Episode Fifty-Five: Introducing the FM Mail Bag with a Filmmaker Q&A

October 11, 2010 by cindy  
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We’re excited to announce a new feature called the Film Method Mail Bag! You, the listener, now have the opportunity to get those pressing questions answered about making your own film. Join producers Jenna Edwards and Cooper Harris and Producer/Director/DP Ace Underhill as we kick off this new feature and answer some listener questions. To have your questions answered, email info@film-method.com or send your Tweet with #fmmailbag or #filmmethod.

Cooper Harris- Producer/Actor

A recent graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts, Cooper happily herself paying her bills acting and producing!  She recently starred in the SyFy Channel’s upcoming thriller, Meteor Apocalypse and just wrapped the title role in a rom-com opposite Josh Sussman (Glee) and Lochlyn Munro. Cooper was seen this summer as the new host for Red Bull, as well as in campaigns for DishNetwork, POM, Microsoft and the groundbreaking new LG campaign. Cooper produced and stars in DailyMotion’s first original comedy series, Squatters. She is also a writer/producer of award-winning transmedia commercial campaigns for companies such as Post It Notes, Kimberly Clark, and Krazy Glue. Upcoming, Cooper can be seen as the title character in the upcoming thriller, The Resurrection of Serious Rogers. www.CooperHarris.net

Ace Underhill- Director of Photography

Ace Underhill has worked in the film and television industry for over 13 years, blending extensive technical knowledge with an award-winning artistic edge.  He founded Brilliant Screen Studios, a full service film & television studio as well as a feature film production company.  He has served on the San Diego Filmmakers Board of Directors and was part of the Advisory Group to the San Diego Film Commission.  Brilliant Screen also supplies productions of all sizes with crew, consultation, and equipment. Brilliant Screen Studios

Jenna Edwards- Producer

Jenna Edwards began her film career in Minnesota where she was signed on as talent with Easter Hailey. Quickly after being signed Edwards was hired by the agency as a full time employee giving her a head-start on her Hollywood education. After two years of rising through the Minnesota film community Edwards made the move to Los Angeles.

Soon after Edwards moved to Los Angeles she was hired by Agent Jamie Ferrar. It was while Edwards was working for Ferrar that she developed an interest in the casting process, before long she had moved from talent agencies to working in casting with such industry leaders as Sally Steiner (Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Boy Meets World), Barbie Block (Jonas, Pepper Dennis) and Allison Jones (Super Bad, The Office). During this time Edwards was also able to gain valuable production experience working on shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Malcolm in the Middle, and working with studios like Disney, MTV, FOX and CBS.

After several years of successfully navigating her career through the Hollywood studio system Edwards made the leap to independent film with her first feature April Showers. After her success with April Showers Edwards formed Mattoid Entertainment with partners Jeremy McGovern and Andrew Robinson where they made, In the Darkness,  the first narrative feature to ever premiere on Hulu.com.  Most recently Edwards made her way back to Nebraska, where she shot April Showers, to team up with some new filmmakers on a comedy film called Trunk’d.

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Episode Forty-Seven Icons Panel #1

July 26, 2010 by cindy  
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The Icons event at Comic Con was full of wonder and surprises! We had a total of four panels on Saturday. Here is the recording from our first panel of the day with Cooper Harris, Brenden Bradley, Sean Becker, and Eric Loya. More to come!

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Cooper Harris- Producer/Actor

A proud graduate of the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts, Cooper recently starred in the SyFy Channel’s upcoming thriller, Meteor Apocalypse, as well as appearing in SyFy’s cult hit Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.  Cooper can be seen this summer as the new host for Red Bull, as well as in campaigns for DishNetwork, POM, Microsoft & LG. Cooper produced, and stars in, DailyMotion’s first original comedy series, Squatters. She is also a writer/producer of transmedia commercial campaigns for companies such as Post It Notes, Kimberly Clark, & Krazy Glue.  Upcoming, Cooper can be seen as the title character in both Amy Alyson Fans, and upcoming thriller, The Resurrection of Serious Rogers.

Brenden Bradley- Producer/Writer/Director/Actor

Born and raised in North Carolina, Brendan graduated with Honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. To further hone his skills, Brendan spent time in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). As a Producer, Brendan has enjoyed a decade of developing successful theater and transmedia content through his own established companies in New York and Los Angeles. He writes, directs and stars in Squatters which was picked up this year by DailyMotion as their first comedic original series.  Brendan has also developed and produced transmedia commercial campaigns for Post-It Notes, DentaBurst, Kimberly Clark and KABC’s Frosty, Heidi & Frank. Currently he is wrapping principal photography on the feature film Amy Alyson Fans, helping develop a new web series for Viacom and can be seen in the newest season of The Legend of Neil.

Sean Becker- Director/Editor

Sean Becker is an Emmy award-winning director as well as a Streamy Award-nominated director and editor. After graduating from San Jose State University in 2003, Sean directed video segments for a variety show which aired on the UPN network. This resulted in a regional Emmy award in 2005 for the short film Parallel/Parallel. In 2006, Sean co-founded Awkward Pictures along with producing/writing partner, Payman Benz. Together they created Comedy Gumbo for Sony Pictures’ online division, Crackle.com. Just recently, Sean completed production on season 3 of the popular Microsoft-Sponsored online series, The Guild, and is currently in production on a new sketch show entitled The Jeff Lewis 5-Minute Comedy Hour.

Eric Loya- Writer

Eric Loya is one of the very few native Southern Californians. He grew up in places that those not in the know have never heard of but have fun saying, like West Covina, La Verne and Rancho Cucamonga. He made the move to LA proper a few years back, and has since kept very busy. He’s appeared in many student films. The less said about those, the better. He’s also appeared on stage at Straitjacket Society, No Shame Theater, and ACME Comedy Theater. His writing has been featured in the Cricket Feet Showcase as well as, obviously, every episode of “Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy.” He is also one of the writer/performers of the web series, “The Best Friend.” He’s having a blast popping up all over the internet, as it’s the first step toward his ultimate goal of taking over the… pie. Uh, he meant to say “making pie” and nothing more.

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