Saturday, February 27

Tag: inspiration

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 43 – Marco Parra
interview, podcast

Episode 43 – Marco Parra

Interviewed actor Marco Parra. We talk about life in quarantine and being a Latino actor in Los Angeles, especially during a global pandemic, how important diversity is - and how his favorite actor is Al Pacino! https://open.spotify.com/episode/4PPb6H0hm5GdFqulV1KNgY?si=b-YMgvxTR021uVj-vwwWSA Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/w-wAp0a7wmA Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Marco Parra is an American actor, born and raised in Nogales Arizona. Marco credits include network shows such as: Showtimes critically acclaimed series SHAMELESS, John Singleton’s FX crime-drama SNOWFALL, and most recently, Hulu/Freeform’s new series Party of Five. Marco started his career acting in over 10 national commercials and as a regular sketch performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Oth...
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
After the Podcast with California Governor Appointee Keith Kirkwood
Politics

After the Podcast with California Governor Appointee Keith Kirkwood

Keith Kirkwood takes off the jacket and sits for a few minutes to finish talking with host Michael Coulombe. We had a phenomenal podcast - and of course - we had to continue talking. This man has a lot of energy and is doing amazing things for the community. This was our first recorded podcast with video - which will go live on June 17, 2018 but when the interview was done he took of his jacket and we continued talking. I find Keith intriguing. Not that he is extremely handsome - because he is - but he has such a fascinating biography. Starting off as a print model, then was part of a boy band, made his way into politics...and is also a sponsored athlete....and above all that he is charming, passionate, and driven! https://youtu.be/EPXneXGy2M8 Mimosas with Michael on YouTube
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: ...
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...
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...
My Feisty Life
Dancer, film, Review

My Feisty Life

Thank you to our guest Burgandi Phoenix, from podcast episode 10. She did a sweet shout out about our show (and her episode) on her blog 'My Feisty Life.' Thank you Burgandi for the wonderful and kind words. I am truly grateful and I am glad you had a great time! https://myfeistylife.com/guest-mimosas-michael-podcast-awesome/ Read the blog here
Interview 9 – Danny Martinez
interview, Wrestling

Interview 9 – Danny Martinez

I ran into Danny on Instagram a year back. I was impressed by his flair. We chatted and became online friends. I was fascinated with him being both gay AND a wrestler. I mean, that is something you never - if ever - hear about. So this week I would like to introduce you to Danny Martinez, also known as DJ Summers. 1. How do you feel about being known as a gay wrestler? I knew right off the bat I couldn't hide the fact that I'm flamboyant, so I decided to embrace it. at first I was afraid people wouldn't take me seriously because I am gay, but thankfully the locker room and fans embraced it. I've never been seen as a "side show" gimmick either, which I hope I never get booked as that. I always tell people yes, I may be gay but that doesn't determine how I am in the ring. I won't ever try to...
Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin
actor, film, interview, life, love, friendship, Producer

Interview 7 – Taylor J. Martin

This week I present to you my dear friend and producing partner Taylor J. Martin! 1. Who is Taylor J. Martin the man? Well, I would say that I am a man who is consciously present. I love meeting new people, I love seeing new places, and I love the simple things in life. Half of me is warm, kind, care-free, understanding and forgiving, and the other half of me is focused, logistical, persistent and pursuant. Win me over with great food, great sunsets and great company. 2. Who is Taylor J. Martin the filmmaker? I love everything filmmaking. The challenges, struggles, and failures to the accomplishments, achievements and successes. I love bringing together a team in making a story come to life. I love seeing how a story can influence and effect an audience. I love the emotion that is evoked ...