Thursday, August 3, 2023

Episode 190 - LIVE from SDCC w/ Alex Watson, Clyde Ratliff, and Christian Martin (J-WAT Productions)

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On today's episode we are coming to you LIVE from San Diego Comic-Con!


This year I decided to bring my producing partners at J-WAT Production, Alex Watson, Clyde Ratliff, and one of our crew members, and comic book writer, Christian Martin! 



I was excited to officially introduce J-WAT Productions to San Diego. Sadly, Terrence Kiriokos couldn't make it as he had a prior commitment. We had two big announcements for San Diego Comic-Con this year. We announced our feature horror film Bundy Manor would be released September 8th, as well as the new comic book we are working on called, The Cleaning Club! 

Thank you so much to Alex, Clyde, and Christian for making the trek down to San Diego. You can watch our official trailer for Bundy Manor below, and keep your eyes out for The Cleaning Club late this year. 

Bundy Manor - Official Trailer

Thanks for having us, San Diego!

Enjoy the episode. 

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Episode 189 - Rob Kutner Returns!

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On today's episode of the podcast, comedy writer Rob Kutner returns!

Rob Kutner

As many of you know, Rob is a former writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Conan, and Teen Titans Go! Rob's new comic book, "Snot Goblins" is out now and Rob will be at San Diego Comic-Con this week signing the new comic! It was great to catch up with Rob on this episode. We haven't had a real chance to talk since Pre-Covid!

On the episode we talked about making the transition from writing late night, to animation, and now to comic books, his favorite character to write on Teen Titan's Go!, the inspiration behind Snot Goblins, and so much more!

"Snot Goblins"

A huge thanks to Rob Kutner. Don't miss Rob signing Snot Goblins at the First Second Books booth, Friday, July 21st from 12-2PM at San Diego Comic-Con. And don't miss our live show, Thursday, July 20th at the Neil Morgan Auditorium. 

Thanks, Rob!

Enjoy the episode!

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Friday, June 23, 2023

We're coming back, San Diego!

We’re coming back, San Diego! 

On the Mic LIVE is returning for our 9th year at San Diego Comic-Con and I’m bringing my J-WAT Films Producing team with me! Join myself, Alexander Watson, Terrence Kiriokos, & Clyde Ratliff. Learn all about how we became a producing team, how J-WAT started, our love for making horror, and so much more! 

Date and Time TBA. 

See you soon, San Diego!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Episode 188 - LIVE from WonderCon 2023 w/ Andrew Bowser

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On today's episode we are coming to you LIVE from WonderCon 2023 with special guest, writer, director, Andrew Bowser!

Andrew Bowser

Andrew's film Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was one of my favorite films. I had only recently become familiar with Andrew's character Onyx but absolutely had to know more. I was also joined by my good friends and producing partner, Alex Watson on this episode as my co-host. 

Onyx the Fortuitous

Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls poster art

We talked with Andrew about his background and how he got started in filmmaking with directing music videos,  how the character of Onyx was developed, the impact Onyx has had on so many people, creating the film, his Sundance experience, and so much more. It's crazy that this was the was the first time Andrew and I have ever met as we worked in many of the same circles for the past 20 years. 

Tim, Alex, and Andrew during the show

The annual post show photo

A huge Thank You to Andrew Bowser for taking the time to come down to Anaheim and join us for the podcast. Thank you as well to Alex Watson for joining me and co-hosting this episode. And of course, thank you to those of you who stuck around after the exhibit floor closed to join us for this live podcast. Make sure to follow Andrew on all of the links below so you know when and where you'll be able to watch "Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls" and find out what he's doing next. 

Thanks, Andrew!

Enjoy the episode. 

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Mic check. Mic Check. Is this thing still on?

Check. Check. Hello? Is this thing on? YES! 

We are still here and kicking. It has been a long absence from podcasting as Bundy Manor has gone through post production, the festival circuit, private screenings, and finally achieving distribution. It has been a wild several months to say the least, and we have no plans to slow down. 

As we have continued to develop new content, new podcasts, and are currently working on our next feature film, Demonetize, I had to step back and make sure that I personally could continue to make everything happen and not let this show fall by the wayside. 

The podcast is still alive though, with more new episodes right around the corner!

Don't miss us this coming weekend at WonderCon! Alex with be joining me to co-host with our very special guest, writer/director/actor, Andrew Bowser! Our LIVE show will be Friday, March 24th at 8PM, Room 211 in the Anaheim Convention Center. 

Thanks for listening! 

See you in Anaheim!

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Tim's 95th Oscar Picks

It's that time of year again! The red carpet is rolled out and the Oscars are here! Which can only mean one thing, it's time for my annual Oscar Picks!

Jimmy Kimmel is back for as our host and I'm incredibly excited to see what he has in store for us. 

This year's nominees are one of a kind and I had pleasure as always speaking with a number of them. There are so many nominees that have been waiting for this moment for so long and I think tonight is finally going to be their night! Without further ado, here's my picks for the 95th Oscars. 

Best Picture

Everything Everywhere All At Once


Best Actor

Brendan Fraser


This is a tough pick between Brendan and Austin Butler, but after Brendan Fraser's SAG win, I think he has this locked in. 


Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh


There's a lot of talk around Cate Blanchett, but Michelle Yeoh has dominated award season (deservingly so) and I fully expect her to finish strong with an Oscar.


Best Supporting Actor

Ke Huy Quan


Probably the award I'm most excited for. 


Best Supporting Actress

Jamie Lee Curtis


I have been staring at a blinking cusor for the past hour trying to settle on this pick. After Jamie Lee Curtis won the SAG Award she became the front runner. I felt like Angela Bassett was the front runner when the nominations were released. She won the Golden Globe, and Kerry Condon came in with the BAFTA win. 


Best Director

The Daniels - Everything Everywhere All At Once


Best Adapted Screenplay

Sarah Polley - Women Talking


Best Original Screenplay

The Daniel - Everything Everywhere All At Once


Best Animated Feature

Pinnochio

 

Best Documentary Feature

Navalny


Best International Feature

All Is Quiet on the Western Front


Best Production Design

Babylon


Best Cinematography

All Is Quiet on the Western Front


Best Editing

Everything Everywhere All At Once


Best Visual Effects

Avatar: The Way of Water


Best Costume Design

Elvis


Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Elvis

 

Best Original Score

All Is Quiet on the Western Front


Best Original Song

"Naatu Naatu" - RRR


Best Sound

Top Gun: Maverick


Best Animated Short

The Boy, The Mole, the Fox and the Horse


Best Live Action Short

Le Pupille


Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperer


The Oscars air TONIGHT on ABC at 5PM PST/8PM EST

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel!


Enjoy!

Friday, March 10, 2023

On the Mic returns to WonderCon 2023! Guest Announcement!

 I am very excited to announce that On the Mic will be returning to WonderCon in Anaheim for a LIVE show!

This year's show will take place Friday, March 24th at 8PM in Room 211 and I could not be more excited for this year's guest! This year I have writer/director/actor/producer Andrew Bowser aka Onyx the Fortuitus joining us, alongside my guest co-host Alex Watson!


I absolutely loved Andrew's film "Onyx the Fortuitus and the Talisman of Souls" that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. I had to learn more about his work and career and am so thrilled he agreed to join me for this LIVE show at WonderCon. 

See you guys in Anaheim on March 24th!


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Official Announcement for our next feature film!

 Today I am very excited to FINALLY be able to announce our next feature film... DEMONETIZE! 


Demonetize follows two washed up ghost hunters who realize that their only way back to stardom is working with people they despise the most: social media influencers. 

Demonetize is a horror/comedy brought to you by our entire producing team behind Bundy Manor. The film is written by Alexander Watson and Janine Hogan. It will be Directed by Alexander Watson. 

To keep updated on all things Demonetize, visit the link below!



Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Bundy Manor is headed to the Horrific Hope Film Festival!

Time for a new festival announcement for Bundy Manor!


We are excited to announce that Bundy Manor has been selected as part of the Horrific Hope Film Festival in Winchester, Virginia! The film will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, and if you know our love for the Alamo Drafthouse, this is a pretty big deal for us. 

If you would like to get tickets to the festival and watch Bundy Manor on the big screen, tickets go on sale March 1st. Get them at the link below. 



Tuesday, January 24, 2023

95th Oscar Nominations (COMPLETE LIST)

 The 95th Oscar Nominations are here! 


This years list of nominees is such an incredible array of talent. I absolutely love seeing “Everything Everywhere All At Once” scoop up 11 nominations! Brendan Fraser’s and Ke Huy Quan’s nominations brought tears to my eyes. Two actors who thought their careers were over, now nominated for Oscars. I’ve heard very little about the remake of “All Is Quiet on the Western Front”, but after 9 nominations I’ve got my homework cut out for me! Here is the complete list of this year’s nominees. 

Performance by an actor in a leading role
  • Austin Butler in "Elvis"
  • Colin Farrell in "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brendan Fraser in "The Whale"
  • Paul Mescal in "Aftersun"
  • Bill Nighy in "Living"
 

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Brendan Gleeson in "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brian Tyree Henry in "Causeway"
  • Judd Hirsch in "The Fabelmans"
  • Barry Keoghan in "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Ke Huy Quan in "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
 

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in "Tár"
  • Ana de Armas in "Blonde"
  • Andrea Riseborough in "To Leslie"
  • Michelle Williams in "The Fabelmans"
  • Michelle Yeoh in "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
 

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Angela Bassett in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
  • Hong Chau in "The Whale"
  • Kerry Condon in "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
  • Stephanie Hsu in "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
 

Best animated feature film of the year

  • "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley
  • "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey
  • "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
  • "The Sea Beast" Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
  • "Turning Red" Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins
 

Achievement in cinematography

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" James Friend
  • "Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths" Darius Khondji
  • "Elvis" Mandy Walker
  • "Empire of Light" Roger Deakins
  • "Tár" Florian Hoffmeister
 

Achievement in costume design

  • "Babylon" Mary Zophres
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Ruth Carter
  • "Elvis" Catherine Martin
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Shirley Kurata
  • "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris" Jenny Beavan
 

Achievement in directing

  • "The Banshees of Inisherin" Martin McDonagh
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • "The Fabelmans" Steven Spielberg
  • "Tár" Todd Field
  • "Triangle of Sadness" Ruben Östlund
 

Best documentary feature

  • "All That Breathes" Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer
  • "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed" Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov
  • "Fire of Love" Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
  • "A House Made of Splinters" Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström
  • "Navalny" Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris
 

Best documentary short subject

  • "The Elephant Whisperers" Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
  • "Haulout" Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
  • "How Do You Measure a Year?" Jay Rosenblatt
  • "The Martha Mitchell Effect" Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
  • "Stranger at the Gate" Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones
 

Achievement in film editing

  • "The Banshees of Inisherin" Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • "Elvis" Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Paul Rogers
  • "Tár" Monika Willi
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" Eddie Hamilton
 

Best international feature film of the year

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Germany
  • "Argentina, 1985" Argentina
  • "Close" Belgium
  • "EO" Poland
  • "The Quiet Girl" Ireland
 

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
  • "The Batman" Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
  • "Elvis" Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti
  • "The Whale" Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley
 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Volker Bertelmann
  • "Babylon" Justin Hurwitz
  • "The Banshees of Inisherin" Carter Burwell
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Son Lux
  • "The Fabelmans" John Williams
 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • "Applause" from "Tell It like a Woman"
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • "Hold My Hand" from "Top Gun: Maverick"
    Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
    Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR"
    Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose
  • "This Is A Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
    Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne
 

Best motion picture of the year

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Malte Grunert, Producer
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water" James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
  • "The Banshees of Inisherin" Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers
  • "Elvis" Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers
  • "The Fabelmans" Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers
  • "Tá"r Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers
  • "Triangle of Sadness" Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers
  • "Women Talking" Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers
 

Achievement in production design

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water" Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
  • "Babylon" Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino
  • "Elvis" Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn
  • "The Fabelmans" Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
 

Best animated short film

  • "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
  • "The Flying Sailor" Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
  • "Ice Merchants" João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
  • "My Year of Dicks" Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
  • "An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It" Lachlan Pendragon
 

Best live action short film

  • "An Irish Goodbye" Tom Berkeley and Ross White
  • "Ivalu" Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
  • "Le Pupille" Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
  • "Night Ride" Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
  • "The Red Suitcase" Cyrus Neshvad
 

Achievement in sound

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water" Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges
  • "The Batman" Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson
  • "Elvis" David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor
 

Achievement in visual effects

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar
  • "Avatar: The Way of Water" Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
  • "The Batman" Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy
  • "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher
 

Adapted screenplay

  • "All Quiet on the Western Front" Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell
  • "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" Written by Rian Johnson
  • "Living" Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • "Top Gun: Maverick" Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
  • "Women Talking" Screenplay by Sarah Polley
 

Original screenplay

  • "The Banshees of Inisherin" Written by Martin McDonagh
  • "Everything Everywhere All at Once" Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • "The Fabelmans" Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
  • "Tár" Written by Todd Field
  • "Triangle of Sadness" Written by Ruben Östlund
The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel!