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Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest Winners Announced!

Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest Winners Announced!

Mar 30, 2015

Charlotte, NC — This past weekend, the new Sheraton Hotel played host to the returning Mad Monster Party convention and the Fourth Annual Mad Monster Film Fest. Mutantville Productions was on hand to host three days of films running the gamut of genres from horror to fantasy to science fiction. At the start of the third day, the festival winners were announced to the fans and filmmakers in attendance. WINNERS: BEST HORROR – Honeyspider dir Josh Hasty written by Kenny Caperton website It’s Halloween day in 1989 and college student Jackie Blue wants to enjoy a quiet birthday in the midst of a chaotic semester at school. Her friend Amber has other ideas and persuades Jackie to come to the annual Monster Mash party on campus after her shift at the local movie theater. As murder plays out on the silver screen during the theater’s Halloween night Horrorthon, Jackie falls under a strange spell, all while a mysterious stranger watches over her every move. As the night unfolds, Jackie slowly unravels and everyone around her is turning up dead. Jackie finds herself helplessly trapped like prey in a spider’s web, and all she can do is try to survive the night! BEST FANTASY – Athena dir Robert W. Filion website Athena is about Carl whose life has crumbled, and who now exists as a shell of a man. His wretched existence is punctuated by the loss of his wife and all of the emotional scarring that has created. It’s also about Emily, who is not well herself. She may be slightly schizophrenic and manic depressive, but she’s doing fine in general… stable job, active social life. Things could be better, if only she had Carl. There is hope, however. Hope in the form of a voice which appears to Carl, then to Emily. That voice is Athena, but is she merely manipulating the situation, or is she genuinely attempting to help these two people? Life is messy, and she could be making things worse. Athena Trailer from Robert W. Filion on Vimeo. BEST SCI-FI – The Orbs dir Jesse K. Knight website Wilbur lives a booze-ridden, smoke-filled life with Loraine. The Orbs pass by...

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Discussion on MVP Mutant Radio

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Discussion on MVP Mutant Radio

Nov 24, 2013

Doctor Who celebrated its 50th anniversary this weekend with a special broadcast of “Day of the Doctor.” Join the Mutantville Players Streebo and our own resident Whovian Super K for a full discussion of Doctor Who and the Day of the Doctor 50th Anniversary Show. Stick around for the MVP Game as we offer some advice that aspiring storytellers can take away from Doctor Who. All this and more lays in wait in this episode of MVP Mutant Radio. The inside is bigger than the outside. Follow up on Twitter @MVPlayers and visit the MVP Blog at http://www.mutantville.com MVP Mutant Radio talks Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor (Prelude) Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor Trailer http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/DOCTOR_WHO_50TH_MVP_MUTANT_RADIO.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:16:21 — 69.9MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...

Adjust Your Tracking Review and VHS Memories on MVP Mutant Radio

Adjust Your Tracking Review and VHS Memories on MVP Mutant Radio

Aug 11, 2013

This week on MVP Mutant Radio, Mutantville Players jump in the Wayback Machine for this episode as we discuss the documentary Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector from filmmakers Levi Peretic and Dan Kinem. Streebo, Geo and Brento open the show with a spoiler free review of the documentary and then we dive into a discussion of the Mom and Pop video store days long gone by. Stick around for an extended clip of directors Levi Peretic and Dan Kinem from the Adjust Your Tracking Q & A from the recent Charlotte, NC screening. http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/Adjust_Your_Tracking_MVP_Mutant_Radio_v02.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:33:01 — 85.2MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...

Adjust Your Tracking and the Untold Story of Streebo’s Trip to the Tape Swap.

Adjust Your Tracking and the Untold Story of Streebo’s Trip to the Tape Swap.

Aug 9, 2013

This past Wednesday, the Back Alley Film Series closed out its second year of programming at the Charlotte Crownpoint Theater with a special one night only screening of the documentary Adjust Your Tracking: The Untold Story of the VHS Collector from directors Levi Peretic and Dan Kinem. Adjust Your Tracking tells the heretofore untold story of the rabid VHS collector – just like the title says. Prior to the screening, BAFS and the filmmakers hosted a VHS swap that allowed collectors to barter with their fellow devotees. Levi and Dan are in the middle of a twenty city screening tour that is taking them across the country but that didn’t stop them from bringing along a truck load of VHS tapes and even a nifty spinner rack to display them. Your humble guide and narrator was able to pawn off a couple tapes including a ragged former rental copy of Frank Henenlotter’s Basketcase as well as the slightly more rare Trick Or Treat – the 1986 version with Skippy, Ozzy and Gene Simmons not to be confused with the similarly titled Trick ‘r Treat from 2009 but of course you know that already or you wouldn’t be reading this. Despite the fact that I had amassed quite a collection of VHS over the years – spanning from the time of the medium’s dominance to now – this was my first ever official tape swap. Special shout out to VisArt Video for hooking me up with a copy of Roger Corman’s Frankenstein Unbound – which had up until this point evaded my collection in every medium, shape and form. Mission accomplished in my mind. I got rid of two tapes and brought home one new one. Co-director Levi Peretic gave a brief introduction before the screening and then we were off to the races. For the next 84 minutes, we were transported into the world of the VHS collector and before we knew it, our arms were strapped in tight with our eyes pinned open, screaming and laughing our way through a cornucopia of video schlock, corny dialog and corn syrup. The movie unfolds as a mosaic of memories with various collectors relating how they...

Pacific Rim at #3?!?! V/H/S 2, THX 1138, Filmmaking & Sacrifice. A Streeborama V-log

Pacific Rim at #3?!?! V/H/S 2, THX 1138, Filmmaking & Sacrifice. A Streeborama V-log

Jul 18, 2013

Join Streebo for another Daily V-log as he discusses recent cinema works such as Pacific Rim and Antiviral. Streebo also discusses the sacrifices that one has to make in order to be a dedicated artist/filmmaker/starving artist. Check out MVP Mutant Radio here: http://mvpmutantradio.libsyn.com/ Visit the MVP Blog here: http://mutantville.com/blog/ 00:00 streebo’s intro 00:30 — Streebo explains Todd A. Britt and Todd Hates Everything. 01:09 — Obligatory Blue Moon swig. 02:05 — Gratuitous MVP Mutant Radio plug followed by Fandom Fest plug. 03:00 — Streebo explains the title and plug the Back Alley Film Series and Retrofantasma. 06:00 — Streebo explains his love/hate affair with fandom/Fan Dumb. 09:00 — Streebo explains the reason behind MVP promotions. 10:30 – Streebo explains the birth of MVP Mutant Radio. 11:00 — Streebo discusses some recent reader feedback. 14:00 — Streebo poses a question to the Haters of the Internet. 20:00 — Streebo mentions the upcoming Fandom Fest in Louisville, KY. 22:30 — Streebo laments the problems with Muticia’s Movie Morgue in post-production. 23:11 — Streebo talks about his latest script Blue Harvest XXIII and Pacific Rim. 28:40 — Streebo shouts out the Mad Monster Party and forgets the point he was trying to make. 29:05 — Streebo opens the floor for indie filmmakers at the upcoming Fandom Fest. 31:00 — Streebo explains the failure of the Carolina Challenge. 33:15 — Streebo explains why Blue Harvest XXIII is double top secret. 35:00 — Streebo explains the change to focus on Speculative Fiction. 36:45 — Streebo shouts out Fandom Fest/Fright Night Film Fest. 37:30 — Streebo shows his age in talking about Robotech, Gundam, Vampire Hunter D and Akira. 39:15 — Streebo invites indie filmmakers to send in their Media/Press Releases. 41:00 — Streebo takes a swipe at indie remakers — but changes his mind. 41:50 — Streebo closes the show by plugging the MVP Blog, MVP Mutant Radio and Fandom Fest. http://traffic.libsyn.com/mvpmutantradio/Pacific_Rim_Review_MVP_Mutant_Radio.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:08:03 — 62.3MB) | EmbedBecome MVP Player Subscriber iTunes | Android |...