The Director Next Door Speaks to a Local News Crew
Here's a kind of funny video: a local news report about Mogadore, Ohio-based filmmaker J.R. Bookwalter from 1990. J.R. posted it on his blog a while back.
I lifted my blog name/book title from J.R.'s first film (the Akron-lensed The Dead Next Door), and back in the 1990s I spent a LOT of time sitting around his "corporate offices," where I always felt I was in imminent danger of being crushed by a teetering stack of Tempe Video's latest releases.
The Dead Next Door is a blog about regional or "backyard" horror and science fiction films made from the late 1950s to the earlyl 1990s (and beyond). These films were released during the peak years of independent film production, created by a motley crew of seasoned pros, gifted amateurs, and enthusiastic genre fans, along with dozens of eccentric dreamers -- doctors, lawyers, insurance salesmen, publishers, commercial filmmakers, TV production crews and moonlighting pornographers -- all looking for their big break or a fast buck or both.