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Meet tomorrow’s filmmakers today.

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Meet tomorrow’s filmmakers today.

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Episodes

284. Arvid Eriksson “Acknowledgements”

8/17/2022
Arvid Eriksson made the beautiful film "Acknowledgements," bringing voice, cinematography, and swimming pools into perfect balance. At Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021. "Acknowledgements" took home the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film – Arthouse/Experimental! I’m proud to say that this engaging, innovative film in Season 6 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! I've now had the honor to chat with Arvid twice and can tell you this, he is as delightful as his film! I...

Duration:01:02:42

282. Rob Campoy “A Face on the Ceiling”

8/15/2022
Rob Campoy brought his film "A Face on the Ceiling" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home the Filmmakers Award for Outstanding Short Film - Horror. I’m proud to say that this engaging, innovative film is part of Season 6 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! Rob brought all of his talents to "A Face on the Ceiling," serving as writer, director, cinematographer and more. In fact, this film is one of the shining examples of how some artists produced...

Duration:01:24:54

281. 4Qs with Finn McCager Higgins

8/11/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Finn McCager Higgins and I discussed his stunning film "In The Pines" in the podcast before this one. Finn co-wrote, co-directed, and played a lead role in the film. I’m proud to say that this "In The Pines" is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. As long as we were on Zoom, of course I had Finn answer the 4Qs...

Duration:00:26:08

280. Finn McCager Higgins “In The Pines”

8/9/2022
Finn McCager Higgins made the stunning film "In The Pines" with his collaborator Tom Groom. They co-wrote, co-directed, and both played lead roles in the film. Finn brought his film to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021 and this Lynchian, personal, beautiful film left an impact on me. I’m proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. At 41 minutes, it was the "longest short" we had ever programmed. In fact, it was the excellence of...

Duration:01:09:35

279. 4Qs with Taylor Olson

8/4/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Writer, Director & Actor Taylor Olson brought his film "Bone Cage" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home FOUR Grand Jury Awards, including Best Feature Film – Drama, Best Actor in a Lead Role – Taylor Olson, Best Performance by a Full Cast, and Best Cinematography, Feature Film for Director of Photography Kevin A. Fraser. I had Taylor...

Duration:00:15:48

278. Taylor Olson “Bone Cage”

8/2/2022
Taylor Olson directs and performs the lead role in the feature film "Bone Cage," and he also adapted the script from an award winning stage play. This remarkably talented filmmaker brought his film to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home FOUR Grand Jury Awards, including Best Feature Film – Drama, Best Actor in a Lead Role – Taylor Olson, Best Performance by a Full Cast, and Best Cinematography, Feature Film for Director of Photography Kevin A. Fraser. Taylor was on set for...

Duration:01:10:49

277. 4Qs with Wyatt Bunce & Willow Hamilton

7/28/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Writer/producer/lead actor Wyatt Bunce and director/producer Willow Hamilton brought their film "Killer Whales" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Film – Comedy. Wyatt also took home the award for Best Lead Actor- Comedy at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2022! I could not let these two hop off of...

Duration:00:31:05

276. Willow Hamilton, Wyatt Bunce & Thom Reidy “Killer Whales”

7/26/2022
Willow Hamilton, Wyatt Bunce & Thom Reidy brought their film "Killer Whales" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature Film – Comedy. You know what I didn't say to them during this podcast? As a festival programmer who sees over a thousand indie films per year, I can say with complete confidence that a feature length comedy is the most difficult mountain to climb. And "Killer Whales" is a smart, hilariously absurd feature film with great...

Duration:01:09:47

275. 4Qs with Jake Whiston

7/21/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Jake Whiston hopped onto DIF to discuss his career in music and film as well as his short film "Your Heart Is Mine," which took home the Programmer's Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2020. I'm proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. Like everyone who does an interview, I made...

Duration:00:30:52

274. Jake Whiston “Your Heart Is Mine”

7/19/2022
Filmmaker Jake Whiston brought his short film "Your Heart Is Mine" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2020 and took home the Programmer's Prize. This incredibly unique and original film started out as a music video and then evolved into an art film, and that term is a high compliment in my book, that utilized the song as its soundtrack. I'm proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. I'd been looking forward to interviewing...

Duration:00:59:35

273. 4Qs with Shannon Gibbs

6/30/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Shannon Gibbs came into DIF HQ to discuss their film "My Own," a wonderful film that rocked the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021. And of course Shannon was game to answer the DIF 4Qs. I'm also proud to say Shannon's film "My Own" will be released as part of Season 6 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! Shannon and I had a great...

Duration:00:21:58

272. Shannon Gibbs “My Own”

6/28/2022
Shannon Gibbs brought the film "My Own" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and this smart, emotionally touching film went home with a Programmer's Prize. Shannon wrote, associate produced and starred in the film, bringing a fresh, important perspective to the screen. I'm proud to say that this film will be released as part of Season 6 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! Shannon and I had a great conversation that I think you'll greatly enjoy. You should follow...

Duration:01:53:44

271. 4Qs with Clare O’Connor & Emma Fazzuoli

6/16/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Clare O’Connor & Emma Fazzuoli answered those four questions above after recording a podcast about their film "Coco & Colby," which took home the Audience Award for Short Film - Comedy at Film Invasion Los Angeles 2022. You can learn more about both of these filmmakers on Instagram. Clare is @clare_makes_things and Emma is @emmasofiaf. Plus you can...

Duration:00:33:58

270. Clare O’Connor & Emma Fazzuoli “Coco and Colby”

6/14/2022
Clare O’Connor & Emma Fazzuoli brought their film "Coco & Colby" to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021 and took home the Audience Award for Short Film - Comedy. This hilarious mockumentary is a personal favorite and I always knew that I wanted them on this podcast. By the way, AUDIO QUALITY WARNING. I'm not sure what was going on with my mic, but it was bad. Sorry! You can learn more about both of these filmmakers on Instagram. Clare is @clare_makes_things and Emma is @emmasofiaf. Plus you...

Duration:00:59:42

269. 4Qs with Oliver Scott

6/9/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Oliver Scott's brought his film "The Sword That Waits" to both Film Invasion Los Angeles and the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home awards at both festivals. I'm proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. Watch it now! Oliver and I had a great conversation about his career...

Duration:01:16:51

268. Oliver Scott “The Sword That Waits”

6/7/2022
Oliver Scott's unique, cinematic vision in his piece "The Sword That Waits" took home awards from both Film Invasion Los Angeles and the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021. For this film, Oliver shot footage at an abandoned middle school. added impactful, incongruous digital imagery, and also wrote an incredible score. I'm proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video. You can learn more about at Oliver at his website...

Duration:01:16:47

267. 4Qs with Matthew Lucas

6/2/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Matthew Lucas came into DIF HQ to discuss his feature film "Kingle Time," a fantastic dark comedy about what goes on behind the scenes of children's television. "Kringle Time" came to Film Invasion Los Angels in 2021 and took home two Grand Jury Awards. Needless to say, it's a GREAT film and you watch it today. As long as Matt was here, I had him answer...

Duration:00:38:27

266. Matthew Lucas “Kringle Time”

5/31/2022
Matthew Lucas brought his feature film "Kingle Time" to Film Invasion Los Angels in 2021 and took home two Grand Jury Awards. This innovative, fresh film keeps the dark comedy genre alive with its take on what goes on behind the scenes of children's television. Needless to say, it's a GREAT film and you watch it today. Today! To watch "Kringle Time" on iTunes, click this link. To catch the film on Amazon Prime Video, Click this link. To learn more about this talented filmmaker go to...

Duration:01:15:25

265. 4Qs with Ted Knighton

5/26/2022
What are the 4Q's? (1) Favorite films, top 3. (2) An underrated film. (3) An overrated film. (4) A lesser-known film people should seek out. Ted Knighton hopped onto Zoom to discuss his film "Cinema," which won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021. We had a great talk about Ted and his film, and of course I had him answer the 4Qs above. I'm proud to say that Ted's film "Cinema" is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV...

Duration:00:39:29

264. Ted Knighton “Cinema”

5/24/2022
Ted Knighton's film "Cinema" won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021. I cannot get enough of this film. You should watch it immediately so that I don't have to struggle describing all the reasons that I love it. But mark my words, if you watch it and want to challenge my belief that it is a love story, you know where to find me. And guess what? I'm proud to say that this film is part of Season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV...

Duration:01:04:05