The Truth About Marriage from filmmaker Roger Nygard! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Roger Nygard, documentary filmmaker, "The Truth About Marriage," "The Nature of Existence," "Trekkies"     Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Roger Nygard by clicking on the video player above!  There is something special about Roger Nygard. He leads two very different lives in Hollywood: by day, he’s been a video editor... Continue Reading →

936 Filmmaker David Spaltro and his Things I Don’t Understand! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: David Spaltro, indie filmmaker, Things I Don't Understand, Around...   Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of seriously depressed social zombies with nothing to fear but fear itself… in the NEW new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida!   Filmmaker David Spaltro was one of my smartest finds... Continue Reading →

726 Can you handle The Truth? Ryan Barton-Grimley can! VIDEO INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Ryan Barton-Grimley, indie film director, The Truth There are essentially nine speaking parts in Ryan Barton-Grimley’s new indie film, The Truth. And two of those parts are in one scene--a couple of actors playing cops who are virtually superfluous to the story--so let’s say seven. RYAN BARTON-GRIMLEY podcast excerpt: "John Heard -- talk... Continue Reading →

705 How to ask 30 top directors about the film that changed their life! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Robert K. Elder, author, The Film That Changed My Life   My 14-year-old son is thinking a lot about college these days and just last night asked me, “Why did you get a degree in film studies?” Good question, but I had to weigh telling him the truth with giving an answer that... Continue Reading →

Ray Schlogel on emotion, love, Stacie and indie filmmaking! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Raymond Schlogel, indie filmmaker, For Love & Stacie   All the air escaped my lungs at the end of Ray Schlogel’s independent film, For Love & Stacie. I was angry, petulant… and then the credits rolled and I was reminded that it was a drama, not a documentary. Poor, dumb ol’ Mr. Media... Continue Reading →

Streetballers action with Matthew Krentz, Craig Thomas! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  If I were running a major American movie studio, I’d want to make Matthew Krentz’s apprenticeship as an indie filmmaker short. In other words, I’d want to be in business with this handsome, talented young auteur. That was my second thought after watching Streetballers, the new film written, directed, produced and starring Krentz as... Continue Reading →

Bob Byington’s Harmony and Me indie is one sad sacker story! PODCAST INTERVIEW

  Harmony and Me, Bob Byington’s new film about a young man struggling to make sense of being dumped by his girlfriend, is being promoted as a slacker comedy. But the term that struck me—and it may be seriously dated—is “sad sacker.” The character of “Harmony”—which is a man, not a woman—is played by Justin... Continue Reading →

Getting …Around with indie filmmaker David Spaltro! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: David Spaltro, indie filmmaker, ... Around   I get pitched on an awful lot of potential interviews. This one caught my attention: "My name is David Spaltro and I'm an independent filmmaker and producer from NYC. Last year I completed my first feature film ... Around. It was a labor of love about... Continue Reading →

Paula Garces gives voice to Red Princess Blues! PODCAST INTERVIEW

Today's Guest: Paula Garces, actress, Red Princess Blues, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Alex Ferrari, director, Red Princess Blues   Paula Garces’ lovely features may be familiar to you if you saw such movies as Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Clockstoppers, or Man of the House with Tommy Lee Jones. She... Continue Reading →

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