We are very excited to welcome a new special guest for Episode #42 of The Cinema Squad Podcast:
Writer/Director/Editor MIKE MENDEZ!! Let’s meet him:
Mike Mendez (@ )
A native to Los Angeles, Mike Mendez was in the backyard making movies since the age of 10. At the age of 23, Mike made his first feature film “Killers,” which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. The film was picked up by Alpine Pictures, who distributed the feature in the U.S. The film also received a worldwide theatrical release.
He followed that up with the horror comedy “The Convent,” which was also accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in 2000, as well as over 30 other film festivals worldwide. The film was released by Lionsgate in the U.S.
In 2002, he produced a documentary for Universal Television and Showtime entitled “Masters of Horror,” featuring interviews with some of the genre’s most legendary filmmakers. In 2006, Mike’s film “The Gravedancers” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released in theaters nationally by Lionsgate & After Dark Films as part of “8 Films To Die For”.
Mike went on to produce short films for X-box and directed the film “Big Ass Spider!” a horror/comedy staring J.J. Abram’s buddy Greg Grunberg. He then wrote & directed the segment ‘Friday the 31st’ in the horror anthology “Tales of Halloween”
His latest film “Don’t Kill It” starring Dolph Lundgren just recently hit iTunes and video-on-demand. So check it out now!
Be sure to tune into this week’s Podcast which is set to drop on Sunday, March 12th. We’ll give you all the latest movie news covering everything from script to screen.
And you can catch us on iTunes as well!
As for the rest of the Cinema Squad, we have the usual suspects:
Sean Wathen – Creator & Moderator (@)
Skye Wathen – Show Host (@)
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