TFH Presents

The Movies That Made Me

with your host Josh Olson

Season 01 | Episode 18

Mark Ebner

Author / Journalist

Investigative journalist Mark Ebner takes our title seriously and walks Josh and Joe through the movies that actually made him!

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Nightcrawler (2014)
Talk Radio (1988)
Going Places (1974)
Choose Me (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
Innerspace (1987)
Man And Wife (1969)
Deep Throat (1972)
He And She (1970)
Somewhere (2010)
Park Row (1952)
Deadline USA (1952)

Other Notable Items

Mark Ebner’s podcast, The Grey Zone with Mark Ebner
Mark’s website, Hollywood Interrupted.
Mark’s 1996 piece on Scientology: Spy Magazine“Exposing Scientology”.
Mark on Bill Cosby: The Daily Beast, “I Warned You About Bill Cosby in 2007”.
The Teddy Pendergrass song used in the “Choose Me” soundtrack: Love Language, “You’re My Choice Tonight (Choose Me)”
This list is also available on Letterboxd.

About the Podcast

Filmmakers and entertainers discuss the movies that inspired them. Hosted by Oscar nominated screenwriter and TFH Guru Josh Olson and TFH Fearless Leader Joe Dante.

The Movies That Made Me is recorded live in Hollywood and engineered by film composer Don Barrett.

About The Host

Josh Olson was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood. Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, INFESTED, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, but that’s okay.

He has written features and TV shows with Harlan Ellison, Walter Hill, Slash, Willie Nelson, and Mick Jagger. His Village Voice essay “I Will Not Read Your Fucking Script” became an internet phenomenon, getting upwards of five million hits.

The ten-part audio drama BRONZEVILLE which he wrote, starring Laurence Fishburne, Larenz Tate, Tracee Ellis Ross, Omari Harwicke and Tika Sumpter was a popular and critical hit, and is currently being developed for TV. He and John Brancato (THE GAME) recently wrote and sold the feature spec TRIGGER WARNING, which is being produced by Thunder Road.