Monday, July 4

film

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
Episode 19 – Jordan Ver Hoeve
fear, film, interview

Episode 19 – Jordan Ver Hoeve

So Jordan is like my little brother. We met on the set of the BRAT TV show Boss Cheer. It was a fun show to work on. Jordan and I became friends on set and asked to be on the show...so he stopped by the studio and had mimosas and talked! We talk about acting, modeling, the show we met on, and exchange scary stories. https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Y4eQbWLySHdG50ID2yz38 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/B9cIQp-coUk Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Jordan Ver Hoeve is an actor, known for Boss Cheer (2018) and 666: Teen Warlock (2016). https://youtu.be/9VfRRGYlW0M Trailer for Boss Cheer
Episode 18 – Andres Mejia Vallejo
film, gay, interview, podcast, Producer, writer

Episode 18 – Andres Mejia Vallejo

Met this wonderful handsome guy Andres, a Colombian actor, model, and athlete from Colombia. He is also a writer, producer, and YouTuber...and Mimosas with Michael is his first podcast! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2TXovwyrLLoUwpeqCDfojo Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/bQk2jnxOjqc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Colombian actor, writer, producer and you-tuber. Raised in Colombia Andrés comes from a family of artists. At the age of 3 he started to play the piano and since his early years he has received musical and dance training. At the age of 12 he became an accomplished speed-skater wining several tournaments. And around the same time he joined a theater group in Colombia. After doing a lot of theater in his own country Andrés moved to the USA to fo...
Episode 17 – Ryan Kendrick
film, interview, podcast

Episode 17 – Ryan Kendrick

I met Ryan through my friend Taylor J. Martin at the AT&T Shape event held at Warner Bros Studios. I was there networking and checking out new technology, and Ryan was there as an actor - as they allow filmmakers to shoot short films on their lot that weekend for free. Which I LOVE more than anything. Note to self: shoot a short film on the Warner Bros lot next year! So check out my interview with Ryan as we drink mimosas and talk! https://open.spotify.com/episode/5iWN4mIA9jk0ZaBoLhDC87 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/QvHlID5GGss Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Ryan Kendrick is an American actor born and raised in Northern California. His father is of Persian decent and his mother is American. He studied acting and played basketball at San Diego St...
Episode 16 – Keith Kirkwood
actor, film, interview, Music, podcast, Politics, videos

Episode 16 – Keith Kirkwood

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elected Los Angeles Official and Governor Appointed Keith Kirkwood to have a mimosa and chat. This was a fun podcast to record - as Keith has an amazing amount of energy but this was also the first podcast we did that was recorded with video and you can check it out on our YouTube page.. So you can see what I look like when I am having mimosas with my guests! https://open.spotify.com/episode/0pEqcGsf5gzg2sn6q1YOmF Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/T-xv5x1SWQs Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Keith Kirkwood, former MMA Champion & Entrepreneur. Now public servant bringing all the same dedicated passion and commitments to public service for Los Angeles.  Governor Nominated and President Appointee Los Angeles Elec...
The Richard Wilmore Show
actor, actress, film, interview, life, love, friendship, videos

The Richard Wilmore Show

June 8, 2018 - I am a feature guest on The Richard Wilmore Show with Kateria Cozias. It was a video interview via Skype and I wasn't 100 percent prepared so I didn't get too dressed up! It was nice to talk about the podcast (as well as my own personal projects.)  Thank you Richard so much! It was a pleasure being on your show. The show is 30 minutes, two interviews that are 15 minutes each. I am the second interview. Please check it out! We look forward to having Richard on our show too! https://youtu.be/vCJHAclUC48
#RIP Jerry Maren
actor, blog, Dancer, film, Music

#RIP Jerry Maren

I had the great opportunity to see Jerry Maren years ago when he attended a screening of his film Dahmer vs Gacy that was screening at a horror festival I had helped launch. He was there with his wife Elizabeth (who sadly died not too long after) and a big plastic lollipop adorned with a colored bow. I found him charming and engaging - and growing up on The Wizard of Oz as all of us have, it was a true pleasure to meet him. He was a treasure no doubt and he will be missed. Thank you for the memories Jerry! I found this picture of the three of us that I have always cherished, as well as the video of the performance he did when he sang The Lollipop Guild to his wife! https://youtu.be/lmG61UqEHLI
Episode 15 – David Namminga
film, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 15 – David Namminga

David Namminga is a dear and close friend of mine. We met one day while he was doing background work on a film. We struck up a conversation and became friends - even ended being neighbors once.  I have the pleasure of watching him grow as an actor and a model. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6LYOEN4aQxWf94FpPX5Sed Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/8wiNSbiWzQA Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: David Namminga is a Los Angeles based Actor and Model. He stars in the upcoming films "Tournament" and "Apocalypse Rising". He often ponders the meaning of life Trailer: Tournament Watch Tournament here: Tournament Trailer: Apocalypse Rising Insurance - film