Meet the Slicer: Marvin

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It’s time to introduce another Slicer to the world! It’s our pleasure to continue working with the uber-talented Marvin Maddicks, Jr! Marvin is an illustrator and musician, and has create CinemaSlice Comic Books, Audio Compilations, and film scores for CinemaSlice films!

The last year or so has produced numerous awesome collaborations opportunities– and the future will doubtlessly only bring more quality projects!

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Meet the Slicer – Justin

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It’s my pleasure to introduce the super talented, Justin Harlan. Justin is the resident podcaster for CinemaSlice, but he’s also very active in the indy film community, running multiple website in support of independent cinema!
Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. Writing about music lead to writing more about film… then podcasting… and now just being an unapologetic genre film obsessed nerd.
He writes regularly at the site he runs, The Farsighted, and Cinapse, as well as on occasion at Cinepunx. He’s back writing more about music with Rock on Philly, too. He previously wrote for several other sites (Decapolis, Crap Filter, Yule Blog), but he forgets some of them and others no longer exist.
Here on CinemaSlice, he is working on a collaborative film and music podcast called SliceCast. (Check out the SliceCast at CinemaSlice.com/SliceCast or on iTunes ). He aims to release 1-2 episodes per month, but isn’t always super successful with that goal. Doing 3 million things, which includes raising two crazy young boys and balancing all that work/life stuff, can sometimes create speedbumps. Please don’t be mad at him.
And, he’d be remiss if he forgot to say… FLY EAGLES FLY! 

Meet the Slicer: Pete Floyd

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I’d like to introduce everyone to Mr. Peter Paul Socha III Esq. But you can call him Pete Floyd. Pete is the kind of guy that will lovingly call you a douche nozzle on any given Sunday morning. I recently became re-acquainted with Pete, and he expressed interest in writing film reviews for CinemaSlice.com. Well, now that things have been moving, and he’s written a few review articles under his belt– I wanted to take a minute and allow Pete to introduce him self to the SlicerVerse!

This little story I’m about to share with you is a brief look into why it is I am a lover of the cinema. In no way are my opinions facts, nor do I value my opinion over anyone else’s. But I feel 30+ years of enjoying movies at home, in the theater, and even in arenas, going so far as to travel days to see a film debut in an intimate setting, that I have a slightly honed perspective. My story begins like so…

Once upon a time, I was introduced to the wonder of cinema through my parents as a form of babysitting. Plopping me down in front of the ol’ tube to keep me occupied was the first big mistake. It created a love affair that I’ve been maintaining ever since. The second mistake that my parents made was to take me to the theater every weekend. Even if it was to see the silly actioner of the day, it was still an adventure. But the third mistake was encouraging it.

My parents made sure to find ways to get me to the theater no matter what. Or at least to the local video store. (Do you even remember those?) The first film I can remember watching is “The Longest Day“. Considered one of the “great war epics”, the film centers around the invasion of Normandy during World War II. It’s scope and scale are something sorely lacking in Hollywood today. Although released in 1962, a comparable war film wasn’t made until “Saving Private Ryan“, at least in my opinion. I hated it. As a child, who wants to watch a boring historical war movie? I was into Transformers and G.I. Joes. But as I grew older, I came to appreciate the beauty of the movie.

It’s realism at a time when Hollywood avoided showing that level of honesty about one of the most brutal days of the war opened the door for accurate depictions of history in film. Continue reading “Meet the Slicer: Pete Floyd”

Meet the Slicer: Jeremy

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This month, it’s our pleasure to introduce the CinemaSlice collaborator, Jeremy Allen! The first CinemaSlice project Jeremy collaborated on is the episode of A Slice of Fright called, “Chivalry’s Dead“– Jeremy volunteered his  audio skills, and helped to make this creepy short film sound awesome. Jeremy then took it upon his self to produce the short horror film, “America’s Next Top Serial Killer Model“. Since then, we’ve collaborated in a variety of capacities on various projects– including the award winning short film, “Par-A-Site”– and Jeremy even wrote the short film “O Tidings of Joy” that we shot at the 4th annual Black Friday filmmaking event last November!

Jeremy is a talented writer, photographer, and filmmaker– and CinemaSlice is proud to call him a Slicer! Learn more about Jeremy, straight from the horses mouth:

I was a wanna-be musician most of my life, until I had my first kid. Once he came along, I had to give up my dreams of being a rock star, and sold all of my gear. I hated not having a creative outlet, so picked-up a camera in 2004, and started taking pictures. In 2006, I started working with models, and doing horror photography. Continue reading “Meet the Slicer: Jeremy”

Meet the Slicers: Nic White

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I thought it about time to feature myself in this edition of “Meet the Slicers“!

At age 7, my parents asked me what I wanted to do when I grow up. I told them, “I want to be an actor, like Bugs Bunny.” Little did I know, several decade later, I’d be an animator.

I realized I was a filmmaker at 8 yrs old. I got my hands on an aunt’s VHS-camcorder, and almost immediately started shooting footage of my toys. I was eager to record elaborate scenarios for my TMNT and Master of the Universe action figures. I quickly learned the art of claymation, and stop-motion. I still remember fondly my ‘Robot Chicken’-eque cartoons about my various action figures: Transformers, GI Joes, and The Toxic Crusaders.

As soon as my family bought a Hi-8 camcorder, I was off to work. I went to the library and read countless books on filmmaking, and actively wrote (terrible) scripts. I shot short films, dragging friends and family to ‘act’ in my movies.

I edited “in camera” as much as possible– and eventually graduated to the old “two VCRs” technique. Continue reading “Meet the Slicers: Nic White”

Meet the Slicer: ReelRat

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It’s my pleasure the introduce the immensely entertaining, ReelRat, in Omaha, NE.
If you’ve not yet read any articles from his CinemaSlice series, Schlock Du Jour, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU! GO NOW
ReelRat is a hard-working and dedicated dude who immerses himself into the world of Schlock Cinema!
*Hallelujah chorus plays*
ReelRat was born Elliot Ian Ross to a rockstar and a stripper, so it’s no surprise that is forté is trash. His vampiric tendencies of avoiding the sunlight have led to his mind being poisoned by the stacks of schlock cinema in his home.

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Meet the Slicer: Michael Welborn

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It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a driven filmmaker, and co-owner of CinemaSlice.com, Michael Welborn! Michael has produced numerous films and videos for the ‘Slice since the very begining os the Slicer-verse. Michael is motivated to create new content that is both cutting-edge and socially relevant– and is an all-around bad ass.

Each project Michael releases further solidifies his foundation as an auteur, and CinemaSlice would not be around without him!

I’ll let Welborn introduce himself… take it away!

I’m from LA.” That’s what I tell people to sound cool. It’s true! But I was moved to Michigan when I turned two years old so I’m not as cool as I lead on. Now fast forward to the important part, myself and movies.

I don’t recall being overly fond of movies as a child. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t watch or like them:

Guess my parents favorite movie!

I just guess I’d expect someone like myself to be in that movie nerd group, but I never have been. Ask me if I’ve ever seen your 5 favorite movies and chances are likely that I’ve only seen 2. I’ve always enjoyed movies but my overall love for them is based on one simple aspect: Storytelling.

It took me most of my childhood to come to the realization that I wanted to tell stories in video form. First possible occupation I remember being enthralled with was Paleontology. I loved the shit out of dinosaurs when I was a kid. I read books on fossils and dug adult human-sized holes in my backyard. Continue reading “Meet the Slicer: Michael Welborn”

Meet the Slicer – Kevin Hosey

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It’s our pleasure to introduce another talented CinemaSlice contributor, Kevin Hosey.

Kevin has written 4 episodes of our horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright, is a member of the jury panel for A Slice of Fright Film Festival— and has even designed/produced props for the short film, Hell to Pay. 

Kevin Hosey is an author, editor and cartoonist. His short stories have appeared in several publications, including the “Star Trek Strange New Worlds” anthologies (Simon and Schuster), “Hint Fiction” (W.W. Norton), “Bigfoot Tales” (Open Casket Press), the sci-fi magazine “Beyond Centauri“, and the retro sci-fi adventure site 365Tomorrows.com.

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Meet the Slicer: Austin-Michael Riley

Austin is one of the most talented musicians I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with– and I’ve worked with MANY insanely talented musicians!
Austin is from Essexville, MI, and has been contributing original scores to CinemaSlice films and videos since… well, since before CinemaSlice had a name! For me to create a list of all of the projects which  Austin has contributed is to create a list of (nearly) all CinemaSlice releases from 2015-current.
Austin-Michael Riley uses keyboards, synths, guitars and other live instrumentation to help sell the tone of any given scene or film he’s contributing to.
His influences include:
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Led Zeppelin
  • J.S Bach
  • Nicccilo Paganini
  • Ben Frost
  • Daft Punk
  • Kanye West
  • Tim Hecker

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Meet the Slicer: Ray Clark

This month, it’s my pleasure to introduce an incredibly talented actor and writer, Dr. Ray Clark. Dr Clark has been involved with CinemaSlice since the very first Black Friday event  in 2015 (if you don’t know, Black Friday is our annual filmmaking event)– And we are thrilled that he’s put up with us for this long! Any project Ray is involved with is sure to be quality– because, he’s not only motivated and accomplished– he’s also the most happy-go-lucky guy I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He’s the kind of guy who’s positive energy makes any shoot fun to be on (even the ones that start EARLY in the morning, and shoot outside in the rain)!
Ray has written multiple episodes of our horror anthology series, A Slice of Fright-The Confession, The Driver, Encouragement, and more! – and has starred in MANY CinemaSlice productions:
  • Curb Stomp
  • Kung Fuckery
  • Cry for Paul
  • Fanatic
  • Terminal B
  • The Electronic Moving Picture Show – Ep#1
  • Fuck Green Eggs and Ham
  • Playground X (co-Host)
  • Humans
  • The Devil Bat
  • DARKLING
  • A Slice of Fright Episodes:
    • “Doppelgänger”
  • and more!

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