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Ellen Hollman says I Want to Believe


The final From The Basement of 2020 has arrived, and The Basement Boys are going out with a bang. A radio-style bang, of course. But a bang nonetheless.

How so? They interview rising action star Ellen Hollman, who is front and centre in the great new gender-breaking film Army of One. And she stars opposite Keanu Reeves in next year's much anticipated The Matrix 4!

Ellen discusses being a female action hero and how she and her stunt team were able to craft epic fights on a minimal budget. She's also part of 87eleven Action Design, the team responsible for the dazzling action choreography seen in the John Wick films, so she talks about that too. This is a great conversation with a real class act, and we can't wait for listeners to hear it.

That's not all; our very own Jason Hewlett wrote a book! That's right, he and We Want to Believe lead investigator Peter Renn penned the non-fiction book I Want to Believe: One Man's Journey into the paranormal, which is available at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, and chronicles Peter's 27 years as a paranormal investigator. Shawn's read it, and grills his co-host on the details.

This is still a movie show, so the Dynamic Duo make time to talk Vince Vaughn's horror/comedy Freaky, the Canadian fright flick Z, and much, much more.

You can hear it tonight at 6:05 PST, and only on Radio NL. This episode repeats Sunday at 6 A.M. PST and the podcast drops Monday morning.

From The Basement returns to the mighty Radio NL on Friday, Jan. 8. 

Stick with us!

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