A Recap: Local director/writer/producer Christopher R. Mihm, specializes in making original films that pay homage to the cheesy late-night films of the 1950s-60s. He spends a lot of time in his own little world--the Mihm-iverse--to write, direct and film these projects. All of his actors are locals and the films are shot in and around the Twin Cities area. The only thing that's increasingly less local is his notoriety and growing popularity.
Mihm's reputation is spreading all over the country. He has made seven films to date and has just completed the rough cut of his eighth film--"The Giant Spider". It pays homage to the overgrown insect films of that period, most noticably the 1955 spectacle "Tarantula".
All of Mihm's films have premiered locally at the Heights Theater on Central Av. NE at 40th St. in Columbia Heights. "The Giant Spider" is scheduled to premiere there on May 22, 2013. Complete details will be announced soon. These events sell out very quickly and are attended by the cast and crew, the featured creature and a host of excited fans. There are plenty of opportunities to collect autographs, enjoy free cake and purchase the films, posters, etc.
With each film, Mihm's fame grows. There is an increasing demand for his work as demonstrated by the fact that several of films will be streamed live on Australia's TVS Sydney Channel 44 at tvs.org.au during the months of February and March 2013. More details are available at www.sainteuphoria.com.
Mihm will also be a featured guest at the 2nd Annual Galaxy Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado this Feb. 8-10. All seven of his films will be screened there. Complete details are available at www.galaxyfest.org.
More background is available in the archived interview with Christopher Mihm in "Info 101: at the movies 78".