In the SEASON 2 FINALE of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists I got to go down to my hometown film festival, the Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival in Florida to interview cult icon from the View Askewniverse -- Brian O'Halloran! Virginia talks to Brian about his theatrical roots, what it was like shooting Clerks (and how it felt to revisit the story with a cameo role in the biopic "Shooting Clerks"), and lays down some solid and honest advice to wannabe artists -- "don't be afraid of criticism." [Apologies for the slightly peaky audio] (Sponsors: West Michigan Film and Video Alliance & Meander Arts)
In the second to last episode of Season 2 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia invited Grand Rapids-based rapper and Hip Hop artist Lady Ace Boogie to her basement to perform an intimate set of songs off LAB's forthcoming album "Don't Box Me In." Filled with incredible live performances, poignant conversations about the state of independent music and the current super charged social atmosphere of America, and guest questions from the audience (A Super Hungry the Podcast first!!) -- this is one episode you won't want to miss. [And check out the YouTube video of the episode too!]
In episode 24 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia sits down with painter and musician Rick Beerhorst (@studiobeerhorst) and they talk about overcoming upbringings to find your truth, overcoming depression to find a new series of paintings, and overcoming financial setbacks with some amazingly practical advice for working artists.
In episode 23 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, Virginia went on the road to the Hall of Heroes Comic Con in Elkhart, Indiana to interview the Mads themselves, MST3K legends and movie riffing icons Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff!
Virginia and the boys talk about their standup comedy roots; what it's like riffing movies after all of these years with their live touring show, The Mads Are Back, as well as their own podcast, Movie Sign with The Mads; and Frank has some great advice for up-and-coming comics in today's new media landscape.
We've got movie sign! You don't wanna miss this!
In episode 22 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I got to have a chat with multi-platinum recording artist and pop music star Aaron Carter about his brand-new EP "Love."
We talk about what it was like for him to be a producer on every track, how his music and fandom has changed over the years, and he gives some incredible advice to artists still grinding waiting for their big break.
Be sure to check out "Love" on iTunes, and the singles "Fools Gold" and "Sooner or Later" -- both with videos now on Youtube!
In episode 21 of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I got to sit down with my old high school classmate and all around "good guy" Ser'darius Blain. One of the most genuine and talented actors of his generation, Ser'darius started acting as a kid, and soon enough, his passion led him to NYC to study his craft, and then to LA -- to take over Hollywood.
Since leaving our small hometown in Brevard County, FL, Ser'darius has gone on to acclaimed roles in "Footloose", "Star Trek: Into Darkness", "When the Game Stands Tall", "Camp X-Ray" with Kristen Stewart, and most recently he stars in the new "Jumanji" sequel opposite Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.
We reminisce on small town upbringings, Ser'darius drops some advice on how to stay hungry for your art -- even when you're waiting tables while simultaneously a TV series regular, and genuinely just enjoy each other's conversation in this high school reunion episode -- 12 years in the making.
In the 20th episode (!!) of Super Hungry: Conversations with Not-So Starving Artists, I sit down with venerable TV legend, Stan Zimmerman. Writer/Producer for The Golden Girls, Gilmore Girls (he wrote "Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!"), Roseanne, Something Wilder (with Gene Wilder!), A Very Brady Sequel, co-creator of Rita Rocks on Lifetime, and owner of one of the coolest Instagram feeds on my dashboard; Stan came to the studio to talk to me about life as a professional writer and producer. And now with two brand new shows for Tellofilms, "Secs & Execs" and "Skirtchasers", Stan is a positive reminder that working incredibly hard and treating people with respect will get you everywhere.
In episode 19 of Super Hungry the Podcast (S2 E6), Virginia sits down with Chris Henry, the host of Crew Call: The Below-the-Line Podcast. For fans of the Anonymous Production Assistant blog, Chris and Crew Call interview below the line members of production crews (including Virginia and her role as on set Production Coordinator). Virginia talks to Chris about making it work in the world of sound production and engineering, and Chris talks to Virginia about why she's leaving LA. They both talk about traffic a lot -- how very Californian.
Not your typical Super Hungry episode, enjoy this crossover, and don't forget to check out Crew Call on iTunes too!
In the 5th episode of season 2 of Super Hungry the Podcast, I sit down with the hilarious and inimitable Tom Wilson. We talk about his stand up comedy roots, working with Paul Feig and Steven Spielberg, and how he used to be Richard Pryor's doorman at The Comedy Store. Special thanks to Grand MacGuffin Studios for hosting us!
In this episode I chat with my friend and actor, Justin Dray, who is currently starring as "StarMan" on CMT's "Still the King" with Billy Ray Cyrus. Co-hosted by Morgan Rodner of The Grand MacGuffin Podcast, we talk to Justin about making your dreams happen outside of Hollywood and making them happen inside Hollywood -- even if that means working at Ralph's first.