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Scott Kravitz - Loom

Scott Kravitz is a character animator in San Francisco, CA who started out as an actor.

He became a featured character animator on a variety of film projects including the animation series The PJs, Hollow Man, Matrix: Revolutions, Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and The Host.

His personal film projects include Family Portrait, Magic Trick, and Loom.

Loom is about a street musician who risks his life to save a child and meets his fate at the hands of an old woman who is more than she seems.

Direct download: ScottKravitz-Loom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Zina Papadopoulou - Bloody Mary

Zina Papadopoulou is a Greek animator and graphic and web designer who now lives and has studied in the Netherlands.

Zina has done commercial work, music videos, and a variety of eclectic short films.  Highlights of her work include My Dad, Safe Surf, Rendezvous, and Bloody Mary.

In Bloody Mary, Mary faces a strange room with mixed feelings of excitement and greed after her obsession with the famous drink.

Direct download: ZinaPapadopoulou.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Maria Gigante - Girls Room

Maria Gigante writes, directs and produces short films in Chicago and in Brooklyn, NY.

Her films scripts Petal Fall and Eva Eva won screenwriting awards at Screenwriting Expo in LA and the Columbia College Written Image Screenwriting Competition.

Her most recently completed short film, Girls Room, hit the festival circuit in 2007.  Girls Room is about a Catholic schoolgirl who discovers that there is nothing more frightening than having to go to the old, creepy restroom down the hall – all by herself.

Girls Room was Maria's thesis film at Columbia College and won Best of the Fest and the Audience Award at Columbia's 2007 Big Screen Film Festival.

It continues to play at festivals including the Short Film Corner at The Cannes Film Festival, LA Shorts Fest, Berlin, Montreal World, and was nominated for the mtvU Student Filmmaker Award at Tribeca and won best short in the Chlotrudis Film Festival.

Direct download: MariaGigante-GirlsRoom.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

Chris Metzler - Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

Chris Metzler graduated from USC with a degree in business and cinema.
 
His film directing and producing work has resulted in frequent partnerships with Jeff Springer, where together they've made their way in the Nashville country and Christian music video industries, before finally forsaking their souls to commercial LA rock n’ roll.

These misadventures eventually culminated in their winning a Billboard Magazine Music Video Award.

Chris finished traveling the theatrical circuit promoting his John Waters’ narrated documentary, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, which premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival and won both the HBO Producer’s Award and the Robert Altman Award.

He is a recipient of the Bay Area Video Coalition’s AEA Award and has previously received funding support from the Pacific Pioneer Fund and the Fleishhacker Fund.

Direct download: ChrisMetzler-SaltonSea.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EST