Clay Liford

Clay Liford is an independent filmmaker living in Austin, TX. He has written and directed several shorts (such as My Mom Smokes Weed and Earthling) and the features Earthling and Wuss, and shot/edited over 20 other features, including St. Nick and Gayby. His latest feature, Slash, world premiered at SXSW 2016 and is currently on the festival circuit. You can follow him on Twitter here.

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Talks

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

By Filmmakers | July 17, 2017

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember George A. Romero

Lloyd Kaufman, Darren Lynn Bousman, Larry Fessenden, Rodney Ascher, Emily Hagins and more remember the much-loved father of the zombie movie.

The Problem with Spoiler Culture

By Clay Liford | October 20, 2016

The Problem with Spoiler Culture

Clay Liford tries to work through his issues with the current fixation on spoilers and get to the root of why it all annoys him so much.

The Modern Filmmaker’s Guide to Mega Big-Time Success! (and Curbed Expectations)

By Clay Liford | June 15, 2016

The Modern Filmmaker’s Guide to Mega Big-Time Success! (and Curbed Expectations)

Director Clay Liford, whose latest movie is now on the festival circuit, gives an insider's view on the ever-changing film distribution landscape.

Fanboys, Hollywood Owes You Nothing

By Clay Liford | April 19, 2016

Fanboys, Hollywood Owes You Nothing

Talkhouse regular Clay Liford, whose new film is about the erotic fan fiction community, digs into the problematic aspects of fan engagement.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

By Filmmakers | January 14, 2016

Talkhouse Film Contributors Remember David Bowie

Rose McGowan, Alex Cox, Allison Anders, Bruce LaBruce and more remember the late iconic performer.

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Ryan Wise’s I Am Thor

By Clay Liford | November 23, 2015

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Ryan Wise’s I Am Thor

Sometimes you laugh at the documentary about the aging rocker attempting a comeback. And sometimes you also relate. A lot.

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Watching Movies Under the Influence

By Filmmakers | October 3, 2015

Talkhouse Film Contributors Talk Watching Movies Under the Influence

Because sometimes seeing a film straight just isn't the right choice...

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott’s Cooties

By Clay Liford | September 18, 2015

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott’s Cooties

This horror comedy about teachers trapped in a school full of evil zombie kids weirdly harks back to a simpler time...

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks the Problem of the Modern Sequel (and How the Most Unlikely Sequel Ever Solved It)

By Clay Liford | July 11, 2015

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks the Problem of the Modern Sequel (and How the Most Unlikely Sequel Ever Solved It)

Studio sequels are defined by a lack of invention and narrative risk-taking, but a bunch of '80s movies — plus one new indie — can show us the path.

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Tommy Wiseau’s The Neighbors

By Clay Liford | March 25, 2015

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Tommy Wiseau’s The Neighbors

The man who made arguably the best bad movie of the 21st century has finally returned with a TV series. But does it disappoint in the right way?

Clay Liford (Earthling) Talks Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending

By Clay Liford | February 6, 2015

Clay Liford (Earthling) Talks Andy and Lana Wachowski’s Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowskis' new space opera delivers "Chihuahua Face," absurd character names, apathetic supporting villains, and a retro '90s plot and ideology.

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Paul King’s Paddington

By Clay Liford | January 20, 2015

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Paul King’s Paddington

An intrepid filmmaker aims to experience an adorable new kids movie with a sense of newness and wonder — by watching it on 'shrooms.

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2

By Clay Liford | December 1, 2014

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Sean Anders’ Horrible Bosses 2

How good can the sequel be if you've already forgotten everything about the original? Hopefully better than having to talk to your family members...

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Stiles White’s Ouija

By Clay Liford | October 30, 2014

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Stiles White’s Ouija

An Austin filmmaker visits the "Taj Mahal of catcalling" to watch America's number one movie, a low-budget horror flick based on a board game...

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Fighting Back Against Film Thief Frankie Hopkins

By Clay Liford | August 16, 2014

Clay Liford (Wuss) Talks Fighting Back Against Film Thief Frankie Hopkins

What do you do when someone steals your movie and puts their name on it? Here's what one filmmaker did when Frankie went to Hollywood.