Episode 64: DIF4Q with Zach Kanner

What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions.

    • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
    • Name a film you think is underrated
    • Name a film you think is overrated
    • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Zach Kanner was the lead actor and producer of the feature film Stay, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017.  He played a bad guy, a really bad guy, and made it work.  If you think that’s easy, then you’ve never taken a stab at film acting.

Zach came in for a Discover Indie Film interview with his Stay collaborators Christopher Cramer and Devin Brooke.  They got to sit in on his DIF4Q and add their commentary to hers, just as he did for theirs.

Stay is not available for you to watch yet, but you can learn a lot more about it here.

What were Zach’s DIF4Q answers?

  • Favorites: The Master, Clerks, Tommy Boy
  • Underrated: Everybody Wants Some
  • Overrated: Inglorious Basterds
  • Seek Out: The Blackcoat’s Daughter, Xtro

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Episode 63: DIF4Q with Devin Brooke

What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions.

    • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
    • Name a film you think is underrated
    • Name a film you think is overrated
    • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Devin Brooke was onscreen for nearly every minute of the feature film Stay, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017.  As well as being the lead actor, she also served as a producer and probably did a whole bunch of things she didn’t take credit for.

Devin came in for a Discover Indie Film interview with her Stay collaborators Christopher Cramer and Zach Kanner.  They got to sit in on her DIF4Q and add their commentary to hers, just as she did for theirs.

Stay is not available for you to watch yet, but you can learn a lot more about it here.

What were Devin’s DIF4Q answers?

  • Favorites: The Birdcage, Moonstruck, Fifth Element, Edward Schissorhands
  • Underrated: The Replacements (Keanu)
  • Overrated: La La Land
  • Seek Out: Long Kiss Goodnight

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Episode 62: DIF4Q with Christopher Cramer

What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions.

    • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
    • Name a film you think is underrated
    • Name a film you think is overrated
    • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Do you want to make a movie?  Then you should know Christopher James Cramer.  He can be a one-man crew today (getting quality pictures and sound) and then be directing tomorrow.  (And he’s got lots of his own equipment.)  He put all of his talents to work on the feature film Stay, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017.

Christopher came in for a Discover Indie Film interview with his Stay lead actors and co-producers Devin Brooke and Zach Kanner.  We did a stay chat, and then each of the three did a DIF4Q.

Stay is not available for you to watch yet, but you can learn a lot more about it here.

What were Christopher’s DIF4Q answers?

  • Favorites: Moulin Rouge, Hot Fuzz/Sean of the Dead, Princess Bride
  • Underrated: Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Overrated: The Revenant
  • Seek Out: Devil’s Carnival

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Episode 61: “Stay” with Chris, Devin & Zach

Besides winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017, the feature film Stay is the indie movie that everyone thinks about making and either doesn’t or fails trying.  A bunch of talented, dedicated friends pulled together the script, performers, and equipment that they needed to make a 90 minute film in a week in the home of one of the lead performers.  And it’s REALLY GOOD.

I was able to pull writer/director Christopher James Cramer and lead actors Devin Brooke & Zach Kanner in for an interview, and it was a lot of fun.  They were a ton of fun to hang out with and stayed so long that when they left I felt guilty for not serving them a meal.  I guess that’s my paternal side, wanting to feed the young filmmakers while they’re up at the house.

Stay is not available for you to watch yet, but you can learn a lot more about it here.  You can even jump on their Indiegogo and help them self-distribute.

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Episode 60: DIF4Q with Seth Coltan

What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions.

    • Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3)
    • Name a film you think is underrated
    • Name a film you think is overrated
    • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

I met actor/writer/producer Seth Coltan because his film obSETHed: Memorial Day brought down the house as one of the funniest films of the year.  I was very curious to hear about his favorites, and he didn’t disappoint.

If you want to learn more about Seth, Click here to hear Seth’s DIF interview.

What were Seth’s DIF4Q answers?

  • Favorites: Grease, Nine To Five
  • Underrated: The End of Innocence
  • Overrated: La La Land
  • Seek Out: How To Die In Oregon

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Episode 59: Seth Coltan

Seth being subtle on the FILA red carpet.

Seth Coltan is a humble, reserved man who doesn’t realize what a powerhouse talent he is.  His short obSETHed: Memorial Day is one of the rock-solid funniest short films you’re going to see.  And as an actor he very humbly shares that he has made appearances on Broad City, Workaholics, and American Horror Story.  Yet he is going to try to convince everyone he meets that he’s not going anywhere.  Don’t believe him.  Seth kicks ass.

Memorial Day was one of my favorites at Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2017, and after many emails I was able to drag Seth up to the house for an interview.  I’m really glad that I got to know him better.  Hanging out with him for an afternoon was a blast, and I look forward to seeing more of him.

Enough praise… WATCH the movie below and then listen to the interview.  You owe it to yourself to have some fun now and then.

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