The MayDay Film Festival has become a great tradition in Evansville, Indiana. It’s been a few years since I had a film screened there, but I’m very proud to announce that I had a hand in producing four films screening at the film festival.
Two of the short films are based on short stories from the book Robot/Girlfriend. Cindy Maples’ horror short “Out of My Mind” has been tearing up the film festival scene and will screen in front of her hometown crowd. “I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space,” a short I directed and co-produced with my good friend Giavanna Signorelli, will also be shown at MayDay.
“The Bowling Green Massacre,” a parody inspired by a gaffe made by a certain political figure a few months back, will make its film festival debut at MayDay. Claude D. Miles and I produced this poignant and ridiculous send up of the greatest tragedy that never happened on American soil.
Finally, my friend Giavanna’s short film “Species Survival Plan” will also be shown at MayDay. Gia and I co-write this little sci-fi comedy that captures an alien civilization’s attempt to save mankind by transplanting an unlikely “mating” pair to an intergalactic zoo.
The MayDay Film Festival takes place May 19-20 in Evansville, Indiana. For event information visit their Facebook page or the official website.
Can a book be haunted? Is it possible for a curse to be transferred from real life to the printed page?
That question has led a number of readers to the writing of Rick Kueber. Rick is a talented writer from Southern Indiana and a fellow member of the Tri-State Playwrights and Screenwriter’s Project. He is equally adept at writing science fiction and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read (so far) of his Convergence Saga, but it’s his true life supernatural writing that has made him a top seller on Amazon.com.
Forever Ash has been atop the Supernatural and Horror best sellers list on Amazon throughout 2016. Based on true events, Forever Ash recounts the story of a paranormal investigation that Rick and a team of experts undertook in the Appalachian Mountains. It’s a story that has drawn rave reviews from readers on Amazon, and more than a few readers have related some mysterious happenings that took place while reading the book back to the author.
Rick recently appeared on the Into the Paranormal podcast, and he’s made a number of appearances signing books and talking about his experiences as a member of the Evansville Vanderburgh Paranormal Investigations team.
You can follow Rick on Facebook, or cut to the chase and discover his books on Amazon.
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.
Cindy’s next film debuts on Tuesday, October 25 at the Bokeh Lounge in Evansville, Indiana at 8 PM. Out of My Mind was based on the short story “Drip Drip,” which you can read in the book Robot/Girlfriend. It promises to be a delightfully dark and creepy treat just in time for Halloween.
Congratulations to Cindy and the cast and crew on both films. I couldn’t be happier or more proud of Cindy.