Episode 51: Changing the World Through Film, with Indieflix CEO Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, director, and Emmy-nominated costume designer (The Wonder Years). She is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Indieflix, a global entertainment screening and subscription streaming service based in Seattle. IndieFlix produces and distributes social impact films and series to create positive change in the world.         […]

Episode 50: A Time to Pause, Listen, Elevate Black Voices, and Unify

In light of recent events in Minneapolis and throughout the country, and out of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, our regularly-scheduled interview has been postponed until next week. This week we plan to pause, listen, reflect on how we can unify as a nation, and elevate black voices. One such voice is that […]

Episode 48: That's Not The Way It Works, with Actor and Screenwriter Bob Sáenz

Bob Sáenz is an actor and screenwriter known for Extracurricular Activities (2019)(now streaming on Amazon Prime), The Right Girl (2015), and Help for the Holidays (2012). He is also the author of the 2019 book That’s Not The Way It Works: A no-nonsense guide to the craft and business of screenwriting.           […]

Episode 47: RECAP: Takeaways from Nick Cassavetes, Turning 50, and What's Ahead

Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the Nick Cassavetes episode, what it’s like turning 50, what life was like in 1970 (the year of Jason’s birth), and preview next week’s episode with screenwriter and actor Bob Sáenz, author of the book That’s Not The Way It Works: a no-nonsense guide to the craft and business […]

Episode 46: Nick Cassavetes on Breaking the Family Mold as an Actor, Writer, and Director

Nick Cassavetes is an actor, screenwriter, and director. The son of independent film pioneer John Cassavetes and Academy Award-nominated actress Gena Rowlands, Nick started his career as an actor but eventually settled into screenwriting and directing. He wrote the screenplay for the 2001 biopic Blow starring Johnny Depp, directed The Notebook starring Ryan Gosling and […]

Episode 45: RECAP: Takeaways from David Frangioni, Pandemic Life, and What's Ahead.

Bryan and Jason discuss: Last week’s interview with David Frangioni. How they are coping as the pandemic drags on. The loss of folk/country music songwriting legend John Prine. Bryan’s childhood trauma of being rejected by “Company 7” (an arts program in elementary school); and Next week’s interview with film director Nick Cassavetes, who directed The […]

Episode 44: David Frangioni on Recording with Aerosmith, and Playing Drums with No Plan B

David Frangioni is a professional drummer, music technologist, magazine publisher, author of three books, designer of custom recording studios, and philanthropist. David has been the music technologist for Aerosmith for over 30 years and has worked with acts like The Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, Elton John, Sting, Journey, Styx, Kiss, Ozzie Osborne, Phil Collins, Shakira, and Cher. […]

Episode 43: RECAP: Sundance 2020, Podcasting in a Pandemic, and What's Next?

Bryan and Jason discuss takeaways from the eight interviews recorded at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this year. They also talk about the challenges of podcasting during a global pandemic and preview next week’s episode with the Modern Drummer publicist David Frangioni, who has served as Aerosmith’s music technologist for over 30 years.

Episode 42: Filmmaker Natalie Johns on Finding Untold Stories

Natalie Johns is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker. In 2007 she founded Dig For Fire, a studio capturing inspired music stories and live experiences. Commercial clients included Nike, iTunes, Coca Cola, Spotify, Amnesty International, and Rock the Vote. Johns has collaborated with Bono, Sam Smith, Childish Gambino, Solange, John Legend, and Gil Scott Heron. Her most recent […]