Horror Writer/Director Adam Green (Hatchet 1-3, Holliston, Frozen...) & Actress/Writer Stevie Ryan (Stevie TV...) join us on The Matthew Aaron Show Wednesday (7/10) as we broadcast LIVE from Taste Chicago in Burbank starting at 4pm PT.
Adam will be joining us to discuss HATCHET III, the third film in his highly successful film franchise which is currently available to view on Video On Demand. We'll also be discussing the second season of Adam's TV series HOLLISTON which airs Tuesday nights on FEARnet.
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ADAM GREEN is pioneering a new hybrid of television sit-com while adding actor, TV series creator, and executive producer to his credits with his original series HOLLISTON. Green created this offbeat twisted horror-comedy (a.k.a. 'horror-com') in hopes of turning the traditional American sitcom on it's head. HOLLISTON debuted on the horror-themed cable channel FEARnet as part of FEARnet's Tuesday night Twisted Comedy block. The show was so successful that it was commissioned for a second season that will hit the small screen nationwide on June 4, 2013.
Set in the town of Holliston, Mass., HOLLISTON is described as “Wayne’s World meets Saw” and stars Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet, Spiral) and Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom) as lesser versions of themselves. They will play Adam and Joe, two friends chasing the dream of becoming successful horror movie filmmakers while struggling to make ends meet in their post-college jobs at a cable access station where they also host a late-night movie program called The Movie Crypt. "The show is built on the memories and real-life experiences of our post-college days and wrapped in a shroud of wrongness, packed full of movie quotes and genre references, and topped off with plenty of jokes at the expense of our real-life friends and industry associates,” quotes Green.
Green also wrote and directed the slasher comedy HATCHET which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2006 and was hailed by critics as "the holy grail of slasher films" and creating "the next icon of horror." HATCHET was a smash hit worldwide and had become the top selling original genre title for it's U.S. distributor, Anchor Bay Entertainment. HATCHET began as Green's camp story when he was 8 years-old, and now HATCHET 3 will be seen in theaters on June 14, 2013.
Adam Green is best known for his edgy cinematic work like the suspenseful indie hit FROZEN which premiered at Sundance and shocked and thrilled audiences worldwide. No stranger to rave reviews, Green's acclaimed psychodrama SPIRAL was described by critics as "the closest thing you'll get to Hitchcock in our day and age" as it took home the prestigious Gold Vision Award at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the Silver Award at Austin's Fantastic Film Festival, and was released theatrically in 2008.
STEVIE RYAN was born and raised in the small town of Victorville, California. She made the move to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue her dreams in the entertainment industry. An innate go-getter equipped with a tenacious work ethic, she hit the ground running, booking and scheduling her own photo shoots for head shots, scouring the internet for casting calls, and submitting herself for auditions. All it took was securing an audition for Hillary Duff's music video "So Yesterday" for Stevie to know she had found her calling. Throughout 2006 and 2007, Stevie continued to book various commercial projects on her own while also delving deeper into her true passion: writing, filming, editing, and acting in her own videos which she posted online. The videos soon became a phenomenon and when the characters she was bringing to life began developing a cult like following, industry executives from New York to Los Angeles began to take notice.
In 2010, Stevie was contacted by New Wave Entertainment [NWE] after they saw an online parody Stevie made of one of their shows. Blown away by Stevie's talent and impressive body of work, NWE had a vision to develop a TV series to compliment the online empire Stevie had already built for herself. Together they came up with "Stevie TV", a sketch comedy format parodying top pop culture personalities and phenomenon with Stevie as the star. It didn't take long for the network offers to come in and Stevie and NWE soon found a home for "Stevie TV" at VH1.
When not working on "Stevie TV" and other projects, Stevie is a self-described homebody. She enjoys hanging out with her two dogs, doing crafts (like decoupage), making videos, drinking tea, and of course, watching all kinds of TV.