On this Between Takes episode of Missing Frames, Shawn chats with filmmaker Evan Kidd about his new movie Panda Bear It, which is now streaming on Amazon. They discuss the film’s production, the life of an independent filmmaker, how Evan got started and his ‘do it yourself’ attitude. Make sure to check out Evan’s YouTube channel for some of his other work too.
As we move into the holiday season, Shawn joins forces with John Mills and Richie Pepio to discuss one of John’s favorite horror/Christmas films, the cult classic Black Christmas. Directed by Bob Clark (yes, the same Bob Clark who directed A Christmas Story), Black Christmas has developed a reputation as one of the seminal films in the slasher genre. But is that reputation merited?
Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate the occasion, Brad Gullickson and Aaron Prescott of the Rest.In.Pictures Podcast joined Shawn for a rewatch of the ENTIRE Rocky franchise, including the Creed films. Join the boys for an epic conversation about the series' many highs and its confounding lows and why they think the Rocky franchise still holds up so well today.
Brian Bitner of the Lessons from the Screenplay team returns to Missing Frames to introduce Shawn to Hal Ashby's comedy classic Being There. Shawn has never seen a Hal Ashby movie before and knows next to nothing about the film (other than it being the inspiration for Wilco's second album's title). Will it live up to its heralded status or will its unconventional plot and structure throw Shawn for a loop?
Back in January, Shawn caught the hilarious bromance deconstruction that is The Climb, directed by Michael Covino and co-written by both Michael and his buddy Kyle Marvin, who also star in the film. While the film was originally scheduled to hit theaters back in March, COVID delayed its release. Now that the film is (FINALLY) seeing a limited theatrical release on November 13, this interview, conducted back in March, can finally see the light of day.
Shawn chats with Michael and Kyle about how they met, pulling off the film's slew of truly incredible 'one-take' sequences and striking the balance between comedy and tragedy.
Learn more about the film and its release schedule by following @theclimbfilm on Instagram.