Episode: 256

What’s Inside 256

 

Writer/Director/Producer Joel Soisson (https://twitter.com/JoelSoisson) talks about his film “My Best Worst Adventure”.

Video game legend Walter Day (https://thewalterdaycollection.com/) talks about his predictions for the future of gaming.

0:00 SEGMENT 1: Joel Soisson talks about his obsession with horror, racing Cambodian water buffalos, filming in southeast Asia, picking up a parasite, making “Dracula 2000” with Bob Weinstein, Christopher Plummer, and Gerard Butler, and what draws him to “The Prophecy” series.

16:15 SEGMENT 2: Joel Soisson talks about what makes him want to produce a film, what a producer does, why writing and directing is more fun than producing, wanting to be an animator and cinematographer, staying busy during COVID, and working on a “Magnificent Seven” remake with Danny Trejo.

28:23 SEGMENT 3: Walter Day talks about partnering with Old School Gamer Magazine at Planet Comicon’s Planet Entertainment Zone (PEZ) where they held the Retro Gaming Olympics. Walter also discusses how every new game eventually becomes a retro game and how there have always been people who wanted to be professional gamers and people who wanted to watch them play.

41:18 SEGMENT 4: Walter Day talks about how meditation helped him visualize the future of video games, how Twin Galaxies helped legitimize competitive e-sports, video game addiction, how close we are to “Ready Player One” becoming real, and his favorite video game movies.

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