Nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and there are local ties in at least two films up for awards.
Storyboard artist J. Todd Anderson, who worked with the Cohen Brothers their films Fargo and The Big Lebowski, also worked on the film Inside Llewyn Davis, which is nominated this year for cinematography.
CT VanHoose and DJ Rupert are local filmmakers in the midst of production for Deviant, their latest work. The film is local effort featuring actors and soundtrack musicians from the Miami Valley. VanHoose and Rupert visited the WYSO studios along with local musician Scott Lee to talk about the film and its local components, and Lee performed live on the air with members of his new band.
After missing out on the 2013 Kaleidoscope Halloween Special, local horror host Baron Von Porkchop returns to the WYSO studios along with his writer, producer and director Matt Brassfield. The duo chats with Kaleidsocope host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming episodes of Terrifying Tales of the Macabre and a special 13 hour horror host marathon on DATV on Black Friday.
DATV's Black Friday Horror Host Marathon begins at 6pm on November 29 and features new episodes from Baron Von Porkchop and A. Ghastlee Ghoul plus the TV premiere of The Great Huzzah.
Horrorama is an annual movie marathon for charity at the Englewood Cinema. This year's event on October 25th features Hammer's The Mummy and George Romero's Dead Trilogy (Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead). Organizers Matt Brassfield and Rick Martin and hosts A. Ghastlee Ghoul and Jeff McClellan joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt in the studio for a preview of the festivities.
Horrorama 2013 is Friday, October 25th at Englewood Cinema. Doors open at 6:30pm.
As the FilmDayton Festival is poised to get underway at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton, filmmakers Steve Bognar and Farihah Zaman join Niki Dakota in the studio to talk about what this weekend holds. Zaman, along with Jeff Reichert, made a film called Remote Area Medical which will be screened on Sunday as part of the festival.
The FilmDayton Festival is August 23-25th in downtown Dayton.