Episode 55: Tim Cruz

The Blind Center won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2017, and it also brought down the house.  It’s not available online yet, but it will be soon.  I got to talk to both director/producer Tim Cruz and actor/writer/producer Lindsay Nyman in separate interviews… Tim made it over to the house …

Episode 53: Mylissa Fitzsimmons

In 2017, Filmmaker Mylissa Fitzsimmons won the Audience Award at Film Invasion Los Angeles for her short film That Party That One Night.  Whether it’s the directing, the cinematography, the lighting, the writing or the performances, there’s an art and a sophistication to all the elements you see in That Party That One Night that we see all …

Episode 47: Hayden Croft & Jay Eftimoski

One of the hits at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016 was New Age, Olde English.  The team behind this film, writer/director Hayden Croft and producer/actor Jay Eftimoski, came in for an interview.  New Age, Olde English is an original and unique comedy with a little touch of horror. Click here to watch New Age, Ole English and …

Episode 43: Ché Baker

In 2017, the Grand Jury Prize for feature film at Film invasion Los Angeles went to Blue World Order, a science-fiction epic that blows audiences away with everything it manages to accomplish for a truly independent film.  Ché Baker is the creative force behind Blue World Order and thankfully I’ve managed to meet up with this Australian …

Episode 41: Alex Merkin

This Modern Man Is Beat won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016, and I never stopped thinking about how beautifully cinematic it is.  I knew from working with the filmmakers that there would be a good story behind it, and director Alex Merkin did not disappoint.  What I didn’t know …

Episode 38: Jean-Marie Marbach

At Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2017, Fiebre en la Disco won the Grand Jury Prize for Music Video.  It might be a music video, but from the first time I saw it I knew that I was actually watching a visionary short film.  The music video’s creator, Jean-Marie Marbach, lives in Paris and came out to Los …

Episode 35: Ryan Barton-Grimley & Douglas Mueller

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

Episode 34: Douglas Mueller

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

Episode 33: Ryan Barton-Grimley

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

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 …