Episode 7: Season 2 starts off with a look at 1971’s film “The Omega Man” which stars Charlton Heston and Rosalind Cash and is Directed by Boris Sagal. Our special guest panelist is Author/ Machinima film maker Matthew Hahn aka Grouchobeer 6/7/18
The Omega Man
PG 1971 ‧ Film adaptation/Blaxploitation ‧ 1h 38m
Due to an experimental vaccine, Doctor Robert Neville is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war, with the exception of a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people who are also homicidal maniacs. They blame science and technology for their condition and they see Neville, as the last symbol of science, therefore he must die. Neville, uses everything at his disposal in an attempt to survive.
Release date: August 1, 1971 (USA)
Director: Boris Sagal
Story by: Richard Matheson
Adapted from: I Am Legend
Screenplay: Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington
On Episode 228 We interview film makers Tirf Alexius & Remoh Romeo and talk about their award-winning, edgy film, “Bastard Son of A Thousand Fathers”. What is your top ten film from the 2000’s? We assemble a panel to break down our top 10 films of 2000’s 9/22/16 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/283401985349097/
Tirf Alexius is a Haitian-American Actor, Producer, Director, Writer, and Co-Founder of Chicago based feature film production and distribution companies, “4 Feature Film Company” and “Driven Entertainment”.
A graduate of Columbia College with a BA in acting, it didn’t take long for this business minded artist to find that he was able to bring a unique perspective to characters both in front of and behind the camera.
Having begun his career in commercial and film,Tirf directed and produced, music videos, television, radio, multi-media projects, three feature films, as well as commercials. Two of his commercials went on to win Telly Awards.
Tirf is best known for Award-winning Documentary, LAKAY, a film where he travels to Haiti after the devastating earthquake to make sure the family he left behind when he was five years old is safe.
Before LAKAY came thriller, CRITICAL NEXUS, a feature film where critics recognized Tirf’s ambition in film. Tirf’s third feature, BASTARD SON OF A THOUSAND FATHERS, is soon to be released.
Having been quoted saying that he is a “big action film genre guy,” he isn’t as serious as he is perceived and looks forward to exploring comedies in his filmmaking future.
A family man and father, Tirf believes in education for youths and works with non-profit organizations to help foster the minds of the future, both in the local areas surrounding Chicago, in communities in Haiti, as well as the world.
Remoh Romeo was an aspiring Olympic Gymnast. However, when the Chicago native’s acrobatic skills landed him the role of a sailor in the theatrical production, HMS Pinafore, he fell in love with acting. He received his acting training at Columbia College of Chicago and brings to any production real life experiences – with 11 years as a Police Officer, Weapons Handling, and Rapid Response Training.
Romeo is also a founding member of the Fabulous French Boys, an R&B/HipHop group that was based in Chicago. Along with his brother, Tirf Alexius, a fellow actor, producer and director, they released several singles and EPs as the FFB and together built their dream studio now known as Driven Entertainment. Romeo has starred in several television commercials and films. Recent collaborations with 4 Features Film Company have resulted in three feature length films.
Notable achievements: Produced and costarred in the feature film, ‘Bastard Son of A Thousand Fathers.’ Produced and a supporting role in indie Thriller, ‘Critical Nexus.’ Co-wrote and produced ‘Lakay,’ an award-winning documentary about two brothers who return to Haiti to search for family. Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers is the third feature he’s produced.