Episode 164: Rayka Zehtabchi and Shaandiin Tome on Co-Directing Long Line Of Ladies

Rayka Zehtabchi is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who won the Academy Award for her film Period. End of Sentence in 2019. Shaandiin Tome is an Albuquerque-based filmmaker whose breakout, award-winning short film Mud (Hashtł’ishnii) premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018. Rayka and Shaandiin co-directed the documentary short Long Line of Ladies, which premiered at […]

Episode 161: Sunil Perkash on Studio vs. Indie Films, and Producing Dystopian Thriller Last Survivors

Film producer Sunil Perkash developed major studios hits like BLAST FROM THE PAST starring Brendon Frasier, Alicia Silverstone, Sissy Spacek and Christopher Walken, PREMONITION , starring Sandra Bullock, and Disney’s blockbuster hit ENCHANTED, starring Amy Adams, which grossed $340 million, and received multiple oscar and golden globe nominations. Sunil then produced SALT, starring Angelina Jolie […]

Episode 154: Encore Episode - Academy Award Winner Rayka Zehtabchi on Directing "Period. End of Sentence."

ENCORE EPISODE (Replay of Episode 3, April 9, 2019): We are replaying this interview as a tribute to Rayka, whose film Long Line of Ladies is premiering at Sundance 2022. We want to contratulate Rayka and her co-director Shaandiin Tome on this achievement and wish them all the best in Park City. ——————————————————————————————————————– Rayka Zehtabchi […]

Episode 151: Tim Sutton on Screenwriting, His "Dark Lens," and Directing The Last Son

Tim Sutton is the screenwriter and director behind five critically acclaimed films, including Funny Face, Donnybrook, Dark Night, Memphis, and Pavilion. His most recent film, The Last Son, which premiered on December 10, stars Sam Worthington, Heather Graham, and Machine Gun Kelly. What you will learn: How the screenplay for The Last Son came to […]

Episode 149: Roman Molino Dunn on Film/TV Composition, Snakehead, Huracán, & The Card Counter

Roman Molino Dunn is a Billboard-charting music producer and an award-winning film and television composer. His film and television work includes scoring HBO Max’s Huracán, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Snakehead, and music producing The Card Counter, starring Oscar Isaac, directed by Paul Schrader, and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Roman has also worked with popular brands […]

Episode 142: Onur Tukel on Writing and Directing Scenes From An Empty Church

Onur Tukel is an actor, screenwriter, producer, director, musician, painter, graphic novelist, and children’s book author. His previous films include Catfight, starring Sandra Oh and Anne Heache, Applesauce, and Black Magic for White Boys. His most recent film is Scenes From an Empty Church, starring Kevin Corrigan and Thomas Jay Ryan, Max Casella, and Paul […]

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