Ben Sinclair heads up Point of Rental's Canadian operations, having moved all the way from Australia to do so. We talked to him about the transition between countries, his hobbies, and what he's looking forward to doing in his new hometown!
E33: HIGH MAINTENANCE (Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld)
La marihuana te puede llevar a lugares inesperados, conocer personas "extrañas" o incluso a realizar una de las mejores series que han salido en los últimos años. En este episodio hablamos sobre la historia de Katja Blichfeld y Ben Sinclair; quienes gracias a su amor por la marihuana y la comedia pudieron realizar: High Maintenance. Una serie que empezó transmitiéndose en la web y que ha logrado un éxito inesperado para los realizadores con la ayuda de HBO.Si quieres ver más contenido sobre el tema puedes hacerlo en nuestro Instagram @podcastocultoTambién puedes apoyarnos en www.patreon.com/vidasocultas
Special Guest Ben Sinclair - Missionary to Cameroon, Africa
This episode will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Jason's brother-in-law, Ben Sinclair, and family are missionaries to Cameroon, Africa. Due to the tragic loss of a co-worker, Ben and his family had to flee Cameroon due to the political unrest. After years and years of investment in the city of Bamenda, their lives changed through the sound of a gunshot and the tragic loss of a dear coworker. Listen as Ben candidly opens his heart to how God worked in and through him. Ben and his family are not done in Cameroon. Shortly, they will be returning to another region of the country to share the gospel of Jesus Christ! We are sure this episode will encourage you as it was an encouragement and challenge to Jason and Gary.
What does a TV showrunner do? More to the point, how many other tasks does a TV showrunner tend to take on? What is their relationship to actors? In today’s deep dive episode, Ben Sinclair of “High Maintenance” and Prentice Penny of “Insecure” reveal the creative and logistical processes of keeping a hit show...running!Writer-director-editor-actor Ben Sinclair became a pioneer of short form content alongside Katja Blichfeld by developing a community of filmmakers around “High Maintenance.” First a hit Vimeo web series, then as of 2016 a half-hour anthology series on HBO, “High Maintenance” features snapshots of modern New York City life, each episode featuring Ben as a cannabis courier known only as The Guy. Ben’s critically acclaimed work has earned him a Writers Guild of America Award.Multihyphenate Prentice Penny got his start in Hollywood writing on the hit sitcom “Girlfriends,” before contributing to the writers’ rooms on, and often producing episodes of, “Scrubs,” “Happy Endings,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and more. He is the showrunner and executive producer of HBO’s hit “Insecure,” created by and starring Issa Rae, now nominated for eight 2020 Emmy Awards including outstanding comedy series. Prentice also wrote and directed the acclaimed Netflix film “Uncorked.”For more on showrunners and their advice, check out Backstage.com: https://bit.ly/33yDl4J---Backstage has been the #1 resource for actors and talent-seekers for 60 years. In the Envelope, Backstage’s podcast, features intimate, in-depth conversations with today’s most noteworthy film, television, and theater actors and creators. This is your guide to every aspect of acting, from voiceover and commercial work to casting directors, agents, and more. Full of both know-how and inspiration, In the Envelope airs weekly to cover everything from practical advice on navigating the industry, to how your favorite projects are made, to personal stories of success and failure alike. Join host Jack Smart, Awards Editor at Backstage, for this guide on how to live the creative life from those who are doing it every day: https://bit.ly/2OMryWQSubscribe and listen to In the Envelope:- SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2jUpnnw- Google Play: https://bit.ly/2DHkPwt- iTunes: https://apple.co/2rs0llz- Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2QNmu6C- Stitcher: https://bit.ly/2DJv6bDFollow Backstage and In the Envelope on social media:- https://www.facebook.com/backstage- https://www.twitter.com/backstage- https://www.twitter.com/intheenvelope- https://www.instagram.com/backstagecastLooking to get cast? Browse Backstage casting listings: https://www.backstage.com/castingCheck out Backstage’s community-driven virtual programming, The Slate: https://bit.ly/2WDNXf0Backstage stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Visit our list of resources: https://bit.ly/3cuMBt5Special thanks to...- Host: Jack Smart- Producer: Jamie Muffett- Social Media: Katie Minard- Design: Mark Stinson and Caitlin Watkins- Additional Support: Kasey Howe, Samantha Sherlock, Oriella St. Louis
Ben Sinclair on Writing Comedy in the time of COVID-19
Art Is A Verb
Everyday life offers depths of inspiration for Hollywood production, so fittingly, writer, actor and director Ben Sinclair of High Maintenance translates his personal experiences into astute observational comedy. He shares with hosts Susan and Todd the challenges and opportunities of writing for television in this time of despair, and his hopeful conviction of what the post-pandemic future will bring.Show Notes:High MaintenanceBen Sinclair on Cameo"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab NyeRam DassTara Brach
Veteran missionary to Cameroon Ben Sinclair joins us for this interesting discussion ranging from how God has used the martyrdom of Charles Wesco to the necessity for the local church to remember her purpose in the midst of quarantines and executive orders.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ben-everson/support
The High Maintenance star reflects on his childhood, what he's learned from his divorce, and why he's starting to smoke less weed. Looking for some TV recs? Here are five of my favorite High Maintenance episodes. I only picked from the last four seasons of HBO for ease in finding. The whole web series is amazing, which you can find here. "Dongle" (Season 3, Episode 7): A Puerto Rican man who just arrived in New York starts work on a road crew and starts a flirtation with his bodega guy. "Googie" (Season 2, Episode 6): The Guy is recovering home after a bike injury after smoking a lot of pot and streaming a lot of television, he goes out for a walk. "M.A.S.H." (Season 3, Episode 1): A wake brings together a collection of people upstate, who join together in an inspired music jam. "Adelante" (Season 4, Episode 6): An encounter with ex in an Uber pool, and a dental hygienist goes on a date with a patient and then returns to her home in the Bronx. "Scromple" (Season 2, Episode 5): The Guy and his ex-wife run into each other in a hospital. Sign up for our newsletter by going to deathsexmoney.org/newsletter, and every Wednesday we'll send you behind-the-scenes updates, podcast listening recommendations, and some pretty incredible listener letters from our inbox. Follow our show on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @deathsexmoney. Got a story to share? Email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.