Spotlight on the FilmAspire Podcast [Movies]


"From there we went back to try to do a feature film again. I was at work one night and I ran into this guy named [Nathan] Milliner… He was a comic book artist. I had seen a little bit of his work; I really thought it was fantastic artwork, and we got to talking one night… and he said, “I have a comic book based on Waverly Hills,” so he handed me this book and I started reading it and I could not put it down. It was a graphic novella; it only had about twenty pictures in it… and that was 'Girl Number Three'… I said, 'This is it, this is the story that we’ve got to make into a film.' From there I called Nate back… and eighteen months later we had a script… We finally found a main location, we shot it, we wrapped it; I edited the thing together, realized it was severely lacking, so we had to go back and write about fifteen more pages of story… We went back in, shot all that, did a couple reshoots, and we finally debuted the film… in 2009 at Horror Hound. I’ve kept going ever since. Nate and I are working on another film right now called 'A Wish for the Dead,' which is also based on a short comic that he did… I also have another film called 'The Trimmer,' which is another horror/comedy."

How did the podcast come about?

"Kind of in the same way that my movie-making career came about… I was in the midst of [editing] 'Girl Number Three' and I was bogged down in the process… My wife went to a seminar with a company she was working with at the time, and they brought in this guy to talk to them. He had a program called 'Every Day a Saturday.' My wife was really taken with the guy… and said, 'You should listen to him'… Finally I was so depressed with the state of the film that I finally [got] around to it and I started listening to the show… He had a very simple message… it’s the old adage, if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life… I was spending most of my time working in a job I hated and trying to get this film done, hoping I was going to find an audience for it, and something about that clicked. He had a podcast on Podomatic… I downloaded [the episodes] and listened to them with a hunger… It just opened my eyes to a different way of thinking, so I got to thinking in late 2010, 'How can I do that for filmmakers?' Do a podcast."