Sun, 24 February 2013
For this special edition of the show, I was joined by Spoiler Alert Radio editor and co-producer Paul Elsnau to discuss the 2013 Academy Award short film nominees for the live-action, documentary, and animation categories.
Sun, 17 February 2013
Jon Alpert - Oscar Nominated Documentary Director, Producer, and Reporter - America Undercover, The Last Cowboy, Baghdad ER, China's Unnatural Disaster, and Redemption
Jon has reported from Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Cuba, China, and Afghanistan.
In 1972, Jon and his wife founded the Downtown Community Television Center, one of the country's first community media centers. In 1991, while employed by NBC, Jon was the first American journalist to bring back uncensored video footage from the first Persian Gulf War, has interviewed Fidel Castro several times, and was one of the few Western journalists to have conducted a videotaped interview with Saddam Hussein since the Persian Gulf War.
Jon has been nominated for a 2010 Academy Award in the category of Best Documentary, Short Subject for China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province.
Jon was nominated again for the 2013 Academy Awards in the same category for Redemption, about the variety New York City's canners - the men and women who survive by redeeming bottles and cans they collect from curbs.
Sun, 10 February 2013
Matt has been working in film for several years, including making documentaries for television on topics ranging from politics to resident doctors to the youth in Serbia during the Bosnian War.
More recently, Matt completed the award winning feature film, The Dynamiter, a coming of age film, about 14 year Robbie who must face the fact that his dream of a family may only be a dream and he might just lose the only family he's ever had, set in the Summer in Mississippi.
Sun, 3 February 2013
Richard Comeau - Film Editor from Montreal - Maelstrom, The Five of Us, The Necessities of Life, Polytechnique, and the Oscar nominated film, War Witch
Richard has been editing in film and television for over twenty years.
Some of Richard's film credits include: 2 Seconds, Maelstrom, Chaos and Desire, The Marsh, Mambo Italiano, The Five of Us, A Family Secret, Truffe, The Necessities of Life, Polytechnique, and City of Shadows.
One of Richard's most recent films is the Oscar nominated film, War Witch, about Komona, a 14 year old girl in Sub-Saharan Africa who tells the story of her life during a civil war to the unborn child growing inside her.