August 20, 2016
Tribbles and Trilobites - Episode 0019 - VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media, with Thomas Edward Seymour
For over 15 years, Thomas Edward Seymour was CBS News Editor and Internet content creator. He has been in the entertainment industry, in one facet or another. Thomas has remained almost exclusively underground (except for an occasional New York Times mention, an “Ain’t it Cool” review or a regional NPR appearance). His most notable films are Bikini Bloodbath and Mark of the Beast.
He has also worked on successful web videos that have been shown on “Attack of the Show” and the “Tonight Show”. Some notable online content creators that he has partnered up with also include NBC Universal Digital Studios, College Humor, and Black20.
Tom currently works as tenured college staff in the CUNY system. VHS Massacre is the 9th feature film that Tom has directed, and this is his first documentary. When Tom is not busy making movies he enjoys playing & collecting retro video games, watching bad movies and eating cheese.
Join in a conversation with Mr. Thomas Edward Seymour who won Best Documentary film at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. We discuss his lively documentary and explore the rise and fall of physical media and its effect on Independent and cult films. Our conversation will range from the origin of home movies through the video store era. If you have not seen the documentary, you will nevertheless enjoy this episode. We will also cover other aspects of independent film and what direction the industry will find itself in the not so distant future.