April 4--June 20, 2002.
| Episode 3 (4-18-02): Independent Florida filmmakers|
Guests: Terence Nuzum, Patty G. Henderson, and Gary C. Esposito.
This was the second episode of an April 2-parter World of Nolan on local independent filmmakers. This episode was especially meaningful to me as the guests featured are all close personal friends of mine from the fan/creative community.
Gary Esposito, Patty G. Henderson and I go waaaay back to sci-fi fan clubs of the '70s and '80s. She now writes horror and mystery novels professionally. Terence Nuzum is Patty's nephew and an extremely talented writer and filmmaker in his own right. (In fact, all three guests are also writers for my online newsletter, Nolan's Pop Culture Review, with Terence being virtually my assistant editor.)
Terence told of how, when he was little, he wanted to be about "10 different things" when he grew up, but that began to change after he saw "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and he was forever changed by Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange". Later on, Terence formed Viddywell Productions (after an expression in "Clockwork Orange".)
Terence shot all his movies on VHS videotape and they were then edited linearly. However, he recently exposed several reels of Super-8 film for his latest experimental film, "The Mystery of Room 9". The plan is to digitize that footage and edit non-linear on a computer.
Patty G. Henderson commented on her role as make-up artist on Terence's pictures as well as on acting. She recalled making her own video series, "Chosen Haunts", for public access TV in the mid-'80s. She also talked about two of her most recent novels, "Blood Scent" (a homo-erotic vampire thriller) and "The Burning of Her Sin" (featuring an original character, Brenda Strange, as an "investigator of the weird" based in Tampa).
Gary Esposito discussed his getting into the "body-acting" role of Johnny Lee Reddick, the serial killer from "A Pound of Flesh". Esposito also played a vampire's victim in "Sins of the Blood".
One live call-in asked about neighborhood support and problems in shooting strange scenes in public. Terence and Gary related funny stories of how best-laid plans can definitely go awry shooting in the field.
Other highlights from the hour include clips from most of Terence's films, notably "Splattered Raw", "When The Screw Tightens", "A Pound of Flesh", and "Sins of The Blood". There was also a brief slide-show featuring behind-the-scenes glimpses into Viddywell Productions.
For further information on anything related to Viddywell Productions and the films of Terence Nuzum (Splattered Raw, When the Screw Tightens, The Missing Page, A Pound of Flesh, Sins of the Blood, or the upcoming Mystery of Room 9), write to Terence at: For further information on anything related to the novels of Patty G. Henderson (Blood Scent, The Burning of Her Sin), write to Patty at: For further information on anything related to The World of Nolan public access television program, you may write to my email address at:
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