When I left the Chiller Theatre convention in October of 2019, I was planning on taking a break from it for a while. However, when they started announcing guests for the April 2020 Chiller, a Chiller Theatre that was to mark the convention’s 30th anniversary, in the early Winter of that year, I changed my mind and made a withdrawal from certain personal funds to attend the show. Chiller Theatre had announced some amazing guests, and I was looking forward to coming back sooner than anticipated.
2019 marked the third and final year of the contract between the Hoboken International Film Festival and my hometown of Greenwood Lake, NY. As I don’t know whether the festival will be coming back to Greenwood Lake, NY or not, I decided to make the most of attending this year. I saw several very interesting movies and shorts, and as I did on closing night of the festival last year, I did interviews on the red carpet. Attired in formal wear, or close to it at any rate, I spoke to the stars and got some interesting thoughts on the festival, its’ films and its’ impact.
Between Pop Geeks, my former writing base RetroJunk, and one article for Retro-Daze, I’ve done over 100 interviews over the course of almost 12 years. All of these interviews were set up online, but on Thursday, May 24th, 2018, I did my first set of interviews in a new way. I live in Greenwood Lake, NY, and my hometown is the current home of the Hoboken International Film Festival, a noted film festival created by filmmaker and former judge Kenneth Del Vecchio. Originally taking place in Hoboken, New Jersey, as befits the title, the festival has moved locations several times over the course of the past few years, and in 2017, it ended up in Greenwood Lake. With the assistance of festival press coordinator Lisa Munjack, I was able to do some interviews on closing night of the 2018 Hoboken International Film Festival, and here are those interviews, starting with Ms. Munjack herself. Although she doesn’t have an IMDB page, she does have a foot in the world of show business via her work with the HIFF, which can be further explored both on her business website and at the festival’s official website, so I decided to ask her a few questions before the red carpet was truly active.