Tag: Film

Episode 060 – Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

This week, things get real for THE MILKSHAKE BOOM as we discuss Robin’s movie selection: ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’!

This 2016 New Zealand film, directed by Taika Waititi of ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ fame, stars Sam Neill as the gruff, but functionally illiterate Uncle Hector and Jullian Dennison as the hip hop loving juvenile delinquent Ricky Baker!

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The Hosts :

Robert James Haynes (@robertjhaynes)

Robin Kaufmann (@robinjkauffman)

Jose Rivera (www.thevictoriousbullet.com)

‘The Encouragement Clown’ is Live!


Barry, believing he’s proven the existence of God with a bold new math equation, is forced to turn to the aid of his personal encouragement clown, Professor Giggles, when his employees refuse to accept his findings.

Crew/ Cast bios

Robert James Haynes – Writer, Director, Editor

Robert James Haynes

Robert James Haynes is a writer, director, editor, producer, and podcaster. ‘The Encouragement Clown’ is his second narrative short film.
His first short film, ‘The Spell Book’ was an official selection of the 19th Annual Austin Film Festival (2012).  It was also featured on the SATURDAY SHORTS segment of the ‘Ain’t It Cool News’ website and screened at the ‘Short Indies’ short film showcase in Austin, Texas.
Robert is currently working on his next short film and a feature film script.

Christine Carstairs – Director of Photography, Visual Effects, Producer

Christine Carstairs, co-host of THE MILKSHAKE BOOM, during lighting tests.

Christine Carstairs is a writer, director, producer, visual effects artist, and podcaster.

In addition to the visual effects on ‘The Encouragement Clown’, Christine provided the visual effects for the short film ‘Roadside Assistance’ which was a top 20 selection of the Louisiana Film Prize and has screened at numerous festivals.

On the directing side, her first narrative short film ‘Drastic Measures’ was an official selection in the 2013 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. She also directed, shot and created the visual effects for ‘Savage: The Shard of Gosen’, an upcoming video game commercial.

Christine is currently writing a science fiction feature film script that she will also direct.

Daniel Repp – Actor, Producer

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Daniel Repp is known for his work on Through Hell (2011) and It’s History (2014). He is also the Senior Programmer and Event Director of the Other Worlds Austin Film Festival.

Adam Creighton – Actor – ‘Barry’

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Adam Creighton is an actor and producer, known for Injustice: Gods Among Us (2013), Epic Mickey (2010) and Disney Infinity (2013).

Jose Victor Rivera – Actor – ‘Dick’

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Jose Victor Rivera is an animator, illustrator, logo designer, and podcaster. “The Encouragement Clown” is his onscreen debut.

Robin Kauffman – Actor – Caitlyn

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Robin Kauffman is an artist, actress, comedian, and podcaster. She also designed the clown make-up for the “Professor Giggles” character.

Scott Osborn – Producer, Sound Mixer

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Scott Osborn served his 10 years in the video game business for giants such as Electronic Arts and Acclaim Entertainment before turning to writing, where he managed to generate several produced screenplays (FAITH AND BULLETS, SECRET ADMIRER, THE MAID, and SIXUFUS).
He also wrote, produced, and directed some of his own dramatic projects (LET ME IN, NO QUITS, DECENT PROPOSAL, MIND READER 8, I AM JESUS, THE PERFORMANCE, and the animated web series INVADED); one of which (I AM JESUS) was distributed by OUAT Media, and the feature-length script optioned.

Additional Crew

Dylan Santurri – Boom Operator
Lindsay Young – 2nd Assistant Director
The Brothers Burn – Music / Score

Episode 024 – Joe Versus The Volcano

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This week, Christine makes her triumphant return to THE MILKSHAKE BOOM podcast just in time to discuss the 1990 Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan romantic comedy team up ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’ written and directed by John Patrick Shanley!

We also reveal our favorite movies with ‘versus’ in the title, jump into some of the best Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan films, and discover that adding Batman will always make things better!

Episode 020 – Unbreakable

Unbreakable Movie Poster 2000

This week THE MILKSHAKE BOOM wind our clocks back all the way to the year 2000 so we could discuss the M. Night Shyamalan superhero film ‘Unbreakable’ starring Bruce Willis, Robin Wright, and Samuel L. Jackson!  That’s right, in a patented M. Night twist, this is a superhero movie! Mind blown yet? Well, wait ’till you see the ending!