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    Episode 15. Dave Venghaus talks about being a 1st Assistant director and working with Oliver Stone, Stephen Spielberg and Jon Favreau to name a few.

    Episode 15. Dave Venghaus talks about being a 1st Assistant director and working with Oliver Stone, Stephen Spielberg and Jon Favreau to name a few.

    David H. Venghaus, Jr.

    Bio

    David Venghaus has worked in the film and television industry for over 30 years, beginning his career as a Set Production Assistant on NBC’s THE COSBY SHOW and then working his way up to Assistant Director and Associate Producer on such films as FORREST GUMP, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, DEAD MAN’S CHEST, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, AT WORLD’S END, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and most recently on HORSE SOLDIERS, THE DARK TOWER, THE JUNGLE BOOK, ZOOLANDER 2, MOTHER’S DAY, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, Disney’s THE LION KING and JUNGLE CRUISE and most recently on A QUIET PLACE II with director, John Krasinski.

    Venghaus has built his career as an Assistant Director working for some of the most established directors in the world including, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Jon Favreau, Oliver Stone, Gore Verbinski and Garry Marshall. His work on the motion capture films, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and MARS NEEDS MOMS, JUNGLE CRUISE and the virtual productions of THE JUNGLE BOOK and THE LION KING have put him in a unique position in working in some of the newest technology used in filmmaking today. This work has offered David opportunities to not only build a strong reputation among “A” list filmmakers, but to take that knowledge into the Directing chair himself.

    Dave Venghaus has directed the short films, BETWEEN THE SAND AND THE SKY and REMEMBER and feature films, THEY CALL HIM SASQUATCH and most recently HORROR FILMED, THE POE EXPERIMENT.


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    Episode 14. Max Somerset talks magic, the universe and the meaning of life and plays a little piano.

    Episode 14. Max Somerset talks magic, the universe and the meaning of life and plays a little piano.

    Maximilian Somerset The Magician, Musician and Unusualist.
    Award winning TV magician Maximilian Somerset is one of the few privileged to be an Honorary Inner Member of the Prestigious Magic Circle, London. He has performed for Celebrities; Royalty; Barristers and Road Sweepers alike. As the Duke of Beaufort’s Magician Cousin who was later adopted by a milkman, Maximilian can relate to most people.
    Max has had his own prime time TV show on BBC 1; performed three sell out stage shows at the Magic Circle and has twice played the Organ at the Royal Albert Hall. However, you may also have seen him performing at Dover Street Arts Club or The Magic Garden. For Max, the key is diversity and adaptability.

    He calls himself “The Unusualist” because his magic, far from being associated with all the usual clichés, is something more profound. It’s free from the shackles of conventional tricks and is about creating the impossible with anything to hand. Your wedding ring could end up spinning in mid air; your children’s pet Goldfish could swim out of your £50 note; or a word that you are thinking of can be found engraved on a coin…inside a walnut...inside an egg!

    Either way as both a performer and an inventor, his innovations have gained him respect among his peers as one of the most unique minds in the field of magic today.


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    • 2 hr 11 min
    Episode 13. Nicholas Hoult talks to me about acting, magic, film making and raisin bran.

    Episode 13. Nicholas Hoult talks to me about acting, magic, film making and raisin bran.

    Nicholas Hoult discusses the acting process and finding a character. Films from The Favourite to Mad Max to his latest TV part as the Czar of Russia in The Great.  We go in depth into the process and look at the creative journey.


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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 12. Tim Bran, music producer has worked with the best in the business. And he's a magician.

    Episode 12. Tim Bran, music producer has worked with the best in the business. And he's a magician.

    Tim Bran is a mixer, producer and writer based in London UK. As one-half of production duo MyRiot alongside Roy Kerr, Tim produced London Grammar’s 2013 debut album “If You Wait” which achieved both huge sales and widespread critical acclaim . The duo repeated that same success after co-producing numerous tracks on London Grammar‘s number one selling album “Truth Is A Beautiful Thing”. Never shy of the the charts MyRiot also produced 10 tracks for the Birdy album “Beautiful Lies”. The album shot to number three in the UK album charts and hit the itunes top 10 in no less than 25 countries. Tim has also co-produced Rae Morris‘ new album “Someone One There”, including the radio hits “Do It” and “Athletico” . Tim is renowned for his radio mixes of La Roux’s “In For The Kill” and “Bulletproof” which became massive US airplay hits and working on the Paul McCartney album The Fireman.
    He also co-produced the highly acclaimed albums by Aurora, ‘Infections of a different kind’ and ‘A different kind of human’ .

    Tim is currently producing Imelda May and Natalie Imbruglia, amongst many other artists and bands. He is also a member of the World- renowned Magic Circle.




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    Podcast credit: Thanks to Ryan Lutz for editing, clips and curbing the panic.

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    • 2 hr 38 min
    Episode 11. Ali Cook discussed comedy, magic acting and film making.

    Episode 11. Ali Cook discussed comedy, magic acting and film making.

    Ali is magician, comedian and actor who was nominated for a British Comedy Award for Dirty Tricks on Channel 4 and has appeared in 30 feature films, including the BAFTA nominated Kajaki.  Ali is currently starring in How to Fake a War with Katherine Parkinson. His short film The Cunning Man was long listed for a BAFTA and has so far won 21 awards.  Instagram handle: @ali_cook  Twitter handle: @ali_cook  Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/alicookofficial  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicook01  Cards to Mouth magic trick: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCilyssD8AX/  How to Fake a War trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfI2m3HP7qg  The Cunning Man trailer: https://vimeo.com/341997439

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    Episode 10. Katherine Mills magician and mind reader.

    Episode 10. Katherine Mills magician and mind reader.

    Described as ‘The modern face of 21st Century magic’ by stage magazine. Katherine has stared in three series' of a hit Bafta winning CBBC show, ‘Help My Supply Teacher is Magic’(BBC1) and she made television history as the first female magician to be given her own primetime TV series.   Her show, Katherine Mills: Mind Games aired on Watch and worldwide from 2014 to 2016. Since then Katherine has featured on ‘Now You See it’ (BBC1), ‘Next Great Magician’ on ITV, ‘Trickheads’ on Comedy Central and ‘Every Trick on BBC1 Scotland which is due to air November 2020.   Unanimously voted into the magic circle and later awarded Associate of the Inner Magic Circle, Katherine has quickly become a firm favourite on the magic scene providing bespoke entertainment to an extensive client list from royalty and world leaders to the largest of corporate firms. She has worked all over the world for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Prada, Goldman Sachs, Virgin, Bloomberg to name a few.  Thanks to Ryan Lutz for editing, clips and curbing the panic.

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    • 1 hr 34 min

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