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Gilbert Speaks on The Nain Rouge Murders

7 Nov

I love watching independent films, and I love everything that Jeremiah Kipp has directed so far. His latest work is a short horror documentary. What is scarier than the Slender Man or Mothman? Find out with my review, and interview with Jeremiah Kipp.

Review

The Nain Rouge Murders is a Beautiful Lady production short film written by Joe Fiorillo and produced by Jeremiah Kipp and Ari Rossen. It stars Ari Rossen, Suzette Gunn, Larry Mihlon, Sydney Morgan, Ashley Noel Jones, and Silvia Dionicio. The Nain Rouge Murders is part of the “Self-Taped at Home During Coronavirus 2020 series.”

The documentary is based on the legendary creature that haunts Detroit Michigan. It is said that horrific deaths occur whenever the creature is spotted. Nain Rouge is French for Red Dwarf. History has it that the Nain Rouge has been seeking revenge on the unfortunate citizens of Detroit because of Detroit’s founding father, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac’s refusal to appease the creature. Using interviews with City Councilman, Harry Walker (Jim True Frost), the police department, and friends of one of the victims, a reporter tries to get to the bottom of the savage murder of three teenagers that happened during the March of the Nain Rouge festival.

Interview with Jeremiah Kipp

Gilbert: Jeremiah, how did you hear about the Nain Rouge, and what convinced you to do this in documentary form?

Jeremiah Kipp: Our producer Ari Rossen is from Michigan, and the legend of the Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf) is part of his cultural history.  As a metaphor for the painful history of Detroit, one of our great and dissipated American cities, this was a powerful monster. Since I’ve always been interested in true crime documentaries, that format felt like a way to ground our story in some of our harsher realities.

Gilbert: How many films have you produced since Covid, and is it hard getting everyone on point while working from a distance? What difficulties have you run into?

Jeremiah Kipp: We’ve made at least six or seven, and have three more in post.  Having everyone self-tape at home made actors have to be responsible for photography and sound; although nowadays a lot of them self tape for auditions so they’re getting used to it!

Now that production seems to be resuming on set, I don’t currently have any plans for more of them. But in movies as in life, one never knows what will happen until it happens.

Gilbert: Will you consider making a longer version of The Nain Rouge Murders once we overcome Covid?

Jeremiah Kipp: We’re already developing a script with our writer Joe Fiorillo.  Audiences seem to enjoy this one; it feels like they’d love to hear more about the Red Dwarf.  

Gilbert: What are you working on now?

Jeremiah Kipp: We’re just wrapping up post on the feature length version of our monster movie SLAPFACE, and just wrapped my first project back on set: a ghost story called DRAW UP AND STARE starring wonderful actors Michael O’Keefe, Linda Powell and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo. We look forward to sharing this work in 2021.

Gilbert Speaks On Identity Check (2020) With Director Patrick Devaney

5 Feb

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I am honored to have among my friends, several renowned and extremely talented Independent Film Directors and Producers. I have posted on my blog many reviews of Patrick Devaney’s work. The latest film which I am excited to tell you about is called Identity Check (2020). My review will be followed with an interview of Patrick Devaney. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Perfect: A Short Film With Director Jeremiah Kipp

9 Jan

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Jeremiah Kipp is an amazing Independent Director, producer, and writer. I have posted many blogs over the years on his work: here, here, and here, but his latest project is one of the best shorts yet. Every little girl imagines what their Prince Charming will look like, but we don’t often find that ‘perfect man’ because let’s face it…there is no such thing as perfect in the real world. In the short, Perfect, a Beautiful Lady Production, Audrey (Ashley Tyler) takes matters into her own hands. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks to Jeremiah Kipp on Lost and Found

21 Dec

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As a blogger and writer, I have had the great opportunity of reviewing films, books, and TV shows. I owe most of this to Andy Burns of Biff Bam Pop who encouraged me to seek out the crème of the crop in pop culture. One of the people who I had the pleasure of interviewing many times was Jeremiah Kipp. Whenever Jeremiah completes another fantastic film, I get watch it. Today I am doing a review of his short film, Lost and Found. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Jeremiah Kipp’s Film, “SLAPFACE”

24 Jul

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I’ve been following Jeremiah Kipp’s work for several years now, and I’ve found him to be an extremely talented and professional director. I’ve enjoyed doing reviews of his films as well as the interviews. His latest film, which has just been completed, is called SLAPFACE. Join me now to learn more about the film. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Indie Film: Shattered Pitch

2 Mar

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As an author and a professional blogger, I‘ve had the honor of meeting some amazingly talented people. I’ve done several reviews of Indie Films, both full length and short, and most of the people I interview are Independent actors, producers and directors. Although most of my contacts were strangers, one young lady turned out to be my neighbor from South Philadelphia. Dawn Noel is a talented actress, producer, and dancer (22 Years, Sistah Did What? Law & Order), and I’ve written several articles on her for the Canadian Pop Culture Site, Biff Bam Pop: here and here. When Dawn Noel asked me to review a short film that she produced and also stars in, I immediately said yes. Shattered Pitch was written and directed by Rafael Soto. Did the film meet my expectations? Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks: Review of Director Patrick Devaney’s Impervia

29 Nov

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I love watching independent films and doing reviews on them. There are so many talented people in the world of Indie Films and their work is amazing. I’ve done several reviews of Patrick Devaney’s works: here, here and here. I am a big fan of his, but I was recently given his science fiction film to review. Did Impervia meet my expectations? Find out after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Jeremiah Kipp’s Indie Film: Pickup

24 Nov

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This will be my third interview on the amazingly talented Independent Director, Jeremiah Kipp. You can read my interview for Biff Bam Pop here. I’m always excited to see his work and this time I was honored to view his latest film, Pickup. Continue reading