Ep. 32: Brad Haag – Director of JCVDDV, Filmmaker, Auteur

Brad Haag is the most relentlessly creative person I know, and I have known him since I was 12 years old. Whether he’s doodling on the back of our pub quiz answer sheets, creating the logo of this very website and others, winning awards for his work in the 48 Hour Film Project (Best Use of Line), co-hosting the Reel Nerds Podcast, or in the midst of creating a new video project to add to his collection of over 100 already completed, you can rest safe in the knowledge that Brad is always working on something. On this week’s show, we dive into Brad’s creative origins, motivations, and history along with whatever else comes to mind (like his collection of movie ticket stubs and recent venture to see Howard the Duck).

Most importantly, we talk about THE MOVIE EVENT OF THE FALL… Jean Claude Van Damme’s Damn Van!!!


If that poster is somehow not enough to get you to GET THE DAMN VAN!!!… here is a plot synopsis:

Mayor Thomas Knob (Ryan Carroll) plans to demolish the Paradise City hockey stadium to build his new mansion in its place. But Col. Luc Sloane (JCVD) and his son Kurt (Adam Smith) stumble onto his scheme which leads them into an action-packed, adrenaline-fueled race against time where Sloane’s TimeCop daughter, Sarah (Risa Scott) tracks them down from the dystopian future Knob has created. It’s up to the Sloane family and their damn van to battle through motorcycle ninjas, gangland assassins, a cyborg, and a serial killer (Cougar) in order to stop Mayor Knob once and for all!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll probably get roundhouse kicked… but only if you show up to the Bug Theatre on Monday, November 10, at 7 pm. Admission is FREE.

Join us for a great chat about creativity, art, and how JCVD himself kickstarted Brad on his first journey of making an action film.

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