadman (artist, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas)

Charlie Steeds (filmmaker, A Werewolf in England)

Tony Stevens (musician, Foghat)

Haviland Stillwell (voice over actress, Fallout 4)

Gabrielle Stone (actress, Rock Paper Dead)

Sean Stone (actor/filmmaker, A Century At War)

Tommy Stovall (filmmaker, Room For Rent)

Allen Strickland Williams (comedian)

Tamie Stronach (actress, The NeverEnding Story)

Jessica Strauss (voice over actress, Fallout 4)

Jason Stuart (comedian)

Alyson Sullivan (actress, Power Rangers Wild Force)

Kristine Sutherland (actress, Buffy)

Timor Takacs (filmmaker, Spiders 3D)

Sam Tallent (comedian/writer, Running the Light)

Danny Tamberelli (actor, The Adventures of Pete & Pete)

Tim Tanner (actor, Contagio)

Jay Tavare (actor, Street Fighter)

Chelsea Tavares (actress, Unfabulous)

Dendrie Taylor (actress, Sons of Anarchy)

Tom Thakkar (comedian, You Up? w/ Nicki Glaser)

Gabriel Theis (filmmaker, The Curse of Professor Zardonicus)

Paris Themmen (actor, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Scott Thomas (producer, X-Men the Animated Series)

Brian Thompson (actor, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation)

Caroline Thompson (writer, Edward Scissorhands)

E. Thompson (producer, Twilight)

Christopher Thorn (musician, Blind Melon)

Tom Thurman (filmmaker, Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride: Hunter S. Thompson On Film)

Leif Tilden (actor, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

Peter Tolan (writer, The Larry Sanders Show)

Steph Tolev (comedian)

Sarah Tollemache (comedian)

Mark Torgl (actor, The Toxic Avenger)

Shane Torres (comedian)

Zak Toscani (comedian)

Jim Towns (filmmaker, House of Bad)

Liza Treyger (comedian, Netflix’s The Degenerates)

Lin Tucci (actress, Orange is the New Black)

Onur Tukel (filmmaker, Catfight)

Gary J. Tunnecliffe (special effects, Hellraiser)

Guinevere Turner (writer, American Psycho)

Helene Udy (actress, Evil Under the Skin)

Tasia Valenza (voice over actor, Batman)

Craig B. Warmsley (actor, Stronghold)

Bahia Watson (actress, The Handmaid’s Tale)

Gerald Wexler (writer, Are You Afraid of the Dark?)

Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit (sound designer, Game of Thrones)

Bianca Van Damme (actress, P.A.S.S.)

Brian Vander Ark (musician, The Verve Pipe)

Cerina Vincent (actress, Power Rangers Lost Galaxy)

Bruce Wagoner (filmmaker, After Porn Ends)

Kari Wahlgren (voice over actor, Fallout 4)

Jonathan Lloyd Walker (actor, Van Helsing)

Kelly Walker (filmmaker, My Fiona)

Michael Walker (filmmaker, Price Check)

Tommy Lee Wallace (filmmaker, Stephen King’s It)

Brendon Walsh (comedian, The World Record Podcast)

Jess Walter (author, The Financial Lives of the Poet)

Toddy Walters (musician/actress, South Park)

Greg Warren (comedian)

Myk Watford (actor, The Kitchen)

Muse Watson (actor, I Know What You Did Last Summer)

Tony Watt (filmmaker, Frankenpimp)

Harry Werksman (writer/producer, Grey’s Anatomy)

Chandra West (actress, Puppet Master 4)

Karimah Westbrook (actress, All American)

Frank Whaley (actor, Pulp Fiction)

Jody Wheeler (filmmaker, A Dark Place)

Duane Whitaker (actor, Pulp Fiction)

Erin Whitehead (actress, Wild Horses)

Bradley Wik (musician, Bradley Wik & the Charlatans)

Ethan Wiley (filmmaker, Children of the Corn V: Field of Terror)

Rich Wilkes (screenwriter, Airheads)

Anna-Lynne Williams (musician, Trespassers William)

Lindsay Anne Williams (actress, The Dinner Party)

Timmy Williams (actor, Whitest Kids U Know) (originally published at Crappy Indie Music The Blog)

Demond Wilson (actor, Sanford & Son)

Camille Winbush (actress, The Bernie Mac Show)

Hattie Winston (actor, Becker)

Sarah Wise (writer, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series)

Daniel Woodburn (actor, Seinfeld)

Russ Woody (writer, Becker)

Scotty Wright (production assistant, Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out)

Robert Wuhl (actor/comedian, Arli$$)

Jim Wynorski (filmmaker, The Return of Swamp Thing)

Matthew Yang King (actor, 24)

Dan Yeagar (actor, Texas Chainsaw)

Robert Zappia (writer, Halloween: H2O)

Leslie Zemeckis (actress/filmmaker, Behind the Burly Q)

Marc Zicree (writer, The Smurfs)

Daniel Zirilli (filmmaker, Asian Connection)



Aliens, Squirrels, Conspiracy and Society

Chivalry and Civilization

More Than “Male”

Rites of Passage

Summer Requiem

Thank God For Guns

Women Asking Men Out For A Date?

Zip Line Tour of My Musical Memory


Live Reviews:

12 for 12′: Favorite Shows of 2012 [Exclusive]

Bike Thief: Live at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR [06.05.13]

Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts, Noisem, Bastard Feast: Live at The Roseland Theater in Portland, OR [03.30.14]

Good Old War: Live In Spokane [10.28.12]

Tool & Yob: Live at The Moda Center in Portland, OR [03.06.14]



Fake Centurians and Other Bull



Poverty Polls and Issues Ignored

Sophia Meets Mr. Marshmallow Man -or- An Afternoon with Newt Gingrich

Xeniaphobia, Vikings, Rupert Murdoch



Anxiousness & Despair: Words En Route

Entering the Land of the Morning Calm

Exci(Settle(ment in Songtan

A Fond Farewell To A Friend

Got To Have Seoul


Recollections and Repressions Part I

Recollections and Repressions Part II

Sing A Little Songtan

Sing (Another) Little Songtan

Spokane: The Lost City of Potential

Taming of the Scrooge (Christmas In Korea)

Travels with Trembaths (Part 1 of 2)

Travels with Trembaths (Part 2 of 2)



I Am The Night