We are excited to announce the impending launch of The 25th Frame Media Network!
We are a collective group of cinephiles and pop culture aficionados with like minded interests. The 25th Frame is not just a podcast/media network, but also a state of mind. We are ultimately a group that helps each other deliver content that we feel is interesting, informative, culturally relevant, and elevates inclusive cinema discussions.
Once the network is operational, there will be numerous types of content including podcasts, visual essays, written reviews of home media and theatrical releases and news from the art film world.
Our creators have independence to present content however they desire without interference. The network does not own the shows, but we work together and are supported by listeners.
We will be launching initially with podcasts. The website can be found at The 25th Frame and is currently under construction.
The following podcasts will be participating:
The Complete – Matt Gasteier and Travis Trudell tackle the complete filmography of the world’s most renowned directors, one season at a time. They began with Stanley Kubrick, followed it with Elaine May, and will be covering Krzysztof Kieślowski for Season Three.
Criterion Close-Up – Mark Hurne and Aaron West had launched this show years ago and paused it to focus on Criterion Now, but are dusting it off for discussions about film or conversations with industry professionals.
Criterion Now – Aaron West covers announcements, news, and rumors from the Criterion Collection, evaluating titles as they are released. A recurring discussion is the present and future of home video including physical and streaming media. This show will change slightly as The 25th Frame is launched.
Daisuke Beppu – Daisuke maintains a YouTube Channel where he discusses films in depth and shares his opinion and enthusiasm for home media at length. He is a Criterion completionist but discusses other films and labels as well.
Film Baby Film – Jonathan Laubinger gets into deep film discussions on a certain topic or director and invites interesting guests that have a unique take on the topic.
Good Times, Great Movies – Doug McCambridge and Jamie Lorello take a look at well known 80s “classics,” and humorously evaluate whether they hold up. At times they discover new art in these old films, and at others they revel in 80s silliness.
The Magic Lantern – Ericca Long and Cole Roulain cover the films they love and discuss what they love about them. Topics range from experimental to high art films to renowned classics.
Michael Hutchins – Michael assembles a variety of statistics and details about film that will be shared on the website. Michael will also contribute in other areas.
MoviesSilently – Fritzi Kramer is launching a new podcast to dig into silent film, exploring its context and technique and drawing attention to hidden gems. She will invite a number of experts to explore the era.
We are thrilled with the initial lineup and have other podcasts and projects in development that will bring more depth, scope, analysis, and entertainment to you as we grow.
In addition to the podcasts listed above, the 25th Frame has an extensive “bench” of contributors who will join podcasts as guests or contribute to the network in other ways.
More details will be coming soon including how to subscribe to the feeds, where to find us on social media, and when we have made updates to the website or show list.