Wednesday, August 12
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 39 – Kara Schaaf
actress, film, life, love, friendship

Episode 39 – Kara Schaaf

So Kara and I met on the set of Confessions of a Womanizer with Andrew Lawrence. She is the sister of my friend and producer Tim Schaaf. Now, Andrew is a good friend of mine and we have done three (3) films together - and he will be a guest on the podcast soon! But I wanted to bring on the lovely Kara to talk about her experience being in the film STALK I directed for Horror House. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2r3hq8MCsKUQD2pNMXbFXe Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/bf9JecI8ZrM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Kara Schaaf is an actress and producer, known for Confessions of a Womanizer (2014), Better Than Love and The Frightening (2002). Instagram Twitter https://youtu.be/88lbbg02DGY
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...
Episode 36 – Jason Gustavo Mercado
athlete, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 36 – Jason Gustavo Mercado

Jason has been a big supporter of me as a writer and a filmmaker. Now it is my turn to support him and give him a big shout out on this week's episode of Mimosas With Michael.   https://open.spotify.com/episode/1NYEDTk7vaR9BQQM37RlfF Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/v6ZVGoI29FM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Jason Mercado is an accomplished actor whose credits include television and theatre . Mr. Mercado is known to be a talented model whose credits include many print campaigns and runway modeling shows. Jason was raised between Argentina and New York and has a background on music and arts . He has been coached by some of the top mentors in the industry .. He study performing arts in New York City and also was a student at the prestigious New York Film Ac...
Episode 35 – Vanessa Esperanza
actress, horror, interview, life, love, friendship

Episode 35 – Vanessa Esperanza

Vanessa Esperanza is an amazing actress. She is repped by my manager Matt Chassin as well, and I reached out to her when I was casting for my film LOVE ME NOT for Horror House. She is wonderfully kind and extremely talented and I am excited to have her on this week's episode. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6tBXQbvqezzm6lkcppknid Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/yRATnum1MNc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Vanessa Esperanza is an actress and writer, known for CSI: NY (2004), Roberto (2013) and Silent Cry Aloud (2016). Instagram Twitter https://www.tiktok.com/@sassperanza/video/6726218762212723973 Michael Coulombe on Vanessa Esperanza TikTok https://youtu.be/KQ8zyvQnLwc watch Vanessa Esperanza in LOVE ME NOT