The BraveMaker Podcast

The BraveMaker Podcast

www.bravemaker.com
Stories, scripts and conversations with creators. This is a podcast WITH AND FOR filmmakers, writers, actors and brave makers of all kinds. You’ll hear actors dramatically read scripts and get back stories behind why and how brave movers and shakers create culture shaping work. It’s all about the brave stories behind brave making. Hosted by Tony Gapastione and Rebekah Amosah with featured correspondents. Find us on Apple podcasts, Stitcher, Googleplay, Spotify and more. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support


39: Actor Niles Fitch
Dec 6 • 33 min
You might know him from playing YOUNG/TEEN RANDALL PEARSON on NBC’s “This is Us” But he also stars in the new film directed by R.J. Daniel Hannah called: Miss Virginia starring UZO ADUBA (out now). https://www.missvirginiamovie.com/ Follow him on IG…
38: Director R.J. Daniel Hanna (of Miss Virginia)
Nov 21 • 26 min
His film starring Uzo Aduba + Niles Fitch + Matthew Modine is coming to BraveMaker 12/5/19! Get tix: bravemissvirginia.eventbrite.com Follow him on IG https://www.instagram.com/rjdanielhanna/ Twitter https://twitter.com/rjdanielhanna —- Support this…
37: Comedian Gianmarco Soresi (from NYC to LA)
Nov 20 • 37 min
Tony met Gianmarco in NYC! Follow this funny guy with a great ITALIAN name: IG: https://www.instagram.com/gianmarcosoresi/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GianmarcoSoresi —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support
36: Mark Willis was in BLACK PANTHER
Nov 18 • 40 min
And he won a SAG AWARD for BEST STUNTS. Cool story. Never give up. Wakanda forever. Mark is also a TARGET MODEL + RECENTLY was seen playing Basketball in a scene on SHAMELESS. Find him on IG: https://www.instagram.com/marquillis33/ Twitter…
35: Actor Sullivan Jones is on Broadway
Nov 8 • 37 min
Currently (as of Nov 2019) Sullivan is in NYC in SLAVE PLAY but he’s originally from the Bay Area! You can also find him on: Wu Tang: An American Saga. Follow him on the Socials: Twitter https://twitter.com/_SullyJones + https://twitter.com/SlavePlayBway…
34: Actor Adam Campbell
Nov 5 • 31 min
Friendly, witty and British—this is: Adam Campbell. You might have seen him on a show called GREAT NEWS playing Greg, the young executive producer of the cable news show “The Breakdown.” It did two seasons on NBC and now can be streamed on Netflix. Or you…
33: Actress Loretta Devine
Oct 25 • 30 min
From LOS ANGELES— Tony and Loretta have worked together before on 1440 and Counting and Neighbor (Tony’s two short films available on Amazon Prime). While on set recording voice-over for a new animated project called PICCOLO, they sat down and chatted…
32: Actress Izabella Alvarez
Oct 23 • 47 min
Actress Izabella Alvarez is a rising Latina star (according to the LA Times). She’s had roles in: Shameless. Westworld. Splitting Up Together (and more)… AND had a leading role in one of BraveMaker’s favorite feature films: COLLISIONS! Now she’s voicing…
31: Filmmaker Liz Manashil
Oct 16 • 50 min
Liz Manashil is straight up filmmaker GOLD. Podcast co-host of MAKING MOVIES IS HARD + writer/director of two feature films: Bread and Butter and now Speed of Life (screening Thursday November 14th in Redwood City)—(and new mom of baby boy)—- Liz Keeps it…
30: Filmmaker Avril Speaks
Oct 7 • 64 min
Producer of the now released film: JINN + upcoming HOSEA http://www.azuspeak.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/azuspeak/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/azuspeak —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
29: Tony’s digitial comedy series: Church Biz
Sep 30 • 33 min
They say write what you know. I (Tony) know the church world. I’ve had this unique perspective being both an ordained pastor and filmmaker. I love it and I often roll my eyes at it. I have to poke fun at myself and the institution that I have been a part…
28: Artist + Cartoonist: Jeremy Nguyen
Sep 24 • 69 min
From BraveMaker correspondent Irving Ruan: I had a super energizing interview with Jeremy. We talked about his experience at art school, how much he struggled to make ends meet as an artist when he first moved to New York (e.g. sitting on top of a milk…
27: The Edge of Success (A film about teen mental health + suicide)
Sep 21 • 71 min
Sensitive + Strong Content! Listeners strongly cautioned. Thank you to filmmakers Liza Meak + Kathryn Basiji: The film: https://edgeofsuccessmovie.com/ (click above for resources and discussion guides). Check out these partner organizations! SUICIDE…
26: Filmmaker Daniel Karslake (Living in Berlin Germany)
Sep 17 • 29 min
Daniel is a filmmaker exploring sexual identity , gender formation + religion in his newest film. We will host https://www.fortheyknow.org/ in October 2019. Find Dan on all the Social Medias: https://www.instagram.com/fortheyknowmovie/…
25: Actor Jesse Garcia
Sep 14 • 72 min
Actor Jesse Garcia is on the podcast. Not only did he star in one of our BraveMaker film DARLINGS—-the feature screening of Collisions. He’s starred in and led other TV shows like Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (and you’ll be seeing a…
24: Our very own Evan Ajuria + his new platform: Grindstone
Sep 9 • 19 min
Evan is our resident photographer, web designer + BraveMaker! A very passionate, committed and driven guy…and he’s a HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT—take a listen to his story and see what motivates him! Looking to get odd jobs done around your house? Need some extra…
23: Bay Area’s Austin Scott is on Broadway!
Aug 30 • 61 min
Austin plays HAMILTON! What a great humble guy! Check out his story and follow him in IG! https://www.instagram.com/austinscott93/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
22: KVON: The most famous HALF PERSIAN Comedian
Aug 13 • 37 min
https://www.youtube.com/user/kvoncomedy This guy! He’s funny and generous. Free tickets to the first 20 people who reach out to him. https://www.instagram.com/kvoncomedy/ ==== Wanna follow our programmer and assitant director RHOBERTINO?…
21: Tony’s Feature Film: THE THORNS WE LIVE WITH
Aug 10 • 32 min
Rebekah + Tony talk about the process of getting his feature film THE THORNS WE LIVE WITH of the ground. In this podcast we share a 22 minute dramatic (table read) reading with actors. Please note there is a sensitive scene that deals with suicide and…
20: Irving Ruan: Writer
Jul 31 • 42 min
The unconventional route to comedy and creative writing. http://www.irvingruan.com/ https://twitter.com/irvingruan https://www.instagram.com/irvingruan/ https://www.instagram.com/andieyehoney/ Short film: ANDI Starring Irving as the AGENT.…
19: River Gallo: Actor + Filmmaker + LGBTQ+ Advocate
Jul 29 • 37 min
Another interview with our BraveMaker podcast correspondent Jon Fusco who sat down with RIVER GALLO. River [pronouns he/his] is a GLAAD award-winning Salvadoran-American filmmaker, actor, writer, model and intersex advocate with interACT. His work…
18: Filmmaker Nick Borenstein
Jul 26 • 48 min
Welcome Jon Fusco who joins the BraveMaker team as podcast correspondent! Nick Borenstein: http://www.nickborenstein.com/ Nick is a writer, director + dancer. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
17: Jeremy Ray Valdez : actor/writer/producer/photographer
Jul 25 • 60 min
He’s known as Detective Alex Sanchez (#DetectiveHottie) in CBS’ Bold + The Beautiful but he’s also my (Tony) buddy. Enjoy our chat from TWIST (cafe) in Los Angeles (Hancock Park). Follow him on INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/jeremyrayvaldez/ YOUTUBE…
16: Katya Constantine: YouTuber & Content Creator
Jul 9 • 43 min
During a visit to Spain, Rebekah sits down with friend, YouTuber, & Content Creator Katya Constantine. They talk of Katya’s experience growing up in Spain, finding her Niche, finding the power of YOU (being yourself), shutting down your negative voice,…
15: Singer/Songwriter Becky Alex
Jun 14 • 36 min
Teenager. Singer. Songwriter. Actress. BraveMaker Music on SPOTIFY Instagram SUMMER LOVE Music Video Behind the Scenes of SUMMER LOVE —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
14: FEST RECAP witih Rebekah + Tony
Jun 6 • 24 min
Well, our first ever SUMMER FILM FEST is complete! Now, let’s recap! A few references: On the Corner of Ego + Desire film by Alex Ferrari Dragon Theatre GENDER SHORT PLAYS Melanie Victor’s Actor’s Lounge Podcast www.bravemaker.com/donate to DOUBLE your…
13: Alex Ferrari of INDIE FILM HUSTLE
May 31 • 24 min
This guy. Just make your films. No excuses. https://indiefilmhustle.com/ —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bravemaker/support
12: Kevin O’Brien AT THE END OF THE DAY
May 31 • 45 min
https://endofthedayfilm.com/ We could have called this segment FILMMAKERS IN CARS TALKING ABOUT MOVIES. Listen to find out why. Florida filmmaker Kevin O’Brien + Tony Gapastione chat about the making of At the End of the Day, Screening SUNDAY JUNE 2nd…
11: Tricia Russo: Miracle Cancer Survivor, Filmmaker + Mom.
May 28 • 28 min
Tricia not only survived cancer but made a movie about it. When her stage 4 breast cancer metastasized to her brain she was faced with even more obstacles to overcome. She wanted to survive and she also wanted to become a parent with her husband Matt.…
10: THE GUY + Jon Fusco
May 4 • 42 min
Welcome JON FUSCO to the BraveMaker family. Jon’s debut short film THE GUY will premiere on the west coast with us on June 2nd at 630pm in the Redwood City, Ca, Century 20 theater. Tickets here. Recorded January 2019 in the cold of Sundance, Park City…
9: The sky turned green and the grass turned blue
May 3 • 47 min
Episode 9 is an adult conversation. NSFW or young children. Diana Kelly, author of THE SKY TURNED GREEN AND THE GRASS TURNED BLUE. DIANE’S STORY. About the Story: When Diane’s lover and friend, Jack, comes out seven years into their relationship…
8: Bias conversations with filmmaker Robin Hauser + justice advocates
Apr 29 • 37 min
Race + gender biases. We all have them but what do we do about them? https://www.biasfilm.com/ We were honored to host a San Francisco filmmaker and her film that challenges us to confront our hidden biases and understand what we risk when we follow our…
7: Andre Henry the anti-racist instigator
Apr 25 • 60 min
Anti-racist educator, writer, and activist ANDRE HENRY joins the BraveMaker PODCAST. Find him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theandrehenry/ Dig in, listen and get activated. Want to sign up for Andre’s HOPE AND HARD PILLS?…
6: The power of connection & collaboration with DIPTEE THAPA
Apr 7 • 61 min
The second interview of our Spain sessions with multimedia artist and designer Diptee Thapa. Join us as we talk about the power of connection and collaboration, her life as a spiritual teacher, using obstacles to increase creativity and so much more.…
5: Brave LGBTQ+ stories in film, music & photography
Mar 1 • 68 min
Our first ever PODCAST recorded LIVE WITH AN AUDIENCE… at BOX in Redwood City, Ca. NOTES & links from our panelists in this conversation : Nicolas Jara https://www.nicolasjara.com/guardian-2018 Matt Nightingale https://www.instagram.com/mattnightingale/…
4: In Spain with fashion designer Sheena Karegi
Feb 7 • 60 min
Rebekah went to Spain for three weeks and this is the first of her interviews. Enjoy a conversation with Sheena Karegi and the ups, downs and changes of a designer’s life. Go behind the scenes and hear how she BRAVELY rediscovered her creativity.…
3: I’ll Push You : Filmmaker Terry Parish
Jan 19 • 62 min
500 Miles. 2 best friends. 1 wheelchair. That is I’LL PUSH YOU an incredible documentary by filmmakers Terry Parish and Chris Karcher. This interview co-director Terry Parish came to the BraveMaker office before our monthly screening to share about his…
2: Get to know BraveMakers: Tony & Rebekah
Jan 6 • 37 min
Storytellers. Filmmakers. Drive-thru tellers. Tony & Rebekah interview each other and share their creative journeys. Rebekah on IG https://www.instagram.com/ramosa_kah/ Tony on IG https://www.instagram.com/tonygapastione/ Questions, comments, or composed…
1: Richard Levien and his film: COLLISIONS
Dec 14, 2018 • 77 min
The very first episode of the BraveMaker podcast hosted by Tony Gapastione & Rebekah Amosah. Scripts, stories & conversations with creators. Filmmaker Richard Levien won the audience award at the Mill Valley Film Festival October 2018 with his touching…