Talking Indies in my Undies

We start this episode with a few words about the East TN Film Gala event with Knoxville Filmmaker, Gabriel Crutchfield. Then around 7:00 minutes in to the show, I speak with Danny Rendo, Singer/songwriter of the Knoxville based electronic/industrial rockband, Deconbrio. He educates my brain on the value and responsibility of live performance while taking me on a journey into the world of a DIY musician.

The East TN Film Gala's Facebook event page (going down TONIGHT)

Gabriel Crutchfield's website

Deconbrio's Nightmares before Christmas holiday party event page

Check out more at

Link to the music video THE NOISE I directed for deconbrio

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The Ghost Motel is an online web series out of Knoxville, Tn by professional sound wizard, Dylen Terflinger. 
I sitdown with Dylen to discuss his new web series, which is a multi tracked and multi camera live music showcase and can be viewed at

Holla at yo host @jacobpostretro

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Drew Corl (Bone) and Jason Esty (Arkady) are two of the founding members of and the club event, Sanctus. 

As Knoxville's alternative dance night Temple celebrates it's 11th year I sit down and speak with Bone and Arkady about the history of the alternative scene starting in the early 90's. We talk about the venues and attitudes which make Knoxville a hub for the dark and creative. 

Bone and Arkady will be spinning with resident DJ Fallen at Temple on November 21st

Learn more about temple at

And the old website forum discussed over this podcast

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Mitch Moore's East Tennessee web series STATE OF FRANKLIN is starting it's second season, so I invited Mitch to talk with me about the new episode and the previous eight from season 1. 

Check out the series on youtube at:

film Gala at TN Theatre info at


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'Storyboarding Essentials' Authors David Harland Rousseau and Benjamin Reid Phillips enlighten my brain about storyboarding.

David Harland Rousseau is an American actor, writer, and director. "The award-winning illustrator teaches drawing and design courses in the School of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design."

Benjamin Reid Phillips is an award-winning illustrator and sequential artist whose works have been featured in the Cartoon Art Museum's Monsters of Webcomics series and in the comic adaptation of FOX's hit TV series, Family Guy, for Devil's Due Entertainment. He teaches drawing and sequential art courses at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Rousseau and Phillips are the co-authors of the bestselling, 'Storyboarding Essentials: How to Translate Your Story to the Screen for Film, TV, and Other Media', published by Random House.

The book on amazon:

Grindhouse Grindout Competition Website

Water fluoridation freaks me out

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This is the first live podcast.

Cassidy Graves and Ben Neal talk about their new short film, EIGHTEEN. 

Chad Cunningham stops by to talk about plans for using his $20k winnings from the 7 Day Shootout to translate his short film SPACE CADET into a feature.

Kelly Burke screens GASOLINE and we talk filmmaking. 

The screened short films are edited out of the podcast, but otherwise, this is a live show from Scruffy City Hall in Knoxville, TN. 

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The Knoxville Film Festival 7 Day shootout Screening and award show happened this weekend. A $20k grand prize was up for grabs to the winning filmmakers. Get the story... I promise to keep it brief. 

Live show September 30th from 7-8pm at Scruffy City Hall, Downtown Knoxville. 

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This week I speak with new school filmmaking savages Chad Cunningham and Nick Grahl. Nick brought two teammates into the conversation and it was great to meet Brandon Bell and Michael Twombley.

The Knoxville film festival is going down THIS WEEK. Check out details at and don't miss any of the fun. 

$20k is on the line... in other words, It's going down.

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Trying something new.... there is a guest host today, folks!

Filmmaker Kelly Burke speaks with Keith McDaniel, Director of the Knoxville Film Festival.
Keith breaks the silence with his reactions to the 7 Day Shootout Films and gives great information about the 2015 Knoxville Film Festival. 

Big thanks to Kelly Burke for conducting the interview.

Learn more about the festival at

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Today I talk with 3 filmmakers from Knoxville TN about their entry into the 2015 Knoxville Film Festival's 7 Day shootout. Todays guests are Sam Comer, Michael Golebiewski, and Jeff Delaney.

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Today I speak with 3 seperate filmmakers who just completed short films for Knoxville's 7 day shootout. They give their experiences as I get even more excited about the screening of the films on September 18th 2015.

Todays guests are Ronnie George, Michael Samstag, and Jamison Stalsworth.

Direct download: 7day_pod_vol1.m4a
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I'm sure there will be much more to come on next month's Knoxville Film Festival, but we just turned in our entry last night for the 2015 7 Day Shootout. Here are a few words on that process. 

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Coming up with an idea for a short film that could be expanded into a feature length film is a tough task. I chime in with a few thoughts and updates.

More Enigmatic Foe music at


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The Knoxville Film Festival's Keith McDaniel had an unprecedented announcement to make reguarding this year's seven day shootout. He invited dozens of Knoxville's filmmakers to is home and I brought a mic. I spoke with Keith about the new GRAND PRIZE this year. Also, I get reactions from a handful of film fest participants, including Mike Stanley, Kelly Burke, Jeff Delaney, Dale Fisher, Elizabeth Gibson, Tiffany Gutridge, and Mitch Moore.

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This is my conversation with Knoxville filmmaking extraordinaire, Luke Dye. We travel back in time to the early days of the filmmaking supergroup, REPLY ALL. Then Luke raps bars of fire as we spiritually navigate the unknowns of the future.

Check out some of Luke's short films at

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Is live streaming video the future of entertainment? Let's find out...

Joe Grossmans a Knoxville Filmmaker and human encyclopedia of gaming knowledge. He streams live video games on under the alias of 8BitHero. We explore this new medium of entertainment, and the filmmaking techniques used while performing to audience.  

Check it out here.



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Knoxville's Film Commisioner, Curt Willis, stops by to discuss the state of filmmaking in East Tennessee. 
Check out the Visit Knoxville Film Office website at

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Knoxville's own Kelly Burke has been making no-budget films since the early 2000's and he swings by to discuss his new film projects. While he's here I get his experienced take on Knoxville's film community and festivals. 

Check out Kelly at

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"Is DIY equipment that much worse than the real thing?"

"Why do Indie film writers feel the need to make these overly dramatic pieces? Where's the humor?"

Podcast listener Chuck Morgan sent two questions which I attempt to answer in this episode. I promise to keep it brief.

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Dr. Moon Rat AKA Jamison Stalsworth talks with me about his 54 Hour Film Fest project, "The Straw Man." We talk his success at the KHFF's Grindhouse Grind Out competiton.

Find Jamison's youtube page at

More info for the screening of THE STRAW MAN at

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I speak with Michael Golebiewski, 

Jeremy W Lowery & Chuck Morgan,

and Gabriel Crutchfield

about their experience with the 2015 54Film Fest in Knoxville, TN

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Knoxville's 54 Film Fest begins on March 27th so I invited the Fest's Organizers, James and Chris, in to discuss their plans for this Year's film Competition.

Contact and more info at


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After a few request I do a quick review of a few movies, including, Power/Rangers, Robocop, Nightcrawler, and Birdman. And we get a quick message from our podcast DJ, Dr. Pistacula, who took a break from feasting on the soul of a local lot lizard to say hello. 


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Today we briefly explore the Lost City of Atlantis and the connection of Sacred Geometry to ancient cultures and secrets. Expand your consciousness to mirror the Magi of aniquity. Audio clip of Randell Carlson borrowed from his website,

Holla @jacobpostretro

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Today I discuss the importance of self-confidence when it comes to creativity, and give a few example of ways that you can boost that confidence level. As always, I promise to keep it brief.

Twitter @jacobpostretro

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Some cool events for filmmmakers and enthusiasts in Knoxville.

KHFF Monthly event :

The Public Cinema :

Scruffy City Film & Music Fest info at

Twitter @jacobpostretro

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This is a follow up episode of the mysterious murder/suicide of filmmaker, David Crowley. In this episode I speculate on many of the conspiracy theories surrounding the situation and ask the important question, "Where is the line, if crossed, that the government will kill you and murder your family?"

Please watch part 1 of this story to understand the context in which I rant in part 2.

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M dot Strange is an Animator, Filmmaker, Game Developer, Musician, and Author. After hearing about a guy who made 3 animated feature films with no budget or crew, I knew that I needed to talk to this dude.

Learn more at


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David Crowley is a filmmaker who was recently found dead, along with his wife and child, in his home in recent days. I speculate about the pressures many people feel while under the obligation of crowd funding campaigns. Can a kickstarter kill ya? The strange case of David Crowley gives enough evidence to say... maybe.

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Mitch stops by to discuss the webseries he created called, STATE OF FRANKLIN. We get to pick Mitch's brain about how to pull off a webseries and get to know him a bit in the process. 

Link to the first episode of STATE OF FRANKLIN

Mitch's facebook page

Thanks guys

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A brief 6 minute recap of some highlights of 2014 and a couple cool bits of Knoxville filmmaking news for 2015. Including Knoxville Horror film fest's monthly event on January 7th and Mitch Moore's webseries, STATE OF FRANKLIN.

Twitter: @jacobpostretro

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