Episode 43: Ché Baker

In 2017, the Grand Jury Prize for feature film at Film invasion Los Angeles went to Blue World Order, a science-fiction epic that blows audiences away with everything it manages to accomplish for a truly independent film.  Ché Baker is the creative force behind Blue World Order and thankfully I’ve managed to meet up with this Australian …

Episode 41: Alex Merkin

This Modern Man Is Beat won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016, and I never stopped thinking about how beautifully cinematic it is.  I knew from working with the filmmakers that there would be a good story behind it, and director Alex Merkin did not disappoint.  What I didn’t know …

Episode 38: Jean-Marie Marbach

At Film Invasion Los Angeles in 2017, Fiebre en la Disco won the Grand Jury Prize for Music Video.  It might be a music video, but from the first time I saw it I knew that I was actually watching a visionary short film.  The music video’s creator, Jean-Marie Marbach, lives in Paris and came out to Los …

Episode 35: Ryan Barton-Grimley & Douglas Mueller

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

Episode 34: Douglas Mueller

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

Episode 33: Ryan Barton-Grimley

The film Repatriation won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2017.  It was released on Amazon Prime and to mark that event I wanted to interview Ryan Barton-Grimley (producer/lead actor) and Douglas Mueller (writer/director) for the podcast.  Scheduling got tricky…  then I decided it would be interesting to interview both collaborators separately and then together; …

Episode 28: James Medeiros & Caroline O’Brien

Every once in a while you see a comedy that is so smart, subversive and entertaining that it makes you forget the creators are dealing with the most sensitive political subjects in the world.  Puppet Life is one of those films. We showed Puppet Life at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival, and being a fan I …