Vincent Guastini of V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio

Air Date:
Friday, Dec 28, 2012

Show # 97

Vincent Guastini Productions (AKA) V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio he moved his company to the west coast and is now one of the top effects houses.

“I love movies, making monsters .Monroe, Bettie Page, and my art, I love my son & girlfriend more then anything in the world. Would do anything for him & her. I’m a very passionate person so everything I do must be my best.” – Vincent Guastini

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey October 7, 1963, he started his own Special Make-up effects company at the age of 22, specializing in prosthetics and creature effects, design, and animatronics.

The film that was a big influence on his life was John Carpenter’s remake of Howard Hawks film The Thing; the film had an effect that changed Vincent’s life. He decided then and there he must do this for a living. His company soon grew to become one of the top special makeup effects houses on the east coast. At first called Fantasy Workshop, where he started doing creatures and special Make-up effects for the creature of the week TV series in the late 80s called Monsters, under the supervision of Make-up Legend Dick Smith, his company and credits soon expanded and his big breakthrough film as far as realistic and graphic effects came in 1991 when asked to take over the prosthetic effects for Michael Mann’s epic remake of The Last Of The Mohicans. After this film Vincent went on to supervise and design creature effects for various studio and independent films.

Changing his company name to Vincent Guastini Productions (AKA) V.G.P. Effects & Design Studio he moved his company to the west coast and is now one of the top effects houses.

One of his most challenging projects was Darren Aronofsky’s film Requiem for a Dream, in which he had to transform Ellen Burstyn into a thinning, decaying women throughout the film. The prosthetic transformation made Vincent an Oscar hopeful that year. Other films Vincent has found to be a big feather in his and his company’s cap is creating the ground breaking animatronic wings and creature effects in Kevin Smiths film “Dogma”, Vincent’s work was also nominated for his prosthetics for TV’s “Saturday Night Live”

Vincent has created Make-up effects are “Scary Movie 4″, & Clint Eastwood’s “Letters of Iwo Jima” FOR more recent news, Vincent produced 2 Malcolm Mc Dowell Movies as well. And did the effects. Credits are as follows to mention up front in intro, The Last of The Mohicans, Dogma, Requiem For A Dream, Letters Of Iwa Jima, Flags Of Our Father, for director Clint Eastwood. Scary Movie 4, Stephen King’s Thinner, Saturday Night Live.

He just finished the Horror movie Silent Night which was in theaters in November and December and have Sushi Girl starring Mark Hamill Tony Todd, James Duvall, Jeff Fehey, Noah Hathway, etc. Hits theaters Jan 4

Vincent Guastini’s Interview


 

Actress & Director Lee Purcell

Air Date:

Friday, Dec 21, 2012

Show # 97

LEE PURCELL

ACTRESS/producer/writer/director LEE IS IN NEGOTIATIONS TO DIRECT A FEATURE FILM IN 2013 BASED ON A NOVEL, AND IS ALSO SCHEDULED TO ACT IN TWO FEATURE FILMS ” CALL TO DUTY” AND “TAO OF SURFING.” SHE IS AN acclaimed TWO-TIME PRIME TIME EMMY NOMINATED actress WHO has numerous film, television and stage credits, RECENTLY SEEN IN THE NBC TV SEIRES “PERSONS UNKNOWN ” CREATED BY OSCAR WINNER CHRISTOPHER MCQUARRIE AND EARLIER IN HER CAREER as Louise St. Laurent on the TV series “DUE SOUTH” created by Oscar winner Paul Haggis, and IN her generation-defining performance as the sultry step-mom in the iconic film “VALLEY GIRL” with Nicholas Cage.

Fans around the world frequently reach out to her for her role as “Peggy” in the cult favorite film BIG WEDNESDAY.

Lee has also starred opposite many OF Hollywood’s popular leading men, and has the distinction of starring opposite two of Hollywood dynastic father-son duos, Michael Douglas and Kirk Douglas and Beau Bridges and Lloyd Bridges.HER TWO EMMY NOMINATIONS WERE FOR “LONG ROAD HOME” starring opposite Mark Harmon AND for “SECRET SINS OF THE FATHER” starring opposite and directed by, Beau Bridges.

Early in her career Lee was personally chosen by film Icon Steve McQueen to star in his film “Adam at 6am” opposite Michael Douglas.

Lee  IS ON THE BOARD OF HEART OF A HORSE, a group that rescues horses from abuse, neglect and slaughter. SHE ALSO WRITES A BLOG FOR WOMEN www.boomerbabes.com

Lee Purcell’s Interview

Lee & jack

Actor Jack O’Halloran

Air Date:
December 14, 2012

Show # 96

Jack O’Halloran, son of Mob Boss, ALBERT ANASTASIA, the head of MURDER INC. Heavyweight contender, actor and now author!

His book FAMILY LEGACY talks about the Sicilian mafia, the US Government and the European banks that have control the destiny of the world since the early 1900s. Jack at the age of 17 was taken under the wing of Meyer Lansky and Frank Costello. He was brought into the world of his late father. He knows where all the bodies are buried and who murdered who and why. He talks about the assassination JFK,RFK and Monroe and who really killed them and why. He was there and hear all the power brokers. Who really caused the 1929 crash and how the mafia and the government are partners.

Hear the about the author life as a professional heavyweight fighter and his career as an actor, playing Moose Malloy in FAREWELL MY LOVELY, SUPERMAN & SUPERMAN II, MARCH OR DIE and many more films.

Listen to Jack O’Halloran incredible two hour interview

Jack O’ Halloran’s Interview


Jack & Jack

Boston Filmmaker Adriano Masciarelli

Adriano Masciarelli’s InterviewAir Date:

Friday Dec 7,2012

Show # 95

Adriano Masciarelli was born August 19, 1985 in Quincy Massachusetts. Masciarelli has inspired by family members in the industry (from Broadway to Hollywood)After acting in a few indie projects in recent years, his desire to create his own project manifested “Irish Whisper”

 

Adriano Masciarelli's Interview

IRISH WHISPER   –   Written by: Adriano Masciarelli

 After spending time behind bars, Jimmy (Nick Apostolides) is ready to start over. However, being long-separated from his family and ex-girlfriend, Donna (Karena Garabedian), due to a life of drugs and crime, he has a long way to go to make things right. When presented with a seemingly harmless shortcut to some fast money by his reckless friend, Billy (Adriano Masciarelli), he decides to gamble on the opportunity. What Jimmy doesn’t realize, is that Billy’s motives are skewed, and he is working for cold-hearted criminals who have no intentions on sparing any lives. When Jimmy and Billy figure out that they have been tricked, they finally learn the hard way that gang loyalty is a false promise.

A Boston based Production Company

 IRISH WHISPER PRODUCTIONS

 Produced by Billy V, Bobby Kennney, Alex Marguerite & Adriano Masciarelli

Directed By Ben Proulx

Starring Adriano Masciarelli

Also Starring John Fiore of the Sopranos & Mickey O’keefe from the fighter

cast also includes Billy V …Bobby Kenney, Karena Lyn

and the sisters from the movie The Fighter: Melissa Mcmeekin & Erica Mcdermott

Writer Duke Sandefur

Air Date:

Friday October 12, 2012

Show #87

Duke Sandefur the screenwriter of ATLAS SHRUGGED II Duke has been a film and TV writer most of his life and has done some wonderful work out there. Lets all support a film that supports free enterprise, capitalism and American Liberty. Duke talks about his years as a writer and about the incredible story of his Dad and how he came to Hollywood to write for Bonanza.

Listen to Duke’s story about his Dad who one day make a life changing decision for his entire family. This story is incredible.

Duke Sandefur’s Interview

Actor Basil Hoffman

Air Date:

Friday,Nov 30, 2012

Show #94

Basil Hoffman is an American character actor. He has had a film and TV career spanning five decades, often in classic films.

He is best known for his work with distinguished film directors, including Peter Bogdanovich, Mario Monicelli, Richard Benjamin, Carl Reiner (twice), Peter Medak (five times) and Alan J. Pakula (twice); Academy Award winners Michel Hazanavicius, Steven Spielberg, Delbert Mann, Blake Edwards, Stanley Donen, Sydney Pollack, Ron Howard and Robert Redford (twice as director); and many others. His films include: “All the President’s Men”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “My Favorite Year”, and Academy Award winning Best Pictures “The Artist” and” Ordinary People.”

A long-time private acting teacher and coach, he has also been a frequent guest lecturer and teacher at prestigious professional and academic institutions, including (among many others) the American Film Institute, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the University of Southern California, Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut, Lebanon.

He is also the author of the acting textbooks, “Cold Reading And How to Be Good At It”, and “Acting and How To Be Good At It” (and The Second Edition) with a foreword by Sydney Pollack.

You can purchase Basil’s acting book from this site BUY BASIL’S BOOK

Basil Hoffman's Interview

Basil Hoffman 


Tim Case & Jim MacQuarrie

Air Date:
Friday, October 5, 2012

Show #86

Tim Case & Jim MacQuarrie talking about their experience as archery historians and instructors. Listen to this interesting show about the history, the films and sport of archery. This is a fascinating show with two archery experts and their knowledge of films that archery is the main part of the films.

Tim Case & Jim Macquarrie

Producer Jerry Vario

Air Date:
Friday, September 28, 2012

Show #85

JERRY VARIO the great nephew of the most secretive Mafia Boss in the America & Sicilian underworld. The Story of the Mob’s Secret Judge. Paul “lefty’ Della Universita. Jerry has put together a promo about this book MEMBERS ONLY Go visit this site and read this incredible story. He has actor Armand Assante is narrating this film and will star in this film about Paul Della
Universita

Jerry Vario’s Interview

Filmmaker Rick Groat & his film the KANE BROTHERS

Air Date:
Friday, September 21, 2012

Show #84

Patrick Reed Johnson was schedule to be on tonight’s show to talk about his film. He called and was held up in a meeting that he couldn’t get out of.

Jack starts off the show talking about this unique film called, 5-25-77, by film director Patrick Reed Johnson who wrote, produced and directed it. This long awaited film is funny film about Pat’s life and the night STAR WARS open across America. Pat is promoting his film with a cross country tour called HEART OF DORKNESS.

Calling into the show is Western Filmmaker RICK GROAT talks about his WESTERN that he is working to finish the funding. So I will have an interesting show about what it takes to be an indie filmmaker. The show is about two independent filmmakers struggling to lock down the funding to make and market their films.

5 – 25 – 77 Story & Rick Groat’s Interview

                               The Shooting Story of the Kane Brothers – Trailer