228. 4Qs with Ryan Alan Petti

Ryan contemplates his “Underrated” pick

What are the 4Q’s?

  • Name your favorite films of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Ryan Alan Petti’s film “An American Childhood” that struck right into the heart of the audience at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021.  Like all filmmakers who sit down for a DIF interview, we took some time after the talk to have him answer the four questions above.

I’m delighted to share that “an American Childhood” will join season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  Season 5 should be released this March, but if you want to watch other superb indie shorts just go to the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video.

If you want to check out Ryan Alan Petti’s YouTube channel, go to Storyteller Industries.

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Here are Chris’s 4Qs answers:

  • Favorites: O Brother Where Art Thou, Oceans 11, Casino
  • Underrated: Jo Jo Rabbit, Don’t Look Up
  • Overrated: Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • Seek Out: The Making of And God Spoke

Podcast

Source: Discover Film

227. Ryan Alan Petti “An American Childhood”

Ryan and I chatted on Zoom, because it’s 2022 and that’s how things get done

Ryan Alan Petti wrote and directed the short film “An American Childhood” that struck right into the heart of the audience at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021.  As the programmer of the festival, I had to be sure to place Ryan’s film at the end of a block of shorts, because it would be completely unfair to any film to follow it.  And, sincerely, “An American Childhood” is such a balanced, emotionally truthful film that I knew the audiences would need some time to process after watching it.  I know that I do.

I’m delighted to share that “an American Childhood” will join season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  Season 5 should be released this March, but if you want to watch other superb indie shorts just go to the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video.

Ryan is a thoughtful and devoted filmmaker and it was a pleasure to talk to him.  I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did.

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226. 4Qs with Christopher McNeany

Any fan of this podcast knows for the 4Qs pic I ask people to look silly

What are the 4Q’s?

  • Name your favorite films of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Christopher McNeany wrote, produced, and is the lead actor in the short film “More Than He Knows” that came to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021.  “More Than He Knows” holds the prize for “Sexiest Film of the Fest,” which is an unofficial award that I keep thinking about making official.  Aaaand… it’s official.  I just added that prize to the SOFF 2021 Awards page.

Normally it takes a while for a filmmaker to go from festival to podcast, but Chris was literally wrapping up his festival run at SOFF and I was delighted when he said he wanted to do a podcast and have “More Than He Knows” join season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  Season 5 should be released this March, but if you want to watch other superb indie shorts just go to the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video!  And if you don’t want to wait for the “sexy as f*ck” editing of “More Than He Knows” to be in the DIF TV series, you can watch the “sexy as heck” edit of “More Than He Knows” right now on YouTube!

I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!

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Here are Chris’s 4Qs answers:

  • Favorites: The Empire Strikes Back, South Park: Bugger, Longer, and Uncut; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Underrated: Labyrinth
  • Overrated: Uncut Gems
  • Seek Out: A Sexplanation (documentary), Malibu Horror Story

Podcast

Source: Discover Film

225. Christopher McNeany “More Than He Knows”

Chris McNeany hopped onto Zoom for his Jan 2022 DIF interview… thanks Omicron!

Christopher McNeany wrote, produced, and is the lead actor in the short film “More Than He Knows” that came to the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021.  “More Than He Knows” holds the prize for “Sexiest Film of the Fest,” which is an unofficial award that I keep thinking about making official.  Aaaand… it’s official.  I just added that prize to the SOFF 2021 Awards page.

Normally it takes a while for a filmmaker to go from festival to podcast, but Chris was literally wrapping up his festival run at SOFF and I was delighted when he said he wanted to do a podcast and have “More Than He Knows” join season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  Season 5 should be released this March, but if you want to watch other superb indie shorts just go to the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video!  And if you don’t want to wait for the “sexy as f*ck” editing of “More Than He Knows” to be in the DIF TV series, you can watch the “sexy as heck” edit of “More Than He Knows” right now on YouTube!

I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did!

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224. 4Qs with Ryan Beene

Ryan Beene on the set of “Those People”

What are the 4Q’s?

  • Name your favorite films of all time (limit 3)
  • Name a film you think is underrated
  • Name a film you think is overrated
  • Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out

Ryan Beene wrote, produced, directed and edited his short film “Those People.”  We were honored to hold the theatrical premiere of this film at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2021 where it took one a Programmers Prize.  The great news is that Ryan’s film will be joining season 5 of the Discover Indie Film TV series.  Season 5 should be released in March 2022, but if you want to watch other superb indie shorts just go to the Discover Indie Film TV Series on Amazon Prime Video!

“Those People” is such an original, compelling film that I couldn’t wait to hear his 4Qs list.  Enjoy!

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Here are Ryan’s 4Qs answers:

  • Favorites: Happy Together, Lost in Translation, Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Underrated: Palo Alto
  • Overrated: Inception
  • Seek Out: Shiva Baby

Podcast

Source: Discover Film