Video interview: LOVE AND OTHER STUNTS director Joe O’Connell & stuntman subject Gary Kent

Video interview: LOVE AND OTHER STUNTS director Joe O’Connell & stuntman subject Gary Kent


On February 21, IT CAME FROM DALLAS returns to the Studio Movie Grill in Dallas. If you’re not familiar with the event, think of it as a mini film festival – one night, focused on Texas-based filmmakers and actors, comprised primarily of clips from various movies… some of which are highly strange and very amusing. Part of the event this year will turn the spotlight on Texas stuntman/actor/filmmaker Gary Kent, who was worked on movies like THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE and THE PYRAMID, and is the focus of Joe O’Connell‘s documentary LOVE AND OTHER STUNTS. Our Ric Mulligan caught up with both Joe and Gary during their recent press day, and shot a little video you can check out below. If you live in the Dallas area and have never attended a IT CAME FROM DALLAS event, do yourself a favor and go! We go out of our way to attend, and it’s always a satisfying evening.

About the February 21 event:
IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the Dallas film extravaganza with more sequels than ROCKY, will be presented on Thursday, February 21 at the Studio Movie Grill on Central and Royal in Dallas. The Dallas Producers Association and Replicopy present “IT CAME FROM DALLAS 8 – Behind the 8-Ball.”

“IT CAME FROM DALLAS 8 – Behind the 8-Ball” is the Dallas Producers Association’s 8th annual celebration of filmmaking and filmmakers in North Texas… from the ridiculous to the sublime.

IT CAME FROM DALLAS was created to not only honors the trailblazers of the Dallas film industry, but also to serve as an annual Dallas Producers Association fundraiser that benefits the Texas Motion Picture Alliance. TXMPA, founded by the DPA, has been vital in supporting the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program and is responsible for bringing film and television production jobs to Texas. The incentives program benefits in-state producers as well.

The event kicked off in 2005 with a look back at Dallas’ glorious B-movie past including hysterical clips and trailers from films such as THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, ROCK BABY ROCK IT, THE KILLER SHREWS and DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT just to name an illustrious few. Shows in subsequent years have included clips from commercials and documentaries produced in Dallas and put the spotlight on many of the more prestigious motion pictures filmed in North Texas.

For the 2013 version of IT CAME FROM DALLAS, the DPA has reached out to the community – the local production industry as well as local celebrities – to introduce film clips with a Dallas/North Texas connection. In addition, the show will also feature films that were produced in other parts of the state. Texas filmmaking professionals will share behind the scenes anecdotes as lead-ins to clips from films they worked on along with celebrities with Texas roots introducing films made in our state that have left a lasting impression.

For more information on the event, please visit:

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Studio Movie Grill – Dallas
11170 N. Central Expressway @ Royal Lane
7:30 PM; doors at 6:30 PM – first-come, first-seated basis
$10.00 Donations suggested
This is an annual fund-raising event for the Dallas Producers Association benefiting Texas Motion Picture Alliance

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.