Posts

Michael Grodner – THE ICARUS LINE MUST DIE – Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Director, Michael Grodner!

ABOUT MICHAEL GRODNER:

Michael Grodner makes music videos and branded content. His work receives regular shout-outs from MTV2 and MTVU, and has appeared at world-wide festivals such as the Brighton Festival (UK), Synch Festival (Athens, Greece) and the Indie Pop Film Test in Newport Kentucky where his video, Brazil’s “Escape” captured Best Music Video.

He’s directed videos for Cursive, Chiodos, Kill Me Tomorrow, The Human Abstract, The Briggs , Planes Mistaken For Stars, Sabertooth Tiger, Women And Children, and the Black Kites.

Recent Highlights:
– The Human Abstract’s “Vela, Together We Await The Storm” recently had its world premiere on MTV2’s Headbangers Ball.
– Cursive’s “Dorothy at Forty” was named one of the Top Ten
Subterranean (MTV2) Music Videos of the Year.
– “Dorothy at Forty” was also named MTVU’s Favorite Comeback Kid Video of the Year.

Michael is repped by The Gersh Agency.

THE ICARUS LINE:

Adark dramatic narrative set against the backdrop of the current LA underground music scene, will be released theatrically in June 2018 with a July home entertainment release in the U.S.

The story of Cardamone as he navigates his way through the ups and downs of the modern music landscape with a new album and a major label deal in sight, while trying to keep his band, his relationship and his life from falling apart.

The Icarus Line were notorious during the early 2000s, touring and tearing up the world with their brand of Birthday Party-style chaos. Picking fights with bands like the Strokes – Cardamone, a member of the Buddyhead collective once spray-painted ‘Sellouts Suckn Dicks’ on the side of their tourbus – and smashing up Stevie Ray Vaughn’s guitar at SXSW – the band lived fast.

 

 

Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson – Composers | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Composers, Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson!

ABOUT:

Members of r/outrun might know Zach from his work as D/A/D. He released his first EP (Super Motives) in 2009 and LP, “The Construct,” in 2013.

Leo Birenberg has composed music for shows such as “Son of Zorn,” Comedy Central’s “Big Time in Hollywood, Florida” and “Adam Ruins Everything.”

Together they composed the music for YouTube Red’s original series “Cobra Kai,” and the score was heavily influenced by synthwave! The soundtrack is out now on all digital platforms and we have a physical release on 5/22 from La-La Land Records.

Betsy Heimann – Costume Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Costume Designer, Betsy Heimann!

Betsy Heimann was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is known for her work on Almost Famous (2000), Pulp Fiction (1994) and Vanilla Sky (2001).

Larry Laboe – NewFilmmakers LA | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews co-founder (Exec Director) of NewFilmmakers LA, Larry Laboe!

ABOUT NEWFILMMAKERS LA:

With the goal of showcasing, supporting and connecting emerging filmmakers, NFMLA rapidly expanded to become much more than a monthly film festival. NFMLA regularly partners with organizations, companies, and film schools like SAG-AFTRA, the Producer’s Guild, Film Independent, Women in Film, Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, UCLA, MovieMaker Magazine, Variety, Film L.A., the City of Los Angeles, foreign consulates, and more to host an array of annual programs, workshops, panels, competitions, and learning and networking opportunities.

NFMLA’s programs include:

* NFMLA Monthly Film Festival — Our core program, the monthly film festival presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each films director. The program also offers a special after party so the audience can meet the filmmakers and incredible talent involved, and so that filmmakers can network and connect with each other.

* On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project — This is NFMLA’s annual competition for new short films featuring Los Angeles. Prizes are awarded to the top films. Submissions open in spring and close at the end of summer. A special screening event and awards program is held in the fall of each year.

* Best of NFMLA Awards — Each year, NFMLA presents awards for the best films shown in the previous year’s film monthly festivals at an exclusive gala event.

* On Camera Interviews — All filmmakers featured in NFMLA film festivals are invited to participate in on camera interviews with MovieMaker Magazine.

* Special Events, Programs, and Workshops — Year round, NFMLA partners with universities, studios, guilds, the City of Los Angeles, and others to host a wide variety of special events and learning opportunities.

 

John Massari – Composer – Killer Klowns from Outer Space | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Composer, John Massari!

ABOUT JOHN MASSARI:

Composer John Massari’s musical imprint has been all over film and television for the past 30 years. It
all started with a triple feature at a movie theater when he was six, which taught John that “music is like
magic – it can transform you in ways that are indescribable”.

After studying at UCLA, John worked for and was mentored by David Rose, Jerry Fielding and later
Mark Snow. John began composing for television, first at Hanna-Barbara working on some of their
classic cartoons like JONNY QUEST, THE SMURFS, and RICHIE RICH, and later at Walt Disney
Studios working on THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY. For almost 10 years, he composed
music for one of HBO’s first original series, THE RAY BRADBURY THEATER.

While working on THE RAY BRADBURY THEATER, John was invited to audition to compose music for
what would be the movie he is best known for, the 1988 cult classic KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER
SPACE. This May 2018 will be the 30 th anniversary of the release of KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER
SPACE – John will be headlining a special celebration of the film with a live-to- film concert of the score.
John has created music for iconic brands such as Disney, HBO, MGM and Sony Pictures, composed
for a number of TV series, made-for- TV movies and worked extensively with Sparkhill Productions on
documentary features about epic Hollywood films and legendary performers. His upcoming projects
include the comedy/horror film CHEROKEE CREEK, indie film CRUEL HEARTS, and the feature length
VR film JESUS VR: THE STORY OF CHRIST. His music continues to be heard on TV shows like THE
DR. OZ SHOW and MY CRAZY EX.

 

Donald Mowat – Makeup Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Makeup Designer, Donald Mowat!

ABOUT DONALD MOWAT:

Born in Montreal, Canada, to British parents, Donald Mowat is one of the industry’s most sought-after makeup artists. As makeup department head/designer on such films as Blade Runner 2049, Stronger, Sicario, Nightcrawler, Prisoners, The Fighter and 8 Mile and as personal makeup artist for Daniel Craig on Spectre and Skyfall, Donald’s skill and professionalism have kept him in constant demand for the last twenty-five years.

Respected by colleagues, actors, directors and producers alike for the creativity and passion he brings to his craft, Donald’s active contribution to the support and development of new talent is also warmly admired.

He has been an exemplary leader in the film community, serving two terms on the board of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and successfully lobbying the Academy to recognise makeup artists with the annual Canadian Screen Award.

From 2008 until 2014 Donald was also on the board of the Actors’ Fund of Canada, an essential lifeline for those in the performing arts suffering from severe health or financial problems. In 2011, his petition on behalf of their vital work was a major factor in the fund receiving a special Gemini Award for continued service to the television community.

A longtime member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Donald volunteers his time for numerous charitable organisations and continues to work with the BAFTA LA membership committee and as a mentor with their outreach program.

While Donald’s career in major studio features enjoys an international reputation at the highest level, both as Head of Department and Personal Makeup Artist, his credits also include independent art house projects. Donald continues to work in editorial, print and theatre as a consulting makeup designer.

Karyn Wagner – Costume Designer for WACO | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Costume Designer for WACO, Karyn Wagner!

ABOUT KARYN WAGNER:

Karyn Wagner was born as Karyn Elizabeth Wagner. She is known for her work on Preacher (2016), Underground (2016) and The Notebook (2004).

 

Ethan Warren – Director of WEST OF HER | On The Fly Filmmaking

Popcorn Talk Network University, the online broadcast network that features movie discussion, news, interviews and commentary proudly presents “On The Fly Filmmaking (OTFF). Marielou Mandl interviews filmmakers and artists, from different facets of the industry, and discuss their involvements with production. Here you will learn free tips and tricks of filmmaking that they do not teach you in film school, and then you too can produce a movie!

Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Director of WEST OF HER, Ethan Warren!

ABOUT ETHAN WARREN:

ETHAN WARREN (Writer/Director/Producer) is a graduate of Bates College, and received his MFA in creative writing from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. He studied film production at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, where he began his collaborations with DP/Producer Cameron Bryson. His two-act play, Why Are You Nowhere?, is the recipient of the 2016 Inkslinger Award, and following a world-premiere staged reading at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in August 2016, it will have its first full staging as part of the 2016-2017 season at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has worked for the documentary production company Captured Time Productions, producers of Dislecksia: The Movie. West of Her is his first feature.

ABOUT WEST OF HER:
As two young strangers roam the country, laying tiles bearing a cryptic message, their contentious relationship deepens, challenging their beliefs until they must choose between their work and a future together.