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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Ben Kasulke - Seattle based Cinematographer - Brand Upon The Brain!, The Off Hours, Humpday, Your Sister's Sister, Safety Not Guaranteed

Ben has worked for Megan Griffiths on her short film Eros and narrative feature, The Off Hours

Ben has also worked on projects for Guy Maddin including Brand Upon the Brain!, Keyhole, and the upcoming Spiritismes.

Ben’s work with director Lynn Shelton includes: We Go Way Back, My Effortless BrillianceHumpday, and Your Sister’s Sister.

Some other films Ben shot include: Nights and Weekends, The Catechism Cataclysm, The Lie, and Safety Not Guaranteed.

Direct download: BenKasulke.mp3
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Mark Suozzo - New York City based Film Composer - Sound and Fury, Off the Menu, American Splendor, Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco, and Damsels in Distress

Mark began his career in film working with director Whit Stillman.  Their first collaboration was Metropolitan and its success led to the films Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco

Mark‘s music attracted the attention documentary filmmakers that he worked with over the years: Jan Oxenburg, Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson, Roger Weisberg, and Josh Aronson on the Oscar nominated, Sound and Fury.  

Mark has worked over the years with filmmakers, Shari Springer Berman and Bob Pulcini. Their collaborations include the documentaries Off The Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's and The Young and the Dead along with narrative features, the bio-pic American Splendor and The Nanny Diaries.  

Mark also scored Mary Harron's feature bio-pic The Notorious Bettie Page and the acclaimed documentaries Aging Out and Shelter Dogs.

Mark‘s most recent collaboration with Whit Stillman is Damsels in Distress, about a trio of girls set out to change the male-dominated environment of the Seven Oaks college campus.

Direct download: MarkSuozzo.mp3
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Nick Urata - Film Composer & Front Man for Devotchka - Little Miss Sunshine, I Love You Phillip Morris, Virginia, Grassroots, Ruby Sparks

As a composer, Nick, front man of the internationally acclaimed band DeVotchKa has scored such films as Little Miss Sunshine, the Sundance hit that garnered four Oscar nominations. 

Nick's other scores include Fling, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Joneses, Father of Invention.  Nick also co-scored the hit romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Julianne Moore) and scored  Dustin Lance Black's haunting directorial debut Virginia (starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris).

Nick's more recent work includes the score for the Stephen Gyllenhaal comedy Grassroots and Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's film, Ruby Sparks

Direct download: NickUrata.mp3
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Ben Blankenship - Seattle Based Production Designer - Dear Lemon Lima, The Off Hours, and Safety Not Guaranteed

Ben is a Seatle based production designer that worked on numerous national commercials and Seattle features such as The Details (as Set Dresser) and Late Autumn (as Property Master).

Ben has also worked as Prop Master/Set Dresser in the art department on projects on the feature Dear Lemon Lima.

Ben designed both of Megan Griffiths' short films Moving and Eros

More recently, Ben has also worked as production designer on Megan's feature The Off Hours and the upcoming Eden and the sci-fi bittersweet comedy, Colin Trevorrow's film, Safety Not Guaranteed.

Safety Not Guaranteed is about a paranoid supermarket clerk, who believes he's solved the riddle of time travel and intends to depart again soon and the 3 cynical Seattle magazine employees to look for the story behind it.

Direct download: BenBlankenship.mp3
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