Sonoma International Film Festival, an overview from festival director Kevin McNeely

Kevin McNeely at SIFF17 (photo credit unknown)

I love chatting with Kevin! And this year was extra special as it was Sonoma International Film Festival’s 20th anniversary. I don’t normally podcast event interviews, but we touched on so many things about the festival that I do want to share this one. Happy birthday, SIFF! Here’s to another 20 years of Sonomawood! About the festival: “Now in its 20th […]

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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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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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Cut to the Chase, interview with filmmaker Blayne Weaver

We love to chat with Blayne on the show.  So when we heard he had a Kickstarter going, we thought we’d help him out! About Cut to the Chase: Max has always been on the wrong side of the law but his younger sister Isobel, a lawyer for the District Attorney’s office, is always there to bail him out… Until the […]

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Bringing It Home, interview with filmmaker Linda Booker

Still from Bringing It Home

Another film from the recently held SIFF 2014 was Bringing It Home.  We had filmmaker Linda Booker on to tell us all about it. About Bringing It Home: BRINGING IT HOME explores the question of why a crop with so many widespread benefits cannot be farmed in the United States by illustrating its history, current industries and talking to both […]

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The Organic Life, interview with local documentarian Casey Beck

It’s always fun to have a local join us on the show.  Especially if their film is being screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  Casey Beck, talked to us about her feature documentary, The Organic Life. About the Organic Life: A year in the life of an hopeful organic farmer and his skeptical girlfriend reveals that a changing climate, […]

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Waking Marshall Walker, interview with filmmaker Georgio Litt

Waking Marshall Walker

Another short filmmaker using our area as an additional character was Georgio Litt.  He called to tell us all about Waking Marshall Walker, which was one of my favorite shorts of the Sonoma International Film Festival. About Waking Marshall Walker: A short film about a father in mourning, trapped between worlds – the past, the present, this life and the […]

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GPS, interview with filmmaker Billy Higgins

GPS Short

Billy Higgins created a suspenseful short called GPS which screened at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  He called in to tell us all about the film which featured some local scenery. About GPS: Grace Paula Salvatori (LaRue) is a young housewife in Napa who does not trust her wealthy husband. When she uses G.P.S. to spy on him, her discoveries […]

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