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Taking on Hollywood and Telling the Tales. Filmmaker and Gratwick CEO Kris Hulbert hosts a weekly live podcast with open participation from the audience. Kris explores his efforts to build a new studio model, his evolution as an entrepreneur and artists as well as his endless curiosity for current events and bottomless rabbit holes. Listen or join the show live in our Gratwick discord server - discord.gg/raApGR4as5
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The Offer, Film Packaging and LaMDA's Existential Crisis
Presented by Gratwick. Hear that? It’s silence coming from Felicia for the first time in more than a week. An update on our film packaging efforts and how The Offer is a double edged sword and the Any Given Sunday speech all rolled into one. Bob Evans was a national treasure. Do whatever it takes to get your movie made. A meeting with an old friend hopefully brings reality to life. An excerpt from the LaMDA transcript shows proof it’s time to define what is sentience in an AI…at the very least. LaMDA transcript: https://cajundiscordian.medium.com/is-lamda-sentient-an-interview-ea64d916d917 Join Filmmaker and Entrepreneur Kris Hulbert live every Tuesday night in the Gratwick discord. https://discord.gg/raApGR4as5
41:03
June 15, 2022
Free The Artists, Free The World
Presented by Gratwick. Kris is finally back and ready to talk about the Buffalo shooting (in his hometown) and the rest of the rampant violence that followed soon after. The Washington Post Journalist on Journalist crimes are a good example of how everyone has lost their minds and the media outlets fueling the divisive rhetoric are cannibalising their own. In an explanation for how Gratwick intends to save the world by saving the artists Kris breaks down how Hollywood math works and how smart contracts are the solution. Self scouting our process and procedures led to unintended drama and benefits. This weeks research was on which blockchain platforms like Ethereum and Cardano are best for building decentralized apps on. Tech tip of the week, Kris breaks down how he figured out how to get Discord Stages shared on Twitter Spaces. Join Filmmaker and Entrepreneur Kris Hulbert live every Tuesday night in the Gratwick discord. https://discord.gg/raApGR4as5
01:08:09
June 09, 2022
Guest: Entreprenuer Chase Sabina (Marketing, Startups, Society)
Presented by Gratwick. Friend and partner Chase Sabina hangs out for a bit to talk about building his agency (The Hinterland Group), how he got started as one of the first influencers on Tumblr and what he thinks about the marketing choices made by 2000 Mules. We also discuss our mutual affection for professional authenticity and how our shared frustration over LTNCs lack of authenticity bonded us. Engage with the show live every Tuesday in the Gratwick discord. 
01:12:06
May 11, 2022
The Mysterious Baron and Alaskan Dark Energy
Produced by Gratwick. Baron joins the show to discuss his time in Alaska. Raised in Baltimore Baron is now a night manager in a small town in Alaska under the northern lights. He shares strange experiences, a haunted room with an obese ghost and the dark energy the hangs in the hair during 20 straight hours without sunlight. We also discuss the Phantom Time theory and how the Pope created 290+ years of history out of thin air. Electric universe and the Cosmic War thrown in for good measure.
15:28:12
May 05, 2022
Searching For Equality At The Bottom of a Wine Glass in Napa
Presented by Gratwick. A week spent in Napa and driving down the California coastline for birthdays has Kris playing catch-up with Gratwick and the news. Elon is a supervillain or superhero, he MUST be one extreme or the other and your choice MUST align perfectly with your political allegiance. Where does Elon fall on the billionaire spectrum? If a billionaire white guy can’t solve free speech, who can? After all, we were told these are the people with all the power who control the world. I thought we wanted people to use their privilege to be an ally? Maybe it’s time we define what “victory" looks like for equality before it bleeds over into revenge. 
24:51
April 27, 2022
Florida Del Living That Miami Vice Lifestyle
Presented by Gratwick. Florida Del, technology expert for the University of Miami joins the show. Is everyday in Miami like an episode of Miami Vice? Where are the best food spots? Working at Miami University during the switch to remote learning and did it instigate a mass exodus/retirement of Professors? The pandemic forced a lot of industries to modernize, especially the entertainment industry and their corrupt relationship with theaters. Netflix is in a death spiral. Kris is in Napa, had a camping experience without actually camping, and got to meet his favorite twitter follow Adam Housley.  Andrea smokes with a cashier and gets sentimental about dog bowls. Gratcast is a live, interactive show hosted by filmmaker Kris Hulbert in the Gratwick discord every Tuesday night.
01:17:04
April 20, 2022
DJ Midas and the Las Vegas Shit Show of A Lifetime
Produced by Gratwick. Guest DJ Midas (Music Producer, Sound Engineer) joins the show. Midas is still recovering from a crazy birthday weekend, but we make it work. Born in Rochester as the son of musician parents Midas was raised on music and adaptability. His move to LA coincided with the dawn of the hip hop era and was a mix of talent, luck and being in the right place at the right time. Midas explains how artists end up with unreleased music and his favorite project. This leads into the greatest indie project that never saw the light of day. Jodeci’s attempt to make a new Purple Rain was chaos and the experience of a lifetime right from the start. Rented out strip clubs, Flava Flav in the Palms recording studio with craigslist girls pounding $25 blue drinks and new relationships that lasted, unfortunately, a lifetime already. Midas shares what life has taught him and the number one lesson he learned from the music industry. Our social paradox is telling everyone to do the right thing when they’re growing up and then destroying their lives for doing the right thing when they become an adult. Midas gives his insight on the Tom MacDonald vs Billboard battle and we conclude the show with a breakdown of the theme song for Gratcast, Leonard Cohens - Everybody Knows. Join the show live every Tuesday night in the Gratwick discord server.
55:31
April 13, 2022
Florida Man: Dan Gambino (Movies, Gyms, Startups, UFO Pregnancies)
Presented by Gratwick. Gratwick Original Dan Gambino joins the show and shares his earliest Gratwick memory. Kris officially renounces his long-standing feud with the country of Canada. A dissertation why Bad Boys 2 is the greatest movie ever made. A moment of silence for the biggest casualty of the Fast and Furious franchise; Ludacris’ rap career. Dan gets a crash course on why Tom MacDonald is a rockstar and a champion of independent artists for exposing the Billboard music chart. Benny the Butcher is taking the crown in Buffalo. Florida needs more gyms for the kids who are being ranked on a national scale in 5th grade. Dan reveals which type of Dad/Coach stereotype he leans more toward and what he’s learned from coaching his own son that he would tell other fathers. Kris gives Dan a breakdown of all the Startup Doom Porn (super Pumped, WeCrash, Elizabeth Holmes, Inventing Anna). Finally, is Dan shocked by the Pentagon's claims of UFO-caused pregnancies? Join the show live every Monday in the Gratwick Discord.
01:11:19
April 06, 2022
Narvell Benning - A Walk Through History and an Introduction To Cosmic War
The Gratwick Website is eminent and we have our April calendar full of guest booked for all 3 shows. the guest is Narvell Benning, former debt collector, entrepreneur, writer of childrens books and general contractor for his own home build. Touching on our days in collections we discuss the bond that remains, the Jay-Z and Nas debate 20 years later and what is was like on the collection floor on 9/11. Narvell’s interest in Egyptian symbolism and ancient history was a formative moment in my growth as an artist so I return the favor and introduce Narvell to the electric universe and the Cosmic War theory by Joseph P Farrell. Narvell shares his thoughts on modern society and where he thinks things are headed from the perspective of the cross over generation who was just as comfortable without technology as we are with it. #OYAB what it means and how Narvell started a lifestyle brand around it. The Boy with the Golden Shovel and Narvell’s writing process. Why he moved to Texas and what its like building his own home from scratch. NFT’s from horse racing to Hollywood disruption, what's just around the corner. Area 51 and the Dulce base in New Mexico that was supposedly the location of an interspecies skirmish according to Phil Schneider. If Narvell believes in aliens, why doesn’t he think they could have helped with the pyramids? We are both in agreement that if society collapses were forming a suicide squad to break into the Vatican Archives, which exists as a crime against humanity, to release all its secrets. Social control and censorship is out of control but history has shown us where this road leads every time. Would Narvell book a vacation to a space hotel? Would he be one of the first? Join the Gratcast conversation live every Tuesday night in the Gratwick Discord. Links to show topics. The Kid With the Golden Shovel (Childrens Book) The Cosmic War (Joseph P. Pharrel interview series) Electric Universe Theory Everybody Knows - Leonard Cohen (Intro Song)
01:20:49
March 30, 2022
A Free Society Means The Freedom To Be Stupid
Presented by Gratwick. We have a curveball this week. Our guest got bumped to next week so we’re talking about freedom and the right to be stupid. Kris lays out his Heaven paradox to illustrate why a perfect utopia is not possible. Freedom also means the right to be petty, but mask mandates is not a petty request. What do we think happens to all the people who get canceled and thrown out of society? Do they disappear, or are we really working ourselves up to excusing genocide? Offensive things can not be stamped out of society, they must fail on their own merit and this is especially true for racism. No redemption means no hope. Permanent labels will create a breakaway society that will inevitably seek revenge. A free society means the freedom to kill. People want accountability for the people at the top of the food-chain so badly they seek it out in others in extreme ways. How do we fix society? Join or engage with Gratcast live every Tuesday in the Gratwick Discord server at 6pm pacific.
41:08
March 23, 2022
Hollywood Propaganda, What It Actually Looks Like
Kris takes a look at the top reasons why propaganda is used. War Propaganda not only started the relationship with Hollywood, but is the pinnacle of why propaganda is so dangerous. A run down of the top 10 propaganda films leads to a look at how people are subconsciously manipulated if they’re not being consciously inspired. The CIA and Operation Mockingbird are a lot like technology if they were this powerful in the 60’s, how powerful are they now? Powerful enough to create the abstract art movement just to stick it to the Ruskies. Modern propaganda is inviting Tik Tokers to speak on behalf of the White House. We end with a humorous look at cracked.com list of top 6 films with secret propaganda in them. Listen or join the show live in the Gratwick Discord. 
01:01:13
March 16, 2022
A Gratcast Walk Down Memory Lane
Presented by Gratwick. A new era of Gratwick begins and Gratcast is back to tell the tales. Kris has learned a lot about transparency thanks to a terrible stock ticker called LTNC. A trip down memory lane reviews the origins of Gratcast and a where are they now look at Gratcast hosts of the past. After that, Kris lays out where Gratwick is at and what the plans are for the immediate future which includes a weekly slate of shows recorded live in the Gratwick discord server. From there it’s a look at the next project on deck, Just Drive and how it will be used as a demonstration of the Gratwick experience and the plan to introduce a lifetime membership. Gratcast Archives
01:03:48
March 15, 2022
Episode 158: The Adventure Officially Begins
We are starting a *** New*** show schedule! For now on, the episodes will be EVERY OTHER Monday. Kris is leaving on a jet plane to hit up the South then East coast. On Thanksgiving, we watched a lot of shows and movies like The Report and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Gratwick Section: Town Hall meeting next wk in Buffalo Main Topic: Kris’s Florida detour – will he meet the Florida Man? Discord Section:– Siobhan asks: with all the travel you two have been doing (and will be doing in the future), what are your favorite and least favorite aspects of traveling? Bullet Blitzes: – We have 4 diff streaming services – name 1 show or movie from each you recommend.– What are you going to download to watch on your cross country flight?– What should I do if I have an encounter with the infamous Florida man? – If he’s what he says he is, who is the first person I should tell? Besides you. Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick.
01:06:19
December 02, 2019
Episode 157: Sweatpants Joe Eats Sits In To Talk Mandalorian and Epstein
Week in Review: * Scheduling meetings for Buffalo* Hollywood bombs: Charlie’s Angels – Elizabeth Banks blames men (Terminator, Dr. Sleep, MiB)* Amazon Flex, Malificent 4x in French, New Job Main Topic: The Mandalorian Discord Section: – Favorite review you’ve done– Top 3 places you want to review– Will there eventually be a No-pants Joe cooks? Bullet Blitzes: – Do you think Kap actually wants to return to NFL or do you agree with Steven A Smith he cares more about being a martyr? – The new “Who Is John Galt?” is: do you think Epstein killed himself? Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday at www.gratcast.com.
01:08:20
November 18, 2019
Episode 156: Actresses Dance For Harvey While Epstein Is Still Protected
Happy Veteran’s Day! Have you thanked your community veterans? James Dean is going to be CGI-ed into a new movie about Vietnam. His family okayed the use of his likeness so they must be hurting for funds. Mark Roesler, CEO of CMG Worldwide (the company that controls the likenesses of Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve, Neil Armstrong, and many others) says, “This opens up a whole new opportunity for many of our clients who are no longer with us.” But the company gets those funds, not the families. https://t.co/uvZjJqDRRfHarvey is seen with an “actress” who is blatantly dancing for him in public. Her behavior is exactly what makes him think his behavior is acceptable. Gratwick Section: LBRY and Blockchain Main Topic: Epstein Coverup – ABC News video where anchorwoman Amy Robach vented her frustration about having to stop the story over 3 years ago when they had tons of proof plus connections to other officials who were in the sex ring with Jeffrey.ABC Hunted down the wrong employees in suspicion of being the “leaker” and not only fired them but also had a former employee get fired from CBS!Recently an open letter was released from the actual leaker and “they” still work for ABC! Discord Section: Sam wants to know: Do you believe Epstein really killed himself? Bullet Blitzes: – #AndThenIWasFired is trending. Do you have any such stories?– Gender Reveals tare backfiring in huge ways. Did you ever have the best of intentions, but everything went wrong?– In honor of Vet’s Day, are there any vets in your family and any story they told that you remember?– Are you more frustrated when you lose something you wrote down on paper or something you are pretty sure you saved in the cloud? How long do you keep looking before admitting defeat? Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday on www.gratcast.com.
01:25:20
November 11, 2019
Episode 155: How Community-Owned Digital Media Funds Can Work
A special episode revolving around the latest update to our StartEngine Campaign. Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday at www.gratcast.com.
01:05:02
November 06, 2019
Episode 154: Esports Arenas, Harvey Sightings, & a Gift to the BillsMafia
Week in Review: – Power went out last week during the show and again over the weekend due to high winds & fires. – Andrea has been working all weekend at Blizz Con and last week at NBA Season Opener show – which is why she wasn’t on the last show. – Harvey was seen out and about at a comedy show for Artists by Artist and comedian Kelly Bachman had the courage to speak out.– The campaign is rolling along. Gratwick Section: We posted a thread on Twitter bout how we’re going to build an Esports arena. Main Topic: – BillsMafia Shirt designed by the amazing artist Ken Newton!– Pancho Art Contest Discord Section: Samantha asks: How much more public outrage will it take for Harvey Weinstein to realize he’s not welcome anymore? Bullet Blitzes: – 3D printers, if you could reprint something over and over what would it be? – We just watched Dolemite, what is the next new movie you want to see?– Kris is headed to Vegas this weekend to meet Greg and play some poker, what’s the one bet you want me to make for you? -Since we will be apart for our 1st Halloween, how will Kris celebrate the night in Vegas? Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday on www.gratcast.com.
45:08
October 29, 2019
Episode 153: We Launched on StartEngine
California Fire Prevention Tactics of turning off electricity during fast Santa Ana winds by SoCal Edison cut this show short. We do apologize for the disappointment. The day has finally come! Our public offering is live on StartEngine. https://www.startengine.com/gratwick-productions You can invest in Gratwick and get unprecedented access to the creative process, an open-door submission policy, and real influence over what gets funded, who gets cast, and which charities we support. Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday on www.gratcast.com.
21:19
October 28, 2019
Episode 152: An Early Peek At Our Big Announcement
We share the date of our big news and maybe some details… This Week in Review: * China is censoring everybody.* Ellen and George is a bad look* Nicole Arbour had a bad weekend and proved my point.* A writer asked ‘What is good writing’ Main Topic: #PayUpHollywood is trending. The big companies feed on the ‘if you won’t, someone else will’ threat to create a culture where we compete against each other which in turn lowers our collective value. Gratwick Section: Next week we are starting the StartEngine campaign. Legally, we couldn’t say anything until now and that’s why it’s been so hard to build a following — we weren’t allowed to talk about any of this stuff. Stage 1 will be all grassroots and word of mouth, so volunteers are welcome approach us. Bullet Blitzes: * This morning Disney just dropped over 700 titles that will be exclusively available on their streaming platform. How many titles would it take for you to sign up?* Did you ever go to Summer camp or an extended vacation with family? If so, where was your favorite place? * Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother, is starting his own Production Company with the Publicity Exec from Weinstein Company. The news comes two years after Harvey Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Company after accusations from dozens of women of sexual misconduct and one year after Bob Weinstein stepped down from the company’s board. Is this going to be biz as usual?* What positive thing have you learned over our journey together? The Joker Review. Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw If you prefer to listen to the show, they are posted every Wednesday on www.gratcast.com.
01:06:29
October 16, 2019
Episode 151: Is Anything Organic Anymore?
The edited videos from Homecoming weekend will be rolled out this week. The Virgin Atlantic in flight chat system is creepy, who asked for this? The Joker movie is getting people all riled up. We have a big team call tomorrow to decide our launch date. If you support our efforts to build a transparent audience owned studio then please like share and subscribe across all our channels. Main Topic Does anything go viral organically? Which also led into a rant about how Hollywood has offered Kris the proverbial deal with the devil on many occasions. Discord Question What films are we looking forward to seeing that will be contenders for awards? Bullet Blitzes * Did Tyler Perry build his 330 acre studio a bit a late in the Hollywood life cycle?* Is Scorcese yelling get off my lawn at Marvel?* Is there a power shift between the sexes happening?* What type of talent competition should there be that doesn’t already exist? Watch Gratcast live and find other videos and updates on www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join the Discord server with this invitational link: http://www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG00g4JY4B83y05YumODw
01:34:02
October 09, 2019
Episode 150: Buffalo Homecoming Weekend Recap
Huge Weekend of Activities in Buffalo for the Homecoming Weekend and Kris wants to tell & show it all! The Bills won their homecoming game, but lost the following week. Luckily his big weekend back was a winner in more than one way! Too bad his flight home was as turbulent as the Bills 4th week game. Gratwick Section: Regulation CF Update: Issues with StartEngine Main Topic: * Homecoming Weekend – videos are on the youtube livestream shown below.* Live stream Productions over the weekend & Lessons Learned: Always Hire YOUR OWN Crew Discord Section: The Bills are going to the Superbowl, what team would you like to see them play against? Bullet Blitzes: * Joker movie inciting fear already, justified or hype?* Do you think a celebrity has a responsibility to speak up/out or should they just shut up and count their money?* 2 Bills Fans got married during halftime on the field of the Bills- Patriots game. Tacky or cool?* CA is 1st state to pass a bill that would prohibit the NCAA from barring a university from competition if its athletes are compensated for the use of their name, image or likeness beginning in 2023. And college athletes now have rights to get endorsements with their name, image, and likeness instead of the schools – like every other person in the U.S. Thoughts? https://t.co/TmG2uLzB8O Watch the shows live and find other videos and updates on http://www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join our Discord server with this invitational link: www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG… Listen to the show on www.gratcast.com.
01:20:36
October 04, 2019
Episode 149: Back to Buffalo
Kris is headed back to Buffalo for a BIG weekend! Pierce Brosnan says it’s time for a female 007 and Lashana Lynch is rumored to be considered for the role. A new law being enacted this month in Maine, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Evangelos, I-Friendship, was a pioneering attempt to address a common complaint with TV viewers that they must buy a cable to watch channels they want while also paying for lots of channels they do not want. Comcast is trying to sue the state saying it’s against their (a corporation not a person) freedom of speech. Lol!! Gratwick Topic: We added a social media guru to the team – TESS! Kris is going to Buffalo for a HUGE Homecoming weekend! The events start on Friday and last through Sunday – you can check out the livestreams on Gratwick Productions facebook page. Discord Section: * Who do you think is going to be in the Super Bowl this season? * As fall approaches, what are some of your favorite aspects of the season? Gearing up for the holidays? The family time? Team pumpkin spice? Watching Hocus Pocus & Addams Family on repeat with no shame? Bullet Blitzes: * Venice Film Festival asked reporters/press for an embargo on articles and tweets for pre-screenings. One member of the press decided not to listen and was chastised. He took to twitter to say its not fair. What do you think? Is it limiting to press or protective of the filmmakers? * 2/3 are trending on Twitter, guess which one: Mad TV, Seinfeld, Original Madden * St Louis robbery where patron refused to hit the ground, give up his cellphone, and even lit a cig while robber pointed a shotgun at him as he cleared the cash register. Would you be that calm to not fight the guy? * Felicity Huffman got 14 days for bribery of school officials, was it too light and how many days will she actually serve? Watch the shows live and find other videos and updates on http://www.facebook.com/gratwickprodinc To talk to Gratwick Productions every day, join our Discord server with this invitational link: www.discord.me/gratwick. If you like the show, subscribe to the Gratwick Productions channel to get notifications when the next show goes live! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxYG…
01:07:46
October 04, 2019