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Meet tomorrow’s filmmakers today.

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Meet tomorrow’s filmmakers today.

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Episodes

298. Chris Hall, Patrick Tamisiea & Nicholas Leeds “Bryers Cucumber Tostinos”

9/30/2022
The short film "Bryers Cucumber Tostinos" came to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in November 2020 and simply kicked ass. The film brought home FOUR awards, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film - Comedy, the Filmmakers Awards for Outstanding Acting by a Cast - Comedy and Outstanding Acting by an Individual - Comedy for Patrick Tamisiea, as well as Outstanding Cinematography - Comedy for Rachel Dusa. For this podcast, the three key contributors to the film hopped onto Zoom;...

Duration:01:17:30

297. 4Qs with Jeff Hilliard

9/28/2022
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. Jeff Hillard records music, sings, performs comedy, acts, directs, produces and more. Jeff brought the music video "Consensual" to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2022 and took home three awards; Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Director(s) – Music Video, and Outstanding Performance – Music Video. Jeff came over to record a DIF Podcast interview so of...

Duration:00:11:00

296. Jeff Hilliard “Consensual”

9/26/2022
Do you wanna go for a ride? I do, because Jeff Hilliard brought the music video for his song "Consensual" to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2022 and took home the awards for Outstanding Music Video, Outstanding Director(s) – Music Video, and Outstanding Performance – Music Video. Jeff does pretty much everything; music, comedy, acting, directing, producing... and more. I was delighted that Jeff was able to take the time and come over for a DIF Podcast interview. If you want to watch some...

Duration:01:13:25

295. 4Qs with Fr3deR1cK Taylor

9/22/2022
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. Fr3deR1cK Taylor brought his documentary short "Pre-Existing Freedom" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual, Documentary. Fr3deR1cK gave an amazing interview in episode 294 of the DIF podcast and I’m proud to say that you can catch "Pre-Existing Freedom" in Season 7 of the Discover...

Duration:00:37:49

294. Fr3deR1cK Taylor “Pre-Existing Freedom”

9/20/2022
Fr3deR1cK Taylor is an artist who doesn't just cross boundaries, he smashes them. He's a filmmaker, a writer, a performance artist, and more. My favorite descriptor for Fr3deR1cK is "public intellectual," because in my opinion the world needs intelligent, learned people to influence society. His Documentary Short "Pre-Existing Freedom" was an Official Selection at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Individual, Documentary. And I’m...

Duration:01:24:48

293. 4Qs with Allan Zhang Tran

9/15/2022
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. Allan Tran is a two-time Sherman Oaks Film Festival champion. His film "Valley" won two awards at SOFF 2020 and his film "Exits" won two awards at SOFF 2021! And I’m proud to say that you can catch "Valley" in Season 6, Episode 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video!. Allan hopped onto Zoom to talk about his work and of course I...

Duration:00:16:09

292. Allan Zhang Tran “Valley” & Exits”

9/13/2022
Allan Tran brought his film "Valley" to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2020 and took home two awards, Outstanding Short Film – Drama and Outstanding Acting, Cast – Drama. Then Allan retuned a year later with the film "Exits" and won the same two awards with that film! And I’m proud to say that you can catch "Valley" in Season 6, Episode 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! Learn more about Allan and his work at his website AllanZhangTran.com or at his Instagram...

Duration:00:47:28

291. 4Qs with Brian Giovanni

9/8/2022
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. Brian Giovanni's film "Of Crumbs and Dreams" was an Official Selection at Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and wowed audiences with its beautiful animation and compelling story. I’m proud to say that you can catch it in Season 6, Episode 3 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! As long as Brian came in to discuss his work in...

Duration:00:43:28

290. Brian Giovanni “Of Crumbs and Dreams”

9/6/2022
Brian Giovanni came in to talk about his short film "Of Crumbs and Dreams," an animated film that he made in the tradition of the great Bill Plympton; one animator doing everything. Literally one person, working alone, creating a film. "Of Crumbs and Dreams" was an Official Selection at Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 and I’m proud to say that you can catch it in Season 6, Episode 3 of the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video! Learn more about Brian and his work at his...

Duration:01:03:44

289. 4Qs with Daniel Amerman

9/1/2022
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. Daniel Amerman wrote, directed, edited, lead acted, and wore a dozen other hats to make the film "The Poet." This original, heartfelt, and hilarious film came to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2022 and took home Outstanding Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse and Outstanding Performance, Individual – Experimental/Arthouse! I’m proud to say that you can...

Duration:00:26:43

288. Daniel Amerman “The Poet”

8/30/2022
Daniel Amerman brought his film "The Poet" to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2022 and took home two awards; Outstanding Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse and Outstanding Performance, Individual – Experimental/Arthouse! Those wins were no surprise because "The Poet" was the most discussed film among the selection committee that year. This original, heartfelt, and hilarious film takes everyone by surprise and lodges into their memories. I’m proud to say that you can catch "The Poet" in Season 6...

Duration:01:43:43

287. 4Qs with Matthew Gratzner

8/25/2022
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 Gratzner's film "Mutiny!" took home the Filmmakers Award for Outstanding Short Film – Comedy at Film Invasion Los Angeles 2022! You can watch "Mutiny!" right now at Matthew's website matthewgratzner.com and follow Matthew on Instagram at @matthewgratzner Right after a great conversation about his work and his film, which is the podcast before...

Duration:00:44:55

286. Matthew Gratzner “Mutiny!”

8/23/2022
Matthew Gratzner hopped onto Zoom to talk about his hilariously excellent comedy "Mutiny!" as well as his long running career in Visual Effects. By the way, at Film Invasion Los Angels in 2022, Matthew's film brought home the Filmmakers Award for Outstanding Short Film – Comedy! You can watch "Mutiny!" right now at Matthew's website matthewgratzner.com. Besides being a talented filmmaker, movie lover and "effects guy," Matthew is also an excellent conversationalist. I hope you enjoy...

Duration:01:17:26

285. 4Qs with Arvid Eriksson

8/18/2022
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. Arvid Eriksson bought his film "Acknowledgements," to Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2021 and 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! While we were recording our intercontinental Zoom chat, I...

Duration:00:37:16

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

283. 4Qs with Rob Campoy

8/16/2022
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. 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...

Duration:00:31:30

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