Episode 90: Ryan Larkin

The short film STUCK didn’t just win a Programmer’s Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival, it also won the prestigious IBM Watson Award at the AT&T Createathon 2018 competition.  And the filmmaker behind STUCK is writer, director and producer Ryan Larkin. I mention this during the interview, but Ryan is the only filmmaker so far to …

Episode 89: Oscar Predictions Podcast (Second Annual)

Welcome to the second annual Discover Indie Film “Oscar Predictions Podcast”!  Sure, we mainly do this to entertain ourselves.  But if you’re the kind of person who wants to listen to four film lovers discuss and predict this year’s Oscar winners, then THIS podcast is for YOU. This year we had: Heather Hillstrom (The King In The …

Episode 88: Four Questions with Lorenzo Sterzi

Lorenzo Sterzi of Montreal, Quebec, wrote, produced and directed the fantastic short film The Blogger.  In fact, he even acts in it as an angry Italian businessman.  You should watch his film RIGHT HERE as well as listen to his interview. In addition to his interview, Lorenzo answered the Discover Indie Film Four Questions. What are …

Episode 87: Lorenzo Sterzi

Lorenzo Sterzi’s film The Blogger played at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2018.  One of my personal favorites for its originality and vision, I must confess that I was disappointed when at the last minute work kept him from flying from Montreal to Los Angeles for the festival.  These are the moments I log it in …

Episode 86: Matt K. Turner

Matt K. Turner wrote, produced and directed RFLKTR.  This sci-fi masterpiece starring Breeda Wool took home a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2018. RFLKTR is a visually stunning film with an airtight, world-building screenplay and a brilliant acting performance.  If you manage to watch it with a great audio system you’ll notice that the …

Episode 85: Four Questions with Laura Holliday & Anna Baumgarten

Director Laura Holliday and writer/producer Anna Baumgarten collaborated to make Disfluency, a brilliant film (watch it now!) that cleaned up the awards a Film Invasion Los Angeles 2018.  After the interview about their backgrounds and their film, they took the time to answer the Discover Indie Film Four Questions. What are the 4Q’s? Name your favorite film of all …

Episode 84: Anna Baumgarten & Laura Holliday

Disfluency.  There is so much to say about this short film.  From writer/producer Anna Baumgarten and director Laura Holliday, Disfluency tackles sexual assault and the aftermath with the perfect mix of realism, understanding, and maturity.  But the filmmaking here is so good that I jumped on a soapbox at Film Invasion Los Angeles and insisted that the Q&A …

Episode 83: Four Questions with Natasha Babenko

Filmmaker Natasha Babenko answers the Four Questions in this episode.  Born in Ukraine, educated in France, and now getting an MFA at NYU in filmmaking, this global citizen has some movie recommendations you don’t want to miss! What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions. Name your favorite film of all time (limit …

Episode 82: Natasha Babenko

One of the most unforgetable films at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2018 was Girl Eating Banana: Audition.  One part art film, one part comedy, one part drama, and completely original, filmmaker Natasha Babenko wowed the crowd with both her film and her amazing energy during her Q&A. I knew even before meeting her that …

Episode 81: Four Questions with Sarah Prikryl

This DIF4Q is with Sarah Prikryl.  Sarah’s documentary short film Family: A Love Story took home a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2018. It is without a doubt one of the most wonderfully documentaries you could have caught on the festival circuit, and now it is available online.  (Watch it right now!) …