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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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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Taking My Parents to Burning Man, interview with producer Joel McCarthy

It’s March so it’s all SIFF all the time!  The next filmmaker we interviewed was Joel McCarthy from Canada.  He and other cast mates were attending with their film, and my favorite of the entire festival, Taking My Parents to Burning Man. About TMPTBM: A parental coming-of-age story that follows a sixty-year-old couple getting dragged to Burning Man by their […]

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The Most Fearless, interview with director Heather Kessinger

The Most Fearless

Director Heather Kessinger called us about the Kickstarter she had going to fund the completion of her documentary.  Since then it was successfully funded, so we can all look forward to seeing this amazing film. About the Most Fearless:  “In Bangladesh, 80% of the population lives on less than $2 per day, approximately half the children are stunted from malnutrition- […]

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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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My Amityville Horror, interview with filmmaker Eric C Walter

I’ve always been obsessed with the Amityville storyline.  So when I saw a blurb in Entertainment Weekly about a new documentary from Eric Walter called, My Amityville Horror, I had to have him on air to talk about his film.  He is the writer/director, and his subject matter was Daniel Lutz, the young boy who lived the horror story in […]

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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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Unforgettable Fire, interview with director Michelle Regina

Director Michelle Regina of Unforgettable Fire, the story of a U2 tribute band, called in to talk about her documentary that was to show at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  I had the pleasure of seeing two versions of the film: director’s cut, and edited after not getting music rights.  Both versions were excellent!  I also got to see the […]

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