Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ok, Maybe I Will Join You

For those who don't know what the Star Wars Uncut project is, let me explain. Users claim a small bit of the movie, Star Wars, film it, submit it and then they mash all the different clips together into one crazy feature. They won a Primetime Emmy for their efforts and have been featured in tons of documentaries and news shows. I missed out on being a part of Star Wars Uncut so when I heard they would be doing Empire Uncut I jumped at the chance.

I picked my scene because Erin Michele Gabbard was fortunately in town so I knew we needed something with Leia. But now that I think about it, Erin painted gold or with a mustache would have been hilarious. Perhaps they will do Jedi Uncut and these dreams can become reality.

They already have the same look down.
 If you want to skip directly to our scene you can do so by clicking here. Now, bring on some Ewoks!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Great Outhouse Blowout

Becky and I attended the Great Outhouse Blowout hosted by the historic and cool Penn's Store in Gravel Switch, KY. "Where's Waldo" has nothing on attempting to find this place on a map.

The Great Outhouse Blowout is essentially a reason to build outhouses, attach wheels to them and race. You know that old chestnut. On this journey we were joined by Becky's sister, Laurie and brother-in-law Alex who immediately became crew.

                                                    Thanks guys!

When we went down to cover the event we had no way of knowing that we would become part of an actual race.

                                             And they both died. The end.

But that is exactly what happened when team "Georgia Boys" came up a couple of runners short. To see how we did please watch and share another Josh & Becky youtube adventure. 

The video does not touch upon some of my favorite parts of the trip which involved many historical markers and having an old fashioned soda at Dedman Drug Store in Harrodsburg, KY.

No words could properly describe this experience.
So another adventure wrapped! Where should we go next?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Remembering Mark Burchett

Cincinnati filmmaker Mark Burchett recently passed away on July, 12 2014 at the age of 54. He directed such B movies as Vamps, Satanic Yuppies and Blood Sisters: Vamps 2.

I knew Mark primarily through the Southern Ohio Film Association. I remember when I was first trying to make my own films, Mark was a local film icon.

As a tribute I had the idea to gather some of his friends and colleagues together to talk about his life and films. I first reached out to the amazing cinematographer, Jeff Barklage who I knew worked with him several times. From there he recommended actor, Paul Morris who was a great help. I am not for sure if the show would even have been finished if not for Paul.

From my interactions with Mark he was a great guy who loved to talk about films and I hope my little show honored that man.

Special thanks to Josh Boedeker who directed and Jason Dudas, Myra Cates, and Matthew Johnson for volunteering their time behind the camera. If anyone reading this would like a copy of the program let me know.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Hey, a new sketch!

My friend Erin Michele Gabbard moved to Los Angeles well over a year ago. So when she comes back to Kentucky to visit we try to get something done besides doing our own version of MST3K while watching Once Upon a Time.
At this point is anyone on this show not related to Rumpelstiltskin?
So running on limited time we got two sketches done. The first is Twinsies. I wrote this one and then shot it at the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky. With my impressive set designs skills I am sure you are shocked to find out it was not actually a kitchen.

Thanks to Aaron Blake Elliott for coming down and running camera. Also special thanks to Chris Overpeck whose scene got cut. Oops. Blame my fellow podcaster Josh Boedeker for that one as I sought his opinion to make it flow better. Flow better meant cutting out like 90 seconds.

The second sketch we did is being color corrected and will be online shortly. I personally like it even better but not just because I am in it more. Er, probably not just because I am in it more.

Many new things soon! -Josh Flowers

Thursday, July 3, 2014

This week on the Scarlet Spacer!

I am happy to announce that The Scarlet Spacer has left the page, entered the people above's brains, exited through their mouths and has been captured by a computer.  Yes, that was the easiest way to express that. 

I couldn't be happier. The recording of the demo for the first episode went perfectly. We were in and out in under an hour.  Special thanks to Life's Eyes Media for allowing us to record in their studio.

Somehow we even managed to squeeze in some fun.
I couldn't ask for a better cast with Mark Prezel, Jim Stump and Christopher Rowley. Not only did we all get along and have a fun time but they also all got the script instantly.

We also had James Bailey on hand to record the whole thing and make sure no strange bathroom noises got recorded. A tougher problem than you might realize. Our best guess is a swirly convention must have been taking place upstairs. I would say more about James but I told him that I am going to cut back on complimenting him. I don't want his head to get so big that the headphones don't fit anymore. Speaking of big heads...

I let her in front of a microphone? What is wrong with me?
Becky Haltermon is not only producing but also has a role as Emilzone. Emilzone is my take on the ridiculous futuristic names that science fiction radio shows might have. Which is ridiculous yet better than a lot of recent celebrity children's names. In the first episode her role was primarily screaming a role that she says I easily helped inspire in her.

But seriously, everyone had a great time and we can not wait to perform this and broadcast it live. That is the dream. Next time on The Scaaaaaaaarlet Spaaaaaaaaacer!

Broadcasting on a radio dial near you soon!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Harry Dean Stanton Fest Starring Josh & Becky

Becky Haltermon and I recently attended the 4th Annual Harry Dean Stanton Fest in Lexington, KY. Of course going to such a unique event we had to bring a camera along. This time behind the camera we had Donny Black who was too easy to trick into coming along and a great help. Watch as we talk to people about their favorite Harry Dean Stanton role, his philosophy on life and just how he made it to 87 years old.

Special thanks for Festival Director Lucy Jones for allowing us to cover the festival, the people who attended and let us interview them and thanks to Scott Pollard who helped us with some extra camera work on the second night. I hope to have just as great of a time next year!

We could only be this cool at Harry Dean Stanton Fest.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Spoiler alert: We won!

Winners? Winners!

I was privileged to win a 2014 Blue Chip Cable Access Award for Most Memorable Access Moment.

It was awarded to Becky Haltermon and myself for our work on Josh & Becky Invade the "Little Green Men" Days Festival. I am sure we won because the title simply rolls off the tongue.

I was actually out of town when my boss Jason Dudas called about the Blue Chip submissions but luckily for me he submitted. Unluckily for Becky he did not put her name on the entry but don't worry as I fixed it.
All better.
As I looked forward to the approaching award show, John Gibson contacted me about having a "small" part in the show. I would be acting against the awesome host, wonderful make-up person and runner of the Dent Schoolhouse haunted attraction, Bud Stross.

My small part ended up being a lot of lines I had to learn in a short amount of time. A lot of lines.
Now, don't feel bad for me, feel bad for Becky Haltermon who sat next me at the show. I became so anxious waiting for my part that I would have made a coked out Woody Allen look relaxed.

No you can't click play. I got this screen grab without having to watch. Whew.
People said I did great though or at least lied to me and said I did great. Thanks for the genuine praise or genuine lies everyone! If you would like to judge my performance you can watch the whole show courtesy of ICRCTV.  No, I will not tell you where it is at in the show. Ok, somewhere around 52 minutes in. Remember, I only accept praise or lies, as usual.

The award show went smoother than just about any awards show I have seen. The food was excellent and it was a great night despite my nervousness. Becky and I would have had a good time even if we didn't win but it helped. Thanks again to Becky Haltermon, the crew of the ceremony and the Blue Chip Awards committee. I look forward to next year and another successful!
No take backs!