Stream the Works of Justin’s Cousin

My cousin Jen was the biggest film geek I knew growing up, with her walls covered in posters of films like Pulp Fiction and The Long Kiss Goodnight. She ended up in a film program at college that ultimately lead her to become a strong filmmaker working in the corporate world. However, before she went all corporate on us, she did play around in a couple of indie films.

It just so happens that owners of a Roku can stream both of Jen’s masterworks, with one is available on any device your little heart desires. This week in Stream a Little Stream, I decided to highlight the films of my own flesh and blood.

Header 2006 Grandpa

Let’s start with 2006’s Header which is featured on the Roku channel, Horror Hall. The film looks to be one of the most disturbing and batshit crazy films this side of Nekromantik, but my cousin found herself editing the sound for this film about performing a grotesque sexual act called a “header”. Proceed with caution, but if you are into extreme horror, this one is for you.

On the less intense, more real side of things, Jen was the editor and costume designer for 2004’s Crutch, filmmaker Rob Moretti’s coming of ale tale based on his own exploits and relationships. Just a tad more accessible, the film is currently on Amazon Prime and is a quick watch. Moretti’s vision came to life in large part because of Jen, so for that I give her kudos. Being an editor is no small task.


So, my cousin’s brief stint in indie film in the early-to-mid oughts may be over, but you can experience her work at the click of a button.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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