This episode features a Gold Telly Award winner, Adam Taylor. Adam is in the commercial film industry working with clients to produce their 30 second spots for broadcast.
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This episode features an award winning filmmaker / director. Nicholas Rousseau has been apart of a few productions you may be familiar with. Some of those are
‘The Ultimate Fan (2016)
Strega: Unbound (2013)
So Not Super (2014)
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Joe Grisaffi is a Houston Actor/Director.
He says “Finished is better than perfect.”
In a Madman’s World – Dean Corll (co-star)
Haunted Trailer- Momma (star)
Gem of the Rainforest – Dr. Openheimer (star)
Jacob – Max (co-star)
Zombiefied – Josh (co-star)
Psychic Experiment – Daniel
Friday Night Lights (episode 2.15)
More Than Human
Lars the Emo Kid (feature)
Dead of Knight (feature)
Laughing Boy (feature)
Death and a Salesman (short)
Don’t Look in the Attic (short)
In this episode I got to talk with Joey Luthman. If you aren’t familiar with his work he has guest starred in quite a few roles over the years. His biggest one to date, filmed in 2017, the National Geographic Production The Long Road Home reliving the horrific events of that Black Sunday in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. He portrayed SPC Jonathan Riddell.
1:22 – Training for the role, wrestling techniques for The Last Champion.
3:10 – About Joey’s Experience as Director of Photography on (short) Dead Leaf Butterfly.
Find out what stresses Joey out about working behind the camera.
6:00 – Joey and 48 hour film festivals/projects.
7:00 – Red Walk Talent – It’s a family business.
What is Joey Grateful for?
8:30 – “it’s Crazy how things just work out.”
“I always kind of forget how lucky I am.”
11:50 – relating a little bit to La La Land.
When talked about going for auditions and seeing everyone in the casting office dressed the same. “I never really felt like it was such a burden.”
“…like I needed to get the part.” “I was like ok. It’s what I like to do. I’m just going to sort of put on my little race horse blinders and just do it. It wasn’t that I stressed over it too much. It was fun.”
15:00 – Joey on Soap Operas, General Hospital.
– Also touch on another famous “JOEY” and Soap Operas on the hit TV Show FRIENDS.
19:00 – I have the Air cleared of a rumor that was going around on some (false) news of Joey’s return to the SO Spotlight.
They were ONLY RUMORS.
20:06 – Joey’s role on The Long Road Home.
Advice from Joey –
27:15 – The Smartest thing to do. “Think about how you spend your money.”
“Not everything is the thing that will make or break the career.”
“You want to be smart with the money that you have.”
“Be smart with money and I will do the same as well.”
“It also takes the drive to be here.”
“Actors are random people.”
“They are random people that have nice faces and can do lines naturally. And we Idolize them.”
33:30 – How did you know you wanted to be an actor?
- It goes back to the family.
36:20 – What Joey Brings to a new role.
40:00 – Greatest accomplishment in Joey’s young career.
“There are some things you just don’t do.”
Joey never got in with the bad crowd.
Past co-actors are mentors of Joey’s. Learning from them while being on set working with them.
43:40 – Who inspires Joey?
“I want to do all of it.”
“Directing is the nice middle ground.”
48:00 – Who has Joey influenced in his young career?
50:00 – on Being on Nick/Disney shows
“Their words are very specific.”
53:00 – Joey on Making connections in the industry.
What do you want to learn and from who (as a mentor)?
The importance of film is….
See a complete list of Joey’s Filmography check out his IMDB page:
You can find Joey on Twitter and Instagram: @joeyluthman as well as facebook, https://www.facebook.com/JoeyWLuthman/
Check out Joey’s youtube page as well!
Here is the UNCUT version of the episode on screen:
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?
In the second episode here, I talk with a friend and collegue who I have collaborated with in Houston as a member of the CINE Film Group. We have worked on the short film project Mundane Mysteries together.
2:15 – What is happening in Atlanta?
6:40 – What attracted Diego To Acting?
How do you get into Acting?
What are Castings (Casting Calls)?
8:00 – The Amazing Spiderman
“What does that man have that I don’t.”
“What do I need to do to get there?”
9:00 – ” I got into my first commercial.”
9:30 – Why is this the right career for Diego?
“There was something missing.”
12:00 – We talk about Diego’s first memory of being on a shoot.
14:15 – Connections. “Networking’s always hugs.”
17:15 – Rituals – Habits – Routines
Diego has a written statement: “Visualizing where I want to be.”
“It brings you joy and .. ”
“If you really want something, it will come to you.”
“The universe will open those doors for you.”
21:20 – Where will you recognize Diego from?
23:37 – Why film is important?
25:00 – We get into Diego’s Business he has got up off the ground. Rolling Tapes, LLC.
“A studio on wheels.”
- Not just a studio in a box.
30:22 – Three truths.
“Sometimes the journey is better.”
“Always be grateful for what you have.”
“Take risks.” … “You’ll get out there.”
Short films – Spin the bottle,
Collaborated on Mundane Mysteries with me, Turning Tables
Murder made me famous
Cast – Murder calls
Rolling Tapes FB page / Business
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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.