The Adventures of JBlockbuster

The Adventures of JBlockbuster

By Juliane Block
I'm a film director. I love what I do. I love emotions. I struggle. I fail. I succeed. I love all of it, specifically all the people intersecting with my journey. After doing a few first episodes on my own, I thought it's much more engaging to remember the memorable moments with them together.

PS: I'm also a mom, a tattoo lover, a challenge seeker and I live in Germany... if you must know.
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Talking with director/cartoonist/writer Virginia Kennedy
Today I'm talking to my long time friend, collaborator, director, cartoonist, writer, and much more - Virginia Kennedy, an Australian living in Malaysia (that's where we met.) 00:20 Two white ladies in Malaysia. 01:08 About Virginia Kennedy. 01:45 Virginia and I co-produced, co-wrote and co-directed the comedy mockumentary Kinks. The low-budget journey was fun, and stress, and took us to a lot of interesting locations, like a jungle camp. We also talk about low budget directing and the experience of co-directing, as well as my acting abilities. 10:13 How a German production got kicked out of Malaysia. 13:31 Shooting by the rules, with or without permit and bribery. 17:35 Stupid things white people do. 19:59 The things we really love about Malaysia. 24:10 The funniest receptionist ever. 27:11 Virginia’s future projects, 9 to 5 jobs vs. following your dream. 29:59 My future projects & breaking into the German market. 32:01 Persistence & passion are key. . . Want to check out 'Kinks', the film Virginia and I wrote, produced and directed? Click here! If you want to connect with Virginia, here's how: Instagram: @datadoll Facebook: @Virginiakennedypictures Web: www.virginiakennedy.com . . If you want to connect with me, watch my films, or read more from me, you can find all links to do so here: Juliane Block
34:11
July 16, 2020
Talking with actress/producer Makenna Guyler
00:25 Intro Makenna Guyler, actress & dog lover 02:04 Makenna in ‘The Curse of Hobbes House,’ the scene she loved the most, and a crazy children’s birthday party 10:55 Makenna’s exciting upcoming Sci-Fi mini-series and shooting during COVID19 13:42 The joy and advantages of shooting with smaller crews, teamwork and who should be responsible to get the coffee 18:20 Actor-director relationships 22:52 How does heart surgery compare to filmmaking and the importance of a good 1st AD 25:34 Advice from Makenna for aspiring actresses and actors and that relates to finding your identity and being enough for yourself 33:53 Kids are so authentic and can ground you 35:10 Mountain climbing (Makenna climbed the Kilimanjaro and the Mount Everest Base camp!) and expanding your limits 48:20 The Movie Method Want to check out 'The Curse of Hobbes House', in which Makenna is playing the lead role? Click here to sign up to get to know about the release.  If you want to connect with Makenna, here's how: Instagram: @makennaguyler Instagram: @themoviemethod Twitter: @MakennaGuyler coming soon: www.themoviemethod.com . . If you want to connect with me, watch my films, or read more from me, you can find all links to do so here: Juliane Block
50:26
July 6, 2020
A chat with Mhairi Calvey, actress of Braveheart, 3 Lives, The Curse of Hobbes House
Mhairi Calvey started acting at an early stage. With five, she made her debut in 'Braveheart,' gaining international recognition. For me (Juliane Block) Mhairi has been a lifesaver, playing the lead in my feature '3 Lives,' coming on board only days before principal photography started. The collaboration was so successful that I knew I wanted to work with her again. And we did in 'The Curse of Hobbes House.' Today, Mhairi and I are talking about work, life as an actress, and things to look out for if you aspire to a career on screen. If you want to connect with Mhairi, here's how: www.mhairicalvey.com https://www.spotlight.com/0272-4532-9465 IMDB: imdb.me/mhairicalvey Instagram: @mhairicalveyofficial Facebook: Mhairi Calvey . . If you want to connect with me, watch my films, or read more from me, you can find all links to do so here: Juliane Block
18:55
June 29, 2020
From Hong Kong to Malaysia
At some point I moved to Malaysia. In this episode I tell you about why, and how that ultimately enabled me to make the move into the movie industry. From now on, I'll change to interview people I met during my journey, who I admire or who are dear to me. (I felt that talking just about myself is a bit boring.) You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
06:26
January 25, 2020
Why I hated my job in Hong Kong
I moved to Hong Kong, I thought let's see how long I'll last and then it turned out to be 6 years, which I stayed in Asia. Oh, and I absolutely hated my first job!  You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
07:53
January 24, 2020
Baby steps in Hong Kong & Racism
I've never been to Asia before traveling to Hong Kong planning to stay there. I'm talking about my very first steps, realising what it means to be a Caucasian in Hong Kong and how to find your inner strength. You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
08:52
January 22, 2020
Burn out & Hong Kong
I had one year I really didn't create ANYTHING creative of value... and then I just fled. To Hong Kong. That's my story. You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
08:04
January 20, 2020
School...
Well, in this episode I talk about my time navigating school. Pros and cons. Have a listen to my ramblings and decide for yourself. You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
06:39
January 19, 2020
Being happy... a long road
Did you find the right job for you? I think I have, however, listen to this to hear about all the side steps I had to take...  You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
08:46
January 18, 2020
Did you have imaginary friends?
I did, and it worried my mom at some point. However, I think the source of all creativity is to tap into the stories we made up as children. Find your inner child and preserve it :) You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
04:56
January 17, 2020
Inner Monster
My introduction into the film world was through doing zombie make-up. My intro to do zombie make-up was through my mom's evening parties where she sold make-up. Wanna know more? Have a listen :)  PS: Episode art shows me in 2002 during a film project, where I did the make-up. You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
04:55
January 16, 2020
How it all started
My mental backstory. What epiphany as teenager lay the foundation for me to become a film director. Tapping into my relationship to my parents as well as my point of view on failure and challenge. You want to connect or check out more of my films or writings? http://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock
05:26
January 15, 2020