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  • 00:46

    Actor/Writer/Director/Filmmaker Arthur Allen of "Winning Dad"

    in Current Events

    Nicholas Snow welcomes filmmaker Arthur Allen.  A Seattle native, Arthur graduated from the Great Books curriculum of St. John’s College, MD. After supporting himself for several years in the Seattle Theater Community (and washing windows in the Space Needle), in 2008 he joined the United States Merchant Marine where he wrote Winning Dad aboard the USNS Gilliland. In 2012 he was recruited by the WA United For Marriage coalition as part of its Speaker’s Bureau to campaign for marriage equality in Washington State. In 2012 he began working for an Arabic translation company, and represented the United States at the second Baghdad International Translation Conference in Baghdad, Iraq. Winning Dad is Arthur’s debut feature film.

    In Wining Dad, "Colby's dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn't like talking about it. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son's life–he doesn't even know about Colby's long-term boyfriend, Rusty.  Increasingly committed to Rusty, Colby hatches a plan to trick his father into camping with Rusty under the pretense that Rusty is Colby's straight friend and future business partner. Colby is convinced that, given the chance, his father and his boyfriend will get along great."

    This episode's main sponsors are Desert AIDS Project and Lulu California Bistro.

  • 02:01

    Director Filmmaker, ROYA ARYANPAD

    in Film

    Roya Aryanpad was born in Shiraz, Iran. She is a producer and director, known for Jacob Stone (2015), Beyond Darkness (2005) and Terror Strike (2006).

    Thanks for joining BackStage, me and my co-host Rebecca Mae Spaulding---and the rest of the wild and crazy nightly crew. Tonight, we have another awesome show planned for you, with trending news, celebrity gossip; Come and join us and listen great Indies Music. If there is something on your mind, or you would like to touch on something that the Rebecca and I might have talked about, you are invited to come into the studio, and join us; the number is (646) 716-5735

    We will have a Guest on the show Roya Aryanpad (Director Filmmaker)  who is an awesome filmmaker her new film called Jacob Stone.

    A high school jock with a bright future is forced to re-examine his life when a mistake from his past resurfaces.

  • 00:31

    Filmmaker Michael L. Boylan: Writer & Director of “The Radio”

    in Radio

    “No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls” said the late Swedish Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. It’s time for my annual tribute to the spirit of the Independent Filmmakers and the films they create. Often working with little or no budget, these intrepid writers, directors, and producers (often the same person) rely on their passion, patience, and perseverance to get their film completed. Indie films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals, and some are ultimately bound for glory and released to theaters. Michael L. Boylan of Pennant Films in Atlantic Highlands is the first Filmmaker in the series. He says, “I would always look around as a child and imagine what I was seeing was a movie. I would see two lovers speaking, a bird chirping, a man running and make it all into a movie in my head. Editing each shot with my brain until I could play it back in its entirety.” Michael’s latest short film is The Radio, about a timid boy who gets love advice from his recently deceased uncle through a vintage transistor radio. The Radio will be premiered May 8th at Atlantic Cinemas in Atlantic Highlands. Last year another of Michael’s films, The Baseball Card, was an Official Selection of the Garden State Film Festival. This is Part 1 of my Filmmaker Series. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:40

    Filmmaker Steven Loring: Producer & Director of “The Age of Love”

    in Radio

    The nature of love is one of life’s great mysteries. Scientists have tried, but cannot explain why one person loves another. We know that humans don’t outgrow their need for love or companionship. And what about love in the 65 and older crowd, which is the fastest growing age group in the US. Author Leo Buscaglia, known as Dr. Love said, “Relish love in your old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated, and more intoxicating!” Social Documentary Filmmaker Steven Loring’s first feature film, The Age of Love, follows the humorous and poignant adventures of thirty seniors in Rochester, NY who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speed dating event exclusively for 70-90-year-olds. From anxious anticipation through the dates that follow, it's an unexpected tale of intrepid seniors who lay their hearts on the line, and discover how dreams and desires change, or don't change, from first love to the far reaches of life. In this film, Loring saw an opportunity to break social and generational barriers by looking at seniors not in terms of singular talents or specific communities, but through shared, human desires. Loring had a question: Do decades of life and loss constrict our hearts, or might time develop them in unexpected ways? By telling a story involving the universal quest for love, he connects these seniors directly to the mainstream through situations to which all can relate. Regardless of age, who doesn’t understand loneliness, desire, or the search for love? The movie’s tagline says it all – It’s never too late to date. After the interview, check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:26

    Filmmaker Samir discusses #Iraqi Odyssey on #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    #ConversationsLIVE host Cyrus Webb welcomes filmmaker Samir to #ConversationsLIVE to discuss the journey of making the film IRAQI ODYSSEY and what he hopes those who see it take away from it. 

  • 00:43

    Filmmaker Chris Eilenstine: Writer & Director of "The Soulless"

    in Radio

    Chris Eilenstine wants you to forget everything you know about the living dead. The Soulless is a post-apocalyptic story about a father and daughter surviving a zombie apocalypse that has wiped out most of humanity. The two main characters are David his daughter Nicole. Their story begins on Z Day, when the plague is released and most of humanity is wiped out. Nicole and her father find they have special immunities and abilities; and the zombie population doesn’t attack them. They can walk among the zombies without fear of being eaten. The story becomes about two people forming strong family bonds and surviving together, learning what it means to be a father and a daughter in a way that few people ever do. The word zombie first appeared in The Oxford English Dictionary in 1819, but the first introduction of the word into the English-speaking world was an 1889 article in Harper's Magazine called The Country of the Comers-Back by journalist Lafcadio Hearn. While learning local customs of the Caribbean, Hearn came across a legend of corps cadavres or walking dead. The fear of zombies was tied to the practices of voodoo where it is possible for their idea of a soul to be removed and replaced by a god or sorcerer. Voodoo was deeply connected with the forced work and slavery of the people of the Caribbean; the main fear was that it'd be possible after death for a sorcerer to reanimate your corpse into an obedient drone. Meet Filmmaker Chris Eilenstine and find out more about his interest in all things zombie. After the interview, visit After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more information.

  • 00:30

    Filmmaker Frank M Calo’s Inspirational Project: “Hernan of Panama”

    in Radio

    Filmmaker Frank M Calo is an independent film producer and director with over 20 years of industry experience in a broad range of capacities. His critically acclaimed The Believer, starring Ryan Gosling and Billy Zane, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Festival. Before moving into independent producing, Frank worked on studio pictures for Lions Gate and New Line with such greats as Robert DeNiro, Demi Moore, Mike Myers, Shelly Winters, Queen Latifah, and Marlon Brando. A graduate of the NYU Tisch School of Film, Frank taught film for the Columbia Graduate Film Program, Harvard Film Program, and the International Film and Television Workshop in Rockport, ME. Frank’s latest project is a documentary, Hernan of Panama. This film will take you on an inspirational flight of one man’s mesmerizing journey from the jungles of Venezuela to the cities of Panama, where he is known throughout Panama as HERNAN DE PANAMA. Watch the trailer here. Frank has a Kickstarter campaign in progress to help with financing his project, and he anticipates returning to Panama to complete the filming in January of 2016. A trusted friend of Hernan brought the project to Producers Doug Proctor and Frank M. Calo's attention, and they fell in love with this man's incredible journey. This is an unusual story, and Frank will share details of why he decided to make this film. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.

  • 00:24

    Playwright, Filmmaker & Director J. Lee stops by #ConversationsLIVE

    in Entertainment

    Host Cyurs Webb welcomes playwright, filmmaker and director J. Lee to #ConversationsLIVE to share how he has been able to turn his ideas and vision into productions that individuals have gotten to love. 

  • 00:31

    A Conversation With Award Winning, Indie Filmmaker, Nia Malika Dixon

    in Movies

    It takes a lot to be a passionate writer, or have the vision to be a talented director, and the creativity to be a great producer. For many Indie Filmmakers, being all three, is just the nature of how to get things done. But our guest, on A Reel Point Of View this week, does more than just "get things done". Nia Malika Dixon is an accomplished writer, director, and producer. An expressive woman, who's gifts in story telling, give us a glimpes into the mind, heart and soul of this strong individual. Please tune in for our conversation with this passionate filmmaker, as she shares her courage, insight and experiences as they relating to Independent Films. 

    Our show will be broadcast live on Blog Talk Radio and from 11:00 pm until 11:30 pm EDT, then continuing the conversation on Google Hangouts On Air from 11:30 pm until 12:00 am-ish EDT...

  • 00:37

    Storytelling for Social Change - Interfaith Leader & Filmmaker Valarie Kaur

    in Self Help

    Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, media commentator, Sikh activist and interfaith leader who centers her work on storytelling for social change.  She has made many award-winning films and led multimedia campaigns on a wide range of issues. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, the nation’s largest multi-faith online organizing community of over 200,000 members.

    Valarie is a regular television commentator on MSNBC and opinion contributor to CNN, NPR, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, to name a few.  A Senior Fellow at Auburn Seminary, she regularly teaches “storytelling for social change” to students, organizers, and interfaith groups.

    Valarie is currently the Media and Justice Fellow at Stanford Law School where she co-founded Faithful Internet and advocates for Internet freedom and access. In 2013, she was named “Person of the Year” by India Abroad and one of eight Asian American “Women of Influence.” Visit http://valariekaur.com and www.groundswell-mvmt.org.  Watch Valarie’s address at the 2015 Parliament of World’s Religions.  

    Get the Off the Grid Into the Heart CD by Sister Jenna. Like America Meditating, Download our FREE Pause for Peace app.

  • 01:00

    Profile:Phil Traill/Director/Last Man On Earth/Brooklyn 99/Black-ish

    in Movies

    Comedy director Phil Traill has most recently been directing the Emmy-nominated LAST MAN ON EARTH and the Emmy-winning BROOKLYN 99. Phil was Pilot Director, Co-Executive Producer and Series Director on FOX’s Army comedy ENLISTED. He also directed the pilot for ABC’s upcoming UNCLE BUCK starring Mike Epps, produced by Will Packer. He has directed over 50 episodes of network primetime comedy, including LAST MAN ON EARTH (FOX), BROOKLYN 99 (FOX), THE MIDDLE (ABC), THE REAL O’NEALS (ABC), FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC), BLACK-ISH (ABC), A TO Z (NBC), SELFIE (ABC), HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (ABC), SUBURGATORY (ABC),, BENT (NBC), RAISING HOPE (FOX), BREAKING IN (FOX), COUGAR TOWN (ABC), KATH AND KIM (NBC) and WORST WEEK (CBS).  This season Phil is looking forward to directing LIFE IN PIECES (CBS), MODERN FAMILY (ABC), ANGEL FROM HELL (NBC) and THE GRINDER (FOX). He also directed multiple episodes of TNT’s dramedy MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, starring Ray Romano - and episodes of TBS’s WEDDING BAND and MY BOYS. Phil has directed two movies - 2010’s very-well-reviewed British ‘snowmantic comedy’ CHALET GIRL with Oscar-nominated Felicity Jones, and 2007’s much-less-well-reviewed ALL ABOUT STEVE, starring the Oscar-winning Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film