April 2017 marked our first episode of Squadcast recorded before a live (well, sort of) audience! We had some amazing guests with us who made this episode a total joy: Joe Lynch, Adam Green, Graham Skipper, and Matt Mercer. Check out their bios below – on to the show notes!
- When allergies attack! During a live !@#$ing recording!
- Joe Lynch and Mayhem “level up”
- Andre can’t read his own show notes so this bullet point will be a complete surprise
- How many gallons of blood does it take to make a movie?
- Steven Yuen kills ’em. All of ’em. (Crazies, not zombies)
- Joe knew Glenn was gonna die…’cause Jonah Ray effing ruined it
- Matt Mercer on making Feeding Time
- Graham Skipper on making Sequence Break
- Graham Skipper takes shots…from the whole panel!
- Actually, Graham becomes the butt of every joke
- Graham gets gooey, too
- Adam Green on the Hatchet series
- Adam also likes to surprise people
Okay, you saw the notes, now hit PLAY and read the bios of some pretty kickass filmmakers. Then go watch their shit.
Joe Lynch was born in Long Island, New York and was raised on a steady diet of B-movies, Stephen King novels, heavy metal, 8-bit games & 4-color comic books. His first foray into filmmaking was hooking up 2 VCR cameras and creating “remixes” of his favorite movie scenes to new music, and creating home-spun gore effects to shock his family members (it rarely worked).
20th Century Fox’s Wrong Turn 2:Dead End was Lynch’s first foray into feature filmmaking – a dream come true for the die-hard horror fanatic. This love letter to Splatter films of the 80’s was a surprising critical and financial success, making many Top 10 lists on horror publications and websites and is still considered one of Fox’s best selling DTV films to date.
Mayhem, Lynch’s latest, tells the story of a virus that infects a corporate law office on the day attorney Derek Saunders (Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun) is framed by a co-worker and wrongfully fired. The infection is capable of making people act out their wildest impulses. Trapped in the quarantined building, our hero is forced to savagely fight tooth and nail for not only his job but his life.
Adam Green is best known for his Hatchet franchise, Frozen, and the television series Holliston. He also hosts the internet series Horrified and Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover, which Ryan and Andre somehow haven’t been invited to.
Steadily working within a small group of friend-actors, Green self-produced most of his projects. By 2013, he had released two seasons of Holliston together with seven theatrical feature films, including horror Hatchet (2006) and thriller Frozen (2010). Consequently, he became a member of the Splat Pack – a group of filmmakers, who brought back gore and splatter, including Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Neil Marshall, Rob Zombie, Greg McLean, Darren Lynn Bousman, and James Wan.
Graham is an actor, writer, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He is best known for originating the role of Herbert West in Re-Animator the Musical (directed by Stuart Gordon), as well as starring as Seth in Almost Human (IFC Midnight, TIFF Midnight Madness 2013). Graham most recently starred in The Mind’s Eye, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF Midnight Madness), and Beyond The Gates, out now through IFC Midnight!
Graham recently made his directorial debut with the feature film Sequence Break.
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Currently festivaling his award-winning short film Feeding Time, Matt began his career as stage actor. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Drama Program (as well as the British American Drama Academy (BADA) at Oxford University), he lived in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. He has appeared in many horror films including Madison County, The Mind’s Eye, Diary of a Serial Killer, and Beyond the Gates. In 2013, he co-produced the film Contracted with director Eric England as well as performing the role of “Riley” in the film. Contracted‘s success prompted IFC Films to make a sequel, Contracted: Phase II, in which Mercer reprised the role of “Riley.” Mercer has appeared in over 40 films, and directed several, including the feature film You or a Loved One and the award-winning short film Feeding Time.