December, 2009

Interview with Film Makers Eric Schumacher and Robert Linden

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Rob-HeadshotED- The Eerie Digest would like to introduce Film Makers Eric Schumacher and Robert Linden to our readers.

ES/RL– Hi ED thanks for interviewing us.

ED- Eric and Robert, tell us how you two came together and what interests you have in common.

RL– I lost a leading role to my buddy Eric here but fortunately the director and producer felt that I was good enough to stay in the film as fight coordinator.

X-EH-1_028-webES- We laugh about that a lot although I think Rob was peeved at the time. They wanted a Clark Kent type, I fit the bill fairly well, in fact I actually have a phone booth in my house for changing clothes…  Kidding.  This was a short sci fi film called “Darkness” (© Toretti Films) directed by a film school student, Joe Toretti.  There was a 6 hour drive to the Yuma California desert where we originally shot a climactic battle scene (the footage was lost due to high winds and sheets of sand blasting us all day so the scene was later reshot at a different location).  Rob and I sat in the back of a van with the crew and chatted for a solid 6 hours there and 6 hours back and, and became instant brothers. Rob brought up the idea of writing a movie together during that conversation and we started brainstorming. The short version is that that led to the formation of RobEric MEDIA, LLC. We write frighteningly well together and have similar philosophies about filmmaking and the kinds of stories we want to tell.

RL- As to what we have in common, I believe we have a lot in common: our writing styles, favorite movie genres (ES-Except I’m not a big fan of horror movies and Rob likes them RL-I’ve acted in a couple of them) and our background in the martial arts.


Interview with Peter Rubie and Fine Print Literary Management

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

RUBIE-FP-MASTERED- The Eerie Digest Magazine is proud to introduce Peter Rubie and Fine Print Literary Management to our readers.

ED- Peter, tell us about your Firm and how it started.

PR- FinePrint grew out of the merger of two agencies, Imprint, and the Peter Rubie Agency.  My business partner and FP President Stephany Evans and I had been friends for a while and had discussed for a number of years the possibility of merging.  It just seemed like, in 2007, that it was the right moment to do so.  And it was the best move either of us has made for a long time.  Certainly, it is a lot more than 1+1 = 2.   We now have 10 agents, a full time book to TV/Film guy in Brendan Deneen (who’s brilliant!) and a full time subrights director in Jacqueline Murphy (who is equally remarkable.)  We have also started a small film production company and have plans in the works to expand our ability to service merchandising and speaking rights for our authors.


Interview with Author Aaron Patterson

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

SWEETDREAMSED- We are welcoming Author Aaron Patterson today to talk to our readers about his new book.

ED- Aaron, tell us the name of your book and what it is all about.

AP- Well, the first one is called “Sweet Dreams” and I just released the second in the series called “Dream On.”

ED- What inspiration gave you the storyline for this novel?

AP- Inspiration is like a tiny person living in the back of my mind. I look at the world and think to myself, “What can I do? I am just one guy living in Boise, Idaho!” I was always a big reader to the point that I even got grounded from reading when I was a kid, and I read over 100 books on summer break in high school! I know, nerd! But I love to read and to venture to a world and into the mind of different authors. This story is based on the world we live in now, from gas wars to terrorist threats and even an unsteady stock market. I wanted to tell a story that people could relate to and set in motion from my imagination what it might be like to be able to change the future and make a difference.


Interview with Actress Silvana Vienne

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Silvana - in the Marina

ED- The Eerie Digest Magazine is excited to be talking to actress Silvana Vienne.

ED- Silvana, thank you for joining us in this month’s issue of Eerie Digest. Tell our readers what inspired you in your career and how you got started in it.

SV- Well, I’d say my grandmother Sylvia is behind my love for the arts.  She loved the theatre and took us to see children’s travelling shows at the Manaus Opera House, from a young age.  Often they had these costumed animal characters.  I thought they were really like that.  Then I discovered they were actors, and it made me want to become one.

Grandma Sylvia also made sure we went to all kinds of classes for art, music and dancing.   I also loved to watch a children’s soap opera, Sitio do Picapau Amarelo (The Farm of the Yellow Woodpecker) and wanted to be part of that world of make-believe, so I auditioned for a school play when I was 9.  My whole family is very musical and dramatic, so I grew up around that energy. My dad can be one of the subtlest-funniest people I’ve come across. My grandmother was basically a folk singer in her personality.


Interview with Daniel J. Reitz, Sr. of Mundania Press

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

danreitzED- We are talking with Daniel J. Reitz, Sr. of Mundania Press. Daniel please tell our readers about your Publishing House.

DJR- Mundania Press LLC has four active imprints, Mundania Press, Phaze Books, Awe-Struck Publishing, and Hard Shell Word Factory.  Mundania was established in August 2002, Phaze came online December 2004.  Both Awe-Struck Publisher and Hard Shell Word Factory have been in business for well over 10-12 years and are two of the oldest ePublishers in existence.  We acquired Awe-Struck Publishing in January 2009 and Hard Shell Word Factory in September 2009.

ED- What type of genre does Mundania Press represent?

DJR- Mundania Press carries primarily Science Fiction, Fantasy (including Dark and Urban), Horror, Mystery, and some Paranormal Romance.  We’re even looking for steam-punk now as that is getting popular again.  Awe-Struck is all varieties of romance, except erotica.  Phaze Books handles Women’s Erotic Romance and Erotica, and Hard Shell Word Factory currently handles all genres including all fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s and young adults books.