CUFFCast
Ep 11 - Brenda Lieberman

Ep 11 - Brenda Lieberman

July 18, 2022

On this installment of CUFFCast, we welcome Brenda Lieberman to the studio to discuss the origins of the Calgary Underground Film Festival, her programming work with the Calgary International Film Festival and how one mighty lady has helped shaped Calgary's entire film festival landscape! Cam and Rhett also dig into their giant stack of unwatched discs to shine a light on some recently released gems. 

Ep 10 - CUFF 2022 Special

Ep 10 - CUFF 2022 Special

April 12, 2022

With our main festival rapidly approaching, the CUFF lead programmers gathered to break down all the excellent films that we have in store for the 2022 Calgary Underground Film Festival! We are thrilled to discuss modern classics ranging from the new films from euro-horror auteur Peter Strickland to a documentary on Calgary's friendly local came store The Sentry Box. 

LINKS:
CUFF 2022 LINE-UP - https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/films

Ep 9 - Peter Kuplowsky

Ep 9 - Peter Kuplowsky

February 24, 2022

After a brief winter hiatus, the CUFFCast boys are back in studio and are joined by current TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer, Fantastic Fest Shorts Programmer, Producer of cutting-edge indie cinema and champion of outsider art-- Peter Kuplowsky! It was an absolute joy to speak with Peter about topics ranging from Short Film Tips to the explosive entertainment of PM Entertainment.

Ep 8 - CUFF.DOCS 2021 Special

Ep 8 - CUFF.DOCS 2021 Special

November 21, 2021

In this special installment of the CUFFCast, we are joined in-studio by fellow CUFF Lead Programmers Brenda Lieberman and Brennan Tilley for an in-depth preview of the fascinating, chilling and heart-warming documentaries that are playing at the 2021 CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival presented by the Calgary Underground Film Festival.

0.25 – Intro & Halloween Marathon recap 
4.45 – CUFF.Docs overview 
54.00 – “Mailday" Picks from Cam and Rhett  
1.10.00 – Outro

 

LINKS:
CUFF.DOCS: https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/films 

Ep 7 - Halloween Special w/ Kier-La Janisse

Ep 7 - Halloween Special w/ Kier-La Janisse

October 25, 2021

In our first Halloween special we are joined by esteemed curator, author, programmer, educator and filmmaker behind the brilliant documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: Kier-La Janisse to discuss programming cartoon marathons and digging through cinematic history to unearth folk horror treasures! We also provide a detailed overview of the 2021 CUFF 12hr Halloween Marathon and provide some recommendations for your October viewing pleasure. 

0.25 – Intro
2.00 – Rundown of CUFF 12 Hour Halloween Horror Movie Marathon 
24.30 – Interview with Kier-La Janisse
59.50 – The “Golden Boys” Report – HALLOWEEN KILLS 
1.08.25 – Halloween Movie Suggestions 
1.26.55 – Outro

LINKS:
ALL THE HAUNTS BE OURS: https://severin-films.com/shop/folk-horror-box/
THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE: https://miskatonicinstitute.com/

Ep 6 - Paul Corupe and Bret Berg

Ep 6 - Paul Corupe and Bret Berg

August 22, 2021

On this month's installment of the CUFFCast, we are joined by Paul Corupe to discuss his extensive online compendium of Canadian genre cinema Canuxploitation and Bret Berg reveals the inspiration for his Museum of Home Video and the great work that's being done by the team at the American Genre Film Archive.

0.24 – Intro
1.24 – Art that kept us sane during the pandemic chat 
9.50 – Interview with Paul Corupe
30.43 – Interview with Bret Berg
1.12.17 - The "Golden Boys" Report - Champagne & Bullets
1.18.36 – Mail Day 
1.25.07 – Outro

LINKS:
CANUXPLOITATION: http://www.canuxploitation.com/
MUSEUM OF HOME VIDEO: https://www.patreon.com/museumofhomevideo
AMERICAN GENRE FILM ARCHIVE: https://www.americangenrefilm.com/

Ep 5 - Lloyd Kaufman

Ep 5 - Lloyd Kaufman

July 25, 2021

This month, CUFFCast celebrates over 45 years of gonzo filmmaking with filmmaker and president of Troma Entertainment, Lloyd Kaufman!! We are joined by Co-host Cody Cook (Troma Superfan and Managing Partner of Night Terrors Film Society) to discuss the origins of Troma, the history of their seminal films and the importance of Mr. Lloyd Kaufman to the modern genre film community!

0.24 – Intro
1.03 – Our Personal Tromatic History 
8.43 – Interview with Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment
58.40 – The "Golden Boys" Report - Strike Commando
1.04.39 – Mail Day 
1.19.00 – Outro

LINKS:
TROMA NOW: https://watch.troma.com/
NIGHT TERRORS FILM SOCIETY: https://www.facebook.com/nightterrorsfilmsociety/

Ep 4 - Hobo with a Shotgun’s 10th Anniversary w/ Jason Eisener and Karim Hussein

Ep 4 - Hobo with a Shotgun’s 10th Anniversary w/ Jason Eisener and Karim Hussein

June 20, 2021

This month, CUFFcast celebrates weirdo Canadian genre cinema with some hard-working titans of the industry! First up, we wax poetic about ten years of HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN with Filmmaker Jason Eisener and Cinematographer Karim Hussein and then pick the brains of Director Amelia Moses and Producer Michael Peterson about their hot-off-the-press Albertan werewolf synth-pop thriller Bloodthirsty!!

0.25 – Intro with Host & CUFF Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan
0.55 – Canadian cinema chat 
5.45 – HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN 10th Anniversary Celebration with Filmmaker Jason Eisener and Cinematographer Karim Hussein
52.05 – Interview with BLOODTHIRSTY Director Amelia Moses and Producer Michael Peterson
1.04.55 – Mail Day 
1.12.50 – The “Golden Boys” Report - Battlefield Earth
1.16.00 – Outro

LINKS:
DARK SIDE OF THE RING: https://www.vicetv.com/show/dark-side-of-the-ring
KUNG FU ELLIOT: https://www.kungfuelliot.com/
FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS: https://store.dreadcentral.com/for-the-sake-of-vicious

Ep 3 - Colin Geddes and Heather Buckley

Ep 3 - Colin Geddes and Heather Buckley

May 16, 2021

This month, we pick the brains of two of the most exciting minds behind modern genre cinema while trying to catch up on rest following CUFF 2021! First up, the legendary Colin Geddes of Ultra8 Pictures joins us to discuss his origin story as the superstar film programmer of TIFF Midnight Madness/expert curator for SHUDDER and then we were truly honored to speak with Black Mansion producer extraordinaire Heather Buckley about the wild world of producing special features for companies such as Kino Lorber, Severin & Scream Factory.

0.25 – Intro with Host & CUFF Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan
0.50 – 18th Annual Calgary Underground Film Festival wrap chat
7.15 – Interview with Colin Geddes 
31.50 – The “Golden Boys” Report: Gary Daniels Double Feature RAGE & RECOIL 
38.45 – Interview with Heather Buckley  
1.03.45 – Mail Day 
1.17.30 – Outro & Ep 4 preview 

LINKS:
SHUDDER: https://www.shudder.com/
Ultra8 Pictures: http://www.ultra8.ca/
Black Mansion Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlackMansionFilms

 

Ep 2 - CUFF 2021 Special with Nick Prueher and Devereaux Milburn

Ep 2 - CUFF 2021 Special with Nick Prueher and Devereaux Milburn

April 12, 2021

This month, the lead programmers of the Calgary Underground Film Festival preview the films playing CUFF 2021 (streaming across Alberta from April 23 – May 2), Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival joins us to chat about his new board game "Dream Crush", Devereaux Milburn discusses the influence of Japanese extreme cinema on his rural horror HONEYDEW, and we speak with CUFF artists Tank Standing Buffalo and Trey Madsen about this year's beautiful festival animation and poster.

0.25 – Intro with Host & CUFF Lead Programmer Cameron Macgowan
1.20 – CUFF 2021 Lineup Discussion with CUFF Lead Programmers Cameron Macgowan, Brennan Tilley and Brenda Lieberman 
34.50 – Interview with Nick Prueher from the Found Footage Festival and the creator of “Dream Crush” 
45.15 – Interview with Trey Madsen and Tank Standing Buffalo about CUFF’s 2021 Festival Animation and Artwork 
57.10 – Interview with Devereux Milburn, Director of the 2021 Off the CUFF Selection HONEYDEW 
1.11.30 – Mail Day with co-host Rhett Miller 
1.20.30 – Outro and Ep. 3 preview

LINKS:
CUFF 2021 Lineup: https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/films
Dream Crush on Mondo: https://mondoshop.com/products/dream-crush
*coming soon to the CUFF Merch Store: https://www.cuffmerch.org/
CUFF Poster Gallery: https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/cuff-poster-gallery
Trey Madson’s Artwork on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coolguymadsen/
Tank Standing Buffalo’s Short RKLSS at CUFF 2021:
https://www.calgaryundergroundfilm.org/2021/shorts-package-be-true-to-yourself
HONEYDEW VOD release on April 13, 2021: https://darkstarpics.com/honeydew

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