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PRESS RELEASE: Video Artists Get “Liberated,” Announce “Experimentally ILL 4,” D.I.Y. Indie Film Fest

“To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return.” -Taoist proverb
“I kept waiting for it to happen. But that ol’ Indie spirit, it don’t wait forever. Sooner or later, Indie spirit rolls up the sleeves and says “s’cool – we’ll just do it ourselves.” -Kevin Smith, on DIY/self-distribution
“Don’t hate the media, become the media.” -Jello Biafra
“The medium is the message.” -Marshall McLuhan

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(L-R: Experimentally ILL co-founders Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie, with “Paris Hilton,” Mick Cusimano. Middle: A.J. 8, shooting “Don’t Spill The Eggs” on Newbury St, Boston, MA. The unique short film, among others, hits the screen at Experimentally ILL 4 in late March, 2011.)

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Video Artists Get “Liberated,” Announce “Experimentally ILL 4,” D.I.Y.
Indie Film Fest At Somerville And Coolidge Corner Theater March Dates,
Call For Entries

(Boston, MA, 1/26/2011) – Local cable access show producers and
regional award-winning video artists Mike Phelan O’Toole (of Needham)
and Lawrence Hollie (of Waltham) announce the fourth installment of
their “Experimentally Ill” showcase; a two hour movie screening of
eclectic low budget short films, animation, and esoteric video art,
taking place on three dates in the Boston area. After a two-year
hiatus, the triumphant return, dubbed “Experimentally ILL 4: LibeRATED
eX,” kicks off March 16th at the historic Somerville Theater, followed
by a second show on March 18th. Finally, March 24th marks the final
date in the three show festival, with a return to Brookline’s famous
Coolidge Corner Theater. All screenings are from 7PM to 9PM. All
tickets are $7.00, and are first come, first serve. Seating is
limited, so plan to arrive early. This is an independently produced
event, put on by the artist collective, within the theaters’ screening
rooms.

Caustic wit meets intense bark, as each screening will be emceed by
punk poet, storyteller and improv comedian Mike Phelan O’Toole, and
Quincy Brisco, former WBCN-era “Toucher and Rich Show” radio
personality, and current host of Brookline Access Television’s DIY
rock concert event, “The Golden Sounds Series.” The events will
exhibit off-beat works by Hollie, O’Toole and a motley crew of other
innovative indie video-makers, with submissions open to all. Producers
with approximately three to ten minute digital film works should
contact Hollie and O’Toole by March 1st, to be considered for the
festival dates. No music videos, please. The submission fee is $5.00.

The showcase evolved out of a desire from the duo to reward quality
creative efforts that may be overlooked by more pretentious “festival”
outlets, “It’s a very D.I.Y. approach, and, to me, a “filmic” answer
to punk rock. We aim to break the mold, gather a community of artists,
and maybe help change the model of how things are done, or interpreted by
viewers,” says Mike Phelan O’Toole. “We saw we needed a bigger stage
than simply a TV screen. This is a love letter to short works with
tall visions, and misfits, who have quality work, but have not gotten
proper exposure yet. Rather than hear “no” from someone else, we
decided to unite, collaborate, and say “yes” together. It’s “Be the
change you hope to see.” The live energy of the audience raises the
stakes. One different piece comes right after another, like a set from
The Ramones. As always, I’m also excited to communicate with
new people, face-to-face. This is kind of the “Anti-Sundance.”
concludes O’Toole.
Co-Impresario Lawrence Hollie emphasizes the duo’s view of the
importance of artist and audience being comfortable going against
mainstream conventions of media, and rallying to champion a quality
alternative in a proper movie theater setting, by adding, “Counter
programming your way. Be the other. Be part of THE CHOICE.”

Indeed, Sarah Shanfield, of Metro Boston, in breaking news of the
first Experimentally ILL, wrote that “If you know Mike Phelan O’Toole
and Lawrence Hollie from TV, you know that they make programming for
community access that isn’t always accessible. And hilariously so.”
In dissecting the film fests’ ethos, in a piece covering the third
event, Harry Vaughn of The Weekly Dig raved, “In a time when film
festivals, however indie-friendly they may appear to be, sell their
souls to audience pandering, Juno-toting, Fox Searchlight producers
(read: Patagonia-wearing Sundance hipsters), it’s a relief to stumble
into “Experimentally Ill,” a festival that actually dedicates itself
to promoting out-there artistic video and film endeavors.”

This brand-new series of screenings will include the shoe-string
budget films of local artist D.L. Polonsky, such as his new,
day-in-the-life video short “Blid,” and surreal live action/animation
pieces by “Your Professor of Surrealism” Mick Cusimano, such as his
newly completed, poetry-inspired “Don’t Spill The Eggs,” in which
Cusimano, O’Toole, Hollie, a Paris Hilton look-a-like and one A.J. 8
co-star. In September, 2010, the group was immortalized, as part of
Cusimano’s “ImagineNation” cartoon strip, in Imagine Magazine,
to promote the film. The periodical covers “the business of film, TV, and
new media production in the Northeast.”
The showcase will also feature Quincy Brisco’s star-turn in
Lawrence Hollie’s neo-noir “The Detective,” Henry Rollins/Spalding
Gray/Kevin Smith/Max Headroom-inspired spoken word by Mike Phelan O’Toole,
Andy Macbain, of rock band Tunnel Of Love, in “Enthusiasm Unlimited,”
in which crowds will see “Andy smoke” and “Andy work,” as well as
the Tarantino-esque shorts of local Dom Portalla’s Door 11 Productions,
an animated short which begs the question “Have you ever seen a bearded
man jogging?” and sundry other films not often given the silver screen
treatment.

For more on Experimentally Ill, please contact Mike Phelan O’Toole at
mikeovideo@gmail.com, and visit ExperimentallyILL.com.

With the new, “liberated” format of multiple dates and venues,
“Experimentally ILL 4” looks to expand on the ambition of “screening
movies that will leave some disturbed, and others refreshed and
invigorated,” as Harry Vaughn last wrote in 2009. Moviegoers less
receptive to the concept of low budget and experimental works would
benefit from an open mind in attending, as writer Jeff Miranda of The
Boston Globe noted that “as someone who often swims with the
mainstream, “alternative” sounds pretty appealing right about now.”

“This is the real independent cinema. These filmmakers have no support
from any movie studio; they probably receive disdain from film
establishment! Thankfully there are DIY people out there that won’t
let their vision remain on a bar napkin (or equivalent). Kudos to
co-host Mike Phelan O’Toole and this cadre of local video artists for
getting their shorts into the public realm.” praises Rob Vassegh,
writer of popular blog Cheap Thrills Boston, in covering
Experimentally Ill.

Hollie and O’Toole have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, since 2001. They are known as
producers/performers in the community television shows “Random Acts,”
an experimental variety program, and “Solipsist’s Dispatch,” O’Toole’s
solo spoken word program, in addition to their video work with
Boston/Ireland rock band Midatlantic. Both Hollie and O’Toole are
recipients of separate “Most Innovative” awards from The Alliance For
Community Media’s Northeast Regional Video Festival for their creative
productions. In November of 2010, they shared award honors in the
“Profile Talk Show – Professional” category for “Solipsist’s Dispatch.”
The first, second, and third editions of “Experimentally ILL” have
seen positive mention in Metro Boston, Boston Phoenix, The Weekly Dig
of Boston, and The Needham Times, among other print and web publications.

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FOR PRESS: Video Artists Announce “Experimentally ILL 5,” D.I.Y. Indie Film Fest December Dates At Somerville And Coolidge Corner Theater.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Artists Announce “Experimentally ILL 5,” D.I.Y.
Indie Film Fest December Dates At Somerville And Coolidge Corner Theater.

(Boston, MA, 11/1/2012) – Local award-winning cable access show
producers-turned-indie filmmakers Michael Phelan O’Toole
(AKA Mike O’Toole of Needham) and Lawrence Hollie (of his van)
announce the fifth
installment of their “Experimentally Ill” film festival; a series of
two-hour movie screenings of eclectic low budget short films,
animation, and esoteric video art, taking place on December 5, 6, 7,
and 13th, in the Boston area.

The 2012 D.I.Y. festival, dubbed “Experimentally ILL FIVE-ever,” kicks
off December 5th at the historic Somerville Theater, followed by a
second show, at Brookline Access Television’s theatre on December 6th.
The filmmakers return to The Somerville Theatre on December 7th,
before closing out the four show series the following week, with a
screening at Brookline’s famous Coolidge Corner Theater on December 13th.
All screenings are from 7PM to 9PM. All tickets are $10.00, and are
first come, first serve, unless otherwise noted.
Seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. This is an independently
produced event, put on by the Experimentally ILL production team,
within the theaters’ screening rooms. This year’s festival is
dedicated to the memory of the late Dawn Reger, an arts-lover, local
performer and friend of the producers.

Experimentally ILL 5 is sponsored by
friends at ExplosionBus.com, home of the new animated webseries from
the team behind Comedy Central’s cult-hit “Dr. Katz: Professional
Therapist:” comic Jonathan Katz and producer Tom Snyder. Explosion Bus
episodes will screen at the festival, in addition to a pending lineup
of other shorts. “Explosion
Bus” sees Katz and Cheers/Seinfeld writer Tom Leopold star as “two
pathetic men who create a traveling talent show.” On that theme,
Experimentally ILL producers O’Toole and Hollie are “two pathetic men
who create… A film festival.”

Caustic wit meets intense bark, as each screening will be emceed by
punk poet, spoken word artist and improv comic Mike O’Toole,
and Quincy Brisco, former WBCN-era “Toucher and Rich Show” radio
personality, in addition to featuring guests, like fringe filmmaker
John Hartman’s dancing Goth Robot and documentarian Rod Webber’s
larger-than-life cohort, ex-WWE wrestler-turned politician Dougie “Tiny
The Terrible” Tunstall. The events will exhibit off-beat films by
Hollie, O’Toole and a motley crew of other innovative indie
video-makers.

“Most people assume the next Quentin Tarantino will emerge from the
lofty trappings of Sundance, Cannes, or any number of prestigious film
festivals. …There are new filmmakers on the local scene hoping to
find cinematic success without having to rub shoulders with Robert
Redford,” as David Wildman wrote of “Experimentally ILL” in The Boston
Globe last year.

O’Toole and Hollie’s film festival evolved out of a desire from the
duo to reward quality creative efforts that may be overlooked by more
pretentious “festival” outlets, “This is Experimentally ILL Five-ever,
because, this is our fifth fest, but the ethos of what we’re doing
shall go on forever. It’s a very D.I.Y. approach, and, to me, a
“filmic” answer to punk rock. We aim to break the mold, gather a
community of artists, and maybe help change the model of how film is
interpreted,” says Michael Phelan O’Toole. “This is a love letter to small works
with big visions, and those misfits we’ve met along the way. The
energy of the audience raises the stakes. There’s nothing like someone
shaking your hand and saying they dug the show, versus clicking the
“Like” button on Facebook. It’s 2012! The end is near! See
nontraditional films in a traditional theatre, while you still can.”
concludes O’Toole.

Co-Impresario Lawrence Hollie emphasizes the duo’s view of the
importance of producing alternative media, and D.I.Y. events, by
adding “Counter programming your way. Be the other. Be part of THE
CHOICE.”

Indeed, Sarah Shanfield, of Metro Boston, in breaking news of the
first Experimentally ILL, wrote that “If you know Mike O’Toole
and Lawrence Hollie from TV, you know that they make programming for
community access that isn’t always accessible. And hilariously so.”

In dissecting the film fests’ enduring ethos, Harry Vaughn of The Dig
wrote, “In a time when film festivals, however indie-friendly they may
appear to be, sell their souls to audience pandering, Juno-toting, Fox
Searchlight producers (read: Patagonia-wearing Sundance hipsters),
it’s a relief to stumble into “Experimentally Ill,” a festival that
actually dedicates itself to promoting out-there artistic video and
film endeavors.”

For more on Experimentally Ill, please contact Michael Phelan O’Toole at
mikeovideo@gmail.com, and visit ExperimentallyILL.com.

Currently films slated for screening include Dan Lucal’s “Parking
Spot,” starring A.J. 8, “Dance of The Clones,” starring Andy Macbain,
Mike Messier’s “Wrestling With Sanity” trilogy, “Banana King”
freak-show excerpts, James “Perfect Jimmy” Bernardinelli’s “Tim &
Eric”-style pieces, Mick Cusimano’s gorilla-suited “Monkey Do, Monkey
Don’t,” Rod Webber’s “My Utopia” cartoons, and “Quantum Schizoid,” a
spoken word meditation, starring Dougie “Tiny The Terrible” Tunstall,
and many more.

While the complete film lineups are still pending, this year’s festival
boasts proud official sponsors, whose shorts will also be featured,
including “Explosion Bus” episodes never-before seen on the big
screen, psychedelic shorts from the “Reel Groovy Films” team,
currently making the festival rounds with their grind-house epic
“Planet Diva,” in addition to the work of writer/director Dom Portalla
of Door Eleven Productions, who brings his latest short, “Nicky.”

Thanks to these official sponsors and additional contributers,
“Experimentally ILL 5” is able to expand on the ambition of “screening
movies that will leave some disturbed, and others refreshed and
invigorated,” as Harry Vaughn last wrote.

Both Hollie and O’Toole are known as heralds of “The underground cable
access TV scene… Bursting with edgy creativity!,” as David Wildman
relayed in Time Out Boston last year, as recipients of separate “Most
Innovative” awards from The Alliance For Community Media’s video
festivals. They have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, since 2001, being producers/performers
in the community television shows “Random Acts,” an experimental
variety program, and “Solipsist’s Dispatch,” O’Toole’s award-winning
solo spoken word program. They are also known for their music video
work with Boston/Ireland rock band All Echoes Return (ex-Midatlantic),
who opened for Letters To Cleo’s hometown reunion show at The
Paradise Rock Club in ‘08.

The previous editions of “Experimentally ILL” have been featured in
The Boston Globe, Time Out Boston, Metro Boston, Boston Phoenix, The
Dig and The Needham Times, among other print and web publications.

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Press Kit

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Print, broadcast and new media are invited to contact us for an “Experimentally ILL” interview!
Please e-mail the PR practitioner, Mike Phelan O’Toole, for additional material or information at MikeOVideo@gmail.com

Click here for an archive of PRESS RELEASES
Click here for a mass of PRESS CLIPPINGS and FLYER JPGs

FRESH PRESS :

Time Out Boston site:
Article Link: Film fest rundown: Reel Fest + Experimentally Ill 4
Quick Link: http://www.tinyurl.com/ExpILL4TimeOut

Boston Phoenix week of 3/11/2011: Page 18 A & E Picks.
Article Link: EVENTS: Experimentally Ill 4 at Somerville Theatre
Quick Link: http://www.tinyurl.com/ExpILL4Phx
Print version has a PIC, web has a F#CK.

March 2011 issue of New England film trade Imagine Magazine, page 29 or http://www.imaginenews.com

THE BOSTON GLOBE 3/6/2011 – MOVIES: Page N16
Article Link: Area filmmakers roll out reel alternatives to big festivals
Quick Links:
Boston Globe 1: http://www.tinyurl.com/ExpILL4BostonGlobe
Boston Globe 2: http://www.tinyurl.com/ExpILL4Globe2
A PRINT SCAN is HERE:
reel alternatives- AMALGAM
Experimentally ILL 4 Press Shot by Judy Johnson

Area filmmakers roll out reel alternatives to big festivals

Director-actor Rod Webber is the force behind the third Reel Fest, coming to the Somerville Theatre. Experimentally Ill 4, another local festival set to run at the Somerville and Coolidge Corner theaters, is the creation of filmmakers Mike Phelan O’Toole, Lawrence Hollie, and Quincy Brisco. (Judy Johnson)

By David Wildman
Globe Correspondent / March 6, 2011

Most people assume the next Quentin Tarantino will emerge from the lofty trappings of Sundance, Cannes, or any number of prestigious film festivals. Whether or not this is true, there are new filmmakers on the local scene hoping to find cinematic success without having to rub shoulders with Robert Redford. Their solution: If you can’t get your film into the big festivals, then hold your own.

“Usually festivals are just a lot of people passing out cards, running around, and shaking hands,’’ says Rod Webber, a director and actor whose event, Reel Fest, is in its third year. “New filmmakers have a vision, but not of how to bring their work to the world. I’m offering a way.’’

As the main festival organizer, Webber offers a vision that includes fun, interjected in part by combining live music performances with screenings. His filmmaking philosophy carries over to Reel Fest management: He operates on the barest of budgets, and he will accept donations but refuses to ask for payment from potential participants or to line up corporate sponsors.

“There is something about the submission fees [at major festivals] that is akin to the way they sell beer in clubs to make money,’’ says Webber, who is also a performing singer-songwriter. “I understand the necessity of it, but I don’t want to be entangled in that nastiness.’’

Reel Fest will feature the debut of Webber’s latest work, “My America,’’ a shocking drama on the subject of racism that he shot in a whirlwind three days. It wasn’t just that he had borrowed a camera and had to get it back; he was adhering to a personal manifesto that limits the time and money allowed on a project. Webber’s manifesto grew out of making his first few films, one of which was terminally delayed when the diminutive lead, Douglas “Tiny’’ Tunstall, turned his efforts to a quixotic run for mayor of Pawtucket, R.I. Webber went with the flow and made a documentary about it, “A Man Among Giants.’’ After that he vowed to always play one of the main parts, do most of the camerawork, and as director be the only one in the production who knows the full story, allowing everyone else to create their own roles and dialogue. This technique has since developed into a semi-documentary improvisational style that has become part of his art.

“It’s like jazz. We just go out there and do our thing, get into our imaginary space,’’ says Webber.

Also showing will be “Northern Comfort’’ from 2008, another manifesto-spawned Webber production that features Greta Gerwig (who starred alongside Ben Stiller in “Greenberg’’). In addition to Webber’s films and a wide variety of shorts, there will be six other featured films, including “The Why,’’ a chilling meditation on death by Anthony Pedone, Eli Higgins, and Stephen Floyd; Frankie Latina’s “Modus Operandi,’’ an action-packed CIA black-ops thriller; and Elizabeth Spear’s “Little Gods,’’ a wartime Afghanistan profile shot entirely with an iPhone.

Webber isn’t the only local filmmaker holding a festival. Lawrence Hollie and Mike Phelan O’Toole’s co-venture, Experimentally Ill 4, is also a vehicle to get their work up on the big screen. Both have shows with Brookline cable access television, so they’ve taken advantage of available digital cameras to branch out into the world of film.

“Part of the stigma of cable access is that maybe not too many people are watching and there are low production values. We’re trying to be creative using the tools we can get our hands on,’’ says O’Toole.

Hollie ran the experimental show Random Acts, and O’Toole hosted a one-man Henry Rollins-influenced program he called Insubordinate. In 2006 they combined their efforts for Random Acts of Insubordination, an overview of their mutual creative work which they showed at a gallery in Cambridge. For their next event they moved to the Coolidge Corner Theatre and changed the name to Experimentally Ill. Now in its fourth year, the show has grown into a multiple-venue, four-day festival. A total of 22 films will be screened, including shorts and full-length features such as Noah Lydiard’s “June,’’ a comedy about a boy who builds a flying machine; John Hartman’s “Petrified,’’ a horror story where wax figures come to life; “Don’t Spill the Eggs,’’ a surrealist romp by cartoonist Mick Cusimano; D.L. Polonsky’s “Ersatz,’’ about a fiction writer who carries around her deceased father’s head; and “Quincy Brisco: A Life Unedited,’’ a documentary by Hollie, O’Toole, and Brisco, an offbeat and eccentric luminary of the underground cable-access scene who, with O’Toole, will also host the festival.

“Quincy was this guy that came in every day to the station and said, ‘I want to do a show.’ They wanted me to get rid of him,’’ says Hollie. “Instead, I sat him down and listened to him do this amazing monologue.’’

Like Webber, O’Toole and Hollie refuse to charge fees to filmmakers, and they welcome all styles of filmmaking, with one exception: music videos.

“We’re trying to promote people that put the effort into a narrative work. We don’t need to see dogs dancing to ‘Billie Jean,’ ’’ says Hollie.

Both he and O’Toole believe their festival has the potential to grow in size and respectability because what they are offering the public is a real filmgoing experience.

“We’re kind of traditionalists in that sense,’’ says O’Toole. “It’s great, the theater is dark and you smell the popcorn. And there’s nothing like someone shaking your hand and saying they dug the show, versus clicking the ‘like’ button on Facebook.’’

Reel Fest runs March 11-15 at the Somerville Theatre; see http://www.reelfest.org for more information. Experimentally Ill 4 runs March 16 and 18 at the Somerville Theatre, March 24 at Coolidge Corner Theatre, and March 31 at BATV in Brookline; see http://www.experimentallyill.com.

David Wildman can be reached at davidpwildman@gmail.com.

© Copyright 2011 Globe Newspaper Company.


Selected press clippings (click to enlarge, download, & read more):

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Metro Boston: "Experimentally ILL" event press (Mike Phelan O'Toole & Lawrence Hollie) - SCREEN CAP

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Experimentally ILL 2 Press : BOSTON PHOENIX (9/11/08) - "Rough Cuts"

Experimentally ILL 2 event preview piece - Boston.com

"EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 3 : Juno Lovers Beware" Week of 2/25/09 article from the Weekly Dig paper  (Ver.2)

"EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 3 : Juno Lovers Beware" Week of 2/25/09 article from the Weekly Dig paper  (Ver. 1)

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Quotes from press and praise:

“Mike Phelan O’Toole and his crew watch cable access so you don’t have to.”
-Boston Phoenix

“If you know Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie from TV, you know that they make programming for community access that isn’t always accessible. And hilariously so.”
-Metro Boston

“In a time when film festivals, however indie-friendly they may appear to be, sell their souls to audience pandering, Juno-toting, Fox Searchlight producers (read: Patagonia-wearing Sundance hipsters), it’s a relief to stumble into “Experimentally Ill,” a festival that actually dedicates itself to promoting out-there artistic video & film endeavors. Mike Phelan O’Toole and Quincy Brisco host…” -Weekly Dig

“Mike & Lawrence – You guys are an unstoppable force. You’re a video-making hurricane. Mother Nature pays its respects to you. Father Time is like “these dudes defy me, but that’s cool.” Thank you.”
-Dave Franz,
Former drummer/multi-instrumentalist/producer for Midatlantic, author of the first book on Pro Tools home recording

“Hi Mike. Love the viddy from the other night. You guys are awesome. Thanks.”
-Carmelita,
host of WAAF Boston’s Bay State Rock radio program

For any and all media inquires, please e-mail MikeOVideo@gmail.com

Experimentally ILL 5 media coverage begins!

The first EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 5 reel has been completed, and the playlist will be posted on the website soon. Experimentally ILL 5 media coverage has begun to pickup (dare we say “media tour?”) Here are some updates as to where and when you can catch the ILLNESS out in the world (or world wide web):

Hometown Weekly gave us the first bite off our ILL Experimentally ILL 5 press release regarding an interview/print piece: @MikeOToole did an interview w/ @josh_perry10 yesterday for Needham’s Hometown Weekly paper regarding his media/arts history & the @expill film fest. Piece TBA (Thinking next Thursday)! Link/scan will be posted on the site.

Lawrence Holle and Mike O’Toole are going to be in studio at http://unregularradio.com/ ‘s CITYWIDE BLACKOUT on Saturday, November 24 at 6:30PM promoting Experimentally ILL 5, sharing stories, and more. CITYWIDE BLACKOUT starts at 6-8PM on UnRegular Radio’s Uncensored channel – visit their site and click on the stream to the right to listen. Also works on iPhone! Checkout http://CityWideBlackout.blogspot.com/ for more info, archives, and more. Thanks to @citywidemax who posted ILL info on their blog here: http://t.co/fS7PAO5q

Special thanks go to Reel Groovy Films’s director John Hartman, who appeared on the previous edition of Citywide Blackout, giving mention to EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 5, and the upcoming festival dates, which will feature several of his films.
Listen to the archive of that episode at the link below. John is on the show around 61 minutes in. The show hosts also mention the Experimentally ILL DIY Film Fest at the close of the program, teasing our upcoming in-studio appearance.

http://citywideblackout.blogspot.com/2012/11/citywide-blackout-elizabeth-lorrey-rock.html#comment-form

Stay tuned for more EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 5 media coverage as our tour to ILL continues!

Experimentally ILL 5: 2012 Film Festival TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!

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“EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 5” FILM FEST – CURRENT 2012 TOUR DATES:
(as of 10/13/2012)

DECEMBER 5, 6, 7. 2012.

[Official PRESS RELEASE is forthcoming.]

Each individual date features its own UNIQUE lineup of MA-made indie films and videos (shorts and occasionally features), along with onstage intro from hosts @MikeOToole & @QuincyBrisco and possible other performances. Finally, we bring willing artists onstage with us, for a Q&A/chat session. Our Official Sponsors will be featured, and have a chance to chat as well!

— DATES, SHOWTIMES and VENUES are as follows: —

* Wednesday December 5: 7-9PM at Somerville Theatre (The Micro-Cinema)

* Thursday December 6: 7-9PM at Brookline Access Television (Theatre)

* Friday December 7: 7-9PM at Somerville Theatre (The Micro-Cinema)

SPECIAL THANKS from @MikeOToole, @Lawrence Hollie and @QuincyBrisco, to our friends and Official Sponsors: ZEE ZARBOCK & JOHN HARTMAN of http://ReelGroovyFilms.com , TOM SNYDER, JONATHAN KATZ, TOM LEOPOLD & KATIE COVETT of http://ExplosionBus.com , and DOM PORTALLA of http://DoorElevenProductions.com

– A reminder: as you’ll know if you followed our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, these are DIY shows, and our venues do not go out of their way to promote Experimentally ILL – you may not see notice of the shows on venues’ OFFICIAL websites – but we will be out in the press and other mediums spreading notice.
E-MAIL mikeovideo@gmail.com and follow @MikeOToole on Twitter.com if you need more info asap. Further information, including press release and specific film lineup is coming soon…

WE WILL LET YA’ KNOW ANY CHANGES!
http://experimentallyill.com/

Experimentally ILL 4 dates announced!

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“Experimentally ILL 4: LibeRATED eX”
2011 three night film fest dates and info:
Any and all filmmakers are encouraged to submit their 3-10 minute works!

March 16th: Somerville Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
March 18th: Somerville Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
Tickets are $7 at the door.
Website for directions: http://SomervilleTheatreOnline.com

March 24th: Coolidge Corner Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
Tickets are $7 at the door.
Website for directions: http://Coolidge.org

Seating is limited at both venues, so please plan to arrive early.

Entry fee for those wishing to submit a short film (digital video) is $5. Entry deadline is March 1, 2011.
Producers must email capzap1@yahoo.com to find out if slots are still available to enter their work.
Press contact is mikeovideo@gmail.com
An official press release coming soon.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Artists Unveil Own Alternative Film Showcase at Coolidge Corner Theatre

(Boston, MA, 1/9/08) – Cable access show producers and local video
artists Mike Phelan O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie announce the third
installment of their “Experimentally Ill” showcase; a two hour movie
screening of eclectic low budget films, animation, music videos and
esoteric video art, taking place at Brookline’s historic Coolidge
Corner Theatre on February 26th at 7:00PM. Emceed by O’Toole and
Quincy Brisco of WBCN Boston’s “Toucher and Rich” radio program, the
event will exhibit works by O’Toole and Hollie, and other innovative
indie video-makers.

The showcase comes out of a desire from the duo to reward quality
creative efforts that may be overlooked by more pretentious “festival”
outlets, “It’s a very D.I.Y, punk approach. We want to show people
that these different works can be innovative and entertaining, and
that the personalities behind them are just as interesting,” says
O’Toole. “We saw we needed a bigger stage than simply a TV screen.
This is a love letter to small artists with big visions. The live
energy raises the stakes.”

Past screenings have included the Emmy-winning “It’s Jerry Time” web
cartoons, films of artist D.L. Polonsky, music videos of rock bands
Uncle Monsterface and Midatlantic and other works. For more on
Experimentally Ill, please contact Mike Phelan O’Toole.

Hollie and O’Toole have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, as producers/ hosts of the cable access
show “Random Acts,” for seven years. They are recipients of separate
“Most Innovative” awards from The Alliance For Community Media for
their creative productions.

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(Seeking interviews for features covering the artists/presenters, and
the event, or event previews, listings, and anything else. A WORD file
of the press release is attached. Alternate PHOTOS for pieces are
available upon request, if a photo shoot is not desired. Many thanks. )

Visit the following links for some previous coverage on past
shows and events.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/news/x1001331782/Needham-resident-promotes-creativity-through-cable-access-show

http://www.metrobostonnews.com/us/article/2008/07/10/02/3327-66/index.xml?print=1

A brief wrieup was also in the Boston Phoenix September 11th, 2008
issue – Arts + Music + Events, pg. 3

Event Schedule

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“EXPERIMENTALLY ILL 5” 2012 Film Festival TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED!:

Each individual date features its own UNIQUE lineup of MA-made indie films and videos (shorts and occasionally features), along with onstage intro from hosts @MikeOToole & @QuincyBrisco and possible other performances. Finally, we bring willing artists onstage with us, for a Q&A/chat session. Our Official Sponsors will be featured, and have a chance to chat as well!

– DATES, SHOWTIMES and VENUES are as follows: –

* Wednesday December 5: 7-9PM at Somerville Theatre (The Micro-Cinema)

* Thursday December 6: 7-9PM at Brookline Access Television (Theatre)

* Friday December 7: 7-9PM at Somerville Theatre (The Micro-Cinema)

* Thursday December 13: 7-9PM at Coolidge Corner Theatre (Video Screening Room)

SPECIAL THANKS from @MikeOToole, @Lawrence Hollie and @QuincyBrisco, to our friends and Official Sponsors: ZEE ZARBOCK & JOHN HARTMAN of http://ReelGroovyFilms.com , TOM SNYDER, JONATHAN KATZ, TOM LEOPOLD & KATIE COVETT of http://ExplosionBus.com , and DOM PORTALLA of http://DoorElevenProductions.com

– A reminder: as you’ll know if you followed our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, these are DIY shows, and our venues do not go out of their way to promote Experimentally ILL – you may not see notice of the shows on venues’ OFFICIAL websites – but we will be out in the press and other mediums spreading notice.
E-MAIL mikeovideo@gmail.com and follow @MikeOToole on Twitter.com if you need more info asap. Further information, including press release and specific film lineup is coming soon…
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Click here for a list of the Experimentally ILL crew’s upcoming live events

Past Show Dates:
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“Experimentally ILL 4: LibeRATED eX”
2011 FOUR night short film fest dates and info:

March 16th: Somerville Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
March 18th: Somerville Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
Tickets are $7 at the door.
Website for directions: http://SomervilleTheatreOnline.com

March 24th: Coolidge Corner Theatre @ 7PM to 9PM
Tickets are $7 at the door.
Website for directions: http://Coolidge.org

NEW DATE ADDED!
March 31st: Brookline Access Television
Screening Room @ 7PM to 9PM
Website for directions: http://BATV.org

Seating is limited at all venues, so please plan to arrive early.

About Us

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(L-R: Michael Phelan O’Toole, Lawrence Hollie, Quincy Brisco.)

Experimentally ILL Radio is currently an innovative arts & entertainment podcast (3 year old 100+ episode web talk show of audio & recently video) produced/hosted by award-winning filmmaker/writer/actor/spoken word artist Michael O’Toole, featuring long-form (2-3 hour) career profile interviews with New England area & internationally recognized  countercultural artists, performers, filmmakers & creative thinkers of a wide discipline. It provides an alternative forum to document otherwise unheard life stories through intelligent & witty conversation pertaining to arts, humanities, interpretive sciences, mental health, creative process, overcoming obstacles & more, live out of a self-funded/self-taught home studio.

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Read about some of the history of Experimentally ILL Radio and the story behind the Experimentally ILL Productions team!

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In breaking news of Boston, MA’s “Experimentally ILL” film festival in
2008, Harry Vaughn of The Dig wrote “In a time when film festivals,
however indie-friendly they may appear to be, sell their souls to
audience pandering, Juno-toting, Fox Searchlight producers (read:
Patagonia-wearing Sundance hipsters), it’s a relief to stumble into
“Experimentally Ill,” a festival that actually dedicates itself to
promoting out-there artistic video & film endeavors.”

Metro Boston’s Sarah Shanfield wrote that “If you know Mike Phelan
O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie from TV, you know that they make
programming for community access that isn’t always accessible. And
hilariously so.”

The co-founders of Experimentally ILL have blazed quite a path for
themselves in the past few years, “screening movies that will leave
some disturbed, and others refreshed and invigorated,” as Harry Vaughn
last wrote in The Dig. A November, 2012 stop on the press tour in support of
their fifth film festival brought them to UNregular Radio’s “Citywide
Blackout,” showing
them the way down the “UNregular” rabbit hole, turning the page on a
new chapter in
the “Experimentally ILL” legacy.

Pull the curtain back on this crew of irreverent artists and eccentrics who
brought you the locally lauded “Experimentally ILL” DIY film festival,
and a string of equally insightful and absurdist TV shows, as these
multimedia journeymen get personal, bringing their reputation for
avant-garde antics to live internet radio and podcasting.

Sharp-tongued, intelligent dialogue on pop culture, film, comics,
video games, technology, philosophy, local arts and more, along with
Clerks-like, “Seinfeldian”
conversations of minutia set the tone for your newest countercultural
aural fixation, as the quick-witted Hollie and O’Toole, armed only
with their radio voices and fringe vision, crossed the (audio) streams!

UNregular Radio had been diagnosed ILL – “Experimentally ILL,” that
is! And “The Talking Cure” was just what the doctor ordered!
Originally broadcast live every Sunday from 4:30PM – 6:30PM EST on
UNregularRadio.com ‘s UNcensored Channel, your hosts, veteran
award-winning indie film producers and media personalities Mike
O’Toole (AKA Michael Phelan O’Toole) and Lawrence Hollie, flexed
their wit and wisdom, sharing “show biz” war stories, and
continueing in their tradition of utilizing media as a tent pole for
artistic expression and candid talk, while facilitating a
forum for the misfits, and a bastion for the esoteric, presenting a
truly “Experimental” alternative Arts and Entertainment audio experience.

A steadfast climb in show quality and creativity, coupled with the station’s move into the offices of alternative-daily newspaper DigBoston, soon saw the weekly program promoted to
one of the station’s flagship daily morning shows, featuring news, comedy, and even more guests in
the arts and entertainment scene, filling a long-suffering void of both professionalism and true artistry.
After earning their radio stripes in the Monday thru Friday “Experimentally ILL A.M.” grind, conflict with new station management
left the ILL crew no choice but to return to their D.I.Y. roots and build a podcast studio of their own, in which shows are now recorded, and hosed on ExperimentallyILL.com

Following this bold move, Experimentally ILL Radio continues, in the wake of several other staffers and programs being exiled or left with no choice but to depart from the radio station which they helped make a name, under the weight of the tyrannical hand of this new mighty management.

“Pump Up The Volume” as you listen to what it’s like to really live in
“Wayne’s World.” Mike O’Toole and Lawrence Hollie co-host and produce
“Experimentally ILL Radio,” after creating innovative and provocative
content for community television and indie video for over a decade
now. The odd-couple friends are known as heralds of “The underground
cable access TV scene… Bursting with edgy creativity!,” as David
Wildman relayed in Time Out Boston last year, winning multiple
regional and national “Most Innovative” awards
from The Alliance For Community Media, and amassing a rogue’s gallery
of spotlight-hungry bohemians and a rolodex of creative visionaries, both
famous, and infamous – including the original radio show’s third, fourth and
fifth chairs:
“weird” artist/writer/filmmaker and
one-time film teacher to gore-auteur Eli Roth, “Allston’s Favorite
Son,” D.L. Polonsky, resident alt-girl philosopher Mary Beth Galia,
and I.T. guy Chris Kimball, who reminds us that, in the 21st century,
art and technology are never too far apart.

Occasional members of the show’s stable include
former Alt Rock-era “Toucher and Rich Show” radio personality, “Golden
Sounds Series” rock show emcee, and pro wrestling superstar Al Snow’s
hype-man Quincy
Brisco, and “old school” cynic, Dave Young; the
only things bigger than his opinions are his smokin’ cigar and
blue-tipped mohawk!
Also, listen for cameo appearances by the crew from Mike’s storied old
TV show,”Insubordinate.”

A progressive five-year run as far-out film festival producers and
emcees landed these “Experimentals” in the pages of The Boston Globe,
The Phoenix, The Dig, Time Out Boston
and more, and earned them endorsement from the likes of Jonathan Katz
and Tom Snyder; the team who brought you Comedy Central’s “Dr. Katz,
Professional Therapist,” and Seinfeld/Cheers writer Tom Leopold.

Of the Experimentally ILL film fest crew, past festival sponsor and
art house filmmaker John Hartman, of avant-garde powerhouse Reel
Groovy Films, had this to
say, during a recent radio show episode:

“You guys are awesome! In my opinion, Boston would not be the same
without the fringe element that you present and the countercultural
representation that I sense with you guys – because, like you said,
there’s a lot of bureaucracy around the other festivals, and you guys
are really chill with your stuff and give a lot of people
a chance to express themselves, that other festivals just won’t do,
because of politics,
and I think it’s B.S. – so I love you guys!”

The “Experimentally ILL” team have been advocates of collaborative
media, and purveyors of unique video art, since 2001, being
producers/performers in the community television shows “Random Acts,”
an experimental variety program, and “Solipsist’s Dispatch,” O’Toole’s
award-winning solo spoken word program. They are also known for their
music video work with Boston/Ireland rock band All Echoes Return
(formerly Midatlantic), who opened for Letters To Cleo’s hometown
reunion show at The Paradise Rock Club in ‘08.

Of the duo’s work, former drummer/producer for Midatlantic, and the guy
who wrote the first book on Pro Tools home recording, David Franz,
wrote: “Mike & Lawrence – You guys are an unstoppable force. You’re a
video-making hurricane. Mother Nature pays its respects to you. Father
Time is like “These dudes defy me, but that’s cool.” Thank you.”

When not cracking the microphone as raconteurs on radio, recounting
heroic days of yore, O’Toole, Hollie and company continue to spread themselves
thin as videographers, video editors, comedians, actors, and
spoken-word artists. Their creative resume has consistently broadened!
The men of “ILL” have shared venues in local television,
film and stage. Now their homemade brand of whimsy extends to radio!

Their previous exploits as producers and performers
have brought them from humble beginnings at The Out Of The Blue Art
Gallery, to the historic Coolidge Corner Theatre, Somerville Theatre,
ImprovBoston, Art House Theatre, and more – this time it’s “theatre of
the mind,” as Mike and Lawrence’s talent for collaborative-storytelling
and clever commentary is stripped down to just that; a live, unrestricted
audio soapbox for free-associative storytelling, humorous non-sequiters,
poignant reviews, and other personal and topical discussion.

Experimentally ILL Radio also provides a home for groundbreaking indie
artists and established celebrities to promote their own projects and
be professionally interviewed. Experience a fresh perspective on your
old favorites, and a refreshing enthusiasm for newcomers!
In recent years, through other work, Mike and Lawrence have crossed
paths with the likes of such greats as filmmaker-turned-podcast king Kevin Smith
(“Silent Bob” of “Jay and Silent Bob”), punk-rock icon Henry Rollins,
Letters To Cleo singer Kay Hanley, Wes Anderson, Henry Winkler, Simon Pegg,
Christopher Walken, Dane Cook, Val Kilmer, Crispin Glover and more –
so you never know who’ll show up next!

Additionally, these communication kings bring with them a collection
of pop culture sound bytes, and over a decade of surreal and hysterical
original recorded audio ripped straight from their TV shows’ video
vault.

In keeping with their DIY ethic, inspired by the “punk” ethos,
“Experimentally ILL Radio” also boasts an ever-growing collection of
both well-known and local recordings of the hosts’ favorite punk,
rock, metal, comedy acts and soundtracks, played during breaks!

Oh, and they have a dancing “Goth Robot ” …on loan.

Get “ILL,” as this artist collective builds a Boston-based DIY,
experimental radio show from the UNDERground, UP.

Where there’s an ILL, there’s a way – so be part of the Experiment!
Only on http://ExperimentallyILL.com for podcasts of all the latest episodes,
on demand, and news on other “ILL” projects!

Finally, the kind of ILLness you’ll actually WANT to catch!

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Check out our fifth film festival’s 2012 press release below, to get an idea of what our ILL film fests are all about. An artist collective builds this Boston-based DIY, experimental film festival from the UNDERground, UP. As seen in The Boston Globe.
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Michael Phelan O’Toole

http://ExperimentallyILL.com

mikeovideo@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Video Artists Announce “Experimentally ILL 5,” D.I.Y.
Indie Film Fest December Dates At Somerville And Coolidge Corner Theater.

(Boston, MA, 11/1/2012) – Local award-winning cable access show
producers-turned-indie filmmakers Michael Phelan O’Toole
(AKA Mike O’Toole of Needham) and Lawrence Hollie (of his van)
announce the fifth
installment of their “Experimentally Ill” film festival; a series of
two-hour movie screenings of eclectic low budget short films,
animation, and esoteric video art, taking place on December 5, 6, 7,
and 13th, in the Boston area.

The 2012 D.I.Y. festival, dubbed “Experimentally ILL FIVE-ever,” kicks
off December 5th at the historic Somerville Theater, followed by a
second show, at Brookline Access Television’s theatre on December 6th.
The filmmakers return to The Somerville Theatre on December 7th,
before closing out the four show series the following week, with a
screening at Brookline’s famous Coolidge Corner Theater on December 13th.
All screenings are from 7PM to 9PM. All tickets are $10.00, and are
first come, first serve, unless otherwise noted.
Seating is limited, so plan to arrive early. This is an independently
produced event, put on by the Experimentally ILL production team,
within the theaters’ screening rooms. This year’s festival is
dedicated to the memory of the late Dawn Reger, an arts-lover, local
performer and friend of the producers.

Experimentally ILL 5 is sponsored by
friends at ExplosionBus.com, home of the new animated webseries from
the team behind Comedy Central’s cult-hit “Dr. Katz: Professional
Therapist:” comic Jonathan Katz and producer Tom Snyder. Explosion Bus
episodes will screen at the festival, in addition to a pending lineup
of other shorts. “Explosion
Bus” sees Katz and Cheers/Seinfeld writer Tom Leopold star as “two
pathetic men who create a traveling talent show.” On that theme,
Experimentally ILL producers O’Toole and Hollie are “two pathetic men
who create… A film festival.”

Caustic wit meets intense bark, as each screening will be emceed by
punk poet, spoken word artist and improv comic Mike O’Toole,
and Quincy Brisco, former WBCN-era “Toucher and Rich Show” radio
personality, in addition to featuring guests, like fringe filmmaker
John Hartman’s dancing Goth Robot and documentarian Rod Webber’s
larger-than-life cohort, ex-WWE wrestler-turned politician Dougie “Tiny
The Terrible” Tunstall. The events will exhibit off-beat films by
Hollie, O’Toole and a motley crew of other innovative indie
video-makers.

“Most people assume the next Quentin Tarantino will emerge from the
lofty trappings of Sundance, Cannes, or any number of prestigious film
festivals. …There are new filmmakers on the local scene hoping to
find cinematic success without having to rub shoulders with Robert
Redford,” as David Wildman wrote of “Experimentally ILL” in The Boston
Globe last year.

O’Toole and Hollie’s film festival evolved out of a desire from the
duo to reward quality creative efforts that may be overlooked by more
pretentious “festival” outlets, “This is Experimentally ILL Five-ever,
because, this is our fifth fest, but the ethos of what we’re doing
shall go on forever. It’s a very D.I.Y. approach, and, to me, a
“filmic” answer to punk rock. We aim to break the mold, gather a
community of artists, and maybe help change the model of how film is
interpreted,” says Michael Phelan O’Toole. “This is a love letter to small works
with big visions, and those misfits we’ve met along the way. The
energy of the audience raises the stakes. There’s nothing like someone
shaking your hand and saying they dug the show, versus clicking the
“Like” button on Facebook. It’s 2012! The end is near! See
nontraditional films in a traditional theatre, while you still can.”
concludes O’Toole.

Co-Impresario Lawrence Hollie emphasizes the duo’s view of the
importance of producing alternative media, and D.I.Y. events, by
adding “Counter programming your way. Be the other. Be part of THE
CHOICE.”

Indeed, Sarah Shanfield, of Metro Boston, in breaking news of the
first Experimentally ILL, wrote that “If you know Mike O’Toole
and Lawrence Hollie from TV, you know that they make programming for
community access that isn’t always accessible. And hilariously so.”

In dissecting the film fests’ enduring ethos, Harry Vaughn of The Dig
wrote, “In a time when film festivals, however indie-friendly they may
appear to be, sell their souls to audience pandering, Juno-toting, Fox
Searchlight producers (read: Patagonia-wearing Sundance hipsters),
it’s a relief to stumble into “Experimentally Ill,” a festival that
actually dedicates itself to promoting out-there artistic video and
film endeavors.”

For more on Experimentally Ill, please contact Michael Phelan O’Toole at
mikeovideo@gmail.com, and visit ExperimentallyILL.com.

Currently films slated for screening include Dan Lucal’s “Parking
Spot,” starring A.J. 8, “Dance of The Clones,” starring Andy Macbain,
Mike Messier’s “Wrestling With Sanity” trilogy, “Banana King”
freak-show excerpts, James “Perfect Jimmy” Bernardinelli’s “Tim &
Eric”-style pieces, Mick Cusimano’s gorilla-suited “Monkey Do, Monkey
Don’t,” Rod Webber’s “My Utopia” cartoons, and “Quantum Schizoid,” a
spoken word meditation, starring Dougie “Tiny The Terrible” Tunstall,
and many more.

While the complete film lineups are still pending, this year’s festival
boasts proud official sponsors, whose shorts will also be featured,
including “Explosion Bus” episodes never-before seen on the big
screen, psychedelic shorts from the “Reel Groovy Films” team,
currently making the festival rounds with their grind-house epic
“Planet Diva,” in addition to the work of writer/director Dom Portalla
of Door Eleven Productions, who brings his latest short, “Nicky.”

Thanks to these official sponsors and additional contributers,
“Experimentally ILL 5” is able to expand on the ambition of “screening
movies that will leave some disturbed, and others refreshed and
invigorated,” as Harry Vaughn last wrote.

Both Hollie and O’Toole are known as heralds of “The underground cable
access TV scene… Bursting with edgy creativity!,” as David Wildman
relayed in Time Out Boston last year, as recipients of separate “Most
Innovative” awards from The Alliance For Community Media’s video
festivals. They have been advocates of collaborative media, and
purveyors of unique video art, since 2001, being producers/performers
in the community television shows “Random Acts,” an experimental
variety program, and “Solipsist’s Dispatch,” O’Toole’s award-winning
solo spoken word program. They are also known for their music video
work with Boston/Ireland rock band All Echoes Return (ex-Midatlantic),
who opened for Letters To Cleo’s hometown reunion show at The
Paradise Rock Club in ‘08.

The previous editions of “Experimentally ILL” have been featured in
The Boston Globe, Time Out Boston, Metro Boston, Boston Phoenix, The
Dig and The Needham Times, among other print and web publications.

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WHO’S WHO:

Mike Phelan O’Toole: Co-Founder/Co-Programmer, Webmaster, Public Relations Practitioner, Copywriter, Spokesman, Co-Onstage Festival Emcee, Video Artist/Filmmaker, Actor/Media Personality, Graphic Design (Conceptual & Supplemental).

Lawrence Hollie: Co-Founder/Co-Programmer, Video Editor, Festival Booking and Finance, Video Artist/Filmmaker.

Quincy Brisco: Co-Onstage Festival Emcee, Media Personality, Spirit Bunny.

Mick Cusimano: Festival Print Promotions, Filmmaker.

D.L. Polonsky: Festival Print Promotions, Filmmaker.

James Bernardinelli: Main Festival/Web Graphic Design.

Robert W. Lee: Festival After-Party, Event Planner, Behind-The-Scenes Photo/Video.

Judy Johnson: Official Festival/Publicity Photographer.

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“To be great is to go on. To go on is to go far. To go far is to return.” -Taoist proverb
“I kept waiting for it to happen. But that ol’ Indie spirit, it don’t wait forever. Sooner or later, Indie spirit rolls up the sleeves and says “s’cool – we’ll just do it ourselves.” -Kevin Smith, on DIY/self-distribution
“Don’t hate the media, become the media.” -Jello Biafra

“The medium is the message.” -Marshall McLuhan

 

Experimentally ILL Radio #45 ExperimentallyILL.com AIR DATE 10/27/13 Jason Mewes sees Tiny The Terrible’s dance at Rock and Shock Fest. Guest: Entertainer Quincy Brisco celebrates his 50th, talks showbiz career & pro wrestling via phone

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This is episode #45 of Experimentally ILL Radio, housed on
ExperimentallyILL.com, with your host Mike O’Toole, and the returning Lawrence Hollie, featuring call-in guest Entertainer Quincy Brisco, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday. Quincy takes us on a walk down memeory lane in a way that only he can. Several birthdays have taken place recently in the ILL camp, and we party on. Mike, Lawrence and filmmaking compatriot Rod Webber recently returned from the Rock and Shock horror convention in Worcester, MA where they had an encounter with Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back actor Jason Mewes (“Jay” of “Jay and Silent Bob”), via Tiny The Terrible performing his oompa loompa dance outside the venue – Tiny and co venture to the convention to record footage for his “Ghetto Altered Hero” customized action figure documentary. Jason Mewes performed a voice for the figure “The Finger.”

Mike and Lawrence also met Cerina Vincent of Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever, and Power Rangers Lost Galazy (portraying Maya The Yellow Ranger), and more…

Mike and Lawrence chill out and talk of the convention scene overall, and where they plan to be next, with shiny press passes, to bring you the latest via video, audio interviews, networking and more – The RI Comic Con on November 3rd.

The ILL men also tease Rod Webber’s upcoming indie film festival “REEL Fest” – where John Hartman’s CELLULOID TRILOGY will screen.
Gothenstein is being released as part of this feature film, which features Mike and Lawrence. Mike talks of the process bringing fellow actors to his studio to record the voice-over dialogue for the film, sscreening at Reel Fest. Dates of the fest are Nov. 15th to 19th, 2013.
For more info on the fest, visit http://ReelFestRoadShow.com

For more info on John Hartman’s films, visit http://ReelGroovyFilms.com For Rod Webber, rodwebber.com and Tiny The Terrible at GhettoAltered.com

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