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Lindsey Phillips is a documentarian based in New York. I first came across her work this past year at Fantastic Fest and fell in love with her short documentary My Name is Marc. Her 13-minute documentary profiles the legendary owner of Cleveland's Norton Furniture and his wacky and often infamous commercials. In this episode, Lindsey and I chat about the history behind Marc's commercials, covering controversy, and her upcoming projects. She is a talent to watch! You can follow Lindsey on Facebook

**ADD IN MARC INTRO!

 

Show Notes: 

Website (Hayward Films)

Facebook

Vimeo

Fantastic Fest

My Name is Marc

 

Direct download: Ep118_Lindsey_Phillips.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Jessica Leski is the director of I Used to Be Normal, a documentary following four women who are obsessed with their boyband of choice. I Used to Be Normal was my number one film at Fantastic Fest. Leski and her producer Rita Walsh take you deep into the world of boyband fandom, and they don't stop there! This documentary is full of surprises that will make you reflect on your own passions afterwards. In this interview, Jessica and I talk about the inspiration for the film, deleted scenes, and documenting the featured girls for over five years. You can follow Jessica on Twitter. You can also follow I Used to Be Normal the documentary on Twitter (@boybandfangirl_), Facebook, and Instagram (@boybandfangirl)

Show Notes: 

I Used to Be Normal Website

Jessica's website

Trailer

Fantastic Fest

Kickstarter

Bay City Rollers

Direct download: Ep117_Jessica_Leski_I_Used_to_Be_Normal.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

 

Brad Gullickson is a writer, podcaster, and film critic. This is Brad's second visit to the podcast. Our very first chat was on ep. 36 in May 2015! Hopping forward to today, Brad has accomplished so much. We pack a lot into this interview from quitting his day job and writing full time for Film School Rejects to interviewing folks like Vince Vaughn, S. Craig Zahler and Jim Gaffigan. You can follow Brad on Twitter @mouthdork. 

Show Notes: 

Brad's TwitterInstagram 

In the Mouth of Dorkness Podcast

Non Fics

Film School Rejects

 

Photo credit: Casey Yoshida

Direct download: Ep_110_Brad_Gullickson.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Mike Owens is the co-creator of the Amazon show Danger and Eggs. The cartoon is hilarious and heartwarming. It’s received rave reviews and was nominated for a Critics Choice, GLAAD, and Annie Award. I had the pleasure of talking to Mike about his career in animation, the original short Danger and Eggs is based on, and what it’s like to create a show for Amazon. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mowensanimation) and Instagram (@therealmikeowens)

 

Show Notes: 

Danger and Eggs

Mike's Nice Moves Talk

Mike's Website

Direct download: Ep_107_Mike_Owens_Edited.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

Welcome to part two of my chat with Dallas & Leigh Taylor of Defacto Sound. This episode focuses on their podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. Dallas and Leigh shared with me how they make the podcast and all the planning that went behind its launch. You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

 

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_Taylor_Part_2_V2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 2:22pm EDT

 

Meet Dallas & Leigh Taylor. They are the husband and wife team behind the award winning sound studio Defacto Sound. They've worked with tons of cool names including Netflix, Discovery, and Bethesda.

Dallas and Leigh also created one of my all time favorite podcasts Twenty Thousand Hertz. Their podcast explores the stories behind the world’s most recognizable and interesting sounds.

This interview is a two-parter. Part 1 focuses on starting your own creative business and the joys and stresses around taking that leap. 

You can follow Dallas on Twitter @d_llas & Leigh @perfythegreat.

Show Notes: 

Twenty Thousand Hertz Podcast

Defacto Sound

Dallas Taylor website

Entreprenuer.com feature

Direct download: Ep_106_Defacto_Sound_Dallas_and_Leigh_TaylorV2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:11am EDT

Deborah Haywood (@blytheface) is a UK based filmmaker. She is the writer and director of Pin Cushion. I caught Pin Cushion at Fantastic Fest, and it is my number one film of the year. Deborah's voice is so unique. She knows how to tell a story with heart, raw emotion, and humor. Go see Pin Cushion if it is playing at a festival near you, AND definitely check out her short films on Vimeo. In this interview, Deborah shares her experience with personal storytelling, the need for more female narratives, the fashion in Pin Cushion, and audience reactions. You can follow Deborah on Twitter, Letterboxd (@dollipop), and Instagram

Show Notes: 

Pin Cushion

Emily Sears Birth.Movie.Death piece on Pin Cushion

Deborah's short films on Vimeo 

Deborah Haywood on Letterboxd: @Dollipop

Raw

Fantastic Fest

Direct download: Ep_103_Deborah_Haywood.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

William (aka Billy) Dass writes for Film School Rejects and also hosts weekly interviews with indie filmmakers on ITMODcast's CHATCast series. In this episode, we talk about how to introduce classic films you love to your children, the lack of male nudity in film, and what led to him podcasting. You can follow Billy on Twitter (@WBDass), read his work on Film School Rejects, and check out his Chatcasts on ITMODcast Podcast.

Direct download: Ep93_William_Dass.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 1:55pm EDT

Fay Robles is a Los Angeles based filmmaker and founder of Mer Docs, a production company and site featuring short documentaries on creative women. In this episode, we talk about discovering new artists, what makes a good documentary, and the future of Mer Docs. You can find all of Mer Docs' short documentaries on Merdocs.tv. Follow Mer Docs on Twitter (@merdocstv). 

 

Show Notes: 

Steff Bomb documentary

Steff Bomb People I Think Are Cool Interview

Carlie Trosclair

BFGF

Lorien Stern

 

Documentary recommendations:

Tarnation

The Cove

Cutie and the Boxer

Billy the Kid

 

Direct download: Ep90_Fay_Robles.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

Ep. 85 Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine is a documentary filmmaker based in California. His latest film Comix: Beyond the Comic Book Pages is available now on iTunes and Amazon (on DVD & Amazon Prime streaming). The film features interviews from comic creators and fans, including Stan Lee and Frank Miller. In this interview, we talk about his 13 year journey into making Comix, marketing a film, and finding distribution. You can follow Michael on Twitter and Facebook

Direct download: Ep85_Michael_Valentine_2.mp3
Category:Entertainment -- posted at: 9:51am EDT