Wednesday, July 8

Tag: comedy

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 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...
Interview 6 – Granison Crawford
Comedian, interview

Interview 6 – Granison Crawford

Wanted to introduce you this week to actor and comedian and a dear acquaintance of mine Granison Crawford. I had the opportunity to direct Granison in a very sweet and poignant short film I wrote called The Purpose of Apples. When he isn't acting he is doing stand up comedy - and he took a moment away from his routine to stop by and talk with us. 1. Tell me a little about Granison Crawford, the stand-up comedian? I was adopted, or as I like to call it, “chosen” at five years old, and raised with my sister by a single mom in Oakland California. Growing up I was into comic books, soccer, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons. In school I was always the class clown, so I spent most of my time in detention for making the teachers and my classmates laugh. As a comedian I like to break down my...
Episode 9 – Ray McCann
film, Producer

Episode 9 – Ray McCann

To open February and Black History Month I thought I would interview my good friend and President of SketchHouse Entertainment, Ray McCann. He was chillin with his home boy Donte Spears - and we talk to them about being young producers in Hollywood! https://open.spotify.com/episode/5wlZr9gUvpEDWkBxJbe0kW https://youtu.be/jkw3cfeiOyc Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Raymond McCann President of Sketch House Entertainment has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. Coming from the TV Sitcom world he has worked under major producers like Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, Jamie Foxx) and Jeff Franklin (Full House, Fuller House). This experience of working under seasoned showrunners has given him extensive business knowledge on how to prepare, package and promote a show.
Episode 7 – Eric Vollweiler
film, Film Festival, life, love, friendship

Episode 7 – Eric Vollweiler

We start off the new year by having mimosas with film festival promoter Eric Vollweiler. Listen as we talk about movies, love, Tinder, eHarmony, JWed and film festivals. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6o9hjuzJ6wJo1iKNpe10ZS Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/lO_POKLJ0UE Bio: Eric is based in Upstate NY and has been producing and marketing film festivals, conferences, movie premieres, parties at major film festivals and concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Utah, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, Manhattan, Albany and Buffalo since 2005. Some of Erics Credits include the Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, New York State International Film Festival, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Si...