Episode 67: Aletha Shepherd

One of my favorite films at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016 was Safe Bet, a beautifully made film about a memorable evening in a young woman’s life.  Safe Bet was the brainchild of Aletha Shepherd, a Londoner living in Los Angeles who’s one of those people that never seems to stop working.

Aletha moved back to London and it took us a long time to coordinate when we could chat, but we worked it out.  And I’m glad we did!  Besides the fact that I want you all to see Safe Bet, it was great to learn more about Aletha and to hear what she was brewing.

As always… watch the film!  It is available on Amazon Prime right now.  To watch it, CLICK HERE or search for Safe Bet however you get to Amazon Prime.

 

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Episode 65: Jeremy Foley & Sara O’Reilly

You want to talk about indie filmmakers?  Between them, Sara O’Reilly & Jeremy Foley wrote, produced, directed, and edited the award winning short film The Faceless Man.  On top of that, they’re totally nice people and everyone who worked with them on this laborious passion project speaks highly of them.  Even their lead actor, who endured hours of a prosthetic make-up application every day of the shoot, felt strongly enough about the film that he joined them at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival and said nothing but positive things about them at the Q&A.  Not surprisingly, The Faceless Man took home a Grand Jury Prize at SOFF.

On top of that, I want to mention that this lovely couple are genuine film lovers.  They basically attended every screening of every film at the festival, showing support for their fellow filmmakers.  This is called a class act.

Enough praise… WATCH the film below and then listen to the interview.  And know when you watch it that there are NO DIGITAL EFFECTS in this film.

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