Category Archives: Special Ep

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 302 – Knives Out – HIFF2019 Final Red Carpet Recordings: Greener Grass, Samir, House of Champions, International Falls, Last Year at the Crossing, The Garden Left Behind, and Moonlight Sonata (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

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OV302 – Knives Out – HIFF2019 Final Red Carpet Recordings: Greener Grass, Samir, House of Champions, International Falls, Last Year at the Crossing, The Garden Left Behind, and Moonlight Sonata (Featuring: Kyrsten Lyster)

Happy Thanksgiving (to those of you in the US)! In this special double parking lot special episode, Kyrsten and I have a laid-back non-spoiler review of Knives Out and then Tiny and I go into a spoiler review of the film! Then, to close out the episode, we have the remaining Red Carpet recordings from last month’s Heartland International Film Festival!

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 054 – OV B-Roll – “What is Pepperoni?!” – Family Guy, Movies We’re Excited About, Tiny’s Work Trip to Louisville – November 13, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 272 – Oscars 2019 Snubs and Awards Show History (Guest: Manny Casillas)

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OV272 – Oscars 2019 Snubs and Awards Show History (Guest: Manny Casillas)

This week, I sat down with new guest Manny Casillas (Crityrion on Letterboxd) to talk about Oscar snubs throughout history, further breakdown this year’s nominees, and attempt to dig up as much dirt on Kyrsten as possible.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 271 – Oscars 2019 Nominee Rundown (Special Patreon Guest: Ben Sears)

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OV271 – Oscars 2019 Nominee Rundown (Special Patreon Guest: Ben Sears)

This week, Tiny and I welcome special guest Ben Sears to the show! Ben is a patreon supporter who is known for his photography, going to elementary school (for a time) with Tiny, and paying us to be a guest on the podcast! In this special episode, we rundown this year’s Oscar nominees! Enjoy.

This week’s stinger comes from our Patreon-exclusive recording: 017 – OV B-Roll – “Lavish Praise Upon Us” – Patreon Supporter Ben, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Oscar Snubs, and Kanopy – Feb 2, 2019

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 255 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 5 with Elsewhere World, Trebor Media, Amateur Hour Productions, Synapshot Media, 5 After 5 Productions, and Fair Creek Films

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OV255 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 5 with Elsewhere World, Trebor Media, Amateur Hour Productions, Synapshot Media, 5 After 5 Productions, and Fair Creek Films

Recorded October 12th, 2018: It’s the 5th annual Shocktober in Irvington! This year we returned to Playground Productions Studio in Irvington where we were fortunate enough to screen 5 films from local filmmakers. Included in this year’s lineup were films from Elsewhere World, Trebor Media, Amateur Hour Productions, Synapshot Media, 5 After 5 Productions, and Fair Creek Films!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 254 – HIFF2018: Part IV – Care to Laugh Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Emanuel, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Howard, On Her Shoulders, Alone in the Game, Thunder Road, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Radium Girls, and Tre Maison Dasan

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OV254 – HIFF2018: Part IV – Care to Laugh Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Emanuel, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Howard, On Her Shoulders, Alone in the Game, Thunder Road, Bathtubs Over Broadway, Radium Girls, and Tre Maison Dasan

In part 4 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, I review the closing night film Care to Laugh, interview the filmmakers, and then Kyrsten and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival on the awards night red carpet!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 253 – HIFF2018: Part III – The Samuel Project Review and Filmmaker Interviews: When Jeff Tried to Save the World, Palace, Fiddlin’, Film School Africa, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Miss Arizona, and A Thousand Miles Behind

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OV253 – HIFF2018: Part III – The Samuel Project Review and Filmmaker Interviews: When Jeff Tried to Save the World, Palace, Fiddlin’, Film School Africa, Live the Stream, Bullitt County, Miss Arizona, and A Thousand Miles Behind

In part 3 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Tiny and I review the beautifully funny and earnest The Samuel Project, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 252 – HIFF2018: Part II – Crime + Punishment Review and Filmmaker Interviews: A Thousand Miles Behind, Fiddlin’, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, River Runs Red, Seeing is Believing, The Samuel Project, The Turn Out, Time Well Spent, and Wake.

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OV252 – HIFF2018: Part II – Crime + Punishment Review and Filmmaker Interviews: A Thousand Miles Behind, Fiddlin’, Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, River Runs Red, Seeing is Believing, The Samuel Project, The Turn Out, Time Well Spent, and Wake.

In part 2 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the sobering documentary Crime + Punishment, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 251 – HIFF2018: Part I – The Bikes of Wrath Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Amy & Sophia, Grateful, Hiroshima Carp Theater, Nathan’s Kingdom, Palace, Phil’s Camino, Saints Rest, and Spare Room

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OV251 – HIFF2018: Part I – The Bikes of Wrath Review and Filmmaker Interviews: Amy & Sophia, Grateful, Hiroshima Carp Theater, Nathan’s Kingdom, Palace, Phil’s Camino, Saints Rest, and Spare Room

In part 1 of our coverage of the 27th Heartland Film Festival, Kyrsten and I review the uplifting documentary The Bikes of Wrath, and I interview several filmmakers who have films screening at this year’s festival!

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 250 – IMDb Top 250 Picks (Rear Window and The Elephant Man) – Venom, Forged in Fire, Life Itself, Aquaman Trailer, and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad 2

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OV250 – IMDb Top 250 Picks (Rear Window and The Elephant Man) – Venom, Forged in Fire, Life Itself, Aquaman Trailer, and James Gunn’s Suicide Squad 2

To commemorate our 250th episode, Tiny and I each selected a movie from the IMDb Top 250 for us to review. Tiny chose The Elephant Man for me and I chose Rear Window for him. We also discuss the latest news regarding James Gunn, the DCEU, Venom, Life Itself, This is Us, and more.

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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 224 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 4 with Elsewhere World, and Fair Creek Films at Playground Productions Studio

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OV224 – OV Live – Shocktober in Irvington 4 with Elsewhere World, and Fair Creek Films at Playground Productions Studio

Recorded October 6th, 2017: It’s the 4th annual Shocktober in Irvington! This year we held the event at Playground Productions Studio in Irvington and welcomed JP Leck from Elsewhere World and the crew from Fair Creek Films to showcase their work. We ended the night with a short film from Witching Season Films, who currently have an Indiegogo campaign to fund their first feature film!
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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 222 – Special Ep – Nightmare on Edgewood – Indianapolis’ Most Intense Haunted House

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OV222 – Special Ep – Nightmare on Edgewood – Indianapolis’ Most Intense Haunted House

In this special episode, Matt journeys to Nightmare on Edgewood, Indianapolis’ most intense haunted house to talk about the history of the haunt, and discuss the nature of fear and scary movies with the haunt’s marketing coordinator.
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The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 215 – Indy PopCon 2017 – Movie/TV Villains with Nerd’s Domain, The Nerds Podcast, Cinemacide, Geeking in Indiana, Hypable, Buy the Rights, and The Artcraft

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OV215 – Indy PopCon 2017 – Movie/TV Villains with Nerd’s Domain, The Nerds Podcast, Cinemacide, Geeking in Indiana, Hypable, Buy the Rights, and The Artcraft

Recorded Live at Indy PopCon 2017 – In our 2nd Indy PopCon 2017 episode, Tiny and I chat with other vendors and our convention friends about their favorite movie/TV villain and their thoughts on this year’s convention. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 214 – Indy PopCon 2017 – MovieBuff Card Game with Creator Justin Purvis

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OV214 – Indy PopCon 2017 – MovieBuff Card Game with Creator Justin Purvis

Recorded Live at Indy PopCon 2017 – This year at Indy PopCon, Tiny and I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Justin Purvis, the creator of a highly addictive and fun card game based around movie knowledge aptly named MovieBuff! We had a blast playing the game and talking with Justin and really hope you enjoy the episode. For more info on MovieBuff, check out MovieBuffGame.com and follow them on Facebook. Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 205 – Special Ep – Buy the Rights with Creators Tommy Day & Chad Yadon featuring Geeking in Indiana’s Tony Troxell

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OV205 – Special Ep – Buy the Rights with Creators Tommy Day & Chad Yadon, featuring Geeking in Indiana’s Tony Troxell

Recorded 2/21/17 – In this special episode of the podcast, we welcome back Tony Troxell along with the creators of the incredibly fun movie pitching party game Buy the Rights! We talk about the creation of the game, the joys of Kickstarter, and we play the game on the show! Continue reading

The Obsessive Viewer Podcast – Ep 195 – Starbase Indy Panel – Development Hell: Abandoned Sequels and Cinematic Diversions

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OV195 – Starbase Indy Panel – Development Hell: Abandoned Sequels and Cinematic Diversions

Recorded November 27th, 2016 – We were invited back once again to Starbase Indy for another panel! This year, Mike George (from Starbase Indy) was on-hand once again to lead this year’s panel. This year we talked about Development Hell with some examples of movie sequels and passion projects that never got off the ground. Continue reading