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August 1, 2013 1 comment

Last year we got to see Adi Shankar’s Dirty Laundry. His short film that is. It was produced by Shankar, directed by Phil Joanou and starred Thomas Jane as the Punisher once again. This year at Comic-Con, Adi Shankar and Joe Lynch showed off what has to be my favorite of all fan made short films, Truth In Journalism. It stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in this fantastic portrayal of a comic book character. I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which one while you’re watching.

The movie is basically a wonderful mash up of the film Man Bites Dog, which is a movie I have talked about on the show once or twice. You don’t really need to have seen Man Bites Dog to see this, but I highly recommend you do because it’s a great cult classic. I’ve only seen two seasons of True Blood, but I knew while watching it that Kwanten looked familiar. Of course I didn’t know who he was until after I started reading the comments. To learn more about how and why this got made, check out this great article over at Be sure to watch the film first before reading the article as there are spoilers and we will likely talk about this on our next podcast.

June 20, 2013 No comments exist


I’m not a fan of zombies. Well real ones at least. Zombie movies on the other hand, I usually enjoy them. (Yes, I even enjoyed Warm Bodies.) Fairfield stars Chris Riggi (Gossip Girl) and Chris Bellant (The Backseat) and is written by Isaac Loftus & Julian Singleton. I haven’t seen Riggi in Gossip Girl (yet) but I have seen Bellant act in person and on camera and I can’t wait to see him in this zombie movie. Be sure to show them some love on their Kickstarter.

“When a mysterious illness suddenly spreads through the town, Gabriel Cooper finds himself fighting for his life. After seeking refuge in the local high school, he’s united with a group of teenagers who are hiding in the school. Together, they must face the gravest of teenage dilemmas: sex, parents, friends, and zombies.

Bellant will also be in the movie Black Sky directed by Steven Quale who directed Final Destination 5. Which I actually enjoyed. Be sure to like Fairfield on Facebook.

June 10, 2013 No comments exist

Although I don’t live in the UK, I have seen seasons 1-4 of Skins. I absolutely love the first group from season one and two. When season three came, they brought in new faces, except for Effy, who was Tony’s sisters. She was the only one who was in all four seasons and the only reason I still watched seasons three and four. I tried to watch five, but I just could not get into it.

I don’t usually like to use the word groundbreaking, but that is what this show was. Skins covered issues such as drug use, sex, strong profanity, and other hot topics that most shows would shy away from. Of course the reason for that is because they were teenagers. MTV tried to make an American version of this show and it failed. Although it was good on a few levels, it just couldn’t match the uncensored UK version.

Trailers for every season are directed in a very unique and storytelling way. This will be the return of Effy, Cassie, and Cook, which they are naming the episodes Fire, Pure and Rise. I just sure as hell hope that Sid found Cassie and that we get at least one scene with Effy and Tony. I am sure the biggest question on everyone’s mind is what happened in that basement with Cook too!

For pictures of the new season go to E4 Skins.

June 6, 2013 1 comment

Wow, what a start to the final season of Burn Notice. I can’t believe that the show has gotten to seven seasons and 100 episodes. We get to see deal that Michael Westin has made to get his friends free. Also we see, what everyone has been up to and a few new characters appear in the mix. Someone from Spartacus the gods of area is one of the new villains, Nick Tarabay who played Ashur. If you have seen that show, you will know his character will do anything to get what he wants.  Another villain is an old friend and co-work of Michael Westin. The episode takes place in two locations, miami and the dominican republic. We also see Michael Westin speak better spanish, compared to past seasons.  I can’t wait to see what the next episode will bring.

June 4, 2013 No comments exist

SSWL is proud to announce a new feature film from Christine Vartoughian entitled Living with the Dead. Vartoughian has worked behind the camera in a variety of different roles from a production assistant on Project Runway to writing/directing/producing her own short, The Visions of Dylan Bradley, among other things. She also worked on reoccurring guest Ryan O’Leary’s The Backseat as a production designer. Rick was lucky enough to visit the production of The Backseat and witness first hand Vartoughian’s keen eye for detail.

With all that said, we are excited to present the initial press release for her full-length directorial debut below:


For Immediate Release- 6.4.2013


Max McLean, a runaway girl whose boyfriend just committed suicide, ventures into the forests of upstate New York where she meets a peculiar young man named Ish who shows her that life is more than what’s been lost.

Lion Hearted Films, LLC.

Shooting Fall 2013


Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

Official Website:

Confirmed Cast:

Chris Bellant… Gabriel

Confirmed Crew:

Christine Vartoughian -Writer/Director/Producer

Rebekah Nelson -Producer Tobias Beidermühle- Associate Producer

Xavier Antonio Medina -Director of Photography

Debra Markowitz -Casting Director

Mattheau O’Brien -1st Assistant Director