ScreamCast02: Darkman


Sam Raimi’s Darkman was received with shrugs and some praise back in 1990. Since then, it’s developed a sort of cult-following and is now celebrating it’s second release on  Blu-ray. Scream Factory has improved on the original bare-bones Universal release with a new transfer and a treasure trove of special features (read our review here). This week, Sean and Brad discuss this release joined by a very special guest: Cheap Thrills producer, Travis Stevens.

Show Notes:

Shout Outs: Tom Nix (@TheTomNix) and the Dead As Hell Podcast (@DeadAsHellHP). Vinegar Syndrome, Scorpion Releasing

Guest: Travis Stevens

 2014 Teenage Cocktail (producer) (pre-production)
 2014 We Are Still Here (producer) (post-production)
 2014 American Muscle (producer) (post-production)
 2014 Starry Eyes (producer) (completed)
 2013 Jodorowsky’s Dune (Documentary) (producer)
 2013 Big Ass Spider (producer)
 2013 Cheap Thrills (producer)
 2012 The Thompsons (producer)
 2012 Free Samples (associate producer)
 2012 The Aggression Scale (producer)
 2011 What Fun We Were Having (executive producer) / (producer)
 2011 Zombie Diaries 2 (associate producer)
 2011 All in All (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Little Deaths (associate producer)
 2010 A Horrible Way to Die (producer)
 2009 Summer’s Moon (co-executive producer)

Musical Break: Their/They’re/There “New Blood” from their Analog Weekend EP out on Topshelf Records.

Their/They’re/There is: Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It), Mike Kinsella (Owen, American Football, Cap’n Jazz, Owls), and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships).

2 thoughts on “ScreamCast02: Darkman

  • March 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    From what I understand:

    Executive Producers:
    a) sign checks
    b) attach (as an actor) for credit and money cut and to give weight to the project
    c) give shit notes and make jobs harder
    (these are the cigar guys)

    a) make the movie
    b) do all the work
    c) get none of the money

    Associate/Assistant Producers:
    a) are lackeys for the Producers
    b) are Producers-in-training
    c) get less of the no money than the Producers

    Is this correct, or has it changed?

    • March 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Travis is a producer for independent films so the game is a bit different. What you’re describing is more of the big studio model.


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