Ep148 w/ Composer Heather McIntosh

November 18th, 2015
This week we chat with Composer Heather McIntosh about her life and career that lead her to composing for the feature film "Z" for Zachariah.
Heather McIntosh recently moved to Los Angeles from Athens, Georgia. House cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective, she has played with of Montreal, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Music Tapes, Gerbils, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo, Great Lakes, and The Ladybug Transistor.

Ep147 w/ Matt D’Avella Direcotr of The Minimalists / Design Disruptors

November 12th, 2015

The Minimalists, Catalyst, Asymmetrical, and SPYR have finished filming Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, directed by Matt D’Avella.

With several thousand hours of footage, Matt and Team are carefully weaving the hours into a beautiful 80-minute narrative featuring dozens of minimalists from all walks of life: minimalist families, travelers, city dwellers, suburbanites, country folk, artists, architects, men, women, people from everywhere on the socioeconomic ladder.

Ep146 w/ The Great Conjunction

November 2nd, 2015
The Great Conjunction: The Legacy of The Dark Crystal investigates how one film released in 1982 inspired generations of filmmakers, artists, writers
This week we chat with the people who are trying to create a documentary focused on the classic film Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal.  The Doc is called The Great Conjunction.

Ep145 w/ Eric Koenig

October 27th, 2015
This week we are chatting with Eric Koenig (The Simpsons, The Prince of Egypt, Eight Crazy Nights) about his amazing career as well as his time with Chuck Jones.
Plus we geek out a ton about Star Wars,comics, problematic musical scores, The Spirit and more as we let our nerd flags fly.

Ep144 LIVE w/ Ron Husband @ Algonquin College

October 22nd, 2015
This is from our LIVE event on October 1st 2015 at The Algonquin College Theater.
Our guest was former Disney Animator Ron Husband...
This episode does not include his hour and 45 min lecture, but does include our post lecture conversation and Q & A.

Ep143 w/ Rob Amenta

October 14th, 2015

Rob Amenta is a Toronto based Artist/animator, mostly aself taught artist but did go to OCAD as well at the Toronto School of Art and Design.

His main creative tool these days is 3D Studio Max (a 3d rendering program for those not familiar), Rob is currently trying to get his TV pilot entitled "The Nuklear Family" funded through Kickstarter. The Nuklear Family started as a 2D project (and we loved the style of that), but has since moved it into a CG style series.

We chat with Rob about his series, the music behind it and how he plans to get his vision out to the world.

Ep142 w/ Timothy Wheeler, Director (Poached)

September 30th, 2015

Timothy Wheeler is a Los Angeles based director, producer, and EMMY-nominated cinematographer. Timothy’s directorial feature documentary debut The Other Shore: The Diana Nyad Story had its world premiere at SXSW 2013, international premiere at Hot Docs, and was subsequently featured on Ellen, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Good Morning America, and in The New Yorker. The Other Shore has been airing on heavy rotation for almost two years on SHOWTIME.

Timothy received a primetime EMMY nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for his work on the Discovery series Whale Wars. Other credits include programming for PBS, AL Jazeera, The New York Times, and VICE. Wheeler’s visual artistry and storytelling career was first inspired by his contribution to various human rights organizations and nonprofits, including Human Rights Watch. Timothy is also an adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, has a Master’s in Journalism from UC Berkeley, and has enjoyed travel and work in 60+ countries.

Wheeler's latest feature documentary, POACHED, is a wildlife and nature story that delves into the psychology of the human obsession that threaten to destroy it. It premiered as SXSW 2015 and went on to win the International Wildlife Film Festival and is a nominee for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. The film will release theatrically in the United States through the Ignite Channel on September 18, 2015 in Los Angeles before expanding to other cities.

Special Announcement

September 29th, 2015

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Ep141 w/ Allan Luebke

September 22nd, 2015

This week we speak with Allan Luebke about his passion project Glena, a documentary about a single Mom who is also an MMA fighter.  The story is touching and the film is masterful at crafting her story.

We also talk in depth about the importance of having a screen writer when making a well crafted documentary.

Ep140 w/ Director Brett Kelly

September 8th, 2015