Spoiler Alert Radio
Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Cecily Gambrell - Champion

Cecily Gambrell began performing at the age of six, born from a theatrical family, and whose great aunts were Gypsy Rose Lee and June Havoc.

Some of Cecily's other work includes acting on Desperate Housewives, and High Hopes for which she wrote the shooting screenplay and co-stars with Edward Furlong, Lacey Chabert, and David Faustino.

She wrote and produced award-winning documentary Champion, profiling the life of actor and ex-convict Danny Trejo with director Joe Eckardt through The Film Emporium. Also featured are Val Kilmer, Dennis Hopper, Steve Buscemi and Robert Rodriguez. 

Cecily also collaborated with Joe Eckardt on High Hopes which was released on Lion's Gate on DVD.

Direct download: CecilyGambrell-Champion.mp3
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Joel Trussell - The Animation Show Intro

Since receiving his B.F.A. in Drawing from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Joel Trussell worked as an animation director in Seattle, animating online projects for clients including Disney, Napster, and the band DevoJoel has also directed animated television commercials for companies including Esurance and Nicorette.

Joel has also directed several music videos for popular artists such as M.Ward, Morcheeba, Coldcut, and Jason Forrest, for which he won a number of awards, including the Ottawa International Animation Festival's Best Music Video. His music videos have been featured in dozens of film festivals and have been featured on MTV2, MuchMusic, and MTV Europe.

Joel Trussell recently made his television directorial debut with three segments for Nickelodeon's hit kids’ show YO GABBA GABBA!  He has created the intro to The Animation Show.

Direct download: JoelTrussel-AnimationShow.mp3
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Kevin Watkins - Hose

Kevin Watkins is a freelance art director, editor, and motion graphics designer in advertising and filmmaker from NYC originally from South Africa.

Kevin has worked as both a Associate Creative Director and Senior Art Director for a variety of major clients including: American Express, AT&T Wireless, Heineken, Lego, Sprite, and RCA.

He has won awards for his artistic work in advertising including the Cannes Silver Lion and Best of Show at the New York Advertising Festival.  He has directed several award winning short films including String, You Were Perfectly Fine, and Hose, an animated film about a garden hose.

Hose is screening at several film festivals including the Historic Digital Cinema Festival, The Kids First! Film Festival, and the Nantucket Film Festival.

Direct download: KevinWatkins-Hose.mp3
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Mary C. Taylor - Square Peg, Round Hole

Mary C. Taylor is a designer, editor, and animator from Kansas City, MO who directed the 2 minute animated short How To Put a Square Peg Into a Round Hole.

She has worked in graphic art and video editing for PlattForm Advertising.  She has also worked in television in design for FOX and NBC networks in addition to multimedia design for National Cinema Network, a subsidiary of AMC Theatres.
Her other projects include web design and creating music videos for the Southern Country Rock band, The Gaslights.

How To Put a Square Peg Into a Round Hole has screened at the Phoenix Film Festival, the L.A. and San Francisco International Children’s Film Festivals, and was featured on the front page of Yahoo!.

Direct download: MaryCTaylor-SquarePeg.mp3
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