Sunday, June 7

Producer

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 32 – Horror House
director, fear, Film Festival, interview, podcast, Producer, writer

Episode 32 – Horror House

I am so excited about this episode because I sit down with my boys Brantley J Brown and Ray McCann and we talk about our project that we are most passionate about: Horror House Media, which is our channel on Youtube where we show original short form horror films! We have launched two films: Soundbite and Stalk, and about to launch our third Love Me Not. This really is a fun and funny interview with 3 fun lively individuals! You can check the episode out on Anchor.fm here: Instagram: Horror House Media Twitter: Horror House Media https://open.spotify.com/episode/3ggkTOce9WWI3FC2nKvjWp Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/lcvmwFZFwoo Mimosas with Michael on YouTube
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...
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 14 – Del Obispo Road
actor, film, podcast, Producer, writer

Episode 14 – Del Obispo Road

So at the end of last year I wrote a short film based on a story told to me by my friend and actress Rochelle Robinson. I thought it would make a great film and I sat down and wrote it one day while on set filming.  My good friend Edward Coupland wanted to help produce it. Then I wrote my screenplay Axe. Edward read it and loved the complexity of the character. From there he asked me if I would consider adapting the short film Del Obispo Road into a feature - so that he could act in a film that was complex and well written as well.  I asked my friend Brantley - who had just finished his film Chuckles to assist me. We are very proud of this project!   https://open.spotify.com/episode/34KQkRBVS7sMzY5kMwWVGK Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/ffCg2k5b3I0 BIOS: ...
Interview 11 – Dianna Ippolito
film, interview, Producer, writer

Interview 11 – Dianna Ippolito

The Oscars this year were by far the most diverse I have ever seen - in my honest opinion. It encompassed black, white, gay, straight, women men, and even transgendered. We do have a long way to go, yes, but we are definitely heading in the right direction. So this weeks interview is with Dianna Ippolito who has written and is directing her first feature film; a psychological thriller called Close Your Eyes, next month, April, near San Diego, California. 1.  What was your inspiration for this script? I’ve done quite a few short films as a writer/director and producer and realized that it was time to make the leap into directing a feature. Making any kind of feature film is difficult, no matter how big or little your budget is. So, knowing that I would have to find investors and do some cro...
Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin
actor, film, interview, life, love, friendship, Producer

Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin

This week I present to you my dear friend and producing partner Taylor J. Martin! 1. Who is Taylor J. Martin the man? Well, I would say that I am a man who is consciously present. I love meeting new people, I love seeing new places, and I love the simple things in life. Half of me is warm, kind, care-free, understanding and forgiving, and the other half of me is focused, logistical, persistent and pursuant. Win me over with great food, great sunsets and great company. 2. Who is Taylor J. Martin the filmmaker? I love everything filmmaking. The challenges, struggles, and failures to the accomplishments, achievements and successes. I love bringing together a team in making a story come to life. I love seeing how a story can influence and effect an audience. I love the emotion that is evoked ...
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.