Chris Woodall, who helps Hardiman with sound effects, said the three "Porkchop" films are throwbacks to the 1980s, featuring a pig-masked killer in the backwoods of West Virginia. But the films are more comedy than horror.
The new "Porkchopp3D," Woodall said, has "the most special effects, with a lot of unexpected twists and turns."
Missy Myers, assistant director and co-producer of "Porkshopp3D," said, "I was involved in everything from start to finish. I delegate tasks and organize everyone.
"We spend months ahead of time to hash out details to make the whole thing work, find our cast members and develop our wardrobe. We make sure everything gets on track."
The latest film, she added, "Is something creative and different. We had fun doing it."
During the day, Myers works 40 hours a week as a receptionist in the Governor's Office at the state Capitol, then spends 24 hours every weekend making movies.
"I am proud of the team that we have put together," Hardiman said. "And the Empty Glass is our home office. We have all our meetings here to plan our filming."
DVDs of Hardiman's films are marketed through Alternative Cinema/Independent Entertainment, a company that distributes low-budget movies through retailers that include Amazon, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
Reach Paul J. Nyden at pjny...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5164.