Sunday, June 7

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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...
Interview 14 – Julian Lowenthal
blog, film, Film Festival, interview, writer

Interview 14 – Julian Lowenthal

Last year I went to Massachusetts to film a feature film with Sam Elliot and Aidan Turner. I was there for 5 weeks and I really had an amazing time. While there I met a young man named Julian Lowenthal. I was impressed with his work ethic; hard working, friendly, always smiling. While we were filming he told me about his feature he directed 'Silenced' in the local theater. Well, he is finally having his first screening and I thought I would ask him to share his process with us! 1. What is your film 'Silenced' about? It's a psychological thriller-horror about a group of masked villains who decide to rob a theater in small town, the night after a large show. During their raid of the theater a local mute vigilante, decides to defend his town and go after them. 2. What was the inspiration for...
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 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven
book, interview, writer

Interview 4 – Bob Van Laerhoven

You know what goes good with a mimosas? A book! Check out our interview with renowned European author Bob Van Laerhoven and his new book 'Return to Hiroshima.' 1. What was the inspiration for your novel ‘Return to Hiroshima?’ So many years after WWII, our world-wide collective memory still recalls the horrible “Übermensch”- experiments the Nazis conducted in their concentration camps. When, some years ago, I read, by coincidence, “Unit 731 Testimony: Japan's Wartime Human Experimentation Program” by Hal Gold, it became clear to me that the Secret Service medical unit 731 of the Japanese Imperial Army went even further in their gruesome medical experiments, hidden in obscure parts of the continent, than the Germans. Obsessed as the Japanese society was with the “bushido-code,” the way of t...