Cinequest 2021: Talking Existence With hazart

Can you convince an AI to believe in an afterlife? That’s one of the intriguing questions posed by the writing/directing duo hazart in their new filmĀ A Hard Problem, making its world premiere at Cinequest. With their lead actor John Bertchtold, they joined me via the magic of Zoom to talk about their film, and what it’s like to be a creative collective. Caution: there may be spoilers within our conversation.

A Hard Problem streams March 20 through March 30 at Cinequest. Tickets are available through for $3.99.

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He has performed with ComedySportz and Silicon Valley Shakespeare, though relocated to Hollywood to... work in an office? If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at