Greetings victims. Welcome to the birthing of The Night Crew, a new multi-genre podcast centered around cinema culture. Staffed by some of the most knowledgeable film journalists in the business, TNC (The Night Crew) has contributors literally all over the world. Los Angeles. San Francisco. Seattle. New York City. Toronto. Hong Kong. London. We hope to be adding contributors from Tokyo and Spain as well very soon. We are also lucky to be joined by people such as writer and film producer Philip Nutman, and Fangoria editor-in-chief Chris Alexander, who will both ave ongoing "columns" here on TNC. Philip, The Unlikely Cowboy will doing a westerns film primer every episode, and Chris will be phoning in a capsule review of a film each week. Both add a special dash of magic and luncy to an already insane parade of professional movie geeks already half off their rockers. From assorted caves, dungeons, and undersea hideouts, we have Sean "The Butcher" Smithson (Fangoria/Twitch/Dread Central), Thom Carnell (Fangoria/Dread Central) James Marsh and Andrew Mack (Twitch), Heather Buckley (Fangoria/Dread Central), and Mars Homeworld (Dead House Music/Fangoria), as core staff. Rounding out the proceeding will be the aforementioned sirs Nutman and Alexander, as well as Gareth Jones (Dread Central) and Sean Decker (Dread Central). As you see, there is no lack here of consummate pro's deeply immersed in the industry.
Given the nature of independent film distribution, and film festivals being the new "market" for our demographic, we here at TNC feel it is extremely important to have global staff, so we can bring you the latest and greatest as close to "real time" as we can get. Things to look forward to include coverage from the upcoming HKIFF (Hong Kong International Film Festival), exclusive interviews with some of the greatest in genre film-making, breaking news, in depth analysis of three films with some kind of connective tissue each episode, trailers, music mash-ups, and pretty much any other nutty stuff we can think up to entice, torment, and tickle you listeners with.
Please remember we are writers, not audio engineers, as well. We are learning as we go as far as the technical end of things, so bare with us, we promise it's going to only get better. Figuring out the site, server, RSS feed, converting files, editing...it's all been quite a task. regardless, our dedication to the art of cinema and the film going/watching experience is unequaled. The writers mantra is "Content content content", and one promise we can make to you now is that we indeed adhere to that.
Keep an eye open for updates. We will soon be announcing our roster of first round guests, and boy oh boy is it a doozy. Trust me. Directors, actors, make up FX artists, other renowned film jourono's and programmers. In a word, it's gonne be THE SHIT. Prepare yourselves.
As the show airs, please also feel free to email us your comments and suggestions at email@example.com because we want your voice to be a part of the proceedings as well. TNC is taped and edited beforehand for the time being, and will drop on a weekly basis starting this coming Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Episode 0 is an extended introduction to our staff and contributors. After that, please check in weekly for new episodes. Again, we promise something very special. We are all very excited here at TNC. Please read the sites and contributors posts and articles, support the film going experience by getting out and putting ass-in-seat when there is something you feel is worth seeing, and keep your eyes peeled for anything you think may be good on the show. We are you. You are us.
So, at that, please enter freely and of your own will, and leave some of the happiness you bring behind. Come join us on The Night Crew.
~ The Butcher