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Sitting Down with Polina Kourakina

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Polina Kourakina

Polina Kourakina

Indie Nation Listeners, we have a very special treat for you. We managed to catch up with the lovely and talented Polina Kourakina. An artists with a very unique and awesomely pleasant style. Listen in as we discuss her music.

Also, if you are in the greater Cleveland area, be sure and check out her FREE show at The Beachland Tavern. The fun show starts at 7:30 PM, tomorrow, January 26, 2013. Lumpy will be there and hopes to see you as well.

Cameo Cleveland: Corrisa Bragg

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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.

Stupid As Charged 007 – Highway Robbery, Bath Salts, Christmas Lights, and How Not to Get a Ride

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Stupid As Charged Number 007

Bardus est ut Bardus Does

This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird or in some other manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In this episode… some “hoodlums” take “highway robbery” to a whole new level, putting up the Christmas decorations early and an interesting way to get driven home.

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – The Blurry Dude

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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.

Blurry Dude, Blurry Chick, That Guy and Henchman Number 3

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Alan Clay and Stewert Fulljames

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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.

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – William McGrath, Indie Film Buff

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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:

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Taylor Trimarchi

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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 Trimarchi

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.

Eric Simons, Anthony Ly and Joel Anger at the 2011 International Indie Gathering

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This particular interview is with Eric Simons, Anthony Ly and Joel Anger. In one way, shape or form they were involved in the film “Gotta Light?” which placed second in the short comedy film category. This interview falls into the comedy category and must also be tagged NOT SAFE FOR WORK.  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.

2011 Indie Gathering Interview – Corissa Gay – Young Talented Actress

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An Interview with the First Place Actress in the 14-17 Year Category, Corissa Gay

This particular interview is with Corissa Gay, a young talented actress. 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.

Corissa Gay - First Place in Age Group in the Acting Competition

Corissa Gay is a 17 year old actress from Columbia Station, Ohio.  While you might not expect a wanning teen to have experience, this young talent started out young and has almost a decade of acting under her belt.  You may also recognize her voice for she is the one in the intro for these interviews who says “way over the top” and the Russian fortune teller in the series outro. She is also the festival’s First Place winner for the acting competition in her age group.

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