The BraveMaker Podcast

3: I'll Push You : Filmmaker Terry Parish

An episode of The BraveMaker Podcast

By BraveMaker Media
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.

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15: Singer/Songwriter Becky Alex
Teenager.  Singer. Songwriter. Actress. BraveMaker Music on SPOTIFY Instagram SUMMER LOVE Music Video Behind the Scenes of SUMMER LOVE
35:28
June 15, 2019
14: FEST RECAP witih Rebekah + Tony
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 donations!
24:13
June 6, 2019
13: Alex Ferrari of INDIE FILM HUSTLE
This guy.  Just make your films. No excuses.  https://indiefilmhustle.com/
23:45
May 31, 2019
12: Kevin O'Brien AT THE END OF THE DAY
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 10am at Century 20 theater. Kevin calls his film a story about the tension between the LGBTQ+ community and the evangelical church. A very BRAVE film. A very BRAVE filmmaker.  Follow KEVIN on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/imkevinob/
44:58
May 31, 2019
11: Tricia Russo: Miracle Cancer Survivor, Filmmaker + Mom.
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. Once she started pursuing that dream through surrogacy she had to answer the question: what if she wasn't around to meet her child? So she started filming the journey and rest is history. Love Always, Mom is a love story to an unborn child.  We hosted Tricia and her film Monday May 13th, 2019. But this interview was recorded December 2018.  Say hi on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lovealwaysmomthemovie/ Link for the film and screenings https://linktr.ee/lovealwaysmomthemovie ==== THE BRAVEMAKER FILM FEST KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY MAY 31ST, 2019! TICKETS HERE: https://www.bravemaker.com/
27:57
May 28, 2019
10: THE GUY + Jon Fusco
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 Utah, Jon and Tony dish on all things filmmaking, festivals and podcasting.  Check out Jon's FILM articles  Indie Wire See the kickstarter to THE GUY; his film here. Follow him on IG https://www.instagram.com/jimscam/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jim_jon_jim/ 3 Short film podcasts  by JON How to make a short pod 2 production Editing
41:47
May 4, 2019
9: The sky turned green and the grass turned blue
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 expressing his well-kept secret  desire to transition from male to female, Diane’s world turns upside  down.  With little information to help answer the question ‘do I stay or  do I go’ Diane searches for direction on her own. Navigating the murky  waters of the unknown that accompany the challenges of Jack’s changing  persona, she is guided by love, loyalty, and a willingness to  sacrifice.  In this true story, Diane  provides  her personal and intimate view into gay the lesbian community in her attempt to gauge what impact  Jack’s changes might have to their relationship and to her own authentic self. https://greenskypublishing.com/dianakellyauthor/ https://www.instagram.com/dianakellyauthor/ https://twitter.com/greenskysf https://www.facebook.com/greensky.sf
46:41
May 3, 2019
8: Bias conversations with filmmaker Robin Hauser + justice advocates
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 gut. Through exposing her own  biases, award-winning documentary filmmaker Robin Hauser highlights  the nature of implicit bias, the grip it holds on our social and  professional lives, and what it will take to induce change. After the film we had a dialogue with leaders who are also doing work in the race space:  Ana Avendaño + Andre Henry (full interview with him on ep 7).  You will also meet BraveMaker's first FISCAL SPONSEE Samah Damanhoori who is making an animated film on her experience of liberation from her oppressive past. More on that soon. 
37:22
April 29, 2019
7: Andre Henry the anti-racist instigator
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?  http://www.andrerhenry.com/ Want to become a patron of his work and financially support him?  https://www.patreon.com/hopeandhardpills
1:00:11
April 25, 2019
6: The power of connection & collaboration with DIPTEE THAPA
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.  Diptee https://www.instagram.com/diptee2018/ http://diptee-thapa.com/ Esa's Photography isopahkalaphotography.com ENJOY MUSIC BY SMXF (in our outro!) https://soundcloud.com/smxf Have original music to share? Email your selections to podcast@bravemaker.com and we'll find a way to promote you!
1:00:26
April 8, 2019
5: Brave LGBTQ+ stories in film, music & photography
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/ Matt's TEDx Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHJs04-YIYc Erin Ashford: Photographer https://www.instagram.com/erinash/ San Mateo Pride Center https://sanmateopride.org/ Join us for our next event MARCH 25, 2019. BIAS DOCUMENTARY at Century 20, RWC. https://www.bravemaker.com/events/ *Suicide prevention LIFELINE* 1-800-273-8255
1:08:06
March 1, 2019
4: In Spain with fashion designer Sheena Karegi
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.  https://www.instagram.com/_karegi/ https://www.instagram.com/kali_by_karegi/ ENJOY MUSIC BY CLOUD5 (in our outro!) https://www.instagram.com/andrew_lam/ https://www.instagram.com/sur.nate/ Have original music to share? Email your selections to podcast@bravemaker.com and we'll find a way to promote you!
1:00:00
February 8, 2019
3: I'll Push You : Filmmaker Terry Parish
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 journey. For more on Terry's creative agency see:  http://www.emota.com/#/ For more on the film or to order: Use code: BraveMaker for a discount.  https://www.illpushyou.com/ Oh ... What are the odds that when we screen a film set in SPAIN Rebekah would actually BE IN SPAIN. Take a listen! PS. February film screening is FEBRUARY 22ND 7PM IN REDWOOD CITY at Box Inc! Live music and LIVE PODCAST RECORDING with special guest Matt Nightingale and Director Nicolas Jara screening his film GUARDIAN. This event will feature an in-depth LGBTQ+ discussion. It is sure to be an eye-opening event.  https://bravemakerfeb2019.eventbrite.com
1:01:50
January 20, 2019
2: Get to know BraveMakers: Tony & Rebekah
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 music? email: podcast@bravemaker.com Post/respond on social with: #bravemakerpodcast JANUARY 19TH FILM SCREENING IN REDWOOD CITY 2019 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bravemaker-january-feature-film-screening-ill-push-you-tickets-53775618322 BraveMaker video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWWLv6LemIg&feature=youtu.be
36:51
January 7, 2019
1: Richard Levien and his film: COLLISIONS
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 coming of age immigration story: Collisions. His film stars Jesse Garcia (currently filming Netflix's Narcos: Mexico and the El Rey Network's From Dusk Til Dawn) and Ana de la Reguera (also of TV shows like Narcos, Amazon's Goliath and Power). He had all star cast of two amazing children as well. Listen in to hear the journey of bravely making this movie and telling this story. He did a private screening for BraveMaker on 12/17/18 in Redwood City. https://www.instagram.com/CollisionsMovie/ https://twitter.com/CollisionsMovie https://www.facebook.com/CollisionsMovie http://collisionsmovie.com/
1:16:43
December 15, 2018
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