Thursday, July 9

interview

Episode 47 – Genoveva Rossi
actress, horror, interview, podcast

Episode 47 – Genoveva Rossi

Genoveva Rossi and I have known each other for a while over Facebook and Instagram. We have the same manager but seeing that she lives on the East Coast and I am on the West Coast here in Los Angeles, we have never had the opportunity to meet in person - so this was a nice way for us to sit down and talk about the film industry and how we stay motivated during the quarantine. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KnOtICCxJTtfIakslD2Fr Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/f_PMII0q_Is Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Genoveva Rossi is a award winning actress of film and stage, a cult film star, and a well-known horror genre actress. "Genoveva Rossi is one of the best known Scream Queens in the world, " writes Clare Nixon of The Digital Dead (UK). Thi...
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 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden
actress, Comedian, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, Producer, Science Fiction, writer

Episode 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden

Dana & Rory Ogden are mother and daughter. We are part of the same management team - and they are up to some fun stuff, including a fun feature film, that I had the chance to be involved in! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WAoMotNgrdK4I5zCffP8X Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/DNiYyf-dkyM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIOS Dana Olita-Ogden Dana Olita headed out to California for her daughter Rory’s acting career. Along the way she started writing screenplays. One day she decided to do an open mic to see if people thought her Mob Comedy screenplay was actually funny. She was promptly booked at that venue and than others from there. She currently performs in clubs all over LA. Rory Ogden Teen actress Rory Ogden headed west for C...
Episode 44 – Camden Toy
interview

Episode 44 – Camden Toy

Camden has been on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Emmy winning series The Bay. We have the same manager and we never had a chance to talk, so we sat down and had a conversation over zoom! https://open.spotify.com/episode/67kclWTPhgphEgWWaJ5ghI?si=zeqPBPGKQleaMD6rouCL6Q Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/92J5MaitmQI Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Camden Toy is best known for playing some of the creepiest and scariest villains on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played one of the Gentlemen in the Emmy Award nominated episode "Hush", the skin eating demon Gnarl, and the recurring role of the all powerful Ubervamp. He also appeared on the fifth season of Angel as The Prince of Lies. Toy was a series regular on both the Emmy Award winning series The ...
Episode 43 – Marco Parra
interview, podcast

Episode 43 – Marco Parra

Interviewed actor Marco Parra. We talk about life in quarantine and being a Latino actor in Los Angeles, especially during a global pandemic, how important diversity is - and how his favorite actor is Al Pacino! https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PPb6H0hm5GdFqulV1KNgY?si=b-YMgvxTR021uVj-vwwWSA Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/w-wAp0a7wmA Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Marco Parra is an American actor, born and raised in Nogales Arizona. Marco credits include network shows such as: Showtimes critically acclaimed series SHAMELESS, John Singleton’s FX crime-drama SNOWFALL, and most recently, Hulu/Freeform’s new series Party of Five. Marco started his career acting in over 10 national commercials and as a regular sketch performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Oth...
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 41 – Cale Hammond
interview, podcast

Episode 41 – Cale Hammond

I had the opportunity to meet and work with Cale Hammond on the tennis drama pilot AD Out, that I directed for Troy Akin. Cale is cool as fuck and I was grateful to direct him in his first acting project. Cale is one of the nicest guys I have ever met but plays the best douche in the show.  In real life he is an athlete and a social media coordinator for The Tennis Channel https://open.spotify.com/episode/2bJ5DsHX3B4pp0ROb5nE7K Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/tg1lFSoXXuM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Tennis Channel Writer, Reporter, Social Media Coordinator Cale Hammond on Instagram Cale Hammond on Twitter https://youtu.be/Uh1UWiCjCjo watch Cale Hammond in Ad Out
Episode 40 – Jake Jensen
athlete, interview, podcast

Episode 40 – Jake Jensen

Jake and I were friends on Instagram first.  Then we got to work together when Troy Akin brought him in to act in the web series AD Out, which I directed. Since Jake is an athlete including tennis, it was an obvious fit. So Jake came on the show to talk about his career and his experience on the set of AD Out. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Tnll8IR8cRCMHebOSug2C Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/HgbzCU8l1Gs Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Jake is an actor, musician, screenwriter, and producer. He has a PhD in Sport Psychology and specializes in mindfulness training for athletes, actors, and others. His experiences while attending graduate school in east Tennessee helped fuel the development of Marmousch, set in Nashville, which is about a southe...
Episode 38 – Justin Chamberlain
director, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 38 – Justin Chamberlain

I met Justin Chamberlain through my friend (and frequent guest host) Richard Trejo. Justin came and worked on the short film STALK I directed for Horror House. https://open.spotify.com/episode/37XrsCNIjfh3mymxdjKVO1 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/3GDxdTDgqvw Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Justin Chamberlain grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and was born on June 15, 1992. At the age of 15, he began directing and acting in videos for his school, and developed an interest in filmmaking which he carried with him through his education. He studied and observed emotion and behavior over the following years, which brought him from Texas, to Tennessee, to Arkansas, to Colorado, to Utah, to Argentina, and finally to Los Angeles, California. His first film was The Ca...
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...