Author Archives: magGot

Mr. Ben VS. Christopher Lee

Opening the Mind marks the end roads for the mountain of in-house productions that have weighed me down for most of my adult life. It was just the third time I filmed with Mr. Ben. But it will mark the final feature experience completed of our era of work. Mr. Ben was a portal of […]

Töte Mich Noch Einmal

An exciting addition to the special edition of OPENING THE MIND is the experimental German film, Töte Mich Noch Einmal. Below is a breakdown of the talent involved. Including Thomas Goersch who makes an appearance in OTM as well as The Profane Exhibit. Daniel Hadrović is a writer and filmmaker. He has Croatian citizenship and lives in […]

A Karyus Character

John Karyus is an eclectic character actor and Jack of Any Trade on an indie film set. We met at the B-Movie Film Festival in Syracuse, NY in 2000. He overheard a conversation and asked if he could chime in. Below he reflects of this, but it’s a moment I’ll never forget. He asked if […]

A Requiem For the magGots

Below is the first of the magGot Clan to chime in on the Opening the Mind journey. Without this crucial crossroads it may have forever been left in limbo. Creepies n’ Crawlies here is the master behind the aural assault Requiem, David Graham:   “In 2002 my good friend Michael Todd Schneider started writing a […]

Double Bill of Tricks and Treats

The time is now! Opening the Mind is available for pre-order in the magGot Store: OPEN YOUR FUCKING MIND!!! HERE! It just doesn’t get more exciting then finally closing the final two chapters of your life’s work thus far… on a single day. On Halloween night… The Profane Exhibit has at various times, felt like […]

A Devil’s Treat

On the eve of this very Devil’s Night, here’s a deadly little treat. The cover art reveal of Opening the Mind by magGot regular Nicholas Mears. He’s created the most cover art for this era of films. Nicholas is a multitalented creature of many mediums. A large background in special makeup fx. Underground filmmaking. Two […]

Max to the Max

Some of the greatest moments during each stage of production were shared with Max Almeida. His involvement with this era of work was incredibly prolific. To touch the surface he is a great idea man. Also his writing is top notch. We co-wrote …And Then I Helped with Nikki McIntyre. He fleshed out the skeleton […]

Family Business…

Opening the Mind is heaping with family business. Some whom are still in my life, some whom have moved on and some who are no longer walking the soil we take for granted. Many in your art life you hold higher then some family. Many spend a lifetime seeking their film family. Some are actually […]

The Countdown Begins

The final in house magGot Film is upon us.  Spanning seventeen years and several other films, productions and near death experiences. Opening the Mind is nearly upon us. Pre-sales on the first slew of limited editions will launch on Halloween. It was a massive moment of closure. Spending an evening with Eric James. A true […]