Trust Fall; feat. Jack Lechner (producer)

Naomi talks about the exhilarating and terrifying moment of “trust fall” they are in with Bite Me, which may be a critical moment of most indie films. Interview: Jack Lechner – the producer extraodinaire of Blue Valentine, The Fog of War, The New Yorker Presents, former executive at Miramax, HBO, and Film Four, and much else. He’s an Associate… Continue reading Trust Fall; feat. Jack Lechner (producer)

And some weeks…you lose your director; feat. Meredith Edwards (our new director)

Naomi talks about losing their longtime director this week for her feature film Bite Me, which is slated to go into production in two months – so…yeah – but then also how they managed to pull things back on track and, somewhat miraculously, find a new director within a a matter of days. It was just another… Continue reading And some weeks…you lose your director; feat. Meredith Edwards (our new director)

#OscarsSoMale; feat. Marilyn Chinitz (lawyer and master negotiator)

Naomi laments the complete lack of women represented in the directing, editing, and writing categories of this year’s Oscars and talks about why, despite 50% of film school graduates being women, that women only direct 18% of even micro-budget films. She explores the ways in which women themselves can work to improve that number. Interview: Marilyn Chinitz, a lawyer… Continue reading #OscarsSoMale; feat. Marilyn Chinitz (lawyer and master negotiator)

“Name” Casting; feat. Katie Morrison (actress)

Naomi breaks down what the process is really like to cast a “name” actor in an indie film and why it matters. Then she interviews actress Katie Morrison who co-starred with her in Imagine I’m Beautiful , co-starred with last week’s guest Sonja O’Hara in her film Ovum, and also stars in the upcoming film Unnerved, which will premiere  at the Phoenix… Continue reading “Name” Casting; feat. Katie Morrison (actress)

The Myth of “Making It”; Feat. Sonja O’Hara (storyteller – writer/actress/producer/director)

Naomi explains why the ideas of “making it” or “not making it” are myths and defines what success means to her. She also interviews fellow multi-hyphenate female content-creator and red-head Sonja O’Hara, the multi-award winning creator of the indie feature film Ovum, available on Amazon, iTunes, and GooglePlay starting in April and now of the award-winning pilot Doomsday, which… Continue reading The Myth of “Making It”; Feat. Sonja O’Hara (storyteller – writer/actress/producer/director)