The Ground Up Show

The Ground Up Show
Podcast by Matt D’Avella

111 - Fitness Advice to Live By
Jun 27, 2019 • 62 min
is a world record powerlifter & strength coach.
110 - Overcoming Anxiety
Jun 20, 2019 • 38 min
Caroline Zook & I talk about our experiences with anxiety. Caroline is the co-founder of . Support the show here:
109 - Overthinking Everything
Jun 14, 2019 • 41 min
Jack Conte is the CEO of .
108 - A Minimalist Approach to Business
Jun 6, 2019 • 17 min
Paul Jarvis shares why you might want to rethink growth as the status quo, how social media has changed the way we think about success & the three questions you should ask yourself before working towards any goal. Find Paul here: Get the…
107 - The Morning Routine
May 23, 2019 • 60 min
Josh Janssen from joins me to discuss waking up early, morning routines & why we care how others start their day. Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: . Get additional videos every month & support…
106 - Master Personal Finance
May 16, 2019 • 36 min
Ramit Sethi, New York Times bestselling author of , comes by to discuss how to earn more money, create healthy spending habits & change the way we’ve been thinking about money for our entire lives. Get short weekly emails from me on…
105 - Does meditation really work?
May 9, 2019 • 57 min
Tommy Jackett from joins me to discuss our experience meditating for the past month. Did we reach enlightenment? Find out! Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: . Get additional videos every month &…
104 - Quitting Social Media
May 2, 2019 • 68 min
Sorelle Amore is a & . On this episode we talk about quitting social media & why you might want to try it for 30 days. xx Get short weekly emails from me on minimalism, habits & productivity: . Get additional videos every month &…
103 - The Loneliness Epidemic
Apr 25, 2019 • 20 min
Johann Hari, author of the NY Times Bestseller , set out across the world to speak with leading experts on depression, anxiety & loneliness to discover what has caused our epidemic of loneliness. And more importantly how to solve it. To get the…
102 - Becoming an Essentialist
Apr 18, 2019 • 29 min
Greg McKeown is the author of the NY Times Bestselling book . This is my edited conversation with Greg about his Essentialist philosophy, the myth of success and why small consistent steps far outweigh the alternative. You can get the full 1 hour…
101 - GaryVee on Minimalism, Hustle & Finding Meaning
Mar 15, 2019 • 32 min
a 5x New York Times bestselling author, angel investor, chairman of VaynerX & CEO of VaynerMedia. Watch this interview at . Learn about my process & how I make films in exclusive videos at . I release new videos every month including an…
100 - Getting Started
Feb 27, 2019 • 79 min
We made it to episode 100! I take questions & comments from listeners to celebrate. Enjoy.
099 - When to Quit & When to Stick
Feb 20, 2019 • 74 min
is a breath-work teacher & author of The Bright Side of a Broken Heart. You can find more about her work at or check out her YouTube channel at the link above. You can find her work at . Support this podcast a & get access…
098 - The Business of Coffee
Feb 13, 2019 • 73 min
Chris Baca is a three time US Barista Championship finalist, YouTuber, and cofounder of Cat and Cloud Coffee. In this episode we talk about how he got into the coffee business, the importance of authenticity, and how his employees’ well being drives…
097 - Setting Life Priorities
Feb 6, 2019 • 64 min
Jason Zook is a an entrepreneur who runs an online community called Wandering Aimfully for creative entrepreneurs who are also interested in earning a sustainable income and crafting an authentic, fulfilling life. In this episode we talk about getting…
096 - What do you have to lose?
Jan 30, 2019 • 64 min
Bret Iwan is the voice of Mickey Mouse. In this episode we talk about creative fulfillment, finding balance, and the crazy story of how he landed the gig of one of the most recognizable voices in entertainment. Find Bret here: Support this podcast…
095 - Reframing Failure
Jan 23, 2019 • 61 min
Caroline Zook is an artist and creative entrepreneur. In this episode we talk about getting swept up in the rat race, the importance of authenticity, and how to change the way you think about failure. Caroline’s membership community: Support this…
094 - Success Doesn’t Equal Happiness
Jan 16, 2019 • 68 min
Alex Banayan is an entrepreneur and author of the book, The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched their Careers. In this episode we talk about overcoming fear, the dangers of being overly persistent,…
093 - Men’s Mental Health
Jan 9, 2019 • 67 min
Dan Doty: Evryman: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
092 - Slow Fashion
Jan 2, 2019 • 63 min
Dani Nagel: Dazey: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
091 - Productivity
Dec 26, 2018 • 65 min
Thomas Frank: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
It’s time to slow down.
Dec 12, 2018 • 6 min
I’m taking next week off. See you all in a few. If you want to support this podcast, get exclusive videos & podcast episodes go here: Thanks for listening!
090 - Keeping Fitness Simple
Dec 5, 2018 • 63 min
FitMenCook: Get Kevin’s new book: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
089 - The Impostor Syndrome
Nov 28, 2018 • 65 min
Josh & Tommy’s Podcast: Josh & Tommy’s Company: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
088 - Things Worth Sacrificing
Nov 21, 2018 • 69 min
is an experimental photographer, filmmaker & fabricator that makes creative camera rigs for his projects like a slider that moves 24mph in a split second. Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
087 - The Fearless Creative
Nov 14, 2018 • 72 min
Find Puno here: and on Instagram: Support this podcast & get exclusive videos at .
086 - The Pressure to Keep Up
Nov 7, 2018 • 68 min
a 4x grammy nominated, award-winning, multi-platinum record producer. He’s worked with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z & Lil Wayne. Support this podcast & get exclusive videos on lifestyle design, creativity, filmmaking and business:
085 - The Power of Making Decisions
Oct 31, 2018 • 85 min
is a Los Angeles based commercial director that’s worked with Miley Cyrus, Pink & Katy Perry. Support this podcast & get exclusive videos on lifestyle design, creativity, filmmaking and business:
084 - Facing Resistance
Oct 24, 2018 • 63 min
is a documentary filmmaker that focuses on telling stories about powerful women. Her Netflix documentary Losing Sight of Shore follows four women as they row across the Pacific Ocean unassisted from America to Australia. Support this podcast & get…
083 - Tiny Changes with Big Results
Oct 17, 2018 • 83 min
is the author of the book . His work combines a range of disciplines including biology, neuroscience, psychology & philosophy. Support this podcast & get exclusive videos on lifestyle design, creativity, filmmaking and business:
082 - The Art of Detachment
Oct 10, 2018 • 73 min
is a talented musician, singer & songwriter. She’s topped the charts with her rock band TAT & has produced music for television & film. Support this podcast & get exclusive videos on lifestyle design, creativity, filmmaking and…
081 - Prepare for the Worst
Oct 3, 2018 • 78 min
is a director of photography & owner of Book Light Creative. He’s back on the show to help me answer listener questions about money, filmmaking & freelancing. Contribute & get exclusive content at .
080 - The Minimal Van Life
Sep 26, 2018 • 77 min
Aubry & Christian live in a van. The two, known as Minimal Millennials online, about their van life journey. . Contribute $3 an ep to get exclusive vlogs & ama’s.
079 - Death to the Status Quo
Sep 19, 2018 • 78 min
is the founder of , a membership community that delivers personal, curated non-stock photos & video. On the podcast we talk about building your audience slow & with integrity, I try to convince David that he’s a minimalist, & how…
078 - Become Indispensable
Sep 12, 2018 • 63 min
is a filmmaker & YouTuber. We talk about how he’s been able to keep the momentum going, whether you should seek passion or stability, and he offers advice for those who are looking to land their first gig and become indispensable. Contribute…
077 - Get Past Roadblocks
Sep 5, 2018 • 61 min
is a filmmaker passionate about encouraging the doers of the world. On the podcast we talk about how to overcome roadblocks, when to say yes & why there is no such thing as a small creator. Contribute & get exclusive content at .
076 - Letting Go of Stuff
Aug 29, 2018 • 66 min
is a comedian and host of The Todd Glass Show. His latest comedy special Act Happy is available on Netflix. On this episode we talk about Todd’s journey to letting go of stuff, the mantra’s that help guide his minimalist philosophy, and what…
075 - It Doesn’t Hurt to Ask
Aug 27, 2018 • 68 min
Sterling Grinnell is a filmmaker & photographer based in Denver, Colorado. You can or . This podcast is made possible by Patreon subscribers. Get my exclusive AMA podcast & vlog at .
074 - How Much is Enough?
Aug 22, 2018 • 119 min
Jason Zook is an entrepreneur & author. Along with his wife he co-founded , an online community for creative entrepreneurs who are equally interested in earning a sustainable income and crafting an authentic, fulfilling life. Contribute &…
073 - Dreams Don’t Come True, Decisions Do
Aug 15, 2018 • 81 min
is a podcaster, blogger & Education Director at , an apprenticeship program designed to give an alternative to college. On the podcast we discuss… 1. The true cost of not following your passion. 2. Why you should plan for the worst day of your…
072 - Taking Minimalism Too Far
Aug 8, 2018 • 83 min
makes videos about minimalism, tech & travel . On this episode we talk about when minimalism goes too far, how to avoid click-bate and sensational content, being original & how to simplify the role of social media in your life.
071 - Opening up to Possibility
Aug 1, 2018 • 62 min
Brandin LaShea is a chef, business owner & host of an online show called POTPIE, a series where she cooks cannabis infused foods for her friends. We talk about marijuana and its many myths, the history of hip hop and how it’s changed, as well as…
070 - Living with a Sense of Urgency
Jul 25, 2018 • 65 min
is a professional football player turned entrepreneur, podcaster & author. On this episode of The Ground Up Show we discuss… Why people need to live with a sense of urgency. Getting clear on your vision & the questions you should be asking…
069 - The Power of Constraints
Jul 18, 2018 • 74 min
Daniel & Rachel from Mango Street create YouTube videos & tutorials without the bullshit for over 670k subscribers. On this episode we cover… Why constraints will help you become a more efficient creator and help you develop your visual…
068 - Investing in Yourself
Jul 11, 2018 • 96 min
is a Filmmaker & YouTuber that shows his audience how to make better videos. Transparency (especially when creating & making money online). Why it might be a good idea to invest money in yourself when you barely have any. How Caleb left his…
067 - Declutter Your Way to Clarity
Jul 4, 2018 • 68 min
(also known as Lavendaire) is a YouTuber, Lifestyle Blogger & Artist. This week we discuss… Minimalism & how it might apply to your life. Building a brand & business outside of YouTube. And how to organize your weeks to be more…
066 - A Guide to Getting Unstuck
Jun 27, 2018 • 88 min
is a fitness expert & author that advocates a simple approach to well-being. On this episode we cover… Breakdown what it takes to make lasting changes in your life. How a degree isn’t necessary if you have experience & connections….
065 - Thinking on Your Feet
Jun 20, 2018 • 79 min
Blake Wexler is a comedian & writer. His latest album with Todd Glass called “12 Years of Voicemails from Todd Glass to Blake Wexler” peaked at #1 on iTunes. I’ll let you guess what the album is about. On this episode we cover… …
064 - Turn Down the Noise
Jun 13, 2018 • 70 min
Terrence Cunningham is a singer, musician & author. He recently appeared on NBC’s The Voice where his first audition astounded the judges. We talk about how to turn down the noise, creating a life-long career as an artist & how to be a…
063 - The Myth of Success
Jun 6, 2018 • 83 min
is an author, blogger & coach. On this episode of The Ground Up Show we discuss everything that’s wrong with our view of success, what stops people from starting & how to finish your next project. New podcast every Wednesday! YouTube: …
062 - The Process
May 30, 2018 • 126 min
are filmmakers & content creators that have a YouTube channel called Colin & Samir. On this episode we talk about how to deal with pressure, maintaining ownership & productivity vs business. Enjoy! New podcast every Wednesday!…
061 - Simple Advice
May 28, 2018 • 62 min
I’m answering your questions about minimalism, productivity, comparing yourself to others, knowing when to take the leap & lots more. This is the 4th AMA. Enjoy! New podcast every Wednesday! (And now sometimes Monday). Subscribe: …
060 - Searching for Meaning
May 23, 2018 • 82 min
is a photographer & video creator for Gary Vee. On this episode we talk about how to simplify your content strategy, how he turned an Uber ride into his dream job, life & death experiences, magic tricks & a lot more. New podcast every…
059 - Take Action
May 16, 2018 • 80 min
Adam Sjoberg is a documentary & commercial filmmaker that’s traveled to over 60 countries working on both independent & full scale productions. His first doc Shake the Dust, executive produced by NAS, chronicles the influence of breakdancing…
058 - Storytelling
May 9, 2018 • 79 min
Joe Beshenkovsky is the Emmy award-winning editor behind This American Life. His film’s include Objectified, Cobain: Montage of Heck & Judd Apatow’s The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling. On this episode we go deep into what it takes to tell a…
057 - The Grind
May 2, 2018 • 94 min
Dan Prakopcyk is a LA photographer that’s worked with G-Eazy, toured with John Mayer and his work has been featured in Complex, Rolling Stone & Spin. We talk about how he worked his was up as PA struggling in NYC to landing his first gigs and…
056 - Side Hustle
Apr 25, 2018 • 83 min
Sierra Katow is a comedian & writer living in Los Angeles. We discuss what it takes to make it as a working comic today, her side hustle as a full stack developer, and doing the work up front so you’re ready the moment things take off. More from…
055 - Minimize Distractions
Apr 18, 2018 • 89 min
Anthony Ongaro is the filmmaker & writer behind Break the Twitch where he inspires people to their minimize distractions and do more of what matters. In our conversation we cover: How to fail forward and learn from the mistakes we’ve made. The…
054 - Going Viral
Apr 11, 2018 • 81 min
Hope Leigh is on the podcast today to talk about creating content, preparing for virality (it’s kinda like preparing for a good earthquake), and the exact kind of consistency that’s going to help you grow your audience. Her mantra: capture joy…
053 - Freelance
Apr 4, 2018 • 70 min
Ryan Bowles wants to help creatives & freelancers push themselves further & grow their businesses. In this episode we learn about how Ryan went from failing art classes to becoming a designer. And we also break down the three biggest points of…
052 - Step Into Fear
Mar 28, 2018 • 74 min
Quddus Philippe is a media personality, actor & entrepreneur behind Camera Ready. Today he helps people transform and level up their on-camera presence by working on deeper blind spots. This isn’t about looking good on camera or ironing your…
051 - Staying True
Mar 21, 2018 • 78 min
Christian Crosby is an entertainer & entrepreneur. When he’s not hosting the 76ers basketball games he’s dedicating himself to his company Live Life Nice: a media company challenging people to stop being assholes (my words not theirs) and to…
050 - Ask Me Anything #3
Mar 14, 2018 • 61 min
Let’s celebrate episode 50 with another Ask Me Anything. On this episode I answer questions from podcast listeners all over the world. Thanks for sending them in! If I didn’t get to your question this time around (and ya’ll liked this one) then I’ll…
049 - Create
Mar 7, 2018 • 88 min
Sara Dietschy is a filmmaker & podcaster that shares her passion for creating films & exploring the latest in tech. We talk about finding happiness in a $13 salad, how to create engaging content for YouTube & that time Casey Neistat gave…
048 - Creative Control
Feb 28, 2018 • 90 min
Joel P West is a musician & composer. He’s scored indie film’s like Short Term 12 & Band of Robbers. He also composed music for an episode of Chef’s Table & The Glass Castle. In our conversation we talk about believing in your…
047 - Simple Choices
Feb 21, 2018 • 69 min
Courtney Carver is an author & blogger at Be More With Less. I first met Courtney back in 2014 while filming my first feature-length documentary Minimalism. In the film she talks about her minimalist fashion challenge called Project 333 in which…
046 - Taking Down Goliath
Feb 14, 2018 • 82 min
Dylan Schwartz is a photographer & owner of the digital agency Kissd. After years of working for large creative agencies he decided to take start something of his own. Instagram has become a critical part of his success. In our conversation we…
045 - Reject Perfection
Feb 7, 2018 • 98 min
Caroline Lee is a photographer & podcaster that wants you to ship your ideas. As she explains, we learn the most when we’re constantly creating & releasing our work. For many of us the problem comes when we spend too much time with a…
044 - Stories Worth Telling
Jan 31, 2018 • 109 min
Andrew Morgan is the documentary filmmaker behind The True Cost & After The End. We often get caught up with the “how”. How will I get my project funded? How am I going to make this happen? How did I get myself into this? Instead of…
043 - Reprogram Your Mind
Jan 24, 2018 • 68 min
Dan Harris is an anchor for ABC’s Nightline & the weekend addition of Good Morning America. If you told Dan ten years ago that he’d be writing books about meditation he’d have said you’re fucking crazy (he likes to curse)….
042 - Rewrite the Rules
Jan 17, 2018 • 82 min
Cole Younger is a Los Angeles based photographer that shares stunning photos with his audience of over 280k Instagram followers. From a young age optimism wasn’t a part of his world view. Cole struggled with using & selling drugs, being locked…
041 - The Art of Not Thinking
Jan 10, 2018 • 74 min
Jordan Taylor Wright is a filmmaker, photographer & founder of the production company Taylor Cut Films. He creates beautiful & moving commercial films for his clients & audience of more than 575k Instagram followers. Jordan unpacks how he…
040 - Grit And Gratitude
Jan 3, 2018 • 91 min
Brian Bowen Smith is a legendary photographer known for his celebrity portraits. He’s shot key art for movies, television & magazines & his portfolio is prolific. He’s photographed Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Martin Scorsese, Kevin Hart…
039 - Get Moving
Dec 27, 2017 • 67 min
Luke Broadlick is a dancer & choreographer that’s toured with Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato & Justin Bieber. He’s choreographed for both Magic Mike films & the Magic Mike Live Las Vegas show. He started…
038 - Live Simply
Dec 20, 2017 • 94 min
Becca Shern is a registered dietitian & founder of Minimal Wellness. She teaches people how to live healthy & fulfilled lives by adopting a simple lifestyle. The health and wellness industry is confusing as hell. It’s filled with soundbites…
037 - Unplug
Dec 13, 2017 • 92 min
Asher Roth is a rapper by trade. He first plugged into the music industry in 2009 with his debut album Asleep in the Bread Aisle & his platinum single “I Love College”. But this podcast episode isn’t as much about those days as it is about…
036 - Laugh it Off
Dec 6, 2017 • 102 min
Alexis Wilkinson has written for HBO’s VEEP & FOX’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. She initially pursued a degree as a biomedical engineer, but made a 180 to become a comedy writer. And the transition paid off pretty quickly. In her Junior year of…
035 - Make An Impact
Nov 29, 2017 • 100 min
Chris Temple & Zach Ingrasci are the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentaries Living On One Dollar & Salam Neighbor. They’ve made their name by immersing themselves fully into their films to learn as much as they can about their…
034 - Ask Me Anything #2
Nov 22, 2017 • 71 min
Do you believe in the impossible? Ever since I started my podcast I knew there was one story I wanted to tell. There’s one person that has the ultimate ground up story. One person that has come from nothing and yet created so much. He’s a man that…
033 - The Important Things
Nov 15, 2017 • 98 min
The Minimalists help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and most recently the documentary we created together. How did they become The Minimalists? What were some of their early mistakes as…
032 - Risking Everything
Nov 8, 2017 • 74 min
Rich Roll is an ultra-endurance athlete, author of the best-selling book Finding Ultra & has been named one of the world’s 25 fittest men. But only a few years back he was heading into middle-age unhealthy, overweight & overworked. How did he…
031 - Creating Opportunity
Nov 1, 2017 • 75 min
Melissa Carcache is a producer, writer & actress best known for her role in the Nickelodeon show Every Witch Way. She’s one of the creators & stars behind the new comedy series Hialeah.
030 - Building Your Tribe
Oct 25, 2017 • 67 min
Jess Lizama is a YouTuber & blogger that shares her experiences in lifestyle design, travel & cooking. We chat about how to build an audience today, the importance of sleep, how she maintains her early morning routine & much more….
029 - The Way of the Indie Filmmaker
Oct 18, 2017 • 105 min
Alex Ferrari is a filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience in the industry. As the founder of he helps creatives figure out how to make it & thrive behind the camera. We discuss mindfulness, creating at a high level,…
028 - Escaping The Rat Race
Oct 11, 2017 • 83 min
Melyssa Griffin is an entrepreneur that teaches business owners & bloggers how to grow their audience and skyrocket their income. We discuss the importance of building a brand with integrity, the psychology behind why we quit, we reminisce about…
027 - Digital Clutter & Stoicism
Oct 4, 2017 • 69 min
Gamal Prather is the creator behind Original Article & The Instead Company. The former is a design studio & the later is a vegan baking company. We talk about clearing your digital clutter, organizing your workspace & how yoga has helped…
026 - Getting Good
Sep 27, 2017 • 78 min
Aaron Hertzog is a stand up comedian, writer & podcaster based out of Los Angeles. He was named Best Stand-Up Comedian at the 2013 WitOut Awards.
025 - Get Your Dream Job & Fall in Love
Sep 20, 2017 • 70 min
Crew Spence is a professional wrestler, turned dating coach, turned performance strategist. He’s the founder of Spartan Plan and he’s helped thousands of people start successful 6-figure careers.
024 - Living Under a Bridge
Sep 13, 2017 • 76 min
Matthew Nadu is an actor, producer & filmmaker that lives on a boat off the coast of Los Angeles. We discuss how he went from living under a bridge in NYC to creating meaningful content.
023 - Killing it on YouTube
Sep 6, 2017 • 74 min
Joe Nation is a director, DP & editor based in Los Angeles. He’s the creator & star of the 2015 film: Bob Thunder: Internet Assassin.
022 - The Brightside
Aug 30, 2017 • 87 min
Michelle D’Avella is the founder of Pushing Beauty, author of the upcoming book The Brightside of a Broken Heart, she’s a breathwork teacher, and she’s my sister. We talk about the early days when we first started our businesses, how she…
021 - The Last Episode in Brooklyn
Aug 23, 2017 • 53 min
Jesse Earle is a programmer, start-up founder & button-pusher. Goodbye, Brooklyn! This is the very last episode in Brooklyn before I made the move to Los Angeles. It was nice to spend it with my long-time friend, Jesse.
020 - Becoming a Comedian
Aug 16, 2017 • 73 min
Josh Rabinowitz is a writer & comedian. You’ve seen him in Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, TruTV’s Friends of The People & Adam Devine’s House Party. He’s a writer for The Carmichael Show & Broad City. We talk about how he…
019 - The Bullet Journal
Jul 28, 2017 • 79 min
Ryder Carroll is the creator of Bullet Journal & the Tedx talk How to Lead an Intentional Life. Bullet Journal helps thousands of people organize their work & personal lives every day.
018 - The Future
Jul 19, 2017 • 82 min
Jordan Lejuwaan is the Co-Founder & CTO of Futurism. We talk about building an audience, future technologies, universal basic income & psychedelic drugs.
017 - A Comedian Abroad
Jul 5, 2017 • 60 min
Nathan Jaiyeola is a stand-up comedian living in Vietnam. Eight years ago I found myself at Temple University in Philadelphia taking a class called Comedy Workshop. The course fell under my Broadcast Telecommunications degree. Yes, the same…
016 - Become a Better Storyteller
Jun 29, 2017 • 114 min
Antonia Hylton is a correspondent for HBO’s Vice News Tonight. We discuss the art of listening, how to improve as a storyteller and why it’s important to stay informed.
015 - Life On Set
Jun 21, 2017 • 88 min
Matthew Webb is the author of Set Life: A Guide to Getting a Job in Film (And Keeping It). In this episode of Ground Up he shares his journey of making videos with his friends (and lighting them on fire) to being an Assistant Director on…
014 - Getting Out of Debt
Jun 7, 2017 • 25 min
I graduated college in 2010 with $95,000 in student loan debt and did the smartest thing I could think of at the time. I bought a brand new car. Back then I was living in my parent’s basement in New Jersey while trying to make it as a filmmaker. At my…
013 - Ask Me Anything #1
May 21, 2017 • 43 min
In this episode I answer some questions about our documentary Minimalism.
012 - Making Your Ideas Happen
May 15, 2017 • 69 min
Jerry Chu runs a small agency called The Stitch Effect that’s dedicated to social good. And he was one of my oldest client’s, when I was still struggling to start my business while living in my parent’s basement. We talk about why being…
011 - Understanding the Mind & Body
May 4, 2017 • 76 min
Nadia Munla is a health & sensuality coach based in Brooklyn, NY. She’s helping women to understand their bodies by eliminating all the noise and distraction. In our conversation we talk about her previous career as a filmmaker, building an…
010 - Working Your Way Up
Apr 19, 2017 • 79 min
Danielle Eden started out behind the camera as a dancer and actress, hoping to eventually transition into directing later in her career. But after a freak accident she found herself making the transition quicker than she could have imagined. We talk…
009 - The War Against Clickbait
Apr 11, 2017 • 74 min
Billy Disney is a filmmaker & content creator. He was an early influencer of video content at companies like The Verge and Now he’s an executive producer for one of the strangest and most innovative media companies on the web called The…
008 - Making Conscious Content
Apr 5, 2017 • 74 min
Elliott Ashby is a photographer, filmmaker and media personality, though he never intended to be behind the camera. When no one would give him a mic, he decided to create his own.
007 - Cultivate Your Skills
Mar 31, 2017 • 61 min
RJ Woessner is an actor living in NYC and he’s do…
006 - Overcoming the Odds
Mar 24, 2017 • 78 min
Chris Newhard is an award-winning filmmaker and d…
005 - Leaving the Corporate World
Mar 10, 2017 • 33 min
I sat down with Jacob Sokol of and h…
004 - The Minimalist Filmmaker
Mar 4, 2017 • 3 min
Since releasing our documentary Minimalism I’ve g…
003 - How to Get New Clients
Feb 23, 2017 • 9 min
The question I get most often from freelancers an…
002 - Five Lesson’s Directing my First Documentary
Feb 23, 2017 • 10 min
In episode two of Ground Up I talk about the five biggest lesson’s I learned directing my first feature length documentary Minimalism. Over three years ago Joshua Fields Millburn, of, came to me with an idea to create a…
001 - My Biggest Mistake as a Filmmaker
Feb 7, 2017 • 8 min
My name’s Matt D’Avella and I’m an award-winning filmmaker & host of The Ground Up Show. I’ve been a professional director & producer for my entire working career and released my first two feature-length documentary in 2016, Minimalism (on…