Episode 194 – Johnny Martin (Making Hangman with Al Pacino)

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Episode 194 – Johnny Martin (Making Hangman with Al Pacino)



Episode 194 – Johnny Martin (Making Hangman with Al Pacino)


Johnny Martin is a filmmaker, and stuntman. In 2014 Johnny began his directing debut on the horror film “Delirium.” After winning three film festival awards in 2016, he was hired to direct two films, “Vengeance: A Love Story,” starring Nicholas Cage and Don Johnson and later that same year “hangman,” starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow. On each of these films he has credited the late great Tony Scott for the many years of preparing him for his new venture.

Hangman is released in theaters on Dec 22nd, 2017. It’s also available early on Vudu now.


A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman.

Directed by Johnny Martin
Written by Michael Caissie, Charles Huttinger, and Phil Hawkins
Starring – Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow

Pre Show Notes

— Game Over is the TV pilot I shot several years ago about 5 employees working at a video game store struggling to get to the next level in their lives.

Tagline: In life there is no reset button

The goal is to get a lot of eyeballs on this so if you know anyone that’d be interested please share this with them.

— Game Over – Making a TV Pilot – The blog post with all of the behind the scenes details about making, Game Over.

— How NOT to make a TV Pilot – My interview with Alex Ferrari at Indie Film Hustle

— Backstage –  Use code dbcast at checkout when posting a casting call for a FREE basic listing

— Dave Bullis Podcast Filmmakers Group on Facebook – a FREE filmmaking group I made on Facebook.


Show Notes

HB Halicki – most commonly known as H. B. “Toby” Halicki, was an American director, writer, stunt driver, actor, and filmmaker. Halicki directed the 1974 film Gone in 60 Seconds as well as producing and starring in several other action films. He was killed in an accident while filming Gone in 60 Seconds 2 in 1989. Wishing to preserve his legacy, his widow, Denice Shakarian Halicki, produced a remake in 2000 along with Jerry Bruckheimer.

Gone in 60 Seconds (original) – Relive the original car chase movie! Maindrian Pace is an insurance investigator who moonlights with a team of car thieves who can make off with any car in just one minute. When he’s approached by a South American drug lord with the biggest heist of his career, it’s non-stop action until the job is done!

Gone in 60 Seconds (remake) – A car thief gets out of retirement to save his brother’s life.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space – is a 1988 American science-fiction horror comedy film written, produced, and directed by the Chiodo Brothers and starring Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, and John Vernon. It is the only film to be written and directed by the Chiodo Brothers. The film is about a clan of evil aliens from an unknown region, who all resemble circus clowns. They arrive on Earth and invade a small town in order to capture, kill, and harvest the human inhabitants to use as sustenance.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – is a 2017 black comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Martin McDonagh. It stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage, and follows a mother who takes matters into her own hands after the police in her town are unable to find a suspect in her daughter’s murder by purchasing three billboards shaming the police for not solving the crime. This leads her to confrontations with the police as well as her fellow townfolk which are exacerbated by personal drama among the police officers themselves.

Titanic –  is a 1997 American epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Delirium – A group of young men dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, said to be haunted by the thirteen victims of a family massacre. In hopes of making a viral video they arm him with a video camera to prove he was there or to capture him fleeing in terror before even reaching the house, as others have. When he doesn’t return, the guys must go in to get him. Inside they discover the truth about the house, the fate of their friend and their own fate as well.


Vengeance: A Love Story – A gulf war veteran seeks vengeance against those who assaulted a single mother.

Hangman – A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children’s game Hangman.

— Al Pacino on Johnny Martin



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