Join Naomi Snieckus as she interviews women + non binary artists in all facets of the entertainment industry!
Our guest on the podcast today is casting director WENDY O’BRIEN. She’s won a Peabody, three Artios awards and was nominated for an Emmy! She’s casted Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC, You’re The Worst, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Prison Break, The Runaways, A.P. Bio (with firecracker Mary Sohn), Stumptown (with firecracker Camryn Manheim), Dave, American Vandal, Mr Mayor… and MORE! She also casted Bad Trip and The Way Back. Wendy’s also a mother, a rower, a quarantine gardener and an absolut
Our guest on the show this week is Producer Sara Stockmann! Sara is the founder of Sonntag Pictures and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science! Sara has produced OVER 25 international feature documentary films. She’s received accolades from all over the world, at Cannes, Tribeca, Amsterdam, at the EMMYS AND THIS YEAR’S OSCARS! Sara’s films spark debates in society, internationally. She’s also a mother, a twin, and an absolute firecracker.
Our guest on the pod this week is multi award winning Disabled writer, performer, and producer, OPHIRA CALOF! Ophira’s work weaves together music, comedy, and storytelling, centring disability and chronic illness experiences. Ophira’s journey is so unique and she is whip smart as well as hilarious. A Second-City-er, a trained opera singer, curator, workshop facilitator, consultant, and keynote speaker, Ophira is BUSY!
Reel Women's Network Spotlight: Tina Huang
Our fifth spotlight is on actor, producer, director, writer, voice over artists, TINA HUANG. She’s been onscreen in Rizzoli & Isles, Days of Our Lives, Grey’s Anatomy, Shameless, The Office, Criminal Minds, and SO much more! She is a founding member of Ammo, the Ammunition Theatre Company in Los Angeles, a member of the IAMA Theatre Company and Co-Founder of 1 to 1 Productions. 1 to 1’s mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera.
Our guest on the show this week is comedian, emcee, writer, producer, CORY MACK! Cory has been living in Calgary and performing stand up comedy now for over 30 YEARS! She was the producer and founder of the Calgary Comedy Festival, has starred in her own Comedy Now Special on the Comedy Network, performed at Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, she’s been nominated for two Canadian Comedy awards, featured on CBC radio’s The Debaters, and more!
Our guest on the show this week is actor ENID-RAYE ADAMS! Enid-Raye has been working in the industry for over 30 years, most recently in You Me Her (which you can find on Netflix or Crave) and Hospital Show on Youtube. She’s appeared on TV in Arrow, Lucifer, Riverdale, Van Helsing, and on the big screen in Good Boys, A Guy Thing, and Final Destination 2, to name just a few!
This is one of our last few recordings from the before times! That’s right, this episode was recorded IN! PERSON!
Five Stars Earned
These conversations are invigorating to the creative soul! Each one is a delight and offers valuable nuggets to glean from each person. I love the supportive nature of the Firecracker community...a much needed energy in reinforcing there is a place for everyone and each person has value.
Firecracker is RIGHT!
I can’t believe I only recently discovered this podcast! I listened to my first episode a few weeks ago and now I am HOOKED… and working my way through past episodes. Naomi is an expert interviewer… she does so much research and you can tell how much she cares and supports all artists. And she’s also HILARIOUS herself. Excellent guests and fantastic interviews! Just PURE JOY to listen to. Five Stars!
Genuine and natural
Listening to this podcast feels like grabbing drinks with a friend you’ve been missing. The natural flow of conversation is fantastic with a pleasant balance of humor and seriousness, the guest list is beautifully varied, and (if you’re anything like me) you may forget you’re not actually in the room with these womxn. More please :)