Ryan O’Leary is an award winning independent filmmaker from Monroe Township, New Jersey. His feature film debut, The Backseat, is on iTunes nowHis next feature film, The Lost Year, is set to begin production this spring in Texas.

Show Notes
-- The Backseat kickstarter (ended in 2015)


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Episode 96 - Jackey Neyman

February 15, 2016
Jackey Neyman is an actress and producer, known for Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966), Manos: The Rise of Torgo (2015), Manos Returns (2016) which is currently on Kickstarter, and the upcoming book, Growing Up with Manos: The Hands of Fate.

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Episode 95 - Miranda Sajdak

February 8, 2016
Miranda Sajdak is a film writer/producer currently living in Los Angeles. She recently joined with producer 
Sandra Leviton to co-found Script Chix and Under the Stairs Entertainment. She currently has a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her next project. 
Miranda Sajak

Episode 94 - Andrew Bloomenthal

February 1, 2016
Andrew Bloomenthal is entertainment writer whose work has appeared in Scriptmag, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, CNBC.com, and Variety magazine. 


Official Site

Episode 93 - Matt R Lohr (Writing with Dan O’Bannon)

January 25, 2016
Matt R Lohr is an award-winning screenwriter, essayist, and critic. He holds an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman University and is the coauthor of the book, 'Dan O'Bannon's Guide to Screenplay Structure.' 

Show Notes

-- Alien - The classic movie from 1979. On its return to Earth, the U.S. commercial starship Nostromo is diverted to a desolate planetoid after receiving a cryptic signal from a derelict alien spacecraft. 
-- Blood Meridian - Novel by Cormac McCarthy considered one of the greatest novels of the past 100 years. 
-- Lifeforce - the film portrays the events that unfold "after a trio of humanoids in a state of suspended animation are brought to earth after being discovered in the hold of an abandoned European space shuttle.
-- Prometheus - Prequel of sorts to Alien. 
-- Scott Pilgrim vs the World -  5 Reasons Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World Failed To Find An Audience
-- Amitabh Bachchan - The biggest Bollywood star in the world
-- Johnny Mnemonic - Keanu Reeves plays the title character, a man with a cybernetic brain implant designed to store information.
-- Battlefield Earth - the film depicts an Earth that has been under the rule of the alien Psychlos for 1,000 years and tells the story of the rebellion that develops when the Psychlos attempt to use the surviving humans as gold miners.

Matt R Lohr

-- Official Site
-- Twitter

Episode 92 - Ron Peters (Screenwriting)

January 18, 2016
Ron Peters is a screenwriter, story analyst, and editor.  He's known for his work on the TV series, Luck, and the movies Defiance, The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury, and the upcoming Now You See Me 2. 
Show Notes
-- Defiance (Zwick, 2008)
-- The Wolf of Wall Street (Scorsese, 2013) 
-- Jordan Belfort- author, and former stockbroker. His memoirs are the basis for the film, 'The Wolf of Wall Street"
-- The Wolf of Wall Street - End Scene - "Sell me this pen"
-- Fury (Ayer, 2014)
-- Twin Peaks Season 3 (Lynch, 2017) 
Ron Peters

Episode 91 - John Paxton Jr (Writing and Directing a Series)

January 10, 2016

John Paxton Jr is a director and writer known for Rebecca's Window (2006), Mary's Laughter (2008), 800 Pound Gorilla (2010), and the series Atlantic City Chronicles which just completed its 2nd season.

Show Notes

-- Anti-Social program - Blocks on social media sites on your computer so you can focus
-- Shakespeare in Love - A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. After reading the first few pages, Geoffrey Rush said, 'I have to be in this movie!"
-- Bubbles screenplay tops The Blacklist - Screenplay about seeing Michael Jackson's world through Michael Jackson's pet monkey, Bubbles
-- The Hateful Eight - Quentin Tarantino's 8th movie. In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.


John Paxton Jr
-- Official Site
-- Twitter

Episode 90 - Jared Hess

January 4, 2016
Jared Hess is a Cinematographer based out of Orlando, Florida. Jared has worked in the indie film television market for over 10 years and has produced content for such clients as Bellator, WWE & ESPN.
Show Notes
Alkemy-X - Post Production house in Philadelphia, PA

Episode 89 - Bojan Dulabic (How to Make a Zombie Feature Film for 5K)

December 20, 2015
Bojan Dulabic is a Vancouver filmmaker. He just released his zombie feature film, Project: Eugenics
Show Notes
-- George Romero - Founder of the Zombie genre
-- Rebel Without a Crew - Robert Rodriguez's book on filmmaking
-- Get 30% off of Project Eugenic - Filmmakers Edition w/ coupon code, Podcast 

-- Project Eugenics (official Site) - Rent or Buy the movie

Episode 88 - Richard T Wilson

December 12, 2015