This podcast is primarily an interview-based podcast that explores how to move from "just surviving" to "truly thriving" in the entertainment industry. The Host, Tony Suriano (Director/Actor) interviews professionals from all walks of the industry like film Producers, Studio Musicians, Fire Artists, Cinematographers, Magicians, Actors, Directors, Managers, Audio Mixers and many more creatives. Through stories of struggles and triumphs, he learns what it takes to make it in this cut-throat industry from those he looks up to.
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Jordan Gillis - Musicianship, Discipline and Permaculture
Jordan Gillis is a versatile young performer who has been a full-time musician his entire adult life. With nearly 10 years of experience, he combines a soulful voice with virtuosic guitar playing - a rare combination! From rock, funk, soul, and jazz to heavy metal and country music, he can play virtually all genres of guitar-based music. Jordan has been on tour all over the country and has experience doing just about every type of gig in the book. Please enjoy!
Cyrus Wymer - How to handle inconsistencies in the Film Industry
On to this episode! I a have a fun conversation with a dear peer of mine, Cyrus, who is in the film industry like me. Specifically in the sound department. He is an extremely talented man who can build practically anything. Enjoy!
Actions and Options
This episode is a short reflection and an example of how "letting go" can lead to taking action. There is no guest in this episode, only me. Please enjoy!
Marc Ricos - Music Passions, Geographical Dreams, and Getting Out There
My guest today is Marc Ricos @marcricos on the socials. He is a music producer and engineer, vocalist, and also a guitarist from Spain. He recently released a single on Spotify called Astronaut and temporarily moved his music passions to Los Angeles to produce a full album which is yet to be released. Please enjoy this episode!
Donuts, Robots, and Art
My guest today is Eric Joyner and he is a contemporary American artist who is best known for his artwork which focuses on robots and donuts with beautiful background imagery. He has created over 350 paintings of them, some of which were purchased by praised by renowned film directors J.J. Abrams as well as George Lucas. Also, some of his artwork has been featured in the hit TV show The Big Bang Theory. Please enjoy my all-inclusive conversation with Eric Joyner.
Asad Chaudhry - Entrepreneurship and Magic
Today’s episode is with Entrepreneur and Magician, Asad Chaudhry who not only teaches professional magic but has created an online platform for Magicians all around the world at 52kards.com. His recent Kick Starter Campaign MINT 2 has become one of the most successful projects in playing card history! We talk his strategies as he transitioned and left his career as an engineer to a full-time entrepreneur, states of flow, and how video games lead to his current iconic company logo. Please enjoy!