Spoiler Alert Radio
Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Davy Rothbart - Magazine Editor, Author, Radio Producer, and Filmmaker

Davy is the creator and editor of FOUND Magazine, author of My Heart Is An Idiot, a book of personal essays, and The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of stories, and he is a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life

Davy’s work also appears in GQ, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and GrantlandDavy’s directed two documentaries about the punk rock band Rise Against and videos for the Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project

In 2010, the film Easier With Practice, adapted from one of his GQ articles, and starring Brian Geraghty as Davy, won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.  

Davy’s most recent documentary is the upcoming film, Medora, is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them.

Direct download: DavyRothbart.mp3
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Bill Pankow - Film Editor - The Untouchables, Casualties of War, Parents, Drumline, The Black Dahlia, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, Greetings From Tim Buckley, The East, and The Harvest

Bill has edited nine films for director Brian De Palma, including: The Untouchables, Casualties of WarCarlito's Way, and The Black Dahlia.

Some of Bill’s other film credits over the years include: Parents, The Comfort of Strangers, Drumline, and Mesrine: Public Enemy #1.

Bill has worked in television as well and was supervising editor on the Emmy Award winning HBO miniseries The Corner, for which he received an American Cinema Editors Eddie Award nomination. 

Bill’s recent film work includes: Greetings From Tim Buckley, The East for director Zal Batmanglij, and the upcoming film, The Harvest.

Direct download: BillPankow.mp3
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Jay Hunter - Director of Photography - Dollhouse, Paper Heart, Kitchen Nightmares, and Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

Jay relocated to Los Angeles and worked on numerous independent films, commercials and documentaries as a Camera Operator and eventually as a Director of Photography. 

Jay worked alongside Joss Whedon as the 2nd Unit Director of Photography of Joss’ television show Dollhouse.

After many years in the trenches, Jay photographed the critically acclaimed film Paper Heart and he worked steadily in television including director work on series like Kitchen Nightmares

Jay continued his collaboration with Joss Whedon as Director of Photography on his adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing

Direct download: JayHunter.mp3
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Pierre Gill - Canadian Cinematographer - Lost and Delirious, The Art of War, The Rocket, Polytechnique, Starbuck, Upside Down, and The Colony

Pierre is a Canadian cinematographer who has won and been nominated for multiple awards for his work, including Genie and Jutra Awards

Pierre has worked on such films as: EldoradoLost and DeliriousThe Art of WarThe CovenantThe Rocket, and Polytechnique.

Pierre has also directed the television series Charlie Jade and the TV movie The Last Casino.

Pierre has more recently worked on the comedy Starbuck, and the science fiction films, Upside Down, and The Colony

Starbuck and Upside Down are both available on DVD worldwide.

Direct download: PierreGill2.mp3
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Todd Rohal - Director, Writer, & Producer – The Guatemalan Handshake, The Catechism Cataclysm, and Nature Calls

Todd attended filmmaking classes at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and he currently lives in New York.

Todd’s earlier short films include: Single Spaced, Slug 660, Knuckleface Jones, and Hillbilly Robot

Todd’s three feature films are: The Guatemalan Handshake, The Catechism Cataclysm, and Nature Calls

Direct download: ToddRohal.mp3
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