Monday, March 25, 2019

Episode 159 - Brooke Trantor Returns!

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

[NSFW WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT]

On today's episode, Actor, Writer, Director, and Producer, Brooke Trantor returns to the podcast!

Brooke Trantor

Brooke made her first appearance on the podcast on Episode 98, almost exactly 2 years ago! It was great to have Brooke back on the show to catch up and talk about her new film "Yours Are Mine", which is currently on the film festival circuit. 

Tim and Brooke following the episode

Brooke and I talked about loving our East Hollywood neighborhood after realizing we only live a few streets apart, going to the movies, social media and careers, the inspiration behind "Yours Are Mine", lifting up Women in Film, our Second City family, and so much more. 


A huge Thanks to Brooke for taking the time from her busy schedule to come back onto the podcast. Make sure to follow Brooke on all of the social media links below. She is such an incredibly hard worker and positive person, and somebody that everybody can definitely benefit from following and getting know better. Watch the trailer for "Yours Are Mine" below and make sure to see them it if it's playing in a city near you. It will be coming to the Blackbird Film Festival in Cortland, New York on April 28th, so don't miss it!

Thanks Brooke!

Enjoy the episode.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR YOURS ARE MINE HERE






LISTEN THE THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Episode 158 - Nathan Catucci

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

On today's episode, I have Writer and Director Nathan Catucci.

Nathan Catucci

Nathan's first feature film, "Impossible Monsters", premiers this Satuday, March 9th at the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose. I rarely go back and watch a film twice when prepping to record shows, but "Impossible Monsters" is such a fun, twisted thriller that I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss anything. "Impossible Monsters" follows an ambitious professor who gets caught up in the murder of a participant in his sleep study, as the line between dreams and reality blur.


The "Impossible Monsters" poster and one of the paintings in the film

On the episode I talked with Nathan about about the idea for "Impossible Monsters" came about, dealing with his own sleep paralysis, the intense paitings in the film, how the production design fit in with the story, casting, and so much more.

Watch the Official Trailer here

A huge Thanks to Nathan Catucci for taking the time to join me on the podcast. Make sure to follow "Impossible Monsters" on all of the sites listed below to know when it's playing near you. Don't miss it's premier this Saturday at Cinequest! 

Thanks, Nathan!

Enjoy the episode. 






LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Episode 157 - 2019 Oscars Picks

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

[NSFW WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT]

Today's episode is our annual Oscar Predictions!


We are so excited for this year's Oscars, even without there being a host! There are so many great nominees and we can't wait to see who takes home the Oscar Gold. Austin and I always look forward to sitting down and making our Oscar Predictions. We so rarely split on our picks, but this year we had a several, including Best Picture!

Before we give our Oscar Picks, I want to say a quick thank you to the Oscar Shorts Program for letting us be a part of it this year and having the chance to talk with all of the Oscar Nominated Short Directors. Thank you for following along with our Oscar Week coverage as well! Without further adieu, here are our 2019 Oscar Picks! Enjoy the episode.


Category
Tim’s Pick
Austin’s Pick

Best Picture

Green Book

Roma
Best Actor
Rami Malek
Rami Malek
Best Actress
Glenn Close
Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King
Amy Adams
Best Original Song
Shallow
Shallow
Best Original Score
Black Panther
Black Panther
Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso Cuaron
Best Documentary
Free Solo
Free Solo
Best Foreign Language Film
Roma
Roma
Best Original Screenplay
Vice
Vice
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlackkKlansmen
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse
Best Cinematography
Roma
Roma
Best Animated Short
One Small Step
One Small Step
Best Costume Design
Black Panther
Black Panther
Best Visual Effects
First Man
First Man
Best Film Editing
Vice
The Favourite
Best Production Design
The Favourite
The Favourite
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Live Action Short
Skin
Skin
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Vice
Vice
Best Documentary Short
Black Sheep
Black Sheep



LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE


Friday, February 22, 2019

Episode 156 - Oscar Week (Pt. 3) feat. Guy Nattiv, Jeremy Comte, & Marshall Curry

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

Today's episode is Part 3 of our Oscar Week coverage!


Today's films come to us from the Live Action and Documentary Short categories. I talked with 3 of the Oscar nominated filmmakers, starting with Guy Nattiv from "Skin", Jeremy Comte from "Fauve", and Marshall Curry from "A Night at the Garden". 


Today's collection of films are all incredibly intense films with powerful themes and messages. I talked with each of the filmmakers about how their films stories came about, how Marshall learned about the Night at the Garden, the acting choices made in the films, the messages they hope are taken away from their films and so much more! Marshall Curry recently made the news with "A Night at the Garden" when Fox News refused to play his 30 second trailer. 


The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well as on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nomianted in the short film categories are absolutely incredible and I've had a wonderful time talking to all of these great filmmakers. This is the final part of our 3 part Oscar Shorts coverage and we can't begin to thank all of these Oscar Nominated Directors enough for their time. 


A special thanks to Guy Nattiv, Jeremy Comte, and Marshall Curry for taking the time out of their incredibly busy schedule. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday! 

Enjoy the episode. 


LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Episode 155 - Oscar Week (Pt. 2) feat. Louise Bagnall, David Fine, Alison Snowden, and Trevor Jimenez

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

Today's episode is Part 2 of our Oscar week coverage!


Today's films focus soley on the Animated Short film category as I talk with 4 of the Oscar Nominated filmmakers, starting with  Louise Bagnall from "Late Afternoon", David Fine and Alison Snowden from "Animal Behaviour", and Trevor Jimenez from "Weekends".


The animated categories are always some of my favorite because animation offers a lot of freedom to story telling that you can't do with live action, and really lets the filmmakers imagination and creativity shine. I talked with each of them about their story development, the artistic approach and unique styles, inspiration behind their films, and so much more.



The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nominated in the short film categories are absolutely incredible and I'm having a wonderful time talking to all of these great filmmakers. Stay tuned for the 3 part of our Oscar week coverage tommorw as I talk to 3 more of the Oscar nominated Directors. 



A special thanks to Louise Bagnall, David Fine, Alison Snowden, and Trevor Jimenez for taking the time out of their incredibly busy week to talk with me. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday. 

Enjoy the episode. 


LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Episode 154 - Oscar Week (Pt. 1) feat. Skye Fitzgerald, Ed Perkins, Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

Today's episode is Part 1 of our Oscar week coverage!


All this week I am interviewing the Directors behind the Oscar Nominated short films. Today's episode features 3 filmmakers, Skye Fitzgerald from the Documentary Short "Lifeboat", Ed Perkins from the Documentary Short "Black Sheep", and Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas from the Animated Short "One Small Step".


I talked with all of these filmmakers about finding out their films were nominated for an Oscar, as well as all of the individual aspects of each of their films, how they developed their story, what inspired them in the filmmaking process, troubles they encountered, and so much more. 


The Oscar Shorts are still playing in theaters around the country, as well on the Oscar Shorts TV. All 15 films nominated in the short film categories are absoultely incredible and are having a wonderful time talking to all of these filmmakers. Stay tuned for another episode tomorrow with 3 more Oscar nominated Directors. 


A special thanks to Skye Fitzgerald, Ed Perkins, Andrew Chesworth, and Bobby Pontillas for taking the time out of this incredibly busy week to talk with me. Don't miss their films as part of the Oscar Shorts Program. 

Best of luck to all of our guests at the Oscars this Sunday. 

Enjoy the episode.


LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Episode 153 - Aaron Bleyaert

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON ITUNES HERE

[NSFW WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT]

On today's episode, I have two-time Emmy winner, head of Conan Digital, and creator of "Clueless Gamer", Aaron Bleyaert!

Aaron Bleyaert

I first met Aaron at one of the final Meltdown shows and have always been a fan of his work on Conan. It was great to finally make this episode work with Aaron's incredibly busy schedule.


Aaron and Conan during a Clueless Gamer segment


Aaron winning one of his two Emmy's

On the episode I talked with Aaron about his recent visit to the Sundance Film Festival, finding your own voice in entertainment, discovering his love for TV at Michigan State, videos that inspire him, creating "Clueless Gamer", his career at Conan, Dinner and a Video Game, and so much more.


Tim and Aaron following the podcast

A huge Thanks to Aaron Bleyaert for taking the time to sit down with me for this episode. Make sure to follow him on all of the social media links and his show links below. Also follow the Team Coco links we put below where you can see even more of Aaron's work, especially as he leave for Australia this week to film Conan Australia. 

Thanks, Aaron! 

Enjoy the episode!






LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON PODBEAN HERE


LISTEN TO THE EPISODE ON STITCHER RADIO HERE