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Jason Murphy – Producer/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 Producer/Director, Jason Murphy!

Nathan Barr – Flatliners Composer | 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, Nathan Barr!

ABOUT NATHAN BARR:

 

Nathan Barr has scored all six seasons of HBO’s Emmy-winning and Fan-Favorite series, TRUE BLOOD, and is currently working on the final season.  Nate has also lent his musical talents to FX’s THE AMERICANS and Netflix’s HEMLOCK GROVE. The two hit series have garnered him Emmy nods for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Musicin 2013. That gives Barr the distinction of being the first composer to ever have a double nomination in the Main Title category in the same year.

Barr, who began his career with Hans Zimmer, has composed music for more than 30 feature films in addition to his television experience.  The Topanga Canyon-based composer has worked with Alan Ball, gore-horror master Eli Roth, and many other highly respected directors. Roth and Barr have collaborated on HEMLOCK GROVE and five films: Dimension Films and Vivendi Entertainment’s GRINDHOUSE, Screen Gems and Lionsgate’s HOSTEL,HOSTEL 2, CABIN FEVER, and Lionsgate’s THE LAST EXORCISM.

In 2012, Barr composed original music for Lionsgate’s comedy THE BIG WEDDING, which starred Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Amanda Seyfried, Katherine Heigl, and Topher Grace.

In 2011, Barr scored IFC Films’ THE LEDGE, a drama/thriller starring Liv Tyler and Terrance Howard, and directed by Matthew Chapman. It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  Also among Barr’s diverse credits:  20th Century Fox’s SHUTTER, Warner Bros.’ THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, and Film for Thought’s HOOD TO COAST, a documentary that follows four teams on their epic journey to conquer the world’s largest relay race.

Barr began studying music in Tokyo, Japan at four years old.  He grew up surrounded by eclectic music ranging from Kabuki Theater to the sounds of his mother performing on the koto and piano, and his father playing the banjo, guitar and shakuhachi.

His interest in music was further influenced by extensive travels around the world, where he experienced music ranging from Bali’s Kecak Orchestras to China’s Beijing Opera.  Barr went on to study at Skidmore College, and toured Italy and Switzerland with the Juilliard Cello Ensemble in the summer of 1993.  He also briefly played guitar and electric cello with the industrial rock group, V.A.S.T., before heading out to LA to begin his career in film music.

In addition to writing his scores, he performs many of the instruments heard in his compositions, and is skilled in many styles and genres ranging from orchestral to rock.  Barr is also known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments from around the world such as:  a human bone trumpet from Tibet, dismantled pianos, a rare Glass Armonica, gourd cellos, and the gem of his collection, the 3 manual, 19 rank Wurlitzer Theater Organ that lived on the scoring stage at 20th Century Fox from 1928-1994, and can be heard in countless films from “The Sound Of Music” to “Patton” to “Star Trek.”

Barr was among a group of prolific composers who attended the renowned and respected 2011 Ubeda film Festival in Spain, where Nathan performed his music to True Blood with a small ensemble and film composer Randy Edelman conducting. He also joined 24 film, TV and video game composers in the Symphony of Hope to raise money for the victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti. The CD was released in September 2011, and hit Amazon.com’s top-25 chart of new classical releases.

Cathryn de Prume (Wild) Interview | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Chloe West, Sara Stretton and Demetri Panos interview special guest Cathryn de Prume who appears in the movie Wild. Cathryn de Prume appears opposite Reese Witherspoon in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild, a chronicle of one woman’s 1100-mile solo hike. She also appears in the Britt Robertson-Justin Long- Martin Sheen mystery thriller Ask Me Anything; and she’s a school administrator in the thriller Murder 101. At the age of 11, against her parents’ will, Cathryn used her babysitting money to enroll in her first acting class. She then joined an onstage improv group in her native Park Slope, Brooklyn and went on to NYC’s prestigious High School of the Performing Arts. It was during the summer after her first year in college at SUNY Purchase, that she got her first break – the part of Goldi Lox, opposite Melissa Leo’s Mama Bear, in the indie fantasy thriller Dead Time Stories. She quickly followed that up with the plum part of drugged-out Brita in director Tony Bill’s drama Five Corners, which was written by John Patrick Shanley, and starred Jody Foster and Tim Robbins. After a year on stage in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Cathryn was cast in CrissCross, a drama that starred Goldie Hawn and was shot in Key West. Moving to Los Angeles, she quickly got the role of doomed Linda Bailey Brown in the television movie Love, Lies and Murder, which was followed by a starring role opposite Anna Gunn in Down the Shore, a Fox sit-com that lasted 29 episodes. Cathryn’s additional television credits include: Coach (she played a clueless, money-grubbing cheerleader), Blossom (as Kandy the Polish prostitute), Without A Trace, Grey’s Anatomy, Rules of Engagement and True Blood. On the feature front, her additional credits include Bloodhounds of Broadway, Navy Seals, Terminal Velocity, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Wedding Project, Scrambled and The Civilization of Maxwell Bright. Cathryn also has performed her one-woman show Blended Salad about her eccentric family in theaters around Los Angeles.