What you need for "Deliverables" when you sign a deal for film distribution! Tom breaks down what elements he needed to deliver his latest feature VHS Massacre Too to Troma Studios on Lloyd's Birthday! The film stars Joe Bob Briggs, Debbie Rochon, James Rolfe (AVGN) and Lloyd Kaufman!
See a sneak peek of the all new VHS Massacre Too at Anthology Film Archives January 8th at 9m in NYC! VHS Massacre Too is finished! Chris Ferry and director Tom Seymour discuss a recent screening of the film! For those who don't know what the film is about. VHS Massacre Too is about the last stand of the American exploitation film. In a post video store era, media consolidation has led to the censorship and near death of the independent and exploitation film industry. Joe Bob Briggs (Last Drive-in), Debbie Rochon (Toxic Avenger IV), Lloyd Kaufman and James Rolfe (Angry Video Game Nerd) take us on an adventure that leads from the last Blockbuster video store in Bend Oregon to Troma Entertainment in New York, all in an effort to examine how history keeps repeating itself from the video store era to the modern streaming. This film is a followup to the 5 time award winning VHS Massacre documentary, winner of three Telly Awards, a Gold Remi from World-fest Houston and Best Documentary at Miami Sci-Fi!
Thomas Seymour sits down with Stephanie Perez AKA @yeahfoodbeer to talk about the 2019 New York Comic Con! discussions on Troma Entertainment, Glass Eye Pix and 1UP Arcade, Little Mermaid and VHS Massacre Too updates!
Not every segment makes the final cut of a film. Here's a segment about the history of Noid commercials (plus Toxic Crusaders and Ninja Turtles) and how commercials can be important! An extra from the upcoming VHS Massacre Too! With Jonathan Alexandratos Thomas Edward Seymour.
Tom mourns the death of his favorite character actor (Rutger Hauer) with discussions on three of his favorite monologues Blade Runner, Hobo with a Shotgun and Sin City. Plus Vinegar Syndrome's upcoming release of Hell Come to Frog Town and VHS Massacre 2 news!
Tom talks about Troma's upcoming releases Mutant Blast and Sick Sock Monsters! Also discussions on starting your own Roku channel and VHS Massacre 2 updates! Listen to some new music from the VHS Massacre 2 score!
Tom tells us about his latest trip to Troma and shooting the end of the VHS Massacre 2 documentary. Next we have an interview with Lloyd Kaufman about the state of low-budget independent filmmaking (The latest clip of Lloyd we posted on social media received over 30,000 impressions!) That's good news for us!. Lastly, James gives us the skinny on the latest box office offerings! With hosts Tom Seymour and James Richardson!
James Rolfe (AVGN) recently joined the VHS Massacre 2 documentary which is still in rough-cut phase. James spoke with us about King Kong, Night of the Living Dead and his fondness for the Video Store era. Also VHS Massacre 2 updates with host Tom Seymour and Music by Kevin MacLeod!
Tom released two feature length films on Amazon Prime recently using social media to promote them. Want to guess how much he made? Tom and James discuss independent film distribution and talk about the new interviews they conducted for the next VHS Massacre film including James Rolfe (AVGN) Shawn C. Philip and JR Bookwalter! With hosts James Richardson and Thomas Edward Seymour. Music Leaving Home by Kevin MacLeod!
Tom & James have a frank discussion on how Indie filmmakers get ripped off by streaming sites. We speak with filmmaker Jason Carvey about his experience dealing with a the studio system and how difficult it get be get paid. This is part of the upcoming VHS Massacre 2 documentary about independent and exploitation film censorship. We have recently hit rough-cut phase and look forward to releasing more clips in the upcoming months.
Tom had wanted to celebrate two of his films being released on Amazon Prime Everything Moves Alone and Land of College Prophets but then he noticed his other film London Betty had been deleted off of Prime along with thousands of other low-budget independent films. Listen to his story and watch Everything Moves Alone and Land of College Prophets on Prime while you can! Music by Tim Kulig from Troma's Monster Kill series!
SEE IT ON PRIME Feb 12! Everything Moves Alone & Land of College Prophets on Amazon Time feb 12th! This is the one minute story of how one of my old films Everything Moves Alone got into the New York Times!
VHS Massacre Radio is releasing two films on Amazon Prime February 12th 2019. Land of College Prophets (A backyard superhero film in the Troma tradition) and Everything Moves Alone (A comedic-drama in the vein of Garden State and Clerks). These are largely forgotten films from the video store era. Although Prophets was available through Netflix (DVD), Blockbuster and Movie Gallery at the time it has been for the most part unavailable on premium streaming formats for the last decade. Everything Moves Alone was shot in the late 90's and never really had a proper home video release but rather played briefly in the New York City theaters back in 2001. Tom Seymour talks about the history of the films and gives us updates on VHS Massacre 2!
Director Jason Carvey exposes how part of the studio system has helped to destroy the American Independent film movement! At one time THINKFilm was a mini-major studio that had created films like the academy award winning Taxi to the Dark Side, Half Nelson (starring Ryan Gosling) and hundreds of other films. Jason Carvey who is a writer/director of the film A New Wave starring John Krasinski gives us the rarely heard first hand story of how predatory distribution practices by certain large film studios have helped to destroy the American independent film movement.