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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Bradley Stonesifer - Director of Photography - The Vicious Kind, Spork, and God Bless America

Growing up as one of four children, Bradley spent his school days immersed in athletics and art.  Photography presented itself as the perfect medium through which to express  Bradley's creative energy. 

Graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography, Bradley's hands-on approach to camera and lighting laid the groundwork for his generous work ethic, admitting, he never wanted to have to ask someone to do something he couldn’t do himself.

As director of photography, Bradley has been fortunate enough to have films that he has worked on to premiere at various festivals around the world.

Some of the notable ones include: The Vicious Kind at Sundance, Almost Kings at LAFF, Spork at Tribeca, and God Bless America at Toronto.  He also shot the acclaimed winning short, Sexting for renowned writer and director, Neil Labute starring actress, Julia Stiles.

Direct download: BradleyStonesifer.mp3
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Gorman Bechard - Director and Writer

Gorman is the author of the novels: The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, Unwound, Ninth Square, Good Neighbors, and Balls

Gorman directed/wrote the indie feature You Are Alone, as well as The Kiss, and the horror comedy Psychos In Love

Gorman also directed the award-winning short films Objects In The Mirror Are Further Than They Appear and The Pretty Girl

Gorman made the feature comedy Friends (With Benefits) and more recently his first documentary, Color Me Obsessed, the potentially true story of the band The Replacements, told purely from fan’s stories rather than using actual music or archival footage. 

Direct download: GormanBechard.mp3
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Alain Dessauvage - Belgian Film Editor - Oscar shorts, Moscow, Belgium, Oxygen, and Bullhead

Alain has edited commercials for national and international clients Canon, Virgin Airlines, and Naturino and on television Series like Matrioshki and Code 37.

Alain has worked many music videos for diverse musical groups such as: Hooverphonic, Soul Wax, Baloji with Konono No. 1.

Alain has edited many award winning short films including the Oscar nominated: Gridlock, Tanghi Argentini, and Na Wewe as supervising editor.

Alain’s feature film editing includes: Moscow, Belgium, Oxygen, and the more recent  Oscar nominated feature, Bullhead.

Bullhead is part crime drama and part personal tragedy as the assassination of a policeman draws a rancher into a series of events forcing him to confront dark secrets from his past.

Direct download: AlainDessauvage.mp3
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Judy Farr - UK Set Decorator - Ondine, The King's Speech, My Week With Marilyn

Judy is a UK set decorator with over 25 years in the film and television industry with experience working in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, CZ. Republic, Romania, Ireland, Borneo, Morocco, Iceland, Finland, and Sweden.

Judy has worked on a variety of films over the years including: ShineThe Red ViolinHannibal RisingBright Young Things, the original Death At A Funeral, and Eastern Promises. for David Cronenberg, featuring a about a Russian mob family in London and their family restaurant cover up.

Judy has also worked as a set decorator on the award winning film Ondine, the story of an Irish fisherman who discovers a woman in his fishing net who he believes to be a Selke, for Neil Jordan

Judy was recently the set decorator as part of the Academy Award nominated Art Direction team for The King’s Speech for Tom Hooper, about the King George VI of Britain's ascension to the throne and his speech therapist who helped him become worthy of it.

Judy has more recently worked on My Week With Marilyn for Simon Curtis about Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, about the tense interaction between Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.  She was also the set decorator for the Golden Globe nominated TV Series, Downton Abbey.

Direct download: JudyFarr2.mp3
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Kara Lindstrom - Production Designer and Writer - Everything Must Go, Dear John, Polish Wedding, Killing Me Softly

Kara's credits as Production Designer include: Everything Must Go, Dear John for Lasse Hallström, Polish Wedding, Guy (written by documentarian Kirby Dick), and Cold Around The Heart.  

As set decorator, Kara contributed to the diverse looks of such films as French KissStrange Days, When a Man Loves a Woman, In the Line of Fire, The Mambo Kings, and more recently Race to Witch Mountain.

Kara also wrote the screenplays for Killing Me Softly and A Time for Dancing, for which she earned an Emmy nomination. Her novel, Sparkle Life, was published in 2006.

Direct download: KaraLindstrom.mp3
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