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Bettina Devin - Film Noir, The Confessional, The Full Picture

Bettina Devin is a talented actress, voice over artist, singer, and teacher.

Bettina Devin was known worldwide for her role as “Maureen’s clueless Mom” in the film version of Rent.  

She can be seen in principal and lead film roles in the thriller, The Confessional, The Full Picture (Grand Prize Winner in the Rhode Island International Film Festival), and in 2 unique roles in The Village Barbershop.

In Film Noir, an animated feature, she voiced 6 characters, including the leading female character, and it premiered at Cannes.

Bettina is also an critically acclaimed singer and stage performer, who has been a Guest Artist with the San Francisco Symphony and David Mirisch Productions.

She has been a Celebrity Guest Coach for GRAMMY Career Day, has taught voice and acting for over 30 years, and has worked with a wide variety of performers.

Direct download: BettinaDevin.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Emily Hubley - The Toe Tactic

Emily Hubley is a daughter of pioneer animators Faith and John Hubley and she worked on Faith Hubley's films at The Hubley Studio, Inc. from 1977 to 2001.

Emily has also been making her own animated shorts for thirty years. Her hand-drawn films explore personal memory and the turbulence of emotional life.

Among Hubley's shorts are: Pigeon Within, Delivery Man, The Tower, Her Grandmother's Gift, Set Set Spike, and Octave.

She has created the animated sequences for John Cameron Mitchell's Hedwig and the Angry Inch. She also provided inserts for documentaries Everything's Cool, Blue Vinyl, The Boy in the Bubble, and Original Child Bomb.

With Emily’s 1st feature length film, The Toe Tactic, she layers human truths, working with live elements to depict a reality that is at once subjective, honest and bittersweet. 

The Toe Tactic uses live action and animation together to explore the interaction between the human and supernatural forces and the main character, Mona Peek, finds her way to reconnect with the world. 

The Toe Tactic features an eclectic score from her sister and collaborator Georgia Hubley's band, Yo La Tengo. Emily is touring and speaking about The Toe Tactic in various cinemas and venues nationwide.

Direct download: EmilyHubley-TheToeTactic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Stacey Chomiak - The Celestial Ox and Ta-Dah

While hailing from Winnipeg, MB, Stacey Chomiak is currently living in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in her final year of the Bachelor of Animation degree at Sheridan College.

Before Stacey moved from the corporate world to animation school, she worked as a graphic/web designer for several years.

She has completed the The Celestial Ox,  with the MoCap Penguins studio which has screened many films festivals and is currently finishing up her 2nd animated short, Tah-dah.

Direct download: StaceyChomiak.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont - Manon on the Asphalt

Elizabeth Marre was born in Paris and completed law school while studying acting for several years. 

Elizabeth worked as 1st Assistant Director on  feature films, where she traveled from Lebanon to Hong-Kong, working on films such as La Moustache and Caramel.

Olivier Pont grew up in the French Riviera. He graduated from the Gobelins, the French National Animation School.

He worked as an animator at the Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation Studio in London and then developed his own stories as a comic strip artist.  Olivier edited eight cartoon books, including Où le Regard ne porte pas….

Elizabeth and Olivier have together written and directed two short films : That Little Spark (La Petite Flamme) and Manon on the Asphalt (Manon sur le Bitume).

Both films have screened and been awarded in several festivals world wide and Manon on the Asphalt was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Live Action Short.

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