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oni Pennacchia discusses film-making with some of the most engaging and talented independent directors, producers, promoters, and more. Both entertaining and informative, Spoiler Alert Radio gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes in the world of underground filmmaking.

oni Pennacchia discusses film-making with some of the most engaging and talented independent directors, producers, promoters, and more. Both entertaining and informative, Spoiler Alert Radio gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes in the world of underground filmmaking.
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Ada, MI

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oni Pennacchia discusses film-making with some of the most engaging and talented independent directors, producers, promoters, and more. Both entertaining and informative, Spoiler Alert Radio gives you a sneak peek behind the scenes in the world of underground filmmaking.

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English


Episodes

Gene Park - Sound Designer - Elvis and Nixon, Thoroughbreds, A Vigilante, The Mountain, Midsommar, The Farewell

10/4/2019
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Gene studied and worked as a musician before transitioning to sound design and running the studio Toneburst Audio. Gene's recent film credits include Elvis & Nixon, A Vigilante, Thoroughbreds, The Mountain, Midsommar, and The Farewell. His upcoming film projects include Goldie and Bad Education.

Duration:00:28:59

Garrett Brown - Inventor of the Oscar-winning Steadicam - Rocky, The Shining, Philadelphia, Bulworth, La Traviata, The Forgotten

9/27/2019
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Garrett used the Oscar-winning Steadicam which he invented to shoot nearly 100 movies beginning with Bound for Glory. Other films he has shot with the Steadicam include Rocky, The Shining, Return of the Jedi, Philadelphia, Casino, Bulworth, La Traviata, and The Forgotten. Garrett holds 60 patents for camera devices, including Skycam, Mobycam, and Divecam, which pursue athletes worldwide in the air, in the water, and in between. Garrett joined the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2009...

Duration:00:28:59

Alex Weston - Film Composer - The Farewell, Last Supper, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, The Emperor of All Maladies, and H.

9/20/2019
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Alex is a prolific composer whose film scores have premiered at festivals around the world including Sundance, Berlinale, Venice, and Slamdance. Alex recently scored Lulu Wang's acclaimed The Farewell, the suspenseful drama, The Last Supper for David Wexler, and H. for Daniel Garcia and Rania Attieh. Alex's music has also been featured on projects including Jane Fonda in Five Acts for HBO, and the documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies for PBS.

Duration:00:28:59

Yong Ok Lee - Production Designer - Pandemic, We Go On, They, Dead Women Walking, The Farewell

9/13/2019
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Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Yong worked in the fashion industry and eventually received an MFA in Production Design from the American Film Institute. Yong's work in Korea include box office top ten hits such as Seven Days starring Yunjin Kim. Her US credits include Pandemic, We Go On, Indiana, They, Dismissed, Grace, and Dead Women Walking. One of Yong's most recent projects, the acclaimed The Farewell, starring Awkwafina, screened at Sundance and was a nominated for the...

Duration:00:28:59

Katie Bryer - UK Film Editor - We Ride, Virunga, Superbob, Bruce Lee and the Outlaw, Maiden, Lost and Found

9/6/2019
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Katie's first feature documentary was the snowboarding movie, We Ride before she went on to co-edit the Oscar nominated Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, her long-time collaborator. Other work of Katie's included the award-winning romantic-comedy SuperBob, Moon Shot, a series of short documentaries, and Bruce Lee and the Outlaw. Katie contributed to the film Evelyn and recently edited the acclaimed feature documentary Maiden, by Alex Holmes, about the first ever all-female...

Duration:00:28:59

Antoinette Yoka - Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist - MDMA, Sorry to Bother You, I Believe in Unicorns, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

8/30/2019
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Antoinette earned her cosmetology license in New Jersey back in 1985, which led to 15 years "behind the chair," while honing her makeup and hair skills. She earned a degree in Media Arts and Photography. With her education, Antoinette is a hair and makeup artist who understands light, color, composition and the film and photographic process. Antoinette's work in the hair department includes the romantic comedy Unleashed, the period drama MDMA, and the surreal satire Sorry to Bother...

Duration:00:28:59

Amanda Ramirez - Costume Designer - Steve Jobs, Looking, 13 Reasons Why, Vida, Discreet, and The Last Black Man in San Francisco

8/23/2019
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Currently based in L.A., Amanda was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has worked in various costume departments for over ten years. Amanda's work in various roles in the costume department has included feature films such as Fruitvale Station, Big Eyes, and Steve Jobs and series such as Looking, 13 Reasons Why, and Vida. Amanda's work as Costume Designer includes several short films as well as the feature film Discreet and the acclaimed The Last Black Man in San...

Duration:00:28:59

Emma Strachman - Makeup Artist and Department Head - Love After Love, Queen of Earth, Christine, Jessica Jones, Her Smell

8/16/2019
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Emma studied of film and photography at Ithaca College and is currently based in New York City. Emma's film work includes Christine, Love After Love, Queen of Earth, and most recently, Her Smell starring Elisabeth Moss. Television work of Emma's includes the latest seasons of Marvel's Jessica Jones and Daredevil.

Duration:00:28:59

Adam Newport-Berra - Cinematographer - First Winter, All the Wilderness, Creative Control, Barry, The Last Black Man in San Francisco

8/9/2019
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Adam's work as director of photography includes the feature films First Winter and Creative Control for Benjamin Dickinson as well as All the Wilderness and Burn Country. More recently, Adam worked on the feature Barry and the acclaimed The Last Black Man in San Francisco, about a young man searching for home in a changing city that seems to have left him behind. Additionally, Adam shot the final two episodes of the HBO series, Euphoria.

Duration:00:28:59

Indra Sproge - Womanimation! 11 Visual Vanguard Winner - Animator of Intro to Epilogue, Awesome Beetles Colors, Where is the Key?

8/2/2019
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Indra's animations include instructional films like Joka pec Alfabets, teaching children the Latvian alphabet, and Awesome Beetles Colors, teaching the English Alphabet. Other projects with her company, Infinity Box, include: Seven Wonders, Strength of a Woman, and My Garden of Roses. Indra created the award-winning stop-motion animated short, Intro to Epilogue, a colorful, allegorical film about the fear of death. This won the Visual Vanguard Award of 11th edition of the...

Duration:00:28:59

Lisa Myers - Production Designer and Art Director - Robot and Frank, Galveston, Abundant Acreage Available, Someone Great, Luce

7/26/2019
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Lisa's work as Production Designer includes the films: Putzel, The Land, Abundant Acreage Available, Jonathan, Galveston, Ode to Joy, and Someone Great. Lisa has worked as an Art Director as well, on such film projects like Higher Ground, Robot and Frank, and Very Good Girls. Most recently, Lisa worked on the acclaimed Luce, starring Kelvin Harrison Jr., Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, and Tim Roth. Lisa's upcoming projects include Can You Keep a Secret, The Stand-In, and Lost Girls.

Duration:00:28:59

Zhanna Bekmambetova - Russian Animator - Womanimation! 2018 Audience Award Winner for Tweet-Tweet

7/20/2019
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Zhanna was born in Uzbekistan and moved to Moscow with her parents when she was 6 years old. In 2009, she graduated from Vgik (University of Cinematography). Her major was Concept design for animation film. She lived and studied in Los Angeles from 2010 to 2013. Since 2013, she lives and works in Moscow, on commercial and creative projects. She created the acclaimed 3D animated short Tweet-tweet in 2018 which was a double debut. It was the first project created by Zhanna for CGF first...

Duration:00:28:59

Keegan DeWitt - Film Composer - Dance Party USA, Inocente, This Is Martin Bonner, Land Ho!, Listen Up Philip, Hearts Beat Loud, Bisbee 17, Charlie Says, Her Smell

7/12/2019
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Keegan's earlier film score work includes Dance Party USA, Quiet City, the documentary The Good Life, and This Is Martin Bonner. Keegan also composed scores for Inocente, Land Ho!, Listen Up Philip, I'll See You in My Dreams, Queen of Earth, The Hero, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, and Gemini. Recently, Keegan composed the songs and score in Hearts Beat Loud, the HBO series, Divorce, the acclaimed documentary Bisbee 17, Mary Harron's Charlie Says, and Alex Ross Perry's Her Smell.

Duration:00:28:59

Elizabeth Warn - Costume Designer - Entertainment, Miss Stevens, The Clapper, Sollers Point, Charlie Says, Fast Color, and The Mountain

7/5/2019
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Born in California, and raised in Costa Rica, Elizabeth started in the non-profit world before making a detour into film. She began her career working on Rick Alverson's feature film Entertainment, the television series Highston, and Lovesong for director So Yong Kim. Elizabeth continued to work on a diverse array of independent films including Miss Stevens, Another Evil, Women Who Kill, Dito Montiel's The Clapper, and Sollers Point. Most recently, Elizabeth has costume designed the...

Duration:00:28:59

Peter Burgis - Pinewood Studios Lead Foley Artist - Band of Brothers, Harry Potter, Captain Phillips, Baby Driver, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Rocketman

6/28/2019
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Peter, Emmy and MPSE Award winning, Lead Foley Artist at Pinewood Studios, has worked on over 150 projects in his career, including The Kings Speech, Gosford Park Slumdog Millionaire, Band of Brothers, Atonement, Children of Men, Quantum of Solace, and Captain Phillips. He has worked on all but one of the Harry Potter Series, including the Fantastic Beasts series. Peter's more recent film work includes: Ex Machina, Baby Driver, Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Queen of Scots, and Rocketman.

Duration:00:28:59

Frank van den Eeden - Belgian Based Cinematographer - Someone Else's Happiness, It's All So Quiet, Het Vonnis, Zurich, Full Contact, Home, Waldstille, Past Imperfect, Cobain, Girl

6/22/2019
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Born in the Netherlands and living in Antwerp, Belgium, Frank works in film, television, and commercials, with a continued presence at festivals like Cannes, Venice, Toronto, and Berlin. Frank's film work includes Someone Else's Happiness, It's All So Quiet, Het Vonnis, Zurich, Full Contact, The Invader, Home, Waldstille, and Past Imperfect. Frank's more recent projects include the acclaimed Cobain, and Girl, which won four awards at Cannes, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best...

Duration:00:28:59

Olafur Egilsson - Icelandic Screenwriter, Actor, and Playwright - White Night Wedding, Undercurrent, Summerland, The Oath, Trapped, Woman at War

6/14/2019
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Olafur writes for both theatre and screen and has received several nominations and awards for his work in both fields. Olafur is also an actor and director in the Icelandic theatre scene living in Reykjavik. Among his screen credits are award winning television series Trapped and Edda Award winning features including: White Night Wedding, Undercurrent, Summerland, The Oath, and the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival winning, Woman at War.

Duration:00:28:59

Nina Paley - Cartoonist, Animator, Free Culture Activist - The Stork, Sita Sings the Blues, Mimi & Eunice, The Prophet, This Land Is Mine, Seder-Masochism

6/7/2019
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Nina Paley started out as a comic strip artist, including for Fluff and The Hots, as the weekly Nina's Adventures and then shifted to make independent animated films, including the controversial yet popular environmental short, The Stork. In 2002, Nina followed her then-husband to Trivandrum, India, where she read her first Ramayana. This inspired her first feature film, Sita Sings the Blues, which she animated and produced single-handedly over the course of 5 years on a home computer,...

Duration:00:28:59

Marcus Rowland - Production Designer - Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Attack the Block, Baby Driver, Rocketman

5/31/2019
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Marcus has over twenty years of experience in production design for film, television, and commercials. Marcus has worked with director Edgar Wright on several films over the years, including Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World's End, and the acclaimed Baby Driver. Marcus has also worked with director Joe Cornish on Attack the Block and The Kid Who Would Be King. Most recently, Marcus has production designed the fantasy biopic Rocketman for director...

Duration:00:28:59

Vanja Cernjul - Director of Photography - I'll Take You There, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Mother of Asphalt, Violet and Daisy, Crazy Rich Asians

5/24/2019
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Originally from Croatia and based in New York City, Vanja has photographed over twenty feature films and series and won or was nominated for several festival awards including two Emmy awards. Some of Vanja's feature film projects include I'll Take You There, The Photographer, The Mudge Boy, Wristcutters: A Love Story, City Island, Mother of Asphalt, and Violet and Daisy. Vanja's recent work includes HBO series The Deuce, the Netflix series Marco Polo, and the feature films The...

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