Vitaly Bokser chats with Andy Hendrickson, a stand-up comedian. We discuss comedy, how he writes jokes, got his start, got on Letterman, and going to film from comedy.
Vitaly Bokser and Ari Gold, Director, Actor and Musician, discuss his film “Adventures of Power” starring Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, Chiu Chi Ling and Shoshannah Stern. Plus we discuss his short film “Helicopter”, about his mother passing in a Helicopter crash with promoter Bill Graham
Adventures of Power Feature Film – Trailer (Air Drumming Film!!!
Adventures of Power – Feature Film (Available to Watch online)
“Helicopter” Short Film
More work By Ari Gold on his site: http://arigoldfilms.com/
Vitaly Bokser and Ethan Young, Music Video Director, discuss his latest music video, Wet Leather “Yours and Mine”. We also delve into his other videos for UV Rays and Humeysha.
Ethan Young’s Website: http://www.ethansamuelyoung.com/
Wet Leather – “Yours and Mine” Music Video
HUMEYSHA – “Burma Between You And Me” Music Video
UV RAYS – “Brothers” Music Video
Vitaly Bokser chats with Eythan Maidoff about the latest project he worked on, a movie shot in Egypt, the pitfalls of going to a far away land to make a film. We also touch upon gear, rental houses and being a working DP.
Eythan Maidoff’s Website: http://www.eythanmaidhof.com/
Vitaly Bokser interviews Eric Latek, the Director / Producer behind “Tiger”, a documentary film that takes place over 13 years about a Boxer, Gary “Tiger” Ballatto’s Life. Check it out here http://www.tigerthemovie.com/
Eric Latek’s Website: http://ericlatek.com/
TIGER Trailer Extended Edition
TIGER TRAILER 2
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Jesse started as kid acting in broadcast tv shows back in the 80’s such as “The Ellen Burstyn Show”. Eventually he decided to leave the business and pursue a degree… yes he actually went to college and studied business and engineering. During his time at school, his love for cinema got rekindled, and he came back both as an Actor and Producer on indie films.
One of those films, “Leaving Circadia” (that we both worked on), is making the festival circuit currently and gathering a lot of praise. If you actually want to see it, get some tickets its playing at the SOHO International Film Festival in NY May 2015. Heres a trailer below.
Another film we both worked on was “Other Plans” starring Jamie Kennedy. That film is currently planning a release this year in the states. Here is a trailer for that film.
I Interview John Michael Scholl about his long career in the TV biz.
John got into the business in the classic Hollywood style we read about in stories. He made his way from a small town to LA with only his car – a 66 Mustang, some clothes, and $500 bucks in cash. After living in his car for a week and showering at Santa Monica beach he decided to get in touch with his Aunt. She got him on a set for a day where she worked and the rest as they say is history. A chance encounter with Kevin Spacey trying to kick him off the lot led to Kevin getting a job for John with Ian McKellen. Yes the Ian McKellen. Gandalf!
John has worked on a multitude of reality and TV documentaries, ranging from The Bachelorette to Nat Geo’s “Border Wars” to CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh”.
So check out the episode to hear more and below you can find some links to John’s work that we discuss.
1) CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh”
2) Nat Geo’s “Border Wars” (note: I couldnt find the promo but here is what an episode looks like)
3) Travel Channels “Hotel Impossible”
4) ABC’s “The Bachelorette”
I chat with Evan Mathew Weinstein, Writer/Director of “Leaving Circadia”. A Feature film that has been making the rounds at festival circuits and garnering strong praise and recognition for its easily lovable story. The FIlm stars Evan Mathew Weinstein, Drew Seltzer, Reginald Huc, Zack Griffiths, Larisa Polonsky, Michael Cerveris (Fringe, Tony Winner), Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ), Joseph R. Gannascoli (The Sopranos), Stoya (Adult Film Star)
Evan and I go into detail on the process of making the movie, what lesson he’s learned from shooting his first film, the pitfalls of having a long post production process, and then hitting the festival circuit – to now finally being in discussions with distributors to sell the film.
Its hard making movies – and one thing is clear from my chat with Evan that he will make more films. And I for one want to work with Evan again as his Cinematographer as he is a talented writer/actor/director that clearly has a strong vision for his films.
Watch the Trailer below. And then head on over to the films facebook page to learn more about how you can support and watch the film.
I Interview Joe Eckardt about his long career in the film business. Starting out as a PA he worked his way up fairly quickly to working under some of hollywoods biggest actors, Nicolas Cage, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Val Kilmer. From that point on he went onto direct his own films and casting known talent basically at the onset of his directing career.
The films we cover here are and whats great is you can go buy them. Links included.
1. “Dreaming in Black and White” – One of his only shorts starring Malik Yoba
2. Champion, a doc about Danny Trejo.
3. “High Hopes” which is a stoner type comedy with a long list of cast members we all know, Jason Mewes, Corin Nemec, David Faustino, Lacey Chabert, Edward Furlong, and the list goes on.
4. “Yitzy” is short film he shot starring Jason Mewes and Alexis Suarez.
5. Lastly for this first part we touch upon “Pizza Man“, a superhero kids comedy, starring Frankie Muniz but really we delve into it in part 2 next week.
In each of these films Joe has managed to sell each film and bring an insight into the other-side of filmmaking that most indie filmmakers ignore – The Business side! Selling movies.
In Part 02 we continue our discussion with Joe and go further into how he got and made Pizza Man, a 2.5 million dollar film Joe Produced and Directed. We also discuss our latest film that we co-produced called “Other Plans” starring Jamie Kennedy.
So for all those who care about such things have a listen and Im sure you’ll enjoy this POD.
Music for the podcast provided by www.bensound.com. Check him out.