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Creatives need that push... that extra kick to know they can rise up and follow their dreams. We are a podcast for creatives! Filmmakers, Artists, Musicians and Everyone! We confront multiple topics on this show and most of the time... just talk a lot of you know what... so indulge in the REEL with us and enjoy the journey! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/cccentertainmentgroup/support
 
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On today's show the three of us discuss the importance of embracing "Who You Are!" It's important to recognize that all of us have garbage. Stuff in our lives we aren't proud of and that we hope stay under the rocks we buried them under. However, today we reveal some of our trash! In this industry and especially this culture, baggage can catch up w…
 
One of the best shows we've done! Today we welcome Leslie Goyette & Michele Englehart to Around The Reel! These two wonderful filmmakers created the feature film Maysville! A stunning indie film that proves with dedication, commitment and work you can create a magical film that competes with the studios! We dive in on how they created Maysville fro…
 
Today we sit down with Guitarist Switchblade Blake! Music is an artwork in and of itself! Musicians are amazing creatives that can tap into something most can't comprehend. Switchblade is that kind of musician! He is the essence of practice makes perfect! In 3 short years this young artist has defied what most take a lifetime to accomplish! He is a…
 
On today's episode Samantha and Aaron sit down with their daughter and artist Eva Carlson. Eva is 12 years old and is an amazing creator! From sketching, painting and a variety of other art forms including Glass Blowing there hasn't been a platform she hasn't excelled at! We discuss family, how she is dealing with the pandemic at school, friends, b…
 
On today's episode we welcome back Actor Carl Covington for an emotionally charged discussion that dives into race, culture, our compassion as people and how we all can work together collectively to make the right changes today! We need to have new dialogues and not the same "cookie cutter" conversations that have been had for years and years that …
 
Today we welcome filmmaker Carly Vester to the show! Carly has made two outstanding documentaries! 700 Feet Down which tells the story of the fall of the Narrows Bridge and also Stand Up; which follows two women who fight through the harrowing waters of the Puget Sound! Our conversation takes us on a remarkable journey of filmmaking: from shooting …
 
What a special episode for all of you today! Around The Reel welcomes filmmaker Andrew Hernández & composer Ben Thatcher to our show! Andrew has a new documentary out entitled "The Biggest Dream". The Arecibo Observatory fell in 2020. This radar system was vital for so many reasons, not just for planetary defense but for the citizens in Puerto Rico…
 
Today we sit down with filmmaker Dina McNeil! Dina is a remarkably humble and eloquent filmmaker here in the Pacific Northwest! Her humor and heart goes a long way, not only in her day to day life, but in her films as well. Filmmaking is a part time gig for her, but a passion nonetheless. We dive into to some very interesting topics for creatives: …
 
Today's BONUS EPISODE is a touchy one. Our local film community is one of the most talented and fun groups around! However, like anything else, it has its issues. Recently we've seen division in our local community and we don't like it. So, as Around The Reel, we feel obligated to address the issue at hand and offer our advice, help and opinions on…
 
Today we welcome filmmaker and entrepreneur Carlos Ortiz to our show. Carlos understands the business side of filmmaking and he shares with us his vision, his approach and how he's working to bring the filmmaking industry to the Pacific Northwest. We dive into his background, growing up in east L.A., finding his love for film, his years of networki…
 
Today we sit down with talented and well respected filmmaker Aaron Fokus Switzer! Some conversations are meant to occur and this is one of them. From his early beginnings as a DJ to now making his own films, Aaron's story is inspiring! We jump right in learning about his music background, turning photography into filmmaking and hosting his own radi…
 
Today on Around The Reel the three of us discuss the importance of building a team, building a community and sharing with everyone in the industry. It's vital that all creatives understand that this isn't a competition amongst one another but more of a family of creatives in different boats sailing the waters alone... Let's all board the same vesse…
 
Today we welcome filmmaker Steven Eaton to our show! Steven has not only become a filmmaker in his career with films like "Assassins Code" and "Death Fighter" but has also ventured into animation and is working on his own series called "Universal Opera!" A Sci-Fi Fantasy animated project he's put a lot of time into. We dive into what has inspired h…
 
Today we welcome filmmaker Nathan Shepka to our show! Nathan's new film "Holiday Monday" is an action piece now available to stream everywhere! We discuss the production and the stunts, budget, what influenced him to make the film and so much more! Every artist is influenced by something, Nathan is no exception. With idols like Stallone, Shepka has…
 
Today we welcome filmmaker Phillip Nelson to our show! And welcome to Halloween 2021! Join us as we learn about this brilliant filmmaker and discuss the ins and outs of filmmaking and so much more! We dive into a flurry of topics here including his brilliant short film "Frink", his background as a filmmaker, editing, working with a cast and crew an…
 
Today we have the pleasure to sit down with Emmy Award winning actor Tom Skerritt! A neighbor here in the Pacific Northwest, Tom has had a legendary career as an actor! From Alien, Top Gun, The River Runs Through It, Steel Magnolias and so many epic films, Tom has embraced the gift he was given as an actor and creator! We get to know him on a diffe…
 
Today we welcome Ira Katz to the studio! Ira is an actor here in the Pacific Northwest with a scene stealing persona! Ira shares with us his story: from his parents coming to the U.S., growing up in the Bronx to his beginnings as an artist! We dive into his career and how he's studied this craft and we learn his insights on how he approaches a char…
 
Today Aaron Hawkins joins us on Around The Reel! Aaron is an actor, writer and filmmaker currently working on his new horror film 'Evil Lurks'! We jump right in on his new film, the production, challenges and what it takes to shoot in uncontrollable locations! Aaron also shares with us how his family has embraced his filmmaking dream and where to f…
 
Today we welcome actress Kaiti Wallen to our show! Kaiti is the star of the hit series "Tale of Tails" and other multiple successful films from her production company 'Painted Creek Productions'! Join us as we dive into acting, filmmaking, short films, features and the transitions into episodic series! As a mother, Kaiti and her husband Harley have…
 
Today we welcome Angela DiMarco to our show! Angela is an actor, producer and educator here in the Pacific Northwest! With over 100 projects under her belt, Angela is the epitome of perseverance, passion and poise! Not only is she a powerhouse actor but Angela also shares her lessons, her experience and knowledge as an educator to actors across the…
 
Today we welcome Linda Nelson to our show! Linda is the CEO and Co-Founder of Indie Rights, a distribution company for indie films! With her vast knowledge of the industry, Linda breaks down the ins and outs of getting your film the best opportunity to be successful! From the different types of platform structures, deliverables, contracts, sales ag…
 
Today we welcome writer Tom Jolliffe to our show! Tom is a professional film journalist and screenwriter! With over 30 films under his belt, Tom has been able to take his passion for writing to another level! We discuss his freelance writing and how he has built up a following as a journalist for one of the UK's biggest film websites "Flickering My…
 
On today's episode Samantha brings us down a road of reflection, grief, frustration and love. A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave. Samantha questions us "Why?" Why are these things allowed to happen? We also ask the question, "Would You R…
 
Today on our show we have the pleasure to speak with musician J.o. Lannigan. Joe is a guitarist in Canada who gives his gift of music to us with amazing riffs, tributes and his own original works! We dive into what got him playing guitar, how he learned to become one with his sound, musicians that inspired him and so much more! We also tackle some …
 
Today we chat with filmmaker Christian Day! Christian is the creator of the hit YouTube Series "When To Use The "N" Word. His show not only brings awareness to racial tensions in our culture but brings us all together with laughter! This remarkable artist shares with us his story; how the incident with George Floyd inspired his show, his take on wh…
 
Today we have the pleasure to chat with actor Bill Houskeeper on Around The Reel! As a coal miner's son, his dreams of acting could've have easily been overshadowed by the family business. However he set out on an adventure as a young man to follow his dream of acting. From his college days to his move to L.A., Bill shares his story, his career, hi…
 
Today we sit down with the talented David Fowler! David is a filmmaker here in the Pacific Northwest that recently released his feature film "Big Trouble In Seattle"! We embark on a wild conversation ranging from what inspired him to become a filmmaker, the movies that influenced him as a child, the support he's had from those in his life and above…
 
On today's episode of Around The Reel we have the pleasure to hang out with Tevis Marcum! Tevis is an actor, writer, producer and a man of many talents! From his early days on radio to his production career in film, Tevis has taken steps that many wouldn't dare try. With his determination, he has been able to work with some of the biggest names in …
 
Today we welcome Jon Meggison to the show! Jon is a local actor here in the Pacific Northwest that not only is chasing his dream of acting but also raising a family! A father of three, Jon has his work cut out for him however with his drive, determination and love of storytelling, he pushes forward full force to not only learn this business but als…
 
Today on Around The Reel we welcome Tokala Tatum to the show! Tokala is a young filmmaker here in Seattle that's gearing up to finish his first feature "Torn Apart" As a student at the University Of Washington, Tokala has vowed to make one film every year as his goal and with multiple short films under his belt, he's got the tools and talents to fi…
 
On today's show we welcome Harley Wallen to Around The Reel! Harley is a actor, writer, director and producer. You name it... Harley does it! Indie Filmmaking is a challenging endeavor and sometimes with the lack of funds you have to learn how to do ALL THE THINGS! Harley has accepted that challenge and as a result; has successfully created multipl…
 
Today on Around The Reel we sit down with Kaveh Razi Hamedani! Kaveh is a young director, writer and storyteller! It's always a pleasure to spend time with creatives that have a passion for this industry. Kaveh is no exception! His new project is called "The Town" a series he's working on inspired by the crime films he grew up watching and fell in …
 
On today's episode we have the pleasure to sit down with Cody Parr! Cody is a stand-up comic, actor and recording artist. During this hilarious conversation Cody breaks down his love for comedy, how his family influenced his sense of humor, his love for music and how he got dared into trying stand up the very first time! Humor is one of the magical…
 
Today we welcome Nicolas Aaron Mezzanatto to our show! Nicolas is a multi-talented artist! From screenwriting, poetry, stand-up comedy, acting, directing... Nicolas does it all! Join us as we dive into his mantra & find out about how he defines success! As a Veteran, he's had to learn to deal with adversity most of us will never understand. His att…
 
Welcome to Season Two of our show! Today we have the pleasure to sit down with Pete Flattum! Pete is an actor here in the Pacific Northwest that takes his acting career very seriously. His on set demeanor tells you everything you need to know about him. We discuss his motto, how he appreciates the craft and how lucky he feels to help others bring t…
 
Today we welcome Carl L. Covington to the show! Carl is multi-talented actor here in the Seattle area with not only amazing talent and skill but also a man with heart and true perseverance! It's guests like this that make us happy for anytime we have with them! We discuss multiple topics from mentors, online hate, coping with adversity, changing yo…
 
Today's guest is filmmaker Tony Cook! Such a pleasure chatting with this very talented director! Tony has a new short currently on the film festival circuit entitled "Can't Go Home Again" and it's an extraordinary sci-fi story with a powerful message about domestic abuse! During our discussion we touch on what inspired him to tell this tale, the in…
 
Confidence. Perseverance. Showing up. What are you made of? Today we have the pleasure to speak with Actor and Coach Rick Ibarra-Rivera! Rick is not only an actor with a great resume but also has taken his skills to help others understand that they already have their own gifts to give. As an acting coach, Rick helps guide his pupils in the directio…
 
Today we sit down with filmmaker Collin Fischer and discuss the ins & outs of Crowdfunding Campaigns! Collin's new production entitled "Used" is currently looking for funding to help make the film. We as well have started a campaign to help finalize our films "The Giant Pacific Octopus & Say Goodbye The Movie" What a perfect time to discuss what it…
 
Today we get the pleasure to sit down with Jerry Smith! Jerry is a Film Journalist & Composer who not only loves movies but writes about them in a way most don't envision. He approaches his reviews from this standpoint... His love for the art of filmmaking! Movies mean a lot to Jerry and on this episode we learn how he's dealt with trauma in his li…
 
Today we welcome Mick Loftus to our show! Mick is an actor here in the Pacific Northwest who has worked on numerous films and has found happiness in acting! A veteran, Mick has had his share of darkness to overcome and his acting is something that has given him solace there. On today's episode we discuss his Chicago upbringing, his military career,…
 
We are back! Today we welcome musician and recording artist Katrina Kope to our show! With her different projects spanning many genres, from electronica, to funk, reggae, trip-hop, R&B, or vocal improvisation; Katrina might tell you that her roots reside deep in jazz and blues. With her newest single, "Above and Beyond" Katrina highlights her talen…
 
On todays episode we welcome the wonderful Mindy Dougherty! Mindy is an actor and author and right now has a fabulous book out called the "Resilient Warrior". Join us for an emotional and inspirational conversation about what being a fighter is all about. Mindy shares with us the tragedies she's faced in her life and how she has risen up against th…
 
Today we welcome Ralph Reign to our show! Ralph is a DJ, Musician, Rapper, Writer and Artist with a unique and intellectual philosophy on life, art and the world. Join as we dive deep into the world of music and what it means to Ralph as a human and ultimately a soul. Our art comes from somewhere; no matter what type of creative you are ask yoursel…
 
Today we get the pleasure to chat with actor and writer Collin Fischer! Collin is a talented artist that has jumped into the industry full steam! From his short films "Brotherhood" & "Hear me, See me" Collin's talent shines! We discuss his background, the ideas behind his short films and why he is motivated to make a career in this industry! We als…
 
Our first milestone! Episode #50! Today we celebrate our run on Around The Reel! Content is a sensitive subject these days. With everything going on in the world creatives have a decision to make. Do they stick to the art that is an extension of who they are or do they succumb to the pressures of this new world we live in? As a team, we discuss thi…
 
Today we have the pleasure to talk with actor/director Brian Bowles! Brian is a young filmmaker who has created a visionary tale within the Batman Universe! His fan films are extraordinary! From the "Death of Robin" to his new film "Barbara" Brian shares a ton of awesome insight on his creation. We dive into how fan films work and what it was like …
 
Today on our show we hang out with composer Anthony Espina! Anthony has created scores for over 40 films including Swiped, Shadow Fighter and many more! We touch a little on what inspired him to get into film composing, what music means to a story and how tightly nit composers are as a family! We also dive into artists attacking other artists onlin…
 
Today actor Raymond Power joins us for an epic, inspirational and fun conversation about filmmaking, acting and beating the odds! Growing up in a tough neighborhood, Raymond has been through the most! Challenges create who we are and Raymond is proof that no matter what cards you're dealt you can play the game and win! From his difficult home life …
 
Today we welcome Sean Casey to our show! Sean is a scenic artist that assists production designers on sets by adding that creative touch to the production! From the tv series "Grimm" to the film "Green Room" Sean adds that special dynamic to the productions he works on. We dive deep into an awesome conversation with Sean from his painting backgroun…
 
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