Saturday, June 6

film

Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown
fear, film, gay, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, writer

Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown

Brantley J Brown is my writing partner. We have written many scripts together! We were even hired to write two scripts together so far. He has been on the podcast before but this is the first time he has been on the show by himself! So I figured it was time you all met Brantley! [and I apologize for the poor wifi service] https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Vlnsiuk18fo8WEgVe1wt5 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/KY38YpHYjo8 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Brantley J. Brown is a screenwriter who lives in Southern California. He is engaged to his boyfriend of four years and is the father of three children; Jacob, Kaden, and Madison. He majored in Media Arts & Animation through the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and does freelance graphic de...
Episode 42 – Safer-at-Home
actor, director, film, interview, podcast

Episode 42 – Safer-at-Home

After a hiatus from the podcast, during the age of Covid-19 and the ever constant use of Zoom, I decided to relaunch the podcast with interviewing the cast/crew of my new horror web series, Safer-at-Home. https://open.spotify.com/episode/46LnHGlOT8G3qDRh2L5D32 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/lWi-ywJvl9A Mimosas with Michael on YouTube Check out the installments page on YouTube. BIOS Adam Cabrera is one of the baddest mothas you'll ever meet but nice as hell, would give you the shirt off of his back if he didn't love it so much. He comes from a small town in New Mexico, and is making his way through this world one film or short film at a time. He also had a dog but doesn't anymore! Alex Henderson grew up in Calabasas, played football and graduated from No...
Episode 39 – Kara Schaaf
actress, film, life, love, friendship

Episode 39 – Kara Schaaf

So Kara and I met on the set of Confessions of a Womanizer with Andrew Lawrence. She is the sister of my friend and producer Tim Schaaf. Now, Andrew is a good friend of mine and we have done three (3) films together - and he will be a guest on the podcast soon! But I wanted to bring on the lovely Kara to talk about her experience being in the film STALK I directed for Horror House. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2r3hq8MCsKUQD2pNMXbFXe Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/bf9JecI8ZrM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Kara Schaaf is an actress and producer, known for Confessions of a Womanizer (2014), Better Than Love and The Frightening (2002). Instagram Twitter https://youtu.be/88lbbg02DGY
Episode 37 – Eileen Dietz
actress, film, horror, interview, podcast

Episode 37 – Eileen Dietz

I met Eileen about 4 years ago (around my 40th Birthday) on a film we did. I literally flew in from Costa Rica - celebrating my birthday - and she was an actress on the film Pale Horse. With our love of horror we bonded quickly and became fast friends. In fact, to this day we still talk and hang out. I am grateful to her as both an actress and a friend. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0o08jphlcs5JHE1O0aMK7J Mimosas with Michael on Spotify BIO: Eileen Dietz was born in New York City along with a twin sister, named Marianne. While Eileen went on to be an actress Marianne lives in Florida and has 3 terrific children. Eileen has been lucky to be involved with many award-winning projects. She was in the original Tony winning Steambath with Tony Perkins and went on to portray the Demon...
Episode 31 – Edward Payson
film, Film Festival, interview, podcast

Episode 31 – Edward Payson

I met Edward last year at his film festival - The Anti-Hero Production Genre Film Festival - in Burbank, CA when the short film, The Deal, I directed premiered there. I had many conversations with him about his film career including his documentary and I knew he was someone I had to have on the show! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2PqJqssQYdgYSykAmJnfg0 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/UHihxDsskYw Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Edward Payson grew up in Derry, New Hampshire. Edward knew since he was a little boy that he wanted to direct films. He packed up and moved to California at twenty years old to attend Columbia College Hollywood where he went on to achieve a bachelor's degree in Cinema. While a freshman at Columbia he directed his first feature fi...
Episode 27 – Jake Red
film, interview, life, love, friendship, New Year, podcast

Episode 27 – Jake Red

So it's 2019 and I am off of hiatus now and starting to record new podcast episodes. So I thought I would start this year off with my good friend Jake Red. He is someone I will be working with a lot in this upcoming year - so I wanted to introduce him to you - my audience! https://open.spotify.com/episode/0asqk8AE5CMGr8idflpByG Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/7V6Sd7Y148k Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Jake Red is an actor, known for Handy Dandy (2019), Already Lucky and Higher Education: Principles of Gasnier (2019).
Episode 25 – Taylor Murphy-Sinclair
actress, film, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 25 – Taylor Murphy-Sinclair

I met Taylor Murphy-Sinclair during the reading of my writing partner Brantley's reading of his awesome script Chuckles.  When we set out to shoot our horror short Soundbite, that was launching Horror House, we asked to be our actress. So this is the follow up to our film Soundbite. Enjoy while Taylor and I drink mimosas (or hard cider this time) https://open.spotify.com/episode/0chh2RIjtpejOGW2WVUZj0 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify BIO: Taylor Murphy-Sinclair is an actress, writer, and chapstick enthusiast based out of Los Angeles. She was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, California, and grew up performing in the local black box theater, which sat just under 50. She was honored to return to that theater in 2012 in a remount of her one-woman show, "I Can't Draw A Heart and Other ...
Episode 24 – Troy Akin
actor, film, podcast

Episode 24 – Troy Akin

I met this guy on Instagram. I liked this vibe. So I brought him to talk and have mimosas. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6mgApxEpuJdcCHs4PXKqLg Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/RYZvPNTfi7k Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Troy Akin born and raised in Orinda, CA was a two sport varsity athlete where he played NCAA tennis at Chapman university. Unexpectedly Troy fell in love with acting at Chapman. There he found his passion for screen acting and moved to LA to pursue his dream. He has worked with major brands like Gatorade, Apple, Mizuno, NCAA and more he finally booked his first pilot in the summer of 2018. This Chris Pine meets Zac Morris of Saved by the Bell hopes to become a regular on your television screen. Check out his site: https://www.taki...
Episode 20 – Ben Kaplan
actor, Comedian, film, interview, podcast, Producer

Episode 20 – Ben Kaplan

Ben and I have been friends for a while now and I knew he would be a fun guest to have on the show....so he took a trip to the studio, grabbed a nice cold mimosa, and sat down to have a quick chat: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6CDRHhNmDEXS8s4CwDMbx2 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/dGIWZ8Dd4W8 Mimosas with Michael on Youtube BIO: Ben Kaplan is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He was born in West Hartford, Connecticut but grew up in Columbia, Missouri. At a young age, Ben showed a love for performing and film. In high school, he began filming sketches and short films with friends. While in college at the University of Missouri, he began performing stand-up comedy and improv. In 2009, Ben was a semi-finalist in Rooftop Comedy's National College Sta...
Midsummer Scream 2018
blog, fear, film

Midsummer Scream 2018

This past weekend - July 28, 2018 - was my first time attending the Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival in Long Beach, CA. It's only in its third year and it's already very successful. I wanted to thank my friends Erika and Krysta for letting me hang with their group of friends...and also thank you to those who let interview them at the festival including Ryan Turek with Slashback Video and The Boo Crew Podcast! Until next year! https://youtu.be/bz0mssy6cZE Mimosas with Michael on YouTube