Lost in the Movies: TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #11 w/ Queen of Hearts director Cameron Cloutier (YouTube & extended PATREON)

TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS #11 w/ Queen of Hearts director Cameron Cloutier (YouTube & extended PATREON)

June's guest was actually the first person to host me on a podcast, almost exactly eight years ago. In 2014, Cameron Cloutier and I talked Twin Peaks on his YouTube channel Obnoxious & Anonymous pre-Return (even pre-announcement of The Return) and pre-Missing Pieces. Over the coming years I would come back on to discuss the latest Peaks development and when we last published a conversation in 2018, I was interviewing him about his exciting new project: a fan film about Annie Blackburn titled Queen of Hearts. Now, after many twists and turns onscreen and off, the epic creation is complete, uploaded to watch in five separate acts or as a single, four-hour movie. Queen of Hearts picks Annie up where the season two finale left her, incorporating the lore (and some events) of season three, and leaving room for details from Mark Frost's Annie backstory and enigmatic "resolution" in The Final Dossier. Using the Scott Frost novel My Life, My Tapes as a guide, the film also goes even further than just Annie's sprawling journey, telling - in true Lynch fashion - a dual narrative across time and space, presenting Cooper's doomed romance with Caroline Earle and his cat-and-mouse partnership with her evil genius husband Windom in Pittsburgh several years before the series. And did I mention the pop soundtrack?

Cameron and I discuss all that and much more in one of the longer conversations I've hosted on here, running over an hour in its public upload on YouTube plus another two and a half hours exclusive to $5/month patrons. Besides the details of his movie (initially in broad strokes for those who are curious but haven't watched it yet, we eventually get deep into the weeds), we touch on Cameron's personal history with Twin Peaks, his previous forays into filmmaking including deep research into the Golden State Killer case which eventually got his footage featured in an HBO documentary, and of course - as with almost every guest - questions about season three, its finale, and the possibilities for future Peaks.

Here's where it begins...

PART 1 on YouTube

...and here's where it continues:

Listen to...

Watch Queen of Hearts: A Twin Peaks Fan Film in its full four hours:

(or in five acts: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5)

Cameron's YouTube channel Obnoxious & Anonymous

including horror (features A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 comparison)

Kenneth Welsh performs the original script for

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