Subject:CINEMA #116 – “State Of Independence, Part One – Indie Film Spotlight”

TC (sans Kim) explores the current world of indie film in the first of a HUGE two part special focus on PNR’s website, Indie Film Spotlight.

This is the BIGGEST Show we’ve ever done, with a look at how indie films are made, what goes into them, how they’re written and much more.

Joining TC this week are two very special guests: Michael Colford, the founder and president of Boston’s Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, and the writer, producer, and director of the quirky indie comedy Once Upon A Film, Decker.

Also, TC discusses his own view of indie films, what some of his favorite indies are (betcha you can just GUESS which movies he’s going to talk about, heh heh heh) and Wayback reviews of Once Upon A Film and Paranoid Park!

On the second part of State Of Independence this Thursday, TC will speak with some of the people involved with a closely watched indie film called Still Green – writer/producer Georgia Menides, producer Doug Lloyd, and the filmmaker behind the documentary Making Still Green, Steven Petty. You can catch Making Still Green now in weekly segments on Film Threat’s website at

Don’t forget to join us Thursday for part two of State of Independence, where we’ll also speak with one of todays top indie blog writers, Larry Richman!


This week has been one of the most gut-wrenching weeks i’ve ever lived through – Kim has been hospitalized since last Tuesday with what appears to be an unknown stomach ailment. As she is a type 2 diabetic, they’ve had to take extra care to find out what’s wrong. She is having a stomach scope tomorrow to try and see what the problem is, and there’s a good chance she’ll be there for the better part of another week at least, depending on what they find out.

It has been a godsend to have this show to work on because it helped me keep my mind off of what has been going on, because she’s had both good days and bad, and a couple of times when we went to see her she was virtually comatose, or seemed like it – she could really hear everything, but was too medicated to respond.

I spoke with her yesterday – the first day I was unable to visit because my rides were busy elsewhere – and also her nurse. She’s finally able to keep some food down, and that’s definately a step in the right direction. I was sitting in the living room last night trying to get our worthless DVD player to work on the Brick dvd when she called me out of the blue and sounded better than she has in almost a week – back to her irasible self, drugs out of her system, bored out of her skull, and finally asking for her puzzle books and her latest mystery novel. YAY!  You have NO Idea how much that bounced me up because when Stacy, Jenn, and I went to see her on Friday she was back to being unresponsive after being fairly awake on Thursday.

Spending this week alone has been very trying, and with her condition going back and forth, i’ve had very little good sleep – Kim is EVERYTHING to me, and not having her here has made me realize that I would HATE living alone…but last night, I slept VERY well…that call was a real boost. Hosting the show alone was another matter – without her to play off of, I hope you won’t be too bored as I ramble on about indie films…

I can’t say how she is today yet, as I usually wait until around noon to call in and check with the nurses about her condition. And we’re going to see her today also.

Your letters of support and encouragement have also been an element of what’s kept me going this week, and for that I am FOREVER grateful.

Thanks to everyone whom I interviewed this past week and who knew what was going on – Decker, Georgia, Doug, Steve, and Michael – they were incredibly patient and understanding when I had to reschedule a few things this week.

Thanks again to everyone who listen to the show, who read the various websites regularly, and know that without you guys and the sites, I would be going stark raving CRAZEE this week….

Don’t miss part two of State Of Independence on Thursday…and watch for a brand new VIDEO REVUE from Monica and Johnny Swanson sometime in the next day or so!