Clay Liford caught my attention with his awesome short film “My Mom Smokes Weed” and we’ve become chums over the years. While I felt I shouldn’t review a friend’s film, I thought it would be enlightening to talk to him about his intense sci-fi film “Earthling,” so we sat down during SXSW 2010 and did this interview. The film’s producer, Barack Epstein, joined us and we chatted about “Earthling,” David Cronenberg, the amazing SXSW filmmaking community and every filmmakers festival nightmare that happened to Liford the night he and I met. “Earthling,” which features William Katt and Peter Greene, premiered at SXSW 2010 and is hitting the festival circuit hard including showings at the Dallas International Film Festival this week. If you’re a fan of sci-fi, low budget thrillers and the occasional mind-f**k of a movie, “Earthling” is for you.