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Michèle Ohayon is an Academy Award-nominated director, writer, and producer. She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Kavana Entertainment. Her documentaries include It Was a Wondeful Life narrated by Jodie Foster, Cowboy del Amor, and the Academy Award nominated Colors Straight Up. Her most recent film is Netflix’s Strip Down, Rise Up. which follows …
 
In this recap episode, Bryan and Jason discuss: Takeaways from Bryan's interview with actor, novelist, and screenwriter Lisa Foiles; What it was like to cover SXSW for the first time; BJ Thomas' recent diagnosis of lung cancer; Bryan's experience so far as a grandfather; and Next week's interview with filmmaker Michèle Ohayon.…
 
Lisa Foiles has been acting in Hollywood since she was 12. Best known as a series regular on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show All That, she also appeared on Even Stevens and Malcolm in the Middle. Her film work includes the thriller Shiver and the comedy The Master of Disguise with Dana Carvey. Lisa currently stars on the YouTube series Stuff of …
 
After graduating from the prestigious SUNY Purchase Film School, Jessica Brunetto edited Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story, and Sicko. She went on to become a highly sought-after editor on television comedies like Comedy Central’s Another Period, FX’s Man Seeking Woman, American Vandal on Netflix, Do You Want To See A Dead Body with Rob Hueb…
 
Bryan and Jason: Discuss takeaways from the Niki Pilkington episode; Talk about a fundraiser for small music venues they watched live on YouTube, Keep Music Live WA, co-hosted by Sir Mix A Lot and Rachel Flotard, featuring the Foo Fighters, Rainn Wilson, Heart, and a mind-melting performance by Brandi Carlisle singing Nothing Compares 2 U. Reminisc…
 
Niki Pilkington is a London-based Welsh illustrator who creates playful yet highly detailed “extra neon” fashion portraits and lifestyle art, which echo her support for Women empowerment, body positivity & mental wellbeing. Her work reflects her love of fashion & nature, as well as her respect for Welsh culture. With more than 60,000 instagram foll…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss: Takeaways from Bryan's interviews with MooseCat Studios and horror filmmaker Keith Thomas who is remaking Stephen King's Firestarter this year with Blumhouse Horror. The trauma they still feel from watching The Exorcist. Jason's new recording equipment. Bryan's invitation to cover SXSW as a member of the press. The upcoming…
 
Carly Rosenthal and Mike Post own and operate MooseCat Recording Studio in Los Angeles. They are also musicians and recording artists. Carly is the lead singer in Carly and the Universe, an indie-soul pop band. Mike is the lead singer, guitarist, and keyboard player for Young Creatures, an indie-rock band with three released albums. Mike also recen…
 
Keith Thomas is Denver-based a screenwriter and director whose horror feature, The Vigil, was released on February 26 by IFC Midnight. Starring Dave Davis, The Vigil is about a man providing overnight watch to a deceased member of his former Orthodox Jewish community, who encounters a malevolent entity. After Stephen King saw The Vigil, he approved…
 
Castille Landon is an actor, screenwriter, and director who wrote and directed the psychological thriller Fear of Rain, starring Madison Iseman, Harry Harry Connick Jr., Katherine Heigl, and Israel Broussard. Before directing Fear of Rain, Castille wrote and directed Albion: The Enchanted Stallion and Apple of My Eye. She recently directed two film…
 
Justin Connor is a Los Angeles-based musician, actor, screenwriter, and director. His musical drama/comedy The Golden Age is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Justin wrote and performed every song from The Golden Age Soundtrack. The film follows pop singer Maya O’Malley after he is dropped from his label and embarks on a spiritual pilgrimage throughou…
 
Carlson Young is a television and film actor, screenwriter, and director, known for her roles on Scream: The TV Series, True Blood, and Key and Peele, among many others. She made her feature length directorial debut with The Blazing World, starring Dermont Mulroney, Vanessa Shaw, and Udo Kier, which premiered at Sundance this year. Isom Innis, from…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss key takeaways from the interview with director Jen McGowan, who directed the thriller Rust Creek. Bryan also talks about films he saw at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which is now completely online this year. Finally, Bryan talks about the profound connection he made with a recent guest, Justin Connor, who wrote, directed…
 
Jen McGowan is a film director whose first feature film, Kelly & Cal, won the Gamechanger Award at the South by Southwest film festival. Her most recent feature film, Rust Creek, is currently #5 on Netflix. Jen is also the founder of Glass Elevator, a networking and skill sharing site for women in the film industry, and recently directed episodes o…
 
In this “Encore Episode” we are replaying Bryan’s interview with film composer Anthony Willis, who scored the film Promising Young Woman, recorded in February of 2020 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Promising Young Women recently made its theatrical (streaming) debut. We are pleased to re-release Anthony’s interview so listeners c…
 
Rebecca Metz is a Los Angeles-based actress whose credits include a recurring role as Tressa on Better Things, as well as roles on many acclaimed television shows over the last two decades, including Shameless, Mom, Nip/Tuck, Maron, This is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Justified, and Gilmore Girls to name just a few. Rebecca is also a voiceover, stag…
 
Naomi Grossman is an Emmy-nominated actress, writer, and producer. Best known for her roles as Pepper and Samantha Crowe on American Horror Story, Naomi has appeared in multiple feature films (Murder RX, Sky Sharks, and 1BR most recently) and also wrote and performed the one-woman show: “Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and Other Human Oddities.” Wh…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss highlights from 2020, share clips from select interviews, and preview episodes launching in January 2021. Featured guests include director AJ Eaton, musician Mai Leisz, actors and musician Chris Kinkade, director Nick Cassavetes, voice actor Rob Paulsen, artist Stephanie Mercedes, director Jeff Orlowski, musician Kylie Rothf…
 
Don McLean is the singer/songwriter behind the iconic songs American Pie (named by the Recording Industry of America as a top 5 song of the century) and Vincent (Starry, Starry Night). Don is also a member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame member, the Grammy Hall of Fame, and a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award winner. In October of 2020, Don released a …
 
Bryan and Jason talk about interviews with screenwriter and director Sean Durkin (who directed The Nest starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon), as well as actor James Healy, Jr., review the documentary Zappa, directed by Alex Winter, and discuss Bob Dylan's sale of his entire song catalog for $300 million. They also preview the upcoming episode with so…
 
Sean Durkin is a screenwriter, director, and producer. His film The Nest, starring Jude Law and Carrie Coon, premiered at Sundance and Vanity Fair called it one of the best films of 2020. Sean won the Directing Award at Sundance for his first feature film, Martha Marcy May Marlene, starring Hugh Dancy, Elizabeth Olsen, and Sarah Paulson. Sean also …
 
James Healy Jr. has worked as a police chief, detective, and SWAT team member, but is also a familiar face in the film industry with a 45 year-long acting career. James has appeared in many beloved television shows of the late 90s and 00s, such as Walker, Texas Ranger, Will & Grace, 24, Even Stevens, and Law and Order: SVU. His film credits include…
 
Darran Bruce is a producer, live streamer, and podcaster behind The DJ Sessions, a live-stream/podcast series featuring the hottest electronic music DJs with live mixes and interviews streamed live to a global audience. As a Featured Partner on Twitch, The DJ Sessions is Twitch’s only regularly-scheduled, featured, live streaming DJ show. The serie…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from last week's interview with singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kylie Rothfield, weigh in on the election results, talk about their "comfort content," and preview next week's interview with "DJ Sessions" producer Darran Bruce.By Bryan Smith
 
Kylie Rothfield is a Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and guitarist. After honing her craft in Nashville where she wrote songs and sold out premier venues singing original, soulful, blues-infused pop, she moved to Los Angeles, where she has been featured on NBC’s The Voice (picked by Alicia Keys to coach throughout the season), and Songland (c…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from last week's amazing chat with legendary rock photographer Neal Preston, review the Netflix documentary Grass Is Greener and Dave Letterman's second season of My Next Guest, and preview next week's interview with Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Kylie Rothfied.…
 
Neal Preston is the photographer behind many of the most iconic photos in rock history. He has worked (and toured) with Queen, Led Zeppelin, Whitney Houston, and Bob Dylan to name just a few. His book Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted is a retrospective of his career. His latest book, Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs, released this week, p…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss highlights from Bryan's interview with Seattle-based, Cuban-American artist Hugo Moro, mourn the loss of his guitar hero, Eddie Van Halen, review the documentary My Octopus Teacher (Bryan's favorite documentary from 2020, now streaming on Netflix), and discuss next week's interview with iconic rock photographer Neal Preston.…
 
Rayka Zehtabchi and Sam Davis are Los Angeles-based filmmakers. Their documentary Period. End of Sentence won an Academy Award for best documentary short in 2019. After their success at the Oscars, Rayka directed and Sam filmed and edited A Woman’s Place which is now streaming on Hulu. A Woman’s Place captures the stories of three chefs, their care…
 
Seattle-based Cuban-American studio artist Hugo Moro draws from his childhood experiences in Cuba, his artistic awakening in New York City, and his work as a professor, graphic designer, and art director in Miami, to create unique, eclectic installations, as well as gallery pieces. At Project-106 in Pioneer Square, Hugo currently uses a wide range …
 
Andrew Cohn is an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and founder of Seven34Films. His feature documentaries include Medora (executive-produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci), and Warriors of Liberty City (executive-produced by Lebron James). His first narrative feature, The Last Shift, executive-produced by Alexander Payne and starrin…
 
In Episode 68 Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the interview with film director Tommy Avallone, mourn the loss of legal giant Ruth Bader Ginsberg, talk about Bryan's love for Zombie movies (including his recent favorite Train to Busan), and preview next week's interview with director Andrew Cohn, whose film The Last Shift, starring Richard Je…
 
Tommy Avallone is an LA-based director, producer, and actor, whose documentaries include I Am Santa Claus (2014), The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Madman (2018)(available on Netflix), and Waldo on Weed (2019) which was co-produced by Whoopi Goldberg (available on Amazon Prime and for rent on all streaming platforms). Wh…
 
In this "Encore Episode," we are replaying Bryan's interview with director Jeff Orlowski to commemorate the September 9, 2020 Netflix premiere of his documentary The Social Dilemma. The interview was recorded in February at the Sundance Film Festival before the film had a distribution deal with Netflix. We are pleased to re-release Jeff's interview…
 
In this recap, Bryan and Jason: Discuss key takeaways from the interview with Grammy Hall of Fame Inductee BJ Thomas; Talk about the filmography and legacy of Chadwick Boseman (who recently passed away after a battle with colon cancer); Address critique from a listener about our discussion of the Joan Jett documentary; and Discuss Bryan's new favor…
 
With over 70 million records sold, BJ Thomas is the artist behind classic hits like “Hooked on a Feeling”, Oscar-winner “Raindrops (Keep Falling on My Head)”, and (Hey Won’t You Play Another) Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. With a total of Eight #1 hits, 26 top 10 singles, and 5 Grammy Awards, BJ was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss key takeaways from the interview with actress and drama therapist Andrea Sooch, marvel at the lasting power of In The Air Tonight, by Phil Collins, review The Last Dance documentary about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls, and discuss next week's episode with the Grammy/Oscar-winning singer BJ Thomas.…
 
Andrea Sooch is a successful actress, licensed drama therapist, and social worker. A native Hungarian, Andrea came to the US after receiving a scholarship from the American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy. Many fans know Andrea from her recurring role as Russian mob boss Riva on the TNT series Claws. She has also appeared in hit shows such as The…
 
In response to the Pulse Night Club Mass Shooting in Orlando, Florida, Argentinian-American artist Stephanie Mercedes melted a Sig Sauer MCX rifle (the exact model used during the shooting) to cast 49 “liberty bells” for the 49 individuals who lost their lives. Mercedes went on to melt guns and bullet casings into other musical instruments and scul…
 
Bryan and Jason discuss key takeaways from last week's interview with Matthew Barry, wax philosophic about the zen of Bill Murray after watching The Bill Murray Stories (now streaming on Netflix), and preview next week's interview with Washington D.C.-based Argentinian-American artist Stephanie Mercedes, who melts guns into art.…
 
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