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Hosted by producer/director, Amy DePaola, @amydepaolafilms, Pink Among Men is a weekly candid, light-hearted interview podcast that connects you to women and stories worth knowing.We hope you take away the tiniest bit of inspiration, tools and camaraderie and apply the thinking of our guests to your own work. We believe in empowerment, equality and - humor. Yes, we like to laugh while we learn. Follow us on social @pinkamongmen. Produced by a production company of the same name, Pink Among Men. Visit us at www.pinkamongmen.com. A Paperhouse Network Podcast.

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Hosted by producer/director, Amy DePaola, @amydepaolafilms, Pink Among Men is a weekly candid, light-hearted interview podcast that connects you to women and stories worth knowing.We hope you take away the tiniest bit of inspiration, tools and camaraderie and apply the thinking of our guests to your own work. We believe in empowerment, equality and - humor. Yes, we like to laugh while we learn. Follow us on social @pinkamongmen. Produced by a production company of the same name, Pink Among Men. Visit us at www.pinkamongmen.com. A Paperhouse Network Podcast.

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Interesting every time!

By lilThee - Nov 27 2019
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The diverse backgrounds of the guests on this podcast is amazing.

I love this podcast!!

By R*g* - Feb 13 2018
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This podcast is amazing, I feel super empowered after each episode. Amy and her guests remind us that we are all strong women and we can take on the world! I love it!

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Interesting every time!

By lilThee - Nov 27 2019
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The diverse backgrounds of the guests on this podcast is amazing.

I love this podcast!!

By R*g* - Feb 13 2018
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This podcast is amazing, I feel super empowered after each episode. Amy and her guests remind us that we are all strong women and we can take on the world! I love it!
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Pink Among Men

Latest release on Sep 30, 2020

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Hosted by producer/director, Amy DePaola, @amydepaolafilms, Pink Among Men is a weekly candid, light-hearted interview podcast that connects you to women and stories worth knowing.We hope you take away the tiniest bit of inspiration, tools and camaraderie and apply the thinking of our guests to your own work. We believe in empowerment, equality and - humor. Yes, we like to laugh while we learn. Follow us on social @pinkamongmen. Produced by a production company of the same name, Pink Among Men. Visit us at www.pinkamongmen.com. A Paperhouse Network Podcast.

Rank #1: EP. 35: NEVER, RARELY, SOMETIMES, ALWAYS with writer/director Eliza Hittman

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Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker whose feature films, It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats, have debuted to critical acclaim and her latest is no different, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, a story about a pair of teenage girls from rural PA who travel to NYC to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy, won a Special Jury Award for Neo-Realism at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize from the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. Spoilers ahead! In this episode, Amy sits down with Eliza to chat about her creative process; the message of the film and, Eliza shares her advice for filmmakers.

Check out Never Rarely Sometimes Always on all VOD platforms today. Follow on IG @neverrarelyfilm and Eliza Hittman @hittman.

Rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts! <3

Apr 29 2020

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Rank #2: EP. 32: TWO FEATURES, ONE YEAR featuring Brea Grant

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Brea Grant is an actor, writer and director. She also podcasts and writes comic books - yea, she's our new model of how to be awesome. You've seen her on shows such as Dexter, Heroes, Friday Night Lights and Eastsiders - which she is now also credited as writer and director on - and currently runs on Netflix.

In 2019, Brea filmed back to back (with a 3 week break in between) features that she wrote; she also starred in one, LUCKY, a SXSW Official Selection, and directed the other, 12 HOUR SHIFT, a TriBeCa Official Selection. Both fests were ultimately moved to digital as Covid-19 spread around the country. However, this achievement is still hella AMAZING, and although Brea and her teams were not able to screen their films the way they originally envisioned - these films are worth marking on your to-do-view list.

Follow Brea Grant on IG: @breagrant

Follow Pink Among Men on IG: @pinkamongmen

Rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts!

Apr 08 2020

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Rank #3: BE BOLD with SI Model and Dancer, Christie Valdiserri

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Christie Valdiserri is a professional dancer, SI model, fitness instructor, and a motivational speaker living in Los Angeles, CA. She lost all of her hair to Alopecia about two and a half years ago and is so grateful to have this opportunity to share her story that has changed her forever. In this episode, Christie and Amy sit down to talk about what motivates Christie, the life of a dancer - and of course, that now in-famous moment on the Sports Illustrated runway at the 2019 Miami Swim Week.

Show your love and rate and review us! Follow @pinkamongmen on Instagram and @AmongPink on Twitter. 

Follow Christie! @Christie.valdiserri

Dec 15 2019

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Rank #4: THE ROAD TO SXSW with Emma Seligman (SHIVA BABY) and Natasha Kermani (LUCKY)

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S MONTH! We are kicking it off by sitting down with two women who are taking their feature films to SXSW. Meet EMMA SELIGMAN, director of SHIVA BABY, the award-winning short, (that Emma made as her thesis!!) turned feature, marking the freshman feature for the up and coming Seligman. And Also!! Meet NATASHA KERMANI, director of LUCKY starring Brea Grant. Kermani wow'd us with her insight and approach to her second feature film, as an established writer/director, Kermani delivers bits about the journey to making a feature that you don't want to miss. Congratulations to these two amazing women!

Follow Emma: @emmaseligman

Follow Natasha: @natakerm

Rate and Review Pink Among Men, wherever you get your podcast!

And follow us on Instagram: @PinkAmongMen

And Twitter: @AmongPink

Mar 04 2020

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Rank #5: BITE ME: A JOYFUL CONVERSATION OF FILM DISTRIBUTION

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PINK AMONG MEN IS BACK! 

Season 2 kicks off with guests Naomi McDougall Jones, writer/producer and star, and Sarah Wharton, producer, of the new Romantic Comedy feature BITE ME! 

In this chat, we focus on the challenges and biases of the indie film distribution model and how Naomi and Sarah took matters into their own hands with The Joyful Vampire Tour of America, showcasing BITE ME! at 51 screenings in over 40 cities across America. We also talk about the romantic comedy genre, vampires and how the two obviously go together.

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BITE ME is a subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits them. The filmmakers of BITE ME are taking a radical approach to film distribution. For 3 months they are taking the film on a 51-screening, 40-city, RV-fueled Joyful Vampire Tour of America, featuring screenings, Q&As and Joyful Vampire Balls. The film is simultaneously available to rent or buy on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, as well as streaming on Seed & Spark. The team is also releasing a weekly docu-series on YouTube with new episodes each Saturday that follows the tour and offers filmmakers and audiences a transparent case study in a ground-breaking distribution model.

MORE ABOUT PINK AMONG MEN:

Pink Among Men is a production company founded by film and media maker, Amy DePaola. Pink Among Men's mission is to make original media of all kinds for all kind. We focus on championing our differences through characters, creators and stories.

Follow us on Instagram @pinkamongmen.

Follow Amy on Instagram @amydepaolafilms

RATE US! FOLLOW US! REVIEW (NICELY) PLEASE! 

May 31 2019

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Rank #6: IT ALL STARTED WITH MY BLEEDING EYE: On Fixing Things, Crime and Comedy with InstaMiniSeries BFF and founders, Nikki Borges and Ceci Fernandez!

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Ceci and Nikki have been friends since they were awkward 14 year olds competing in local drama competitions in Miami, FL. As adults, they are still friends and collaborators of their own company creating original content for Instagram called InstaMiniSeries. Their latest series, MURDERVILLE is an absurd mockumentary written by Ginger Kearns & Chelsey Ng that follows two crime obsessed women trying to track a serial killer. When girls start to go missing in their quaint small town, all of their neighbors quickly become suspects and the klutzy but lucky ladies see if they can beat the cops to catch the murderer.

For more information regarding IMS and Murderville please visit:

www.instaminiseries.com

https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/murderville#story

PLEASE! Rate and review Pink Among Men, thanks for being RAD!

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #7: CHILD FREE BY CHOICE with Maxine Trump and Leilani Münter

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Originally from Wales, Maxine Trump is a documentary filmmaker, author and teacher, living in NYC with her husband, who, she also, makes films with. Her latest feature, a personal documentary, TO KID OR NOT TO KID explores her grappling with her, coming out, so to speak, on her choice to live child-free. Joined by former Nascar race car driver turned filmmaker and activist, Leilani Münter, this episode dives into some hard hitting facts about overpopulation and a woman's choice to live however they chose. 

TO KID OR NOT TO KID was recently turned into an Independent Lens series: SHOULD WE KID OR NOT? featuring strangers talking about reproductive rights. (It is awesome - you should check it out!) For more: https://www.tokidornottokid.com/

Follow Maxine! @maxinetrump_childfreedirector

Follow Leilani! @leilanimunter

Nov 27 2019

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Rank #8: HOW ONE THOUGHT BECAME A REALITY with Gotham Podcast Studio founder, Brianna Peters

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Brianna Peters is the co-founder and co-owner of Gotham Podcast Studio, a business that she founded, in her NYC apartment, with her husband, Matthew. Gotham now sits in midtown Manhattan and functions as a multi-studio providing spacial and technical support to emerging and established podcasters. 

Brianna's story is a NYC entrepreneurial dream and she is still right in the beginning stages. Join us on this chat where we discuss the power of women supporting businesses, building a business that you would want to do business with - AND, some insight and tips if you are thinking about starting your own podcast.

Follow Brianna! @Briannapeters_

Follow Gotham Podcast Studio! @gothampodcaststudio

Follow Amy! @amydepaolafilms

Follow Pink Among Men! @PinkAmongMen - also give us a rate, review, a like, a share, a token of your sweet affection! 

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #9: YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL AND EAT YOUR PIZZA TOO with Donna Guerreros

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Donna Guerreros is a connoisseur of life and food; she's an artist, a photographer, founder of The Donas and, your new best friend. With a longstanding history of photography that looks at subcultures and subgroups her latest series, The Donas, focuses on the female experience and female bonds. The project aims to foster community through food with a focus on women, empowerment, sisterhood, and self. In this episode we cheer each other on and ask why is it that a women's place is in the kitchen unless profit is involved? Among other thoughts that belong on t-shirts. 

Follow Donna! @deeshootsit

Follow The Donas! @the.donas

SHOW YA LOVE! Rate and Review Pink Among Men wherever you get your podcasts.

Feb 04 2020

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Rank #10: FREE THE NIPPLE with MuMu!

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A born and raised New Yorker, MuMu, is a musician and artist who embodies discovery, fun and endless possibilities. Her latest EP, "LADIES FIRST," includes the hit single "Free the Nip," which has garnered over 1.5 million views on YouTube. In this episode, we chat about early influences, female sexuality and take a listen and go behind the music.

For more MuMu: mumuofficial.com and @MusicofMuMu on Instagram

Follow, Rate and Review PINK AMONG MEN on iTunes, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts!

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Oct 23 2019

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Rank #11: DESIGN YOUR LIFE with Darrah Brustein

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Dearest Pinks, I have found your latest INSPO OBSESSION. Grab your notebook and a good pen, DARRAH BRUSTEIN is in the house!! 

Equal parts teacher, connecter, and founder, Darrah stands for entrepreneurial empowerment. In the fall of 2018, Darrah launched "Life by Design, Not by Default" sharing stories with visionaries like Deepak Chopra, Adam Grant and Jen Sincero in a 45 speaker online summit reaching over 7,000 people. For the past 10 years, she founded and scaled two businesses in tandem: a networking events company serving 30,000+ people and a payment processing company spanning 38 states. A prolific writer and interviewer, Darrah's thought leadership articles on lifestyle design have been read by over 1 million people across Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Thrive Global.  Her motivating motto "build a life of your own design, a career to fund it, and a network to support it" has inspired thousands to reach higher and dream bigger. She was even named “#1 to follow” by BossBabe Magazine. Most recently, Darrah launched the video series “Diving Deep With Deepak & Darrah” to make deep topics relatable and translatable into your life. 

Follow us on Insta! @pinkamongmen

Jul 08 2019

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Rank #12: CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF with Comedian, Ryan Donahue!

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You ready folks? This week's guest is.....RYAN DONAHUE!!; A brilliantly funny and smart comedian and writer. Ryan came on the podcast with an open mind and gave us a good reminder to check in with ourselves and ask; "what are we on a mission to do here at Pink Among Men?"  (He has advice on how you can apply that to what you are working on too). He also provides some insight about the business of comedy and the persistence of one's own art. With dozens upon dozens of stage experiences, some late night credits and a bi-weekly show that he hosts every other Tuesday @ 8PM @ Secret Loft NYC, Ryan Donahue is a unique voice and talent that will not only make you laugh, but think as well. 

Follow Ryan on Instagram at @ryandonahuman and stay up on his show at Secret Loft by following @wildthingssl 

As always, show your support for @pinkamongmen! Follow us on Insta, Twitter - and give us a rate and review! Besos!

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #13: THE MORNING SHOW with Aliethea D'Angelo

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IT'S GOLDEN GLOBES NIGHT! And we are dropping a special episode where we talk all things THE MORNING SHOW. Amy dials up one of her best confidants on the West Coast to dissect and discuss a show that intersects so many themes of what we've been talking about on Pink Among Men. THE MORNING SHOW is up for Best Drama Series and its two leads, Jen and Reese, are nominated as well. Listen in and let us know your thoughts!

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Show your love and rate and review us! xoxo

Jan 05 2020

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Rank #14: ABOUT A DONKEY AND TARGETING YOUR FILM FESTS with CongestedCat's Christina Raia and Kelsey Rauber!

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ABOUT A DONKEY is the latest feature from the powerhouse duo of Christina Raia and Kelsey Rauber, long time friends, collaborators and co-owners of CongestedCat Productions. We talk about both their artistic processes, Christina's insanely organized color-coated calendar, as well as their new film and how they strategically brought it to audiences through a successful (and targeted) film festival run.

ABOUT, ABOUT A DONKEY:

About a Donkey follows the Owens family: Ann & Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, and Annie (and her husband Paul), and matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters' lives are shaken up and pushed forward.

ABOUT CONGESTED CAT:

CongestedCat Productions is an award winning narrative production company that is very active in the New York independent film scene. Our monthly screening series IndieWorks, now in its seventh year, has screened over 250 local filmmakers. Founder Christina Raia’s motivation was to create a sense of community amongst local filmmakers where they could make connections and find collaborators, which is why the screenings remain free to attend.

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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #15: EP. 34: WOMEN OF SUSTAINABILITY: LIVARI co-Founders, Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Alysia Reiner and Claudine DeSola

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HAPPY EARTH DAY TODAY & ALWAYS! Meet the women celebrating our earth every day: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Alysia Reiner and Claudine DeSola. Separately these women are wave and changemakers in their own right; respectively a fashion designer/activist; actress/producer/activist; and stylist/publicist/marketer/activist; but together, they are using the art of fashion as a medium of activism and hope through their zero waste womenswear label made ethically in New York, LIVARI.

Follow these women: @tabithastb @alysiareiner and @caravangirlnyc 

Follow LIVARI: @livariclothing

Apr 22 2020

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Rank #16: Calling Women Who WERK with the founders of WOMEN'S WEEKEND FILM CHALLENGE

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Here is a special summer snack episode featuring the founders of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge. Katrina and Tracey are storytellers, filmmakers, producers; one is an actress, the other a writer; they are pioneers and co-founders of the WOMEN's WEEKEND FILM CHALLENGE, a unique weekend long opportunity to connect with other women in film production to create, form relationships and WERK! Want to know more about how to apply? LISTEN NOW.

Follow Women's Weekend Film Challenge at @womensweekendfilmchallenge and to be apart of the weekend apply here!

Aug 08 2018

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Rank #17: EP: 29: LIVIN' IN A CULTURE OF YES with Chanel Ali

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Chanel Ali, comedian, writer and actress is living in a culture of yes and you should join her. Chanel, a Philly native, NYC dwellin' burst of good vibes, chats with us about what qualities she noticed she had that gave her the confidence to pursue comedy full time, as well as how to deal with internet trolls and, even better, her advice for staying the course, even though society may not have wanted you to.

NOTICE: This episode was recorded before the pandemic was declared; before many cases were announced in NYC even. We hope this episode ,with the very hilarious Chanel Ali, takes your mind off of COVID talk but, please know we are deeply concerned for all's safety + health.

Follow Chanel on Instagram: @chanel__ali for her upcoming shows, and when her album drops! 

Rate and Review us whereever you get your podcasts. Wishing you much health.

Mar 18 2020

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Rank #18: LIVE!: The Wrong Kind of Women with Naomi McDougall Jones

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OUR FIRST EVER LIVE! EPISODE! We are thrilled to present our first ever LIVE! Recording: EPISODE 28: THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN with multi-multi-hyphenate, filmmaker, actress, activist and, now, author, Naomi McDougall Jones! Off the heels of her TEDTalk, "What Its Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood," McDougall Jones pens the book: THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood; a somewhat memoir, and a somewhat guide to how we achieve equality. 

Recorded LIVE at Gotham Podcast Studio on February 29, 2020.

Follow Naomi @naomij

PURCHASE THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN here.

Love what you hear? RATE & REVIEW @pinkamongmen wherever you get your podcasts!

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #19: ATTN: YOUR CAREER IS A START-UP with Misha Calvert

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In this episode, I am awe-spired by my guest. She is an actress, writer, director and an emerging show runner, who is currently disrupting the TV festival scene with not one, not two, but THREE series. And a fourth one is on its way. Get to know MISHA CALVERT, my new role model, whose unwavering confidence and thoughtfulness on how she approaches her work will leave you reflecting on yours. Misha uses comedy to broach larger social conversations. Check out her work TEXTUAL INTERCOURSE (fka TINDER IS THE NIGHT), STRUT and STEP INTO MY OFFICE (coming soon). Misha will also next been seen pitching a new dramatic series at SeriesFest.

For more on Misha visit: https://www.mishacalvert.com/

And follow her on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mishacalvert/

TEXTUAL INTERCOURSE trailer: https://vimeo.com/222606156

STRUT trailer: https://vimeo.com/239655600

Jun 20 2018

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Rank #20: Empowering Asexuals and Women in Film with Marzy Hart

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We are in an uproar of female sexual empowerment, as we should be, but the asexuals are forgotten. Enter to center stage, actress, writer and producer MARZY HART (@marzapproved), who recently (and successfully) crowdfunded her genre-bending short film 2 WEEKS. (2weeksmovie.com). Tanya (played by Marzy) struggles to find balance between honoring her sexuality and the commitment she made when she fell in love with her partner while pursuing an industry that perpetuates a woman's worth on sex appeal.

Marzy sits with Amy to discuss her recent successes; a feature film, several web-series and in addition her relationship with alcohol and grieving death. 

Marzy is Russian-born, New York raised and a f*cking powerhouse. Be sure to follow her and SHARE THIS EPISODE the world needs her voice.

Jun 04 2018

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EP. 51: (DON'T) MISS THE SHOW with musician, Mariami!

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MARIAMI IS KNOWN FOR HER TIMELESS, NOSTALGIC SOUL SOUND. HER MUSICAL ROOTS IN TRADITIONAL GEORGIAN CHURCH MUSIC LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR HER PROGRESSIVE SONGWRITER TOOL KIT. SHE PAINTS WITH A KALEIDOSCOPIC PALETTE IN THIS WAY, BLENDING INDO-EUROPEAN MELODY + SOUL. FROM THIS SHE HAS BUILT HER INDO-POP SOUND. TAKING HER MUSICAL CAREER FROM HER HOME COUNTRY OF GEORGIA TO NEW YORK, SHE ULTIMATELY LANDED IN LA WHERE SHE IS REALIZING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF HER PERSONAL STYLE.

In this episode we chat with Mariami about turning heartbreak into inspiration and purpose; following your instincts and what is it is like for a woman navigating the music scene independently. Mariami's new single MISS THE SHOW released earlier this week and is available on her Soundcloud for you to groove to.

FOR MORE:

https://www.mariamisound.com/

Follow Mariami on Instagram: @officialmariami

Sep 30 2020

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EP. 50: LONELY HEARTS CALL with filmmaker Dennis Cahlo

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EPISODE 50 COMIN' IN HOT.

We sit down with a dude on episode 50! Dennis Cahlo is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, podcaster, and musician from Brooklyn, New York. In the last 5 years he has made 3 self produced short films The Weekend, Death (And Disco Fries), and Lonely Hearts and his first award winning feature documentary In Flowers Through Space in collaboration with E Scott Lindner. Dennis's film's have been credited as being "Very New York" and it's his goal to always make the city he lives in a part of his films. His lifelong dream is to own a greyhound named Chicken and a french bulldog named Waffles. 

We chat with Dennis about his latest short LONELY HEARTS, which he collaborated with his partner and star, Bethany Watson, on as well as FLOWERS THROUGH SPACE, his feature documentary both of which are on the festival circuit this year. We also chat about his relationships, both working and personal, with women and how as a man he can be an ally to women. This conversation gets into the tough stuff that we need to be discussing with one another right now - and we are here for it! 

Follow Dennis on Instagram: @denniscahlo

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Stay up to date with all the podcasts on the Paperhouse Network: @paperhousenetwork.

Sep 23 2020

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THE SURROGATE, A MORAL DILEMMA PART II: with stars Jasmine Batchelor and Brooke Bloom

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This week we continue our conversation about the moral dilemma, THE SURROGATE (2020 SXSW Official Selection). J

Jessica (Jasmine Batchelor) a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, "Looking") and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

We are joined this week for PART II with the cast behind this moral drama that brings up conversations surrounding race, sexuality, class and activism while taking a glimpse into the down syndrome community. 

In this first part, writer/director, Jeremey Hersh, introduces us to Brooke Bloom:

Theatre credits: Cloud Nine at Atlantic Theatre Company (2016 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), You Got Older with Page 73 (Obie Award Winner & 2015 Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Play)...I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetrees at the Abron Arts Center, Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre, Lungs at the Studio Theatre in D.C. and Barrington Stage, Becky Shaw at the Wilma, The Grown-Up at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Marie Antoinette at ART, as well as A Feminine Ending, Completeness and Hamlet all at South Coast Rep. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Ceremony, He’s Just Not That Into You, Gabbi on the Roof in July, Swim Little Fish Swim (SXSW 2013) and She's Lost Control (Berlinale 2014). Television: Series Regular roles on Netflix's "Gypsy" and "Amazon's Alpha House," guest appearances on the USA series "Falling Water," "Louie," "The New Normal," "Person of Interest," "Law & Order: SVU," "The Good Wife," a recurring role on "CSI: Miami" and various pilots for NBC. The recipient of the 2012 Barrymore and 2013 IRNE awards for Best Actress, Brooke also received a 2013 Elliot Norton nomination.

And, finally, the star of THE SURROGATE Jasmine Batchelor sits with us to discuss filling the shoes of Jessica and what life has been like for her after her first big film role:

Jasmine Batchelor currently stars as Jess in THE SURROGATE, a feature film written and directed by Jeremy Hersh. She is an actor, writer, producer, and teaching artist residing in New York City, and an alumnus of The Juilliard School. She has been seen on stage at The Public Theater, Playwrights Realm, Manhattan Theatre Club, Two River Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. She is a major Lorraine Hansberry fan.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Jeremy Hersh is a New York-based filmmaker whose first feature, The Surrogate, was an Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. His 2015 short, Actresses, screened at Sundance, SXSW, BAMCinemafest and the New Orleans Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best narrative short. Jeremy’s undergraduate thesis short, Natives, premiered at SXSW in 2013.

THE SURROGATE is available on VOD.

Rate and Review Pink Among Men wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Insta @pinkamongmen.

Sep 17 2020

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THE SURROGATE: A Moral Dilemma Part I: with cinematographer Mia Cioffi Henry, introduction with Jeremy Hersh

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In THE SURROGATE (2020 SXSW Official Selection),Jessica (Jasmine Batchelor) a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, "Looking") and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test.

We are joined this week for the start of a two part discussion with the cast and crew behind this moral drama that brings up conversations surrounding race, sexuality, class and activism while taking a glimpse into the down syndrome community. 

In this first part, writer/director, Jeremey Hersh, introduces us to cinematographer, Mia Cioffi Henry.

Mia Cioffi Henry is an award winning American cinematographer who lives and works between New York City and Pescara, Italy. She travels all over the world to shoot feature films, commercials and music videos which have premiered in major film festivals such as Sundance and Berlinale. With a background in dance and still photography, Ms. Cioffi Henry is inspired by Sirkian Melodrama, the world of William Eggleston and fantastical light in everyday life. Ms. Cioffi Henry received her MFA in Cinematography at NYU Tisch's Graduate Film program where she is now a current faculty member.

Jeremy Hersh is a New York-based filmmaker whose first feature, The Surrogate, was an Official Selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. His 2015 short, Actresses, screened at Sundance, SXSW, BAMCinemafest and the New Orleans Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best narrative short. Jeremy’s undergraduate thesis short, Natives, premiered at SXSW in 2013.

THE SURROGATE is available on VOD September 1st.

Rate and Review Pink Among Men wherever you get your podcasts. Follow us on Insta @pinkamongmen.

Aug 27 2020

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EP. 47: LOVING YOUR WEIRD SELF with Dear Young Rocker creator, Chelsea Ursin

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DEAR YOUNG ROCKER IS AN AUDIO MEMOIR ABOUT GROWING UP A LONER AND FINDING A HOME IN MUSIC.

Created and narrated by Chelsea Ursin, Dear Young Rocker, is a podcast that profiles a young teen seeking relief from the anxiety, body issues, and pent up aggression of adolescence and a way to connect to others through rock music. details the trials of being the only girl rock musician in her conservative hometown and sheds light on the un-talked about issue of aggression in girls and the importance of providing outlets. It’s also a series of letters about everything we wish we could tell our young selves.

The podcast was born from an idea many of us share – a desire to go back and tell your younger self a lot of things. Chelsea wanted to talk to not only her kid self but every kid out there who wants to be invisible, who feels strange in their growing body, who might imagine everyone hates them or that they hate everyone else and feel like no one on earth would ever get it.

Chelsea chats with us about how the podcast pivoted from a traditional book memoir into an audio storytelling piece; what the feedback has been and her relationship to music and what she's noticed about herself since embarking on this cathartic journey. We even dive into a quick behind-the-scenes sneak peak at Season 2 which drops on August 26th from iHeartMedia and Double Elvis Productions.

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This episode features the song, "DOOMED" by Chelsea Ursin on behalf of BANANA, her rad band.

Aug 12 2020

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EP. 46: BLACK PEOPLE ARE STILL BEING HUNG FROM TREES IN AMERICA with doc filmmaker and entrepreneur, Brittany Gooden

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NEW EPISODE COME UP. Get ya tea, pens and thinking caps ready. This is a movement - not a moment. 

Brittany Gooden, recently featured in a Pink Among Men women crushing it segment, where we promoted her fundraising campaign for STRANGE BIRD, a documentary seeking #JusticeforIzellParrott, is back this week and this time we are talking with her directly!

Ernest Media CEO Brittany Gooden is a filmmaker with  8+ years working in TV, media and advertising. For her directorial debut, she is raising a fund to continue shooting and pursuing experienced production partners to develop Strange Bird as as a series examining Izell Parrott’s death. The series will dive into the various elements surrounding Izzy’s death: physical evidence, circumstantial evidence, potential suspects and key players from the sheriff’s office, local news publications, Glens Fall, NY residents and Izzy’s family. 

She is the niece of Izell and grew up in Glens Falls, New York, where she has worked independently over two years to capture footage and interviews with Izzy’s family and key members of the community.

From Brittany: "Strange Bird is personal. It is a story about America. It is a story about family. It is a story about truth. As an emerging filmmaker, I could not be more eager for this story to be my directorial debut. More than just an opportunity to serve my passion to make a documentary film, this is truly an opportunity to shed light and find answers about the tragic death of my uncle, Izell “Izzy” Parrott."

Brittany chats with us about how she's balancing the brevity of emotions that come with undertaking a film like this, and what the response has been since releasing the trailer. It is a motivational and insightful hour.

For more on Strange Bird visit: https://www.strange-bird.com/ and join Brittany on Instagram at @brittany_gooden

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And it is #WCW - Women Crushing It time! 

This week we salute and honor MOLLY FREDENBURG!!

Molly is a makeup and visual artist, most recently featured by the Washington Post for her unique concept of creating fluid, abstract paintings out of recycled expired makeup. She also partners with brands as a creative consultant promoting initiatives on innovative ways to create with their products while reducing waste in the beauty industry. Molly's clientele includes Loreal, Nike and Em Cosmetics, and has been featured by Allure and Real Simple magazine. Additionally, Molly is a philanthropist co-founder of the nonprofit Me Us We with her brother, with the goal to raise awareness in unique ways you can support at-risk foster youth. Molly's motto is to "create over consume"  and believes we all possess unique skills and gifts that we can utilize to thrive and give back  in our own individual way. Learn more by visiting https://meuswe.org/  and following @meuswemovement  For every 50 donations to their fundraiser with Together We Rise of  $25 and over Me Us We will be doing a raffle give away of a selection Molly's makeup paintings.

Aug 06 2020

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BEFORE HE KNEW with artist, filmmaker and DJ, Hans Augustave

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This week on Pink Among Men we are pivoting our conversation, slightly, and are joined by our wonderful friend and fellow filmmaker, Hans Augustave. Hans recently released a short visual poem titled Before I Knew, which is a visceral poem on a young Black man's journey of developing in a white world. In this episode, Hans chats with us about micro-aggressions, how he left the pre-med world to pursue his art as well as what it means to be sober curious.   Hans Augustave is an up and coming filmmaker who isn’t a stranger to the art of storytelling. His journey has taken him from the art of spoken word, to the stage with his one-man show The Lost and Found and now to the screen with his latest project Before I Knew; a visual poem depicting the subtle and not so subtle ways Black men come to the realization that they are seen as less than Human. Hans is also co-producer on a documentary feature film The Forgotten Occupation  which examines the United States’ occupation of Haiti from 1915-1934 and its negative impacts on Haiti’s current politics. The documentary is told through the lens of Haitian-American director Alain Martin, and his complex relationship with his grandfather, a man who lived through the occupation but only spoke fondly of the country that fueled their motherland’s downfall.    Hans bit his teeth as a digital video producer for BLUR a startup with an in-house production team. There he directed, shot, and edit dozens of ads for the digital space. He then moved to to the independent film world where he currently works an an Assistant Director.    As DJ Hanzi, Hans is the founder of the popular and growing sober-curious dance party, Reprieve. It’s a pop-up Brooklyn party where people leave their souls on the dance floor instead of their puke! It’s part Funk, part House, part Pride, very Black and ALL Love! It’s defying the misconception that no booze & no drugs = no fun. As a DJ for the past 8 years, and sober for the last 2, Hanzi not only brings his knowledge of all music to the party, but he features a different NYC DJ at each uniquely-themed Reprieve.  Hans' love for all Humans and for Life itself can be felt when he spreads it through his art, whether in his stories, on set, or while playing music.

Jul 29 2020

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EP. 44: In Conversation with EFFIE BROWN presented by Female Voices Rock

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We are back with another Female Voices Rock In Conversation presentation, this time with none other than Effie T. Brown! Host, Amy DePaola sat down with Effie during the Facebook LIVE! Virtual Filmmaking Summit hosted by Female Voices Rock!

Effie T. Brown is an award winning film, television, and digital producer known for her highly acclaimed, multi-platform repertoire as well as championing inclusion and diversity in Hollywood, both behind and in front of the camera.

Brown has produced several critically acclaimed films and award-winning projects including Real Women Have Curves (directed by Patricia Cardosa) Dear White People (2015 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay), HBO’s Project Greenlight (Executive Produced by Matt Damon & Ben Affleck), among several others. Brown also served as an executive producer on Lee Daniels’ STAR on FOX and Disney Channel’s Zombies. Prior to Gamechanger, Brown founded Duly Noted Inc., a company dedicated to ground-breaking narratives that use genre to challenge and advance our culture in a disruptive way. Brown’s dream is to change the world through film and TV – celebrating our differences while bringing us all closer together.

She is the CEO of Gamechanger Films, the first equity fund dedicated to financing feature films directed by women in order to address gender disparity in the film industry.

ALSO in this week's episode: Women Crushing It:

Kyara and Valeria Torres-Olivares are the co-founders of Code Equal, a non-profit with the mission to get underrepresented minorities in STEM, such as women and women of color, exposure to computer science, innovation, and entrepreneurship.    Code Equal provides free computer science classes, workshops, hackathons, mentors, and the tools self-identifying girls and underrepresented minorities need to enter CS fields with the confidence and knowledge to succeed.   Valeria Torres-Olivares is currently a rising Junior at Princeton University, studying Public Policy, International Relations, and Computer Science. She started her coding journey in High School and developed a passion for it and for empowering women to go into STEM through Kode With Klossy and Code Equal. Last summer she interned for Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman and this summer she will be interning at Microsoft, she hopes in the future to go into tech policy.    Kyara Torres-Olivares  is currently a rising Junior at Princeton High School. She started coding when she attended Kode With Klossy a couple summers ago and fell in love with it. She also loves to combine all of her passions like singing, sports, and doing volunteer work in her community.  

ABOUT FEMALE VOICES ROCK:

Female Voices Rock was founded in order to help promote, nurture and produce stories through the female perspective. They do so through their annual Film Festival as well as educational and networking opportunities.

Jul 22 2020

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EP. 43: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION with RAIN VALDEZ, actress, filmmaker and creator of RAZOR TONGUE

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Back from our isolated mini summer vacay and so excited for you to get to know this week's guest!

This week we are joined by, RAIN VALDEZ, an actress, an award winning filmmaker and an out and proud transgender woman. Rain is also the founder of ActNOW, the first and only acting class in Los Angeles prioritizing a safe space for LGBTQIA actors and teaches beyond the binary.

Rain got her start playing ‘Coco’ in season 2 of TV Land’s Lopez and doubling in Amazon's Transparent as Miss Van Nuys on screen and a producer behind the scenes. Valdez’s rom-com short Ryans, which she stars in, screened in over 15 film festivals worldwide after premiering at Outfest, winning the Jury Award for Best North American Short at the NCGLFF. Rain’s short film Hexed was nominated for Best Director, Best Comedy and Best Actress at the Madrid International Film Festival. Rain has been named one of Outfest LA's Next Generation of Filmmakers and is Inside Out Pitch Please! Contest 2019 winner.  She recently starred in a Paul Feig directed, half-hour comedy pilot for Freeform TV, guest stars in Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and can be seen in the CBS All Access new show Why Women Kill. Rain also appears in the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary, Disclosure, where she shares her story and joins us to talk about her latest series, which she wrote and stars in, Razor Tongue.

A 7-part web series Razor Tongue, had its international premiere in Toronto at InsideOut Film Festival, its US premiere in San Francisco at Frameline Film Festival of June 2019, as well as, premiering in LA at the Outfest Film Festival. All 7 episodes of Razor Tongue are now available for streaming and can be found here: https://www.noweverartists.com/razortongue.

The team behind Razor Tongue is currently promoting a For Your Consideration Emmy nomination campaign and we chat with Rain about doing that on an indie scale, her break into the industry, call out culture and more.

Also featured in this episode, this week's WCW - Women Crushing It is filmmaker, entrepreneur and Good Media founder, BRITTANY C. GOODEN!

Brittany C. Gooden is a multidisciplinary producer who has worked with premier clients in TV, media and advertising including Discovery, Spike, Bustle, Vox and Under Armor. Brittany also takes great pleasure in mentorship and cultivating safe spaces for young girls and women in creative fields.

We are honored to feature Brittany this week and her most recent endeavor, the documentary feature film STRANGE BIRD which is a personal story; one about justice; about family and about the truth. The film is currently raising funds to tell the story of Izell "Izzy" Parrott, Brittany's uncle, who was found hanging in from a thirty-foot tree in the woods of her hometown, Glen Falls, NY, after missing for fourteen months. The film will investigate the truth behind Izzy's death aimed at finding justice for Izzy and will do so by examining the complexities of his life.

At a time where we as a country are faced with addressing the racial injustices that exists prevalently amongst us, and advocating to hear stories for Black men, women and transpeople, we believe that this film is a super important discourse and for that we are matching the next $500 in donations towards the campaign for STRANGE BIRD. We hope you will join us.

Jul 15 2020

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EP. 42: A CONVERSATION WITH EMILY BEST, FOUNDER OF SEED&SPARK

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The producers behind the Female Voices Rock Film Festival bring you Female Voices The Virtual Filmmaking Summit and this podcast episode! This episode was a live-stream recording that took place in early May 2020, and is a conversation with Emily Best, founder and CEO of Seed&Spark moderated by Pink Among Men host, Amy DePaola.

Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed&Spark, a platform that bridges online and offline experiences to make entertainment more diverse, inclusive, connected and essential. Seed&Spark’s platform and national education program have helped thousands of bold storytellers raise millions to bring to life entirely new stories. 

An advocate for diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry, Best regularly speaks at conferences and events about leveraging entertainment to build equity and sustainability for everyone. 

In addition to her work at Seed&Spark, Best produces film, series, and VR that have premiered at Sundance, SXSW and other festivals. Best produced projects including “Like the Water,” a feature film starring Caitlin FitzGerald (“Masters of Sex,” “UnREAL”); “Fck Yes!,” a digital series about sexual consent which she also co-wrote and co-directed; Janicza Bravo’s virtual reality film “Hard World for Small Things” which premiered at Sundance; and James Kaelan’s “The Visitor,” which premiered at Slamdance and was featured at Tribeca.

Best was named a 2013 Indiewire Influencer, a 2014 New York Business Journal “Woman of Influence”, a 2015 Upstart 100 entrepreneur (Business Journals), received the Ivy Film Innovator Award in 2015 and in 2016, graduated from Techstars Boston, an elite accelerator program for the country’s top entrepreneurs. Best has raised millions of dollars in traditional funding, equity crowdfunding, and rewards-based crowdfunding and has personally participated in more than 300 crowdfunding campaigns.

ALSO in this episode our #WCW Women Crushing-It is a young woman from Newport Beach, CA, Chloe-Mei Espinosa!! Chloe is an 8th-grader and the founder of the Skip the Plastic Straw campaign, and she's ready to bring it to the next level.

Chloe started the Skip the Plastic Straw campaign in the sixth grade, from a passion project that my class participated in. For her project she chose to campaign against the use of single-use plastic straws, and she built a website in April 2018 to start.

From Chloe: "I know it may seem ridiculous to get rid of single-use plastic straws, but our oceans need our help NOW and nothing is impossible!"

Her first goal was to get 500 people to take the pledge and stop using single-use plastic straws. (She reached that goal in May 2018!) Now, she will take on other projects that can help spread the Skip the Plastic Straw message. Check out her blog to see what else she is working on!

All the research on this website was done by Chloe to further her mission, and you can help her by taking the pledge and by printing out the restaurant flyer (in Resources) to give to your favorite restaurants. Stop the use of single-use plastic straws. Let's save the ocean planet together! Click here to go to the Skip The Plastic Straw Website and join Chloe!

Jun 24 2020

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EP. 41: The Short History of the Long Road: Interview with the filmmakers: Ani Simon-Kennedy, Cailin Yatsko and Kishori Rajan

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For teenage Nola (Sabrina Carpenter), home is the open road. Her self-reliant father (Steven Ogg) is her anchor in a life of transience. The pair crisscross the United States in a lovingly refurbished RV, relishing their independence and making ends meet by doing odd jobs. A shocking rupture, though, casts Nola out on her own. She makes her way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in search of a mother she never knew. When her motorhome unexpectedly breaks down, she forges a bond with an auto body shop owner (Danny Trejo), and senses the possibility of mooring her ship in this storm.

On this episode, we are joined by writer/director Ani Kennedy-Simon, producer and DP, Cailin Yatsko and producer, Kishori Rajan to discuss the film's development from IFP Week to the Tribeca Film Festival, and now, to pivoting the launch of the film during times of quarantine. The film brings to light themes around consumption, spending and minimalism and is a beautiful portrait of a community that is growing in popularity here in the United States.

Also in this episode, #WCW - Women Crushing It Wednesday features Boston based Nicky Bandera!! Nicky is a restaurant, food & beverage professional, who at time with so much worry and stress wanted to give her service industry communities one less thing to worry about— dinner. She wanted to spread  a little bit of joy during a time that is not that joyful. So, she started cooking. Cooking the lasagna that she makes on Easter for her family— from scratch with homemade sauce. To date, her team of volunteers and her have made and delivered over 1,000 lasagna dinners to out of work Massachusetts and RI Waitstaff, bartenders, dishwashers, hosts, owners, undocumented workers, Djs and drag performer industry professionals.

For the last 13 weeks they have been focused on putting dinner on the table for the out of work MA Boston service industry, but this week they are shifting our focus. For the first time, the famous Project Paulie lasagna will be available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to The Loveland Foundation and Color of Change.

As always, rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts. And remember! This is not a moment. It is a movement. Black Lives Matter.

Jun 17 2020

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BLACK WOMEN THRIVING IN MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT with the ladies of the Sista Brunch Podcast: Ayna Adams, Fanshen Cox and Christabel Nsiah-Buadi

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Sista Brunch is a relaxed and fun interview-style podcast where Black women+ (cis-, transgender & non-binary) in the media reveal how they broke into—and now thrive in—one of the world’s toughest industries, with candor and humor.

The show is hosted by NAACP Award-winning director Anya Adams (Blackish, Fresh Off the Boat, G.L.O.W.) and Fanshen Cox, award-winning playwright, and co-author of the Inclusion Rider, made famous by Frances McDormand in 2018. Our guests are Black women+ working in all areas of entertainment. It’s a blend of the casual, contemporary nature of BuzzFeed’s Another Round with the in-depth interviews on NPR’s Fresh Air with industry leaders and trailblazers. 

Sista Brunch’s mission is to share first-person stories of Black women+ across media / entertainment—building community around what can be an isolating experience—and inspire young people to reach for their dream careers.

Hosts Anya Adams, Fanshen Cox and executive producer Christabel Nsiah-Buadi join us this week to talk about their own careers; how they got to thriving in media & entertainment. We also talk candidly about white fragility and the need for white people to educate themselves on systemic racism and be allies for Anti-Racism. 

Please know this episode was recorded on May 22, 2020, prior to the national and global Black Lives Matter protests, which we stand with. 

Included in this episode as well, audio excerpts from the Justice for George Queens march - hear directly from the young leaders and what actionable steps you can do to support legislation to keep police accountable and advocate for destructing the systems that support racism. 

Follow Sista Brunch: @sistabrunchpodcast 

Follow Justice for George Queens: @justiceforgeorgequeens

Educate yourself! Check our website for Anti-Racism resources and how you can become a better ally. 

Love to you all.

Jun 11 2020

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EP: 39: IN FRONT OF & BEHIND THE CAMERA with Lynn Chen

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Lynn Chen has a 3-decade career with credits in over 50 television shows (SHAMELESS, SILICON VALLEY), films (SAVING FACE, GO BACK TO CHINA) audio books (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and video games (CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III & IV). Now she adds filmmaker to her resume, with her directorial feature I WILL MAKE YOU MINE (SXSW 2020).  In this episode, we chat about the film as an adaptation from its predecessor's, in which she also starred in, how her career as a blogger led her to being a savvy producer and how she's seen a change in representation for Asian-American stories and characters, but there is still a lot of work to do. 

I WILL MAKE YOU MINE features Lynn Chen, Yea-Ming Chen, Ayako Fujitani and Goh Nakamura and is available for streaming on all major VOD platforms. For more information, extras, behind the scenes and director notes, please visit:

https://iwillmakeyoumine.com/

This week we are also #WCWing on Citibin founder, Liz Picarazzi, who is helping keep cities clean with Citibin. Liz is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership and the value of trade education! For more on Liz visit: www.citibin.com

May 27 2020

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EP. 38: IT'S WEIRD NOT TO BE WEIRD with Bethany Watson

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In a desperate attempt to escape her post-college soul-destroying banking job, Bethany submitted her headshot and acting resume to her local radio station in Minneapolis. Even though she lacked any radio experience whatsoever, Bethany's extensive training in improv helped her land the job and she ended up co-hosting their morning show for four years. Bethany then got the incredible opportunity to co-host the nationally syndicated Elvis Duran & the Morning Show, which she did until February 2018. Currently, Bethany can be seen in "Labeled" - a web series that she co-produced and stars in - about a fictional record label in NYC, as well as "Pet Peeved," the web series from Writers Guild Award Winner Daryn Strauss. She also stars in the upcoming horror/comedy short film "Lonely Hearts," which will screen as apart of the Art of Brooklyn film festival and she is the co-Host of the "An Acquired Taste" podcast. Bethany is an actress and producer; she's as weird as you are and quite lovely as well. In this episode, we learn about her career, how she embraces creativity with her significant other and we chat about a topic dear to her: mental health.

Follow Bethany on Instagram! @msbethanywatson.

Rate and Review us wherever you get your podcasts! We <3 you, we wanna know what you like and - maybe don't like!? Go easy, again, we <3 you.

May 20 2020

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EP. 37: Corona Chronicles: Creating in Quarantine with Eden Martinez

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We are talking about the elephant in the room! Coronavirus! Specifically the affect that quarantine has had on creative communities and who is shifting gears and creating from a social distance. This week we are joined by Eden Martinez, a Queer Puerto Rican-American filmmaker and creator who’s imaginative films use magical realism, metaphor and satire to explore social norms. Her films have screened and garnered awards at festivals around the country and she has over seven years' experience as a producer and director for independent films, web series, commercials and branded content, working with high profile clients such as Zeiss, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Cornell, Verizon, 92Y as well as A-list talent like Rosie Perez, John Cleese, Susan Sarandon, and Robert De Niro. Her short film Masterpiece is currently on the festival circuit. She is in development on multiple projects including the narrative feature Adela and the Wonder and is host of the podcast Corona Chronicles; which we discuss at length and use as the basis for the TOP 5 STAY AT HOME MADE creators and creative projects that you should check out!

Follow Eden on social media! @edenmart11

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May 13 2020

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EP. 36: GIRL PUNK with RazorBraids!

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Get to know Hollye, Janie, Jilly and Hannah BKA the women behind RAZOR BRAIDS, the all femme, melodic punk band who reminds you of the 60s', the 90s' and all the good times you had dreamin' about life from your bedroom and beyond. Their latest single NASHVILLE just released and we are previewing it in this episode for you! Hear about how they are handling quarantine, why they love music and what's in store for the future. 

Also, we are WCW on Isabella Olaguera, founder of Feed the Freelancers, and we are letting you know more about that and how to support this worthy cause. 

XOXO

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May 06 2020

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EP. 35: NEVER, RARELY, SOMETIMES, ALWAYS with writer/director Eliza Hittman

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Eliza Hittman is an award-winning filmmaker whose feature films, It Felt Like Love, Beach Rats, have debuted to critical acclaim and her latest is no different, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, a story about a pair of teenage girls from rural PA who travel to NYC to seek out medical help after an unintended pregnancy, won a Special Jury Award for Neo-Realism at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize from the 2020 Berlin Film Festival. Spoilers ahead! In this episode, Amy sits down with Eliza to chat about her creative process; the message of the film and, Eliza shares her advice for filmmakers.

Check out Never Rarely Sometimes Always on all VOD platforms today. Follow on IG @neverrarelyfilm and Eliza Hittman @hittman.

Rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts! <3

Apr 29 2020

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EP. 34: WOMEN OF SUSTAINABILITY: LIVARI co-Founders, Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Alysia Reiner and Claudine DeSola

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HAPPY EARTH DAY TODAY & ALWAYS! Meet the women celebrating our earth every day: Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Alysia Reiner and Claudine DeSola. Separately these women are wave and changemakers in their own right; respectively a fashion designer/activist; actress/producer/activist; and stylist/publicist/marketer/activist; but together, they are using the art of fashion as a medium of activism and hope through their zero waste womenswear label made ethically in New York, LIVARI.

Follow these women: @tabithastb @alysiareiner and @caravangirlnyc 

Follow LIVARI: @livariclothing

Apr 22 2020

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EP: 33 CHASING INFORMATION with storyteller, engineer and actress JENN HALWEIL

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Jenn Halweil is the definition of a modern day renaissance woman. Her work is the collision of science, technology and the arts, and she's closing the gap between all of them to enact radical change and growth in society. Jenn wears many hats and wears them well. She is the founder of #GoBeyondLabs; she's an actress; a filmmaker; an engineer and a pursuer of information. Jenn's latest doc-series FINANCIALLY NAKED has garnered over 1/2 a million views on Facebook and pulls apart the many socio-economic factors that affect one's financial health. There's a lot to unpack in this episode - you don't want to miss it.

Follow Jenn on IG: @jennandbeyond 

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Apr 15 2020

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EP. 32: TWO FEATURES, ONE YEAR featuring Brea Grant

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Brea Grant is an actor, writer and director. She also podcasts and writes comic books - yea, she's our new model of how to be awesome. You've seen her on shows such as Dexter, Heroes, Friday Night Lights and Eastsiders - which she is now also credited as writer and director on - and currently runs on Netflix.

In 2019, Brea filmed back to back (with a 3 week break in between) features that she wrote; she also starred in one, LUCKY, a SXSW Official Selection, and directed the other, 12 HOUR SHIFT, a TriBeCa Official Selection. Both fests were ultimately moved to digital as Covid-19 spread around the country. However, this achievement is still hella AMAZING, and although Brea and her teams were not able to screen their films the way they originally envisioned - these films are worth marking on your to-do-view list.

Follow Brea Grant on IG: @breagrant

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Apr 08 2020

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By lilThee - Nov 27 2019
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The diverse backgrounds of the guests on this podcast is amazing.

I love this podcast!!

By R*g* - Feb 13 2018
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This podcast is amazing, I feel super empowered after each episode. Amy and her guests remind us that we are all strong women and we can take on the world! I love it!