This week on Black and A Half we welcome one of the directors of the locally-shot web series, Northern Belles. On this episode they talk about fermented tea (can’t spell it), Silas tries to understand how Christan has never seen Star Trek, and Manny is given homework to watch some musicals.
This episode of Black and A Half, Manny and Silas sit down with actress Nicole Santora! Nicole talks about her latest film out Haskell (which will be at the Seattle International Film Festival), the Red Sox, movie loves scenes, racism, the Mandela Effect, and much more.
Nicole Santora is a graduate of the University of Hawaii. This Seattle based actor has been featured on Grimm, Leverage, and your Mom’s house. She’ll deny her nerdiness but dresses up her family in Star Trek outfits.
On this episode of Black & A Half, Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein sit down with Lorraine Montez, actor and producer, as she gets ready for the release of her new web series “Locally Grown.” They have a very fun and great talk about putting together this fun web series, discuss the recent Cheerios commercial, and they get into a deep discussion about out of body experiences.
About The Guest
Lorraine Montez possesses extensive professional credits in film and theater. She is the founder of Abundant Productions and works her expertise as executive producer, producer, director, writer, and marketing goddess. She has also worked as an executive producer, producer, writer, UPM or AD for numerous indie productions in Seattle and surrounding areas. Her most recent endeavor is producing for Abundant’s web series Locally Grown and moderating Abundant Story Playground – and experiential experience for writers to strengthen scripts in progress and actors to strengthen character skills. Lorraine also has more than 15 years of experience as a professional acting coach. In addition to her film work, Lorraine is an award-winning communications professional with more than 13 years of experience in marketing, writing, media relations and conceptual and business development. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Three-Camera Technique Certificate from Los Angeles Valley College, and a PR Certificate from University of Washington.
In this fabulous episode of Black & A Half, Manny and Silas sit down with actor, director, and theater reviewer Jay Irwin! Jay talks with them about being a Seattle reviewer and the complications that go with also being a local actor. They also talk extensively about the Seattle web series he is an actor in Chop Socky Boom, a hilarious comedy which just successfully funded a Kickstarter for its second season.
About the Guest
This episode of Black & A Half with Manny Martin & Silas Lindenstein, they sit down with the creative team of Matt’s Chance Director/co-writer Nicholas Gyeney & co-writer/actor Edi Zanidache. They chatted about the making of the movie, fun times with fellow cast member Gary Busey, and what films they are looking forward to this summer.
Here’s a trailer for the movie Matt’s Chance.
Edi Z can be compared to an exciting carnival ride that will never end but won’t make you sick. A weird all around artist that employs comedic energy upon a crowd like some sort of comedy wizard. Or a lion ready to pounce on a helpless audience with his claws of humor. A giant humanoid can of Redbull that raps comedic flows so fast and so hard you’ll feel a cool breeze of astonishment.
Born in Romania, based in Seattle, Edi Zanidache can be seen performing all over the United States at comedy clubs and theaters. Apart from stand up comedy you can find Edi working/performing his latest projects in Seattle from sketch comedy, comedic raps, slam poetry, and even two comic strips THOSE DARN ZOMBIES! and The Stickmen Revolution. Edi has also just finished co-writing/acting in a movie called “Matt’s Chance” starring Edward Furlong, Lee Majors, Margot Kidder, Gary Busey, and Seattle Seahawk’s own Marshawn Lynch coming out in 2013.
Another episode of Black & A Half with hosts Manny Martin and Silas Lindenstein. This episode is an extended edition because of it’s double size in guests. The team of Mighty Tripod Productions made up of married Seattle acting couple David S. Hogan and Angela Dimarco join them for this installment. Mighty Tripod Productions is a Seattle based production company and they also teach acting classes for film and theater. They have a lot of students who may listen to this, so be warned; Manny and Silas get them to swear! They talk about how they got into acting, what it is like to work in films, do auditions, and we find out interesting things like which Superpower they’d rather have. Enjoy!
About the Guests
Mighty Tripod Productions was partly inspired by our cancer-fighting tripod canine, Vida. Vida persevered and fought osteosarcoma for 15 months, thriving happily for longer than expected. Her journey, and this theme of perseverance, resonated with us and our own paths as artists. We believe that the Actor must have the strength to persevere through trials and tribulations, as well as proper actor training which will allow their unique talents to emerge. Mighty Tripod Productions is committed to helping actors succeed by providing educational opportunities and production services (short film, screenplay readings, play readings, and more) to the northwest Actor.
This episode we sat down with Ashley Cozine, actor and producer for the web series Look Up In The Sky. Manny and Silas talked to her about her web series, the life of an LA Actor, how technology has advanced, the current Seattle film market, they each discuss their 5 desert island movies, and Manny and Silas try and get on her show.
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About the Guest
Ashley Cozine is an actor currently working in Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles. Her short films “Dessert and Suicide” and “On the Mountain” were featured in Tacoma Film Festival and Local Sightings Film Festival, respectively, and feature film “A Perfect Life” was seen at Columbia Gorge International Film Festival. Catch her in newly released web series “Look Up in the Sky” as Samantha Vaughn, a woman set out to reclaim her past and solve the 10 year old cold case of a disappearing teen. Find Ashley online at her Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/ActressAshleyCozine