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Greg Wilcox - Homage to a Catalonian Christmas

We are joined by Greg Wilcox, director of a short short story documentary called Homage to a Catalonian Christmas, featuring an entertaining look at a featuring the cultural winter holiday traditions of the Tio and the caganer (the crapper) and the need for Catalonia to keep its own culture active.

He has also made an experimental political short called Fortunate Son, a music video that shows the irony of a CCR song used for a Wrangler jeans commerical in 2005.

Homage to a Catalonian Christmas has played a number of festivals including the Rhode Island International Film Festival. It also screened at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival, where it won the Rammie Award for special recognition for overall short short storytelling.

Direct download: GregWilcox-CatalonianChristmas-Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Raiya Corsiglia - Blue Dreams Downtown

Raiya Corsiglia is an actor, director, editor, and producer. She has worked on commercials, music videos, shorts, and has a fantasy feature planned as well. Her latest work is a short experimental film which she wrote, starred in, edited, and directed called Blue Dreams Downtown. It is a uniquely shot film about a down on his luck drifter and his relationship with a woman in a photograph.

Blue Dreams Downtown has played a number of festivals including the Dragon*Con Short Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Short Short Film. It screened at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival, where it won the Thousand Words award for excellence in wordless presentation.

Direct download: RaiyaCorsiglia-BlueDreamsDowntown.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EST

Shane McCabe - Lucky Escape

Shane McCabe is from Dublin, Ireland and began his artistic career as an actor before later moving to writing and eventually directing. He wrote and directed the short short story film Lucky Escape, about a man, a woman, a restaurant, and being careful about what you wish for.

In 2002, he acted in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Veronica Guerin. He has written six features and is working on lucky #7. In 2005, The Irish Film Board awarded his short film Never Judge a Book funding; it premiered at the 4th Annual Dublin International Film Festival in 2006.

The film has screened in a variety of festivals worldwide, including the Palms Springs ShortFest where it was picked up for distribution.  Lucky Escape also screened at the 2007 MergingArts Short Short Story Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Soul of Wit award for exellence in clever wordplay.

Direct download: ShaneMcCabe-LuckyEscape-Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST