NowhereCalifornia.com Reaches Its First Year..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

It started one year ago today, this site was launched and took the concept of Nowhere California to a whole new level.

Nowhere California started in 2011 and it was just another conversation between two friends, but these conversation started taking place in front of a microphone and unleashed on the internet. It was as simple as that, but as Nowhere California evolved, the team grew and new accomplishments were reach.

The episodes started to grow and the team ventured out of the Nowhere city limits, as they dove into the world of conventions and conducting interviews. It was with each accomplishment, the Nowhere California family stuck to their ideals of what they wanted to produce and not to become just another podcast.

It was that mindset that grew into this website and, as we mark our first year on the net, we want to simply say THANK YOU.

Thank you for following the journey of Nowhere California.

Thank you for listening to the original podcast and all of the other podcast that have sprung from this little idea.

Thank you for checking out this site

And thank you for continuing this adventure with us.

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Camp Arawak’s Most Infamous Camper Returns To Nowhere..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

Our coverage from the Los Angeles Days of the Dead convention continues and the guys from Nowhere are crossing paths with one of their favorite campers from Camp Arawak, as Phil and Josh talk with the amazing Felissa Rose..

CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Another Conversation With Felissa Rose (6:33)

This conversation makes Felissa a member of a select group of return visitors to Nowhere California, as we first had the pleasure of talking with Felissa and Jonathan Tiersten at the 2014 Days of the Dead convention..

CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation with Felissa Rose and Jonathan Tiersten (14:59)

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Jonathan Tiersten, Felissa Rose, Joshua Gilmore, and Philip Morgan at the 2014 Los Angeles Days of the Dead

When we first started the podcast, the idea of conducting interviews was far from a reality in our eyes. Now, with our 6th convention in the books, it definitely is a surreal moment to talk with the creative minds behind the works we love and the feeling is indescribable, when these people remember us.

It was a great honor to meet Felissa in 2014 and the entire Nowhere California team had the same feelings as we crossed passed with Felissa at the Days of the Dead convention in April.

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CLICK HERE For Felissa Rose’s Official Website

A Look From Nowhere At A Prehistoric Slasher Film..

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(Joshua Gilmore- Staff Writer)

The Nowhere California team could tell you dozens of stories from our teenage lives, but that is for a different time and when the statute of limitations expires, so we are ready to let you in on the teenage exploits of Kansas Bowling.

At the age of 15, Kansas began to develop the story of “B.C. Butcher” with her friend Kenzie and, by the age of 17, Kansas directed the feature film adaptation of “B.C. Butcher.” The production for this movie quickly picked up steam and brought some cult icons in front of Kansas’ camera, such as Kadeem Hardison (A Different World) and Kato Kaelin (The O.J. Simpson Trail).

As the film wrapped and word of mouth began to grow, the creation of Kansas caught the legendary eye of Lloyd Kaufman and he picked up “B.C. Butcher” for distribution through the Troma Entertainment banner.

At the recent Los Angeles Day of the Dead Convention, that took place in April, the guys from Nowhere had the pleasure to talk with Kansas Bowling and her stepmother, Miranda Robin. The conversation delves into the production of the film and the journey through the world of independent filmmaking.

image_zpsl4s9yuc6From The Day of the Dead Convention April 2016 (Doug Porter, Kansas Bowling, Joshua Gilmore)

CLICK HERE For Nowhere California Presents Our Conversation With Kansas Bowling And Miranda Robin (13:23)

On a personal note, the entire Nowhere California team would like to thank Miranda and Kansas for taking the time out to talk with us. It was an honor to learn about your creative world.

If you want to learn more about the work of Kansas Bowling, CLICK HERE for Kansas Bowling’s Official Website

GETTING SCHOOLED.. Movie Review

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

At the 2016 Los Angeles Days of the Dead convention, I was able to attend a screening of the comedy/horror throwback “Getting Schooled” This movie takes place in early 80’s, as a group of students enter their high school for Saturday detention. These students are your “A-typical” John Hughes group and every high school social class is represented, from the princess to the loner outcast and everything in between.

This might sound very familiar, but you will learn quickly that this nostalgic road trip is about to hit some horrific backroads and the main speed bump comes in the form of the student’s wheel chair bound teacher, Mr. Roker. Roker is not your typical “push over” teacher, as he is a Vietnam vet and it is the ghosts from his past that unleashes hell on the session of detention and the students become the focus of this teacher’s rage.
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The cast of “Getting Schooled” was an excellent gathering of talents and their character’s evolution could challenge most big budget movies. In the world of independent filmmaking, especially in the horror genre, poor character development can lose an audience and the cast of “Getting School” stay clear of that potential roadblock.

There is a fine line in a comedy/horror movie, one side is a great movie and you can’t wait to recommend it to everybody, then the other side of the line is a late night Sy-Fy channel movie that you want to quickly forget. Also, with most nostalgia movies, it’s too easy for a film to have an 80’s theme and beat the viewer over the head with this idea, with “Getting Schooled” this concept isn’t aggressively forced upon the viewer and flows with the story that is unfolding.

“Getting Schooled” is a movie that I can see growing a great cult following, as it continues to be seen in conventions and festivals, then gaining a long life through streaming services and theaters. The word of mouth on this movie will continue to grow and I am glad to be a part of that, as I cannot wait for my next chance to see this movie. 9 out of 10.

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CLICK HERE For Nowhere California’s Interviews With The Cast And Crew Of “Getting Schooled”