Episode 77: DIF4Q with Joe Petricca

Joe Petricca at SOFF 2017. When I interviewed Joe Petricca on this podcast about his career and his short film A Meditation, I found out exactly why his film won awards.  Joe has spent 25 years in academia at the American Film Institute while working as a professional screenwriter on the side, always with an …

Episode 76: Joe Petricca

Joe Petricca’s short film A Meditation took home the Audience Award at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017.  Winning this award was no surprise, as A Meditation is one of those short films that completely engages its audience from start to finish. Joe gave a great Q&A at the festival but, just like his film, it …

Episode 75: DIF4Q Kevin Nielsen

Kevin Nielsen wrote and directed the award winning film See Yourself Out, which is a film you watch on this here website!  Kevin’s film has so much to it.  The filmmaking is spot-on, the acting is wonderful, and the short film he wrote is poignant, funny, and tragic all at the same time.  Needless to …

Episode 74: Kevin Nielsen

Kevin Nielsen wrote and directed the award winning film See Yourself Out.  As you can see from the laurels on the video embed below, this film cleaned up on the festival circuit.  And part of that great festival run includes getting a Grand Jury Prize at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017. When you watch See …

Episode 73: DIF4Q with Varun Raman & Tom Hancock

Varun Raman & Tom Hancock made the brilliant short film Transmission.  It was a standout at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017.  Even though they live in the UK, we hopped on Skype for a few hours to record an interview and a DIF4Q. What is DIF4Q?  It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions. Name …