Wednesday, July 8
Episode 24 – Troy Akin
actor, film, podcast

Episode 24 – Troy Akin

I met this guy on Instagram. I liked this vibe. So I brought him to talk and have mimosas. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6mgApxEpuJdcCHs4PXKqLg Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/RYZvPNTfi7k Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Troy Akin born and raised in Orinda, CA was a two sport varsity athlete where he played NCAA tennis at Chapman university. Unexpectedly Troy fell in love with acting at Chapman. There he found his passion for screen acting and moved to LA to pursue his dream. He has worked with major brands like Gatorade, Apple, Mizuno, NCAA and more he finally booked his first pilot in the summer of 2018. This Chris Pine meets Zac Morris of Saved by the Bell hopes to become a regular on your television screen. Check out his site: https://www.taki...
Happy First Year Anniversary
Anniversary, life, love, friendship

Happy First Year Anniversary

https://open.spotify.com/episode/63kGpuOxOGZ3FJFbW45jkR Mimosas with Michael on Spotify In September of 2017 I approached my friend Richard Trejo and told him I wanted to launch my own podcast. He was gracious enough at the time to open his home studio for me to record at. He even served as my engineer - and was my third guest on the show! I was fairly new to podcasting - I suppose even one year in I would still be considered a newbie - I just knew I had a good idea and that I loved talking! My first several guests called into the show as Richard's studio was not in Los Angeles and we scheduled around both of our active film schedules. Having guests call in was easier. I would schedule two or three in one afternoon and then we would edit them and release them every other week. Then as ...
Judge vs. Doctor
blog, fear, Society

Judge vs. Doctor

As I write this post it should be known that I am not the most political person. I do not usually write blog posts on political issues as I know there are others who are more informed than I am when it comes to the daily workings of our democracy; however the hearing yesterday between Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, to me, is not about politics; it is neither about Democrats vs Republics but really rather about what is right vs what is wrong. It seems that in this #MeToo era @ChuckGrassley will only be remembered his whole career by how poorly he handled the Kavanaugh/Ford case. #BelieveChristine #wrongsideofhistory — Mimosas with Michael (@MimosasMichael) September 26, 2018 So one thing I have learned about life is that perception is everything. The majority Republi...
Episode 23 – Brian Nuesi
gay, interview, podcast

Episode 23 – Brian Nuesi

Met this gentleman on Instagram and we became friends. I found him interesting and asked him to come have mimosas with me! https://open.spotify.com/episode/4CCfmPML0GV2NxVCxNIIxd Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/2Gd0xYVJVyc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Brian is an actor, producer from the Dominican Republic and living in Los Angeles.
Gateway – the series
videos

Gateway – the series

My friend Michael Prieto with gambitONE studios just launched a new trailer for his series called GATEWAY. I have directed a few projects for gambitONE before and saw this trailer and loved it. We took a moment to talk to Michael about this new project. Gateway, is a series, created and directed by Michael Prieto.  The pilot is in production but they are  currently in talks with two (2) different networks  (we are definitely excited about that news!) The inspiration for Gateway came from past experiences and of wanting to tell a story about a broken person who risks everything to know their truth only to find a truth they didn't want to hear. The projected date is summer of 2019. So keep an eye out...and check out the trailer below: https://www.facebook.com/gatewayseries/videos/272778390...
Episode 22 – Ben Patrick Johnson
life, love, friendship, podcast

Episode 22 – Ben Patrick Johnson

I had the pleasure of meeting Ben Patrick Johnson a couple of years when he came and did the reading of my Latina themed script You Can Call Me Eve. He is such a wonderful person, with wonderful energy, and an amazing voice - since he is a well-known Voice Over artist. So I asked him to stop by and have mimosas with me. Well I had the mimosa, he had water!   https://open.spotify.com/episode/5y28fXgG8e4uSLYP0WAaJF Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/FcTrAG_iph0 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Ben Patrick Johnson is one of the top trailer/promo voices in Hollywood. Recent trailers include My Little Pony Movie, Trolls, Boss Baby, Mike and Dave, Peanuts Movie, Woman in Gold, Big Eyes, Book of Life, and the Oscar-winning Philomena. Johnson is also the author of fi...
Episode 21 – Veronica Kuznets
interview, life, love, friendship, podcast

Episode 21 – Veronica Kuznets

This week I sat down and grabbed a mimosa with one of my best friends, Veronica Kuznets, whom I met while in college sooooo many years ago. This is a fun and silly podcast. Very lighthearted. Enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/episode/3pgH4IUhdTvr928IYIeQ4F Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/rmJLlDmZ_xA Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Veronica Kuznets was born and raised in Southern California. A Jane of all trades, she has done PA work and some acting. She’s currently employed in the health field. She likes long walks on the beach, piña coladas ... I mean she’s been married for 13 years and has two fur babies
Lofty Radio TV
blog, podcast

Lofty Radio TV

Our podcast and blog will now be available on Lofty Radio TV as well. Lofty Radio TV is a new platform where users can upload podcasts, vlogs, and other online media content. I am excited to have Mimosas with Michael as part of their library! Check it out here. Leave comments and feedback and let us know which is your favorite podcast episode! https://loftyradiotv.com/users/mimosasmichael/
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...
Midsummer Scream 2018
blog, fear, film

Midsummer Scream 2018

This past weekend - July 28, 2018 - was my first time attending the Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival in Long Beach, CA. It's only in its third year and it's already very successful. I wanted to thank my friends Erika and Krysta for letting me hang with their group of friends...and also thank you to those who let interview them at the festival including Ryan Turek with Slashback Video and The Boo Crew Podcast! Until next year! https://youtu.be/bz0mssy6cZE Mimosas with Michael on YouTube