• 00:31

    Filmmaker Joe Basile -- Director & Writer of WEST END

    in Radio

    Filmmaker Joe Basile’s movie WEST END premiered at Asbury Park’s historic Paramount Theatre on, April 6th, 2013 and was honored by the Garden State Film Festival with Best Homegrown Feature Award. The same year WEST END was awarded SOHO’s Pick at the Soho International Film Festival. Joe has been busy promoting his film and it will be screened at various East Coast locations including June 3 at the Hoboken International Film Festival, June 6 at the New Jersey International Film Festival, and June 30 at the Manhattan Film Festival. Joe states, “WEST END is my homage to the gritty crime dramas of the 70’s that made me want to make movies. Films that evoke emotion and make an audience feel the inner struggle of its characters.” The movie has a cast of talented actors including Eric Roberts, Neal Bledsoe, Joe Nieves, Peter Onorati, Melissa Archer, and Lou Martini, Jr. Joe feels extremely privileged to have shot the last film on the NJ coast before Superstorm Sandy’s devastation. This was the last movie shot in Seaside Heights, and the film captured some of the most iconic locations at the Jersey Shore. Actually WEST END was shot entirely on location at the Jersey Shore. Watch the trailer here. For Jersey native Joe Basile, the Director/Writer, it was imperative that WEST END be true to its roots. Join me as we catch up with Filmmaker Joe Basile and then visit After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:31

    Filmmaker Vito LaBruno - Writer & Director of The Last American Guido

    in Radio

    How does a Jersey City Police Officer become an award winning filmmaker? Vito LaBruno grew up with a passion for film and began screen-writing in 2004. “I had done a little theater and acting in high school,” said LaBruno. “I auditioned for a lead role in A Bronx Tale, and I even got a few callbacks. But I always had ideas for scripts. In 2006 I decided to take a script-writing workshop and the teacher sent my script to Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz). He actually wrote me back. He said he really liked the script and the plot and he wrote back to me and gave me a lot of pointers on things I could do to improve it and make it into something a producer might be interested in.” Vito decided to enhance his skills as a screenwriter by studying with a writing coach. In 2011, he wrote and directed a short film Business is Dead. The film has garnered 3 film festival awards, including Best Short (Audience award), Best Short (Jury award) and Best Director. The success of Business is Dead lead Vito to write, direct, and produce his first feature film, a romantic comedy titled The Last American Guido which was shot in the fall of 2012 in several NJ cities including Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, Nutley and Maywood. Inspired by his older brothers, LaBruno said he dreamed up the storyline when imagining what life would be like for a guido living in a world that has passed him by as he struggles to be true to himself. The Last American Guido premiered in 2013 at the Loew’s Landmark Theater in Jersey City and was also screened at the Garden State Film Festival in 2014. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 01:43

    We welcome writer-director Allison Burnett & cast of his film Ask Me Anything

    in Entertainment

    The Chit Chat Chicks Go Hollywood!! We welcome writer-director Allison Burnett and cast members from his new movie Ask Me Anything. Guests include the gorgeous Max Carver (Teen Wolf, The Leftovers, Desperate Housewives), the talented Molly Hagan, the sizzling Gia Mantegna (calling in from the set), the hilarious Andy Buckley (The Office), and Robert Patrick (Scorpion and Terminator 2) . The cast, also, includes the legendary, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater and Justin Long.


    This is a celebration of a brilliant, beautiful and  touching film adapted from Allison’s novel, Undiscovered Gyrl, ..it is officially being released today.

  • 00:14

    Filmmaker Greg A. Sager stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker Greg A. Sager to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss his journey in the industry and the new film KINGDOM COME.

  • 00:43

    Filmmaker Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza (@jcpe) & Director of @KnowHowMovie

    in Movies

    Juan Carlos is an accomplished independent filmmaker who recently completed Know How, a hybrid documentary he directed, written and acted by foster care youth based on their own true stories. In 2010 Juan Carlos founded White Roof Project, a nonprofit focused on curbing climate change by painting black rooftops with energy saving reflective white paint. To date the organization has activated over 1000 volunteers, coated over 200k square feet, and launched a national DIY campaign. His first film was the award-winning virtual world documentary Second Skin that landed it extensive coverage in Newsweek, NPR, Wired, BBC, The Dr. Phil Show, Boston Globe, Variety and dozens of other major media outlets. Second Skin was also voted the #4 Documentary of 2008 by Ain’t It Cool News. He also produced branded content for Vice, and launched their Motherboard channel with his documentary on Richard Garriott.


    For more on Juan Carlos or his Film check out our Blog at http://www.TheSashaMarinaShow.com

  • 01:00

    Guest:Robb Pratt/Animator/Director/Planes/The Replacements

    in Movies

    Robb Pratt is a Disney veteran, having started at Feature Animation in 1994 as a traditional animator. After animating on such modern Disney classics as “Pocahontas”, “Fantasia 2000”, “Hercules” and “Tarzan”, Robb eventually joined Disney TV Animation as a storyboard artist where he has boarded such shows as “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” and “Kim Possible”. After directing the Disney Channel hit series “The Replacements”, Robb joined DisneyToon Studios as a story artist on the PLANES franchise. A true comic geek, Robb is the producer/director of the fan films "Superman Classic" and it's follow-up, "Bizarro Classic".You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:23

    Interview with Filmmaker Jarrod Knowles & Creator of #WSF!

    in Movies

    Bahamian filmmaker Jarrod Knowles, announces the first annual WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival at the AMC Theaters in Aventura, FL taking place February 27 – March 3, 2014.  

    For more info go to http://www.thesashamarinashow.com/events/filmmaker-jarrodaknowles-launches-the-first-annual-widescreen-festival-in-miami-fl-wsf

  • 01:02

    Interview with Filmmaker Coquie Hughes

    in Radio

    CoquieHughes is an award winning filmmaker with films that have appeared in festivals throughout the United States and bordering countries. Through her production company, SeeTruePeace Entertainment Group, she has written, produced & directed numerous feature and short films. She is also a playwright and stage director, producing over a dozen stage-plays. She is the founder and lead instructor of Lights Camera Youth Action, a media arts education program geared toward disenfranchised youth.  CoquieHughes is also the founder & CEO of GirlCrushTv.Com, an online distributor of urban lesbian themed movies. Join us as we explore her body of work, her journey and her vision. 

    To view her work please visit: http://www.acoquiehughesfilm.com & http://www.girlcrushtv.com. You may also visit her youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChspue1q1AbYOj4XrJBkIBw

  • 01:00

    Guest:Sue Chan/Art Director/Gone Girl/300: Rise of an Empire

    in Movies

    Sue was born in New York City and graduated  from Harvard University with a degree in Visual and Environmental  Studies and a minor in East Asian Studies. Over the years she has worked in short form and long form T.V. commercials and both independent and studio film projects. Her design credits for film include Dancing in September for HBO films, Peep World for IFC Films, Shades of Ray for Film Sundance Channel, and most recently The Congress for Drafthouse films. The Congress was selected for the director’s fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.Television design credits include a pilot for Greg Daniels and Robert Padnick (The Office) for NBC/Universal and currently the Fox Television comedy Weird Loners for Michael Weithorn (King of Queens, True Colors, Family Ties) and Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape, Bad Teach, The New Girl).As a supervising art director her recent credits include the sequel to the visually groundbreaking film 300-300:Rise of an Empire for Warner Bros. Pictures and the critically acclaimed Gone Girl for director David Fincher and 20 Century Fox Films. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:07

    Rex Sikes' Movie Beat chats director Peter D Marshall Ep 30

    in Film

    Peter Marshall, PT 30, The Director's Series - The nuts & bolts of directing film and television with Peter Marshall. Peter has had a 35-year career and has worked as a PA, dolly grip, electrician, assistant cameraman, commercial production manager, first assistant director, TV series creative consultant, television producer and director. He has worked on industrial films, documentaries; television commercials, music videos; Emmy Award nominated TV series and features. Peter has directed over 30 TV episodes and written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary educational programs. His works have won, or been nominated for 14 International awards. He's worked for directors such as Zack Snyder, John Woo, Ed Wick, Phillip Noyce, John Balham, Roger Adam, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth & Kim Manners. He has worked with actors including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Kathy Bates, Adam Sandler and Peter O'Toole. Other credits inclurde scores of television series as 1st Ad & as a director. Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at rexsikes.com  Visit and subscribe to Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Blog at http://www.RexSikesMovieBeat.me for articles and more about the industry we love and work in.

  • 00:15

    A conversation with director and playwright Ebony Custis

    in Entertainment

    In the first of a series of interivews, The King of DC Media welcomes director and playwright Ebony Custis, who has written and is directing the inspirational play, BOXES, which opens at Bowie Performing Arts Center, January 8, 2015.


    Your Host from the Coast, William Powell, has the honor of being a BOXES cast member! Tune in next week, when I interview the cast.


    "BOXES centers on the lives of ordinary people who have allowed their ordinary problems to ruin their lives in extraordinary ways." - http://boxestheplay.com/


    Read more about the play here: Local play thinks outside the "Boxes"


     


     

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