Santa Clarita Diet, Top of the Lake, and Homecoming Queens, are just a few of the shows in the relatively young but prolific career of my guest this week, Liv Hewson. Liv comes on the show to speak on her philosophies, an evolving career, and bringing greater awareness to gender roles. Join us in the chat cave.
Troll Bridge, a film based on the Terry Pratchett story, has been a 16 year journey for filmmaker Dan Knight. This week, it had its premiere at renowned film festival, Flickerfest. So how does one persist through such a long project? What are the challenges and hurdles that need to be overcome? And how does one let it go when it is complete? Dan Knight joins me in the chat cave and pulls the curtain back.
Paradise Lost, Some Kind of Monster, I Am Not Your Guru - are just three of the films that make up the career of one of the most significant non-fiction filmmakers out there. Joe Berlinger has two new projects coming up, both tackling the same primary character - Ted Bundy. One is a true crime docu-series for Netflix, Conversations With a Killer (dropping Jan 24th), the other, a scripted feature film starring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (premiering at Sundance Jan 26). To start a new year of new podcast rambles, Joe joins me in the chat cave to talk about telling the Ted Bundy story in two very different ways, his career, and the current documentary boom.
Academy Award winning writer, John Patrick Shanley is one of the most prolific contemporary playwrights. His work includes Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, and Doubt. John has collaborated with some of the greatest artists of the 20th/21st century - and today, he pulls back the curtain on his life, what he deems to be a success, and other philosophical musings.
Brad Pitt, Beyonce, and Halle Berry are just some of the names that credit Ivana Chubbuck with transforming the way they approach their craft. She is the woman behind so many of the all time greats, and in the middle of 2018, I was lucky enough to speak with her about her life, process, and what it means to be an actor.