Tuesday, October 27

writer

Episode 57 – Jillian Rose
podcast, writer

Episode 57 – Jillian Rose

Jillian Rose is a writer who stopped by to have a mimosa and tell us about her new book Don't Kiss & Sell, now available on Amazon! https://open.spotify.com/episode/7JVYRpw0OzyG0sRpIzUSlR Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/H9TNwoyk7PM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Although she has a professional marketing and sales background Jillian’s greatest passion has always been creative writing. Aided by glasses of boxed wine, she started writing short stories in between studying for business courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Jillian’s writing continued after she jetted off to work in Tel Aviv after college where she kept her dreams of being a novelist alive. After two years of a high-pressure sales job once she returned stateside...
Episode 56 – Sara Dahman
interview, podcast, writer

Episode 56 – Sara Dahman

Sara Dahman is the only Coppersmith in all of the United States [maybe even the world] and since I think that is the extremely fascinating and because she just released a new cookbook, I asked her to stop by the show and teach us about copper! https://open.spotify.com/episode/4oNYyV7ySR7E06yX3io1GS Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/EItgMKuId58 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Sara Dahmen is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur, as well as the only female coppersmith in America, manufacturing, restoring, and building copper cookware in her Wisconsin copper shop. Sara’s non-fiction book on the history, science, use, and care of cookware, Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey, (William Morrow/Harper Collins) features her story, r...
Episode 50 – Anna Elena Pepe
actress, podcast, writer

Episode 50 – Anna Elena Pepe

Anna Elena Pepe and I were in the same film - The Central Authority. So she came by the show to talk about doing a socially distanced film while on quarantine in London, England. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3FugVrFpr1ngxrZzbouEI2 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/b3YCVbGmLTE Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Anna Elena Pepe is a bilingual Italian-English actress and author. She completed the prestigious program European Act organised by The Royal Academy in London in collaboration with the International Institute of Performing arts in Paris where, in addition to acting, she also studied creative writing. Her screen acting credits include the films: Un Viaggio di Cento Anni (directed by legendary Italian director Pupi Avati) I Love you (di...
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 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 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...
Interview 20 – Chris Roy
book, interview, writer

Interview 20 – Chris Roy

He was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 18. Now he is an author and a tattoo artist while living at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 1. You are in prison? How did you get there? How long have you been there? And how long is your sentence? Yes. I was in the drug business with a Vietnamese street gang and had a disagreement over money with a ranking member. We were both teenagers, and not very bright ones. A fistfight occurred and he died from injuries. I've been incarcerated since January 6th, 2000, over half my life. I'm 18 years into a life sentence that gives me parole eligibility when I turn 65 years old. 2. Explain to me the process of writing your book? Story ideas come to me from conversations with people. Usually during banter that includes sick humor, fun threats...
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 16 – G. Larry Butler
blog, film, writer

Interview 16 – G. Larry Butler

When I was the featured poet at the Wayfarer's Chapel on Earth Day I was lucky enough to share the stage with this gentleman. He is a poet, an actor - even a thrill seeker. I enjoyed his work and we had a great conversation after as well. I thought he would be a great person to interview as he has done so many things! BIO: G. Larry Butler began his career as an actor in the feature film The Women's Club in 1985 in which he co-starred with Maud Adams, Michael Pare and Eddie Valez. Since then he has been involved in more then 150 projects in television, theater, radio and feature film. Although comedy is his specialty, he has dabbled in every genre. He is known internationally for such films as The Double D Avenger, Frankenstein Vs. The Creature From Blood Cove, Panman and PTSD. Larry has h...