2012.02.04 – Indie Soup Live with Guests, “Dear You”
This week we are pleased to have musical guest, the members of the band, “Dear You”. Listen as we talk with them and spin some of their most excellent music. Louis Moore (drums), Danny Davis (guitar), and Mason McDonald (vocals/bass), 3 of the bands 4 members, were kewl enough to take some time our their schedule and join us via VOIP for an interview.
An Interview with Corrisa Bragg
Recently, I got a chance to interview my friend Corissa Bragg a local singer/songwriter and actress. We chatted a bit about acting, music, her upcoming journey to India, and her last hurrah here in Cleveland before the big trip.
Bragg recently stared in “My City” a short that follows a young musician on a course of self discovery as she decides what to do with her future. The film was written and directed by local filmmaker Kyle Retter and was shot in partnership with Shoot It Already Films this summer. It will be premiering at Arts in Collinwood December 28, 2011, at 7 o’clock and admission is free. Come early for some great food, drink, and a chance to hang out with the cast and crew, doors open at 6.
Stunt Men and Actors
This particular interview is with Brenden Potter and Mitchell Mack. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.
This particular interview is with a dude that goes by “The Blurry Dude”. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.
Listen in as The Blurry Dude gives us the full story of how this vidcast which reviews things indie came to be. He also gives some excellent advice for those who wish to podcast and vidcast. So join Lump and Blurry Dude as we talk new media order and tech. Be sure and check out his work at The Blurry Dude.
Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames and Butterfly Crush
This particular interview is with Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.
Mr. Clay is a published author and is the writer, director and producer of the the film “Butterfly Crush” which won first place feature drama at this year’s gathering. Mr. Fulljames is the art director for the film. This duo trekked all the way from New Zealand for this year’s event and were gracious enough to give us about 20 minutes of their time for this interview. Join us by listening in as they talk about the film, this awesome event and the new media order.
Cameo Cleveland – Cleveland, I Love You
By: Giorgiana Lascu
October 16, 2011
I got a chance to catch up with the producers of “Cleveland, I Love You”; Eric Swinderman and Mark Pengryn and the film’s casting director, Amy Swinderman this past Sunday. What drew me to this project is the level of professionalism that this project brings to Cleveland. In a city where so many projects don’t even see the light of day these filmmakers have aspired not only showcase Cleveland talent, but to change the whole industry standard in this city.
The film has just come out of the casting process with some big local names including Robin Swoboda, Vic Gideon, Leon Bibb and a multitude of other talented Clevelanders. The cast list is huge, but loaded with some fantastic actors who’s work I’ve been lucky enough to catch: Christian Prentice, Mike Goulis, Jennifer Dillon Boczek, Patricia Valestin, and Jackson Biesecker. And by no means is the talent only in front of the camera, besides the fact that Eric and Mark are award winning filmmakers, the other directors on the project have produced some superb work… Sage O’Bryant, Robert Banks, and Tony Hartman… any more talent and I’m going to have to change my panties.
This particular interview is with William McGrath who is an indie film buff. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.
William was kind enough to give us about 20 minutes of his time. Time he could have used doing what he loves to do, watching indie films. He was attending this event courtesy of WCSB. This was Mr. McGrath’s third year attending this awesome event and he was kind enough to give us his thoughts on the event and also give us his opinion on the following films:
Interview and Live Recording of The Hush Now on 2011.10.07
Three of our staff were fortunate enough to catch up with The Hush Now at The Roc Bar in Cleveland, Ohio. The band, management and the club were kewl enough to set us up with and interview and recording the band. We must confess that our staff was very excited with being able to catch this great band. Special thanks to Rachel Miller of Big Picture Media for setting all of this up for us.
The Boston based band consists of Noel Kelly (vocals/guitar), Adam Quane (lead guitar), Barry Marino (drums), Pat MacDonald (bass) and, the latest addition, John Millar (keyboards). Join us as Georgie, Boz and Lumpy sit down with them for both a casual and chaotic interview.
An Interview with Producer, Writer, Director, and Cinematographer, Taylor Trimarchi
This particular interview is with Taylor Trimarchi (IMDb). He is a producer, director, writer, cinematographer and editor. This is one of many interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.
Taylor’s had two films in this year’s competition. He placed first in both the micro horror and short drama/comedy categories. Taylor has been doing quite a bit in indie film for a good number of years. Taylor is also the director of The Reel Show. You can find out more about the films he has created at his Vimeo Page. You can follow and connect with Mr. Trimarchi on Twitter and at LinkedIn.
Taylor also works with Shoot It Already Films and director Zac Jones. He also participated, as a cinematographer, in this year’s 48 Hour Film Project with the entry “Blanket Party”. You can also check out his newest endeavor, a web video comic series, “Cannibals and Kings” which is expected to launch very soon.
2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Put On the Spot – Actress Giorgiana Lascu Interviews Film Score Composer Danny Ryan
On the Spot and Not on the Couch
This particular interview is a bit different. While it is another one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering which is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area, it is different from all the others in one respect.
What makes this one different is that it is not conducted by Lumpy. I know from much experience with “wannabes” that out of 100 people who come to me wishing to learn how to podcast less than 10 will actually follow through and do a single show. After that, less than 1 will actually stick with it long enough to put 7 shows under their belt. Most end up fading away with excuses about jobs, family, bad microphones and “the dog virus ate my podcast”.
When I met Georgie, as she likes to be called, she had expressed and interest in interviewing folks involved in indie film. I also know from years of teaching people the best way to get them going is to get them doing. Let them sit on the couch too long, they loose motivation to boredom and being “taught” too much. If the spark starts something smoldering, one best put wood on it while it is still hot.
She seemed genuinely interested and motivated. I asked her if I could put her on the spot and she agreed. Not only did she do a great job on this, he first ever, stone-cold-on-the-spot-with-no-prep-time interview, she is now one of our stations newest interns and still motivated as ever. While she did actually sit on a couch for this particular interview, she is not a couch-sitter like the 99% percent who spend most of their life dreaming and wishing. Georgie did a “georgous” job by “doing” this interview. She also placed second in the acting competition. You can get in touch with Georgie at firstname.lastname@example.org and friend this young talented actress on Facebook. You can also soon see her act in a soon to be released episode of The Black Ice Chronicles.
Speaking of young and talented, opposite on the couch from our green staff member, sat an equally young and talented film score composer. While I did not get to check out much of Danny Ryan‘s work at the event, he was nice enough to give me a DVD of his work. I have watched it three times since the event and absolutely love how he adds much emotion to the scenes he scored. There is a difference between background music and a film score. Background music is just that. A film score adds drama and impact to a scene. This young man really gets that. I particularly like the “alphabet soup” scene.
Danny and Georgie may not have technically done the best interview. I have taught Georgie much about using the Zoom since her first five minutes of exposure to it. However, they are both excellent examples of advice given by many producers, actors, writers, directors and almost every single individual I interviewed at the event. You become a writer, director, producer, actor or whatever by writing, directing, producing, acting or whatevering. I know that if you listen to this interview, you will see that they both have fire and passion in them for what they do. I don’t see these two fading away.
I must confess, that I often get frustrated with all the wannabes out there.. they burn me out and wear me down… they make me feel like I am wasting my time. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a hater, it is not like that.. each to their own. All I ask is that one act in honesty and stop teasing with false promises. It seems that more like to live in denial and avoidance than reality. Get off the dam couch.
It is just nice to see something like this ignite to something more. I am confident that you will hear more from both of these young “doers”. It was a real joy and pleasure to meet both of them and watch an idea actually grow into something more. Hippies like myself live for those moments.
Regarding The Indie Gathering, the event is a must attend for anyone in the independent film industry. Whether you score movies, act, edit, direct, do make-up, costume or special effects, this is an event that you should mark on your calendar each and every year. The event features many, many screenings in three simultaneously running screening rooms, many seminars and demonstrations for all who attend and contests for those who enter. You can find out more about this event over at theindiegathering.com.
Ray is involved in or responsible for:
- The 48 Hour Film Project
- Worldeonline (World Entertainment Online)
- Cleveland Academy for Self Defense
- The Warrant Unit Cleveland
- North Coast Casting
- The Reel TV Network
- 2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Nan Slocum and Edmund Messina – Lily’s Mom and IVT Productions (indienation.fm)
- 2011 Indie Gathering Interview – William A. Alexander – Travelin’ Light Productions (indienation.fm)
- 15th Annual Indie Gathering – 2011 update 28 Aug (indienation.fm)
- An Interview with Brian C. Lawlor of Shock Star Studios (indienation.fm)
This particular interview is with Nan Slocum and Edmund Messina. This is one of many in a series of interviews at the 2011 Indie Gathering. It is an annual international event usually held at the Westlake Holiday Inn in the greater Cleveland, Ohio area. This was the event’s fifteenth year.