Interviews: Matthew Packman (Writer/Director), Lanae Hyneman (Devin) and Alice Shen (Juilya) – Real Cool Time (Video/Audio)

From writer/director Matthew Packman comes Real Cool Time, a 25-minute horror short that stars Lanae Hyneman, Alice Shen, and Kara Gray.

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The story revolves around a music journalist named Juliya, an obnoxious woman, who needs to complete a series of interviews with Devin Crane, the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for Devin Crane and the Ragged Way. Devin has been ducking it and Juliya has hunted her down to a junky apartment, insisting that they do the interview, even though Devin appears to be in no good state to talk.

Juliya is not welcome, but she berates Devin into doing the interview. It goes about as well as you would expect. It’s every interviewer’s nightmare really, as Devin basically gives one-word answers and acts like she wishes she was anywhere else.

Things get heated when Devin refuses to talk about her European tour, and it turns out that Juliya has an agenda. Digging to get the scoop about a series of events that occurred overseas. The memories cause Devon to have a panic attack.

Juliya won’t leave, regardless of Devin’s insistence, and they continue to talk. Devin slowly opening up and revealing the truth of what happened. A truth that is far more terrifying and bloody than Juliya could ever imagine.

You can read our full review of the short here, watch the trailer here, and follow Real Cool Time on Instagram to keep up to date with the news.

We spoke to Matthew Packman all about Real Cool Time. You can listen to that interview via Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube below.

We also spoke to actors Lanae Hyneman, who plays Devin, and Alice Shen, who plays Juilya about the movie. You can listen to that interview via Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube below.


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