The itmodchatcast’s Podcast
ChatCast 26: Riley Stearns on ‘The Art of Self Defense’

ChatCast 26: Riley Stearns on ‘The Art of Self Defense’

July 8, 2019

"I want to be what intimidates me." On this week's episode, we chat with filmmaker Riley Stearns about his new film "The Art of Self Defense" starring Jesse Eisenberg as a meek man desperate to belong in the world of masculinity. Finding confidence of self behind the walls of a rather unique karate dojo, Eisenberg's character rises to a world that once made him cower. Stearns discusses the evolution of his style from his previous film "Faults" and how he was enamored with Eisenberg's enthusiasm to collaborate. "The Art of Self Defense" is a bold aesthetic extension for Stearns and he's eager to explore this tonal realm for his next feature.

"The Art of Self Defense" opens this Friday in theaters nationwide, but be on the lookout for special advance screenings at your local Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday. Follow the podcast @ITMODCast on Instagram & Twitter, & follow the hosts @WBDass & @MouthDork.

ChatCast 25: Adam Egypt Mortimer on ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’

ChatCast 25: Adam Egypt Mortimer on ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’

July 4, 2019

Our Overlook Film Festival continues with an in-depth, obsessive, celebratory conversation with filmmaker Adam Egypt Mortimer discussing his new film "Daniel Isn't Real." Put this movie on your radar folks as it's easily one of the best films we've seen all year long. We go everywhere in this chat. We discuss Mortimer's relationship with Grant Morrison, the various influences that fed this cosmic horror take on the imaginary friend story, and the detailed process in which Mortimer engages with well before filming actually begins. Drop Dead Fred; this movie is not.

As always, follow the podcast on Instagram and Twiter @ITMODCast, & follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass

ChatCast 24: Grady Hendrix on ‘Paperbacks From Hell II’

ChatCast 24: Grady Hendrix on ‘Paperbacks From Hell II’

June 25, 2019

We watched a lot of movies throughout the Overlook Film Festival, and we attended several immersive events and a few podcasts. Without a doubt, "Paperbacks from Hell II" was the most uproarious and inspirational experience of the weekend. Grady Hendrix’s presentation on the horrors and delights of pre-Harry Potter YA fiction was an unforgettable work of genius. We're honored to have him join the podcast this week to discuss his obsession with juvenile delinquent art and its place in modern entertainment. Prepare yourself, once this episode is consumed, you will be on the hunt for all the Christopher Pike novels you can muster.

As always, follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, & follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass.

ChatCast 23: Mark Christopher Covino on ‘The Crest’

ChatCast 23: Mark Christopher Covino on ‘The Crest’

June 20, 2019

Two surfer cousins connect over a long lost family fiddle and embark on an epic journey to understand their Irish roots. Not just a family album narrative, "The Crest" is an inspiring saga to understand your place in the world through human connection, and yeah, it features some pretty radical surfing footage to boot. On this week's episode, we're chatting with director Mark Christopher Covino about the momentous quest that brought him from "A Band Called Death" to this latest documentary. Whether if you're an aspiring filmmaker or just a regular movie maniac like ourselves, you'll gain great amounts of motivation from intaking the trials and tribulations he's battled to make it to this point in time.

As always, follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast and follow the hosts @WBDass and @MouthDork. "The Crest" is now available on DVD, iTunes, and VOD. Support indie film!

ChatCast 22: Mick Garris on ‘Nightmare Cinema’

ChatCast 22: Mick Garris on ‘Nightmare Cinema’

June 18, 2019

This week we're kicking off a month's worth of conversations scored at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans. Up first, we're chatting with horror icon Mick Garris about his new anthology film "Nightmare Cinema" which continues the celebratory spirit of his absolutely fabulous "Masters of Horror" Showtime series. Joining Garris on this film are another radical batch of filmmakers: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante, Ryûhei Kitamura, & David Slade. Seriously, if you're a movie maniac like us, you do not want to miss this film which launches in select cities this weekend as well as VOD and Digital HD.

As always, remember to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass, & follow Mick Garris @PostMortemMG.

ChatCast 21: David Palamaro & Jay Kay on ‘Murder Made Easy’

ChatCast 21: David Palamaro & Jay Kay on ‘Murder Made Easy’

June 11, 2019

We're back at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Va to talk with filmmaker David Palamaro about his film "Murder Made Easy." Birthing a movie is one thing; selling a movie is something altogether different. This week we're focusing on the challenges and joys of touring your film across the globe, and to help provide context to the festival circuit, we're joined by professional movie consumer Jay Kay of HorrorHound and Dread Central fame. This candid conversation pulls the veil back on the industry and reveals the tremendous amount of passion that both Palamaro and Kay bring to their art.

Don't forget to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, & follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass.

ChatCast 20: Cameron Yates on ‘Chef Flynn’

ChatCast 20: Cameron Yates on ‘Chef Flynn’

June 6, 2019

This week we're back at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Va talking to documentarian Cameron Yates about his film "Chef Flynn." What drives a ten-year-old child to transform his mother's kitchen into a must-visit culinary destination? That's where Yates' film begins, but it most certainly does not end there. Devoting years of his life to the meteoric rise of Flynn McGarry, Yates delves deep into the determination required to achieve gastronomic greatness as well as the necessary support system. "Chef Flynn" is a compelling watch for anyone curious about the nature of prodigies, but if you're a foodie as well, then you'll devour this documentary.

Follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow the host @MouthDork. Keep up to date on all Winchester Drafthouse screenings @alamowinchester.

ChatCast 19: Ira Steven Behr on ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

ChatCast 19: Ira Steven Behr on ‘What We Left Behind: Looking Back on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’

May 31, 2019

Our little Trekkie hearts are bursting over this episode that sees "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" showrunner Ira Steven Behr drop by The Dork Cave to discuss his new documentary "What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." This is an incredibly honest conversation in which Behr discusses the bizarre experience of returning to a series that he said goodbye to twenty years ago, and finally coming to terms with the legacy and the fans/critics of DS9. The film will have its European theatrical release starting on June 26th before becoming available in North America via Shout Factory on August 6th.

As always, be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram & Twitter @ITMODCast, and you can follow the hosts @MouthDork & @sidewalksiren.

ChatCast 18: Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella on ‘Something Else’

ChatCast 18: Jeremy Gardner & Christian Stella on ‘Something Else’

May 28, 2019

Here is a momentous moment for the ITMODChatCast team, Christian Stella returns to the show, and he's dragged Jeremy Gardner with him. This week we're chatting with the filmmaking duo about their new romantic monster movie "Something Else" which recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. This in-depth conversation dives into the realities of moviemaking as well as the inspirations that fed this particular beast. These two crafted one of the most unique zombie films in recent memory ("The Battery"), and their latest effort is equally distinctive in its genre-mashing. Put this movie on your radar, now.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow the hosts @MouthDork & @WBDass.

ChatCast 17 - Erik Nelson on ‘The Cold Blue’

ChatCast 17 - Erik Nelson on ‘The Cold Blue’

May 24, 2019

Our second conversation of the week is with documentarian Erik Nelson about his fabulous new film "The Cold Blue." Nelson restores and assembles footage from William Wyler's WWII doc "Memphis Belle" so that he can tell the larger story surrounding the Mighty Eighth Air Force. The film acts as a tribute to both the pilots in the air as well as Wyler's band of cinematographers that risked their life (and in Howard J. Tannenbaum's case, lost his life) to capture this stunning footage. "The Cold Blue" premieres June 6th at 8:00 PM on HBO.

Follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @ITMODCast, and follow the hosts @MouthDork @sidewalksiren.