About the Contributors By Various Authors. Tom Bagley is an illustrator, art instructor and musician in Calgary Alberta Canada. He has channeled a lifelong interest in weird movies, comics and music into a variety of outlets, including his illustrations for John Tebbutt’s Video Vulture column in FFWD Weekly (ffwdweekly...
Tom Bagley is an illustrator, art instructor and musician in Calgary Alberta Canada. He has channeled a lifelong interest in weird movies, comics and music into a variety of outlets, including his illustrations for John Tebbutt’s Video Vulture column in FFWD Weekly (ffwdweekly.com). His garage punk band, Forbidden Dimension, has been active on the Canadian scene for 25 years. Tom’s artwork can be seen on his Flickr page, flickr.com/photos/tombula
Jef Burnham is the Editor-in-Chief of FilmMonthly.com, a Chicago-based film criticism website for which he has written since 2007. He was also published in Open Court’s Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy (2011). He is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Columbia College Chicago and a lecturer in Facets Multi-Media’s Night School Program.
Jason Coffman is an unrepentant cinephile, film writer and sometime filmmaker living in Chicago. He is a regular contributor to FilmMonthly.com and Fine Print Magazine (fineprintmag.net), and his writing has appeared in HorrorHound magazine. Active in the Chicago film community, Coffman helps promote events for Movieside Film Festival and the Chicago Cinema Society, in addition to running independent fan sites for Movieside’s Music Box Massacre (massacre.rabbitroom.org) and Philadelphia-based Exhumed Films’s annual 24-hour Horrorthon (exhumed.rabbitroom.org).
Chris Cummins is a Philadelphia-based pop culture writer who frequently contributes to Topless Robot and Geekadelphia. For more information, check out his blog at hibernationsickness.com and on Twitter @bionicbigfoot.
Skizz Cyzyk is a writer, artist, musician and filmmaker. He plays electric ukulele for Go Pills, and drums for The Jennifers, Garage Sale, and Mink Stole & Her Wonderful Band. His most recent documentary, Freaks in Love, about the band Alice Donut, is available on DVD through MVD. His next documentary, Hit & Stay, about ’60s religious anti-war activists, will be on the film festival circuit throughout 2013.
Jim Donahue is the chief copy editor of InformationWeek, a business technology magazine and website. He has been involved in publishing in one form or another for almost thirty years, and he’s a staunch defender of the serial comma.
Ralph Elawani is Montreal-based musician, music journalist and writer who will one day be a grumpy old man trapped in a body reminiscent of an aging Dustin Hoffman. His writing has appeared in Exclaim, Canuxploitation, Razorcake, Cashiers du Cinemart, Nightlife Magazine, Nomag.ca, Midnight Poutine, Y & A and elsewhere. He has been an occasional commentator on CBC Radio Canada Bande a Part and has curated a number of events at (now defunct) Montreal’s micro-cinema/arthouse Blue Sunshine. He is currently writing a book on Quebecois poet, film critic and novelist Emmanuel Cocke and will eventually publish a collection of short stories entitled Tous les chiens sales vont au paradis (All Dirty Dogs Go to Heaven). Elawani also runs Montreal-based label Vintage Violence Records.
Mike Faloon is the author of The Hanging Gardens of Split Rock, a collection of stories and essays. He publishes two zines (Go Metric, Zisk) and writes the on-line music column Are You Receiving Me? (www.gometric.typepad.com). He is currently editing a collection of baseball essays, Pete Roses‘s Bloody Steak Napkin (Blue Cubicle Press, 2013). He and his family live in upstate New York.
Paul Freitag is a Chicago-based writer who has written for Shock Cinema, Daily Grindhouse, Fine Print Magazine and VideoScope. He maintains the Psychotronic Netflix page on Facebook and is working on a book on the life and films of Chuck Vincent, among other projects from which he becomes far too easily distracted.
Mid-thirties lifelong fan of all things horror, cult, and weird, Joshua Gravel can often be found rummaging through old video stores and used DVD sales trying to find the next obscurity to delve into. Part time projectionist, part time writer, and programmer for The Arkham Film Society (arkhamfilmsociety.blogspot.com) who can be located at, hauntedraculashouseofdorkness.blogspot.com.
Having worked in the television industry, Josh Hadley is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in such places as Hustler, Paracinema, Shadowland, Scene Magazine, Geek Juice Media and Cashers du Cinemart (Hey, look at that)... Josh is a full time radio host and producer of the popular internet radio shows Lost in the Static, RadioDrome and What the Fuck!!?? on Jackalope Radio.
Kristy Jett is a writer and staff member for HorrorHound Magazine. She is also hard at work producing a retrospective documentary for the Blu-ray release of the 1991 horror film, Popcorn. Kristy spends most of her days as the Executive Director of Service & Sass at Fright Rags (www.fright-rags.com). She is Thom Mathews’s biggest fan. She wears headbands and drinks juice boxes. You should keep up on her writing projects at facebook.com/ThePersonYouBenefitFromKnowing
For the last four years, Zachary Kelley has been penning The Lightning Bug’s Lair, a website for genre film reviews. In addition, he has written for Paracinema Magazine, Italian Film Review, The Bloodsprayer, BthroughZ.com, Video Tape Swap Shop, and Cinema de Bizarre. This is his first (of hopefully many) contributions to Cashiers du Cinemart. Zachary lives in South Carolina with his wife, a cat, and a dog where he secretly harbors dreams of being a Nashville Rebel someday.
Andrew Leavold owned and managed Trash Video, the largest cult video rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a published author, researcher, film festival curator, musician, TV presenter, occasional digital filmmaker, and above all, unrepentant and voracious fan of eccentric and lowbrow cinema. The Search for Weng Weng, currently in post-production, chronicles Leavold’s quest to find the truth behind the tiny Filipino James Bond. His research on genre filmmaking in the Philippines formed the basis of Mark Hartley’s documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed! (released internationally in 2010), on which Leavold is also Associate Producer. A PhD student at Brisbane’s Griffith University, Leavold’s thesis is soon to be published as a book entitled Bamboo Gods and Bionic Boys: A History of Pulp Filmmaking in the Philippines.
Scott Lefebvre alternates creating writing, art, and music. You can find his art at www.etsy.com/people/arkhamscreenings, his writing at a miscellany of online and print publications, and his music and other video projects at: www.youtube.com/user/doctornapoleon. He has read more books than you, sleeps with a pillow under his gun and has counted to infinity twice. Any inquiries or requests for writing, art, or music can be directed to: Scott_Lefebvre@hotmail.com.
David MacGregor is a playwright and screenwriter. He has written about Isaac Newton losing his mind, a Detroit Lions fan transforming into a woman, absinthe-fueled hallucinations of giant capybaras, a late-blooming Antichrist, and people being truthful with one another. With any luck, his most recent film, Vino Veritas, should be available for viewing in some fashion by the time you read this. If he had any sense, he would have a website and tweet his innermost thoughts on a regular basis, but being a complete recluse, he doesn’t.
Despite a contribution to this volume, Mike Malloy has largely transitioned from film journalism to cinema documentarianship.
Bob Moricz has been making movies since the 4th grade and obsessively watching them since way before then. He won the best director award at the 2008 Miami Underground Film Festival and the Portland Mercury called his shot-in-one-day "hellanovella" Palace of Stains, "the worst movie I’ve ever seen." You can purchase his work on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/beyondthebeyond. For more info, go to his website, www.bobmoricz.com.
Rich Osmond has been a contributor to Cashiers du Cinemart since issue #4.
James Sanford is a journalist, author and amateur film historian based in Michigan. His books (available through Amazon’s Kindle program) include The Sum of My Parts and Au Naturel: A Summer on Martha‘s Vineyard. He has been a devoted fan of the movies since his parents first took him to see Mary Poppins and he’s been reviewing films and interviewing actors and filmmakers since he was hired by The Grand Rapids Press at the ripe old age of 16. He works at The Battle Creek Enquirer and is a member of the Detroit Film Critics Society.
A native of Metro Detroit, Rob St. Mary is an award-winning radio news journalist. He is also co-host of The Projection Booth podcast with Mike White. In 1999, Rob’s low-budget film Tainted which screened during the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and distributed by Troma. He is also an award-winning filmmaker of several short films and documentaries. In his spare time, Rob paints, plays guitar/bass and writes. He makes his home in Metro Detroit with his two cats, Max and Holly. Rob can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @RobDET.
Mike Sullivan is having a writing for you! Yes, all over the clock, many times! Thank yous and good birthdays are at accordance with his many type-ed tiger sounds. Do you have ever seen her paper words in Shock Cinema, Cashiers Du Cinemart, Cinema Sewer, Paracinema Magazine and by time and time the comedy website Splitsider? Ha, Ha! Maybe Day! Maybe...Day!
Calum Syers is a freelance film journalist and blogger from the South East of England. He one day dreams of adding "screenwriter" to his list of achievements, but he has not quite figured that part out yet. Calum was educated at Canterbury Christ Church University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film, Radio and Television and he hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in the near future. Cashiers du Cinemart #17 marks the first professional publication which Calum has written for, and he could not be more pleased.
Dan Tabor resides in Philadelphia and is a filmmaker, film programmer and the Arts and Entertainment Editor at Geekadelphia.com.
Don Takano is a Los Angeles-based writer, filmmaker and comedian. He is a former uncredited joke contributor to Chunklet, in addition to directing the music video "Power Glove" for the Chicago-based rock band White Mystery. He is currently developing an experimental comedy podcast called The Answering Machine.
Mike White sold his soul for rock & roll.
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