Will Ball has been an agent for some of the biggest talent agencies on the East Coast. He just returned from a one year trek to LA. He's now returned to Philly to start his own agency, Vie Model and Talent Agency

We talk growing up in Philly, finding work as an actor and model, finding representation, and tons more. 

Show Notes:

-- "Crazy' Aziz story

-- Seasons Pizza - Local Pizza Place here in the Philly area

-- Aston, PA - Hometown of Will & Dave

-- Wilheminia - Talent agency in Philadelphia

-- Vie Model and Talent Agency - Will's new agency. 

-- Sausage Party - a 2016 American adult 3D computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy film directed by Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon and written by Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. A spoof of Disney and Pixar films, it follows a sausage who tries to discover the truth about his existence and goes on a journey with his friends to escape their fate.

-- Cassian Elwes episode of The Dave Bullis Podcast

 

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Will Ball 

-- Official Site

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-- Twitter

-- Instagram

 

Dave Bullis

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Episode 152 - Charmane Star (Transitioning to Indie Film and Starring in Catch 22)

March 8, 2017

Charmane Star is a former adult actress turned actress and model starring in films like Black Dynamite, and the film, Catch 22. 

 

Pre Shows

-- VOTE FOR THIS PODCAST in the Podern Madness Contest! Vote here -> https://t.co/NxjB3SomSM

 

Show Notes

-- Casting, Financing, & Filmmaking Outside the Box: How I Spun An Adult Film Star’s Following Into A Financed Feature by NYEH Entertainment’s Josh Folan via Film Courage

-- Sasha Grey - Wikipedia page for Sasha Grey

-- Traci Lords - Wikipedia page for Traci Lords. 

-- Black Dynamite - a 2009 American blaxploitation action comedy film

 

Contact

Charmane Star

-- Twitter

Dave Bullis

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Episode 151 - Josh Folan (Making Catch 22)

March 5, 2017

Josh Folan is a New York based filmmaker, and the founder of NYEH Entertainment. His latest feature length film, Catch 22: based on the unwritten story by seanie sugrue is out now on iTunes, Youtube, Amazon, and more. 

Catch 22: Based on the Unwritten Story by Seanie Sugrue:
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What are friends for?

 

Pre Show Notes

VOTE for the show during the upcoming Podern Family Sweet Sixteen/King of the Ring competition. Each week fans get to vote for which show should advance to the next round. 

Voting for the Sweet Sixteen starts on March 6th, 2017! Look for a link we'll be sharing to vote for us. 

Show Notes

-- I Am "catch 22" Filmmaker Josh Folan and I Make "Real" Movies With Basically No Money - The Reddit AMA for Josh

-- Catch 22: 50th Anniversity Edition by Joesph Heller - A spy novel set during WW2. 

-- Charmane Star - Actress in Catch 22, and upcoming guest for the Podcast.

 

Contact

Josh Folan

- NYEH Entertainment

- Youtube

- Twitter

 

Dave Bullis

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Episode 150 - Chris Pierdomenico (Teaching TV & Indie Film)

February 26, 2017

Chris Pierdomenico is a filmmaker, podcaster, and educator. 

This is the first podcast I've done in person with the guest in front of me so please let me know your thoughts.

 

SHOW NOTES

-- Numa Numa Guy aka Gary Brolsma. One of the first viral video stars. 

-- Kevin Smith Says Plans for Philly-Shot Mallrats 2, Clerks 3 Are Dead

-- Top 5 Ways To Change Your Facebook Friends' Political Positions

-- The Kristy Storms Show

-- You Vs. YouTube - Numa Numa Guy Under Your Covers?

-- Catch Me Outside How Bout Dat - Dr.Phil Show

-- Tim Roth

-- Delco Film Festival

CONTACT

Chris Pierdomenico

-- Dory Daily on Facebook

-- Dork Daily on Youtube

-- Delco Film Festival

 

Dave Bullis

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Episode 149 - Dan Mirvish (Slamdance: The Film Festival Revolution)

February 19, 2017

Dan Mirvish is a filmmaker, teacher, author of the book, The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution, and co founder of the Slamdance film festival. 

We discuss learning filmmaking from a convicted axe murderer, starting Slamdance to rival Sundance, what happens when Dan is rejected from his own film festival, and TONS more. 

Pre Show Notes

-- This episode brought to you by Slash Cards - The Horror Movie Trivia Card Game

Show Notes

-- USC School of Cinematic Arts - is a private film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, in the U.S. state of California. 

-- Hikers Find Body of Man Suspected in Death of Wife, Girl - The story about Asis Ghazal, Dan's former teacher

-- The Brave - Johnny Deep's directorial debut. A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

-- The Day The Clown Cried - Jerry Lewis' unreleased 1972 movie about a clown entertaining children in a Nazi camp during World War 2.

-- Alexander Payne - an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for the films Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011), and Nebraska (2013).

-- Nebraska - Nebraska is a 2013 American black-and-white comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Bob Nelson. It stars Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, and Bob Odenkirk.

-- Sundance Film Festival - a program of the Sundance Institute, is an American film festival that takes place annually in Park City, Utah. 

-- Slamdance Film Festival - an annual film festival focused on emerging filmmakers and low-budget independent films, created in 1995.

-- The Cheerful Subversive's Guide to Independent Filmmaking: From Preproduction to Festivals and Distribution - Dan's book on filmmaking

 

Contact

Dan Mirvish

-- Official Site
-- Twitter

Dave Bullis

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Episode 148 - Michael G Kehoe (Turning Your Short Film into a Feature)

February 12, 2017

Michae G Kehoe is a writer/director who turned his hit horror short film, Hush, into a feature film, Alice: The Hatred, due out later this year from Anchor Bay Entertainment. 

Michael will be appearing at the upcoming Geek Fest Film Fest on Saturday, Feb 18th 2017 at 5pm. More info for the event can be found here

GeekFest

 

Pre Show Notes

-- Hollywood is Always Dying - Podcast episode by Scriptnotes Podcast hosted by John August and Craig Maizen. They disagree with the Vanity Fair article, The Hollywood We Know is Dying, as mich as I did. 

 

Show Notes

-- BlumHouse - Blumhouse Productions is an American film and television production company, founded by Jason Blum

-- GeekFest Film Fest Year 4

Contact

 

Michael G Kehoe

-- Official Site
-- IMDB
-- Twiiter
-- Instagram

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Episode 147 - Mike Bierman (45x Award Winning Screenwriter)

February 5, 2017

Mike Bierman is an attorney turned 45x award winning screenwriter, and the founder of the popular Facebook group, Screenwriters Who Can Actually Write.

Pre Show Notes

-- Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over - an article by Vanity Fair about the future of Hollywood

-- This episode brought to you by Slash Cards - The Horror Movie Trivia Card Game

 

Show Notes

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The Three Screenwriting Books Mike recommends:

-- The Screenwriters Bible by David Trottier

-- 21st Century Screenplay - Linda Arson

-- Your Cut To is Showing by T.J. Alex

 Best Picture Nominees

-- Hell or High Water

-- Fences

-- Arrival  

Screenwriting Resources

-- Screenwriting U - Named "#1 Choice for Screenwriting Classes" by InkTip.com, and listed #1 in "Top 9 Screenwriting Courses" on the Net by Script Magazine.

-- Scott Myers - Screenwriter (K-9, Alaska, Trojan War); Assistant Professor DePaul University School of Cinematic Arts; GoIntoTheStory, screenwriting blog of the Black List.

-- Screenwriting Master Class - Screenwriting Classes from Scott Myers and Tom Benedek

-- Go Into The Story - Premier online learning resource with Tom Benedek and Scott Myers

 

Misc

-- Gadsby - A novel written without using the letter "E"

 

Contact

Mike Bierman

-- Facebook
-- Screenwriters Who Can Actually Write Facebook Group 

Dave Bullis

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Episode 146 - Melanie Wise (#WomenKickAss)

January 31, 2017

Melanie Wise is an actress, producer, and founder of the Artemis Film Festival. 

Pre Show Notes

-- Why Hollywood as We Know It Is Already Over - an article by Vanity Fair about the future of Hollywood. I agree with some, disagree with most. I'll discuss this more next episode when I have more time. 

— This episode brought to you by Slash Cards – The Horror Movie Trivia Card Game

— The Dave Bullis Podcast Facebook Filmmakers Group

 

Show Notes

-- Hanah's Gift - When a night of terror reigns on a secluded anger-management group, the survivors must find a way to live through the night.

-- Artemis Film Festival - Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first film festival dedicated to honoring female action and empowerment.

 

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Melanie Wise

-- Twitter

Dave Bullis

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Vote for Bullis II (Monkey Fighting Robots Podcast Competition - Audience Award)

January 22, 2017

Episode 145 - Will Keenan (From Hollywood to a Church)

January 21, 2017

Will Keenan is an actor, stunman, and the founder of St Babs, a new recovery center, and artist space in honor of the memory of his Mother. We chat everything from his first film role as Tromeo in Troma's Tromero and Juilet (written by James Gunn) to moving to India to star in Bollywood films to becoming an Exec at some of the biggest content studios around to his current project, the Church of St Babs. 

PRE SHOW NOTES

-- This episode brought to you by Slash Cards - The Horror Movie Trivia Card Game

-- The Dave Bullis Podcast Facebook Filmmakers Group 

 

SHOW NOTES

-- Home from Hollywood, actor honors mom with 'Church of Babs'

-- Tromeo and Juliet - Will's 1st Film acting role. The script was written by James Gunn and directed by Lloyd Kaufman. 

-- Troma -  an American independent film production and distribution company founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974

-- Lloyd Kaufman - an American film director, producer, screenwriter and occasional actor

-- James Gunn - an American screenwriter, director, producer, novelist, actor, and musician. His latest film Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is due out May 5th, 2017. 

-- Endermol - Global content creator, producer, and distributor

-- Maker Studios - a global digital media brand and the original creator network

-- Bollywood - the sobriquet for the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai, India

 

 

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Will Keenan

-- IMDB
-- Twitter
-- St Babs on Facebook

 

Dave Bullis

 
 

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