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Adam Taub - La Quinceaera and The Duke of Bachata

Adam Taub is a documentary film director from Colorado whose films include, Don Angelo, La Quinceañera, and El Duque de la Bachata (The Duke of Bachata).

Don Angelo, is The story of Angelo Chavez, a retired U.S. naval officer who spends his retirement years driving to Tijuana, Mexico to help those in need.

La Quinceañera, explores the issues of family, faith, and coming of age, and is a portrait of a Mexican family's love and devotion to each other.

El Duque de la Bachata is Adam’s more recent documentary following Dominican bachata and merengue musician Joan Soriano as he works to accomplish his dream of a hit song and fame as an artist.

Adam is also working a documentary on the people, music and geography of the Island of Cape Breton, called The Cape Breton Fiddler.
 

Direct download: AdamTaub.mp3
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Clark Hunter - Production Designer - Sling Blade, All the Pretty Horses, The Smell of Success, Carriers

For over 25 years, Clark Hunter has worked as a production designer on a wide range of films including the Billy Bob Thornton-directed films: Sling Blade, All the Pretty Horses, and Daddy and Them.  

Clark has also worked with The Polish Brothers and M. David Mullen, ASC on The Astronaut Farmer, Stay Cool, and The Smell of Success. Clark also has designed films like Carriers, an interesting twist on an apocaltypic thriller.

Clark’s range of film credits also include:  Clay Pigeons, Suicide Kings, Niagara, Niagara, The Badge, Beerfest, Old School, Road Trip, and Piranha 3D.

Clark's recent projects include: Seven Days in Utopia starring Robert Duvall, Lucas Black, and Melissa Leo, based on an inspirational book about life lessons from golf learned on a real golf course in a remote area of Utopia, TX, and Salvation Boulevard from director George Ratliff, Set in the world of mega-churches.

Direct download: ClarkHunter.mp3
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Amy Weber - Radish Creative and Annabelle & Bear

Amy Weber, advertising director and filmmaker has also developed numerous award winning television and film projects with her company Radish Creative Group and her first feature film directorial debut, Annabelle & Bear

Annabelle & Bear is the product of a 100% Michigan cast, crew and soundtrack.  Amy showcased the local film community, featuring the talent in Michigan during tough economic times for the state. 

Annabelle & Bear
is the dramatic, tender story of a man who finds himself thrust into the struggles of unexpected fatherhood taking him on a journey leading to life-altering love found in the heart of his young daughter.

Direct download: AmyWeber.mp3
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Mark White - Production Designer on Please Give and Winter's Bone - Now on DVD

Mark White, an American production designer, began his career as a Toy Designer before moving into Theatre Design. He shifted gears into film as Set Designer on Twenty-Nine Palms and then as Art Director on Boiler Room

As Production Designer, Mark’s credits include: Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, The Ten, Tully and the Comedy Central series, Stella

He also was production designer for Morgan J. Freeman’s film, Homecoming, and the film Transamerica, featuring the Oscar-nominated actress, Felicity Huffman.

Mark was recently the production designer on two major independent films, Please Give and Winter's Bone.

Please Give is directed and written by Nicole Holofcener, a perceptive and darkly comedic take on modern life’s contradictions, good intentions, and shaky moral bearings, starring Catherine Keener and Oliver Platt.

Winter’s Bone is written and directed by Debra Granik is about 17 year old Ree Dolly who sets out to track down her missing father, who has put their house up for his bail bond, which will lead to the family’s eviction if he can’t be found. Winter’s Bone won the Best Picture Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

Direct download: MarkWhite2.mp3
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