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 …

Episode 22: Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch

I met filmmaking team Preston Peterson & Jason Boesch when their film West Virginia Stories won a Grand Jury Prize at Film Invasion L.A. in 2016.  Along with the other feature films that have been included in the Discover Film podcast, West Virginia Stories is a movie that I consider much better than what is playing at …

Episode 20: Paulina Lagudi

Paulina Lagudi wrote and produced This Is How, an absolute audience favorite at Film Invasion Los Angeles 2016.  Most of the filmmakers who have come in for a Discover Film interview have surprised me, but perhaps none more than Paulina.  From her birthplace and background to her path behind the camera, Paulina surprised me every step of …