Eps 22 – Director Joe Stauffer and Actress Kristi Ray – Pieces of Talent

Pieces of Talent is one of the few films that has the distinction of being heartily recommended to Doc Rotten and the crew of Horror News Radio by a fan of the show. The film is impressive garnering a positive review on a recent episode. Covering the 16th Annual Nevermore Film Festival for HorrorNews.Net, Doc seizes the opportunity to sit down with the director and lead actress of this award winning independent horror feature, Joe Stauffer and Kristi Ray. 

Welcome to another episode of The Future of Horror, an interview podcast featuring new, upcoming talent in horror, The show is brought to you by Horror News Radio, the official HorrorNews.Net podcast. With each episode, the show’s host, Doc Rotten, spotlights a director, an actor, a screenwriter, an effects artists, a film maker conquering hurdles and barriers to get their films made, to follow their passion, to make horror films.

In addition to discussing their film, Pieces of Talent, while it is on an extended Film Festival tour, director Joe Stauffer and actress Kristi Ray not only share the evolution of their film but the promise of the forthcoming sequel A Missing Piece currently in pre-production and seeking crowd-funding. Joe shares the challenges of directing a feature with a small budget, building a specific atmosphere for the film and for promotion and the surprises surrounding a growing fan base. Kristi shares her involvement in the film from her first encounter with Joe and fellow cast mate, David Long, to her experience filming the key scenes. Enjoy!

You can find out more about Joe Stauffer, Kristi Ray and Pieces of Talent and his films at these links:

Pieces of Talent Website: http://piecesoftalent.com/
Pieces of Talent on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/piecesoftalent
A Missing Piece crowd funding: http://piecesoftalent.com/amissingpiece/

Thanks for listening to another episode of The Future of Horror podcast, subscribe today on iTunes and leave a comment to help support the show. The podcast will continue being an interesting, entertaining and enlightening journey into the film industry, from independent films to bigger budgeted studio pictures. As we continue meeting the incredible talent in front and behind the cameras, we will gain a glimpse of what it takes to create the horror films we love to watch: passion, persistence, talent, hard work and, maybe, a little luck and a little help from friends and mentors. Let us know what you think, email The Future of Horror at docrotten@horrornewsradio.com.

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Doc Rotten

Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.

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