City Slacker, interview with filmmaker Michael Mueller & actress Fiona Gillies

One of the most delightful people from 2014’s SIFF was Michael Mueller who called in about his film, City Slacker.  He then surprised us by putting lead actress, aka his wife Fiona Gillies, on the line to talk about her role in the film. About City Slacker: Amanda is a corporate highflier who needs a slacker so she can have […]

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Brunch Bitch, interview with filmmaker Hannah Cheeseman

Brunch Bitch Flyer

This was the first of our 2014 coverage of the Sonoma International Film Festival films.  The month before every festival we dedicate to telling you as much as we can about the films and introduce you to the filmmakers. First up was Canadian, Hannah Cheeseman, writer/director as well as lead actress in the short film, Brunch Bitch. About Brunch Bitch: […]

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Monster Elementary, interview with writer Nicholas Doan

Monster Elementary

A very cute comic written for kids of all ages is Monster Elementary.  Creator and writer of the series, Nicholas Doan, called to tell us all about it. About Monster Elementary: “MONSTER ELEMENTARY is a fun, witty, comedy/adventure comic for children of all ages! It’s about five monster children that are forced to attend a human public school after their […]

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Coming Home, interview with filmmaker Chris Olness

Coming Home

Somewhat local, Chris Olness called to tell us about his short film, Coming Home, which also screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  Originally, it was produced in partnership with Levi’s as the winner of a contest.  But hear all about that in the interview. About Coming Home: “Astronaut David Morgan struggles with domestic life after returning home from outer […]

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A Conversation About Cheating With My Time Traveling Future Self, interview with filmmaker Pornsak Pichetshote

Film Promo

Another friend from the Sonoma International Film Festival has been having a lot of success with his short film at many festivals since.  Pornsak Pichetshote made an amazing film called, A Conversation About Cheating with My Time-Traveling Future Self. About A Conversation About Cheating:  “An amalgam of genres, ‘A Conversation about Cheating with my Time-Traveling Future Self’ blends sci-fi, drama, […]

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6 Month Rule, interview with filmmaker Blayne Weaver

6 Month Rule

Originally, we had actor Blayne Weaver on to talk about his film, Favor, that would be playing at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  If you’d like to listen to that interview, click here.  He returned to the show to talk about his latest film being release On Demand, 6 Month Rule (It is also available on DVD).  For this film, […]

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We’re Not Broke, interview with director Karin Hayes

We're Not Broke Film Still

A thought provoking documentary from the Sonoma International Film Festival was “We’re Not Broke.”  We had director/producer Karin Hayes call in to talk about the film with us.  Melissa was out, so SIFF representative, Steve Martindale sat in as Cat’s cohost. About We’re Not Broke: “WE’RE NOT BROKE is the story of how U.S. corporations have been able to hide […]

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As High as the Sky, interview with writer/director Nikki Braendlin and actress Caroline Fogarty

As high As the sky

After the Sonoma International Film Festival, actress Caroline Fogarty and writer/director Nikki Braendlin called in to discuss their film, As High As the Sky.  The movie received the Best American Independent Feature juried award at Sonoma’s festival. About As High As the Sky: “Margaret has always been a little… particular. But since being jilted by her fiance, her obsessive-compulsive behaviors […]

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Living on One, Interview with filmmakers Zach Ingrasci & Chris Temple

Living on One Dollar is an outstanding documentary short which played at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  It’s turned into a charity to boot.  Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci are two amazing young filmmakers and they called in to not only discuss the film, but their experience in making it. About Living on One Dollar: “The film follows the story […]

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Terms & Conditions May Apply, interview with director Cullen Hoback

Terms & Conditions May Apply

Terms & Conditions May Apply was an eye opening documentary shown at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  Director Cullen Hoback called in to tell us all about the film and his experience at the festival. About Terms & Conditions: “A documentary that exposes what corporations and governments learn about people through Internet and cell phone usage, and what can be […]

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