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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Gregg Helvey - Kavi

Gregg Helvey received his M.F.A in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and his B.A.s in English and French from the University of Virginia.

Gregg has traveled the world to film in countries such as El Salvador, China, Kenya and England on projects ranging from independent fictional films to National Geographic and BBC1 documentaries.

His award-winning work includes the documentary, Overexposed, which examines how pornography affects men.

Gregg wrote, directed and produced Kavi, the winning film of the 2009 Student Academy Award® gold medal in the narrative category.

Kavi was filmed entirely on location in India and tells the story of a young boy who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave.

Direct download: GreggHelvey-Kavi.mp3
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Michael Ferreira - It's Me, Matthew!

Michael Ferreira, a native New Yorker of Portuguese immigrant decent, has performed in various theatrical mediums including: theater, television, film, and live cabaret performance, and also as his celebrated alter ego, Carmella Cann.

Michael is a strong presence in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community of New York City, and an advocate for the prevention of child abuse.

Michael is also contributor to the published book Straight Talk with Gay Guys: What Girlfriends Can't Tell You and Straight Men Won't by Daylle Deanna Schwartz.

He has based his film, It’s Me Matthew!, on a fictionalized account of his life story. Michael decided to act in a lead role and write, produce, and direct the film in order to help others like Matthew, with unresolved losses.

Direct download: MichaelFerreira-ItsMeMatthew.mp3
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Sean Baker and Darren Dean - Prince of Broadway

Sean Baker is best known for co-creating the cult television show Greg the Bunny.

Take Out, Sean's second feature which he co-directed, won the Regal Cinemas Dreammaker Award and Best Feature award at the Nashville Film Festival. Take Out is about an illegal Chinese immigrant that falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt.

Darren Dean wrote, directed and produced the award winning short film Sleep Over for under $250.

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Darren is a published author, editor and journalist. He was also the front-man for the popular NYC band, SHOT, which contributed music to the behind the scenes featurette for the Sundance award-winning film Acts of Worship.

Prince of Broadway is Sean Baker's 3rd feature film and Darren Dean’s 1st feature as producer and writer. It premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature. The film went on to win awards at a number of other major film festivals.

Prince of Broadway is the story of Lucky and Levon, two men whose lives converge in the underbelly of New York's wholesale fashion district.

Direct download: PrinceOfBroadway.mp3
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Daniel Mitchell - Triple Concerto in D Minor

Filmmaker and commercial editor Daniel Mitchell is originally from London and has been working in Melbourne and Sydney since 2001, editing high end television commercials. 

Several years after film school, Daniel has focused his writing and directing work on children's films including Triple Concerto in D Minor

In the short film Triple Concerto in D Minor, Rebecca, an ambitious young girl, had always wanted to play the triangle with an orchestra. When the National Youth Orchestra are in town, Rebecca has the chance to make her dream come true.

Direct download: DanielMitchell-TripleConcerto.mp3
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