@TheReelSweetT’s Five Years

Having a plan is good.

Knowing and sticking with it and seeing it unfold everyday is bliss.

I had the very thing happen to me.

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Tanner Mitchell Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

Introverts are taking over the film world, and in the world in general.  That’s not to say that Extroverts can’t or don’t rule filmmaking, but a lot of scenarios are in favor of the introvert.  Tanner Mitchell of The Introverts Voice helps in this episode to differentiate between the shy and quiet people and who is considered Introverts.

We also discuss why might Introverts be more equipped to rule in the film world and in general.

1:45 – Just launched his podcast The Introvert’s Voice.

2:26 – What Tanner is most excited about.

5:20 – Where inspiration comes from.

“You can be the biggest help for yourself, or you can be your worst enemy.”

7:45 – Discuss the difference between being shy and an introvert.

9:42 – from INC.com – the 7 Reasons why Introverts now rule the world

https://www.inc.com/larry-kim/why-introverts-now-rule-the-world.html

1. Introverts are superior storytellers.

“Story telling requires attention to details.”

“When you’re not trying to get attention, you give your attention to other things.”

2. Introverts are better listeners.

“When you want to be understood, go to your introvert friend.”

3. Introverts feel at home online.

4. They aren’t ball hogs.

“Doesn’t want to be the center of attention.”

5. Introverts make better bosses.

6. They’re more social than you think.

“Introverts crave 1-on-1 personal relationships.”

“Recharging the introvert’s batter (energy).”

7. A lonely heart makes for more creativity.

  • No distractions
  • Meditation
  • Alone time in your head
    • “More creativity blossoms.”

25:00 – Ideas, creativity; a numbers game

“Setting your true north for the day.”

28:00 – His achievements over his life and career.

30:36 – Harder to get started or going?

“Being consistent, showing up everyday, that’s what really,really matters.”

33:00 – Challenges – Resolutions and habits

35:30 – “Introverts are in their minds a lot.” 

“They have a lot of Ideas. They’re Idea Machines.”

37:50 – Actor’s Actresses and Being Shy

44:00 – Introverts and Extroverts

46:17 Bonus Round

“If I have a good idea, I’m going to put on my marathon shoes and I’m going to make It happen and you’ll see me in 15-20 years doing the same thing and making it work.”

 

www.theintrovertsvoice.com – The Introverts Voice website

https://www.facebook.com/The-Introverts-Voice-2059216301024307/ Facebook Fan Page

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Evan George Vourazeris Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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 You can catch Evan on a few episodes of the Netflix series Ozark. We talk about that as well as the challenges that he has had on his journey towards his dream of acting.

3:00 – We go into his start of his Ozark role “Tuck” in Season 1 and Season 2 on Netflix.

How Evan was part of the Night of Superstars in Downtown Houston, for people with disabilities. And What Evan is excited about in his life at the moment.

9:44 – What is Evan Grateful for?

11:35 – How did Evan get to where he is?

“I never stopped.”

“It’s in my heart.”

“I’m going to reach for all my stars.”

“And that’s never going to change.”

“Because I love what I do.”

“I love acting. Acting is my life.”

13:40 – How he ran into a networking / connection at a Movie premier. Talks about something that is not ideal that happened in a car wreck on the way to the premier.

“It takes the moments to change a life a lot of the time.”

16:00 – Some other work Evan has been apart of.

A Collab project with Norman Fitts in Houston, Texas. Titled: Joy Comes in the Morning, can be seen on Amazon Prime.

32:00 – Anything else considered by Evan that he likes to do besides acting.
Help others as acting coach, volunteering. Evan is a advocate for the Anti Bullying event called I AM BULLY FREE.

34:25 – What does Evan love most about acting?

39:00 – How to get started with a talent agency?

42:30 – Evan’s work can be found on youtube. and he is always up posting stories on Instagram, about his journey as an actor in this world.

43:00 – Final Bonus Questions:

“Always be nice to people.”

1) 3 Movies that Evan thinks best represent his life.
2) Why film industry is important?
3) What do you want to learn from someone with success?

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Brooke Lewis Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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Brooke Lewis is an actress that has been going strong for 20 years with many great roles that she has had to rememeber.   I talk about her best memories as well as her main motivation for pursuing an acting career.
2:55 – We get right into what Brooke is most excited about!
4:20 – Brooke is Keeping It Reel.
5:10 – Brooke has done some networking and knows a few people in the state of Texas. Parrish Randall is one of the people she mentions.
5:50 – What Brooke is most grateful for.
“We just need to be grateful for the little things.”
8:15 – How did Brooke know she wanted to be an actress?
“I knew very early on that I was not normal.”
10:07 – My Brooke has done so much.  She has become known as the Scream Queen as well as Ms. Vampy.
Some pieces she has produced and acted in can be viewed and watched on 13horror.com.
14:55 – What is a memorable moment that you have to look back on?
“When you create incredible projects from a high up, it trickles down.”
17:00 – Brooke had the opportunity to be apart of a FOX sitcom.  She explains the incredible story of her being casted all in the same day of her arrival on the lot.
“It was like done in a day.”
Who has influenced Brooked the most?
“Me.”
17:35 – “We as individual people want to be the greatest influence on our lives.”
because…
“We want to be the ones in control of our lives.”
19:15 – We go into talking about visionaries who are women in the industry.
“It’s really about what inspires me.”
“Because if I’m inspired as an actress and a filmmaker, I can then inspire others, and that’s the true bold.”
21:00 – Talk about getting over rejection.  About gaining / losing confidence.
“I’m the least confident person I know.”
22:15 – Lesson from Brooke: All about staying positive, even if there are limited roles during a given time. She can just produce her own content.
Producing to create a role to star in herself
“I get to call the shots.”
24:00 – Advice from Brooke: 
“You have to put in the work.”
“I would watch and learn from experience.” When it comes to being on sets.
“Be a sponge.”
“Learn on sets.”
Volunteer on sets early on, but not always. You gotta get paid too.
27:15 – Brooke’s dream role:
She talks about roles of her character having the power and being in control of the scene.
Bonus – 
32:00 – 
1 – What 3 movies or shows you think most describe your life?
2 – Who does Brooke want to learn from?
“People look more normal.” Referring to OTT’s like Netflix and HULU.
– Talks about the ROCK YOUR HOT MESS Clothing line brand —
Brooke Gives Sweet T Props for the due diligence on coming up with great questions.
3 – Why is film important?
She says that filmmakers should sustain.  Commit to their work.  The True artists need to make quality content.
“Keep it quality.”
You can find Brooke on Social Media on:
Twitter – @BrookeLewisLA
Facebook – Brooke Lewis
Instagram – Brooke Lewis
Her Personal Website:
IMDB:
Work she is known for:
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Rey Laredo Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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For the first podcast of 2018 I catch up with a Houston based actor, Rey Laredo.  He discusses what thinking outside the box means to him and we go over the recovery efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
2:05 – What Rey is Excited about.
2:55 – What he is grateful for… and we talk Hurricane Harvey.
6:00 – We get into Houston Strong and the Astros.
7:00 – The other common connection between us is our college Alma Mater, SHSU.
8:45 – How he knew he wanted to act.
What wearing a Guerrilla costume means to Rey – How the costume changed his life.
All about being creative – being in the moment.
“To have those (butterflies).  If you don’t have that, you don’t have the enjoyment to be happy, why are you doing it in the first place?”
12:40 – What attracted Rey to become an actor?
“I don’t think about anything else.”
“I’d rather not be doing anything else.”
“Nothing else makes me happy than to be in front of the camera.”
14:30 – A big achievement of Rey’s.
“I got it.”
“I am my biggest motivation.”
“I find my own motivation.”
17:05 – Most memorable  – To be patient
“As an actor, people want to give up all the time.”
“This is only going to make me stronger.”
18:31 – Who has the most influence on your life?
He has his support system consisting of his parents and family.
20:33 – Who has been you r “supporting actor” as you begin your career?
22:08 –  Any one that you have influenced?
24:38 – How many connections have you made – leading to a role on a project?
“I make sure that I network.”
“Opportunities in this industry are endless.”
“It’s up to you to take on the action.”
26:16 – Was there a connection to the lead role in True Crime?
“It was fun to play the role.”
28:20 – Is it harder to get started, or keep going?
30:50 – Rey’s most important lesson is…
The Difference is he likes reading; He lives in the moment.
34:00 – Give some advice to people out of college.
“Everyday is another opportunity to grow.”
36:50 – Do you feel you have to make it to LA or NY?
“Do not limit yourself.”
40:15 – What do you do to stay fresh?
– Watch other actors reactions on the screen.
42:30 – What is one mistake that you have noticed from others?
44:10 – Bonus Questions
What do you want to learn from someone that has seen multiple successes?
Why is filmmaking important?
What are three movies that you feel best represent your life?
You can follow, tweet and share what you thought with Rey on twitter, @rey_laredo.
Projects Rey is known for:
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones 2015
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6554055/

@rey_laredo Twitter

 

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@TheReelSweetT’s Two Cents

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Here is my thoughts for the day after writing them down.
:35 – What does the world need?
1:10 – “Someone has that solution.”
2:15 – The Internet is a (physical) place.”
3:00 – “People get into safe mode.”
3:20 – “No one is really protected against (all) harm.”
3:45 – How to live a good live is….

 

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Jordan Brady Keeping It Reel | In The Film World w/ Sweet T

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In this first one, I talk with Jordan Brady who is a director.

:55 – We get right into it!

1:50 – We talked briefly about having some short film experience.

2:20 – We go into detail about what it means to be involved with 48-Hr Film Festivals.
“It’s an exercise in Collaboration an Problem solving” that shows you “That there are only solutions.”

7:00 – Talk about Jordan’s time spent on projects working in Texas.
“Texas is like its own world.”

9:40 – We go into his work with Toro the Mascot of the Houston Texans.

11:40 – We talk about his feature project, I AM Comic Series and I AM Battle Comic. (August 2017)

12:20 – Jordan discusses his most memorable project to date (Recorded in November 2017).

17:00 – We converse on how to break into the Screen writing industry using the bare minimum.

18:15 – “The most important thing is the Story”

19:57 – Jordan explains how the process is like getting started for most people, whether it is hard or easy.

24:00 – If you are interested about learning Commercial Filmmaking, this segment is for you! Email him! jordan@commercialdirectingbootcamp.com

WRAP UP!

26:00 – What it means to be successful in film.

31:45 – Why the film industry is important today?

37:15  – Jordan Brady gives his three truths (or lessons) of Film, the way he see it.

 

To see what he has been up to you can visit his site at www.jordanbrady.com as well as www.iambattlecomic.com. He has worked with comedians such as Maria Bamford, and W. Kamau Bell.

www.imdb.com/name/nm0103655/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

 

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