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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Carol Carimi Acutt - Been Down That Muddy Road

On this episode, we talk with documentary filmmaker Carol Carimi Acutt of Safari Films.

Carol is a native New Orleanian and has directed three documentaries about Louisiana musicians: Getting It Together featuring bebop pianist Willie Metcalf, Jr., My Story, My Music, My Life about renowned jazz composer and arranger Harold Battiste, Jr., and most recently Been Down That Muddy Road featuring Louisiana Hall of Fame swamp pop legend Joe Barry.

Direct download: MuddyRoad-Podcast.mp3
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Jason Connell - Strictly Background

We speak with Jason Connell, president of Connell Creations, a video and film production company in Los Angeles.

Jason Connell has recently directed a documentary film about the lives of Hollywood background actors (often somewhat inaccurately called "extras") called Strictly Background.

He also founded the Tulsa Uncensored Film Festival, which spread to both New York and Los Angeles, underwent a name change, and is now known as the United Film Festival.

Direct download: StrictlyBackground-podcast.mp3
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Greg Cahill - The Golden Voice

Greg Cahill is originally from Boston and graduated from NYU in 2004. His thesis film there was Wolves of Chechnya, a short film about a Russian soldier’s harrowing experiences in the Chechen War. He then moved to LA, where he produces and directs special features for the NBC TV series Medium.

Greg Cahill has recently written, directed, and produced The Golden Voice, a short film about the Cambodian rock singer Ros Sereysothea, one of Cambodia’s biggest stars of the 60’s and early 70’s before the advent of the Khmer Rouge. It is a tragic yet inspiring film featuring some undiscovered gems of rock and roll music.

Direct download: GregCahill-GoldenVoice-Podcast.mp3
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