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EPISODE 19: Derrick Borte & "American Dreamer"

Grody talks with Norfolk, VA based filmmaker Derrick Borte about his writing process, his beginnings in the film industry and his latest film “American Dreamer” starring Jim Gaffigan, opening this weekend!

Check out a special screening of “American Dreamer” with Derrick at The Naro Cinema in Norfolk this Saturday, September 21st!

Naro Cinema Screening Tickets

American Dreamer IMDB

American Dreamer Trailer

Read the Hollywood Reporter Review

Read the Film Threat Review

Derrick Borte IMDB

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EPISODE 18: Andy Edmunds - Virginia Film Office Director

In this episode, Grody talks to Andy Edmunds, director of the Virginia Film Office about what lead him to the VFO, how the film office supports Virginia filmmakers, and what productions are happening in the state!

Facebook: The Virginia Film Office, https://www.facebook.com/FilmVirginia/

Twitter: @vafilmoffice, https://twitter.com/VAFilmOffice

Instagram: @vafilmoffice, https://www.instagram.com/vafilmoffice/

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EPISODE 17: Robert Smat - Part 2

AAANNNDDD Roberts back! This week, we wrap up Robert Smat’s two part interview with Grody, discussing his feature debut “The Last Whistle” and the indie-filmmaking philosophy that got it made.

Robert’s AMA

”The Last Whistle” Website

Available on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Rebel with a Crew on Amazon

Twitter & IG @MadSmatter

Check out Arctic with Madds Mikkelsen

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EPISODE 16: Robert Smat - Part 1

Holy cliffhanger Batman! This week, it’s part 1 of Grody’s talk with writer & director Robert Smat about his feature film debut “The Last Whistle”, an indie hit made on a $100k budget!

Robert’s AMA

”The Last Whistle” Website

Available on Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Rebel with a Crew on Amazon

Twitter & IG @MadSmatter

Check out Arctic with Madds Mikkelsen

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EPISODE 15: The VelociPastor

This week Griffin Skypes with both the director and star of cult hit The VelociPastor, Brendan Steere and Greg Cohan respectively. The three chat about their journeys to New York and then the West Coast as well as the making of their new film The VelociPastor.

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EPISODE 12: Elias Plagianos

Griffin chats with Elias Plagianos in his car for his commute to the office in a Full Frame podcast first. They talk about getting started with indie filmmaking in NYC, contemporary TV pilots and streaming, as well as a little chat about their favorite superhero films!

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HMD Films Update 6-20-19

This week, Grody is behind the curve! Instead of an interview, Grody gives an update on what is going on at Hand Me Down Films. He discusses Griffin's latest short "Long Distance", current HMD projects such as the recent Fret Zealot Kickstarter video, an upcoming reality TV pilot, and what is going on with HMD's latest feature Harmony!

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EPISODE 7: Christina Raia

Griffin chats Christina Raia, a New York based filmmaker and head of education at Seed&Spark. They talk about her start in film and how she has built her career as well as fostering an audience for your work and getting projects made on your own. 

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EPISODE 5: Flavio Alves

Zach Griffin talks to Flavio Alves, a Brazilian film writer, director, and producer. He is the founder of Queens Pictures LLC, a New York-based film production company and his latest film The Garden Left Behind won the audience award at the 2019 South by Southwest Festival.

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EPISODE 4: Erich Roland

Zack Gross sits down with accomplished cinematographer Erich Roland, owner & founder of DC Camera; Washington DC's premiere film and video production rental house. They go in-depth into Erich's start in the industry, his extensive career as a DP, learning from mentors, and how DC Camera came to be.

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