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Creative Moonlighting is a podcast hosted by Denise and Matthew Thornton. They share a marriage, a business, a home - and now - a podcast. This series will explore Denise and Matthew's creative journey as educators by day and independent filmmakers by night. Along the way, they will open up conversations about film, marriage, and the arts in general. Creative Moonlighting is content designed specifically for independent artists who are actively striving to transition into building a full-time business around their creative talents. Creative Moonlighting is brought to you by Griffyn.Co Productions - a media company owned by Denise and Matthew.

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Creative Moonlighting is a podcast hosted by Denise and Matthew Thornton. They share a marriage, a business, a home - and now - a podcast. This series will explore Denise and Matthew's creative journey as educators by day and independent filmmakers by night. Along the way, they will open up conversations about film, marriage, and the arts in general. Creative Moonlighting is content designed specifically for independent artists who are actively striving to transition into building a full-time business around their creative talents. Creative Moonlighting is brought to you by Griffyn.Co Productions - a media company owned by Denise and Matthew.

    Ep.42 - Invest in Yourself with Chris Norkus - Owner of Cocktails from Home

    Ep.42 - Invest in Yourself with Chris Norkus - Owner of Cocktails from Home

    Please welcome Chris Norkus - bartender, storyteller, and the owner of Cocktails from Home.  Chris moved to Austin 10 years ago to explore bigger opportunities in the bar and restaurant industry.  When the pandemic hit, he found himself an unemployed bartender.  But it wasn't long before a friend hit him up to use his skills to entertain a virtual happy hour for a group of friends and co-workers.  This simple concept spawned Chris's new business, which is now known as COCKTAILS FROM HOME. 


     


    If you have ever had the impulse to invest in yourself and build a business around your skills, then this is the episode for you.   


     


    Check Cocktails from Home Online:


    Cocktails from Home


    Chris Norkus - Linkedin


     


    Enjoy and as always, send questions and comments to Griffyn.co@gmail.com 


    #cocktailsfromhome #investinyourself #bartender #virtualhappyhour #mixology #craftcocktails #buildingyourbusiness #workfromhome #beyourownboss #startingabusiness


    #creativemoonlighting #griffynco #griffyncoproductions

    • 1 u. 47 min.
    Ep.41 - Collective Creativity with ATX Band - Yes Sir, No Sir

    Ep.41 - Collective Creativity with ATX Band - Yes Sir, No Sir

    Please welcome Austin, Texas band, Yes Sir, No Sir.  Tonight, Denise and Matthew had the pleasure of sitting down with all six band members, Kevin Brinkkoeter, 
    Grant Chambers, Kyle Cox, Johnny Jeffers, Dave Dierksen and Ashton Acuna. While no strangers to the Austin music scene, the band explored the creative process behind their debut album, “Bright White Light,” recently featured on local Austin radio station KUTX.


    Free form conversation, a few beers, a bottle of vino and lots of laughter allowed us to discuss some of Creative Moonlighting's favorite topics: connections, creative tension, the nuance of musical collaboration, and the balance between family and artistic endeavors. Join us as we sit down with longtime friends sharing "a common desire to create music, art and entertainment they love and a family keepsake worthy of legacy."


     


    Check out more of Yes Sir, No Sir:


    Official Yes Sir, No Sir Website


    KUTX Song of the Day - Bright White Light


    Bright White Light Music Video


     


    Enjoy and as always, send questions and comments to Griffyn.co@gmail.com 


    #ysnsband #atxmusic #atxmusician #austintexasmusic #atx #atxband #workhorsemarketing #kutx #atxartists #bandingtogether #indierock #indierockband #austintx #austinmusicscene #austinmusician #creativemoonlighting #griffynco #griffyncoproductions

    • 1 u. 25 min.
    Ep. 40 - 2 + Banana = Sunset: A Formula for Filmmaking?

    Ep. 40 - 2 + Banana = Sunset: A Formula for Filmmaking?

    Welcome back, Brian Cobos and Chris Thompson!  We cover a lot of ground today, so choosing a title was difficult.  However, don't be confused by the title we eventually landed on.  One of the most important questions every filmmaker must face surrounds the idea of taking a "paint by  numbers" approach to creativity:  Is there a formula for filmmaking?


    Chris and Brian re-edited one of their old films and landed it in the Austin Revolution Film Fest.  Amidst discussions about that experience, we also delve into the ongoing screenplay and pre-production process of West of Leona, a feature project they are adapting from another short they created in recent years. 


    There is no better way to discuss the ups, downs, and sideways alleys of making a movie than to talk with the folks who are in the thick of the process.  So, shout out to all filmmakers and creators out there:  This one is definitely for you!


    Enjoy and as always, send questions and comments to Griffynco@gmail.com 


     


    #buildingtheamericandream #atxfilm #lonestaremmywinner #texasemmys #austinfilmsociety #documentaryfilm #socialimpact #atxartist #impactplan #createart #griffyncoproductions #filmmaker

    • 1 u. 27 min.
    Ep. 39 - Creating Social Impact through Documentary Film feat. Chelsea Hernandez

    Ep. 39 - Creating Social Impact through Documentary Film feat. Chelsea Hernandez

    Please welcome 8-time Lone Star Emmy award winning director, producer, editor, and our dear friend - Chelsea Hernandez.  Chelsea is a Texas native Latina filmmaker who was born in San Antonio and raised in Austin. She studied film at Adelphi University and Brooklyn College, and then returned to Texas to complete her RTF degree at UT Austin.  She began her career at PBS as an assistant editor and associate producer, a job that set her on a path to making a series of short films, and eventually, her first feature length documentary - Building the American Dream.  She joins us today to talk about the nuts and bolts of the journey she took in making this award winning film.  Building the American Dream world premiered at SXSW in 2019 and was most recently nominated for a Texas Lone Star Emmy. 


    Enjoy and as always, send questions and comments to Griffyn.co@gmail.com 


    #buildingtheamericandream #atxfilm #lonestaremmywinner #texasemmys #austinfilmsociety #documentaryfilm #socialimpact #atxartist #impactplan #createart #griffyncoproductions #filmmaker

    • 1 u. 26 min.
    Ep. 38 - What NOT Being a Parent Has Taught Us

    Ep. 38 - What NOT Being a Parent Has Taught Us

    Saying "YES" to one thing in life often indirectly means to saying "NO" to something else.  Denise and Matthew chat in Episode 39 about what they have learned through the experience of NOT being parents.  Having children was at one time a part of their grand plan, but plans don't always work out.  Today, they delve into the idea of what it means to fit in, to be "normal", and to live up to the images that are often carved out for us by society.   


     


    As always, we hope you hear something that provokes thoughts of your own.  And please send questions and comments to Griffyn.Co@gmail.com . 

    • 40 min.
    Ep. 37 - Managing Your Mental State

    Ep. 37 - Managing Your Mental State

    Today Denise and Matthew talk about the importance of managing your mental state.  Creative endeavors are difficult to pursue with the type of intensity that it takes to see the entire process through.  We all know the feeling that washes over us when our mental state seems to want to zap our energy and kill our drive.  Mental toughness is of key importance, but how do we maintain such a thing?  Among the many scenarios they discuss, Denise discusses her experience in having to become mentally tough and resilient as a child and as a student athlete up through college.  


     


    As always, we hope you hear something that provokes thoughts of your own.  And please send questions and comments to Griffyn.Co@gmail.com . 


     


    #managingstress #mentaltoughness #mentalstates #griffyncoproductions #creative moonlighting #alwaysbecreative #creativity

    • 46 min.

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