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SFP-NOW Chats With Writer/Director Jon Silverberg about Woodland

Ep. 113

In this latest episode of SFP-Now and our first episode since March. We speak to filmmaker, writer and director Jon Silverberg about his movie Woodland, which is part psychological horror movie and part character study.

Over the course of our Chat Jon talks about the great team he managed to put together for the movie, which included Richard Harmon who is best known for his role in 'The 100' and acclaimed actor Philip Granger who plays the role of Sparky in the film and formed a very strong friendship with his co-star while making the film.

Jon also talks a little about how his career thus far has allowed him the opportunity to get to work with the likes of Stargate SG1 and Sanctuary star Amanda Tapping, who has moved more towards producing and directing herself. We even learn that Amanda plays a small, but somewhat important role in Woodland as the radio operator who is Sparky's only contact out in the civilised world.

We also learn a little about some of the technical challenges that Jon and his team faced while making the film as well as a little promo for the great location where the film is shot.

So if you have an interest in independent cinema then tune in to hear what Jon has to share as well as some updates on what he is working on right now.

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SFP-NOW Chats Harryhausen, Flash Gordon & Escape From New York with Writer John Walsh

Ep. 119
Welcome to a very special edition of SFP-NOW on SciFi-Pulse Radio. In this episode, we are joined by special guest John Walsh who is a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy. An acclaimed filmmaker and writer as well as a Trustee of the Ray Harryhausen Foundation, which preserves and displays the work of the legendary special effects artist and filmmaker. In the episode. John takes us through his early career and how he found friendship with the late filmmaker who created memorable monsters such as Medusa and the Kraken from the original 'Clash of The Titans' and many more. He also talks in-depth about many of the things that can be found in his book 'Harryhausen: The Lost Movies', which I highly recommend to fans of genre film and television. As it gives insight into the many things that Ray Harryhausen would have liked to do. But never got to due to budgetary reasons. John also discusses the incredible journey that he went on. When putting together his Flash Gordon book 'Flash Gordon: The Official Story of the Film'. Which is an incredible story to listen to and well worth the time in the telling. In short. When John wrote the book and it came time to look for images from the film. He learned at the last minute that the studio didn't save anything. So he had to source images and production stills from the fan community and some of the people that worked behind the scenes on the film. Added to all of this great stuff. John also previews his new book, which is due out in September, which is called 'Escape From New York: The Official Story of the Film'. So if you enjoy retro movies and appreciate classic genre entertainment. Tune into this episode because we cover a hell of a lot of stuff.You learn more about John Walsh and his work at