Steven T. Hanley is an entertainment journalist, takes photographs, and curates films at Moth Club, Hackney. His work has appeared in Vice, The Quietus, Little White Lies, Huck, The Fanzine and Clash Magazine. He's been a movie fanatic since childhood, contacted me as a result of hearing Director's Club, and has a lot of passionate opinions surrounding the world of pop culture. We talk about his experiences as an interviewer, such as talking to a few heroes like Marc Maron, Bret Easton Ellis and a personal favorite of mine, Max Richter.
Ray Padgett founded the blog Cover Me in 2007 and has run it ever since, growing it into the largest blog devoted to cover songs on the web. Yours truly has been featured on there several times under different monikers. Ray's writing has appeared in SPIN, MTV, Vice, Consequence of Sound, and more and he’s been interviewed as an expert on cover songs by the Wall Street Journal and the BBC.
Marissa describes herself as " an incredibly awesome, ambitious geek with a passion for many things," which is quite accurate. In addition to her podcasting endeavor, love of absurdist comedy and immense musical talent, she has the pleasure of contributing to many projects both past and present. She's also a joy to talk with and a wonderful friend
Live from the Cinepocalypse film festival, I had the pleasure of speaking briefly with KING COHEN director Steve Mitchell as well as the legend himself, Mr. Larry Cohen. The sound quality in that noisy lounge wasn't the best, so some trimming had to be done, but hopefully you still enjoy the conversation we all shared. Before that, I provide a lengthy intro regarding many recent endeavors as well as present Louis Cozolino whom was kind enough to recently talk with me over Skype.
My guest for Episode 50 is an excellent conversationalist about the art of filmmaking. Ben Nissen is a Columbia College graduate with a day job that managed to spend his free time creating a rather unique character study / psychological thriller that explores mental instability and the search for a higher consciousness. These happen to be topics I'm always fascinated by, so I contributed to the IndieGoGo campaign for the now-completed film NOWHERE MIND, which we discuss at length (no spoilers though of course). I learn a lot about indie filmmaking as well as discuss some inspirations, the film school experience, editing in Final Cut Pro, as well as Ben's plans for the future.