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Join Fandor as we dive into the world of Film Festivals. From interviews with leading festival winners, directors, and behind the scenes looks, Fandor Festival podcast is your source for Independent Film Festival coverage.
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Fandor Festival Podcast Chris Kelly, Hooman Khalili, Bryn Nguyen

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings

Join Fandor as we dive into the world of Film Festivals. From interviews with leading festival winners, directors, and behind the scenes looks, Fandor Festival podcast is your source for Independent Film Festival coverage.
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    Ep. 81: Roger Love, vocal coach extraordinaire

    Ep. 81: Roger Love, vocal coach extraordinaire

    The team sits down with the one and only, Roger Love!
    Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in both the speaking and singing fields. Roger has vocally produced more than 150-million-unit sales worldwide and written three top-selling books. Roger coaches singers such as John Mayer and Selena Gomez, as well as speakers like Anthony Robbins, and actors including Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Saldana, Keira Knightly, and Bradley Cooper.
    If you would like to take advantage of Roger's generous $50 gift for his coaching services, please go to rogerlove.com/winner

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    • 17 min
    Ep. 80: Nikki Erlick, journalist & travel writer, NY Times Best Selling Author

    Ep. 80: Nikki Erlick, journalist & travel writer, NY Times Best Selling Author

    The team sits down with Nikki Erlick, as part of the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival. Nikki's book debuted #6 on the NY Times Best Seller list.
    Nikki Erlick is a journalist and travel writer whose work has appeared online with New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Indagare Travel, The Huffington Post, and Vox.
    Erlick’s eagerly anticipated debut novel, The Measure, will be published by HarperCollins in June 2022. Equally charming and thought-provoking, The Measure explores a philosophical question – “what if everybody on earth knew exactly how long they had left to live?” – with compassion and pragmatism, examining how the implications might trickle down into every area of modern life.
    Of her inspiration for writing The Measure, Erlick says: “During this past year of tremendous pain and upheaval, I found myself reflecting on the ways in which we measure our own lives and success and happiness, the way we measure the value of others, and the way we measure a society as a whole. All of these thoughts poured into this story of a world that so closely resembles ours—but with one powerful, poignant twist. As someone who has always turned to literature for comfort and guidance, I am in awe of so many authors whose works have inspired such deep empathy within me, and my greatest wish is that this story might accomplish the same.”

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    • 19 min
    Ep. 79: Rebecca Halpern, Director of "Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter"

    Ep. 79: Rebecca Halpern, Director of "Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter"

    The team sits down with Rebecca Halpern, Director of "Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter."
    Rebecca Halpern
    From true crime and social justice docuseries that affect real world change to epic feature documentaries rooted in history and the arts and culture, Rebecca's work evokes emotion, and enlightens and empowers audiences. LOVE, CHARLIE marks Rebecca's directorial debut. Most recently, Rebecca wrote and produced a forthcoming feature documentary with the SpringHill Company. Prior to that, she served as the Co-Executive Producer of "Helter Skelter," a six-part documentary series about Charles Manson for Epix network from Executive Producer Greg Berlanti and Director Lesley Chilcott. Rebecca earned both her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she also played on the varsity women's gold team. Rebecca also sits on the Board of Directors of FACETS in Chicago, and she mentors student athletes through Northwestern University's IMAP program.

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    • 20 min
    Ep. 78: Danny Huston, Actor, and Bernard Rose, Director and Writer

    Ep. 78: Danny Huston, Actor, and Bernard Rose, Director and Writer

    The team sits down to get the scoop on new film, "Traveling Light". Featured in this interview is Bernard Rose, Director and Writer, and Danny Huston, who plays "Harry" in the film.
    Traveling Light tells the story of Caddy (Tony Todd) over a twenty four hour period on May 30th 2020 as he searches for his missing son who has been living on the streets, while working as an Uber/Delivery driver during the early days of the Pandemic in Los Angeles. His path crosses Harry (Danny Huston), a cult leader who is holding a bizarre happening/ceremony up on Mulholland drive where Todd (Stephen Dorff) and Mary (Olivia d'Abo) are attending as acolytes. All the while news of the horrific murder of George Floyd reverberates around the city as the social fabric collapses and we realize we are witnessing the end of an era... Funny and frightening in equal measure, Traveling Light is a Bunuelian satire of bourgeoisie life in Los Angeles at a moment of extreme crisis. Directed by Bernard Rose (Candyman 1992).
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    Bernard Rose was born on 4th August 1960, in London, England, and began his career by making Super 8 films at the age of 9. The BBC held an amateur movie competition which he won in 1975. He attended The National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England, graduating in 1982 with a Master's in Filmmaking and first began directing music videos in the early days of MTV for artists such as UB40, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Roy Orbison, and Roger Waters. He then worked for the BBC, directing TV films before he directed "Paperhouse" and "Chicago Joe and The Showgirl." He gained American attention when he wrote and directed his 1992 cult horror film classic "Candyman."
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    Danny Huston is an Award-winning actor, writer and director known for his versatility and dramatic screen presence. Most recognized for his roles in films like Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, Alfonso Cuaron's Children of Men and Alejandro Inarritu's 21 Grams, Huston has worked with some of the finest film directors of his generation. Huston got his start directing Mr. North with Robert Mitchum, Anthony Edwards and his sister Anjelica Huston. He went on to give his breakthrough acting performance in the independent film Ivansxtc for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards.
    In 2013, his critically acclaimed role of Ben the butcher in Magic City (STARZ), earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. His other television acting work includes the hit television series Masters Of Sex (Showtime), a recurring role in the hugely popular American Horror Story (FX), and performances in You Don't Know Jack (HBO)with Al Pacino and John Adams (HBO/Playtone).

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    • 23 min
    Ep. 77: Georgette Angelos & Chris Chesson, Executive Producers of "Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune"

    Ep. 77: Georgette Angelos & Chris Chesson, Executive Producers of "Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune"

    Georgette Angelos: 
    Born in South Florida, Georgette moved to Los Angeles to pursue her love of photography. Working as the house photographer for Silverback Music Management Label, she was soon led to her career in the film industry. She transitioned between assistant directing and associate producing for music videos, commercials and short films presenting the opportunity to work with brands such as Adidas, WWE, GQ, Audi and NFL Films before settling into her position as Senior Producer and overall Head of Video Production for Snoop Dogg’s company, MERRY JANE, from 2014 to 2016. Georgette is an Executive Producer at G2C Productions, most recently the Executive Producer of Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune.  
     
    Chris Chesson:  
    In 2008, Chris left a successful small business in South Louisiana to pursue a new venture in production. Currently he owns 2 Marketing/Digital Content Agencies in Colorado and has created viral campaigns for businesses coast to coast. In the last 10 years, his production career has encompassed virtually all formats of film and video content creation. As a hands-on executive producer, he is deeply engaged in the technical aspects of both the physical and creative aspects of production, from development through delivery. His passion is to create. Chris is an Executive Producer at G2C Productions, most recently the Executive Producer of Boston George: Famous Without the Fortune.  

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    • 18 min
    Ep. 76 : Richard Gray, Director of "Murder At Yellowstone City"

    Ep. 76 : Richard Gray, Director of "Murder At Yellowstone City"

    The once peaceful and booming Yellowstone City has fallen on hard times, but when a local prospector strikes gold, things seem to be turning around. Any hope is soon shattered when the prospector is found dead and the Sheriff quickly arrests a mysterious newcomer. But nothing is so simple in this sleepy western town, and more than a few of the locals have secrets to keep and reasons to kill. As the brutal murders continue, pitting neighbor against neighbor,Yellowstone City goes down a bloody path to a final showdown that not all will survive.
    Richard Gray - Director Statement
    After scouting almost every western town / back lot in North America, we built Yellowstone
    City from scratch in Montana. It took over two years, with many Covid delays, but that gave us time to think about every scene, every beat, the weather — the look of each season. Watch the town grow from the ground up. The area we built in (Paradise Valley) was called Yellowstone City in the 1850s, and now it’s back.
    I was so excited reading the screenplay. Eric did such a fabulous job. Murder mystery westerns are rare, that was super cool and original, but there is still such a classic western here and that’s what really impressed me. At its heart we’re dealing with fascinating characters, with major decisions to make. We’re dealing with social injustice, and what folks are prepared to do in seeking the truth. What are they prepared to do for true justice? They risk their lives, they lose their lives — our heroes ultimately aren’t prepared to stay silent, and that’s what makes this film tick. There are themes, moments and truths that are incredibly relevant, then and now.

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