Season 1 Preview – Westworld with Ben and Wade

Season 1 Preview – Westworld with Ben and Wade

Saddle up! Ben and Wade are big fans of Science Fiction and Westerns. So HBO’s TV series, WESTWORLD, was engineered for our viewing pleasure! In this debut podcast episode we discuss the trailers, marketing and hype leading up to the series premiere. Plus a few predictions for what’s ahead in Season 1. LINKS Westworld Season…
12 – The Legend of Ben Hall with Director Matthew Holmes

12 – The Legend of Ben Hall with Director Matthew Holmes

Writer/Director/Producer Matthew Holmes joins me in Episode 12 to discuss his feature film, THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL. It’s a microbudget biography about an Australian anti-hero who’s as mythical as American outlaw, Jesse James. Working within the Western genre, Matthew’s film promises to be a unique portrayal of an infamous bushranger. In particular, we chat…
11 – Zombies of Wyrmwood with Kiah Roache-Turner

11 – Zombies of Wyrmwood with Kiah Roache-Turner

Screenwriter/Director, Kiah Roache-Turner, joins me in Episode 11 to discuss his debut feature film, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD. It’s a zombie movie with a difference. Think MAD MAX meets DAWN OF THE DEAD! In particular, we chat about: Learning how to be a filmmaker while shooting swimwear commercials for aussieBum Finding a loyal crew…
10 – From Joey to Hollywood with Screenwriter Stuart Beattie

10 – From Joey to Hollywood with Screenwriter Stuart Beattie

Screenwriter/Director, Stuart Beattie, joins me in Episode 10 to discuss his journey from a little Australian film, JOEY, to big Hollywood movies like PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and COLLATERAL, then back on home soil with AUSTRALIA, TOMORROW WHEN THE WAR BEGAN and I, FRANKENSTEIN. Stuart grew up in Australia and studied at Charles Stuart University, from…
9 – Time Lapse with Bradley King and BP Cooper: Part 2

9 – Time Lapse with Bradley King and BP Cooper: Part 2

Writer/Director Bradley King and Writer/Producer BP Cooper join me again in Episode 9 for Part 2 of a discussion about their break out feature film, TIME LAPSE. A really fun chat! Bradley King - Writer/Director   Hailing from Los Alamos, New Mexico, Bradley studied animation at the Colorado Institute of Art and then attended the…
8 – Time Lapse with Bradley King and BP Cooper: Part 1

8 – Time Lapse with Bradley King and BP Cooper: Part 1

Writer/Director, Bradley King, and Writer/Producer, BP Cooper, join me in Episode 8 for Part 1 of a discussion about their break out feature film, TIME LAPSE. Bradley King - Writer/Director Hailing from Los Alamos, New Mexico, Bradley studied animation at the Colorado Institute of Art and then attended the Colorado Film School where he won…
7 – From Tropfest to Los Angeles with Duane Fogwell: Part 1

7 – From Tropfest to Los Angeles with Duane Fogwell: Part 1

Duane Fogwell joins me for Part 1 of a discussion about making the step from Tropfest to Los Angeles. Duane is an award-winning film and television Director/Editor who grew up in Canberra. After being short-listed for ABC TV’s RACE AROUND THE WORLD at the age of 18, Duane discovered his love of all things film.…
6 – Crushed with Director Megan Riakos

6 – Crushed with Director Megan Riakos

Writer/Director Megan Riakos joins me in Episode 6 to discuss her debut feature film, Crushed.  In particular, we chat about: The importance of calling yourself a ‘director’ and living as one. The value of film school. Dealing with rejection. Writing within the thriller genre. The inspiration behind Crushed. Writing habits and dealing with writer’s block. Working…
5 – Budget Busting with Tait Brady

5 – Budget Busting with Tait Brady

Producer Tait Brady joins me in Episode 5 to begin an ongoing conversation about budgeting and financing an independent film in today's climate. In particular, we chat about: No Budget vs Microbudget vs Low Budget. Terms are relative. What type of budget do those terms refer to? An independent film financed by Megan Ellison's Annapurna…