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    Local action comedy 'Overtime' now available on DVD and Blu-Ray
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    I have always said that I love this city because it fosters its creative talent. Anybody with the talent and determination to pursue their creative goals can make it happen here. I've witnessed it myself. It's a beautiful thing.

    Last year I sat down with Brian Cunningham to talk about the film Overtime

    , for which he was cinematographer and co-writer along with Matt Niehoff, who also directed. Cunningham described


    as “basically a buddy comedy about two hitmen” who encounter “zombie aliens.” Al Snow and John Wells star as Raph and Max, respectively. It is Raph's son's birthday, and when he and Max are sent out on a hit, all he wants is to get the job done, get a cake and a present, and get home in time for the party. Things get complicated when they find themselves locked in a warehouse filled with flesh-eating alien zombies.

    The zombie thing is just about played out among amateur filmmakers – or seasoned ones, for that matter – but this fact doesn't matter if there is serious talent both behind and in front of the camera. The script is tight, the action is fun and explosive, and Wells and Snow make a perfect team on-screen. Its screening at last year's Derby City Film Festival to a sold-out theater resulted in a well-deserved standing ovation.

    Niehoff and Cunningham currently have great cause to celebrate, as their film has achieved what all independent filmmakers long for: nationwide distribution.


    is available for purchase at Wal-Mart and, as well as on Netflix. It can also be bought at Wild and Woolly Video, which is recommended for a double-local purchase.

    Stay tuned for updates on Cunningham's next project: the documentary

    Monsters Wanted


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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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