James Beard: America’s First Foodie, interview with director, Beth Federici, and co-producer, Kathleen Squires

James Beard America's First Foodie

Coming to your television May 19 at 9 pm on PBS, I got to chat in advance with director Beth Federici, joined by Kathleen Squires, co-producer, about James Beard: America’s First Foodie. This is another film playing at the Sonoma International Film Festival 2017. About the film: “‘America’s First Foodie’ is a feature length documentary about, James Beard. Beard, the […]

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Raven Awakens, interview with director Thom Butler

A local and an absolute delight, director Thom Butler was in studio to discuss his feature documentary, Raven Awakens. The focus of the film is another local, an artist, Jim Callahan, and his journey in the creation of a bronze statue of a raven. About the film: “Our first film in the series looks at Sonoma, California bronze sculptor, Jim […]

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Quaker Oaths, interview with filmmaker Louisiana Kreutz

A fun romantic comedy appearing at the Sonoma International Film Festival this year is Quaker Oaths and we had writer/director, Louisiana Kreutz on to tell us all about the film. Have you heard of unicycle football? Either had I before watching this film! About Quaker Oaths: When Quakers get married, they ask every wedding guest to sign their marriage certificate. […]

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Unleashed, interview with filmmaker Finn Taylor

With the upcoming Sonoma International Film Festival ready to hit town, we talked with writer/director Finn Taylor about his romantic comedy, Unleashed. About Unleashed: “When a cosmic event turns Emma’s (Kate Micucci) dog and cat into two perfect guys (Justin Chatwin and Steve Howey), Emma reconsiders her outlook on dating, hilariously works out her trust issues, and ultimately learns to […]

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What Lies Upstream? Interview with documentary filmmaker, Cullen Hoback

A past guest of Hollywood & West Napa, documentary filmmaker Cullen Hoback returned to chat with us about his newest feature, What Lies Upstream. About the film: “A documentary that uncovers the truth behind a huge chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water — and shows how it could happen again.” To find out more about the movie, […]

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Cut to the Chase Premiere, interview with Blayne Weaver

One of my favorite people, Blayne Weaver, called to talk to us about his newest film, Cut to the Chase. I believe if you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it right now for free! About the film: “Max (Blayne Weaver, 6 Month Rule, Favor), a down on his luck ex-con, is constantly being bailed out by his sister Isobel(Erin […]

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The Covenant, interview with filmmaker Robert Conway

We talked with writer/director Robert Conway about his new horror release, The Covenant. About the film: “After the tragic deaths of her husband and daughter, Sarah Doyle moves back to her childhood home with her estranged brother, Richard.”   For more information, the film can be found on IMDB. They can also be followed on Facebook. Here is the interview followed by […]

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Pass the Light, interview with actor Lawrence Saint Victor

Pass the Light Movie

You may remember Lawrence Saint Victor from soaps- Guiding Light & the Bold and the Beautiful- but now he can be seen in an inspirational film called Pass the Light. About Pass the Light: Pass The Light follows a 17 year old H.S student name Steve Bellafiore (Cameron Palatas) who runs for Congress because he is disturbed by the message […]

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Filmmaker, interview with Lisa Ovies

I met Lisa Ovies when she was her for SIFF 2014 with Taking My Parents to Burning Man.  Since then she has been working on many other projects.  She was in town so we invited her to sit in and tell us about everything she’s working on. About Lisa: Lisa Ovies is an award winning producer, director, actress and writer […]

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