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Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars / Film School Radio interview with Director Johnny Sweet

KUCI: Film School

What happens when an entire industry, of which you are a part, is laid off in a single day? Filmed during the height of the pandemic, Last Call : The Shutdown of NYC Bars explores the social and economic impact COVID-19 had on New York City’s hospitality industry. The film follows Jena Ellenwood, a bartender in Queens, NY, as she and her co-works and friends recount their experiences in the dawning realization that they are going to lose their jobs to a deadly new virus. Jena has just moved to New York and recently been brought on as a bartender at the Sparrow Tavern, a local Astoria watering hole. In March 2020, business-as-usual comes to a grinding halt as COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, quickly establishing Queens as the epicenter of the pandemic, not only the state of New York, but throughout the entire country. Bars and restaurants are ordered to close, leaving thousands of hospitality workers stranded without work and an uncertain future. Jena and her friends vent their frustrations and anxieties, not only surrounding the seemingly hopeless economic uncertainty, but also the deadly virus that threatens their very lives. Throughout the process of finding a foothold in this “new normal”, the anxiety and uncertainty of New York’s hospitality industry looms, as 2020 ends with COVID hospitalizations in New York continuing to rise once again. Director, producer and writer Johnny Sweet (Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story) joins us to talk about his own journey over the last 16 months, the serious challenges of making a film under the cloud brought on by the pandemic and why showcasing the undervalued work and contributions of the service workers is so important to a healthy community.   For news, updates and screenings go to: lastcalldocumentary.comIn Los Angeles watch at: laemmle.com/film/last-call-shutdown-nyc-bars Last Call : The Shutdown of NYC Bars kicks off a virtual theatrical release on 7/16 via Laemmle theaters ahead of a wide digital release 8/13 from Global Digital Releasing.

8 Aug 2021

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The Doctor Squee Show -Ep61- 22/7/21: Director Johnny Sweet / Loki / Black Widow / What cult would you start

The Doctor Squee Show

Emmy award winning Johnny Sweet talks about his new documentary "Last Call: The Shutdown of NYC Bars", Nicola joins Squee to talk Loki and Back Widow and our Big Question of the week: What cult would you start and what's would the first rule be? You can catch the Doctor Squee radio show live with full music selections, Thursdays, 8pm - 10pm GMT, at the TheBear.Live or on the Get Me Radio app. Subscribe to the Doctor Squee show on your pod-catcher of choice or at www.DoctorSquee.com Follow us on Twitter & Instagram @DoctorSquee and Twitch.Tv/SuperPod Please also like The Doctor Squee Show Facebook page & You Tube and enjoy videos of the interviews at https://www.FB.me/TheDoctorSqueeShow or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvaD0jVP-ohhvWTm4eoZ4uA

1hr 30mins

25 Jul 2021

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Johnny Sweet + M. Leona Godin + Eric Bauza

House of Crouse

This week on the Richard Crouse Show director Johnny Sweet joins us from Queens, New York. Johnny is a filmmaker and director who watched his industry come to a halt in the early days of the pandemic, and then turned his eye to another industry… the bar business. His new film asks a question… What happens if the entire bar industry in New York City is laid off in a single day? His film “Last Call : The Shutdown of NYC Bars” explores the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the NYC hospitality industry. Then, we meet M. Leona Godin, author of “There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness.” Godin—who began losing her vision at age ten—illuminates the often-surprising history of both the condition of blindness and the myths and ideas that have grown up around it over the course of generations. She combines an analysis of blindness in art and culture with a study of the science of blindness and key developments in accessibility to paint a vivid personal and cultural history.Finally, we’ll meet Eric Bauza. He is a Canadian voice actor, who is just the seventh person ever to voice Bugs Bunny on screen. You’ll soon be able to hear him do Daffy Duck, and many other voices in “Space Jam: A New Legacy” which comes to theatres soon! We’ll catch up with him and find out how Mr. DressUp out him on the road to working with the Looney Tunes!

55mins

11 Jul 2021

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Johnny Sweet + M. Leona Godin + Eric Bauza

The Richard Crouse Show Podcast

This week on the Richard Crouse Show director Johnny Sweet joins us from Queens, New York. Johnny is a filmmaker and director who watched his industry come to a halt in the early days of the pandemic, and then turned his eye to another industry… the bar business. His new film asks a question… What happens if the entire bar industry in New York City is laid off in a single day? His film “Last Call : The Shutdown of NYC Bars” explores the social and economic impact of COVID-19 on the NYC hospitality industry. Then, we meet M. Leona Godin, author of “There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness.” Godin—who began losing her vision at age ten—illuminates the often-surprising history of both the condition of blindness and the myths and ideas that have grown up around it over the course of generations. She combines an analysis of blindness in art and culture with a study of the science of blindness and key developments in accessibility to paint a vivid personal and cultural history. Finally, we’ll meet Eric Bauza. He is a Canadian voice actor, who is just the seventh person ever to voice Bugs Bunny on screen. You’ll soon be able to hear him do Daffy Duck, and many other voices in “Space Jam: A New Legacy” which comes to theatres soon! We’ll catch up with him and find out how Mr. DressUp out him on the road to working with the Looney Tunes!

55mins

11 Jul 2021

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Johnny Sweet: A Quiet Storm, The Ron Artest Story

Beyond The Lens

Born & bred in the streets of New York City, Johnny Sweet’s love of hip hop music and sports propelled him into a career in sports media. A Syracuse grad, Johnny paid his dues at ESPN before going out on his own where he has told stories for the NFL, Fox Sports, & Bleacher Report just to name a few. Johnny then directed 2 big time docs, one about Michael Vick and then the one we will talk about today, the Emmy Nominated Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story. Johnny breaks down every detail of the Malice in the Palace including stories you’ve probably never heard before.  He tells us how he was able to secure interviews for some of Ron’s former teammates, including the late great Kobe Bryant.  And the former DJ shares with us his favorite 5 rappers of all time.

49mins

22 Jun 2021

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Johnny Sweet, Director of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).

50mins

6 Jun 2019

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Johnny Sweet, Director of Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

Bomani chats with documentarian Johnny Sweet about his film "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story". They discuss Ron's upbringing in the Queensbridge projects of NYC (4:05), his development as a high school player (6:45), his time at St. John's (8:50), the brief point he worked for Circuit City (14:30), the story behind the "Malice at the Palace" (16:40), Artest's domestic violence arrest (25:50) and how he dealt with mental health issues (28:45). Plus, the part that music played in the film (39:22) and what didn't end up making it in that he wishes would have (45:35).

50mins

6 Jun 2019

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Ep 545: Leon Marr • Don & Katha Cato with Johnny Sweet

Filmwax Radio

[5 mins. 10 secs.] Canadian filmmaker Leon Marr with his new romantic comedy “The Second Time Around” which stars Linda Thorson (“The Avengers”) and upcoming podcast guest Stuart Margolin (“The Rockford Files”). Katherine Mitchell (Thorson), a widowed yet vibrant senior, wasn’t looking for love a second time – not at her age, and certainly not with grumpy Isaac Shapiro (Margolin). Despite the nosey bunch of seniors in the residence where Katherine convalesces after breaking her hip, she and Isaac warm to each other over their shared love of music. Against unforeseen obstacles, their love blooms and together they set out to fulfill Katherine’s lifelong dream of going to the opera in Milan. “The Second Time Around” is available to stream/download on Amazon, and also on DVD. [1 hr. 11 mins. 5 secs.] Returning to the podcast, friends Don and Katha Cato, who together founded and run the Queens World Film Festival which will begin its 9th season on Thursday, March 21st and run through March 31st. Tickets and details about the 200 documentaries, narratives and short films may be found on their website. Considering coming to some of the screenings, meet film lovers and the filmmakers before and after their Q&A’s. One such filmmaker is Johnny Sweet who joins our conversation. Johnny’s film, “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story” will have its premiere on Saturday, March 30th, 7:30 at the Museum of the Moving Image in the Redstone theater. An expanded version of our conversation regarding “Quiet Storm” will be posted on our YouTube channel later this month. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Google Play & Youtube.

1hr 11mins

21 Mar 2019

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The Immutable God :: Johnny Sweet :: February 20

PhoenixONE Podcast

Johnny Sweet speaks on the immutability of God.

18mins

6 Mar 2012