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Tennyson Stead, Gerard Marzilli and Lee Hulme on The Cutting Room Floor!
June 22, 2014
Casey Ryan of The Cutting Room Floor interviews Tennyson E. Stead, Gerard Marzilli, and Lee Hulme on Quantum Theory, upcoming projects, and repertory film.


Tennyson E. Stead on Indie It Press
April 14, 2014
Quantum Theory is a story about working together to achieve impossible things, and we are an ensemble of performers and craftspeople who have banded together to claim our own future in Hollywood...


Tybee Diskin on Indie It Press
April 14, 2014
I am currently working on the release of a series that Wayside Creations is hosting, called Jared Posts A Personal. It is produced by some old college friends of mine, who I have great faith in. They released their first season last year, and I kept wishing more people could see how flat-out hilarious they are...


Brian the Hammer Interviews Cast and Crew Of Quantum Theory
March 31, 2014

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Max It Magazine: Staehle Designs Quantum Universe
March 29, 2014
8 Sided Films announces the attachment of production designer Launa C. Staehle to science-fiction heist movie Quantum Theory. Writer/director Tennyson E. Stead explains that "what this story demands is a world that's specific and technical enough to make the work of our heroines a truly formidable enterprise, but which turns around and gives them permission to build some really fantastic technology. Launa Staehle is a world-builder with a keen eye for all the layers going on here. We are very lucky to have her." Staehle elaborates that the key to Quantum Theory's look is "to capture a stylized near-future scientific environment while maintaining a realistic and believable atmosphere..."


Tennyson E. Stead Talks Repertory Film on the Brian the Hammer Show
March 21, 2014

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Max It Magazine: Erin Stack Completes Quantum Theory Cast
March 3, 2014
On February 28, 2014, 8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead announced A Debt In Blood by Francis Jay and C.B. Liffer as the winner of the inaugural 8x8 Screenplay Competition. "This contest has always been about giving filmmakers the tools and training to develop theatrical features," explains Stead. "These two writers have given themselves a strong foundation to proceed from, and we are excited to support their success as both writers and producers."


Max It Magazine: Erin Stack Completes Quantum Theory Cast
February 24, 2014
Director and 8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead announces the addition of actor Erin Stack to the cast of upcoming science-fiction heist movie Quantum Theory. "In an ensemble defined by edgy creative impulses and razor-sharp performance craft, Stack stands out as a fearless and observant performer," explains Stead. "This is a reckless movie, and Erin is the rare actor who can push that as far as it needs to go without losing her sense of fun."


Max It Magazine: A Changeling Love Story
November 5, 2013
Sided Films announces development on A Changeling Love Story, in which budding photojournalist Amanda Sphinn investigates a mystery that defies all explanation, and discovers forgotten lore, ancient covenants, and the love of her life in troubled art student Chloe Dooley. Together, these women will unlock a magic that has been hidden from the world for centuries…


Max It Magazine: 8x8 Screenplay Competition Announces Finalists
October 14, 2013
8 Sided Films has announced the finalists of the first annual 8x8 Screenwriting Competition, designed to offer mentorship and development resources to screenwriters interested in producing independent feature films. Company founder Tennyson E. Stead explains that “screenwriters in Los Angeles have whole communities of people willing to support their writing efforts… but finding knowledgeable, willing people to coach you through the actual development process is rare...


Malise on Ms in the Biz - Privilege and Representation in Media
September 17, 2013
Returning to my topic of a few months ago, discussing my experience of the lack of LGBT characters in media, let’s talk about privilege and representation, because it affects everything – which means you’re probably guilty of it, and probably unintentionally, but no more so than I am.


Max It Magazine: Dove Meir Joins Cast Of Quantum Theory
September 9, 2013
8 Sided Films announces the attachment of actor Dove Meir to the cast of upcoming science-fiction heist feature, Quantum Theory. Meir is joined by a cast of stage veterans and New Hollywood celebrities including Quantum Theory stars Tybee Diskin (Fallout: Nuka Break) and Danielle K. Jones (Misfit Heights), as well as Greg Itzin (24, Firefly) in the role of the diabolical Mr. Fenris. Meir himself will play the part of an ex-special forces commando named Jacobson, working as part of a covert super-soldier program...


Max It Magazine: SASSxACCELERATION
August 6, 2013
8 Sided Films premiered the anticipated web series SASSxACCELERATION, starring Tybee Diskin and Danielle K. Jones, through the company's social media community on http://8SidedForum.com on July 26, 2013. Featuring characters from the upcoming feature film Quantum Theory, SASSxACCELERATION is a mockumentary college podcast in which future mad scientists Chelsea Barrington and Gertrude Monroe debate and debunk the science of pop culture and modern mythology. Writer/director Tennyson E. Stead explains that "This is a chance to bring the characters of Chelsea and Roe to our audience, and to give people a feel for what makes Quantum Theory work..."


Max It Magazine: 8 Sided Films Kickstarts Development on Man and Machine
July 12, 2013
8 Sided Films announces the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to drive development on upcoming science-fiction dramatic feature Man and Machine, starring Tyler Seiple. Seiple, who is also producing the film, explains that “as a group of passionate and story-driven filmmakers, we’re excited that Kickstarter provides a community dedicated to supporting excellent work through pooled resources. Man and Machine is a captivating story that will embody the excellence of performance and artistry that 8 Sided Films represents, so we can’t wait to introduce it to a wider audience and invite them to become part of a truly exciting process..."


Max It Magazine: 8 Sided Films To Achieve Intelligence
May 29, 2013
On May 21, 8 Sided Films announced the development of science-fiction feature Man and Machine starring company ensemble member Tyler Seiple, about an academic researcher who develops a working artificial intelligence. Seiple, a producer on Man and Machine, describes the film as “the journey of an isolated man who learns what it is to be human in trying to connect with an intelligence he creates”. Writing and directing duties belong to 8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead, who will also serve as a producer on the project...


Max It Magazine: 8 Sided Films Presents 8x8 Screenwriting Competition
May 29, 2013
8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead announced a call for entries last month on behalf of the 8x8 Screenplay Competition, established by 8 Sided principals Stead, Gerard Marzilli, and Malise Hulme to promote creative, independent approaches to genre film. Competition is open to writers, directors, and producers looking to develop microbudget genre cinema, and one Grand Prize winner will receive a development support package from 8 Sided Films which includes an offer for platform theatrical distribution. “As a writer and director myself, I’ve worked hard to build our company on a relentless commitment to our craft, our community, and our audience,” explains Stead. “When other filmmakers ask me how we get support from movie theaters and industry professionals for our projects, that’s what I tell them... and of course, that’s always the wrong answer. Everyone, myself included, wants to find that magic silver bullet that does the work for them!”...


Max It Magazine: New Hollywood To Avenge Tybee Diskin
May 28, 2013
Earlier this year, 8 Sided Films founder Tennyson E. Stead launched a fan-driven petition addressed to Marvel Studios, requesting that filmmakers Edgar Wright and Joss Whedon audition New Hollywood star Tybee Diskin for the role of Janet Van Dyne, AKA The Wasp, in the Ant-Man feature film and subsequent Avengers movies. “Tybee Diskin has keen listening skills, she has exquisite cool under pressure, and she has a loose, cocky wit”, explains Stead. “That’s the Wasp! Janet Van Dyne wins fights by unraveling them, instead of by trying to match her opponents blow-by-blow. ” Diskin herself observes that “Janet and I have a lot in common: we're both problem-solvers, idealists, and a bit ridiculous.”...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
May 21, 2013



The News Tribune: DP Johnny Derango, Lost on Purpose, and Crowdfunding
May 15, 2013
A bit of online fundraising is helping a Peru native’s independent film make it into theaters, perhaps even theaters in the Illinois Valley.

Johnny Derango, originally of Peru, served as a producer and the director of photography on “Lost on Purpose,” a film telling the tale of a California dairy farmer struggling to hold onto her farm that was written by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms...


Johnny Derango on IVPodcast
May 8, 2013
This is a special edition of the Illinois Valley Alternative Podcast. This week we welcome Johnny Derango to the recording booth. Johnny is from the Illinois Valley, but he moved on to pursue the world of film making. After college Johnny went off to Hollywood and from there he immediately began an exciting career. Most recently, he was both a Producer and Director of Photography for the film, Lost on Purpose...


Tenny on Film Courage: How To Hold a Great Audition
April 21, 2013
Welcome back, dear readers! For those who don't know me, my name is Tennyson E. Stead. My career as an award-winning writer and director goes back 20 years, and I am a veteran executive in independent film finance and film development. If you've been following me or my work you'll have noticed that my company, 8 Sided Films, is sponsoring the 8x8 Screenplay Competition. 8x8 is a contest geared towards giving genre screenwriters the tools and education to develop and produce content independently, and as the man in charge of delivering on that promise I've been putting some recent effort into cataloguing the lessons I've picked up over the course of my continuing rise to fame and glory. My success in casting is very much at the heart of why critics, festivals, my film community and my audience continue to support my work, and what I offer here is a short primer on how filmmakers can turn the audition process into a source of strength and support for their independent projects...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
April 6, 2013



The Cutting Room Floor: From Fan to Producer
March 15th 2013
Until a few months ago, I was happily on the ‘fan’ side of indie movies and webshows industry. I neither expected, nor even considered, any possibility of myself being on the other side of it all: behind the scenes, working with the people who make the things I’ve enjoyed so much, helping produce them, heck even starting to plan for my own!

The road that got me from there to here: well that’s a whole tale in itself, and not what I’m here to talk about right now. Today I want to tell you about my experience in becoming a producer, a  PR hack, a social media guru, a creator, a peer, a colleague – working with those I was previously a fan of...


Tybee Diskin and Gerard Marzilli on Film Fustians!
March 12, 2013
Film Fustians talks about Quantum Theory, the "Tybee for Wasp" petition, and all things octagonal!


Tenny and Tybee on 1337LoungeLive
March 10, 2013



Tenny on Film Courage: Take Back the Audition Process
March 11, 2013
How many times have I read advertisements for casting director workshops that promise a shortcut in the "casting game"? How many "10 Audition Do's and Dont's of the Successful Actor" am I going to see? There are folks out there who study the audition process as rigorously as some performers study acting. Most of the time, these are the actors who walk into the room insistent on talking about my body of work or how much they liked the script. Of course, I appreciate it. Who doesn't like a little ego boost? At the same time, I'm not auditioning fans. In fact, these actors are almost always too focused on giving me whatever it is they think I want that I can never get a feel for where their own impulses are coming from...


The Daily P.O.P.: Tybee Diskin For The Wasp
March 8, 2013
Marvel’s Avengers film is one of the biggest money making flicks at the moment and promises to spin off into various other projects including sequels that explore the other members of the superhero team. One of the founding members who is often overlooked is the wondrous Wasp...


Tenny on Film Courage: The Price of Cool
March 4, 2013
Two axioms drive almost every social interaction a filmmaker is likely to have in Los Angeles. If you ask anyone in the industry...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
March 3, 2013



Malise Hulme puts it all down on The Cutting Room Floor!
February 24, 2013
Casey Ryan interviews 8 Sided Films House Manager Malise Angie Hulme on how a life of horror geekdom led her to a career in New Hollywood:



Tybee Diskin Is a Quantum Mechanic
February 22, 2013
8 Sided Films is proud to announce the attachment of actor and producer Tybee Diskin as the star of upcoming science-fiction heist movie Quantum Theory. Diskin is best known for her role as Scarlett in the webseries "Fallout: Nuka Break", inspired by the popular video game franchise. "Tybee Diskin has the comic timing, the relaxed intelligence, and the commitment to her craft of Hollywood legend Jack Lemmon," explains writer/director Tennyson E. Stead. "Our script requires the craft of an accomplished classical actor, and the relaxed delivery of today's most celebrated modern independent films. Finding an actor who can lead our accomplished cast into production on Quantum Theory has been a challenge, and I am proud and delighted to present Tybee Diskin to our audience in the role of particle physicist Chelsea Barrington..."


Tenny on Film Courage: So, You Want to Rule Hollywood
February 12, 2013
Do you know the first step to becoming a leader in the Hollywood community? Before anything else can happen, you must acknowledge that as of this moment you lack the resources to do it...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
February 6, 2013



Tenny on Film Courage: Don't Show, Don't Tell
February 4, 2013
Have you ever heard it said that the key to making a great movie is "showing, not telling" the story? Movies are made up of images, right? A picture's worth a thousand years, RIGHT?

Wrong. "Show, don't tell" is bullsh*t. More precisely, it's a very misleading half-truth that in all likelihood was made up by a manager trying to sound wise in the ways of Hollywood while picking up "prospective clients" at whichever bar it was that had the cheapest cocktails in 1984. (Insert your favorite watering-hole here, maybe?)...


The Cutting Room Floor: Writing Wrongs
February 3, 2013
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of what sexism in Hollywood looks like to me, I owe you an apology. Making a movie is an all-consuming process, fraught with pitfalls and tripwires that can hamstring even the most experienced and skilled of filmmakers. Anyone who completes that process with something to show for themselves deserves respect.

Because I have such strong feelings on the subject, I'm going to talk in very general terms about the archetypes I see in Hollywood films. Calling out individual films or filmmakers for failing to live up to my expectations or standards when it comes to social responsibility might help prove some of the points I'm about to make, but it would also take a big, smelly crap on the numerous and notable accomplishments those same films represent. That task is one I shall leave to the critics...


Tenny on Film Courage: When Does Hollywood Take Care Of its Own?
January 20, 2013
This has been a week full of intensely personal conversations about balancing the need for income with the demands of building a career in Hollywood. I write this having just heard a coworker tell me that she's moving back to the Midwest for better work. Her feelings about leaving a future in film behind are complicated, of course. As you can imagine, she's debating the feasibility of trying again sometime down the road...


America Young Leaves Cast of Quantum Theory
January 19, 2013

8 Sided Films announces America Young’s resignation from the cast of upcoming science-fiction feature Quantum Theory. “America is one of a handful of people who has made Quantum Theory into the promising film it is today, and we are all very lucky to know her,” explains Quantum Theory writer/director Tennyson E. Stead. “We wish her limitless success in her other projects, and we look forward to supporting her work.”


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
January 16, 2013



Max It Magazine on Quantum Theory
January 7, 2013

8 Sided Films announces development on the company’s first feature film: the female-driven science-fiction heist movie Quantum Theory...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
January 1, 2013



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
December 29, 2012



Tenny on Film Courage: What Do You Do With a Great Movie Concept?
December 26, 2012
There's a reason I don't like being introduced as someone with a background in film finance. Producing my own work is plenty stressful, and if there is an amount of money big enough that getting paid for putting the same effort into someone else's production would actually make my life easier...

Well, I don't know what that number would be. Needless to say, it would be impractically expensive. Conversations with other filmmakers on the subject of film finance almost always begin with them telling me "All we really need is..." and end with a lecture from me on the demands I place on myself and my films as a producer. Those demands are informed by ten years of experience as an independent film executive, and over twenty years of building audiences on stage and screen as a storyteller. Part of why I produce my own films is that I can't find anyone else who will do all the work I know needs to be done. When other filmmakers are looking for someone to jump in and handle "the business stuff," in my experience, it means that most or all of that work is still undone...


Tenny on Film Courage: On Financing Movies
December 18, 2012
Before we even start talking about the process of financing your film, there is something I need to make abundantly clear. I am not your lawyer. Film Courage is not your lawyer. On this website, nobody is offering you legal or professional advice. Neither myself nor Film Courage claims to have the experience or expertise necessary to properly advise you on career development, matters of finance, or anything else. If you should decide for yourself that we DO have that expertise, and that these articles ARE worth taking to heart...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
December 16, 2012



Tenny on Film Courage: Never Play To Genre
December 4, 2012
"My project has a horror concept... but we're elevating the genre."

You've heard these words before. Writers, directors, and producers use these words, and when they do it instantly kindles suspicion in the heart of the true genre fan. What these words mean, in essence, is that while you are about to be pitched a horror film, a romantic comedy, a science-fiction story, a fantasy or a romance... this story won't suck as bad as other stories of the genre tend to suck, and as a result the audience won't be limited to die-hard fans...


The Cutting Room Floor Talks SASS x ACCELERATION!
December 1, 2012
Casey Ryan interviews Tennyson E. Stead and Gerard Marzilli on SASS x ACCELERATION, web content, and building an audience:



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: How To Be In Ten Places At Once
November 27, 2012
Pay close attention, ladies and gents. Herein lies one of the most hard-won lessons of my career in Hollywood. There are days I still struggle with the practices I am about to lay out for you... and if I'm being completely truthful, the fact that they remain a challenge for me also means that seeing them go totally ignored by others can fairly blind me with frustration...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 26, 2012



Digital Noob on SASS x ACCELERATION
November 25, 2012
This is a post that I must make… FOR SCIENCE!

SASS x ACCELERATION is a ‘prequel’ webseries to the upcoming independent film Quantum Theory. The film itself is about scientists Chelsea Barrington and Getrude “Roe” Monroe, who have created a quantum technology that can manipulate reality at will. The tech is ‘acquired’ by a defense contractor and the duo must steal it back. As the concept may imply, it’s not an easy task. But we’re here to… urm… get sassy.


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: How To Cut In Line
November 20, 2012
Outside every agency or management company, there is a long line of Hollywood hopefuls waiting for the smallest chance to prove themselves. Of course, those lines are invisible - no loitering allowed - but we all know they are there. When I first arrived in Los Angeles back in 2002, the LA Times reported that 700 new people were arriving in Hollywood to pursue a career in film or television EVERY SINGLE DAY...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 19, 2012



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 15, 2012



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 12, 2012



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 7, 2012



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: Kill Your Dreams
October 23, 2012
Dreams never die. That, my friends, is the whole problem with them.

I'm not kidding.

Dreams are images of a perfection we wish we could have. Like false idols, we preserve them. Dreams are immune to natural selection... and evolution, I tell you, is the key to success. Dreams don't die because we don't let them. Plans, however, die all the time. Whenever a plan fails to meet the demands of the moment, that plan gets immediately scrapped. All the resources and all the energy that went into executing that plan get broken down, retasked, and in no time at all they're getting fed into a whole new plan that serves your goals much more readily...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
November 4, 2012



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: The Formula By Which Movies Are Made
October 23, 2012
There is a big difference, ladies and gentlemen, between a "recipe" and a "formula." If you substitute ingredients while making brownies, there's a chance you could even improve the taste. If you substitute ingredients while making nitroglycerine, the best possible outcome is that your would-be TNT will wind up chemically inert and impossible to use. If you are lucky...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: How David Lynch Set Me Straight
October 16, 2012
This is an article about what a pretentious dick I am, and how David Lynch inadvertently showed me the error of my ways. More importantly, this is the story of how I learned that there is no room for cynicism in Hollywood's inner circle...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: Find Your Built-In Audience
October 7, 2012
If you've been reading my articles on Film Courage, you probably see a theme emerging. Almost every article I write boils down to the issue of finding shortcuts.

There aren't any.

Listen. If you are looking for a built-in audience, then your project doesn't have one. "Built-in" doesn't mean "easy to sucker", it means built-in...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: Your Film Would Like a Word With You
September 30, 2012
What young filmmaker hasn't held a carving knife to a script they love because he or she got a piece of advice from someone more successful? Who hasn't agonized over a casting decision or a cut because someone else said it was unmarketable? Who hasn't sacrificed the value he or she sees in a project, so that the value other people see can be brought to the surface?


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: The Art of the Schmooze...
September 7, 2012
The art of the schmooze is bullsh*t. In short, schmoozing is a way of easing someone into a pitch who hates making decisions. Schmoozing is something people who need resources do to people who have them.

That's why it doesn't work...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: Never Ask For Money
August 21, 2012
When I asked the folks at Film Courage what their audience was most interested in reading, they suggested I write something about maximizing Kickstarter campaigns or working with investors. Given my level of experience, I'm always getting questions from fellow filmmakers on the subject of money - and in my experience, filmmakers are asking the wrong questions...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: 10 Things They Don't Teach You About Actors in Film School
August 16, 2012
Finally, I'm at a point in my directing career where folks can see signatures emerging in my work. Whenever people in the industry see my shows, there are certain comments I expect to hear... and chief among them is "Wow, you got really lucky with the cast!" When folks with a background in film start working with our ensemble, I get the same response from them. "Wow, what luck!"

Somewhere, someone is reading this and laughing.

No, you guys. Not luck...


47 Echo Reviews the Quantum Theory Script
August 5, 2012
I’m not going to tell you what happens in the Quantum Theory script. It’s not because I believe in keeping spoilers out of my blog posts (though I do endeavor to do so whenever possible). It’s because I want people to experience this film for themselves, because from what I read, it definitely has the potential to tell us all a unique and fascinating story...


Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage: A Screenwriter Prepares
August 4, 2012
Buckle up, dear reader. Yours truly is about to say something inflammatory. If you're a screenwriter, you may even feel a raging need to tell me where to plunge my so-called "experience," and that's fine. That's what the comment section is for. Hell, maybe I'll take your advice. Maybe down the road, I'll blog about what I learned from my disgrace.

But right now, dear reader, I've got the talking stick. Good, bad... I'm the man with the plunger.

Screenwriters need to start taking acting lessons. Right now. Before it's too late...


America Young on Film Courage
June 19, 2012

As a veteran festival organizer, America Young gives short filmmakers three pieces of key advice when it comes to festival competition!


The Cutting Room Floor interviews the cast and crew of Quantum Theory!
June 16, 2012
Casey Ryan of The Cutting Room Floor interviews America Young, Danielle K. Jones, Ray Auxais, Gerard Marzilli, Cesar Ramos, and writer/director Tennyson E. Stead...


Adelaide Screenwriter interviews Tennyson E. Stead!
June 8, 2012
Tennyson E. Stead is a Los Angeles-based writer, director, and founder of 8 Sided Films. His webseries, The Starmind Record, won awards at the 2012 L.A. Web Fest for Directing and Editing. I first encountered Tennyson when I ran a post featuring The Starmind Record...


Script Doctor Eric talks Quantum Theory!
June 3, 2012
For today’s Support Something Sunday (#SSS) I’ve chosen the indie sci-fi comedy Quantum Theory...


47 Echo interviews Gerard Marzilli!
May 30, 2012
Today, folks, I’m happy to welcome actor and producer Gerard Marzilli to the blog! In addition to being the lead in The Starmind Record and one of the principal cast in Quantum Theory, Gerard is a hell of an interesting and funny guy, as you’ll find out below...


47 Echo interviews Tennyson E. Stead!
May 23, 2012
Big post today, folks, but a fascinating one, and well worth reading. I’m thrilled to welcome Tennyson Stead to the 47 Echo blog — in addition to having an action-hero-worthy name (I can just see a frazzled police captain demanding his badge and gun), Tennyson is the HMFIC over at 8sidedfilms. You might remember that name — it’s the repertory film company making Quantum Theory, the movie I geeked right the hell out over last week...


47 Echo talks Quantum Theory!
May 16, 2012
So, every once in a while, I stumble across something in the course of my Internet wanderings (really, I’m just like a mid-50s drifter floating around the Internet, picking up jobs at diners and getting in fights with 40-year-old teenagers [deep cut, that]) that I find really cool and want to share with y’all.

So there’s
this. It’s a film called Quantum Theory, and it looks like it’s going to be pretty damn great...


Gerard Marzilli on Film Fustians
May 8, 2012
Max Mastrangelo interviews Gerard Marzilli on his film podcast, Film Fustians. Gerard makes his appearance at 20:10 to discuss Avengers, Quantum Theory, and Gerard’s history of good behavior as a child.



Tennyson E. Stead on Film Courage
April 27, 2012
WHY NOTHING IN FILM HAS CHANGED IN 1,000 YEARS & WHY ANYONE WHO SAYS DIFFERENT IS TRYING TO SELL YOU SOMETHING
"Tenny, you idiot!  The technology of film is only 100 years old!"

Ha!  Simmer down, sparky.  SOME of the technology behind film is only 100 years old.  Yes, I wrote this headline pretty much exclusively to get your attention - but what I said is true, and I'm sticking to my guns on this one.  

Bear with me, because making an explosive point about the business of film is only part of what I promised to deliver unto the excellent folks at Film Courage...



Danielle K. Jones Interviewed by Rock Over America
April 20, 2012
Danielle K. Jones gets interviewed by Rock Over Magazine on theater, film, Meryl Streep… and her childhood dreams of becoming a lawyer!


America Young Interviewed by Rock Over America
April 18, 2012
America Young gets interviewed by Rock Over America on becoming an actor, building a career, making Quantum Theory and lots, lots more!


Rock Over America Magazine Interviews Composer Dan Hegarty
April 6, 2012
Mark Lewis chats Dan "the Hammer" Hegarty up about the difference between composing for 8 Sided Films and making metal music.


Rock Over America Magazine Interviews Tennyson E. Stead
April 5, 2012
Mark Lewis asks Tennyson E. Stead what it is a director actually does, and rigorous discourse ensues!


Rock Over America Magazine Interviews Gerard Marzilli
April 5, 2012
Rock Over's Mark Lewis talks to Gerard about building a film company, putting up a show, and being an actor in modern America.


Starmind Festival Piece on Newzbreaker
March 7, 2012
8 Sided Films announces the selection of their groundbreaking science-fiction web series,
THE STARMIND RECORD for in-competition screening at the 2012 Los Angeles Web Series Festival...


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