Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Interview w/ Writer & Director of #SlewHampshire Flood Reed on #TheSashaMarinaShow #BlogTalkRadio

      Flood Reed is primarily recognized as a vibrant circus performer, though he occasionally makes appearances in children's nightmares and LSD-induced hallucinations. After his controversial lifetime ban from competition during the '98 Olympic trials, this former amateur biathlete ran a short-lived "Glocks and Socks" franchise before becoming a successful bicep model under the tutelage of Dr. Franco Columbo. He's the former host of the underground Central American game show "Gay! Cop! Mustache!" and has worked opposite some of Hollywood's finest actors, including Academy Award nominee Gary Busey and 4-time Razzie Award nominee Jessica Alba.

As a filmmaker, Flood was a Top 50 Director finalist during Season 2 of HBO's "Project Greenlight" and won awards for his first low-budget indie film "Mutual Admiration Society." Having recently come off a stint as the touring documentarian (and Master of Ceremonies) for the Chernobyl Meltdown Circus Sideshow, Flood continues to branch out behind the lens, as well. He's directed projects produced by the likes of Drew Barrymore, Tyrese Gibson, Mark Brown, and guitar maestro Wes Borland, and has several original screenplays in development for 2010 and beyond.

A multi-talented entertainer and performance artist, Flood has studied under Boston-based acting guru (and Matt Damon's mentor) Gerry Speca and alongside Chris Pine and Simon Helberg at the Antaeus Theatre Company in North Hollywood, CA.

His Film "Slew Hampshire" has been nominated for 3 awards at the upcoming Shockfest Film Festival 2014!

"In June of 1994, one of the most brutal mass slaughters in history occurred in the woods of northern New England.  Four months later, history is about to repeat itself. 
The end of summer signals the brink of manhood for a group of 18-year-old boys who proudly call New Hampshire their home.  Led by Buddy - once regarded as a major league pitching prospect - the boys embark on a local rite of passage, traveling north for one final weekend of debauchery in Canada.  Unfortunately, it may just be their final weekend, period - as this rite goes very wrong.
Along the way, the boys pick up Bro, their most intelligent (and ONLY African-American) friend, who is about to embark on an academic career at Dartmouth College.  Where his right hand once resided is now a stump, and while this painful reminder of a terrible accident signifies a darker time, little does he realize what it will come to signify to those whom he encounters in the backwoods of New Hampshire. 
Henry David Thoreau once wrote, 'Not till we are completely lost or turned 'round do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.'  Unfortunately for the boys, just being lost would be a luxury compared to what they are about to experience - as there is nothing to be appreciated about what nature has in store for them on this night."

YouTube: SlewHampshire

Tune into Reed's Interview on 
"The Sasha Marina Show" 
Wednesday, January 15th at 1pm EST / 10am PST!

Interview w/ Flood Reed - Writer & Director of #SlewHampshire