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Next time on Third Eye Cinema: Florida exploitation pioneer Bill Grefe!
Breaking into the film industry at the very dawn of the Florida “right to work” boom (which gave us numerous drive in independent gems from the likes of Doris Wishman, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Barry Mahon, Harry Kerwin and Sande Johnson), Bill learned his craft and honed his skills “on the job”, producing such well remembered grindhouse favorites as Sting of Death, Death Curse of Tartu, Stanley, Mako: the Jaws of Death and the unforgettable Impulse (aka Want a Ride, Little Girl?) with William Shatner and Harold “Oddjob” Sakata before moving on from indie film into the lucrative world of advertising!
Winner of a number of Florida based film awards and a favorite of the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Bill comes to us with a host of entertaining stories from the ground level of independent filmmaking throughout its glory days in the 60’s and 70’s!
Join us for an entertaining interview with the one and only “Wild” Bill Grefe, only here on Third Eye Cinema!