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37 minutes | 6 years ago
#KateConwayIsAJerk with Kate Conway (Duh!): Episode 108
Kate Conway isn't actually a jerk but she plays one on TV...er, the web. We chat with Kate about her webseries that started as a joke/spinoff from another show she is involved in (care to guess which one that is? Hint: We mention it a lot on this podcast). Watch more #KateConwayIsAJerk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prC0v8qz5rQ) Also you can watch Kate in that other popular series, Out with Dad (outwithdad.com). Stay connected with us! www.LimitedReleasePodcast.ca www.twitter.com/LmtdRelease www.facebook.com/LimitedRelease
10 minutes | 6 years ago
REVIEW Battlefield Friends: LR Episode 107
This week join Nick as he reviews Machinima's hit animated web series, Battlefield Friends. Watch more Battlefield Friends (https://www.youtube.com/show/battlefieldfriends) Subscribe to Vessel to get early access to BFFs and many, many other awesome web series (vessel.com) Stay connected with us! www.LimitedReleasePodcast.ca www.twitter.com/LmtdRelease www.facebook.com/LimitedRelease
30 minutes | 6 years ago
Tahmoh Penikett & Erin Karpluk in Riftworld Chronicles: Episode 106
You may have seen an impressive short film last year called The Portal that featured a lost, interdimensional wizard who becomes lost in our world and enlists the help of a travel agent. Or maybe you didn't, there was a lot of stuff that came out last year. It followed with a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a web series that would continue the story. A few months after successfully reaching their goal and we now have that new series. Riftworld Chronicles retells the story of The Portal and continues the adventure with the wizard, Alar (Tahmoh Penikett), as he wanders our strange world and tries to restore his powers in order to return home. He meets Kim (Erin Karpluk), a struggling journalist who just needs a break, to help him navigate our realm. Thanks to the CBC for arranging this interview. Watch the original short film The Portal (http://bit.ly/1SakZ0z). Watch the first episode of Riftworld Chronicles here (http://bit.ly/1fBTT0D). Visit the Riftworld Chronicles website for lots of more goodies on the show, including fan art, photos and announcements for a possible Season 2. (http://riftworldchronicles.com/) Follow Limited Release on Twitter @LmtdRelease. And if you enjoyed this episode, help the podcast out by giving it a review on iTunes.
55 minutes | 6 years ago
Making a long-distance web series with The Late, Late News: Episode 105
This week LR is interviewing The Late, Late News crew: created by Chris Hadley (also writer of Snobby Robot) and starring James Chillingworth and Manny Fajardo. A new satirical sketch comedy that pokes fun at news, newsmakers and the news media - inside a wacky late night newscast! The beauty of this show is how they manage to write, shoot and release episodes over long distances. The crew and actors are spread out over as many as 3 separate locations so they coordinate with one another on how to shoot their own segments and then assemble them together. Watch The Late, Late News web series right here (www.youtube.com/TheLateLateNews) You can find Limited Release on Twitter at @LmtdRelease Check out the show notes for this episode at www.LimitedReleasePodcast.ca as well as other episodes. Please subscribe and leave a review if you like what you're hearing.
93 minutes | 6 years ago
Geeking out with the Super Geeked Up trio: Episode 104
Want to hear my horrible impression of the Thing as I try to pick up a girl in a bar? Yup, that's in this episode. Super Geeked Up is a live entertainment show that features web series creators and other guests to talk about all things pop culture geeky, as well as the shows that they create. It's a hell of a fun show to tune into every week and it completely distracts me from the work I'm doing around 11pm, but it is well worth it to get some laughs and take part in the show over Twitter. You can tune in Wednesday nights at 11pm EST and watch the mayhem unfold as hosts Jeff Burns, Tonya Dodds and Nicole Wright invite a slew of guests to debate topics from "What is the most effective weapon in a zombie apocalypse?" to "What was your reaction to the Superman v Batman trailer?". They also play some amazing improv and trivia games during the show and welcome people to join in over Twitter to submit their own answers (which do get read on air if they are funny enough). At Vancouver Web Fest I did a short episode with Jeff and Nicole where I turned the tables on them and asked them to submit an answer to "Which superhero or supervillain would you sleep with?" Nicole had since left the festival (I assume to avoid answering the question) so we start off this episode with getting her comic-book booty call of choice. Super Geeked Up is still a young pup having only been on the air for a few years, but it has already become an award-winning show with a great following. This year they've taken to the road, performing SGU Live at conventions and festivals. Check they're list of planned events this year and see if you can catch one of their shows. You might even wind up a part of the show on-stage.
67 minutes | 6 years ago
Goodbye to Surfing Aliens: Episode 103
Tim Keaty has announced that he will no longer be producing new episodes of his podcast, Surfing Aliens. This is a bittersweet episode because while it's sad to hear that we won't be hearing new episodes of Tim interviewing web series creators, it's because he's devoting more time to a passion of his. He is on a path to becoming a very talented art director and props master for film productions (and hopefully a web series or two). And so I brought him on to have one last mic session with the Surfing Aliens host to talk about his pursuit of happiness in life, which involves a struggle that many know all too much about (breaking free from a job that is unsatisfying while balancing the responsibilities of a family). Finally, we end it with Tim's #AlienLife tip for living a better, happier life. It's been a pleasure sharing the airwaves with this man and I wish him all the best in the future. Episodes of Surfing Aliens will still remain available for listening for the rest of this year. Now would be the time to check out past episodes and re-listen to some of your favourites.
44 minutes | 6 years ago
Out With Dad is funding Season 4 with Patreon Episode 102
The successful and popular series, Out with Dad, has returned for another season following the story of Rose and Nathan dealing with the former's experiences after coming out of the closet. Jason Leaver left Season 3 with an ending that he and many fans were satisfied with. Leading up to it's release, the series creator affirmed that it would be the last season for the show and that he would move on to other projects. Part of that statement has turned out to be true: while Jason has indeed started working on other projects (#KateConwayIsAJerk for one) it appears he just can't stay away from his baby for at least one more round. To keep on top of the web series game you've got to be as innovative as you are creative, and to this point Jason has turned to a different method to take care of the production bill. Patreon is a crowdfunding platform launched in 2013 that allows fans or "patrons" to support artists by donating a set amount of money for each work of art made. So for web series, this means a viewer subscribes to paying money for either each episode released or each month. Out with Dad Season 4 is using Patreon to fund the next chapter in its story. Jason talks about how he decided to bring the show back for another season and how using Patreon has changed how he is filming it. @OutWithDad on Twitter
38 minutes | 6 years ago
Caledonia Season 3 with creator Amy Hoff: Episode 101
I met Amy Hoff during a particularly sordid night tweeting along with Super Geeked Up. She told me about her series, Caledonia, having a season 3 on the way so naturally I wanted to ask her more about it. Once I found out it was set in Scotland and featured many popular folklore monsters and creatures, it had me hooked. When recently-divorced police officer Leah Bishop is offered a transfer and a promotion to the Glasgow branch of Interpol, she jumps at the chance to leave the past behind. She soon discovers her fellow officers are monsters from Scottish folklore, and they have recruited her to help solve a very human crime. Amy Hoff is actually folklorist who studied the storytelling of the supernatural at the University of Glasgow. On top of being an academic on all things that go bump in the night, she's also an author having written Caledonia as a novel before it was decided to make it into a series. But let her tell you all about that. We talk about her fascination with folklore and how that has motivated her to become a director of her series to continue the storytelling tradition for this new age.
47 minutes | 6 years ago
Steve Silverman tells all about his new secret series, Club 5150: Episode 100
First of all, YAY! This is Limited Release's 100th Episode! God, this podcast feels old all of a sudden. From now on we're doing away with the whole episode vs. bonusode naming scheme. It's just going to be straight up episodes from now on, sometimes featuring reviews and sometimes featuring interviews. Simple! And what an episode to ring in the big one-double-O than this fantastic episode with creator Steve Silverman (Pretty, The Inn), who gives up all the dirt a new series he's working on that's been top secret until now. Steve is the kind of guy who likes to hold his cards close to his chest, waiting until the timing is right before announcing anything big about his projects. And I am so honoured that he decided to reveal on LR the details for his new series in development, Club 5150. Until now only the show's logo was revealed, but now if you listen to the episode you'll get many, MANY more details including the explanation behind the title, who is cast in it, and when it'll be launched. Steve cursed my name several times during the episode for all of the juicy details he was giving up (and to my defense, it took very little asking) and we ended up covering much more ground outside of just Club 5150, including how he gets inspiration for his writing, how he gets celebrities excited to act for him, and a story involving a party at Joss Whedon's (Edit: Steve later corrected himself and said it was actually JJ Abrams. I guess when you work in LA like he does, you mix those two up pretty easily. It's tough hanging around stars all the time, eh Steve?) Follow Club 5150 on Twitter to get more details when they are announced. @Club5150Series
19 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest Award Winner's Circle - Bonusode #083
Coming up we have the last bit of recorded content from VanWebFest. Right after the awards show during the gala, I ran around chatting it up with many of the winners to ask them about their win, find out more news about their shows (hint: Still the Series had a lot to share) and to recap how the festival impacted everyone. What you're about to hear is a series of short interviews with several web series creators and actors, including Matthew Carvery (Asset), Elizabeth Neal (LARPs), Andra Sheffer (IPF Executive Director), Camille Chastrusse (Discrépance), Ian Hubert (Dynamo), Daniel Aste (LA Macabre) and Jonathan Holbrook (Still). So there's a packed bunch of web celebs to hear from, the winner's circle of Vancouver Web Fest. Obviously I missed a few as the evening was winding down and people were getting into a party mood, but thanks to those who talked to me a bit before the party took off and the festival came to a close. Thank you for listening to the VanWebFest series that Limited Release has put out the past few weeks. I hope you've enjoyed them and gotten to know some more about some of your favourite web series and been introduced to some new ones. Be sure to subscribe to keep getting more episodes as they come out, we've got a few in the chamber ready to fire over the next few weeks so get ready and listen on. Enjoy the bonusode!
29 minutes | 6 years ago
Bringing Vampire-Sexy Back with Red Spring: Episode 99
As of today Red Spring has reached its IndieGoGo crowdfunding goal: $6,000 in 24 days. Jeff Sinasac (actor from Clutch, Asset) who wrote the screenplay has said that it is his attempt to help restore vampire movies to what they used to be: hungry and fearsome. No sparkles. No love drama. He and Tonya Dodds (host Super Geeked Up) are co-producing the feature and have assembled a fine crew of vampire hunters like Lindsey Middleton (Out with Dad), Elysia White (Haphead), Jonathan Robbins (Out with Dad), and notorious cinematographer Tom Antos. Now would be the time to give towards their stretch goals so you can then sit back and watch the movie happen knowing you helped push it further. With each spurt of blood, you could say "That was what my money went toward." In fact, they should just start selling spurts of blood. What a cool perk: Give $50 to the project and we'll add an extra gallon of bloodiness. At the end I surprised the two with a vampire movie test to see how much of a fan of the genre these two actually are. Listen to the interview and play along at the end to see if you truly can call yourself a vampire hunter or if you're just cattle.
11 minutes | 6 years ago
A "Porgy" of Web Series Creators: Slice, LARPs, Dynamo and Late Bloomer - Bonusode #082
Porgy = An podcast episode featuring an orgy of web series creators in one interview We're running low on Vancouver Web Fest material, but there are a couple of great ones left to listen to. Check out this one featuring as many web series folk as I could fit into the circle: Marzy Hart and Craig Coffman (Slice), Elizabeth Neale (LARPs), Nate Taylor (Dynamo) and a cameo appearance by Kaye Kittrell (Late Bloomer Show). They just kept coming in and talking to me so the fun never stopped. We talk about who we're rooting for in the awards show, each person's personal recommendations for what to watch and also start the hashtag #SaveTheBeard for myself. LARPs currently is finishing up their Indiegogo campaign and has reached their funding goal, so now would be a good time to add a bit more to it, take advantage of the perks and watch their season 2 episodes happen.
10 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest Interview with the Late Bloomer Show - Bonusode #081
Let your ears take in the awesome ambience in this one. The sounds of Granville Island are very fitting for this interview. I miss the BC weather so badly. Back in Ontario it's getting nicer but while I was in Vancouver I was able to sit outside with the lovely Kate Kittrell and talk to her about her series. The Late Bloomer Show is a series and blog for those who love to learn how to grow their own food. Kaye got the idea one day when she "got in touch with her dirt" as she will tell you, and started out shooting her show with an iPhone 4. She now has just released her 60th episode and works with an editor plus an equipment upgrade. But the most impressive part of this series is that Kaye manages to shoot all of the footage herself and has taught herself how to be effective in shooting nature b-roll, capturing clean audio while living under a flight path in LA, as well as how to garden the hell out of her yard. Fans of gardening will love her show. Fans of shooting your series yourself will love the interview.
10 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest Interview with Fools For Hire - Bonusode #080
Let me take this moment to remind you that Limited Release is an explicit podcast. This also includes all sorts of good/bad puns. You've been warned. Trying to wrangle the Fools for Hire at a party is a damn tough job. Stars Nick Harrison and Mike Cavers were bouncing all over the Vancouver Web Fest, "in servitude" to it as they put it. On the Friday they were decked out in their traditional pirate garb. Creator Neil Every, who was also attending, had them off the their leashes apparently. Nick and Mike were the unofficial entertainers of the event and took over this episode. Seriously, I just sat back and watched it unfold before me. It's incredibly entertaining to listen to these gents and occassionally they bring it back to their show and talk about #AssClown and development on a Season 3. By the way, the clown that Nick mentions he hates the most is Puddles Pity Party (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tm1Np1zay18). You have to admit he does look a lot like Nick. I can see why they get mistaken for one another.
16 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest Interview with Carter Mason from JTS.tv - Bonusode #079
JTS.tv (Just the Story) is a web distributor that features many of LR's favourite shows to watch. Both creators and viewers alike enjoy JTS because it's fair for the creators to use to display their shows and it's ad-free for the viewers. Everyone wins. And the cost per month to get access to all of their shows is less than two cups of coffee. Click play and listen to my interview with Carter Mason and how JTS came about as well as what lies in store for the future.
7 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest Interview with College Humor's Spencer Griffin & Luke Kelly-Clyne - Bonusode #078
College Humor is my main, go-to source for distraction from work and it likely is yours, too. Spencer Griffin and Luke Kelly-Clyne were at VanWebFest leading a workshop on pitching your web series. Clearly from the success of CH they know their shit on what is entertaining and will be a hit on the web. Lots of excellent feedback was given to the potential series creators and, who knows, maybe something will emerge from them someday. There was one mystery project that stood out for them. Who knows? For now, listen to Spencer and Luke give their big 3 tips for pitching your show. It could prepare you for that 30 seconds in an elevator with an executive producer someday. One burning question I wanted to ask these gents was concerning the Power/Rangers short film from Joseph Kahn and the backlash from Haim Saban over copyright claims. CollegeHumor puts out a veritable ton of content that parodies other franchises, so naturally I wanted to know what their reaction was to what went down and if companies' concerns for the effect fan films can have are reasonable.
15 minutes | 6 years ago
Interview with Gregory Connor (Bennington Gothique) - Bonusode #077
It's Dark Shadows meets Gossip Girl. Bennington Gothique follows a woman who, after the death of her grandmother, sets out on a mission that leads her to the all-girl school, Bennington House. After talking with Gregory Connor you definitely get the familiar vibes of mystery, intrigue and drama that TV soaps were famous for. Clearly he's a man who has spent some time watching them and has followed the sage advice "write about what you know". The series is new to me but is now on my must-watch list. Especially after being nominated for Best Thriller at Vancouver Web Fest. It currently has 4 episodes out that introduce the characters and set the stage for the story and is running an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the rest of Season 1. So check it out and if you like what you see, consider supporting the series to go further with the story. Bennington Gothique on Twitter Bennington Gothique on Facebook
30 minutes | 6 years ago
Interview with George Brescia (Dress Up! with George B. Style) - Bonusode #076
You heard it here first, folks. George Brescia, image consultant to many Hollywood celebs, thinks that I rock the sexy, mountain-man look. Although he's not entirely fond of the shaggy beard. George hosts the reality web series "Dress Up! with George B. Style" where we follow him taking those who are in need of some "conscious dressing" for a big, red-carpet event. This man was so amazingly charming and delightful to talk with and his show gives me the warm-n-fuzzies seeing how he's able to help people say something bold with how they dress. You can watch the show over on Stage17.tv, a distribution channel that aims to bridge the theatrical world with the online world. Many of the series hosted on Stage17 showcase the world of stage theatre, in both reality/behind-the-scenes and fictional genres. George also has a book out called Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can't Go Naked, which has been called "The Secret" for fashion and is going on my bookshelf very soon. And, George...sorry but the beard stays. I will take your advice and trim it down though.
23 minutes | 6 years ago
Interview with Suzette Laqua, founder of VanWebFest - Bonusode #075
There's the intro that I recorded on the first day of the festival! So after you listen to that, I figured it only made sense to hear from the Vancouver WebFest founder, Suzette Laqua. How did the festival come into creation? What made her move into web series in the first place? And what is her favourite series to watch? Suzette was terribly enchanting to interview and I'd like to thank her for (eventually) giving me some of her time. Running a festival is no easy feat and does not leave one with a lot of time to talk to bearded podcasters, but she gave me some time to talk into the mic and had a big smile on the entire weekend. The 2nd year of the festival was a success and here's to hoping for a 3rd next year. LR would be glad to come back. http://www.vancouverwebfest.com/ @VanWebFest on Twitter
22 minutes | 6 years ago
VanWebFest with Jeff Burns & Tonya Dodds (Super Geeked Up) - Bonusode #074
Nick gets geeky with the Super Geeked Up team. Jeff Burns and Tonya Dodds host a weekly web show where the many geeky questions of the universe are asked and answered: like what would your dream team Star Trek crew be? Which supervillain would you sleep with? And many more. Check out their show live every Wednesday at SuperGeekedUp.com. @SuperGeekedUp on Twitter Super Geeked Up on Facebook #SGU
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