Friday, December 4

Tag: writing

Episode 57 – Jillian Rose
podcast, writer

Episode 57 – Jillian Rose

Jillian Rose is a writer who stopped by to have a mimosa and tell us about her new book Don't Kiss & Sell, now available on Amazon! https://open.spotify.com/episode/7JVYRpw0OzyG0sRpIzUSlR Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/H9TNwoyk7PM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIO Although she has a professional marketing and sales background Jillian’s greatest passion has always been creative writing. Aided by glasses of boxed wine, she started writing short stories in between studying for business courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Jillian’s writing continued after she jetted off to work in Tel Aviv after college where she kept her dreams of being a novelist alive. After two years of a high-pressure sales job once she returned stateside...
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 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden
actress, Comedian, horror, interview, life, love, friendship, podcast, Producer, Science Fiction, writer

Episode 45 – Dana & Rory Ogden

Dana & Rory Ogden are mother and daughter. We are part of the same management team - and they are up to some fun stuff, including a fun feature film, that I had the chance to be involved in! https://open.spotify.com/episode/2WAoMotNgrdK4I5zCffP8X Mimosas with Michael on Spotify https://youtu.be/DNiYyf-dkyM Mimosas with Michael on YouTube BIOS Dana Olita-Ogden Dana Olita headed out to California for her daughter Rory’s acting career. Along the way she started writing screenplays. One day she decided to do an open mic to see if people thought her Mob Comedy screenplay was actually funny. She was promptly booked at that venue and than others from there. She currently performs in clubs all over LA. Rory Ogden Teen actress Rory Ogden headed west for C...
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 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
Interview 20 – Chris Roy
book, interview, writer

Interview 20 – Chris Roy

He was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 18. Now he is an author and a tattoo artist while living at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 1. You are in prison? How did you get there? How long have you been there? And how long is your sentence? Yes. I was in the drug business with a Vietnamese street gang and had a disagreement over money with a ranking member. We were both teenagers, and not very bright ones. A fistfight occurred and he died from injuries. I've been incarcerated since January 6th, 2000, over half my life. I'm 18 years into a life sentence that gives me parole eligibility when I turn 65 years old. 2. Explain to me the process of writing your book? Story ideas come to me from conversations with people. Usually during banter that includes sick humor, fun threats...
Interview 18 – Nightmarish Conjurings
interview

Interview 18 – Nightmarish Conjurings

So I am a contributing writer for a horror website called Nightmarish Conjurings, created and managed by Shannon McGrew. With the site I am able to watch movies, review them, attend events, and interview filmmakers and actors - but this time I thought it would be great to interview Shannon herself! 1. How was the website Nightmarish Conjurings born? Answer: It was honestly by accident. Four years ago I had just finished reading Stephen King's "It" and was furious with certain aspects of it. Some friends suggested that I start to blog to not only talk about that book but also my love for the genre. I never thought it would be go anywhere and to my surprise it has. 2. Why do you think the genre of horror is so popular? Answer: I think people like the rush. When watching horror a lot of the ...
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: ...