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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


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Steve Cosens - Director of Photography - Flower & Garnet, The Tracey Fragments, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, Citizen Gangster, Preggoland, Born to Be Blue, Mean Dreams, and Cardinal

9/28/2017
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Steve has long been creating striking images with his cinematography in such films as Flower & Garnet, Seven Times Lucky, and The Dark Hours. Steve worked on iconic Canadian Director Bruce McDonald's film, The Tracey Fragments, pushing the boundaries of cinema, as well as and the award winning debut from Charles Officer, Nurse.Fighter.Boy. Steve's work on the Canadian TV series, Durham County, earned him one of several Gemini nominations in his career. Some of Steve's other credits...

Duration: 00:28:59


Claude Pare - Production Designer - The Aviator, Night at the Museum, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, IT, and X-Men: Dark Phoenix

9/21/2017
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Claude's film work as Art Director includes Shadow of the Wolf and The Aviator, which won an Oscar for art direction. Claude's work as Production Pesigner includes films such as Night at the Museum, Barney's Version, and Rise of The Planet of The Apes. Claude has most recently worked on the adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel IT, and the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

Duration: 00:28:59


Alexis & Sam - Film Composers - Farah Goes Bang, Lila and Eve, Equity, Looking at the Stars, Animal Kingdom television series

9/14/2017
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Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones, together are known as Alexis & Sam, as musicians and as film and television composer team. Alexis and Sam began collaborating in 2010 after attending USC's Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television program. Sharing a background in jazz, pop and avant-garde music, they specialize in producing scores that feature live performance, improvisation, and contemporary sounds in genres including jazz, world music, orchestral, electronica, folk, and rock. Alexis and...

Duration: 00:28:59


Mirren Gordon-Crozier - Costume Designer - Short Term 12, Meadowland, Lowriders, The Glass Castle, Unicorn Store, and I Think We're Alone Now

9/7/2017
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Mirren was born and raised in London, and graduated with a BFA in Fashion and Photography from New York's Parsons School of Design before moving to LA to begin her career as a costume designer. Mirren has worked with director Destin Daniel Cretton on his films Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle, and with Reed Morano on Meadowland and I Think We're Alone Now. Additionally, she worked on the acclaimed films, I'll See You in My Dreams, Growing Up Smith, and Lowriders. Mirren's upcoming...

Duration: 00:28:59


Katy Wang and Elisa Talentino - Womanimation! 2017 Participants

8/31/2017
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Womanimation! 2017 is an international film festival featuring animated short film stories directed by women and participants Katy Wang and Elisa Talentino were interviewed. Based in London, and with a background in Film Photography, Illustration, and Animation, Katy is a recent graduate of Kingston University with a first class degree in Illustration Animation. Katy’s work includes the mini graphic novel Melon Boy, the book trailer Life and Fate, and the animation piece, Mind the...

Duration: 00:28:59


Stephen O'Connell - Irish Film Editor - West Is West, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Viva, Maudie, Howard's End, and The Man Who Invented Christmas

8/24/2017
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Stephen has edited a wide variety of projects, from documentaries to television series to miniseries to feature films. Stephen has collaborated with several directors on multiple projects, including Andy de Emmony on such projects as Framed and West Is West, Ciaran Donnelly on Camelot and Titanic Blood and Steel, and Aisling Walsh on Damage and more recently Maudie. Maudie, an Irish and Canadian co-production starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, is based on the life of Nova...

Duration: 00:28:59


Slava Tsukerman - Director, Writer, and Producer - Perestroika, Stalin's Wife, Poor Liza, Liquid Sky

8/17/2017
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Originally from the Soviet Union, Slava made several films there before emigrating to Israel and continuing his film work. Slava eventually moved to New York City in the 1970s and co-wrote, produced and directed the film Liquid Sky, an enduring and influential low-budget science fiction visual feast. Some further films Slava directed include Poor Liza, the documentary Stalin's Wife, and Perestroika. There are plans to tour Liquid Sky in select venues with a new digital print of...

Duration: 00:28:59


Britt Raes and Lori Malepart-Traversy - Womanimation! 2016 and 2017 Audience Award Winners

8/10/2017
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We interviewed with two audience award winners in the Womanimation! film festival, an international film festival highlighting animated film stories, created by women. Our first guest was Britt Raes, from Belgium, whose latest film is Catherine, winner of the audience award for Womanimation! 2017. Britt loves drawing and telling stories, working in animation and collaborating in graphic design. She is currently developing an animated series about pets and writing a children’s...

Duration: 00:28:59


Dotty Kultys and Aliona Baranova - Womanimation! 2017 Participants

8/3/2017
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We interviewed participants in Womanimation!, an international film festival highlighting animated film stories, created by women. With a background in theater, Dotty Kultys graduated from the University of the West of England with an MA in Animation. She’s worked on short films, commercial videos, and theater projections. Dotty's most recent project is the short film The Hunchback and the Swan, using paper cut-outs, collagraphy, pixilation and 2D digital animation, and she composed the...

Duration: 00:28:59


Guy Godfree - Canadian Cinematographer - Wet Bum, Lovesong, Suck It Up, Maudie, and The Parting Glass

7/27/2017
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(Photo by Sabrina Lantos) Guy is originally from the maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada, is an alum of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. He currently splits his time between New York City and Toronto. Guy has worked on several short films, including The Warren, The Underground, Frost, and The Archivist, which won a CSC Award for Best Cinematography. Guy's feature film work includes the coming of age tale Wet...

Duration: 00:28:59


Chris Robinson - Writer & Artistic Director of Ottawa International Animation Festival

7/20/2017
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Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest and oldest animation festival in North America and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. In addition to his role at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Chris regularly contributes to Animation World Network. Chris has written several books including: Estonian Animation: Between Genius and Utter Illiteracy, Unsung Heroes of Animation, Great Left Wingers of Hockey's Golden Era, Ballad of a Thin Man: In Search of Ryan...

Duration: 00:28:59


Sean Porter - Cinematographer - Eden, It Felt Like Love, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, Green Room, 20th Century Women, and Rough Night

7/13/2017
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Sean has been chosen as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema and listed in Variety's 10 Cinematographers to Watch. Sean's film credits include Eden, Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, and It Felt Like Love, which garnered Sean an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Cinematography. More recent film projects Sean has shot include the thriller Green Room for Jeremy Saulnier, Mike Mill's 20th Century Women, and Lucia Aniello's dark comedy Rough Night, starring...

Duration: 00:28:59


Sally Levi - Set Decorator - Five Nights in Maine, Heaven's Floor, It Comes At Night, Patti Cake$, and Spinning Man

7/6/2017
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Sally's film projects include Five Nights in Maine, Heaven's Floor, and The Boy Downstairs. In addition to her film work, Sally has worked commercials and music videos as well as several art installations. One of Sally's most recent projects as set decorator is the film It Comes At Night starring Joel Edgerton as a man living with his family in a remote cabin after an apparent plague has decimated the population. Sally's other upcoming film releases include Patti Cake$, Spinning...

Duration: 00:28:59


Nicolas Bolduc - Cinematographer from Montreal - The Banquet, City of Shadows, War Witch, Enemy, Louis Cyr, Aloft, Two Lovers And A Bear, and Chuck

6/29/2017
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Nicolas' work over the years has included the films: Eve and the Fire Horse, The Banquet, Next Floor, City of Shadows, Before My Heart Falls, and War Witch. Nicolas' more recent projects include: Enemy, Louis Cyr, Aloft, and Two Lovers and a Bear for director, Kim Nguyen. Nicolas has also worked on Chuck (The Bleeder) for Oscar nominated director, Philippe Falardeau.

Duration: 00:28:59


Evgueni Galperine - Film Composer - Lan, The Past, La Famille Belier, The Whole Truth, The Wizard of Lies, and Loveless

6/24/2017
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Some of Evgueni and his brother Sacha's scores include Lan by Wenli Jiang, The Past by Asghar Farhadi, the drama La Famille Belier by Eric Lartigau, the French TV Series Baron Noir, and the courtroom thriller The Whole Truth. More recently, the brothers have scored the HBO drama about Bernie Maddoff called The Wizard of Lies and the upcoming drama Loveless by acclaimed Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev.

Duration: 00:28:59


Vanessa Gould - Documentary Filmmaker - Between The Folds and Obit

6/1/2017
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Currently based in Brooklyn, Vanessa studied piano at the New England Conservatory, and art history, architecture and physics at Columbia University. Her first documentary film was the Peabody-award winning Between the Folds. Between the Folds has been translated into over ten languages and broadcast in dozens of countries as well as screening at international film festivals. Vanessa was a featured presenter at the EG 2010 conference, and serves on the jury for the News and...

Duration: 00:28:59


Diane Lederman - Set Decorator and Production Designer - I Shot Andy Warhol, Summer of Sam, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Equity, and 13 Reasons Why

5/25/2017
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Diane's Set Decorator work over the years has included: I Shot Andy Warhol, The Funeral, Summer of Sam, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Limitless, and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Her Television credits include Production Design work on the television series The Naked Brothers Band, The Americans, and Set Decoration work on the television movie, Phil Spector. More recently, Diane worked on the acclaimed feature Equity as Production Designer and the...

Duration: 00:28:59


Tanja Grunwald - Danish Casting Director - A Royal Affair, The Hunt, Sorrow and Joy, April 9th, A War, Dicte - Crime Reporter, and The Commune

5/18/2017
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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Tanja began her career as a casting director in 1998, and currently runs Another Casting Company along with Stine Bruel and Saskia Fahlsten. Some of Tanja's film projects include: A Royal Affair, The Hunt, Sorrow and Joy, A War, and April 9th. Tanja's television projects include the series: Anna Pihl, Mikkel og guldkortet, and Those Who Kill. More recently, Tanja has cast the television series Dicte - Crime Reporter for Thomas Vinterberg's film The...

Duration: 00:28:59


Michael Dudok de Wit - Oscar winning Animator, Director, and Illustrator - The Monk and the Fish, Father and Daughter, The Aroma of Tea, and The Red Turtle

5/11/2017
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Born and raised in the Netherlands, Michael attended the Geneva School of Fine Arts in Switzerland before graduating from the West Surrey College of Art in England with his first film in 1978. Michael is presently based in London where he directs and animates award-winning commercials for television and cinema. Michael's earlier animated shorts include Tom Sweep and The Monk and the Fish, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Cesar Award, and the Cartoon d'Or. Michael's...

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David Hirschfelder - Oscar nominated Australian Film Composer - Strictly Ballroom, Shine, Elizabeth, The Interview, Australia, Legend of the Guardians, The Children of Huang Shi, The Water Diviner, The Dressmaker, and A Street Cat Named Bob

5/4/2017
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As a musician, David has been a member of Little River Band and the John Farnham Band. David has composed film scores for Strictly Ballroom, Shine, Elizabeth, The Interview, Better Than Sex, Shake Hands with the Devil, and The Children of Huang Shi. David after these has scored: Australia, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, The Railway Man, Healing, and The Water Diviner. More recently, David worked on the acclaimed features, The Dressmaker and A Street Cat Named Bob.

Duration: 00:28:59

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