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John Jeffcoat - Bingo! The Documentary and Outsourced

John Jeffcoat is a writer, director, and editor based out of Seattle, WA.

John's debut as a documentary director was the 1999's Bingo! The Documentary distributed by Seventh Art Releasing. His feature-length directorial debut, Outsourced, is a narrative about the outsourcing experience in India, he co-wrote with George Wing and stars Josh Hamilton and Ayesha Dharker.

Outsourced is available on DVD.  John is also working on a feature-length documentary on the world's largest film industry, in Bombay, India, Bollywood and Me.

Direct download: JohnJeffcoat-Outsourced.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EST

Michael Kang - The Motel and West 32nd

Michael Kang is a Korean American writer and director.

His feature film directorial debut The Motel was produced by indie veteran director Miguel Arteta (known for Star Maps, Chuck & Buck, and The Good Girl) and premiered internationally at the Pusan Film Festival and was also awarded the Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker's AwardThe Motel is currently available on DVD.

Michael's latest film West 32nd, produced by Teddy Zee (known for producing Hitch and The Pursuit of Happyness) revolves around John Kim, an ambitious young lawyer in New York, who takes on a pro-bono case involving a fourteen-year-old Korean boy accused of murder.  It debuted at Tribeca


Direct download: MichaelKang-TheMotel.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Asaf Hanuka - Artist on Waltz With Bashir

Asaf Hanuka is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist, notable for his collaborations with his identical twin brother Tomer and his work with Etgar Keret in both Hebrew and English.

Asaf and Tomer co-created Bipolar, an experimental comic book series which gained them nominations for the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz awards.

Asaf and Tomer were artists on Ari Folman’s haunting animated documentary, Waltz with Bashir, about the connection with the current Israeli Army and the 1982 Lebanon War.

Waltz with Bashir has toured film festivals worldwide; garnering many awards, and is in limited theatrical release.  It has won 6 Israeli Academy Awards.  It was also named Best Film of 2008 by the National Society of Film Critics in the United States and has won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film.

Direct download: AsafHanuka-WaltzWithBashir.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Karen Aqua - Penetralia to Sensorium

Karen Aqua has created animated films exploring the themes of ritual, journeys, transformation, and the human spirit since 1976 with her 1st animated short, Penetralia. Much of her work reflects an interest in symbols, mythology, and prehistoric and tribal cultures, and includes elements of rhythm, dance, and music.

Her award-winning films have been screened nationally and internationally, at film festivals, museums, and universities. Aqua’s animation also appears regularly on Sesame Street.

Karen's recent film Sensorium is a hand-drawn experimental animation exploring the relationship between music and image that is inspired by dance gestures and movements found in nature such as water and tide pools, the film is a study of sound/motion synthesis.

Direct download: KarenAqua.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EST