JED Talks is back with an interview with one of the greatest voices currently walking this planet… Rebekah Del Rio. You may know her as the crying lady from Mulholland Drive who literally dies onstage while singing. OR you may know her from the new Twin Peaks series, killing onstage with Moby! I absolutely loved hearing all of her stories about new Twin Peaks, David Lynch and her career and I hope you do too! Let me know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd.
It’s not every day I get to speak to a member of the Blue Rose Task Force, but today I did. Agent Tammy Preston, better known as singer/songwriter/model/actress (what can’t she do?) Chrysta Bell. Often touted as David Lynch’s muse, her experiences with Lynch coloured much of our conversation and for that I am truly grateful. We also discuss music and the fact this was basically Chrysta Bell’s first acting role!
A total joy to speak to, you can find Chrysta Bell at The Twin Peaks UK Festival in London this weekend (29/30 of September) or at her website https://chrystabell.com/ and all of the various links for further perusal are found within.
Thanks for listening and you can find me on twitter https://twitter.com/Jedshepherd
On this episode, JED Talks to Twin Peaks ‘ Bobby Briggs himself, Dana Ashbrook! The character arc for Bobby is almost unrivalled in the show. Between Seasons 2 and 3, Bobby has matured and become a respectable member of society… as much as there ever could be in the secret-swollen town of Twin Peaks. It was really insightful speaking to Dana about the growth of Bobby and as with the other cast members, we discuss how David Lynch directs his actors on set. Its something I’m eternally fascinated by and I hope you are too! You can find Dana at the UK Twin Peaks Convention in London this weekend or on twitter @danaashbrook.
You can find me @jedshepherd on twitter so come tell me what you think and who to interview next!
I loved Kimmy Robertson before I interviewed her and now I love her even more. You can tell when speaking to Kimmy that she is a ball of pulsating energy that radiates throughout everyone she meets. When I spoke to her fellow cast members, they all had lovely things to say about her, so it was really cool to get to know the woman behind the myth during this interview.
As you may know from Twin Peaks: The Return, Kimmy’s role as Lucy, plays a massive part and quite unexpected, even in a show like Twin Peaks where the unexpected is… expected? It was a joy to chat to her and if you want to do that too, head on down to the UK Twin Peaks convention this weekend (https://www.twinpeaksukfest.com/) and say hello!
You can also find her here: https://twitter.com/okimmyrobertson
and me here: https://twitter.com/jedshepherd
enjoy and let us know what you think!
In this brilliant new episode of WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX, I speak to one of the few genuine horror icons. It's PINHEAD himself, DOUG BRADLEY! Ever since I was a small child I've wanted to ask Pinhead a whole heap of questions about the Hellraiser mythos and finally I got my chance to!
We talk about being in School plays with Clive Barker AND Les Dennis!
We discuss (in depth) everything you ever wanted to know about Hellraiser
We delve into the murky world of the sequels and Doug's thoughts on a reboot/remake
We discuss Cradle of Filth and Doug's work with the band
Its all in here and its an extra long one (sorry Doug!) because I had so many questions I needed answers... and I'm happy to say I got them all.
You can find out more about Doug Bradley and his various projects at the links below:
Today I speak to the wonderful Daniela Amavia, Director of the current Netflix film ‘A Beautiful Now’ starring Abigail Spencer and Cheyenne Jackson. I the episode I admit to only watching half of the film, but I have since watched it all and loved it! We discuss how an actress from Europe crosses the pond with a dream and manages to make her passion project with the perfect all-star cast. We also discuss a future Alice in Wonderland project and how she will only work with people named Abigail! Daniela was also an actress and played opposite James Mcavoy in ‘Children of Dune’ so the talent doesn’t just end with directing!
You can find out more about A Beautiful Now and Daniela at these links:
You can also watch the film in it’s entirety (you won’t need 2 goes like me!) on Netflix USA. Hopefully the rest of the world will see it on their streaming platforms too.
You can catch me on twitter https://twitter.com/Jedshepherd
Getting to talk to the man that has heavily influenced my own writing was a real honour. Ghostwatch was a 1992 BBC Halloween TV show that, as a child, shook me to the very core. It opened my mind to just what was possible with horror and this interview revealed so many nuggets of Ghostwatch GOLD, I wasnt sure if I could truly call myself a fan anymore as I had no idea how many layers this onion really had.
We speak about alternative casting (Sarah Greene was not first choice!)
We speak about potential sequels to GHOSTWATCH
and we discuss the show's influence on horror as a whole.
In my mind, Stephen is a complete genius but I will never forgive him for making me afraid to go into the corner of my bedroom for the last two decades. Hope you enjoy and you can find out more about Stephen at his website http://www.stephenvolk.net/ and on twitter https://twitter.com/Stevevolkwriter.
You can find me on twitter https://twitter.com/Jedshepherd
Next week I speak to an amazing actress and director about her new Netflix film, so see you then!
It was my pleasure to speak to the other co-lead of Night of the Comet aka My Fave Movie Of All Time... KELLI MARONEY! You may know her as the lead in Chopping Mall (alongside a certain Barbara Crampton) and as the plucky cheerleader in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. It's her turn as Sam, sister to Reggie, in Night of the Comet that first drew me to Kelli and this episode gets ijn depth with stories from the set and all that very specific stuff you've learnt to love from this podcast!
let me know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd and say hello to kelli @kellimaroney!
On this episode of WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX I am excited to be talking to the star of the FREE WILLY Trilogy AND one of my all time guilty pleasures NEVERENDING STORY 3... It's JASON JAMES RICHTER!
We speak about his entire film career, starting at (of course) Free Willy, all the way through LASERHAWK and to his latest films LAST RAMPAGE and HIGH & OUTSIDE: A Baseball Noir. Jason was an absolute joy to talk to and I'm grateful he let me ask so many questions about Neverending Story 3, because I feel like those questions have been open in my mind for 20 years!
Let us know if you enjoyed the chat too by reaching us on twitter https://twitter.com/Jedshepherd and https://twitter.com/JasonRichter_
btw Jason also has a podcast you should check out if you want to hear more, called The Richter Scale (he isnt keen on the name but I am!) https://t.co/aHRpqZ6vmc
see you guys next week where I speak to actress Kelli Maroney of Chopping Mall and Night of The Comet fame!
It took 32 episodes to get here. 32 episodes until I realised that I could actually get to speak to the lead actress from my favourite film of all time. My friends, family and people who sit next to me on buses will know very well how much I love Night of the Comet. I'm obsessed.
It's the film I've watched more than any other and has influenced me the most. For those that know my film Dawn of the Deaf.. without Night of the Comet, there is no Dawn of the Deaf! The concept of two normal people being the last people left on earth sent my brain into overdrive when I first saw it late at night on Channel 4 as a child. It's never gone down a gear since.
It was my absolute privilege to talk to an actress whose every line I could quote back to her (with the same inflections I'll have you know!) and who put up with my very specific questions about the making of Night of the Comet.
We also talk Weekend at Bernies AND The Last Starfighter of course! I thoroughly enjoyed speaking to CMS and will be speaking to her lovely co-star in NOTC, Kelli Maroney soon.
@jedshepherd on twitter for any feedback or suggestions on who you'd like me to interview!
Listen to a live interview @ London Comic Con with the cast and crew of new folk-horror film 'DOGGED'. Jed speaks to Director, Richard Rowntree and actors, Sam Saunders and Toby Wyn-Davies about the whole project.
DOGGED is available now from LEFT FILMS. Buy it now from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogged-DVD-Sam-Saunders/dp/B07CXC31G2
In this episode, Jed sits down with filmmaker Sonny Malhotra to throw out and discuss 6 (at the very least!) more recommendation of what to watch on the streaming services of your choice!
you can find Sonny @photosonny on Twitter and you can find Jed @jedshepherd.
Finally. Today is the day we get the real host of Monkey Tennis (UK's number 1 TV & Film podcast - besides this one - sometimes) TOM DARK. Those other times we've had three different guys, all claiming to be the host were all smoke screens until we could get the actual host!
As you've become accustomed to, we give our learned recommendations of what TV shows and Films to watch on various streaming platforms while trying not to get sidetracked with weird uncomfortable anecdotes and extremely specific pop culture references.
Enjoy and let me know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd.
have a good week and let me know if you have any TV & Film recs I should be talking about!
Filmmaker Alice Rosso joins Jed today to discuss Alice's new sci-fi project E.V.A. as well as 6 more recommendations. We all know its never truly 6 recommendations as this podcast can't help scattershotting recs across everything. So hope you enjoy, and if you do, let us know by leaving a rating on itunes or contacting Jed @jedshepherd on twitter.
Asta & Clay are not only actors, writers, producers and directors but they are also MARRIED! Yes its twice the talent on the show today, with film & tv recommendations aplenty as well as some great advice on the film biz!
I first came across them when they starred in the Troma classic 'Return to Nuke'm High' and have been following the rise of this dynamic duo ever since!
You can find them on twitter @astaparedes and @clayvonc on twitter. Im on @jedshepherd and you can say hi to me too.
A very special episode, as I get to talk movies with my long-time pals Jason & Richard aka Jason P & Rich Reviews aka The Rustling Kid! I went to school with these guys and they are testement to the fact that if you love something hard enough, it will never leave you. We all loved our movies, comics and weird shit in school and we haven't changed a bit.
In this episode, as well as the normal reviews, you get to hear a few stories on how we became the people we are and there may have been a little alcohol involved!
If you like what you hear, you can listen to Rich and J's own brilliant pop culture podcast WOO LONG TALKS
Hope you enjoy, so rate, review, subscribe and stay in school!
This episode I speak to SHAWN ROBARE who runs the fantastic pop culture website BRANDED IN THE 80S! Besides six awesome recommendations of what to watch on the streaming platform of your choice, we talk STAR WARS, COLLECTING and THE MONSTER SQUAD!
I'm excited for you guys to hear this!
Check out Shawn's site at: http://brandedinthe80s.com/ and on twitter @shawnrobare.
If you wanna say hello to me, you can do that @jedshepherd!
Its the last show we recorded at MCM Comic Con London and this one sees horror author Shaun Hutson returning with first time guest and Cradle of Filth frontman... DANI FILTH! Yes, Dani Filth came on the show to talk about his favourite films and you might of guessed that its very horror tinged. We also talk music and the influence of Horror on Metal.
If you're a Cradle of Filth fan, this episode is jam packed with CoF gems so spread the word, subscribe, rate and review!
let me know what you think on twitter @jedshepherd.
It's another incredible episode of WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX, coming LIVE from MCM COMIC CON LONDON - co-hosted by The Lament Configuration's RIA FEND. This week, Jed is joined by lead singer of The Murderdolls, WEDNESDAY 13! We also have the awesome author JASON ARNOPP who comes hot off his new book 'The Last Days of Jack Sparks' being optioned by Ron Howard. We discuss film recommendations, HORROR, music, writing and everything inbetween. Spread the word, this ones a corker!
You can get in touch with Jed @jedshepherd & Ria @riafend on Twitter.
It's WHAT TO WATCH ON NETFLIX LIVE @ MCM COMIC CON London, recorded on 27/10/2017 with special guests GRADY HENDRIX (author of HORRORSTOR & MY BEST FRIEND'S EXORCISM & PAPERBACKS FROM HELL) and SHAUN HUTSON (author of SLUGS, SPAWN, TERMINATOR).
We talk talk HORROR, inspiration, HORROR, paperbacks, HORROR, the life of an author, HORROR, screen adaptations, HORROR and lots and lots of lovely film recommendations!
Thanks to the guests and MCM COMIC CON (And now ReedPOP) for letting me do the show LIVE again!