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Conversations on the craft of filmmaking
Steve Browell - Sound Effects Editor and Sound Designer - Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jane Eyre, On the Road, Frankenweenie, Under the Skin (now on DVD), and Call the Midwife

Steve has worked on award winning film and television projects over the years in various areas of the sound and music department, most specifically as Sound Effects Editor and Sound Designer.

Steve has worked on animated and live action shorts and features, including:Sweeney ToddFantastic Mr. FoxAlice in WonderlandJane EyreOn the Road, and Frankenweenie.

Most recently, Steve was the sound effects editor on both Jonathan Glazer’s feature Under the Skin (now on DVD and streaming) and the BBC series, Call the Midwife.

Direct download: SteveBrowell2.mp3
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Terry McMahon - Irish Writer/Director - Charlie Casanova and Patrick's Day

Writer-Director Terry McMahon’s controversial debut Charlie Casanova won Best First Feature at Galway Film Fleadh and was distributed by Studio Canal

His follow up feature, Patrick’s Day, won The Directors Guild of America Finders Series Award, The Grand Jury Prize at Woodstock Film Festival, Best Film at Galway Film Fleadh and the Audience Award at Cork Film Festival.

Patrick’s Day is about a young man with mental health issues who become intimate with a suicidal flight attendant and his obsessive mother enlists a dysfunctional cop to separate them.

Direct download: TerryMcMahon.mp3
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Michael Colford - President and Co-Founder of the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film

Michael serves as President of the Chlotrudis Society's Board of Directors, and he is one of the Founders of the Chlotrudis Awards.

Michael is cinematically drawn to our neighbors to the north in Canada, especially the work of filmmakers Atom Egoyan, Don McKellar, Molly Parker, Sarah Polley, and Patricia Rozema to name a few. 

Although he is devoted to independent cinema, he has enjoyed reading comics for over four decades, but has finally realized that he's not a fan of comics; he's a fan of reading stories about women with super powers

When he's finished with all of that, he works at the Boston Public Library as the Director of Library Services.  

Direct download: MichaelColford-Chlotrudis.mp3
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Pacho Velez - Documentary Filmmaker - Occupation, Orphans of Mathare, Manakamana, and the upcoming The Reagan Years

Pacho's earlier film and theater work have been presented at venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, and on Japanese National Television.

Pacho's last film, Manakamana (co-directed with Stephanie Spray) won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. It played around the world, including at the Whitney Biennial and the Toronto International Film Festival.

His upcoming project, The Reagan Years, explores a prolific actor s defining role: Leader of the Free World. Told entirely through a largely-unseen trove of archival footage, the film captures the pageantry, pathos, and charisma that followed the 40th President from Hollywood to the nation's capital.

Direct download: PachoVelez.mp3
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