Interview with Mariah Owen from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to chat with actress and filmmaker Mariah Owen about her latest short film, Daddy’s Playground, which releases on No Budge this month. Focused on two sugar babies working to avenge their sugar mamas and daddies in a plan to overthrow the patriarchy this is an original short that will draw you in. I also chatted with her about some of her other upcoming projects. Thank you to Mariah Owen for answering all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Mariah Owen from @kleffnotes”

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Interview with Jason T. Gaffney from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with award-winning writer, actor, and producer Jason T. Gaffney about his movie, Analysis Paralysis, as well as some of his other projects. This movie is Gaffney’s directorial debut and he co-wrote it with his father. In this rom-com the focus is on both mental health and on LGBT representation. Thank you to Jason T. Gaffney for answering all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Jason T. Gaffney from @kleffnotes”

The Banana Splits Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Fall back into a nostalgic time with the return of The Banana Splits, the animal rock band that starred in The Banana Splits Adventure Hour in 1968. This cult classic returns with a gory edge in the new The Banana Splits Movie. Set in the present, the Banana Splits (Bingo, Fleegle, Snorky, and Drooper) are still filming and young Harley is ecstatic to learn that he will be going to see a live taping for his birthday. Once the show ends things take a dangerous turn as The Banana Splits learn that their show has been cancelled, but they can’t let the show come to an end. Continue reading “The Banana Splits Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Deragh Campbell from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to chat with Deragh Campbell about her upcoming films, Anne at 13,000 Ft. and Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival. Campbell has been part of the world of showbusiness since a very young age and this shows in the tremendous amount of diverse work she has done. Check out what she had to say about her TIFF features as well as some other amazing moments from in front of and behind the camera. Continue reading “Interview with Deragh Campbell from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Victoria Dunsmore from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to chat with Victoria Dunsmore, who will be starring as Ashley in the Toronto International Film Festival features, The Last Porno Show. She has been acting from a young age and this project emphasizes all of the work she has done. Thank you to her for answer all of my questions and sharing a bit about herself in this virtual interview. Continue reading “Interview with Victoria Dunsmore from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Karen Moore from @kleffnotes

I had the chance to talk with Karen Moore, who is making her directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this year with Volcano. This short is set in a Toronto area tiki bar and focuses on two friends. If you are at TIFF this year it is definitely something to check out. We also chatted about some of her previous short film work and a bit about her work on television. Thank you again to Karen Moore for answering all of my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Karen Moore from @kleffnotes”

Interview with Josh Covitt and Michael Feld from @kleffnotes

I had the opportunity to ask the Josh Covitt and Michael Feld, the creators behind 40 Minutes Over Maui. I dropped my review of the short film earlier today and thought this made for the perfect follow-up to help readers get a better idea of the story and what inspired it. Covitt and Feld recently showed their film at the LA Shorts Festival. Thank you so much to both of them for their great responses. Continue reading “Interview with Josh Covitt and Michael Feld from @kleffnotes”

40 Minutes Over Maui Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Inspired by the strange true events that occurred in January 2018 in Hawaii, 40 Minute Over Maui, is a comedic examination of what happens when you are unexpectedly confronted with you own mortality. Josh Covitt and Michael Feld adapted the false missile alert that did actually occur in Hawaii and crafted it into a short that is funny and touching. When a vacationing couple receive the alert they have to cope with the fact that their lives, as well as all of humanity,  could be ending in minutes. Continue reading “40 Minutes Over Maui Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

Low Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

Daniel Bogran’s short film, Low, recently screened at LA Shorts and tells the story of what happens when someone commits an act that they aren’t sure how to get back from. Jef, played by Vincent Cusimano, tries to keep his composure after suffering the consequences of a decision he can’t seem to outrun. As things unfold he finds himself being forced to confront his regret through a series of thrilling and strange coincidences. Continue reading “Low Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

CODA Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

One of the recent short films to appear in the LA Shorts Film Festival, CODA, focuses on a young dancer who is born to deaf parents. The writer/director of the film, Erika Davis-Marsh, film and television director who recently graduated with her MFA in Film and Television Production from the University of Southern California. She was a finalist for the competitive 2016 Television Academy Foundation’s Episodic Directing Internship. I had the opportunity to check out this film and wanted to share my thoughts on this inclusive work. Continue reading “CODA Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”