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Hollywood NDNz is a weekly podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of the entertainment industry through the perspective of Native American entertainment professionals. The podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields (Muscogee (Creek)/Cherokee), Tim Ramos (Pomo), and Jim Ruel (Ojibwe).

Hollywood NDNz is a weekly podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of the entertainment industry through the perspective of Native American entertainment professionals. The podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields (Muscogee (Creek)/Cherokee), Tim Ramos (Pomo), and Jim Ruel (Ojibwe).
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Hollywood NDNz is a weekly podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of the entertainment industry through the perspective of Native American entertainment professionals. The podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields (Muscogee (Creek)/Cherokee), Tim Ramos (Pomo), and Jim Ruel (Ojibwe).

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English

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310-951-4352


Episodes

Ep. 36. We interview Hypnotist Scott Ward - part 2

2/21/2018
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Scott Wards is a First Nations Ojibwe/Metis Hypnotist hailing from Vancouver Island. We hit a variety of topics: seeing different parts of NDN country, finding an agent, Scott producing his own 24 minute special, and Scott performs mentalism on Jim and Rainy. This episode is part two of our conversation. http://www.scottward.net/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech! This...

Duration:00:48:27

Ep. 35. We interview Hypnotist Scott Ward - part 1

2/14/2018
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Scott Wards is a First Nations Ojibwe/Metis Hypnotist hailing from Vancouver Island. How do you become a hypnotist? How do you survive on a gig based career? Scott has mastered both and shares his experiences with the Hollywood NDNz crew. This episode is part one of our conversation. http://www.scottward.net/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech! This episode of the...

Duration:00:46:36

Ep. 34. Dylan Jefferson talks life beyond Hollywood.

2/5/2018
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Dylan Jefferson keeps talking and we stayed riveted. Hollywood gigs can mean long hours. What does that mean when you want to stay connected with your family and your people. What do you do then. Dylan talks about the choices he made and how things are going now that he has moved beyond Nickelodeon. Thankful that he took the time to come on our podcast! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5368045/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits...

Duration:01:21:07

Ep. 33. Dylan Jefferson: Gulf War vet and Hollywood producer

1/30/2018
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Dylan Jefferson is without a doubt one of the best storytellers we've had on the podcast. In this first half of the episode, he shares his experience as a veteran (not for the faint of heart) and then moving on to the struggles of making it in Hollywood. We almost cut this into 3 parts because this was a 3 hour convo! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5368045/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and Jason Grasl, the intro...

Duration:01:22:02

Ep. 32. Graham Elwood talks First Nations Comedy Experience

1/24/2018
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Graham Elwood, professional comedian/podcaster/actor/producer, has taken on the role of producing the first ever Native standup comedy series: First Nations Comedy Experience for the FNX Channel. In addition, he talks about running the LA Podcast Festival, building up a successful social media channel (he produced over 500 videos for Youtube - in one calendar year!). So listen in as Hollywood NDNZ rings in 2018. https://fnx.org/comedy/ http://www.grahamelwood.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:01:31:42

Episode 31: Darrell Dennis - Actor, Writer, Comedian, Producer tells his story.

8/2/2017
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Darrell Dennis kept us transfixed for two hours and we are delighted to share the conversation in one long episode. He's successfully worn a number of hats: acting, comedy, writing, and producing. How does kid who grew up on a remote reserve end up as a regular on multiple APTN tv series to laying the ground work for a takeover of Hollywood? This is his story. https://www.darrelldennis.com/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end...

Duration:02:01:51

Episode 30: Talking life lessons with Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances

5/18/2017
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Actors Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances are guests this week. And they talk shop! Acting, surviving in LA, all that and then some. These are two highly motivated, success Native actors. You can catch Elizabeth on AMC's 'The Son.' Kalani was featured in 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Jamestown', and many other shows. Check out their imdb pages for more info: Kalani Queypo http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703398/ Elizabeth Frances http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3522439/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical...

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 29: Talking acting with Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances

4/6/2017
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Actors Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances are guests this week. And they talk shop! Acting, surviving in LA, all that and then some. These are two highly motivated, success Native actors. You can catch Elizabeth on AMC's 'The Son.' Kalani was featured in 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Jamestown', and many other shows. Check out their imdb pages for more info: Kalani Queypo http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703398/ Elizabeth Frances http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3522439/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical...

Duration:01:15:20

Episode 27: The Shishonia interview part 2

3/1/2017
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Shishonia, Navajo writer/actress/comedy delves into her work in part two of our conversation with her. She writes books, does standup and is developing a puppet show. https://twitter.com/shishonia https://www.facebook.com/ShishoniaLivingston/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3170538/ This episode is part two of our conversation. YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the...

Duration:01:00:32

Episode 26: Talkin' shop with Shishonia - Navajo actress, writer, comedian.

2/23/2017
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Shishonia, comedy partner in crime with Jim, talks about writing, comedy. She shares how her childhood helped shape the artist she is today and the psychology of a comedian. https://twitter.com/shishonia https://www.facebook.com/ShishoniaLivingston/ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3170538/ This episode is part one of our conversation. YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC...

Duration:00:47:24

Episode 25: Playwright, singer, actor Shaun Taylor-Corbett shares a clip from Distant Thunder

2/16/2017
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Broadway performer, actor, playwright Shaun Taylor-Corbett shares a clip from Distant Thunder - a musical he has been working for seven years. Jim shares his obsession with technology. http://www.shauntaylor-corbett.com/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech! The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy...

Duration:01:09:52

Episode 24: Playwright, singer, actor Shaun Taylor-Corbett talks Standing Rock

2/9/2017
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Broadway performer, actor, playwright Shaun Taylor-Corbett talks about his time in Standing Rock and about his Native musical that is ten years in the righting. This is part one of our conversation. This episode was recorded in December of 2016. Please keep that in mind in our speculations about Trump. Sigh. http://www.shauntaylor-corbett.com/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and...

Duration:00:40:11

Episode 23: Jason Grasl conversation continues - acting, writing, and adoption.

2/2/2017
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Jason Grasl talks about adoption, the challenges of auditioning, shares 5 pieces of hard earned wisdom as it relates to entertainment careers, and his side career as a playwright. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2759625/mediaviewer/rm3679844096 Part two of our conversation. YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii...

Duration:01:23:20

Jason Grasl talks acting and nerdiness part 1

1/26/2017
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Jason Grasl joins resident nerd Jim Ruel is geeking out. He also talks about his roots in Michigan and the challenges an actor faces in Hollywood. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2759625/mediaviewer/rm3679844096 Part one of our conversation. YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech! The Hollywood NDNz podcast is...

Duration:00:44:01

Talking filmmaking with guest Belinda Stanley - part 2

1/19/2017
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Talented writer/filmmaker Belinda Stanley stops in and talks about halloween costumes, her short film 'Chiang', and surviving with an entertainment career while being based in Louisville, Kentucky. Part two of our conversation with Belinda. Belinda's IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479830/ Trailer for her short 'Chiang' http://www.brasiliaproductions.com/now-playing YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason...

Duration:00:49:20

Talking film school and shooting reality tv with guest Belinda Stanley

1/12/2017
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Talented writer/filmmaker Belinda Stanley stops in to tell stories from the world of reality tv production, film school, and surviving with an entertainment career while being based in Louisville, Kentucky. Part one of our conversation. Belinda's IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479830/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the...

Duration:00:46:11

Episode 18: Native Filmmaking with Nanobah Becker - Part 2

1/5/2017
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We continue our conversation with Navajo filmmaker and writer Nanobah Becker. We cover various topics from casting to being role models for the next generation of Native filmmakers. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1913551/ YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech! The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy...

Duration:00:46:57

Episode 18: Nanobah Becker - Navajo writer/director

12/29/2016
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This week we talk shop with Nanobah Becker about the challenges of surviving as a filmmaker in both New York and Los Angeles while Tim Ramos packs for his trip to North Dakota (yeah we are releasing some of these episodes out of order). http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1913551/ This is part one of our interview with Nanobah. YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of...

Duration:00:43:09

Guests Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes of LA Skinsfest - part 2

12/21/2016
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We are excited to share our guests with y'all this week - Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes, the dynamic duo behind the LA Skinsfest. Strap yourselves in folks, there's more edits and bleeps on this episode than all the other ones combined. Yet they have so much to share - this is a must listen interview. Part 2 of this conversation. laskinsfest.com skinsplex.com YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro...

Duration:00:44:30

Guests Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes of LA Skinsfest

12/14/2016
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We are excited to share our guests with y'all this week - Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes, the dynamic duo behind the LA Skinsfest. Strap yourselves in folks, there's more edits and bleeps on this episode than all the other ones combined. Yet they have so much to share - this is a must listen interview. laskinsfest.com skinsplex.com YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for...

Duration:00:57:14

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