DecayMag Podcast S4 EP 10: Exclusive Interviews

DecayMag Podcast S4 EP 10 Details

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1. Overview

In this week’s episode, we feature an exclusive interview with Micheal Gatt Composer for Blood Drive, Actress Renaye Loryman and Actor Tristan McKinnon of Alfred J Hemlock

2. Intro (00:00)

Opening Greetings

Host: Ken Artuz Founder, Editor of DecayMag

Co-Host: Stacy Cox, Staff Correspondent for DecayMag

3. Movie News

Ghostbusters: Dan Aykroyd’s Thoughts on Paul Feig’s Latest Reboot (01:00)

Deathwish: Remake Launches November 22, 2017 (16:10)

Amityville: Summer Release Cancelled (31:14)

I See You: Stars Helen Hunt (38:50)

4. Interview Micheal Gatt, Composer (43:47) Michael Gatt Blood Drive

Michael Gatt is a composer for film and television as well as the Creative Director of Gattsound. He has been blessed with an extraordinary life. Touring with various bands, he has shared the stage with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Squeeze, Social Distortion and even Spinal Tap. Taking

a sabbatical from performing, Michael spent years traveling the world with nothing but his guitar and a backpack. He visited over 50 countries, learned Spanish and Portuguese, and was able to broaden his musical horizons jamming with locals all around the world.

Upon his return, Michael set his sights on composing. He established GattSound, a boutique music, and mix facility, and initially began composing for national commercials, video games, and movie trailers. Michael then had the chance to score a show for Shark Week and was instantly hooked on the storytelling nature of long-form composing. This led to a string of shows for Discovery Channel, including four of the highest rated shark week shows of all time.

Shortly thereafter, Michael was given an opportunity to score a short film for the Despicable Me Minions franchise. This led to numerous collaborations with Illumination and Universal, including six more short films featuring characters from Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and SING

5. Interview  Renaye Loryman and Tristan McKinnon (68:53) Tristan McKinnon, Renaye Loryman Alfred J Hemlock
(r) Tristan McKinnon, (l) Renaye Loryman

Renaye grew up in Maitland where she performed in several plays for the Maitland Repertory Society including A Woman of No Importance, The Servant of Two Masters and The Day After The Fair. In 2004, she was in the one-act play Two Women and a Chair, for which she won Best Actress at the Tamworth Drama Festival. Her other credits include Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Claire in The Maids for Flying Teapot Theatre and Jessica in The Merchant of Venice for the Sydney Shakespeare Company

Tristan studied acting at The Actors Pulse and at the Actors Centre Australia. After an extensive season with Shakespeare On The Green (2008-2013), he has focused his energy on feature film and short film projects. Recent credits include period thriller The Sirius (2016), Sci-fi thriller Quanta (2016), and horror web series The Witness Articles (2016). Upcoming titles include independent short Doggy, crime fantasy Amy Danzig, and a featuring role in the cult hit Wyrmwood TV.

6. Movie Trailers

Killing Ground (114:53)

Director: Damien Power
Writer: Damien Power

A couples camping trip turns into a frightening ordeal when they stumble across the scene of a horrific crime.

What The Waters Left Behind, A.K.A. Los Olvidados (118:17)

Directors: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti
Writers: Luciano Onetti, Nicolás Onetti

Awakening the Zodiac (125:32)

Director: Jonathan Wright


Jennifer Archer

Mike Horrigan

Jonathan Wright


The story follows a down-on-their-luck couple who discovers a serial killer’s film reels.

Lost Gully Road (132:03)

Director: Donna McRae
Writers: Donna McRae, Michael Vale

Lucy travels to an isolated house in the forest to wait for her sister. They have worked out a risky scheme for their future and all she needs to do is sit it out. However, a sinister presence may have something different in mind.

7. TV News

The Exorcist: Season 2 Cast (136:30)

Fear the Walking Dead: Viewer Stats (139:43)

American Horror Story: Season 7 Filming Underway (144:10)

8. Closing (153:50)


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