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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Evan Glodell - Director, Writer, Editor, and Cinematographer - Bellflower

Evan moved to California in his early 20s with a group of close friends to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. Evan worked for Internet start-up STIM TV where he conceptualized and starred in the edgy sitcom Boss Of The Glory.

Evan has directed many music videos and worked as a cinematographer on feature-length horror film Placebo and the shorts Before Breakfast and Savanna.

Bellflower, an intensely personal story incorporating many real life events, was Evan’s feature-length directorial debut. Bellflower became Evan’s true labor of love, causing him to sacrifice almost everything, including selling off all of his personal belongings and living in an abandoned wing of an office building to fund the film.

Bellflower follows two friends as they venture out into the world to begin their adult lives. While waiting for the world to end, their call to excitement comes unexpectedly when one of them meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love.

Quickly integrated into a new group of friends, they set off on a journey of betrayal, love, hate, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies which in Bellflower are filled with cool customized cars, flame throwers and home bult wepons of mass destruction.

Direct download: EvanGlodell.mp3
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Daniel MacIvor - Screenwriter, Director, and Actor from Canada

Daniel is a Screenwriter, Director, and Actor from Canada.  He was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and was educated in Halifax and Toronto.  Daniel started the theatre company da da kamera in Toronto for whom he has written, directed, and acted. Daniel is now one of Canada's best known playwrights.

Daniel has written, co-written, acted, and directed several independent films, which are usually made in his home province of Nova Scotia. They include: Past Perfect, Marion Bridge, Wilby Wonderful, Whole New Thing, and more recently Trigger.

Wilby Wonderful which he wrote, directed, and acted in is about 24 hours in the life of the small town of Wilby, where the municipal festival is in preparation as development comes to the island and threatens to change the world around them.  Whole New Thing, co-written with Amnon Buchbinder, is unconventional coming-of-age narrative of a 13 year old boy, Emerson, who lives with his counter-cultural parents and develops a crush on his teacher, Don Grant, played by Daniel.

Trigger was written by Daniel and directed by Bruce MacDonald, starring Tracy Wright and Molly ParkerTrigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a chaotic lifestyle. A dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening rediscover friendship, remember their rock n'roll days, and reignite chaos.

Direct download: DanielMacIvor.mp3
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Oscar Live Action and Animated Shorts 2012 Review

Joined by Paul Elsnau, co-producer and editor of Spoiler Alert Radio, we discussed the 2012 Academy Award short film nominees for live-action and animation.

The Oscar nominated shorts play in theaters around the US and around the world throughout months prior and after the Academy Award ceremony courtesy of Shorts International

There were many great shorts selected from around the world and some of our favorites included:  Time Freaks and The Shore (for Live Action) and A Morning Stroll and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (for Animated).

Direct download: OscarShorts2012.mp3
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Arnau Quiles - Film Editor from Spain for Javier Mariscal - Chico and Rita

Arnau has had several years or experience editing and collaborating on musically based films, commercials, music videos, and documentaries including: the documentary, A.Visualist and the animated Oscar nominated music laden feature film, Chico & Rita, He has working for several years on projects in collaboration with Javier Mariscal.

A.Visualist is a documentary about behind the scenes look at the philosophies and practices of VJ performance art and is noted for its unique style of non-linear editing.

Chico & Rita is about is a young piano player with big dreams, Chico, and Rita, a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.

Direct download: ArnauQuiles.mp3
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