Of all the films I had the pleasure of producing, the Fluffy trilogy and the Clive the Zombie series remain the most popular. Happy to say both of these series are not only available to watch online – they’re available on Roku!
The INC Channel was created as a hub for new, independent filmmakers as well as long lost treasures and cult hits. It’s the ONLY channel on Roku that lets you watch Nosferatu, The House on Haunted Hill, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and… Clive the Zombie puppet. You can also find some delightfully weird and fun stuff produced by my friends Ford Windstar, Jerry Williams, George Bonilla, and more.
INC is a free to download and free to watch. It’s ad-supported, but the ads don’t stretch on near as long as they do on most free Roku channels.
In the coming months INC will also be releasing my Lunch Hour Films series and the wrestling web series, Hauss Show. They’re also already carrying a vintage wrestling program I produced with Roni Jonah, Eat Sleep Wrestle: The Golden Years.
Someone on Facebook the other day shared a post stating that the way the world is today, if a zombie apocalypse did happen, there would be people marching in the streets demanding civil rights for the zombies.
It’s five days until Halloween. Time to once again say, “Have you met my friend Clive?”
Here’s the story about Clive. Several years ago, I decided to make films with puppets, partly for the fun, but partly because it would allow me to shoot video late at night instead of taking time away on the weekends from my family. I was on eBay looking for some old Puppet Productions style puppets when I saw Clive.
Clive was built by Sonny Vegas, who has made some amazing puppet creations. I didn’t put a bid on Clive because the price was out of my range that day, but the idea of making movies with a zombie puppet stuck with me.
I already had a few short film ideas involving zombies, and over the course of a month or so, I dreamed up about half a dozen. I talked to a few special effects guys about mocking up one of my puppets like Clive, but after going back to the auction link (which had ended) and seeing Clive had not sold, I contacted Sonny.
Sonny was awesome. He said yes, Clive was still available, and he gave me a price. A deal was struck, and the rest is history.
A few years ago, Clive the Zombie and I met with Cindy Maples, actress, at Applebees in New Albany, Indiana, to discuss what became her first film credit as a producer, The Telemarketer. The film was a hit at film festivals and won an award at Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville.
This past weekend, Cindy Maples, actress, producer, and director, picked up two more awards for her film Random including Best Short Film Overall at Imaginarium in Louisville, Kentucky.