Tuesday, September 22

Month: February 2018

Episode 10 – Burgandi Phoenix
actress, Dancer, podcast

Episode 10 – Burgandi Phoenix

I am traveling abroad this to the UK for my birthday....and I thought it would be great to introduce you to my dear friend Burgandi Phoenix. I adore this wonderful lady. Sit back and enjoy Mimosas with Michael...and Burgandi Phoenix https://open.spotify.com/episode/2i1j1XFN0QYKcqMGZg9Zgw Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/JB2XxGdhQS0 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Actress Burgandi Trejo Phoenix, is a radiant, feisty, petite, Native American/Latin American actress in Los Angeles with a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She has worked in several independent feature films. She has produced 2 short films for the 48 Hour Film Festival and is working towards, producing her 3rd short film in the summer of 2018 and her first feature film by the end of 201...
Interview 6 – Granison Crawford
Comedian, interview

Interview 6 – Granison Crawford

Wanted to introduce you this week to actor and comedian and a dear acquaintance of mine Granison Crawford. I had the opportunity to direct Granison in a very sweet and poignant short film I wrote called The Purpose of Apples. When he isn't acting he is doing stand up comedy - and he took a moment away from his routine to stop by and talk with us. 1. Tell me a little about Granison Crawford, the stand-up comedian? I was adopted, or as I like to call it, “chosen” at five years old, and raised with my sister by a single mom in Oakland California. Growing up I was into comic books, soccer, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. In school I was always the class clown, so I spent most of my time in detention for making the teachers and my classmates laugh. As a comedian I like to break down my...
Interview 5 – MrMeathook
interview, life, love, friendship

Interview 5 – MrMeathook

I got my love of horror from my cousin Daryl (YouTuber MrMeatHook.) Growing up he was obsessed with horror films, including the original Friday the 13th AND introduce me to the fan magazine Fangoria.  This eventually led me to become a horror writer and director - so this week I pay tribute to my cousin Daryl on Mimosas with Michael. ----------------------------------- 1. So what is the inspiration behind your YouTube channel? Why that particular format/medium? My inspiration is that I’ve always wanted to entertain, but I’m pretty reclusive and socially awkward. YouTube gives me the opportunity to express my creativity without having people stare at me while I’m doing it. It also allows me to edit out bits that are not funny or would be considered uncouth. 2. What is the reason behind the ...
Interview 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven
book, interview, writer

Interview 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven

You know what goes good with a mimosas? A book! Check out our interview with renowned European author Bob Van Laerhoven and his new book 'Return to Hiroshima.' 1. What was the inspiration for your novel ‘Return to Hiroshima?’ So many years after WWII, our world-wide collective memory still recalls the horrible “Übermensch”- experiments the Nazis conducted in their concentration camps. When, some years ago, I read, by coincidence, “Unit 731 Testimony: Japan's Wartime Human Experimentation Program” by Hal Gold, it became clear to me that the Secret Service medical unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army went even further in their gruesome medical experiments, hidden in obscure parts of the continent, than the Germans. Obsessed as the Japanese society was with the “bushido-code,” the way of t...
Episode 9 – Ray McCann
film, Producer

Episode 9 – Ray McCann

To open February and Black History Month I thought I would interview my good friend and President of SketchHouse Entertainment, Ray McCann. He was chillin with his home boy Donte Spears - and we talk to them about being young producers in Hollywood! https://open.spotify.com/episode/5wlZr9gUvpEDWkBxJbe0kW https://youtu.be/jkw3cfeiOyc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Raymond McCann President of Sketch House Entertainment has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. Coming from the TV Sitcom world he has worked under major producers like Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, Jamie Foxx) and Jeff Franklin (Full House, Fuller House). This experience of working under seasoned showrunners has given him extensive business knowledge on how to prepare, package and promote a show.
Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon
film, interview, writer

Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon

Back in 2016 I worked on a film called Dance Baby Dance with Stephen Kogon, Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recs) and Clare Grant (Robot Chicken, wife of Seth Green). I attended the red carpet premiere: Red Carpet Premiere and took a minute to follow up with Stephen on the process of creating his first feature film. 1. Briefly tell us what the journey with Dance Baby Dance was like. A: Briefly?! What are you trying to say -- I'm a windbag :) Fine, fine, here's briefly. It started with walks on the beach where I would listen to music to clear my head and get story ideas. At the time this story came about I was listening to a lot of old school soul (Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave) and for some reason I just saw myself tap dancing to them (even though I'd never tap dance...