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podcast #17: Kevin Jerome Everson


: Kevin Everson by Cinemad

Kevin Everson makes a film a day. Not really, but his intense work ethic has resulted in tons of shorts and six feature films. Working in his own way with 16mm, video and long takes, he films African-American culture through daily family life. Creating a portraiture of people and their surroundings, Everson concentrates on the formal design of image and sound. But he also adds in sports, love and gambling - he's got insight to people. Instead of focusing on giant events and melodrama, he looks at what makes the seconds and minutes of our lives go by, with a subtle humanist touch and with some humor. When you watch his films you might get stuck on what's on the surface. To hear him speak shows you the other layers you don't want to miss. His new feature is THE ISLAND OF ST. MATTHEWS and will show at the Los Angeles Film Festival this June, 2013.

Kevin's website

more info and to book his films:
www.picturepalacepictures.com

I forgot to do music bookends. Kevin suggests EPMD's So Wat Cha Sayin'.

photo by Pamela Pecchio
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podcast #16: Toby Huss





The super talented Toby Huss is modest. Don't let him fool you. From his time as Artie the Strongest Man in the World in "The Adventures of Pete and Pete" to all his voice work for Mike Judge, he's made a lot of people laugh. He also has a great live Variety Show in Los Angeles as the singing character Rudy Casoni, and a Funny or Die series as Brad Logan. We talk about all that and then Huss gets deep about humanity as we talk about his photography and his role as the fascinating Clyde Sukeforth in the new Jackie Robinson film "42."

http://tobyhuss.tumblr.com/
Bookmarks: “Office Christmas Party” by Rudy Casoni
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podcast #15: Jeff Krulik







We go deep, deep into Jeff Krulik’s mind. If you’ve barely heard of him, you know HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT (1986), an incredible time capsule of Judas Priest fans waiting to see a show.  If you’ve pushed below the surface, you might know him capturing unusual celebrity personalities like Freddie Blassie or Ernest Borgnine. Keep descending and you’ll get to his great portraits of interesting outsiders. We go to the bottom of his mind where the monsters live and talk about his new project LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE. Regardless of which Krulik films you’ve seen, you’ve got to spend some time at his YouTube page and his website.





Bookmarks: “Screaming at a Wall” by Minor Threat
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Podcast #14: Tales from the A.D.






Ross Novie has been an A.D. (Assistant Director) for almost two decades now, known as the “go-to TV comedy A.D.” or “if you want to film in Africa talk to him.” He worked on Arrested Development, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and more shows and movies with a bunch of people you’ve heard of. He’s destroyed things, cued a volcano and keeps the air conditioning on.  He has made a ton of short films too, plus he directed, co-wrote and produced a show called Secret Girlfriend on Comedy Central. We talk about what he does, fame, and try to see if he has any dirt on people so we could bleep out names.




bookmarks: "Popcorn Bop" by Permanent Voltage
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