Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Twinsies

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.

 
Shiny
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.
Ahhhhh!
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 award....show!
No take backs!


Saturday, April 19, 2014

WVX Us

 Click here to listen to my radio interview!
Professional mode.

Recently Becky Haltermon and myself were guests on 91.7 WVXU's Cincinnati Edition to discuss the radio serial we are working on, "The Scarlet Spacer." For those who are unaware, "The Scarlet Spacer" is my tribute to old time radio serials with some tongue-in-cheek humor to make it more palatable for modern day audiences.

No picture of The Scarlet Spacer exists so here is Becky.
 The host of the program was Mark Heyne who did a great job of making us seem knowledgeable. Not an easy task. I cannot believe how much research and how many questions he had prepared.
"And I made it seem easy too!" -made-up Mark Heyne

All the stories I planned on telling left my brain as soon as the show began but somehow it went great. I mean it is a bit nerve wracking. Real people with real head shots and real signatures had been there before us. I mean I have never owned a head shot, I barely have a signature and if I were to purchase a frame it would be from a dollar store frame.

Do these look like dollar store frames? No,sir. Not for WVXU

Becky and I had a great time and would jump at the chance to be on the show again. Thanks to WVXU, Mark Heyne, Pete Rightmire and the rest of the crew for having us on and letting us promote "The Scarlet Spacer"! Now to make a radio show of our own.

Radio!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I am making a radio show and need you!

 
Stolen because paying for a Jack Benny image seemed sacrilegious.

I wrote and am now producing with Becky Haltermon a radio show. Yes, a radio show.
I wrote the show in the vein of old radio serials but I added some more humor.

The story returned me to the genre of science fiction which I have barely touched since this...


The show involves a space faring hero nicknamed The Scarlet Spacer and his robot companion Tynkan as they explore the cosmos.


I am very glad to be returning to the sci-fi genre and excited to attempt the medium of radio.  Now on to the casting notice. Yes, your voice can actually be apart of all this craziness!

OPEN CASTING CALL

CASTING CALL FOR RETRO RADIO PROGRAM
Variety of roles to be filled

CINCINNATI—Local filmmaker Josh Flowers announced an open casting call for voice talent for a retro-style radio program to be held April 12 at the Cincinnati Public Library downtown.

Applicants are sought for the following roles:
  • Narrator: male, traditional announcer with deep, manly voice. Must possess the kind of articulation and gravitas that would enable him to announce the entrance of a late night talk show host or shill any product.
  • Hero: male, classic mid-century radio superhero.  He is always sure of himself, especially when he shouldn’t be. The inevitable conqueror, he wins no matter what inane decisions he makes on the way to victory. He is strong, brave, right and self-absorbed.
  • Android: male, self-aware robot servant that is more human than our hero. He is forever dedicated to the whims and needs of our hero, perhaps to a fault. He tries his best to serve his masters, no matter how little he might understand them. He possesses a large amount of data in his mechanical brain, but it rarely helps when the team encounters a dangerous situation.
  • Robot 1 & Robot 2: gender-neutral, robots. They are emotionless servants sent to capture our escaped heroes. They have no will or choice of their own. They are 100 percent machine.

Voice actors may be hired for more than one role. The initial project will not be compensated and involves recording one episode of the series. If successful, there may be opportunities to perform roles on stage with compensation.

For more information or to schedule a time, please email Becky Haltermon at gmail.com.

Casting Call Information

When: Saturday, April 12, 9 – 11 a.m. 
Please email Becky Haltermon at gmail.com to schedule a specific appointment time.

Where: Meeting Room 3B, Cincinnati Public Library Main Branch, 800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

WHO: Talented voice actors at least 18 years old. While the roles call for a retro, 1950s-era delivery, the script is humorous and would benefit from a reading that straddles the line between classic and modern.

PREPARATION: Voice actors will be provided with a short reading at the audition. It may be helpful to become familiar with 1940s and 1950s radio science fiction programs such as Dimension X, X Minus One, Suspense and Journey into Space. Voice actors are asked to bring a résumé, if they have one.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Film Speak

I recently had a great time in Dayton, OH as a guest on Burnmill Productions' Film Speak.
Here we are on the show and totally not just posing for a picture.

The show is hosted by Lana Read and J.B. Miller. Each episode they highlight a local movie maker and then discuss a classic film, this time it was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

 

The other guest on the show was actor Chris Rowley. He is currently shooting a film with Burnmill Productions called Will to Live.
Look at our warring hair parts.
Going to be a guest on a show you never know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised at how professional everything was. The crew and hosts were wonderful. There was even a nicely stocked craft service table, which is always the most important thing to me, ha ha.

It was a fun time and my episode should be airing in Dayton, OH and online shortly I will let you know when that happens.  Thank you to the entire Burnmill Productions' crew for having me as a guest. I hope I get to hang out with you guys again soon!