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Tag: fun

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
Texas Frightmare Weekend
blog, Convention, Review

Texas Frightmare Weekend

I had the chance to attend the Texas Frightmare Weekend this month in Dallas, Texas, May 3-7, 2018. It was my first time attending this particular convention. It is actually my first time attending any convention out of town - and for an entire weekend. I went with my cousin Daryl, horror YouTuber Mr. Meat Hook (past blog guest) because he wanted to meet his fellow horror YouTubers - and I really thought it would be fun to attend a new event.  So we bought our tickets...and we went! The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency literally attached to the DFW Airport in Dallas, Texas. So that made it easy, especially if you fly American. You just walk through the tunnel in the parking garage and VOILA you are there! And since we were staying at the same hotel as the convention that best thing...
Episode 13 – Juan Restrepo
film, interview, podcast

Episode 13 – Juan Restrepo

This young man Juan moved to the US from Colombia when he was 17 years old. Now at 21 he is an actor, model, and musician.  He stopped to have his first mimosa and talk to us about his journey. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3t9E43aq8xUNBnkSaFcWar Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/RxdHJuoTjpg Mimosas with Michael on Youtube BIO: Juan Felipe Restrepo is a latino Actor and Model based in L.A. He was born in Colombia to his father, a surgeon, and his mother, an Engineer. He is the middle child in a family of three brothers. During his youth he was very involved in arts; writing, drawing, painting and playing the guitar. Acting came to him on his teenage years, where he fell in love with it and has been doing it ever since. He became member of a theatre company...
YouTube Channel
blog, interview, videos

YouTube Channel

So one of my goals for 2018 is to grow the YouTube page for the podcast. I do upload each podcast to SoundCloud - and sub sequentially link it to the website so you can see all the links and pictures of each guest; however, I do also upload it to YouTube to help bring in a younger audience - with the hopes of creating a larger listenership. Plus YouTube is a different platform and I want the podcasts and videos to be available. Recently, with the podcast, I have been attending more conventions and screenings and premieres and have been putting together fun videos. (Okay, well I think they are fun anyways.)  Between our social media - Twitter and Instagram - and those that follow our posts might not be aware that there is more fun content on our YouTube page, so I wanted to direct you over...
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...
Interview 5 – MrMeathook
interview, life, love, friendship

Interview 5 – MrMeathook

I got my love of horror from my cousin Daryl (YouTuber MrMeatHook.) Growing up he was obsessed with horror films, including the original Friday the 13th AND introduce me to the fan magazine Fangoria.  This eventually led me to become a horror writer and director - so this week I pay tribute to my cousin Daryl on Mimosas with Michael. ----------------------------------- 1. So what is the inspiration behind your YouTube channel? Why that particular format/medium? My inspiration is that I’ve always wanted to entertain, but I’m pretty reclusive and socially awkward. YouTube gives me the opportunity to express my creativity without having people stare at me while I’m doing it. It also allows me to edit out bits that are not funny or would be considered uncouth. 2. What is the reason behind the ...
Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon
film, interview, writer

Interview 3 – Stephen Kogon

Back in 2016 I worked on a film called Dance Baby Dance with Stephen Kogon, Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven), Jim O'Heir (Parks and Recs) and Clare Grant (Robot Chicken, wife of Seth Green). I attended the red carpet premiere: Red Carpet Premiere and took a minute to follow up with Stephen on the process of creating his first feature film. 1. Briefly tell us what the journey with Dance Baby Dance was like. A: Briefly?! What are you trying to say -- I'm a windbag :) Fine, fine, here's briefly. It started with walks on the beach where I would listen to music to clear my head and get story ideas. At the time this story came about I was listening to a lot of old school soul (Stevie Wonder, Sam & Dave) and for some reason I just saw myself tap dancing to them (even though I'd never tap dance...
Interview 2 – Brantley J. Brown
interview, writer

Interview 2 – Brantley J. Brown

For my second interview I wanted to introduce my good friend Brantley. I am always admired by anyone who drops everything to move across country to follow their dreams. I know it isn't easy - and I know that fear can be debilitating; often times keeping people from pursuing the one thing that makes them happy. So meet Brantley J. Brown: 1. So what made you pick up everything from Tennessee and move to Southern California? I think that a lot of people, at some point in their life, stop and have a moment of reflection. They evaluate everything they've done and accomplished. Some find they are right where they want to be, and some find that they still have so much left in this world to do. I definitely am one who found that I hadn't done nearly a fraction of things that I wanted to do in my l...
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...
Episode 6 – Tyler Gallant
life, love, friendship, podcast

Episode 6 – Tyler Gallant

Our last interview of the year is our friend, actor and retired hockey player, Tyler Gallant.   https://open.spotify.com/episode/1BfNBPY0d4oeBAuOuFz2oT Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/x8xQIFonK9w Mimosas with Michael on YouTube Bio: Tyler Gallant is an American born actor and former pro Ice hockey player. Tyler was born in Boston, MA to Robert and Janice Gallant and brother to Ryan Gallant. Tyler's first love was acting but had always been involved in various sports as well. At the age of 12, Gallant really started to excel at ice hockey and played for various select teams. Gallant played college hockey for St Norbert College and Arizona State University, where he also studied acting and Journalism. After college Gallant signed pro and played 4 years professio...