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About Melissa

Melissa with an actual Stan Winston Studios Terminator skull from Terminator: Salvation. The skull has had the honor of being punched by Christian Bale.

Melissa with an actual Stan Winston Studios Terminator skull from Terminator: Salvation. The skull has had the honor of being punched by Christian Bale. Melissa has never been punched by Christian Bale.

Melissa’s first film was The Mouse and His Child, which she remembers seeing in the theater at the age of 2. She remembers her second movie, too (Dumbo). She also remembers her next seven theater trips after that (all Star Wars on its original release). By then, she was addicted to cinema.

Melissa is now a Minneapolis-based multimedia artist, currently specializing in photography, video, graphic design, podcasting, and producing improvisational theater. Furthermore, Melissa is the curator of The Sound and the Foley, a project dedicated to the research of memetic sound effects and musical themes.

She somehow manages to do this while also watching an obscene amount of movies from every country and every era. She is a connoisseur of both high art cinema and so-terrible-it’s-good filmmaking. Her two favorite films are Lawrence of Arabia and Dead Alive. Don’t make her choose between them.

Melissa’s particular areas of cinematic interest are documentaries, horror flicks, films noir, and anything that involves terrible things happening to Nazis.

In her spare time, Melissa lords over her Godzilla toy collection and talks to her pet fish, Fishie.

Melissa is also Queen of the Lizard People.

You can learn more about Melissa and her projects at Tin Lizard Productions.

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