Episode 30: Max Silver

Trunk Space is one of those shorts you watch and think, “I really really really hope these filmmakers get to make a feature film.  Soon.”  Honestly, the best part about working at a film festival is seeing great work from young people that puts the big-budget Hollywood movies to shame. In this podcast, I got …

Episode 28: James Medeiros & Caroline O’Brien

Every once in a while you see a comedy that is so smart, subversive and entertaining that it makes you forget the creators are dealing with the most sensitive political subjects in the world.  Puppet Life is one of those films. We showed Puppet Life at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival, and being a fan I …

Episode 26: Chris Fiore

Chris Fiore directed and produced the documentary short Goodwoman, which won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2016.  I wanted to know how he had the tools to make such a great film.  The truth is that it is often hard to fill the documentary categories at a film festival, because precious …

Episode 24: Todd Wiseman Jr.

Todd Wiseman Jr. is a very busy guy.  I first saw his film Army of God when the jury selected it to screen at Film Invasion L.A. in 2016.  He couldn’t come out from NYC for the festival, so I didn’t really “meet” him until we got on the phone for this podcast interview.  It …

Episode 22: Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch

I met filmmaking team Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch when their film West Virginia Stories won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2016.  Along with the other feature films that have been included in the Discover Film podcast, West Virginia Stories is a movie that I consider much better than what is playing at …

Episode 20: Paulina Lagudi

Paulina Lagudi wrote and produced This Is How, an absolute audience favorite at Film Invasion Los Angeles 2016.  Most of the filmmakers who have come in for a Discover Film interview have surprised me, but perhaps none more than Paulina.  From her birthplace and background to her path behind the camera, Paulina surprised me every step of …

Episode 18: Steve Doxey

Steve Doxey’s feature film Artifice won a Grand Jury prize at Film Invasion L.A. 2016.  It is currently available for free on Amazon Prime and can be rented on Amazon Video and iTunes.  Steve took a break from his busy schedule to come in and discuss Artifice. Comments are blocked on this website. To discuss Discover Film …

Episode 16: Eli Stern

Eli Stern won a Grand Jury Prize for his short film Whiskey Sour at the 2016 Sherman Oaks Film Festival.  And the jury had no idea he was a 19 year old filmmaker in his second year of college.  Want to hear more?  Listen to the podcast. But first… watch his film! Whiskey Sour from Eli …

Episode 14: George Moïse

This episode is really fun.  George Moïse came in to talk about his feature film Counter Clockwise, a low-budget indie that you can catch on iTunes and Amazon.  When you think about how frequently big budget Hollywood films drop the time travel, you realize just how much work George had to put into his feature. …

Episode 11: Dylan Sanford

I always ask the guest on Discover Film, “What lead you to become a filmmaker?”  Dylan Sanford’s answer is almost as complex and interesting as his short film An Entanglement. Watch this short and listen to the interview.  Some people say, “I’ve held every job in Hollywood.”  It’s time you met the person who really …

Episode 9: James Siewert

In this episode we talk to James Siewert, whose short film The Past Inside The Present won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion Los Angeles 2016.  Watch his film and then hear about the process that brought it to life, as well as the experiences that lead James to pursue filmmaking. The Past Inside …