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28 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
#11 Director Matt Eskandari
At only 21 years of age Matt Eskandari’s short film “The Taken” won the award for Best Student Film at the renowned horror film festival "Screamfest". This caught the attention of Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett who casted Matt for the 2007 reality filmmaker competition series "On The Lot". He eventually directed the independent hit "12 Feet Deep" which led him to work on three movies starring Bruce Willis, two of which were released in 2020. His latest Hard Kill is available on Netflix.
44 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
#10 Primetime Emmy Nominated Producer Tim Iacofano
Tim Iacofano has produced countless TV episodes from Netflix’s "Jessica Jones" to Fox's counter terrorism drama "24" starring Kiefer Sutherland. Tim dives deeper into the role of a producer and what it takes to bring a screenplay to life. Learn how he once got two F1-6 Fighter Jets and the Marine Corps to rescue Jack Bauer. You can catch his latest series “Outer Banks” on Netflix where he served as co-executive producer.
38 minutes | Aug 30, 2020
#9 WWE Superstar Lacey Evans
WWE Superstar Lacey Evans joins the conversation. She talks about her love for gardening, a tough upbringing and what it takes to beat the odds.
37 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
#8 Van Helsing Actor Aleks Paunovic
Credited with 129 Actor roles on IMDb, Canadian Van Helsing star Aleks Paunovic keeps busy. He joins me for an engaging conversation about his upbringing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shares incredibly valuable tips for anyone finding themselves in an audition room and tells the story of how Jason Momoa convinced him to take a role on the Apple TV+ hit series See. You can currently catch him on TNT’s Snowpiercer opposite Jennifer Connelly.
29 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
#7 Comedian Maz Jobrani
In this episode I sat down with comedian Maz Jobrani from his home in Los Angeles California. An Iranian immigrant who moved here at the age of six and followed his passion which eventually led him to gigs in major films like Friday After Next and Sydney Pollock’s The Interpreter. We spoke about his movie roles and how he made a name for himself in standup comedy as part of the Axis of Evil Comedy tour. You can watch his latest comedy standup called “Immigrant” on Netflix.
37 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
#6 Fmr Creative Director NBC Entertainment Chris Sloan
In an increasingly diversified video content distribution sphere with more and more OTT channels joining the frenzy, keeping oversight can be challenging. Where is it all going and what does it mean for traditional broadcast? Chris Sloan takes a stab at it.
50 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
#5 Montel Williams
In this episode I sat down with legendary talk show host Montel Williams to talk about his 17 year run with the Montel Williams Show. We spoke about his upbringing in Baltimore, 20 years of military service a little bit of weed and valuable life lessons learned.
33 minutes | Mar 12, 2019
# 4 Independent Film Director Darisha Beresford
Film Director Darisha Beresford stopped by the studio to tell me about the challenges of directing her first feature film as a new mom. Shooting on a low budget in the deep jungles of Trinidad and Tobago made the whole affair a little extra fun. The Cutlass is available on Amazon Prime.
37 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
#3 Hell's Kitchen Contestant Chef Bret Hauser
Hell's Kitchen contestant Chef Bret from season 14 and 18 talks to me about the audition process, Gordon Ramsey and cannabis cuisine.
151 minutes | Jan 2, 2019
#2 NBC International News Producer Louis Molina Full Interview
Former NBC and ABC News International Producer and sound man Louis Molina talks about covering dangerous assignments over the course of his decade long career. Topics include: Earthquake in Nicaragua, civil war in El Salvador, Fidel Castro in Cuba, being kidnapped in Haiti, the Colombian drug war and the Falklands war.
20 minutes | Dec 17, 2018
#2 NBC International Producer Louis Molina Part#2 (Salvadoran Civil War)
NBC international news soundman and producer Louis Molina talks to me about covering the brutal civil war in El Salvador and how a helicopter medevac mission almost cost him his life while the cameras were rolling. Listening Discretion is advised as some descriptions are of graphic nature.
17 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
#2 NBC International Producer Louis Molina Part #1 (Nicaraguan Earthquake)
In this episode I sat down for an extended and gripping interview with NBC International News Soundman and Producer Louis Molina. Louis started his career as a soundman with NBC news in 1980 covering the civil war in El Salvador. Since he has produced, filmed and recorded sound in many hot zones around the world. He has earned the Alfred DuPont, Columbia University award for excellence in Broadcast Journalism and worked alongside some of the most influential journalists in the world like Barbara Walters, Peter Jennings and Maria Shriver just to name a few. Since the interview went on for several hours, I have broken it up into parts. In part one Louis recalls how covering a devastating earthquake in Nicaragua in 1972 led to a long and adventurous career in international news. Listening Discretion is advised as some descriptions are of graphic nature.
60 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
#1 Steadicam operator Osvaldo "Ozzie" Silvera
An in depth conversation about use and history of the Steadicam in film and television with operator Osvaldo "Ozzie" Silvera. His credits include the Academy Award winning motion picture "Moonlight" as well as countless music videos including Drake's "God's Plan" and Dua Lipa's "New Rules".
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