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72 minutes | 9 months ago
Making "Feed Me Death" -- ASK011
Writer/Director Matt Devino is joined by producer Jana Devino and actress Olivia Day to discuss the making of their horror short film “Feed Me Death”. Host Kevin Rosen-Quan and guests discuss 2-day shoots, creating tension for horror, first time acting and emotional preparation for acting in horror, complex camera moves, makeup fx and much more!
82 minutes | 9 months ago
Making "The Birthday" -- ASK010
Writer/Director Christopher Ryan Laughter is joined by producer Nicole Castillo and actor Claire Dellamar to discuss the making of their grief based horror short film “The Birthday”. Host Kevin Rosen-Quan and guests discuss memories of producing this highly collaborative weekend getaway style film in 2015 which ultimately led to the birth of Assorted Kinds, actors taking a leap of faith, experimental storytelling through prompts, the editing nightmare, the lessons we learned through Avatar and The Lion King, our love of Shia Labeouf and Will Smith, and our opinions on a bunch of random filmmaking stuff.
65 minutes | a year ago
Making "Heads Up" -- ASK009
Co-Creators Hayden Harrower and Michael Morrissey discuss the making of their comedy short “Heads Up”. Kevin Rosen-Quan and Christopher Ryan Laughter co-host this episode and dive into the comedy creative writing process, dealing with hard notes and rejection, working outside the Assorted Kinds box, pushing the limits, and much more.
83 minutes | a year ago
Making "Loved Ones" -- ASK008
First time writer/director Jobe Lowen is joined by producer Hayden Harrower to discuss the making of the dramatic short “Loved Ones”. Christopher Ryan Laughter and Kevin Rosen-Quan co-host this episode which explores directing for the first time, writing a film about addiction that resonates, a deep dive into a nine-month long editing phase, how a chance meeting with Chris became a microcosm of the Assorted Kinds ethos, and much more.
68 minutes | a year ago
Making "Car Guys" -- ASK007
First time director Hayden Harrower is joined by actor Michael Morrissey to discuss the making of their comedy short “Car Guys”. Kevin Rosen-Quan and Christopher Ryan Laughter co-host this episode which explores directing for the first time, the ASK short film selection process, adapting a script you didn’t write, editing in a timely fashion, and much more.
107 minutes | a year ago
Making "Nine Two" -- ASK006
Writer/Director David Gallardo is joined by actor Sabi Portlock to discuss the making of their 90’s LA drama “Nine Two”. Kevin Rosen Quan and Christopher Ryan Laughter co-host this episode which weaves through memories of LA Riots and why this film resonates with so many that lived the experience, the trials and tribulations of making this film, and what the filmmakers learned along the way.
81 minutes | a year ago
Making "The Fantastic Folly of Future Jess" -- ASK005
First time writer/director Christopher Ryan Laughter is joined by his short film collaborators Nicole Castillo, Jeremie Brillant and Taylor Shofner to discuss making his project about an animated piece of broccoli attempting to alter their past self’s actions. Kevin Rosen Quan and David Gallardo co-host this episode discussing what it took to make a short film about time travel in a single day using a single location, how difficult it was to pack such a dense world and story into a single scene, and all the learnings that came along with the filmmaker’s first writing/directing experience.
90 minutes | a year ago
Making "Choices" -- ASK004
In this episode writer/director Kevin Rosen-Quan has his brain picked over his first short Choices. Kevin is joined by his dynamic producer duo Nicole Castillo and Jana Devino, along with Assorted Kinds directors Chris Laughter, Matt Devino, and David Gallardo. Together they discuss what it takes to get a seemingly simple dinner scene into single shoot day involving seven couples and 3 cameras, before diving deep into the values of assorted kinds and how they make shorts differently.
65 minutes | a year ago
Making "Pre-Recorded Therapist" -- ASK003
In this episode we dig in with writer/director Derek Scully to unpack his comedy short “Pre-Recorded Therapist” which explores what happens when a patient gets cleverly bamboozled by her therapist. Derek is joined by crew members Matt Devino, Nicole Castillo, Christopher Ryan Laughter, and David Gallardo. We’ll discuss how and why the filmmaker’s chose to make this movie the way they did, where the concept originated, explore the differences between sketch comedy and short film and share some life lessons about navigating the industry, surviving as a filmmaker in Los Angeles and making short films such as this.
88 minutes | 2 years ago
Making “Last One Screaming” -- ASK002
In this episode we dig in with writer/director Matt Devino to crack open our short horror film “Last One Screaming” which explores what happens to the Final Girl after the horror movie ends. Matt is joined by Producers Christopher Laughter and Nicole Castillo, 1st AD Taylor Shofner, Associate Producer Jana Devino and Cop #1 Derek Alvarado. We’ll discuss how and why the filmmaker’s chose to make this movie the way they did, explore the horror genre; why we love it, why we hate it, and how it sometimes creates difficulties for filmmakers. We'll also explore why it is so important to find what lights your fire as a filmmaker and who will help you keep it lit.
82 minutes | 2 years ago
Making “Mister Mailman” -- ASK001
Writer/Director Taylor Shofner is joined by friends Christopher Ryan Laughter, Matt Devino, Nicole Castillo, and David Gallardo to discuss the making of his short film “Mister Mailman”, Taylor’s fascination with the word “mailman”, how the Assorted Kinds short film collective came to be, and why getting filmmakers to support each other is so important.
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