Saturday, February 27

Tag: collaboration

Interview 21 – Nick Zara
blog, interview, Music, singer

Interview 21 – Nick Zara

While I was traveling in London for my birthday, I went to a local pub there called The White Horse in Richmond, UK. They have an open mic there on Sundays that is usually well attended. I went there one evening with my friend to listen to some good music and enjoy my first Sunday roast.  The food was amazing AND the talent was extraordinary, especially this young man Nick. He is Italian, tall, very handsome, and best of all has an AMAZING voice - and he writes his own music! Because he is based in the UK it is hard to set up a podcast interview because of the time difference - although I would definitely love to have him on the show, so in the meantime, please take a moment to read his interview and listen to his music! Also! I hope to direct one of his music videos one day. *hint hint* 1...
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...