[Full episode] Serena Ryder, Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis, Shawn Cuthand, Gracey Zhang and more
q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
One year ago today, Q went off the air so CBC could dedicate its coverage to COVID-19. As soon as we were back, we told you stories about how artists were coping, adapting and even thriving during the pandemic. The past year has been tough, but on this special anniversary show, we're celebrating the artists who helped us get through it all.
[FULL EPISODE] Jacques Pépin, Hilary Weisman Graham, Jael Richardson, Andrea Dorfman and Tanya Davis
q: The Podcast from CBC Radio
Prolific celebrity chef and author Jacques Pépin on his latest cookbook Quick & Simple. Showrunner Hilary Weisman Graham tells us how she managed to write, cast, and shoot an entirely new Netflix anthology series during the first few months of the Covid-19 pandemic. q book columnist Jael Richardson reccomends a Booker Prize shortlister, Real Life by Brandon Taylor. Poet Tanya Davis and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman on their collaborative short film called 'How to Be at Home' – an illustrated poem featuring a set of tips for surviving the pandemic.
Catch up with firecracker core members Naomi @snieckus Emily @emchurchill AJ @atotheje and firecracker community member Alissa Abeler on the newest Firecracker Aftershow now! Andrea has so many different outlets for her creativity, from animation to directing to tiny book creation, she really seems to do it all! This episode made our team think about how art can save you, being honest about how you're doing, COVID solitude, empathy, and what they're up to now!
Our guest on the podcast this week is animator, writer, illustrator, director, artist, ANDREA DORFMAN! She’s written and directed shorts, documentaries, a feature-length musical drama, comedies with Ellen Page and most recently, the new comedy SPINSTER, with Chelsea Peretti. She’s been Emmy nominated, adapted a young adult graphic memoir, and even has a viral video under her belt… that was ALSO adapted into a book that she illustrated herself. Follow Andrea @dorfmanorama Follow Spinster @spinster_movie Watch Spinster starring Chelsea Peretti! Watch How to Be Alone Subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.firecrackerdepartment.com and follow us @firecrackerdept!
This week on the Richard Crouse Podcast: Today, broadcasting directly from Isolation Studios (a.k.a. my home office) we meet Andrea Dorfman, a filmmaker, animator and artist who joins us via Zoom from her home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her films have played at film festivals around the world, won awards and she is back with a new one, now on VOD. “Spinster” stars actor and comedian Chelsea Peretti from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” as a wedding caterer gets dumped on her 39th birthday. Over the next year she builds a new life based on self-empowerment and independence. “Spinster” is being called “the anti-rom-com of the summer,” so I began by asking Andrea Dorfman about subverting the rom com genre…Then country artist Sacha stops by to talk about her EP "The Best Thing."Then, we meet Sam Maggs, an author who joins us via Zoom from her home in Los Angeles. Sam is a bestselling author of books, comics, and video games. She’s been a senior games writer, the author of many YA and middle-grade books, a comics writer for beloved titles like Marvel Action: Captain Marvel, My Little Pony, and Transformers. She is also an on-air host for networks like Nerdist. Today she joins me to talk about two books, “Con Quest,” an adventure novel for young readers set in the world of comics conventions and “The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope,” a Young Adult novel based on the world of “The Unstoppable Wasp” Marvel comics series. I love this line in her bio… as a Canadian in Los Angeles, she misses Coffee Crisp and bagged milk. In this interview we talk about her books, why we both feel we have to work all the time and discuss whether that is a good thing or not. Let’s get to know Sam Maggs…
In her latest comedy, SPINSTER, director Andrea Dorfman tells the story of Gabby (Chelsea Peretti), a middle-aged woman fears that she'll never find love and chooses to forge her own path. In this 1on1, we speak to Dorfman about why culture struggles so much with celebrating singleness, how Chelsea Peretti came to be involved in the project, and what she thinks we're looking for in life.
BEHIND THE LENS #272: Featuring Sam Friedlander and Andrea Dorfman
Behind The Lens
A fun-filled week on #BTLRadioShow thanks to our special guests, writer/director SAM FRIEDLANDER and director ANDREA DORFMAN. First up this show is SAM FRIEDLANDER who is back for a second go-round for his comedy, BABYSPLITTERS. It's wonderful to welcome Sam back to the show as he first joined us in February 2019 when the film premiered on the festival circuit and now it's in distribution and available for everyone to see. Take a listen as Sam recaps the film and some of the highlights of crafting the comedic balance of two couples and one pregnancy and "babysplitting" parental responsibilities, while filling us in on his journey over the past year in terms of the public reception on the festival circuit, obtaining distribution, the distribution plan, and, of course, the topsy turvy pivoting of releasing platforms in light of the pandemic. Some good insight into the distribution process for filmmakers. Then ANDREA DORFMAN joins us talking up her hilarious new film, SPINSTER. Taking place over the course of a year, we meet 39-year old Gaby. Single and cynical, we follow Gaby's journey as she "finds herself" amidst the "coupling" expectations of the world and why it's okay to be single by choice. Take a listen as Andrea talks about finding and casting Chelsea Peretti as Gaby (she is perfection and I am now anxious to see her stand-up comedy routines) as well as rounding out the cast with local actors and artisans from Halifax, Nova Scotia where Andrea lives and where she shot the film, developing the story with screenwriter Jennifer Deyell, working with cinematographer Stephanie Anne Biron, finding the comedic pacing, Daniel Ledwell's scoring, knitting, and so much more! Plus, some mini-reviews for THE CUBAN and MADE IN ITALY – two absolute "Must See" films this year!http://behindthelensonline.net http://eliasentertainmentnetwork.com
Fresh from her latest shoot (with a bonafide Hollywood celeb), filmmaker Andrea Dorfman stops by to talk about her first feature film, Parsley Days, and the growth of Halifax’s indie film scene. Then, former HTU president Rick Conrad is here to tell us all about what happened when the Chronicle Herald newsroom unionized.The Coast presents: 25 for 25. A year-by-year audio archive. Through the lens of the city’s alt-weekly, editors Jacob Boon and Tara Thorne bring you the stories that shaped Halifax over the past quarter-centuryThe Coast Twitter: @TwitCoastThe Coast (online) thecoast.caTara Thorne twitter: @thorneyhfx Jacob Boon twitter: @RWJBoon