Wednesday, July 8

Tag: horror

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 47 – Genoveva Rossi
actress, horror, interview, podcast

Episode 47 – Genoveva Rossi

Genoveva Rossi and I have known each other for a while over Facebook and Instagram. We have the same manager but seeing that she lives on the East Coast and I am on the West Coast here in Los Angeles, we have never had the opportunity to meet in person - so this was a nice way for us to sit down and talk about the film industry and how we stay motivated during the quarantine. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6KnOtICCxJTtfIakslD2Fr Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/f_PMII0q_Is Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Genoveva Rossi is a award winning actress of film and stage, a cult film star, and a well-known horror genre actress. "Genoveva Rossi is one of the best known Scream Queens in the world, " writes Clare Nixon of The Digital Dead (UK). Thi...
Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown
fear, film, gay, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, writer

Episode 46 – Brantley J Brown

Brantley J Brown is my writing partner. We have written many scripts together! We were even hired to write two scripts together so far. He has been on the podcast before but this is the first time he has been on the show by himself! So I figured it was time you all met Brantley! [and I apologize for the poor wifi service] https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Vlnsiuk18fo8WEgVe1wt5 Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/KY38YpHYjo8 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Brantley J. Brown is a screenwriter who lives in Southern California. He is engaged to his boyfriend of four years and is the father of three children; Jacob, Kaden, and Madison. He majored in Media Arts & Animation through the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and does freelance graphic de...
Episode 44 – Camden Toy
interview

Episode 44 – Camden Toy

Camden has been on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Emmy winning series The Bay. We have the same manager and we never had a chance to talk, so we sat down and had a conversation over zoom! https://open.spotify.com/episode/67kclWTPhgphEgWWaJ5ghI?si=zeqPBPGKQleaMD6rouCL6Q Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/92J5MaitmQI Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO: Camden Toy is best known for playing some of the creepiest and scariest villains on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played one of the Gentlemen in the Emmy Award nominated episode "Hush", the skin eating demon Gnarl, and the recurring role of the all powerful Ubervamp. He also appeared on the fifth season of Angel as The Prince of Lies. Toy was a series regular on both the Emmy Award winning series The ...
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 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 34 – Sally Kirkland
actress, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast

Episode 34 – Sally Kirkland

I have had the pleasure to form an online friendship with Sally Kirkland - the joys of Facebook and social media - and she took some time out to be interviewed for our podcast. Growing up in the industry, and the daughter of a woman who was the editor of both Vogue and Life and a string of movies that have become more than classics, Sally Kirkland is a living legend. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3kZKztbsphBZ0gEJrbIHwI Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/oxG_eRxXqB0 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Sally Kirkland, BEST Actress Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner, LA Film Critics Circle Award winner and veteran of over 200 films. Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has ...