I had Victoria Adams on today and wow, what a delightful person she is. She's such an upbeat, happy person. I've been very familiar with her work for probably two decades, and she always exhibits at prominent Indian Market events. Victoria is known for her beautifully designed jewelry and she makes custom handbags that are to die for.This year at SWAIA Indian Market, she won the best of class for the diverse arts category, which is a big, big deal. Her entry was very unique mixed-media sculpture that included a tripod with glass containers. It was a piece of three-dimensional art that really meant a lot to her and we talked a lot about it.We talk about the importance Indian market, her career, and how she went from really not being in the arts to being a powerhouse in the world of - not only native arts - but just arts, period. So this was a very fun and enjoyable podcast. I really did have a great time with Victoria Adams.
[00:30] Fake News Admits Trump Might Win (13 minutes) Prominent fake news outlets can no longer deny that Donald Trump is polling really well in advance of the 2024 presidential election—and media personalities reporting on the polls can't hide their terror at the thought of four more years of Trump. [13:00] Newt Gingrich Exposes the Communist Infiltration of America (19 minutes) Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is writing a series in the American Spectator about the Communist infiltration of America. Barack Obama publicly admitted that he planned to “fundamentally transform” the U.S., and he is still orchestrating this transformation behind the scenes. Conservative Treehouse writer Mark Bradman, known as Sundance, stated in a recent article that Joe Biden “was installed by the Obama network for a single four-year term”—but Biden's support within the Democratic Party is waning as he ages and as more evidence of his corruption is revealed. [32:00] DOJ (Sort of) Charges Ray Epps (11 minutes) The Department of Justice has finally indicted Ray Epps, but it's just a single misdemeanor. If everyone who went into the Capitol during the fake insurrection is a dangerous domestic terrorist, then why did the DOJ wait so long to charge Epps for encouraging people to “go into the Capitol”? [43:10] News of the Work (4 minutes) [47:05] Become Deeply Converted (8 minutes) Malachi's Message warns that God is testing the depth of His people's conversion. To become truly converted and grow in godly character, we must use the Word of God by applying it in our lives.
The Business of Hollywood Lee Stobby, LeeStobby.com – The Sharkpreneur podcast with Seth Greene Episode 972 Lee Stobby Lee Stobby has over 15 years of management and producing experience and focuses on championing strong independent voices and quality cinema and television. He is a literary manager, producer, and principal of 2B CONT'D. His success can be attributed to his passion, extensive knowledge, and enthusiasm for films. This has enabled him to, on numerous occasions, discover raw, exciting new talent and build them into juggernauts in Hollywood. Some of his client highlights include: Shay Hatten (JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3, JOHN WICK 4, ARMY OF THE DEAD, ARMY OF THIEVES, DAY SHIFT), Kate Trefry (STRANGER THINGS), Isaac Adamson (#1 Black List script BUBBLES), Rodney Ascher (ROOM 237, THE NIGHTMARE, A GLITCH IN THE MATRIX), and Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (Cannes winner THE TRIBE and upcoming THE TIGER starring Alexander Skarsgård and Dane DeHaan). Recently, he produced dark comedy feature FOIBLES, a dark comedy starring John Karna, Carina Conti, and Deborah Wilson, which is currently in post and is the Fantasia alum Ryan Oksenberg's feature film debut. Stobby's other Producing highlights and credits include SISTER AIMEE, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was released by 1091; WILDLING starring Bel Powley, Liv Tyler and Brad Dourif and which sold to IFC and premiered at the 2017 SXSW; HOW TO BE ALONE staring Maika Monroe and Joe Keery; PEOPLING, starring Kimmy Robertson and Josh Fadem which played at Fantasia, Fantasic Fest, and Sitges and has over 30 million online views; MUNCHAUSEN written and directed by Ari Aster; PLAY ME, a new horror short by Caleb Phillips (SXSW winning filmmaker behind THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BOX, which has over 10 million views online). As for development, Stobby has a horror satire from Sundance and Cannes Auteur filmmaker Rodney Ascher with Greg Silverman's Stampede Ventures producing alongside Stobby, as well as feature development set up with Matt Reeves' 6th and Idaho, Charlize Theron's Denver and Delilah, Darren Aronofsky's Protozoa, Universal, Timur Bekmambetov's Bazelevs, and Netflix. Listen to this informative Sharkpreneur episode with Lee Stobby about the business of Hollywood. Here are some of the beneficial topics covered on this week's show: - How working with people with intense personalities, like actors, taught hi valuable lessons about dealing with challenging situations. - Why it's important to be a warrior in Hollywood and fight for your art and its quality. - How people in Hollywood often pass on films that end up being masterpieces. - Why it's important to understand what audiences want and then find creative ways to cater to their expectations while staying true to your art. - How it's important to create unique, smart, and compelling content to attract audiences. Connect with Lee: Guest Contact Info Twitter @LeeStobby Instagram @leestobby Facebook facebook.com/leestobby Links Mentioned: leestobby.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The droids have successfully obtaining the super-secret data from the Separatists, and then gotten stranded in THE VOID. We open on the droids and Corporal/Colonel Gascon in a sub-ground level city that is… occupied…? by people. Sort of.Gascon and WAC try to get food and power, in the local diner, but are denied service. WAC follows some space-cockroaches to the dumpster behind the diner, where Gascon is reluctant to dine. There they run into a clone that doesn't know he's a clone despite Gascon telling him he is one. Gregor, the lost clone, starts to ask his diner-owner boss some questions, but gets no answers.Gascon rushes to the clone's house, where Gascon reveals his true identity to him… that of Captain Gregor after R2 pulls up his service files. The traumatic amnesia he got from his final battle starts to fade and memories start to flood back. After a shave and a haircut Gregor goes to the diner to retrieve his armor and weapons with the help of the droid posse.The team, now whole, discovers a plot by the Separatists to load a very explosive material into a shuttle and blow up a cruiser in orbit. Gregor goes sickhouse on the separatists droids to allow the R2 posse an escape path. BZ (with Gascon inside) goes down! Gregor runs to their rescue, with the R2 posse on the ship, Gregor tells them to leave without him. He pulls a Butch and Sundance level final battle… leaving it up to the viewer if he survives or not. So, listener, is your glass of blue milk half empty or half full?Then the Radio Announcer gives us a literal 3 sentence summary of the past three episodes. (He's better at his job than I am at this.) D Squad arrives aboard the Jedi cruiser to discover no one there, except some holograms on the bridge. When the cruiser jumps to hyperspace, they learn it's actually being piloted by Separatist droids! After some light droid-on-droid crime, D-Squad discovers that the entire ship has been packed with fuel and rigged to explode! They meet up with some other Republic droids who were left behind, including Bunny, an LEP service droid, an MSE messenger droid, a GNK and a PLNK power droid, and a WED-15 Treadwell. Bunny informs the crew that the ship is headed for the Carida system, where Gascon knows a Republic Strategy Conference is about to be held - the Jedi Council and much of Republic command will be there! D-Squad realizes they have to do something, but they are spotted by a buzz droid and attacked by its friends. The battle rages! BZ decides to win the fight by opening the airlock, somehow forgetting that literally everyone except Gascon is designed to operate in the vacuum of space. This plan works for some reason, but at the cost of BZ being sucked into space with all the buzz droids. After Gascon gives a halftime pep talk, we come up with a new plan: everyone but R2 hides, and R2 does all the work by rigging the ship to blow early. The Treadwell is comedically killed while slowly crossing a hallway, because it's sad when an astromech dies, but not a Treadwell. When R2 has trouble with his part of the plan, Gascon finally decides that saving droids is important, and decides to try to help! But WAC-47 doesn't get the message, the shuttle leaves, and R2-D2 sacrifices himself, blowing up the cruiser before it reaches the station. Ha! No, R2 is fine, despite being in the room where the explosion literally started. Colonel Gascon says R2 can be his wingman anytime, but WAC-47 says actually, he has been assigned to be Gascon's wingman as we reach THE END.https://twitter.com/ClosingCrawlhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/closing-crawl/id1530133296https://www.closingcrawl.com/Merch at: https://bit.ly/spacetimetm
This week, we reach beyond our studios and bring you interviews from Wyoming PBS' Wyoming Chronicle. The United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia in September 1987. 234 years later, we visit Sheridan High School to hear the students in the We The People program. And, a building known as "Old Stoney" in Sundance was destined to be demolished. But then the community came together to save it.
Slappin' Glass sits down this week with the newly hired Head Coach of Wisconsin Green Bay MBB, Sundance Wicks. Coach Wicks brings a ton of energy and passion to the podcast as the trio dive into the areas of building "scout" specific and base defenses, hiding poor defenders, and the trio talk contagious culture, and advantages vs. movement during the always fun "Start, Sub, or Sit?!"To join coaches and staff from the NBA to High School from over 40 different countries taking advantage of an SG Plus membership, visit HERE!
Sundance favorite Sebastián Silva tells host Rico Gagliano about his self-described "misanthropic comedy" ROTTING IN THE SUN—the satirical story of a happy hedonist and a not-so-happy filmmaker who end up in the middle of a Hitchcockian mystery.Silva dishes on how he teamed up with superstar Instagrammer Jordan Firstman, the importance of self-mockery, and the film's already-infamous sex sequences featuring "all the d***s."ROTTING IN THE SUN is showing in select US theaters and releases exclusively on MUBI (almost) globally starting September 15th. MUBI is a global streaming service, production company and film distributor dedicated to elevating great cinema. MUBI makes, acquires, curates, and champions extraordinary films, connecting them to audiences all over the world. A place to discover ambitious new films and singular voices, from iconic directors to emerging auteurs. Each carefully chosen by MUBI's curators.
Amanda Lenker Doyle, CSA is a self-proclaimed treasure hunter. Obsessed with all things shimmery and bright, she has dedicated her life to the hunt for gems, jewels…and actors. An award-winning Casting Director, Amanda has been working in film and television casting for over 17 years. In 2022, her short film PLEASE HOLD was nominated for an Academy Award in the Live Action Short Film category! Some additional favorite credits to date include R#J (a Romeo & Juliet story) which swept Sundance and SXSW in 2021, film WE BROKE UP streaming now on Hulu, BLACK-ISH & THE MUPPETS for ABC, ZAC & MIA for Netflix and WAYNE streaming now on Amazon Prime. In addition to working as an independent Casting Director, Amanda served as the Treasurer and as an Executive Board Member of the Casting Society (of America) for 7 years. She is a burgeoning metal smith and jewel maker and strives to be a connector of artists in every aspect of her creative life. Amanda believes that every actor should have an opportunity to shine — and she can't wait to see what beautiful gems she digs up. Connect with Amanda: https://www.instagram.com/casting.amanda/ http:imdb.me/amandalenkerdoyle www.castingbyamanda.com Connect more with me: https://www.chonacas.com/podcast/ https://www.instagram.com/shesallovertheplacepodcast/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiechonacas/ If you enjoyed the episode, please share with one person and consider leaving a 5 star & review on Apple Podcasts as it really supports me as an Independent Podcaster :) Thank you!
The feature-length documentary follows Philadelphia Eagles team captain and All-Pro center Jason Kelce throughout the 2022-23 season Kelce, a feature-length documentary that follows Philadelphia Eagles team captain and All-Pro center Jason Kelce throughout the 2022-23 season, will premiere September 12 exclusively on Prime Video, just ahead of the return of Thursday Night Football, which kicks off exclusively on Prime Video with the Minnesota Vikings visiting Kelce's Eagles on Thursday, September 14.Kelce is the latest addition to the Prime membership. Prime members in the U.S. enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership.Kelce is an intimate and emotional feature-length documentary that chronicles Philadelphia Eagles team captain and All-Pro center Jason Kelce's 2022-23 season, which began with him confronting one of the most challenging decisions any professional athlete will ever face-is now the time to hang it up? After deciding to return for his 12th NFL season, Kelce embarked on a remarkable journey, highlighted by the arrival of his third daughter; the debut of his chart-topping podcast New Heights, which he co-hosts with brother, Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis; and a history-making Super Bowl appearance that placed the entire Kelce family at the center of the sports world.But as the season came to a close, Kelce was still left grappling with what life looks like after he moves on from the game he loves, and if this hungry dog has one more run in him."Jason Kelce has established himself as one of the most compelling and influential characters in sports, both on and off the field," said Matt Newman, head of Prime Video Original sports content. "We're privileged to partner with Skydance Sports, 9.14 Pictures, Vera Y Productions, and NFL Films on this project, which welcomes fans into the psyche of one of the greatest centers in the history of the league for what is arguably the wildest and most eventful season of his illustrious career."Presented by Prime Video Sports and Skydance Sports, Kelce is produced by 9.14 Pictures, Vera Y Productions, and NFL Films. Kelce is executive produced by Connor Barwin; David Ellison, Jesse Sisgold, and Jon Weinbach of Skydance Sports; and Ross Ketover, Pat Kelleher, and Keith Cossrow of NFL Films. Sheena M. Joyce, Don Argott, and Larry Platt serve as producers. Argott also serves as director. Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0ld-xuh898ABOUT DON ARGOTT, SHEENA M. JOYCE AND 9.14 PICTURES Director and cinematographer Don Argott formed 9.14 Pictures with producer and director Sheena M. Joyce in 2002. Together with editor Demian Fenton, they created ROCK SCHOOL, the company's first feature-length documentary, about the Paul Green School of Rock Music in Philadelphia. After screening at Sundance and South by Southwest, and given rave reviews by Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Ebert & Roeper, ROCK SCHOOL was released worldwide theatrically in June 2005, on DVD in September 2005, and on A&E Television in 2006.The Art Of The Steal was named by Roger Ebert as one of the Best Documentaries of 2010. Last Days Here won awards at many festivals, including the IDFA PLAY Award for Best Music Documentary at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam. Other films include The Atomic States Of America, As The Palaces Burn, Slow Learners, Batman & Bill and Believer, which won the Best Documentary Award at the Hollywood Film awards as well as Best Documentary at the GLAAD Media Awards.FILMS ROCK SCHOOLTWO DAYS IN APRILTHE ART OF THE STEALLAST DAYS HERETHE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICAAS THE PALACES BURNSLOW LEARNERSBATMAN & BILLBELIEVERFRAMING JOHN DELOREANKEEP SWEETKURT VONNEGUT: UNSTUCK IN TIMEDIO DREAMERS NEVER DIEKELCETELEVISION THE BOND - 4 episodes -DiscoverySLUGFEST - 10 episodes - RokuUNSOLVED MYSTERIES "Washington Insider Murder" - NetflixCAT PEOPLE - 2 episodes - NetflixSPECTOR - 4 episodes -ShowtimeTHICK SKIN - 4 episodes - AMC Network Watch now on Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Kelce-Jason/dp/B0B6LVV89J
Dallas and Lee welcome back filmmaker and critic Billie Melissa Rogan to review Past Lives.Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora's family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/3206776/advertisement
Director Jacqueline Castel stops by to talk about her new paranormal romance feature "My Animal". This feature debuted to acclaim at Sundance earlier in 2023. Are science fiction and supernatural stories about transformations in your wheelhouse? Let us know! Send Summer an email, or leave a message in the comments below!
Lara and Carey return to the snow-capped holy land of Utah for a new season of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. But first, they check in on the Great Exodus of Burning Man 2023, and discuss the gaslight/gatekeep tactics of long-haul Burners. They also talk the confounding nature of AppleTV shows, and Carey laments flop alien invasions. Back in Salt Lake, Heather and Whitney "Wild" Rose attempt to mend their cousin schism, and plan a hillin' luncheon for all the girlies. Meredith fumes over Whitney trolling her bathub in the press. Lisa Barlow slays Sundance 2023 and is shocked by her son Jack's secret post-high school plans. Angie K introduces us to Monica, a federal government witness in the case against Jen Shah. And Mary Cosby makes her triumphant return.Listen to this episode ad-free AND get access to weekly bonus episodes + video episodes by joining the SUP PATREON.Be cheap as hell and get full-length videos of the pod for free by subscribing to the SUP YOUTUBE.Re-live the best moments of this iconic podcast by following the SUP TIKOK. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Jacqueline Castel is an internationally award-winning director, screenwriter, and curator based in NYC. Her short film work has been featured at more than fifty festivals worldwide, including Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam, BAMcinemaFest, Sitges, and Fantasia. She has written for and directed cult auteurs John Carpenter and Jim Jarmusch, and collaborated on a film with David Lynch for his Festival of Disruption in 2018. Her most recent short film, a portrait of Cannes award-winning actor Caleb Landry Jones, debuted on NOWNESS in 2021. Castel's work has appeared in The New York Times, The BBC, Dazed, VICE, Italian Vogue, Interview Magazine, and on AMC's Shudder. She earned her BFA with honors at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. My Animal is her feature film debut. artistdecoded.com jacquelinecastel.com instagram.com/jacquelinecastel myanimalfilm.com
What's up Bro's?! Football season is upon us so the boys are getting geared up for the Eagles opener. But that doesn't mean we didn't have time to get our Bravo on. We start out this week with RHOC where Heather is launching the HD Network. While she tried to explain the technology, it sounds a whole lot like YouTube, or Instagram, or any social media video platform. But Emily has an issue with Heather because of a little interaction she had. Heather tells Emily that Shannon was talking smack about Emily, but when Emily asks what was said, Heather says she can't tell her because its in the Vault... News gets out about the sale of Heather and Terry's home and the group is upset because they feel as though Heather should have told them about it. The tensions are high and it appears that Emily isn't the only one that has an issue with Heather. Then we are back to RHOSLC for what was an extremely refreshing season premier and a good reminder of why this show was once great. Lisa Barlow is doing her thing at Sundance and we learn that her son Jack has volunteered to go on a mission for the next two years. We're introduced to a new housewife, Monica, who we come to find out was one of the witnesses against Jen Shah. While working as her assistant Jen tried to drag her into her scheme and Monica blew the whistle on her to her cousin in the secret service. Heather is on fresh start kick and with the success of her book, her second location for her store and with the purchase of a new house, will this be a return to form for Heather? Either way, we are graced with Mary Cosby's presence once again and her lack of a filter and dry humor is a breath of fresh air. Tensions are still present between Meredith and Lisa but they at least plan to have a conversation about it. However, Meredith has a problem with an interview Whitney did, because she called the Meredith, Seth bath scene creepy... Which it was. But it was a great start to the new season and these Bro's are excited! Time Stamps: RHOC (14:13) RHOSLC (42:03) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Indie Talk, our special guest, Andrea Shreeman, discusses her filmmaking and director career, including winning Sundance in 2008 and directing the thriller Side Effect. She talks about launching the Hero Maker podcast to tell the story of the unsolved murders of her friends in college. Topics discussed: - Andrea's background and film/TV credits - The inspiration and creation of the Hero Maker podcast - Challenges in developing the story as a TV show and pivoting to a podcast - Details of the unsolved double-murder case of her friends in college - Impact of trauma and how it affects more than just immediate family/friends - Andrea's persistence in telling this story through different mediums - Potential for a $2 million grant coming from the podcast's impact - Andrea's future projects: feature films and teaching courses Enjoy! The MAKE IT podcast is brought to you by the Voice of the Filmmaker program, which is sponsored by Women in Film and Television, Nashville (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). If you like what we're doing, please donate here: https://www.bonsai.film/donate. How you can continue to enjoy MAKE IT content: Subscribe to the MAKE IT YouTube channel. Subscribe to the MAKE IT Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.bonsai.film/subscribe.
There is not much in the way of movie news this week (at least not the kind we are interested in talking about) so it begs the question: are the two ongoing strikes in Hollywood starting to shows their effects? On the other hand, it is one of the slower movie months of the year, so how much would there be to talk about even if things were going smoothly. Plus, there were plenty of posters and trailers that came out. We also talk about the career arc of Bill Maher.It has been a while since we have talked about a short film on the show. This year's Fantasia Film Festival provided us with some of the best stuff we have seen this year. Transylvanie is an interesting short whose silly name will throw audiences off. Yes, it is cute and has some funny moments, but it is also very dark. We talk about where it fits in the plethora of vampire movies and whether we would be interested in seeing it as full feature.We have never made it a secret that we love erotic thrillers. We dedicated a whole month to the genre (check out our Stank Month shows!) and have talked about it on numerous episodes this year. We have also been lucky enough to cover a couple of movies that came out this year that are reminiscent of the late night premium cable staples.We Kill for Love is one of the best documentaries about cinema our there. It never takes itself too seriously without ever pointing fun at the genre that teenagers of the 1990s grew up on. It tracks the history of erotic thrillers and provides some interesting points. All the while, it will fill audiences with a sense of nostalgia. Even those unfamiliar with the movies will get a kick out of the great interviews and clips.Adventures in Movies! is a part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Morbidly Beautiful is your one stop shop for all your horror needs. From the latest news and reviews to interviews and old favorites, it can be found at Morbidly Beautiful.Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.Music in the background from https://www.FesliyanStudios.com
Matthew “Griff” Griffin is a former Special Operations Army Ranger, West Point Graduate, award-winning documentary producer, philanthropist, and co-founder and CEO of Combat Flip Flops – a fashion and lifestyle company that sells goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones. After serving four combat tours as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq with the storied 2nd Ranger Battalion, Griffin departed the military in 2006 to create positive, sustainable change in conflict areas. With the skills learned in the military, he co-founded Combat Flip Flops, which uses their profits to aid the areas in which they are made – funding girls' education, clearing land mines, and supporting veteran charities as a part of Griffin's mission to encourage peace through trade and “business over bullets.” A powerful and emotional speaker, Griffin is known for a moving TEDx talk on the power of persistence, creativity, and respect, as well as for his successful appearance on the entrepreneurial television show Shark Tank, where he secured a deal with not only one but three “sharks” including Mark Cuban. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities speakers bureau, Griffin is a firm believer that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing” and shares his inspiring and motivating story of chasing big goals and creating positive change with audiences globally. Griff is truly a man who proves you should never give up on your dreams! A Graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Engineering Management, Griffin served in the 75th Ranger Regiment as a Rifle Company Fire Support Officer, with three tours to Afghanistan and one tour to Iraq. After leaving the Army, Griffin moved to the private sector as the director of military sales for Remote Medical International and the director of special operations for Protect the Force. There, he specialized in developing solutions for companies growing business in "difficult" locations, which led to the development of Combat Flip Flops. The company has operated in Afghanistan, Laos, and Colombia, helping local populations pull themselves out of poverty, and has funded education for more than 800 girls in Northern Afghanistan. In addition to building a globally respected philanthropic brand, Griffin was a member of the first team to successfully ski off the tallest mountain in Iraq in the award-winning film, Adventure Not War: Ski Iraq. In 2019, he led and executive produced the film, Here Am I, Send Me, a Sundance recognized film that follows the trail of Griffin and fellow Rangers freefalling a Gold Star Mother into the opening ceremonies of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. In 2021, Griffin founded 46&2 Transitions, a non-profit organization focused on helping transitioning veterans overcome PTSD through holistic methodologies. He is currently leading a 2-year clinical study to prove the effectiveness of focused meditation and plant medicine to heal wounds sustained in combat.
In this episode, Josh Larsen and I have a great conversation that covers many different horror genres including prophetic horror, zombie films, creature features, slashers, found-footage, and psychological horror. We talk about how each genre provokes certain fears in us like the loss of our humanity, the lack of control, nature run amok, anxieties unmet, and the brokenness of society. We then see how the Bible and the Gospel answers the fears we are confronted with. So join us and open yourself up to seeing the reality of Gospel hope in the light of the horror of a horror movie. Josh is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, author of Movies Are Prayers and Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror, as well as editor/producer for Think Christian, a website and podcast exploring faith and pop culture. He's been writing and speaking about movies professionally since 1994.Josh's career began in the newspaper business, where he started out as a beat reporter for a weekly community newspaper and went on to become a film critic for the Chicago-based Sun-Times Media for more than 10 years. In 2011, he joined the Christian media landscape as editor of Think Christian, and in 2012 he joined the long-running weekly podcast Filmspotting, aired on WBEZ in Chicago.A veteran of the Sundance, Toronto, and Chicago International Film Festivals, Josh has given talks on film at various colleges and conferences. Since 2017, he has led “Ebert Interruptus,” a tradition established by Roger Ebert, which analyzes a single film scene by scene over several days at the University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs.Josh's Book:Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror MoviesJosh's Recommendations:Interpreting Your World by Justin A. BaileyAstroid CityConnect with Joshua: firstname.lastname@example.orgGo to www.shiftingculturepodcast.com to interact and donate. Every donation helps to produce more podcasts for you to enjoy.Follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Threads at www.facebook.com/shiftingculturepodcasthttps://www.instagram.com/shiftingculturepodcast/https://twitter.com/shiftingcultur2https://www.threads.net/@shiftingculturepodcastConsider Giving to the podcast and to the ministry that my wife and I do around the world. Just click on the support the show link below.Support the show
Award-winning filmmaker and producer Kyra Knox, hailing from Philadelphia, is the latest guest on our podcast, opening up about her inspiring journey from leaving her corporate job to flourishing as a renowned storyteller, producer, and director. Kyra highlights the pivotal role film festivals, panels, and classes - including those offered by Sundance - played in shaping her career. Emphasizing the value of embracing diverse learning sources like YouTube, Vimeo, and educational platforms, she underscores her commitment to continuous growth. Undeterred by criticism and doubt along the way, Kyra's unwavering determination has propelled her to success and silenced her skeptics. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVbb_OlDaG8 Kyra Knox BIO: Kyra is an award-winning impact, Producer and Director. Her love and passion for the arts started at the age of six when her journey began as a student at Freedom Theatre. She understands the power of storytelling across mediums, and her producing experience has taken her on shoots across the country, from commercial to corporate to documentary. Her Social Impact work has been recognized with two Silver Tellys Awards for "Watch In The Know" by Yahoo. She has also won a Gold Addy and Mosaic Award for her work with the Philadelphia Eagles producing a PSA to bring awareness to the gun violence in her city. Kyra most recently was featured on 6ABC, Deadline, Vibe Magazine, and the Philadelphia Tribune for her debut feature documentary Bad Things Happen In Philadelphia, which is about the impact of gun violence in her city and the nonprofits that are working hard to create change. She is also a 2023 Sundance Producers Lab Intensive fellow with an upcoming feature-length narrative drama. Kyra believes her work behind the scenes is just as important as what makes it to the screen and brings an infectious enthusiasm to every shoot while creating a safe space for the creatives on her sets. ==== Submit Your Film to Our Film Collective: ifapfilmcollective.com Connect With Floyd Marshall Jr: instagram.com/floydmarshalljr tiktok.com/@floydmarshalljr0 Youtube: FlodyMarshallJr --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/aconversationwithfm/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/aconversationwithfm/support
Get ready for a special treat! Our good friend Kurt Maloney joins us to tell a real and true story, straight from the horse's mouth! Find out how not to act at a club, why 50 Cent is a man of the people, and what happens when you hit a muppet in the nuts! Follow Kurt @KurtDMaloney https://drybarunscripted.com/
WTOP Entertainment Reporter Jason Fraley interviews Freida Pinto as today marks the 15th anniversary of "Slumdog Millionaire," which premiered on Aug. 30, 2008, beginning an underdog journey to win 8 Oscars, including Best Picture. They spoke when Pinto visited George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 2015 to discuss her Sundance documentary “Girl Rising” in partnership with the Global India Fund. (Theme Music: Scott Buckley's "Clarion") Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wendell B. Harris Jr. is an American independent filmmaker trained in drama at Interlochen and Juilliard. His family founded Prismatic Images, a multi-award-winning film/video/audio production facility in Flint, Michigan, in 1979 and he broke onto the scene by making the breakthrough Sundance smash, Chameleon Street just one year after Steven Soderbergh broke with his debut film. One of my favorite film critics, Robert Daniels joins me to talk about Chameleon Street and the reason why it was Harris' only film to date. (He has tried many times to get projects greenlit but it still hasn't happened as of this recording). Robert and I celebrate the audacity of this remarkable talent both in front of the camera and behind it. Before that, we learn about Robert's background and have a discussion on the current state of film criticism. Then later on, we preview our next conversation for next year on Charles Burnett and more! 00:00 - 41:30 - Introduction / Views on Film Criticism 41:31 - 01:34:55 - Chameleon Street / Wendall B. Harris 01:34:56 - 02:06:33 - Other Films / Outro Follow Robert's Work: https://twitter.com/812filmreviews https://substack.com/@812filmreviews https://www.rogerebert.com/contributors/robert-daniels Buy The New Chameleon Street Blu-Ray: https://shoparbelosfilms.com/products/le-chameleon-street-blu-ray
This episode, Carrie and Tim meander their way through the last week's happenings and share about a few good movies a long the way too. Carrie brings The Animatrix, thanks to Harold Bleacher and Meet Me In St. Louis, thanks to the ever-so kind listener, SpaceIce. Tim brings a review of a newer flick coming out of Sundance, Birth/Rebirth. Tune in and have a great week! ***************************************************************** Love the Podcast? Leave us a review! Other places to follow Alternate Ending. Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Twitter Tim Letterboxd | Carrie Letterboxd Support Alternate Ending and check out our member perks, via our Patreon page!
This week Carsen and Annie do the introvert's version of summer camp... watch movies! Featuring the Sundance darling Theater Camp and blast from the past Wet Hot American Summer.00:00 - Intro00:57 - TMNT: Mutant Meyham03:33 - Talk to Me07:50 - Love Death + Robots Season 309:44 - How to with John Wilson10:50 - Rosemary's Baby13:44 - Baldur's Gate 316:01 - The Last Voyage of the Demeter21:49 - Theater Camp38:11 - Wet Hot American Summer
Brendan Bradley is an actor and storyteller who got into real-time animation systems and social VR during the pandemic, and then starting putting on live theatre shows in Virtual Reality both onsite, hybrid, and in-venue, and fully virtual. He co-founded OnBoardXR, which has been embracing accessible technology like WebXR and social VR via Mozilla Hubs, which has enabled his immersive shows to be available on mobile phones, tablets, PCs, and virtual reality headsets. Since the beginning, OnBoardXR has featured projects that have integrated AI systems for generating scripts, and most recently Bradley put on a show called Degenerate VR featuring generative AI images that audience members within a social VR context were able to prompt. Bradley takes more of a skeptical take on AI deconstructing the current state of generative AI in relation to human labor and creativity as well as some of the potentials and perils of the technology. OnBoardXR has been on the forefront of integrating open web and immersive technologies for live performance, and is pushing forward on what's possible in immersive and interactive theatre. There is an experimental and avant-garde vibe to most of the shows I've attended, and AI has been thematically integrating into many of the recent segments. I had a chance to break it all down with Bradley at AWE, and we brainstorm a bit more on how generative AI could help facilitate group conversations and explorations on specific topics as long as there is a deliberate invitation or incisive question provided to the audience. There's a lot of potential for how some of these AI technologies could facilitate novel social social dynamics and interactions (see Frankenstein AI at Sundance 2019 and their subsequent AI-facilitated group discussions at DocLab 2019). This is a listener-supported podcast through the Voices of VR Patreon. Music: Fatality
Brandon Powers is a creative director and choreographer who is creating experiences across physical and virtual space at the intersection of performance and technology. He was showing a dance performance at ONX Studios during Tribeca Immersive that was titled Kinetic Diffusion. It was created in collaboration with Aaron Santiago, and featured three screens that were being filled with delayed generative AI footage in near real-time and 30 frames per second, which required eleven 4090 GPUs in the cloud to achieve. Powers was recording his dance with a mirrorless camera, and then was applying a depth map AI model to extrapolate his embodied movements so that it could be input as a real-time feed into Stable Diffusion with a set of prompts that were precisely timed out. The AI generated images ended up having a 2-8 second delay, which gave the effect of Powers dancing in a duet with himself, but modulated through a series of style transfer prompts. Overall, it was a hypnotically impressive display of generative AI at the intersection of XR and dance. I had a chance to catch up with Powers after his performance to get more context for how it came about, and the long evolution from his previous explorations at the intersections of AI and dance with Frankenstein AI that premiered at Sundance 2019 (see our previous conversation about it in episode #728). You can see a brief explainer video of Kinetic Diffusion within from Powers' TikTok channel. This is a listener-supported podcast through the Voices of VR Patreon. Music: Fatality
From Sundance 2023 to an arthouse screen near you, MUTT is the first feature from director Vuk Lungulov-Klotz. Starring Lío Mehiel as Feña, it tells the story of a young trans guy who is having a pretty stressful day navigating surprises from his ex, his little sister, his father, and the city at large.We discuss the film, and the nominate Best One-Day Movies to the Hall of Excellence(Vote on our Facebook page)What's GoodAlonso - Billy Bragg, Rich Men Earning North of a MillionDrea - Family vacation and family photos Ify - Basement survived the hurriquakeITIDICWGA Antitrust Report Calls Disney, Amazon, Netflix “The New Gatekeepers”Cherokee Nation Launches “Cherokee Film” bannerNational Cinema Day is Returning This Year (but the cost is going up)Staff PicksDrea - The Quiet GirlAlonso - Casa SusannaIfy - Blue BeetleWith:Ify NwadiweDrea ClarkAlonso DuraldeProduced by Marissa FlaxbartSr. Producer Laura Swisher
Today I share a story that exemplifies what it means to fully align with your vision. I will give you a hint: It's about Robert Redford falling in love with Utah and his vision for Sundance. In this episode, I share the questions you want to ask yourself about your business and your life. I also explain the one key difference between highly successful entrepreneurs and everyone else. Listen in to learn the three stages of getting aligned and the keys to ensure that your business is successful long-term. "Vision is the cornerstone; it is the key, it is essential to our business growth." - Joy Chudacoff. Learn more about this episode of She's Got Moxie at findingjoyeveryday.com/183
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 18, 2023. A new superhero movie called “Blue Beetle,” featuring a mostly Latin American cast and a fresh feeling (for the most part) that really emphasizes family, is the latest offering for DC superhero fans. “Strays” is a VERY R-rated talking dog comedy with Will Ferrell & Jamie Foxx that mixes bodily function jokes way too liberally for my taste into a pretty sweet story with cute dogs. Netflix's “The Monkey King” is an animated family movie that is enjoyable if not a bit frenetic. The Sundance movie “Landscape with Invisible Hand” is not nearly as rom-com-ish as the trailer would make it seem. While Hulu's “Miguel Wants to Fight” is a comedy about a nice kid who wants to get into a fight before he moves away from his friends, that while fun, the adult language can be a bit of a downer. Amazon's studio has similar problems with “Puppy Love” starring Grant (The Flash) Gustin and Lucy (Pretty Little Liars) Hale. While the new Amazon series “Harlan Coben's Shelter” is a young adult mystery for people with patience. Two much more family-friendly choices: Apple's “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie” finally lets us get to know Peppermint Patty's bespectacled friend better, and the filmed-in-Utah “Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out.” Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME. Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
En este episodio, se habla del vínculo entre un director y sus actores, una relación creativa llena de goce y admiración mutua.Rodrigo Sepúlveda es un escritor, director y productor chileno. A pesar de haber dirigido exitosas producciones televisivas en los años 80 y 90, debutó en el cine en 2002 y desde entonces ha cultivado una filmografía de corte humanista con la que examina el amor y los vínculos familiares, así como los prejuicios de la sociedad chilena. En 2020, estrenó en la sección paralela de Venecia, Giornate degli Autori, Tengo miedo torero, exitosa adaptación cinematográfica de la novela de Pedro Lemebel, protagonizada por Alfredo Castro en una de sus interpretaciones más brillantes y memorables. Por otro lado, Julieta Zylberberg es una actriz argentina que ha trabajado por más de veinte años en cine, series, televisión y teatro. Debutó en el cine en La niña santa, el segundo largometraje de Lucrecia Martel. Con sobriedad y contundencia, Zylberberg ha interpretado personajes que reflejan una gran ambigüedad. Ha protagonizado películas como Mi amiga del parque, de Ana Katz, La mirada invisible, de Diego Lerman, y Relatos salvajes, de Damián Szifrón, todas presentadas en reconocidos escenarios como Cannes, Sundance y Rotterdam, y la última nominada a los Premios Óscar. También ha colaborado con directores de Chile y Uruguay, como Adrián Biniez, Rodrigo Sepúlveda y Matías Bize. Tras trabajar juntos en Tengo miedo torero, Rodrigo y Julieta se reúnen para hablar del amor por sus oficios, de la escritura y del cine como una emocionante creación colectiva. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In today's episode of The Discourse, host Mike DeAngelo is resurrected by director Laura Moss to discuss the film "Birth/Rebirth." The thriller follows a pathologist (Marin Ireland) who is attempting to cure death and receives a chance to test her experiment on a human being, forcing multiple lives down an increasingly dark path. The movie also stars Judy Reyes, Breeda Wool, A.J. Lister, and more. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theplaylist/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theplaylist/support
Our special guest today is RICHARD CAMBRIDGE who plays GT race mechanic Felix in the Sony Pictures upcoming blockbuster GRAN TURISMO alongside Orlando Bloom, Darren Barnet and David Harbour, which is set to hit cinemas and IMAX screens this August. Richard Cambridge's career began to take off when he landed his first lead role in the Sundance feature film DISTANT BRIDGES. He rose to fame as fan favorite Peter Webster in the popular British TV series HOLLYOAKS. Beyond his acting pursuits, Richard Cambridge is also a co-founder of the actors' community and app WeAudition, which he tell us all about more in today's show. Ladies and gentlemen, Neil Blompkamp's GRAN TURISMO is based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional race car driver. Hey it's every kids dream right? The movie is exciting to watch and may even cause you to dream outside the box. GRAN TURISMO can be seen in theaters and at IMAX this August. . #granturismo #granturismomovie #granturismogame #gamers #racing #autoracing #grandprix #IMSA #lemans #racingdriver #autoracing #movie #film
What if I told you that the first step toward growth and healing is self-awareness? That's right - after wrapping up the Create Conference in Dallas, Texas, I found myself reflecting on my own journey and the areas I could develop. I sat down with my good friends, Pastor Jeff Jenkins and business expert Vic Keller, and posed some introspective questions. Their honest feedback not only sparked my self-awareness but also put me on a path of personal growth.As we move forward, we'll be journeying to Sundance, Utah for the GSD Elite Mastermind event! This will be a chance for us to learn, grow and take our understanding to the next level. The conversations won't stop there. We're taking everything we learn and moving to Atlanta for the next Create Conference. So, buckle up and join me on this exciting journey of self-discovery and improvement! You won't want to miss out on these transformative events and insightful conversations. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Join us for an exciting Spokast! episode as we dive into the world of Spokane native Mandi Price, an accomplished Hollywood producer. Discover Mandi's incredible story from being a Shadle Park graduate to being a Producer on the 9-time Emmy Nominated tv series "Daisy Jones & the Six." We also talk about her growing up on her family-owned golf course Sundance in Nine Mile Falls & how that led her to a lifelong passion for the sport. Plus, we dive into her other love of Gonzaga Basketball and some of her favorite things she has to do in Spokane when she's here. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/spokast/message
Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy dig into eight new movies this week. They include revisiting a film from Sundance that they still believe to be the best horror film of the year (Birth/Rebirth). An Irish paramilitary seeks revenge for his wife (Dead Shot), an old Chinese tale gets the animated treatment from Netflix (The Monkey King) and Michael Cera stars in a dysfunctional family drama that the film's publicist apparently did not want us to see. One of the stars of Glow gets to go all Shining at the hotel she inherits (Bad Things) and the director of Thoroughbreds and Bad Education tries out a capitalist satire with aliens (Landscape With Invisible Hand). Finally, DC comics tries again (Blue Beetle) and talking dogs with the voices of Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx pee, poop and hump their way into laughs (Strays). 0:00 - Intro 3:52 - Birth/Rebirth 17:36 - Dead Shot 25:06 - The Adults 35:36 – The Monkey King 41:26 - Bad Things 52:17 - Landscape With Invisible Hand 1:03:01 - Blue Beetle 1:18:14 – Strays 1:29:40 - Outro
Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting millions across the world. In the new documentary “The Eternal Memory,” director Maite Alberdi explores the disease intimately, following former Chilean journalist Augusto Góngora and his wife, Paulina Urrutia, as they navigate their 25 plus year relationship alongside Góngora's deteriorating memory. “The Eternal Memory” is the follow up to Alberdi's Academy Award nominated documentary “The Mole Agent.” Her new film won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance. Today on FilmWeek, Larry speaks with Chilean film producer, director, documentarian, screenwriter, and film critic, Maite Alberdi, about her new film “The Eternal Memory” and the process of capturing the intimate moments of Góngora's Alzheimer's and Góngora and Urruria's relationship.
Independent filmmaker Sophie Barthes joins us to discuss her breakout Sundance hit — and winner of this year's Dolby Institute Fellowship Award — The Pod Generation. The film is a hilariously biting near-future sci-fi satire, starring Emilia Clark and Chiwetel Ejiofor as a young couple who turn to a corporate tech giant to help them carry their new baby — literally — to term.“Living in America has triggered this passion for exploring the commodification of everything… The fact that we don't see human beings as an ‘end' by themself, but as a ‘means.' A means of consumption. A means of generating more money. I don't know why, but it really interests me. Like how capitalism has reduced human beings to just ‘function,' instead of ‘being.'”—Sophie Barthes, Writer and Director, “The Pod Generation”The Pod Generation is currently in theaters, in Dolby Vison® and Dolby Atmos®, where available.Please subscribe to The Dolby Institute Podcast wherever you get your podcasts.You can also check out the video for this episode.Learn more about the Dolby Institute and check out Dolby.com. Connect with Dolby on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.
Claudia Myers was named one of "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2015." by Independent Magazine. Most recently Claudia wrote and directed Above the Shadows, a supernatural drama starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan and Megan Fox. The film opened the 2019 Brooklyn Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Above the Shadows was released theatrically by Gravitas Ventures. Prior to this, Claudia wrote, directed and produced the dramatic feature Fort Blissstarring Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston. The film won several festival awards and top critics for The Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer both cited Fort Bliss among the best films of 2014. Claudia also wrote and directed Kettle of Fish starring Mathew Modine and Gina Gershon. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was released theatrically in 2007. She has directed two award-winning short films, including the Sundance short Buddy & Grace.Outside of narrative fiction, Claudia has worked with veterans and active duty soldiers to make a number of films about the military community. She produced and directed the documentary The Long Road Back, about soldiers who were severely injured in Iraq. The film won two Telly Awards, an Aurora Award, and was nominated for a regional Emmy. In 2010, Claudia produced and directed Women At War, a documentary about the evolution of women's roles in the military. She also wrote and directed the interactive role-playing feature, Outside the Wire for use by the U.S. Army, which won a Codie Award and a Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Award. The film pushes the boundaries of traditional narrative by melding fiction film, gaming, and educational training. Claudia subsequently wrote The War Inside another large-scale interactive, role-playing feature that deals with the psychological impact of war and aims to build resilience in soldiers.As a screenwriter, Claudia has won numerous awards, was twice a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and is an alumna of the Hamptons Screenwriters Lab. Andy Tennant directed her script Wild Oats, starring Shirley MacLaine, Jessica Lange and Demi Moore, which was released in 2016. Claudia is currently in development on a drama series about women in Special Operations.Claudia studied literature at Yale then received her MFA in film at Columbia University. She is an associate professor in the Film & Media Arts division of American University's School of Communication in Washington DC.Support the show
Andy Farnsworth joins KSL-TV to help audiences decipher #WhatToWatch for the weekend of August 11, 2023. Vampire movie fans and horror movie fans should be pleased with “The Last Voyage of the Demeter,” based on a single chapter from Bram Stoker's “Dracula;” It's Dracula...on a boat! Gal Gadot is back in another action movie with a cool spy premise, “Heart of Stone” is now on Netflix. Season three of “Only Murders in the Building” makes its premiere on Hulu with guest stars Paul Rudd and Meryl Streep joining our main characters Martin Short, Selena Gomez, and Steve Martin. Some smaller Sundance movies hit wider release with the humorous sci-fi exploration of future childbirth in “The Pod Generation” and “Jules,” featuring Ben Kingsley as an elderly fellow who sees a flying saucer crash in his backyard to very dry humorous results. Also out this week is “Love in Taipei” on ParamountPlus and Andy's guilty pleasure, “Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty,” on HBO. Beyond Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Gaming, and Tech, the brains behind Fan Effect are connoisseurs of categories surpassing the nerdy. Brilliant opinions and commentary on all things geek, but surprising knowledge and witty arguments over pop culture, Star Trek, MARVEL vs. DC, and a wide range of movies, TV shows, and more. Formerly known as SLC Fanboys, the show is hosted by Andy Farnsworth and KellieAnn Halvorsen, who are joined by guest experts. Based in the beautiful beehive state, Fan Effect celebrates Utah's unique fan culture as it has been declared The Nerdiest State in America by TIME. Listen regularly on your favorite platform, at kslnewsradio.com, or on the KSL App. Join the conversation on Facebook @FanEffectShow, Instagram @FanEffectShow, and Twitter @FanEffectShow. Fan Effect is sponsored by Megaplex Theatres, Utah's premiere movie entertainment company. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on What's My Frame I'm joined by UK Casting Director Shakyra Dowling. Shakyra knows the film and television industry inside out. Having trained and worked as an actor, she spent several years in production before establishing herself as a casting director.A fierce champion of new and emerging talent, Shakyra's office Shakyra Dowling Casting has carved out a niche specializing in independent British feature films and European co-productions alongside television and commercials – many of which have been internationally recognized and gone on to be nominated for multiple awards including BAFTAs and BIFAs, and at festivals from Sundance to TIFF.I'm so excited to have Shakyra join us to discuss all things Spotlight, the UK market and so much more, now let's get to the conversation! To learn more about Shakyra and connect with her office, visit: shakyradowlingcasting.com --- Hosted by Laura Linda Bradley Join the WMF creative community now! Instagram: @whatsmyframe TikTok: @whatsmyframe IMDb What's My Frame? official site Join our monthly newsletter! What's My Frame? merch; Coming soon!! --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/whats-my-frame/support
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You can also subscribe for free below:WhoBrian Suhadolc, General Manager of Mount Snow, VermontRecorded onJuly 17, 2023About Mount SnowClick here for a mountain stats overviewOwned by: Vail ResortsLocated in: Dover, VermontYear founded: 1954Pass affiliations:* Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass: Unlimited access* Epic Northeast Value Pass: Unlimited access with holiday blackouts* Epic Northeast Midweek Pass: Unlimited access with weekend and holiday blackoutsClosest neighboring ski areas: Hermitage Club (9 minutes), Stratton (23 minutes), Bromley (36 minutes), Magic Mountain (39 minutes)Base elevation: 1,900 feetSummit elevation: 3,600 feetVertical drop: 1,700 feetSkiable Acres: 601Average annual snowfall: 150 inchesTrail count: 80 (15% advanced/expert, 70% intermediate, 15% beginner)Lift count: 19 (2 six-packs, 4 high-speed quads, 5 triples, 2 doubles, 1 ropetow, 5 magic carpets – view Lift Blog's inventory of Mount Snow's lift fleet)Why I interviewed himThis is my second podcast focused on Mount Snow. The first episode featured then-GM Tracy Bartels, in November 2020. Our focus then was Covid: as in, what the hell were we going to do about it? The ski industry had spent eight months from the March shutdowns preparing for a masked world of closed ski bars and social distancing. Was this actually going to work?It did, of course. Sort of. But that podcast from 2020 has little to do with the Mount Snow of 2023, which has evolved substantially in just three years. It was time for an update.I'm also owning the fact that I overcorrected when I took The Storm national in 2021. In the pod's first two years, I'd interviewed the heads of most of New England's largest ski areas. Check, check, check. Done. I needed to establish this thing in the Rockies, the Cascades, the Sierras, the Wasatch. And I did. But a lot of my New England listeners felt snubbed. I'd built this thing on their attention and enthusiasm, and now I was pivoting away.It's time to pivot back a bit. The lift-served ski world is changing fast, especially among those giants with access to capital and ambition. So I've scheduled upcoming podcast conversations with the leaders of Killington and Sunday River, both of which I've profiled in the past. I'll pursue more such follow-ups in the future, in all regions – and not just with mega-resorts, as the recent second installment with the owners of Plattekill demonstrated. The long-term goal is to alternate podcasts so that every other episode focuses on the West, with the East/Midwest/Mid-Atlantic occupying the alternate slots.But setting aside my own admin, I'm focusing on Mount Snow because it's an incredibly important mountain. I'll reset what I wrote in this same section three years ago:Because Mount Snow is where big-time Northeast skiing begins. As the southern-most major Vermont ski area, it is a skier's gateway to mountains that are big enough to get lost on. From its strategic position in the orbit of the East Coast megalopolis, successive owners have gradually built something uniquely suited to the frenetic swarms of wildly varied skiers who bullseye the place each winter: Mount Snow has one of the most outstanding terrain parks in America and one of the best snowmaking systems in the world. The families who swarm here find absolutely unintimidating terrain, blue as the sky and groomed smoother than I-91. It's a perfect family mountain and a perfect bus skier's mountain and a perfect first step from Mount Local to something that shows you how big skiing can be. It was the crown jewel of the Peak Resort's empire, and it's one of the most important pieces to Vail's ever-expanding Epic jigsaw puzzle. I wouldn't call it a special mountain – the terrain is mild and not terribly interesting, and the volume and quality of natural snowfall is best described as adequate. But it is a vital mountain, as the southern-most anchor of Vermont's teeming ski scene, as an accessible ski experience for weekending cityfolk, as an aspirational destination for people stepping more fully into skiing culture, and as a testament to the power of the imagination to transform a big vertical drop and cold skies into a vital and vibrant node of the regional ski scene.What we talked aboutSurveying damage from the July rainstorm; the Epic Promise Foundation; Mount Snow's four-foot March snowstorm; the frantic hilarity of New England powder days; the difference between east and west coast pow; breaking down Mount Snow's lift upgrades at Sundance, Sunbrook, and Heavy Metal; how the Sundance six-pack “changed the dynamic of the ski resort”; why Sundance – unlike the mega-popular Bluebird Express – does not have bubbles; how the resort manages 18 high-speed out-of-base seats; the four most-utilized lifts at Mount Snow; how Mount Snow built the Sunbrook lift in a roadless section of mountain; what it took to convert the Heavy Metal lift from a double to a triple; why Vail auctioned the individual chairs from the old Sunbrook rather than selling the lift – a 1990 CTEC quad – to a smaller ski area; talking through long-term upgrades to Nitro; why the resort doesn't add more chairs to the current Nitro to boost its capacity from 2,100 skiers per hour to 2,400; the status of paid parking two years in; impressions of New England ski culture; the difference between running a mountain in the east and in the west; what happens when Vail surprise-buys your resort; connecting Park City to The Canyons via gondola – “the magnitude of it was not lost on me”; the mining facilities still scattered across Park City; career opportunity within Vail Resorts; Mount Snow's monster snowmaking system; why Mount Snow has become Vail's late-season New England operator, rather than Wildcat; why Carinthia is the mountain's late-operating pod; whether we could ever see another October opening at Mount Snow; potential upgrades for the North Face lifts; assessing the Beartrap double; contemplating the future of Grand Summit; whether we could ever see a detach lift on beginner terrain at Mount Snow; whether the Epic Local Pass is the correct unlimited-access pass for Mount Snow; the popularity of Northeast-specific Epic Passes; the Epic Day Pass; and Vail Resorts' day-ticket limits for the 2022-23 ski season.Why I thought that now was a good time for this interviewEver since Peak Resorts built the Bluebird Express six-pack in 2011, Mount Snow has had a problem: the lift, with its blue bubbles and ultra-smooth ride, was so flashy and appealing that nobody wanted to ride any other lift on the front side of the mountain. Even the Grand Summit high-speed quad, which runs parallel to Bluebird and serves all the same terrain, had trouble getting attention. This was great for skiers who actively work the mountain, but a real drag for Mount Snow's rap as the most-crowded Southern Vermont ski area.Enter: Vail Resorts' Epic Lift Upgrades of 2022. Mount Snow was the beneficiary of two of the 21 planned lifts (18 of which Vail finished on schedule*): the Sundance and Tumbleweed triples made way for a new six-pack, while the backside Sunbrook lift got a boost from a fixed-grip quad to a detach. Meanwhile, the mountain converted the Heavy Metal double into a triple chair, adding capacity to the popular Carinthia terrain park.Sundance and Sunbrook had one job: give people a reason to ski something besides Bluebird. As far as replacement lifts go, they seemed brilliant. But did the plan work to unknot Mount Snow's gnarliest crowd points?That was one topic Suhadolc and I discussed. Another: was Vail able to recover from its arguably oversold 2021-22 ski season by implementing day-ticket limits and settling into paid-parking plans? And how were those paid parking plans going? And should Mount Snow really be unlimited on the Epic Local Pass?Vail Resorts is entering its fifth winter season operating Mount Snow. With the Peak Resorts transition fully digested and Covid's hassles a memory, the company has no choice but to fully own every piece of the experience. With its size and proximity to New York City, Mount Snow will always be somewhat hectic. New Englanders can tolerate that. Chaos, however, does not belong in this land of picket-fence order. And for a moment post-Covid, Mount Snow seemed to be tilting toward chaos.But no one can say that Vail has not brought big change to the mountain over the past several seasons. Despite daily lift tickets that topped out at $154 this past winter, Mount Snow has never been more affordable to the masses. Unlimited access is just $689 on the Epic Local Pass; subtract holidays with the $567 Northeast Value Pass; minus weekends with the $425 Northeast Midweek Pass. With prices that low at a mountain that big that's as easy to access as Mount Snow is, things could go sideways pretty quick. The new lifts, the parking plans, the lift-ticket limits – all of it is calculated to prevent that from happening.Ski areas are a little bit like novels. They're never really finished. But unlike our great works of literature, we get to edit ski areas after they're published. The version of Mount Snow that we ski today is probably not the best and final version of the hill, but it may also be the best it's ever been,.*Two lifts scheduled to rise in Park City were rerouted to Whistler after spiteful locals revolted; Keystone's Bergman sixer had to wait a year after a construction-road misfire tore up some sensitive high-altitude terrain.What I got wrong* I said that the new Sunbrook high-speed quad clocked a ride time around four minutes. The actual time is closer to six minutes, according to Suhadolc.* I asked Brian why Vail didn't try to re-use the Sunbrook lift – a 1990 CTEC quad that likely had lots of life left on it – at a “smaller ski area.” He explained that Vail does occasionally move a lift within its portfolio. What I had meant to ask, however, was why didn't Mount Snow didn't attempt to sell the lift on the open market to a smaller independent ski area. It's great that Mount Snow sold the chairs and flipped the money to the Epic Promise Foundation, which assists their employees in times of outstanding need, such as the floods that just smashed Okemo. But the company could likely have made more for Epic Promise by selling the entire lift to an independent ski area, many of which are desperate for a modern quad in good working condition.* I said that Vail Resorts purchased Park City Mountain Resort “in 2014 or 2015.” The company bought the resort in 2014, a year after it bought Canyons (which is now part of Park City).* I said the Outpost lift turned 60 this year. Lift Blog, my go-to source for pretty much all things lifts, lists the lift as a 1963 Yan triple. Brian said that it is a 1988 CTEC triple. New England Ski History agrees with Brian. This is not a crack on Lift Blog, which is an excellent resource, so much as on me for not double-checking my references - in fact, I think Tracy Bartels corrected me on the exact same factoid three years ago.* I said that the Northeast Midweek Epic Pass was “less than $400.” This is incorrect. The pass currently costs $425. The early-bird price for the 2023-24 ski season was $416.* When I was running through the various resorts that the Northeast-specific Epic Passes accessed, I left out Mt. Brighton, Michigan.* I noted that Mount Snow had opened in October “once and maybe twice” under Peak Resorts. The only record I can find of Mount Snow opening that early was on Oct. 27, 2018.Why you should ski Mount SnowMount Snow has two big, obvious constituencies: Park Brah and Family Bro.The Carinthia peak is a crucial piece of Peak Resorts' legacy, as important as the Bluebird Express or the tens of millions the company pumped into snowmaking upgrades. Once a separate ski area, the peak is isolated from the mountain proper (though connected both ways by green trails), a thousand vertical feet of straight hits served by a high-speed quad and a triple chair. Park Brahs can park out, Brah. Along with Seven Brothers at Loon, it may be the best terrain park in the eastern United States.Family Bro loves Mount Snow partly because of Carinthia. Radbrah Junior can spend his afternoons there, posted up five wide with his boys, contemplating the hits below. The rest of the mountain, outside of the North Face, is interstate-width and solid blue. Families of almost any ability can manage this terrain. Mount Snow may be home to the best sustained intermediate terrain in New England. It's certainly among the most varied. And the mountain grooms just about every run just about every night, even if I wish they'd chill and let some bumps sprout here and there. Mount Snow's biggest drawback is a relative lack of glades for a mountain of its size. Skiers seeking trees should aim their GPS for Stratton or Magic, both of which have excellent, extensive glade networks.Epic Pass holders need to really pick their spots, though. Both Mount Snow and Okemo reach stampede-level crowding on weekends and holidays (I really don't think either should be unlimited on the Epic Local pass). Head for Stowe at these times if at all possible. Or snag an Indy Pass for peak-day getaways to Magic and Bolton Valley.Podcast NotesOn Heavenly and the Caldor FireWhen discussing Vail Resorts' unified disaster response to the recent Vermont floods, I referred to a similar conversation I'd had with Heavenly COO Tom Fortune in regards to the Caldor Fire that descended on Tahoe two years ago. You can listen to that conversation starting at 56:03 here.On Vermont's monster March snowstormWe discussed a monster snowstorm that descended on Vermont March 14 to 15. Huge snow totals included 45 inches at Bromley, 37 inches at Magic, and 46 inches at Mount Snow.On crushing pow at Mount SnowI discussed the chaos of a pow-day rope-drop at Mount Snow. Unfortunately the only access I have to it is this Twitter video. And since Substack won't embed Twitter videos anymore you'll have to click through to watch it:Too many “suns”I kept getting Mount Snow's “sun” lifts confused. It reminded me of a time I was skiing Snowbird, and a bunch of us were debating where to go next, and my buddy Mike, clearly confused, was just like, “There's too many Gads.” And my God he's right.On the Mount Snow “tram”Brian and I briefly discussed Mount Snow's old “tram,” which transported skiers from a base-area hotel up to the ski hill. It was really more of a whacky speedboat suspended from a cable, as you can see in the rendering on this 1965 trailmap. And yes, that's a double bubble chair beside it:On the Vail Resorts acquisition of Park CityBrian worked at Park City when Vail Resorts swiped it off Powdr Corp's lunch tray after the latter forgot to renew its lease. It was probably the most cartoonishly absurd business transaction in the history of lift-served skiing. Here's Park Record, examining the events as part of a decade-in-review series in late 2019:In some circles, though, the whispers had already started that something was afoot, and perhaps not right, at PCMR. Powdr Corp. for some unknown reason was negotiating a sale of its flagship resort, the most prevalent of the rumblings held. The CEO of Powdr Corp., John Cumming, late in 2011 had publicly stated there was not a deal involving PCMR under negotiation, telling Park City leaders during a Marsac Building appearance in December of that year the resort was “not for sale.” Later that evening, he told The Park Record the rumors “always amuse me.”The reality was far more astonishing and something that would define the decade in Park City in a similar fashion as the Olympics did in the previous 10-year span and the population boom did in the 1990s.The corporate infrastructure in the spring of 2011 had inadvertently failed to renew two leases on the land underlying most of the PCMR terrain, propelling the PCMR side and the landowner, a firm under the umbrella of Talisker Corp., into what were initially private negotiations and then into a dramatic lawsuit that unfolded in state court as the Park City community, the tourism industry and the North American ski industry watched in disbelief. As the decade ends, the turmoil that beset PCMR stands, in many ways, as the instigator of a changing Park City that has left so many Parkites uneasy about the city's future as a true community.The PCMR side launched the litigation in March of 2012, saying the future of the resort was at stake in the case. PCMR might be forced to close if it did not prevail, the president and general manager of the resort at the time said at the outset of the case. Talisker Land Holdings, LLC countered that the leases had expired, suddenly leaving doubts that Powdr Corp. would retain control of PCMR. …Colorado-based Vail Resorts, one of Powdr Corp.'s industry rivals, would enter the case on the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC side in May of 2013 with the aim of wresting the disputed land from Powdr Corp. and coupling it with nearby Canyons Resort, which was branded a Vail Resorts property as part of a long-term lease and operations agreement reached at the same time of the Vail Resorts entry into the case. Vail Resorts was already an industry behemoth with its namesake property in the Rockies and other mountain resorts across North America. The addition of Canyons Resort would advance the Vail Resorts portfolio in one of North America's key skiing states.It was a deft maneuver orchestrated by the chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts, Rob Katz. The agreement was pegged at upward of $300 million in long-term debt. As part of the deal, Vail Resorts also seized control of the litigation on behalf of Talisker Land Holdings, LLC. …The lawsuit itself unfolded with stunning developments followed by shocking ones over the course of two-plus years. In one stupefying moment, the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC attorneys discovered a crucial letter from the PCMR side regarding the leases had been backdated. In another such moment, PCMR outlined plans to essentially dismantle the resort infrastructure, possibly on an around-the-clock schedule, if it was ordered off the disputed land.What was transpiring in the courtroom was inconceivable to the community. How could Powdr Corp., even inadvertently, not renew the leases on the ground that made up most of the skiing terrain at PCMR, many asked. Why couldn't Powdr Corp. and Talisker Land Holdings, LLC just reach a new agreement, others wondered. And many became weary as businessmen and their attorneys took to the courtroom with the future of PCMR, critical to a broad swath of the local economy, at stake. The mood eventually shifted to exasperation as it appeared there was a chance PCMR would not open for a ski season if Talisker Land Holdings, LLC moved forward with an eviction against Powdr Corp. from the disputed terrain.The lawsuit wore on with the Talisker Land Holdings, LLC-Vail Resorts side winning a series of key rulings from the 3rd District Court judge presiding over the case. Judge Ryan Harris in the summer of 2014 signed a de facto eviction notice against PCMR and ordered the sides into mediation. Powdr Corp., realizing there was little more that could be accomplished as it attempted to maintain control of PCMR, negotiated a $182.5 million sale of the resort to Vail Resorts that September.Absolutely brutal and amazing and hard to believe, even nearly a decade later.On Canyons' name historyI mentioned the various names that the former Canyons ski area (now part of Park City), had gone by. Ski Utah provides the complete history:A neighboring ski area and sister resort to Park City Ski Area, called Park City West, opened in 1968. It was renamed ParkWest in 1975 after a change in ownership, then Wolf Mountain in 1995 for just two seasons. In 1997 it became The Canyons after an acquisition by the American Skiing Company before it was purchased by the Talisker Corporation. It was then sold to Vail Resorts in 2014 and subsequently merged with Park City Mountain. Today that base area is known as The Canyons Village at Park City.On Mount Snow's amazing snowmaking systemJust two years before selling its entire portfolio to Vail Resorts, Peak Resorts invested an amazing $30 million into Mount Snow's snowmaking system. The Brattleboro Reformer profiled the system shortly before go-live in 2017:West Lake is actually a sprawling system that begins about 4 miles from Mount Snow.It starts with a small, black, inflatable dam that stretches 18 feet across Cold Brook in Wilmington. From November through March, Mount Snow can inflate that dam as needed, drawing water into the newly constructed reservoir.A sluiceway alongside the dam ensures a flow of water in Cold Brook whether the dam is inflated or not."We were trying to be pretty low-impact, or as low-impact as possible," Storrs said.A nondescript-looking pump house near the dam can send water upward toward Mount Snow at a rate of 11,800 gallons per minute, "which is pretty much double what we used to have in terms of pumping capacity," Storrs said.On a recent morning, crews were putting on finishing touches and conducting tests at that pump house and two others situated farther up the mountain. There's a nearly 600-foot elevation gain between the inflatable dam and the last pump house on Mount Snow's slopes.On Wildcat and the long seasonWe discussed Wildcat's tradition as a late operator. Under Peak Resorts, the ski area would push the season into late April and, occasionally, May. Snowpak has documented Wildcat's closing dates over the past nine years – note the shift to earlier dates after Vail acquired the resort in 2019 (ignore the 2020 date, for obvious reasons):Vail shifted late-season New England operations to Mount Snow for reasons that Brian explains on the podcast. But it's a little incongruous stacked up against the region's other five late operators: Killington, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf, all of which are quite a ways north of Mount Snow:On Grand Summit and Yan detachablesI referred to the dreadful safety record of Yan detachable lifts. I broke this history of death and incompetence down in my recent podcast with China Peak GM Tim Cohee (scroll down to the Podcast Notes section).On Epic and Ikon access shifts since 2020I keep asking Vail Resorts' GMs if their ski areas are placed on the appropriate Epic Pass tier, mostly because it's amazing to me that an unlimited season pass to a mountain like Breckenridge or Mount Snow or Stevens Pass could be $676 – the early-bird price of 2023-24 Epic Local Passes. The Ikon Pass, as I noted on the podcast, has shifted its pass structure all over the place the past several seasons, tweaking access to Stratton, Sugarbush, Crystal Mountain, Alta, Aspen, Jackson Hole, Taos, Deer Valley, and Arapahoe Basin. Here's the chart I included in my recent podcast conversation with Alterra CEO Jared Smith to document those changes:I was astonished when Vail kept Stevens Pass on the Epic Local unlimited tier after 2021's well-documented crowding meltdowns. Things got so wild in Washington that Alterra pulled Crystal off the Ikon Pass' unlimited tier and jacked its season pass price up to $1,700 for the 2022-23 ski season. I still don't really understand this super-bargain access strategy, but Vail has made it clear that they're sticking with it.On the phenomenal deal that is the Epic Day PassWe discussed the Epic Day Pass. This thing really is an amazing deal:The Storm explores the world of lift-served skiing year-round. Join us.The Storm publishes year-round, and guarantees 100 articles per year. This is article 68/100 in 2023, and number 454 since launching on Oct. 13, 2019. Want to send feedback? Reply to this email and I will answer (unless you sound insane, or, more likely, I just get busy). You can also email email@example.com. Get full access to The Storm Skiing Journal and Podcast at www.stormskiing.com/subscribe