Tanya Dahl – Commercial Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Commercial Director, Tanya Dahl !

ABOUT TANYA DAHL:

Tanya Dahl is a director and writer, known for Simulife (2017), The Story (2015) and The AlleyCat Hour (2014).

 

 

 

Kris Bowers – DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, Composer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Composer, Kris Bowers!

ABOUT KRIS BOWERS:

Emmy-winning composer, Kris Bowers, scores compositions that step beyond the traditional boundaries of genre to form new and thrilling music. Bowers currently scores Netflix’s critically acclaimed “Dear White People,” and Shonda Rhimes’ “For The People,” starring Hope Davis. As a composer of color in network television, Bowers is in a small group of composers closing the diversity gap, and at 29 years old, stands as the youngest composer scoring a network TV show.

Bowers recently wrote the music and lyrics for an original song featured as the main theme and end credits for “Madden NFL 19: Longshot,” the latest ‘story mode’ entry in the long-running “Madden” video game franchise, launching August 10. Earlier this year, Bowers scored the critically-acclaimed drama, “Monsters and Men” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and is having its Canadian premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival before releasing in theaters October 5. He recently completed the score for Peter Farrelly’s latest drama, “Green Book,” starring Academy Award-winner Mahershala Ali and Academy Award-nominee Viggo Mortensen, in theaters November 21. In addition to scoring the film, Bowers was the piano-playing double for Ali and performed all the on-camera piano playing in the film.

Bowers has scored a wide range of films including Amazon’s TV movie “The Snowy Day,” for which Bowers won a Daytime Emmy. He composed for “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey, “Seeds of Time,” “Play it Forward,” “Kobe Bryant’s Muse,” featuring Kobe Bryant, and “I Am Giant: Victor Cruz.” He also scored “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You,” which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and “Little Boxes” which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was purchased by Netflix.

In addition to composing for film and television, Bowers has recorded and performed with artists such as Q-Tip, Aretha Franklin, Marcus Miller, José James, Ludacris, Christian Rich, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. He was commissioned by the Alvin Ailey dance company to create an original composition for “Untitled America,” a modern ballet piece that shines a light on the impact of the prison system on Africa-American families. The ballet was choreographed by Kyle Abraham, a MacArthur Genius Grant winner, with whom Bowers is a long-time collaborator. Furthermore, Bowers’ rich and eclectic sensibilities can be heard in his debut album with Concord Jazz, “Heroes + Misfits”, which opened at number one on the iTunes jazz chart.

Bowers, a Juilliard-trained musician, has received numerous awards and accolades for his excellence in jazz performance. Bowers was one of 40 artists selected to perform at the White House for the 2016 International Jazz Day, hosted by President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2011, he also won the coveted Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where Aretha Franklin picked Bowers as a favorite to win during the semi-finals concert. Moreover, he was named a Steinway Artist, one of twelve iTunes “Artists to Watch” and was one of six composers to participate in the Sundance Film Composers Lab at Skywalker Sound in 2015.

Bowers resides in Los Angeles, CA.

http://www.krisbowers.com

 

 

 

Sarah McDaniel – Actress/Filmmaker | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Actress/Filmmaker, Sarah McDaniel!

ABOUT SARAH MCDANIEL:

Sarah Rose McDaniel is an American model. She appeared in the music video for Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker’s songs “Summer Breaking” and “Daffodils”, and was the cover girl for Playboy magazine’s first non-nude issue in March 2016.

 

 

 

David Garcia – TEJANO- Director/Producer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Director & Producer, David Garcia!

ABOUT TEJANO:

Desperate for money to save his sick Grandfather, a South Texas farmhand resorts to the extreme: He breaks his own arm to smuggle a cast made of cocaine across the Mexican border.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8257900/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/tejanothemovie/about/?ref=page_internal

ABOUT DAVID GARCIA:

David Blue Garcia is an Emmy award-winning Director / Cinematographer based in Austin, Texas and makes a living directing and shooting television commercials, product videos and feature films. David Produced and Directed his first feature film, “Tejano”, which had its world premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival in 2018.

 

 

 

Sherri Chung & Cindy O’Connor – Composers | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Composers, Chung & Cindy O’Connor!

ABOUT SHERRI & CINDY:

Sherri Chung is a composer for film and television and currently composes and conducts the scores for “Blindspot” (NBC) and “Riverdale” (CW).  Her compositional work includes both songs and scores for t.v., films, documentaries,  commercials, musicals and music libraries.  One of her recent films, “The Other Side of Home” was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars for Best Short Documentary.

A long time collaborator with composer Blake Neely, they have worked together on a number of scores, including those for CW’s “Arrow”, “The Flash”, “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.

Sherri studied Music Composition and Theory at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, and attended USC’s Scoring For Motion Picture and Television Graduate Program in

Los Angeles, CA. Sherri has also attended the Sundance Institute’s Film Music Program as well as ASCAP’s Scoring Workshop. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she began working as an orchestrator for “Family Guy” and “American Dad”, with composer Walter Murphy.

Not only a composer, Sherri is also a pianist, vocalist and songwriter. She has recorded and produced 2 original albums and performs with her band in Los Angeles. As a vocalist, she has recorded for films, commercials, trailer music, and television (ABC’s “Resurrection”, and CW’s “Arrow”). Currently her voice can be heard on NBC’s “Blindspot” and the Netflix documentary series “The Keepers” (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Documentary), two scores she also conducted.

 

Cindy O’Connor is a composer, arranger and performer for film, TV and theater. She was born in Santa Fe, NM and raised in Japan, New York and Los Angeles. Her parents knew she had a musical future when at age 5 she wrote a song on her little keyboard called “The Aku-Aku Foot Disease” (OK, a strange musical future perhaps…).

Cindy is currently scoring (and occasionally singing on) the Crash TV series with Mark Isham.  Her film composing credits include the upcoming feature Not Forgotten (starring Simon Baker), Forgiving the Franklins (one of Premiere Magazine’s “Ten to Watch at Sundance” 2006), Compact Only, and additional music for The Women, The Black Dahlia, Crossing Over, The Secret Life of Bees, The Express, The Mist, Running Scared, and The Black Donnellys (NBC series). As an orchestrator, arranger and programmer she has worked on The Express, Pride and Glory, Lions for Lambs, In the Valley of Elah, Bobby, Eight Below and many other films.

Cindy is an award-winning theater composer with several original musicals produced internationally. Her musical “All That He Was” won the Kennedy Center/ACTF National Musical Theater Award and is published by Samuel French. She has composed music for the off-Broadway premieres of “In The Air” and “La Llorona”, and she is currently developing a new musical, “40 is the new 15”, with the Academy for New Musical Theater in Los Angeles. Watch this space for performance listings in 2009.

As a singer and keyboard player she has played everything from classical concerts to rock & roll to electronica. She has toured with rock superstar Pat Benatar, played the North Sea Jazz Festival with Grammy-winning trumpeter Mark Isham, swung with the vocal jazz quintet Pacific Swingline, and gotten all girly with Petra Haden’s “Sellouts” (10 women singing a cappella arrangements of The Who’s album “Sellout”). TV appearances include Good Morning America, VH1’s “Women Who Rock”, and “Charmed”.

 

 

 

Jordan Taylor Wright – Filmmaker | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmaker, Jordan Taylor Wright!

ABOUT JORDAN TAYLOR WRIGHT:

Taylor Cut Films is a digital media and film production company that specializes in shooting and editing music videos, short films, live concerts, and commercials.

 

 

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl, Brandon Jones – Sound Editors – A QUIET PLACE | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews “A Quiet Place,” Sound Editors, Ethan Van der Ryn & Erik Aadahl, and Brandon Jones!

ABOUT ETHAN & ERIK:

Oscar winning supervising sound editors of the film, which has received a 98% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl, who are also the founders of E² SoundE Squared is the sonic storyteller behind some of Hollywood’s most successful films and franchises including Godzilla, Argo, Transformers, and Kung Fu Panda.

Ethan Van der Ryn is a sound editor. He won 2 Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and King Kong. He earned further Academy Awards nominations for Transformers, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Argo.

ABOUT A QUIET PLACE:

If they hear you, they hunt you.

A Quiet Place is a 2018 American horror film directed by John Krasinski, who also stars alongside Emily Blunt, his real-life wife. The screenplay was written by Krasinski, Bryan Woods, and Scott Beck, based on a story by Woods and Beck. The plot follows a family who must live life in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

Beck and Woods began working on the story in 2013, and Paramount Pictures bought their spec script in 2017. Krasinski then joined as director and wrote a new draft of the script. Principal photography took place later in the year in upstate New York.

A Quiet Place premiered at South by Southwest on March 9, 2018 and was released in the United States on April 6, 2018, by Paramount Pictures. It has grossed $71 million worldwide and received acclaim from critics, who called it a “smart, wickedly frightening good time”.

Jeff Hammer – Director – Live Or Die In La Honda | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Director of Live Or Die In La Honda, Jeff Hammer!

ABOUT JEFF HAMMER:

A proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Hammer earned an MFA in Screenwriting at the University of Southern California and returned to USC as adjunct professor in the John Wells Division of Writing for Screen & Television. As a screenwriter, his work has received distinction from the Walt Disney Studios/ABC TV Writing Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant, and the Austin Film Festival. While completing post-production on Live or Die in La Honda, he’s kept busy producing the first season of the original sci-fi web series Personal Space starring Nicki Clyne (Battlestar Galactica), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Kurt Yaeger (Sons of Anarchy), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), and more. All 28 episodes of the 1st Season will premiere March 2, 2018 on Amazon Video.

ABOUT LIVE OR DIE IN LA HONDA:

Blake Baker receives a call from a past lover asking him to help find her missing brother. Once he arrives in La Honda, he learns the task is much more treacherous than it first appeared, and he’s forced to decide how much he’s willing to risk for the love of his life.

Luc Montpellier – Cinematographer of COUNTERPART | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Cinematographer of COUNTERPART, Luc Montpellier!

ABOUT LUC MONTPELLIER:

Luc Montpellier is known for his work on Khaled (2001), Inescapable (2012) and Soul Cages (2000). 

Tom Pike, Dana Luery Shaw, Jeff Hammer – Filmmakers of PERSONAL SPACE | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmakers of PERSONAL SPACE, Tom Pike, Dana Luery Shaw, Jeff Hammer!

ABOUT PERSONAL SPACE:

New science fiction series comedy-drama series called Personal Space, featuring one of Richard Hatch‘s final performances, with this premise:
Astronauts aboard generation ship Overture have no idea their therapy sessions are being broadcast on Earth as a reality show.

Kristen Dellapace & Keetin Marchi – Filmmakers of PREGNANT THE WEB SERIES | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmakers of PREGNANT THE WEB SERIES, Kristen Dellapace & Keetin Marchi!

ABOUT PREGNANT THE WEB SERIES:

“Pregnant” is a 4 part comedic Web Series about a less than Pinterest perfect Mom Val as she navigates the social minefield known as pregnancy.

Ben Foster and Mark Dennis – Filmmakers of TIME TRAP | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmakers of TIME TRAP, Ben Foster and Mark Dennis!

ABOUT BEN FOSTER & MARK DENNIS:

The filmmakers are Ben Foster and Mark Dennis of Fosterfilm Productions (www.fosterfilmproductions.com). Ben and Mark, originally from Austin, Texas, and now based in Los Angeles, are the filmmakers behind “Time Trap,” a riveting sci-fi adventure which has been named an Official Selection at the Woodstock Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival 2017, and the Austin Film Festival. It also just took home the Jury Prize for “Most Innovative Narrative Feature” at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Festival.
The film is about a group of archaeology students trapped inside a mysterious cave where time passes differently underground than on the surface. Ain’t It Cool News called it “a mind-bending shift in the space time continuum” and the CEO of the Hollywood Film Festival compared it to “an early Spielberg movie” calling Ben and Mark “innovative and exceptional young filmmakers.” IndieWire called it an “innovative new sci-fi adventure that rips apart both space and time at its very seams.”

Jukka Hilden – Executive Producer of Ultimate Expedition | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Executive Producer of Ultimate Expedition, Jukka Hilden!

ABOUT JUKKA HILDEN:

Jukka Henry Mikael Hildén (born 3 August 1980) is a Finnish stunt performer, actor, and member of the stunt group The Dudesons. On the Music Television USA website, Jukka is introduced as “the rockstar, the show man, the never-stopping energizer bunny of the Dudesons crew”.

Hildén was born in Helsinki. When Hildén was nine years old, his homemade bomb destroyed the living room of his home and severely burned his face. He is a Finnish special operations paratrooper due to Finland’s compulsory service. Currently, he resides in Helsinki, Finland and Hollywood, California.

Nine strangers travel to Huaraz, Peru to face the biggest challenge of their lives, the 20,000-foot Mt. Tocllaraju;

 

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Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White – Video Game Composers | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Video Game Composers, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White!

ABOUT BRIAN TRIFON & BRIAN LEE WHITE:

Finishing Move is a production company specializing in music composition, sound design, and score supervision for video games, ad campaigns, television and film. Credits include Microsoft’s Halo 2 Anniversary and the Xbox Halo Channel.

 

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Tatiana Riegel – I, Tonya Editor | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Editor, Tatiana Riegel!

ABOUT TATIANA RIEGEL:

Tatiana S. Riegel is known for her work on I, Tonya (2017), The Finest Hours (2016) and Pu-239 (2006).

Tatiana S. Riegel A.C.E., is an American film editor known for independent films such as Lars and the Real Girl, The Way Way Back and I, Tonya. She received an ACE Eddie award for “Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television”.

Riegel was a long-time assistant to the late editor Sally Menke, editor of seven of films by Quentin Tarantino.

Riegel is older half-sibling to actress Eden Riegel and screenwriter/voice-actor Sam Riegel. Together, the Riegel family has produced more than a dozen webisodes for the popular 2008 Internet series Imaginary Bitches.

Riegel became a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014.

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Teri & Carson Griffin – Filmmakers | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmakers, Teri & Carson Griffin!

ABOUT TERI & CARSON GRIFFIN:

Carson Griffin has worked in the Entertainment Industry for over 10 years. He is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 80 and has worked in the scenic, staging, gripping, and rigging developments in both television and film. He has worked on shows such as Law and Order, Veep, MTV’s Ridiculousness, Netflix’s The Ranch, Lip Sync Battle, Survivor, Battlebots, and more.
He has worked in multiple departments such as Technical Entertainment, Entertainment Rigging, Stagehand, Key Grip, and Camera Operator for multiple studios such as,
 CBS, WB, SONY Studios, NBC, ABC, Disney Studios, and more. . Before moving to Los Angeles he worked for Universal Orlando’s most popular events such as Halloween Horror Nights, Grinchmas, Mardi Gras, Grad Bash, and The Summer Concert Series.
He has worked as a Camera Operator and Technical Director for multiple artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Diana Ross, The B-52’s, Boys II Men, Big Time Rush, Pitbull, and many more
Carson also Directs, Writes, and Shoots multiple films, shorts, commercials  and music videos. He has multiple films that have been finalist in multiple film festivals and won best trailer at the San Antonio Film Festival for his short film “Leatherface’s Pool Party”

​He is currently developing multiple shorts and full-length scripts.

Carson also provides Special FX, Lighting/Gaffing, Musical Scoring, Editing, and other Production Design Services-Please Email SeaGriffin Creations for Inquiries.

Teri Griffin started her career in the industry a certified & professional Makeup/FX Artist working on full length features, short films, commercials, music videos, theater, and special events. While working as a freelance Makeup Artist she also worked for almost a decade as a Makeup/Prosthetic Artist/Lead for Universal Studios Orlando on events such as Halloween Horror Nights, Grinchmas, Mardi Gras, The Jimmy Fallon Show and More. She spent two years with Ripleys Entertainment punching and venting hair as well as preparing and casting wax figures to be displayed in the Ripleys Museums all around the world.

After spending a decade being on sets and learning how to make films, she and her husband began SeaGriffin and started making their own films and helping others with their productions. They have created over a dozen of short films and productions. You can see some of their films by clicking the following link.  Sea Griffin Films

Since moving to Los Angeles she has worked for Crypt TV and multiple prop shops including Dapper Cadaver. She has also worked on television and film with experience in, set dressing, producing, directing, assistant directing, production & art design, and editing.  She has also edited multiple published music videos, short films, and commercials and is currently editing for That Hashtag Show http://thathashtagshow.com.  

Teri Provides Multiple Art and Design Services As Well-Please Email SeaGriffin Creations for Inquiries.

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Erik Carlson – Production Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Production Designer, Erik Carlson!

ABOUT ERIK CARLSON:

 Erik most recently designed Discovery’s highly-acclaimed first dramatic series, “Manhunt: Unabomber.”

Erik’s career spans over 20 years in the film and television industry.  Alongside “Unabomber,” he is most known for his work on “Desperate Housewives,” which earned him two Emmy nominations and an Art Director’s Guild Award nomination. His other credits include Warner Bros’ “The Majestic,” NBC’s “State of Affairs,” Fox’s “Grandfathered” and History’s “SIX.”
Throughout his career, Erik has had the opportunity to collaborate with several acclaimed filmmakers, including Christopher Nolan, Frank Darabont, Trey Parker, Marc Cherry, Dan Fogelman, and Greg Yaitanes, among many others.Erik can elaborate on his designs in “Manhunt: Unabomber,” his role as a production designer and how that evolves based on his projects, as well as his experience collaborating with these various filmmakers.

You can see further examples of Eric’s work at his website

 www.perikcarlson.com

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David Cieri – Composer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Production Designer, Seth Reed!

ABOUT DAVID CIERI:

He’s a super talented composer, just dropped a new soundtrack today; a compilation soundtrack that celebrates his decade working with Ken Burns/Lynn Novick and Florentine Films documentaries including ‘The Vietnam War’, ‘The Roosevelts’, ‘Prohibition’, ‘Baseball’ and ‘The Address’. Ken could certainly choose any composer in the world for his films but he returns to David again and again. The title of the album is ‘Notes from the Underscore: 10 Years with Florentine Films’. Here is a link for your review: https://access.ropeadope.com/david-cieri.

We are also promoting David’s score to ‘Oklahoma City’, that was nominated for a Primetime Emmy award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. The film explores the intertwined narratives of the worst domestic terrorist attack in the U.S and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh, including two standoffs with law enforcement with tragic outcomes – Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.  The music dutifully, gently and deftly helps with the storytelling, which balances between then horrors of the Oklahoma City attack and the backstory leading up to it. ​

Recently, David contributed several hours of score to ‘The Vietnam War’ (along with Trent Reznor/ Atticus Ross and Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road). He spent three weeks in Vietnam prior to beginning work on the project, taking in the sounds and music of the region, some of which he incorporated into the score. The documentary averaged 6.7M Viewers For PBS and reached 34M In Live+7 ratings. The premiere episode of ‘The Vietnam War’ was the top-performing PBS’ telecast since the finale of ‘Downton Abbey’ and is the highest-streamed series opener in PBS history. The doc has also been licensed by 21 broadcasters in 43 countries.

This fall, David released ‘White Dust’, a jazz album with Pulitzer-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The New York Times listed their song ‘Dolphy’s Aviary’ among their new and notable tracks: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/01/arts/music/playlist-u2-maroon-5-sza-pharrell-williams.html.

 

Kevin Tent – Editor/Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Editor/Director, Kevin Tent!

ABOUT KEVIN TENT:

Academy Award® nominated film editor, Kevin Tent has teamed with director Alexander Payne for over twenty years. Their first collaboration was on Payne’s Sundance hit “Citizen Ruth,” starring Laura Dern. Followed by the critical hit “Election” staring Reese Witherspoon (for which Tent earned his first American Cinema Editor’s nomination), Tent received his second ACE nomination for “About Schmidt” starring Jack Nicholson and his third for “Sideways” starring Paul Giamati. In 2011 Tent was nominated by both ACE and the Academy for his editing on “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney. He won the Eddie for best dramatic film of 2011.
After attending Los Angeles City College’s film school, Tent got his first break cutting the feature film “Not of This Earth” for legendary B-movie producer Roger Corman. While continuing to hone his skills in the throws of B-movies, Tent also tapped into the emerging Independent film movement in the US. Cutting the underground hit “Guncrazy” directed by Tamra Davis and the above mentioned “Citizen Ruth” by Payne. Some of Tent’s other credits include “Blow” the late Ted Demme’s drug epic staring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz. James Mangold’s “Girl Interrupted” staring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, (Jolie winning an academy award for her performance). “Disconnect” directed by Henry Alex Rubin, “Welcome To Me” starring Kristin Wigg and recently “Parched” a foreign language film by Indian director Leena Yadav.
Besides working on all of Payne’s films, including “Nebraska” and most recently “Downsizing,” starring Matt Damon, Tent has worked with directors Barry Sonnenfeld, Nancy Meyers and Martin Scorsese.
After his long and sordid career in editing Tent makes his directorial debut with “Crash Pad,” an Original Black List selected screenplay written by Jeremy Catalina starring starring Domhnall Gleeson, Thomas Haden Church and Christina Applegate.

Seth Reed – Production Designer | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Production Designer, Seth Reed!

ABOUT SETH REED:

ETH REED is an Emmy Nominated production designer known for bolstering a wide array of story worlds through his artistic ingenuity.  Set to debut in December, Seth’s most recent production design work will be featured on Hulu’s Shut Eye, starring Jeffrey Donovan.  Seth’s other highlights include hit shows like SupergirlThe Expanse, and Salem. In 2014, Reed received a Primetime Emmy Nomination and Art Directors Guild Nomination for his work on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey starring Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Seth is also an Emmy Nominated and award-winning art director, having uplifted a number of high profile projects. Many of Hollywood’s most respected directors and production designers have entrusted Seth’s artistic abilities, leading to his consistent work on both independent and studio films such as I Heart Huckabees, Lords of DogtownReal Steel, and Minority Report. Recognized for his art direction, Seth won the Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Award for his art direction on the HBO mini-series From The Earth To The Moon.

After receiving a Masters degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Seth practiced architecture for 10 years before entering the entertainment world. He credits his architectural approach to production design as an invaluable skill for the creative visualization/planning process and equally important for cost and time management. Seth’s collaborative approach enables him to maximize his artistic vision — designing, sketching and creating something new and original as part of a team.

Seth’s other projects include Tombstone, his first Hollywood job, as well as Fight ClubRat RaceMiami Vice, Blades of Glory, and The Express. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Reed has worked on film and television projects around the world, from South America to Iceland. You can normally find him biking to and from location, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Vincent Sabella & Anna Schafer – ELIZABETH BLUE | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Filmmakers, Vincent Sabella & Anna Schafer and their film, ELIZABETH BLUE!

ABOUT ELIZABETH BLUE:

Recently released from a psychiatric hospital, Elizabeth (Anna Schafer) returns to her Los Angeles apartment where she lives
with her fiancé, Grant (Ryan Vincent). With the guidance of her new psychiatrist, Dr. Bowman (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), and the unfaltering support of Grant, Elizabeth works at regaining control of her mental stability and her life as she begins to plan their wedding. Struggling to navigate daily voices, hallucinations, anxiety, failing medications and her judgmental, unsupportive mother, Carol (Kathleen Quinlan), Elizabeth fears that Grant will leave her as she clings to hope that love will truly conquer all – even mental illness.

Jason Murphy – Producer/Director | On The Fly Filmmaking

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Host & Producer Marielou Mandl (@MarielouMandl) interviews Producer/Director, Jason Murphy!