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Mimosas With Michael

Mimosas With Michael

By Mimosas With Michael
With the fresh success of my podcast ‘When Straight Meets Gay‘ with Richard Trejo and Trey Melton, I wanted to create my own space where I could just sit and talk with my own guests/friends. So I created ‘Mimosas with Michael.’

This is a podcast where I just sit and talk with people about life, love, art – and the vulnerabilities and joys that make us all human.

I come across so many wonderful and fascinating people that I would just grab a mimosas with and talk to – so I hope to share some laughter, tears, and fun stories with you every other Sunday of the month.
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Episode 65 - Isaac Thorne
Isaac Thorne is a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. He is the author of the novel The Gordon Place and the short story collection Road Kills. He also reviews movies and more for TN Horror News. His latest short story Practical Ghosts appears in the TN Horror News anthology Whispers In The Walls. He lives in Middle Tennessee and steers clear of abandoned house basements. Links: TN Horror News: THE GORDON PLACE Amazon: Indiebound/ WHISPERS IN THE WALLS Amazon: ROAD KILLS Amazon: Indiebound/ #author #writer #horror #Tennessee #southern #podcast #interview #novelist #IsaacThorne #MichaelCoulombe
November 29, 2020
Episode 64 - Jeffrey Reddick
Listen to Jeffrey Reddick, the writer of FINAL DESTINATION, talk about his new film DON'T LOOK BACK, his directorial debut. Watch his new film here: DON'T LOOK BACK JEFFREY Twitter:  Jeffrey Reddick
November 22, 2020
Episode 63 - James Duval
You know James from one of his most iconic roles - Frank, from Donnie Darko. I had the pleasure of working with him for a bit on a film called Beast Mode. James is very chill and down-to-earth and he took a moment between projects to sit down with us and talk about his career - and his new film Beast Mode. BIO Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1974. He attended Gladstone High School in Covina, California from 1986 to 1989 as well attending Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, and Fair Valley in Covina. Although he was trained as a classical pianist as a child he eventually moved to the guitar. He used to play for "Antoneus Maximus & The Nuthouze Band" who had been playing gigs at local venues in Los Angeles. 2004 saw them working on their 1st album which included guest appearances by such luminaries as '', 'DjMotiv8' and 'Dante Santiago' from "Black Eyed Peas" as well as 'Kid' (Chris) from "Kid'N'Play". He practices/teaches Hatha Yoga in between films and now plays Guitar/Piano and sings in the band "Gene Wilder" with friends and fellow actors "Brian McGuire" and Brett Roberts #donniedarko #actor #losangeles #independenceday #podcast #interview #jamesduval
November 15, 2020
Episode 62 - Robert Palmer Watkins
So Robert and I have been friends on Instagram and Facebook for some time now but we finally had a chance to sit down and talk about what he has been up to and he has so much going on! So proud of you my friend! BIO Robert Palmer Watkins caught the acting bug early on, beating out hundreds of other teens for the coveted role of Danny in Barksdale Theater's production of GREASE. After 2 years of studying musical theater at Christopher Newport University, he left everything behind to move west where he would graduate from the prestigious American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood. Robert's professional journey began when he booked his first guest stars on Spike's 1000 WAYS TO DIE and Lifetime's MY CRAZY EX. Soon after, he was elevated to leading man status in his first feature, SAFARI. Rob now boasts a robust resume including credits such as FRAT HOUSE MUSICAL for Subway, web series SKETCH JUICE, feature film BACK TO AWESOME, and Cinemax's THE GIRL'S GUIDE TO DEPRAVITY. Watkins racked up 191 episodes in his two and a half years as Dillon Quartermaine on ABC's iconic GENERAL HOSPITAL. Robert recently starred in two action thrillers, LAST THREE DAYS and PUNCTURE. He has two pilots under his belt with CW Seed's CUPID'S MATCH, starring as the titular Cupid, and GREEN VALLEY, starring as Eddie Escovedo. Robert will also soon appear in AMC's new THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND spinoff, airing fall 2020. When he's not on set you'll find Robert at the gym, the beach, on hikes, or in jam sessions with his buddies. He also values quality time with his family back home in Richmond, VA, and North Carolina.
November 7, 2020
Episode 61 - Jasmin Shojai
Jasmin Shojai is an Australian model who has won Australian's Top Glamour Model Search 2 years in a row and has graced such covers as Playboy Magazine, International Edition. Check out here new reality web series on Daily Motion.
October 25, 2020
How Are You?
In these days of Covid-19 and the pandemic, I just wanted to check in and see how are you, the listener, is doing? #covid19 #pandemic #podcast #mimosaswithmichael
October 18, 2020
Episode 60 - Everett Osborne
Everett Osborne was introduced to me by friend and manager, Matt Chassin. Everett has a chill vibe and he is an established basketball player who has launched his own clothing line - Brand Evolving. [I also apologize - even with modern technology - and in the age of video phone calls for social distancing; we had some small issues with connectivity. Please do not let that deter from the powerful message that Everett gives!] BIO Everett Osborne, pro basketball player, actor, model & Founder/CEO of Brand Evolving is a living testament to the power of self-belief & perseverance. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California in a single-parent household, Everett was no stranger to gang culture. Determined to not become a product of his environment, he immersed himself in the game of basketball. Driven by a love for the game and passion for hard work alone, Everett studied and played every day and night. Soon, Everett learned that just because you love something and work hard at it, doesn’t mean the road will be easy. As he matured through the game, Everett faced slander & doubt from coaches and players alike. Once an escape from surrounding disorder, basketball began to feel like turmoil and pure love for the sport was no longer a motivating force. Being counted out began to eat at both his confidence & performance. Though everyone was telling Everett that he wasn’t good enough & to give up, he remained the first one in the gym and the last to leave. He held on to the love for the game and to his dream of becoming a pro player. Through enduring invalidation, Everett saw that hard work matched with an unwavering belief in self attracts success and opportunity. Only 2% of people in the world go to college and play Division 1 basketball on a full scholarship and Everett ended up being the only player from his high school to do so. His unconventional journey from high school to university included a pit stop at LA Trade tech Junior College where Everett was able to grow on and off the court. After a year in the trenches, he received his full-ride basketball scholarship to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and went on to graduate as a student-athlete president. Post-graduation, Everett achieved his dream and became a pro player in Australia where he has played for 3 years. When not playing overseas Everett currently serves as a keynote speaker for a number of corporate and youth organizations and stars in the top basketball commercials and films the world has seen, such as Nike’s “Want it All “ft Lebron James. The accumulation of goals achieved lead Everett to create Brand Evolving was focusing on improving every day is a way of life. On the path to greatness, obstacles are inevitable and Brand Evolving, an extension of Everett Osborne’s testimony, seeks to ignite the tenacity to endure in everyone.
October 11, 2020
Episode 59 - Eric Twiggs
Eric Twiggs was referred to me by my previous guest Brenden from Master Talk. Eric calls himself the Procrastination Prevention Partner and talks to us on how to find ways to stay focused and productive during this global pandemic. BIO Eric M. Twiggs is a founding partner and president of The What Now Movement. His mission is to build high performing entrepreneurs, authors, and career professionals, who are prepared for life’s unexpected curveballs. He is the author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination.  The Discipline of Now has been recognized as a Global Top Ten Finalist for the 2020 Author Elite Awards in the category of Best Self Help Book. This recognition was based on the combination of the following criteria: cover design, content, popularity, and social contribution. Eric is also the host of a weekly inspirational podcast titled "The 30 Minute Hour." As a Certified Life & Business Coach, Eric has conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions, helping executive leaders and entrepreneurs who have moved from feeling frustrated with finding fulfillment. He has also led organizations of 500 or more people in corporate America and shared his message with corporations, associations, and congregations across the country. By reading The Discipline of Now, you will receive a proven blueprint to beat procrastination, so that you make more money, get more done, and feel more confident.
October 4, 2020
Episode 58 - Ken Sledge
I met Ken Sledge, of Sledgehammer Horror, through my dear friend Charlotte Horton. He launched a new horror podcast - MY FIRST HORROR FILM - during the pandemic, and it is definitely garnering attention. Ken is an awesome dude, and I love his podcast - and will be a guest on the show next week. Since October is a few days away, I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce you to: MY FIRST HORROR FILM PODCAST. BIO Ken Sledge is the co-creator and host of Sledge Hammer Horror. He is an avid fan of all things horror and baseball. His family owned a video store as a kid [Downtown Video] so he grew up with access to all the movies he wanted and always gravitated more to the horror section. Sledgehammer Horror #horror #horrormovies #podcast #horrorfilms #fun #funny #mimosas #beer #laughing
September 27, 2020
Episode 57 - Jillian Rose
Jillian Rose is a writer who stopped by to have a mimosa and tell us about her new book Don't Kiss & Sell, now available on Amazon! BIO Although she has a professional marketing and sales background Jillian’s greatest passion has always been creative writing. Aided by glasses of boxed wine, she started writing short stories in between studying for business courses at the University of Pittsburgh. Jillian’s writing continued after she jetted off to work in Tel Aviv after college where she kept her dreams of being a novelist alive. After two years of a high-pressure sales job once she returned stateside, she knew this was the premise to a worthwhile story. Don’t Kiss and Sell is Jillian’s debut novel. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jillian has since relocated to Los Angeles. When she isn’t working on her latest writing projects, you can find her running along the Santa Monica and Venice bike paths or enjoying a Sunday Bloody Mary. Buy her book now on Amazon
September 20, 2020
Episode 56 - Sara Dahman
Sara Dahman is the only Coppersmith in all of the United States [maybe even the world] and since I think that is the extremely fascinating and because she just released a new cookbook, I asked her to stop by the show and teach us about copper! BIO Sara Dahmen is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur, as well as the only female coppersmith in America, manufacturing, restoring, and building copper cookware in her Wisconsin copper shop. Sara’s non-fiction book on the history, science, use, and care of cookware, Copper, Iron, and Clay: A Smith’s Journey, (William Morrow/Harper Collins) features her story, recipes, and interviews from the biggest cookware makers in the world, from Lodge to Ruffoni to Mauviel and more. She single-handedly runs her company, House Copper & Cookware, using tools from the 1800s as well as current power tools, and bases all her new designs on lost American cookware shapes, sourcing all materials from the USA. Sara has published over 100 articles as a contributing editor for various trade magazines, has written for Edible and Root + Bone, among others, and spoke at TEDx Rapid City on how women should enter the trades in order to save the trades themselves from disappearing. Her historical fiction Flats Junction series (Promontory Press, Inc.), including Tinsmith 1865 and Widow 1881, has been critically recognized as well. In her spare time, Sara sews her family authentic clothing for their 1830’s reenactment camping. Sara lives in the country outside Port Washington, Wisconsin with her three young children her husband of 14 years. Buy her book on #Amazon #copppersmith #wisconsin #author #writer #farmer #cookbook
August 30, 2020
Episode 55 - Leonidas Gulaptis
Leonidas Gulaptis is a good friend of mine. We met on the set of the film THE ANSWER, filmed over seven years, in Northern California, on that film, we became good friends. We have not had a chance to catch up - so we took the opportunity to catch up and talk about his new film 'A Nice Girl Like You.' BIO Leonidas is an Australian actor best known for his critically-acclaimed roles in the award-winning Gala & Godfrey and The Answer, both of which earned him critical praise and award nominations. He is appearing in the rom-com A Nice Girl Like You co-starring Lucy Hale. Gulaptis is also a show creator and producer on the upcoming adventure/documentary series Cafe Racers. #austrailian #actor #lucyhale #losangeles #newyork #theanwer #podcast #leonidasgulaptis #michaelcoulombe
August 23, 2020
Episode 54 - The Blind Blogger
Maxwell Ivey, known as the Blind Blogger, reached out to me online and wanted to share his story - about being a blind blogger. So let me introduce you to the Blind Blogger BIO Maxwell Ivey is an inspirational and motivational personal coach who also runs a business buying and selling carnival equipment and amusement park rides. A native Texan, Max loves to sing and spend time with his unique and crazy dog, a “Greymation” named Penny (half Greyhound, half Dalmation). Reading, singing, and blogging are among Max’s favorite things to do. He especially enjoys helping others find their bliss.
August 16, 2020
Episode 53 - Brent M Bailey
You know Brent as the Shell Gas spokesperson, but I know him as a friend and an actor.  We met a few years ago on the set of a vampire film in Montana called CRIMSON WINTER. He is a cool guy and I wanted to sit with him and catch up on what he is up to these days. BIO Born in Tucson, Arizona, Brent Bailey spent his childhood in Texas and Arizona, graduating from high school in Scottsdale. After attending college and earning his Master's in Business, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Brent has been on your TV constantly whether you realized it or not. He has done roughly 100 commercials and currently is the Shell Spokesperson. Brent starred as famed JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen opposite Oscar® nominees Woody Harrelson and Richard Jenkins, in Rob Reiners 'LBJ.' Brent has four feature films in post production and additional feature film credits include 'Think Like A Man', 'Fatal Beauty', 'Girlfriends of Christmas Past' and 'The Republic Of Two.' Television audiences will recognize Brent from numerous diverse and compelling roles on hit shows like 'N.C.I.S', 'Lucifer', 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D', 'Criminal Minds', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Young & Hungry' and many others. Notably, he also starred in the wildly popular web series 'Emma Approved' winner of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award® for "Outstanding Interactive Program."
August 9, 2020
Episode 52 - Brenden Kumarasamy
Meet Brenden from Master Talk, a YouTube channel dedicated to the art of Public Speaking! BIO Brenden is the founder of MasterTalk, a YouTube channel he started to help the world master the art of public speaking and communication. He coaches purpose-driven entrepreneurs on how to master their message and share their ideas with the world. Master Talk on Facebook Master Talk on Instagram
August 2, 2020
Episode 51 - Patrick Barnitt
Patrick Barnitt and I have the same manager, Matt Chassin. We had talked a bit online - cool guy. Played a BORG in Star Trek...and you know that is the coolest thing. So naturally I had to have him on the show and talk about that!! BIO He is also a jazz singer and appeared as "The Crooner" in the award winning Los Angeles musical "Shag with a Twist". His debut record, "When the Time is Right" was released in 2001 and is a collection of standards from the great American songbook. He appears in venues all over Los Angeles Sway video:
July 26, 2020
Episode 50 - Anna Elena Pepe
Anna Elena Pepe and I were in the same film - The Central Authority. So she came by the show to talk about doing a socially distanced film while on quarantine in London, England. BIO Anna Elena Pepe is a bilingual Italian-English actress and author. She completed the prestigious program European Act organised by The Royal Academy in London in collaboration with the International Institute of Performing arts in Paris where, in addition to acting, she also studied creative writing. Her screen acting credits include the films: Un Viaggio di Cento Anni (directed by legendary Italian director Pupi Avati) I Love you (directed by Emmy Award Winner Richard Blandhard), The Tuscan Wedding (directed by Johan Nijenhuis, NETFLIX), and the lead roles in the Web/TV series It's not you, Interplay and Totò e Daiana. We will see her in the upcoming film The Central Authority, the first socially distanced film, entirely shot during quarantine and directed by Kristin West and Armin Nasseri. She is a also a dubbing and voice-over artist. She has worked for many brands, such as Vodafone, Swarovski, Ryanair, Fisher Price, Hasbro, Sony and for productions such as Warner Bros, Paramount and HBO. Her passion for acting comes from the power of telling stories. So, as a progression, Anna felt the need to write her own stories, especially to create great, unconventional Female roles. Anna wrote a TV series that was selected for the competition Netpitch Television by the Writers Guild of Italy and has been picked up for development. She is also writing a film and a web series.
June 21, 2020
Episode 49 - Nikolay Moss
I met Nickolay Moss through Instagram. He is a mutual friend of Guy Wilson, who I worked with years ago on a film, and just have always kept in touch! Seeing as we are in the same industry, Nick and I have talked many times, and I thought he would great to have on the show to talk about his upcoming projects...and well, also winning his Emmy! BIO Nikolay 'Nick' Moss is an Emmy® Award-Winning American actor, known for his leading roles in The Cobblestone Corridor & GodComplx, among others. At the 2017 NE Emmy® Awards, Nick won the Emmy® for Outstanding Performer for his portrayal of Brock Larson in TV Series, The Cobblestone Corridor. The show was honored with a total of 3 Emmy® Awards (Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Writer & Outstanding Director) out of 9 nominations. Nick grew up as a "third culture kid", moving to different countries every few years throughout his childhood. Nick speaks both Russian & Polish, is an accomplished Piano player (classical & jazz), a former collegiate soccer player, holds a Bachelor's degree from GWU, and was born in Silver Spring, Maryland.
June 14, 2020
Episode 48 - Charles Chudabala
Charles and I have been friends for a while. We both run around the horror circuit a lot, even being a part of the same horror anthology book. After we both acted in the same film [The Central Authority] it made sense to have him on the show! BIO Charles Chudabala is an actor and producer, known for The Gallows Act II (2019), Fameless (2015) and Ugly Sweater Party (2018).
June 7, 2020
Episode 47 - Genoveva Rossi
Genoveva Rossi and I have known each other for a while over Facebook and Instagram. We have the same manager but seeing that she lives on the East Coast and I am on the West Coast here in Los Angeles, we have never had the opportunity to meet in person - so this was a nice way for us to sit down and talk about the film industry and how we stay motivated during the quarantine. BIO Genoveva Rossi is a award winning actress of film and stage, a cult film star, and a well-known horror genre actress. "Genoveva Rossi is one of the best known Scream Queens in the world, " writes Clare Nixon of The Digital Dead (UK). This horror queen is best known for her portrayal of gypsies, witches, fortune tellers, Satanists, and soldiers. Genoveva has over 98 acting credits. Look for her in Herschell Gordon Lewis’ BloodMania, Death House, Lloyd Kaufman’s Shakespeare’s Shitstorm, Blood Slaughter Massacre, Hunters, Apocalypse Kiss, A Dark Place Inside, I Spill Your Guts, Tapestry, Toxic Tutu, and many more!
May 31, 2020
Episode 46 - Brantley J Brown
Brantley J Brown is my writing partner. We have written many scripts together! We were even hired to write two scripts together so far. He has been on the podcast before but this is the first time he has been on the show by himself! So I figured it was time you all met Brantley! [and I apologize for the poor wifi service] BIO Brantley J. Brown is a screenwriter who lives in Southern California. He is engaged to his boyfriend of four years and is the father of three children; Jacob, Kaden, and Madison. He majored in Media Arts & Animation through the Art Institutes of Pittsburgh and does freelance graphic design work on the side. He has created promotional artwork for "Axe", an upcoming feature film starring Adam Huss, which is written and directed by Michael Coulombe. In 2015, Brantley wrote the script for the short film, "Evan Says", also serving as script supervisor. The short received generally positive reviews. Someday, Brantley hopes to be able to adapt the script for "Evan Says" into a feature. Another short film, entitled "Family Ties", released in 2016, was based upon an original story by Brantley. At the beginning of 2018. Brantley completed his first feature length screenplay, "Chuckles". Award winning and nominated writer/director Michael Coulombe, known for Ax(2012), is attached to direct. Making an impression with his work on "Chuckles" Brantley was brought on board to co-write, with Michael Coulombe, the upcoming feature film adaptation of the short "Del Obispo Road". Starring Edward Coupland, the feature length version of "Del Obispo Road" is due for release in summer of 2019
May 24, 2020
Episode 45 - Dana & Rory Ogden
Dana & Rory Ogden are mother and daughter. We are part of the same management team - and they are up to some fun stuff, including a fun feature film, that I had the chance to be involved in! BIOS Dana Olita-Ogden Dana Olita headed out to California for her daughter Rory’s acting career.  Along the way she started writing screenplays.  One day she decided to do an open mic to see if people thought her Mob Comedy screenplay was actually funny. She was promptly booked at that venue and than others from there.  She currently performs in clubs all over LA. Rory Ogden Teen actress Rory Ogden headed west for California when she was only 15.  She quickly graduated High School and went to work as a full time actress.  She has appeared multiple times on the ABC hit What Would You Do? and the Adult Swim cult hit This House Has People In It.  She has also appeared in multiple films and national commercials.  She released her first music single Don’t Wanna Fit in at age 12.
May 17, 2020
Episode 44 - Camden Toy
Camden has been on such shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Emmy winning series The Bay. We have the same manager and we never had a chance to talk, so we sat down and had a conversation over zoom! BIO: Camden Toy is best known for playing some of the creepiest and scariest villains on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He played one of the Gentlemen in the Emmy Award nominated episode "Hush", the skin eating demon Gnarl, and the recurring role of the all powerful Ubervamp. He also appeared on the fifth season of Angel as The Prince of Lies. Toy was a series regular on both the Emmy Award winning series The Bay, and the television sitcom Goodnight Burbank. Camden Toy on Facebook Camden Toy on Twitter
May 10, 2020
Episode 43 - Marco Parra
Interviewed actor Marco Parra. We talk about life in quarantine and being a Latino actor in Los Angeles, especially during a global pandemic, how important diversity is - and how his favorite actor is Al Pacino! BIO Marco Parra is an American actor, born and raised in Nogales Arizona. Marco credits include network shows such as: Showtimes critically acclaimed series SHAMELESS, John Singleton’s FX crime-drama SNOWFALL, and most recently, Hulu/Freeform’s new series Party of Five. Marco started his career acting in over 10 national commercials and as a regular sketch performer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other credits also include, writer and producer of multiple festival selected short films. Marco’s first full length feature FADED that he co-wrote is slated to shoot in 2021. Marco on Instagram
May 3, 2020
Episode 42 - Safer-at-Home
After a hiatus from the podcast, during the age of Covid-19 and the ever constant use of Zoom, I decided to relaunch the podcast with interviewing the cast/crew of my new horror web series, Safer-at-Home. Check out the installments page on YouTube. BIOS Adam Cabrera is one of the baddest mothas you'll ever meet but nice as hell, would give you the shirt off of his back if he didn't love it so much. He comes from a small town in New Mexico, and is making his way through this world one film or short film at a time. He also had a dog but doesn't anymore! Alex Henderson grew up in Calabasas, played football and graduated from Norther Arizona University. After many concussions he decided to leave the world of sports in pursuit of story telling. He suffers from night terrors and sleepwalking. Harold White, Jr raised in Nashville, TN grew up around 10 brothers and sisters, one of the most positive people in the world, and always knew he was a go-getter since walking at the age of 6 moths. Playing baseball could've paved the the way for his future but storytelling has always been his greatest gift. Having kids has only taught Harold one important thing in life....make sure they know they can be whatever they want to be. Harold's favorite saying is 'Be Phenomenal or Be Forgotten.' Harold wants everyone to know that he is only in the position because of God and his family. #StayPositive
April 29, 2020
Quarter Episode 0.75 - Jacob Houston
Met up with Jacob Houston, Victor Kozlowski from NBC's AP BIO, at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA. He took a moment to stop by and say Hi!
October 28, 2019
Episode 41 - Cale Hammond
 I had the opportunity to meet and work with Cale Hammond on the tennis drama pilot AD Out, that I directed for Troy Akin. Cale is cool as fuck and I was grateful to direct him in his first acting project. Cale is one of the nicest guys I have ever met but plays the best douche in the show.  In real life he is an athlete and a social media coordinator for The Tennis Channel You can listen to his interview on here: BIO: Tennis Channel Writer, Reporter, Social Media Coordinator   Cale Hammond on Instagram Cale Hammond on Twitter #tennis #AdOut #tall #actor #taylorswift #supermodel #athlete #webseries #youtube #socialmdia #sports #Oklahoma
June 9, 2019
Episode 40 - Jake Jensen
 Jake and I were friends on Instagram first.  Then we got to work together when Troy Akin brought him in to act in the web series AD Out, which I directed. Since Jake is an athlete including tennis, it was an obvious fit.  So Jake came on the show to talk about his career and his experience on the set of AD Out. BIO: Jake is an actor, musician, screenwriter, and producer. He has a PhD in Sport Psychology and specializes in mindfulness training for athletes, actors, and others. His experiences while attending graduate school in east Tennessee helped fuel the development of Marmousch, set in Nashville, which is about a southern evangelist, a retired uber-pious baseball player, and country music. And the Lord. Jake has many projects in development including one about sport psychologists and can’t wait to play Victor Lemmons in The Race  Jake Jensen Instagram #mimosas #athlete #tennis #adout #actor #model #professor #youtube #advice
May 19, 2019
Episode 39 - Kara Schaaf
 So Kara and I met on the set of Confessions of a Womanizer with Andrew Lawrence. She is the sister of my friend and producer Tim Schaaf. Now, Andrew is a good friend of mine and we have done three (3) films together - and he will be a guest on the podcast soon! But I wanted to bring on the lovely Kara to talk about her experience being in the film STALK I directed for Horror House. You can watch STALK on YouTube here: STALK BIO: Kara Schaaf is an actress and producer, known for Confessions of a Womanizer (2014), Better Than Love and The Frightening (2002). Instagram Twitter #alzheimer #netflix #halloween #actress #adorable #podcast #horror #coffee #gameofthrones #WillandGrace #funny #love
May 5, 2019
Quarter Episode .05 - Richard Trejo
Love me some Richard Trejo. He is my friend and sound engineer. Recorded this the other day when at his house recording podcast episodes!
May 1, 2019
Episode 38 - Justin Chamberlain
 I met Justin Chamberlain through my friend (and frequent guest host) Richard Trejo. Justin came and worked on the short film STALK I directed for Horror House. BIO: Justin Chamberlain grew up in Lake Jackson, Texas and was born on June 15, 1992. At the age of 15, he began directing and acting in videos for his school, and developed an interest in filmmaking which he carried with him through his education. He studied and observed emotion and behavior over the following years, which brought him from Texas, to Tennessee, to Arkansas, to Colorado, to Utah, to Argentina, and finally to Los Angeles, California. His first film was The Campus (2017), and he starred in his most recent feature, One Time Gift (2018). He loves boxing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and playing the drums. Justin on Instagram #slayallday #youngforever #actor #filmmaker #millenial #model #cellphone #driving #athlete #shirtless #trainor #handsome #banana #funny #precious #horror
April 28, 2019
Episode 37 - Eileen Dietz
  I met Eileen about 4 years ago (around my 40th Birthday) on a film we did. I literally flew in from Costa Rica - celebrating my birthday - and she was an actress on the film Pale Horse. With our love of horror we bonded quickly and became fast friends. In fact, to this day we still talk and hang out. I am grateful to her as both an actress and a friend. BIO: Eileen Dietz was born in New York City along with a twin sister, named Marianne. While Eileen went on to be an actress Marianne lives in Florida and has 3 terrific children. Eileen has been lucky to be involved with many award-winning projects. She was in the original Tony winning Steambath with Tony Perkins and went on to portray the Demon who possesses Regan in The Exorcist, following that was the Emmy-winning General Hospital where she portrayed Sarah a patient in a mental hospital in Port Charles and also the Emmy-winning Helter-Skelter where she was one of the Manson Gang. While these are the award-winning projects, Eileen has been blessed to continue working on many other projects. her latest favorites being The Queen Of Screams, (Norma Desmond meets Carrie in a fiery finish) and Legend Of The Mountain Witch along with The Curse Of The Flesh. There are also scripts in development to which she is attached Lullaby by Edward Romero, Krampus by Amanda Carver, Deadly Rites, and Blood Lust to be shot in England. #actress #horror #movies #exorcist #eileendietz #scary #creepy #podcast #interview #friends #love #life
April 14, 2019
Episode 36 - Jason Mercado
 Jason has been a big supporter of me as a writer and a filmmaker. Now it is my turn to support him and give him a big shout out on this week's episode of Mimosas With Michael. BIO: Jason Mercado is an accomplished actor whose credits include television and theatre . Mr. Mercado is known to be a talented model whose credits include many print campaigns and runway modeling shows. Jason was raised between Argentina and New York and has a background on music and arts . He has been coached by some of the top mentors in the industry .. He study performing arts in New York City and also was a student at the prestigious New York Film Academy . He has booked modeling jobs in Europe , South America and the US and has often been featured in sports modeling ads. He has been cast in many commercials and independent films. #actor #model #italian #latin #latino #columbia #newyork #Narcos #netflix #coffee #JessicaAlba #instagram #hug
March 31, 2019
Episode 35 - Vanessa Esperanza
 Vanessa Esperanza is an amazing actress. She is repped by my manager Matt Chassin as well, and I reached out to her when I was casting for my film LOVE ME NOT for Horror House. She is wonderfully kind and extremely talented and I am excited to have her on this week's episode. BIO: Vanessa Esperanza is an actress and writer, known for CSI: NY (2004), Roberto (2013) and Silent Cry Aloud (2016). Instagram Twitter #DannyTrejo #actress #Wisconsin #farmer #dairy #milk #hostess #cuban #latina #latin #classicalmusic #energy #superhero #HBO
March 24, 2019
Episode 34 - Sally Kirkland
  I have had the pleasure to form an online friendship with Sally Kirkland - the joys of Facebook and social media - and she took some time out to be interviewed for our podcast. Growing up in the industry, and the daughter of a woman who was the editor of both Vogue and Life and a string of movies that have become more than classics, Sally Kirkland is a living legend. BIO Sally Kirkland, BEST Actress Oscar Nominee, Golden Globe winner, Independent Spirit Award winner, LA Film Critics Circle Award winner and veteran of over 200 films. Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has certainly made an indelible mark on Hollywood history. Born in New York City, her mother was the fashion editor at Vogue and LIFE magazine. Sally began her career on the off-Broadway circuit and trained under 'Lee Strasberg'. Sally Kirkland is a film, TV, and theater veteran since the 1960's and is probably best known for the film "Anna," for which she garnered the Best Actress Oscar nomination and won the Best Actress Golden Globe, the Independent Spirit Award, and the LA Film Critic's Circle Award. Sally's first director in 1964 was Andy Warhol in "13 Most Beautiful Women." In 1968 she became the first nude actress in American history, "Sweet Eros" by Terrence McNally. Her 220 films also include: "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "Coming Apart," "Cold Feet," "Best of the Best," "Revenge," "JFK," "ED TV," "Bruce Almighty", "Coffee Date" and "Archaeology of a Woman". In the past couple of years she has starred in "Buddy Solitaire", "Gnaw" and "The Most Hated Woman in America" co-starring with Melissa Leo and Peter Fonda. And coming out soon, she has starred in "Sarah Q", "Cuck", "Invincible" and she's preparing to star in "The Talking Tree". She was nominated for Best Actress in a TV movie by the Hollywood Foreign Press for "The Haunted- A True Story." Her television credits include: guest starring on "Criminal Minds," recurring on "Head Case" and "the Simple Life." She guest starred on "Resurrection Blvd," and in the TV movie, "Another Woman's Husband." Sally had a recurring role on "Felicity". She starred on the NBC movie, "Brave New World." She starred in the TV movie, "Song of Songs" and was a series regular on the TV show "Valley of the Dolls." She also starred in the TV movie, "The Woman Who Loved Elvis." She had a recurring role as Barbara Healy in the original "Roseanne" series. She starred in the TV movie, "Heatwave" and recurred as Tracy on "Days of Our Lives." Sally is also an exhibited painter, poet, renowned acting coach and ordained minister. #Oscar #GoldenGlobe #Vogue #model #actress #AndyWarhol #LeeStrasberg #Picasso #YouTube #Studio54 #Chanel #ChristianDior #NewYork #AStarisBorn #Horror #LoveMeNot #BettyWhite #GoldenGirls
March 10, 2019
Episode 33 - Adam Devenport
 Adam Devenport and I met on the set of Boss Cheer and immediately bonded...and a year after the show is done we still keep in touch. He is very positive and uplifting and I enjoyed chatting with him. He is also extremely talented and athletic. He is someone I greatly admire. We talk often - one of the joys of social media! I recorded this on my phone and I sound like the guest on Adam sounds like he is in studio....gotta love it!  BIO: I'm Adam! I'm from and live in South Carolina and I'm 25 years old. I'm an entrepreneur, influencer, pro-tricker and free thinker. With over 44,800 followers on Instagram, my mission is to positively influence people that admire & respect me. My platform is to be genuinely me on and off social media, in front of or behind the camera. Follow Adam on Instagram Subscribe to Adam on YouTube
March 3, 2019
Episode 32 - Horror House
  I am so excited about this episode because I sit down with my boys Brantley J Brown and Ray McCann and we talk about our project that we are most passionate about: Horror House Media, which is our channel on Youtube where we show original short form horror films! We have launched two films: Soundbite and Stalk, and about to launch our third Love Me Not. This really is a fun and funny interview with 3 fun lively individuals!   Instagram: Horror House Media Twitter: Horror House Media
February 24, 2019
Quarter Episode 0.25 - Michael O'Keefe
A new segment I am trying out where I do quarter episodes as I'm running around town meeting people. First victim, er I mean guest is radio host and writer from Ontario, Canada Michael O'Keefe
February 21, 2019
Episode 31 - Edward Payson
  I met Edward last year at his film festival - The Anti-Hero Production Genre Film Festival - in Burbank, CA when the short film, The Deal, I directed premiered there. I had many conversations with him about his film career including his documentary and I knew he was someone I had to have on the show! BIO: Edward Payson grew up in Derry, New Hampshire. Edward knew since he was a little boy that he wanted to direct films. He packed up and moved to California at twenty years old to attend Columbia College Hollywood where he went on to achieve a bachelor's degree in Cinema. While a freshman at Columbia he directed his first feature film, Morbid: A Love Story. It was an ambitious project with a a 70 person cast that took Edward two years to complete due to many complications including the unfortunate and unexpected loss of his father Edward Payson Senior. The film was a finalist at the Las Vegas Film Festival. Edward followed up Morbid with the drama A Mother's Love and two more short films Happy Anniversary and The Itch all in the thriller/horror genre. He went on from there to help produce two feature films, The ID Proxy directed by his friend and New Hampshire native Matthew C. Dummond and the other The Rule of Law directed by his new found friend Moziko Wind. Edward also became friends with the also talented horror director Brandon Scullion and held key roles in his films, The Black Guitar, The Suicide Films, and Recess. Upon graduating Columbia College Edward directed his second feature the documentary film, Unsigned, a story following three unsigned rock bands out of LA through there every day struggles and triumphs. He later would return to the horror genre, directing The Cohasset Snuff Film in 2011, a gritty look into the mind of serial killer Collin Mason. Here Edward met Director of Photography Kevin A. McCarthy. They worked so well together Kevin and Edward directed the action/horror feature Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce in 2012 starring Kevin's brother Michael McCarthy, Jordan Elizabeth, Kane Hodder and R.A. Mihailoff. Instagram: Edward Payson
February 17, 2019
Episode 30 - Friday the 13th
 On October 13, 2017 my previous podcast, When Straight Meets Gay, launched an hour long episode with a few of the creators of the original Friday the 13th: Victor Miller, the writer; Harry Manfredini, the composer; and Adrienne King as Alice. Even though the podcast is no longer available I kept the recording. I love this interview. We had the best time - it was great to interview them with co-host Richard Trejo. I hope you enjoy this interview as Mimosas With Michael presents the When Straight Meets Gay Podcast interview of Friday the 13th.
February 10, 2019
Episode 29 - Candice Callins
  I met Candice through my manager Matt Chassin. We met at a horror festival down in San Diego and the first she said to me was 'I want to die in a horror film; and I want to die in a blaze of glory.' So I said...done! I used her likeness in one of my horror shorts for Horror House but her awesome film is coming soon so stay tuned. In the meantime, listen to us yuck it up, with guest host Richard Trejo. BIO: Candice Callins is an actress, writer and producer, most known for her role in My Crazy Ex on Lifetime. She was born in Los Angeles, California and started acting at the age of 7 in theatre, performing in plays at school. After college, she knew she wanted to do film. She made a plan and enrolled in cold reading classes to prepare. Her second week in class, she was given a business card from a manager. He believed in her and wanted to represent her without any film credits. She realized at that moment this was the career for her. She hasn’t looked back, even when others tried to discourage her. Since beginning her film career she has been on Supreme Justice and Critique It with Toni and Morgan. She is currently working on The Carting Call which she wrote, produced and is starring in.
February 3, 2019
Episode 28 - Nick Zara
Back in July of 2018 I did a blog interview with this guy Nick! I met him while traveling in London for my birthday last February. I love this guy's vibe. One of the coolest cats I have ever met. It took a year but we finally got him on the show! Thank you Nick for taking the time to be on the show. He is one of of the few international guests we have had PLUS he is the first one to sing live on the show! BIO Nick Zara is a singer and songwriter from Italy!
January 21, 2019
Theme song - 2019
Our new theme song for 2019! Thoughts?
January 17, 2019
Episode 27 - Jake Red
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January 13, 2019
Episode 26 - Thanksgiving 2018
Wanted to say how grateful I am to all of my family, my friends, and my fans who have helped me grow this podcast. I wish you all the best for the rest of 2018 and into 2019
November 22, 2018
Episode 25 - Taylor Murphy Sinclair
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October 28, 2018
Episode 24 - Troy Akin
I met this guy on Instagram. I liked this vibe. So I brought him to talk and have mimosas. BIO: Troy Akin born and raised in Orinda, CA was a two sport varsity athlete where he played NCAA tennis at Chapman university. Unexpectedly Troy fell in love with acting at Chapman. There he found his passion for screen acting and moved to LA to pursue his dream. He has worked with major brands like Gatorade, Apple, Mizuno, NCAA and more he finally booked his first pilot in the summer of 2018. This Chris Pine meets Zac Morris of Saved by the Bell hopes to become a regular on your television screen.
October 7, 2018
Happy One Year Anniversary
In September of 2017 I approached my friend Richard Trejo and told him I wanted to launch my own podcast. He was gracious enough at the time to open his home studio for me to record at. He even served as my engineer - and was my third guest on the show! I was fairly new to podcasting - I suppose even one year in I would still be considered a newbie - I just knew I had a good idea and that I loved talking! My first several guests called into the show as Richard's studio was not in Los Angeles and we scheduled around both of our active film schedules. Having guests call in was easier. I would schedule two or three in one afternoon and then we would edit them and release them every other week. Then as the podcast grew I started receiving requests from guests and friends who wanted to talk about an upcoming project they had and wanted a platform in which to talk about it. So for more timely and relevant news I decided to start a blog portion where I could feature artists, musicians, and actors - as well as my own thoughts on life. I would even attend fun events and blog from them, including red carpet interviews and random introductions of people I met at festivals and conventions and post them on the YouTube page. Podcasting is a full time job, between scheduling interviews, editing episodes, and trying to consistently grow the audience, but I won't lie - I love it! Being a filmmaker I meet many amazing actors and artists who have great stories to tell...and who also love mimosas, naturally! I am truly grateful to those who have helped this podcast grow and those who continually support it. Thank you to Richard Trejo for helping my vision come to life. Thank you to Josh and Jennifer Burnell, who allow me to use their studio, it is because of them that I am able to grow - and now have in-studio guests! Thank you to my dearest friends Tyler Gallant and Veronica Kuzents and Brantley J. Brown and Tyler Piedmonte for always listening to my ideas and helping promote the show - as well as liking every tweet or Instagram post. I also want to say thank you to everyone who has been on the show - and who will be on the show - and to those who have emailed me, texted me, or messaged me their feedback about the show. I hope you will grow with me during the next year and the years to follow.
October 1, 2018
Episode 23 - Brian Nuesi
Met this gentleman on Instagram and we became friends. I found him interesting and asked him to come have mimosas with me! BIO: Brian is an actor, producer from the Dominican Republic and living in Los Angeles.
September 23, 2018
Episode 22 - Ben Patrick Johnson
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September 9, 2018
Episode 21 - Veronica Kuznets
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August 26, 2018
Episode 20 - Ben Kaplan
Ben and I have been friends for a while now and I knew he would be a fun guest to have on the he took a trip to the studio, grabbed a nice cold mimosa, and sat down to have a quick chat: BIO: Ben Kaplan is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He was born in West Hartford, Connecticut but grew up in Columbia, Missouri. At a young age, Ben showed a love for performing and film. In high school, he began filming sketches and short films with friends. While in college at the University of Missouri, he began performing stand-up comedy and improv. In 2009, Ben was a semi-finalist in Rooftop Comedy's National College Stand-Up Comedy Contest. He was also a frequent finalist and semi-finalist in the Midwest's Last Comic Standing. After graduating from college, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his career. In 2014 he produced his first feature film, SLASHER.COM, and was also the lead
August 12, 2018
Episode 19 - Jordan Ver Hoeve
So Jordan is like my little brother. We met on the set of the BRAT TV show Boss Cheer. It was a fun show to work on. Jordan and I became friends on set and asked to be on the he stopped by the studio and had mimosas and talked! We talk about acting, modeling, the show we met on, and exchange scary stories. BIO: Jordan Ver Hoeve is an actor, known for Boss Cheer (2018) and 666: Teen Warlock (2016).
July 29, 2018
Episode 18 - Andres Vallejo
Met this wonderful handsome guy Andres, a Colombian actor, model, and athlete from Colombia. He is also a writer, producer, and YouTuber...and Mimosas with Michael is his first podcast! BIO: Colombian actor, writer, producer and you-tuber. Raised in Colombia Andrés comes from a family of artists. At the age of 3 he started to play the piano and since his early years he has received musical and dance training. At the age of 12 he became an accomplished speed-skater wining several tournaments. And around the same time he joined a theater group in Colombia. After doing a lot of theater in his own country Andrés moved to the USA to focus 100% on his artistic career. Today Andres resides in Los Angeles, California where he actively pursues his career as an actor. He has worked for companies like Universal Music Group as a publicist. Univision Networks as a Producer and Bunim Murray Productions as an Associate Producer and a writer. He launched his YouTube channel and a web series in early 2016 and ever since he's building a name for himself as a digital influence-r. He recently stared in Shakespeare in Love as Ned Alleyn in Bogotá, Colombia and has a movie on demand, in English, called Reel Nightmare. He's done a lot of theater in Hollywood and thanks to one of his performances Al Pacino came up to him after a show and congratulated the Colombian actor for his role. His excellent background both behind and in front of the cameras make him a well rounded artist. And his focus, nonstop persistence and dedication have put Andrés, very quickly, on the map of the Hollywood entertainment show business.
July 15, 2018
Episode 17 - Ryan Kendrick
I met Ryan through my friend Taylor J. Martin at the AT&T Shape event held at Warner Bros Studios. I was there networking and checking out new technology, and Ryan was there as an actor - as they allow filmmakers to shoot short films on their lot that weekend for free. Which I LOVE more than anything. Note to self: shoot a short film on the Warner Bros lot next year! So check out my interview with Ryan as we drink mimosas and talk! BIO Ryan Kendrick is an American actor born and raised in Northern California. His father is of Persian decent and his mother is American. He studied acting and played basketball at San Diego State University. He is most known for being a recurring police officer on Days Of Our Lives. He is also known for his heavy social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. Follow him on all social media at: RyanKendrickTV
July 1, 2018
Episode 16 - Keith Kirkwood
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Elected Los Angeles Official and Governor Appointed Keith Kirkwood to have a mimosa and chat. This was a fun podcast to record - as Keith has an amazing amount of energy but this was also the first podcast we did that was recorded with video and you can check it out on our YouTube page.. So you can see what I look like when I am having mimosas with my guests!
June 17, 2018
Episode 15 - David Namminga
David Namminga is a dear and close friend of mine. We met one day while he was doing background work on a film. We struck up a conversation and became friends - even ended being neighbors once. I have the pleasure of watching him grow as an actor and a model. BIO: David Namminga is a Los Angeles based Actor and Model. He stars in the upcoming films "Tournament" and "Apocalypse Rising". He often ponders the meaning of life
June 3, 2018
Episode 14 - Del Obispo Road
So at the end of last year I wrote a short film based on a story told to me by my friend and actress Rochelle Robinson. I thought it would make a great film and I sat down and wrote it one day while on set filming. My good friend Edward Coupland wanted to help produce it. Then I wrote my screenplay Axe. Edward read it and loved the complexity of the character. From there he asked me if I would consider adapting the short film Del Obispo Road into a feature - so that he could act in a film that was complex and well written as well. I asked my friend Brantley - who had just finished his film Chuckles to assist me. We are very proud of this project!
May 20, 2018
Episode 13 - Juan Restrepo
This young man Juan moved to the US from Colombia when he was 17 years old. Now at 21 he is an actor, model, and musician. He stopped to have his first mimosa and talk to us about his journey. BIO: Juan Felipe Restrepo is a latino Actor and Model based in L.A. He was born in Colombia to his father, a surgeon, and his mother, an Engineer. He is the middle child in a family of three brothers. During his youth he was very involved in arts; writing, drawing, painting and playing the guitar. Acting came to him on his teenage years, where he fell in love with it and has been doing it ever since. He became member of a theatre company from his hometown named "La Maleta Roja" with which he participated on International Theatre Festivals. After training in Colombia he decided to move to L.A, where he graduated with a BFA in acting and developed a craft, which has sharpened his skills and allowed him to develop new talents, such as Stunts, Stage Combat, Freerunning, Modeling, as well as writing, producing and starred in his own film "Hijo Prodigo", making him winner of multiple awards.
May 5, 2018
Episode 12 - Pierre Bohanna
While I was in London for my birthday I got the change to meet and sit down with Pierre Bohanna, prop maker for such films as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and even Wonder Woman. He was introduced to me by friend Kat Miller of Muggle Net, the #1 Harry Potter Fan website. BIO: Pierre’s work history began with apprenticeships in pattern making, Engineering and boat building. Working initially on a bespoke sports car project, then prototype dory’s to off shore racing powerboats. His carrier in film started with a junior position at a model-making and effects company called Bowtell’s specialising in TV commercials and photography. This was pre-visual effects and so required ‘in camera’ models and effects. A great learning experience. Eventually he became a freelance Modeller and worked in the London area for similar effects companies and production companies (including Spitting Image and Hat Trick productions). Eventually he started working on Film Productions mostly at the three major studios of Pinewood, Leavesden and Shepperton making specialised Props, costumes and models. This included films such as Judge Dread, Phantom Menace, First Knight. Then he was asked to organise and make a large order of Props for Titanic. This began his carrier of organising, setting up and running departments for film productions to manufacture Props, Models and special Costumes. This includes films such as The World is not Enough, all 8 Harry Potter films, Sunshine, Dark Knight, Gravity, Edge of Tomorrow, The Force Awakens, Rogue One, Beauty and the Beast, The Legend of Tarzan, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Star Wars – the Last Jedi, The Justice League. Films yet to be released or in production – Ready Player One, Han Solo, Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Gringelwald, Extinction, Wonder Woman 2, Stat Wars 9.
March 24, 2018
Episode 11 - Brandie Sylfae
I am excited to introduce you to another kick ass female this month on our podcast - Brandie Sylfae. You'll definitely have to listen to this episode to find out why she is so truly amazing. I can promise you won't be disappointed! BIO Brandie Sylfae is an actor, voice over and stunt performer born in Los Angeles, California. As a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do under Chuck Norris, she got her start in martial arts focused roles, including the television series V.R. Troopers and the feature film Bloodmoon. While she still enjoys a good fight scene, she is proud of her recent work as the lead in the body positivity PSA Glass Cage , the feature Deep Blue, and playing opposite Willow Shields (Primrose Everdeen in The Hunger Games) in the feature Woodstock or Bust. She began her training in the BFA program at Cal State Long Beach performing roles in Inherit the Wind, The Importance of Being Earnest and Agnes of God, and then continued her education with classes in Los Angeles where she was fortunate enough to train Shakespeare with Kate Geer, and improv with John Michalski of Second City and Paul Ryan at CBS Comedy on the Lot. Now residing in Portland, Oregon, she has had the great fortune to study with Nike Imoru, Jana Lee Hamblin, Robert Blanche, Ted Rooney, and is currently training at The Actor's Lab with Kristina Haddad. She holds an undergraduate degree in microbiology from UC Santa Barbara and a Master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University where she worked for three years performing basic cancer research. These days, in addition to acting, she focuses on charity work as the co-organizer of the Portland chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, an international nonprofit focused on equality, literacy, and human rights. My acting/stunt website: IMDb: Twitter: Insta: The PDX HPA: PDX HPA Facebook group:
March 11, 2018
Episode 10 - Burgandi Phoenix
I am traveling abroad this to the UK for my birthday....and I thought it would be great to introduce you to my dear friend Burgandi Phoenix. I adore this wonderful lady. Sit back and enjoy Mimosas with Michael...and Burgandi Phoenix BIO: Actress Burgandi Trejo Phoenix, is a radiant, feisty, petite, Native American/Latin American actress in Los Angeles with a beautiful smile and an infectious laugh. She has worked in several independent feature films. She has produced 2 short films for the 48 Hour Film Festival and is working towards, producing her 3rd short film in the summer of 2018 and her first feature film by the end of 2018. Burgandi is often described by those she has worked with, in class and on set, as a goofy, funny, positive, bright light, with endless energy. She is working very hard, towards becoming a household name on Prime Time Television, as well as, booking her first major motion picture. She has had extensive training including UCB, Lesly Kahn, Stella Adler, The Laura Henry Studio and is currently enrolled in an ongoing class at the Stuart Rogers Studio. Burgandi's danced as a company member with the Tucson School of Ballet and Ballet Rincon for several years and eventually went onto train in belly dancing, salsa, ballroom, modern and lyrical. She is currently the national spokesperson for, an entertainment media company and a contributing writer for and a blogger for and
February 25, 2018
Episode 9 - Ray Mc Cann
To open February and Black History Month I thought I would interview my good friend and President of SketchHouse Entertainment, Ray McCann. He was chillin with his home boy Donte Spears - and we talk to them about being young producers in Hollywood! BIO Raymond McCann President of Sketch House Entertainment has extensive experience in the entertainment industry. Coming from the TV Sitcom world he has worked under major producers like Bentley Kyle Evans (Martin, Jamie Foxx) and Jeff Franklin (Full House, Fuller House). This experience of working under seasoned showrunners has given him extensive business knowledge on how to prepare, package and promote a show.
February 4, 2018
Episode 8 - Gregory Blair
Award-winning actor/writer/director/producer Gregory Blair was born and bred in Southern California. He studied theater at various locations throughout Los Angeles--including UCLA--and also studied abroad at Cambridge University. He is a Geoffrey Award winning actor, EOTM Award winning director, Stonewall Award winning novelist and multi-produced and award-winning screenwriter and playwright. As an actor, Gregory has graced the stage (Sylvia, Working, Six Degrees of Separation, etc.) the big screen (Ooga Booga, Fang, Look Back, etc.), and the small screen (Escape The Night, Love That Girl!, Amazing Sports Stories, etc.); as a writer he has been represented on stage (Cold Lang Syne, The Last Banana and Nicholas Nickleby), in prose (The Ritual, Little Shivers and Spewing Pulp) and in screenplays, including the original script resulting in Heretiks (due out this year), the award-wining Garden Party Massacre and Deadly Revisions, now available via SGL Entertainment.
January 21, 2018
Episode 7 - Eric Vollweiler
We start off the new year by having mimosas with film festival promoter Eric Vollweiler. Listen as we talk about movies, love, Tinder, eHarmony, JWed and film festivals. Bio: Eric is based in Upstate NY and has been producing and marketing film festivals, conferences, movie premieres, parties at major film festivals and concerts in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Utah, Connecticut, Boston, New Jersey, Manhattan, Albany and Buffalo since 2005. Some of Erics Credits include the Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, New York State International Film Festival, Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival, Garden State Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Silicon Beach Film Festival, Seal Beach Film Festival, Marina del Rey Film Festival, San Pedro International Film Festival. Film Festivals Silicon Beach Film Festival- Fort Lauderdale Florida- Festival taking place February 9-12,  Submissions still open visit our website at . Garden State Film Festival taking place March 22-25 in Asbury Park NJ, Submissions are closed.  Website is Silicon Beach Film Festival- Los Angeles taking place April 20-27 Submissions still open visit our website at . Silver State Film Festival- Nevada taking place in the Spring. Submissions are open and the website is . Long Island International Film Expo taking place in Belmore, NY July 13-19 Submissions are now open . Princeton Independent Film Festival taking place in Princeton NJ in November of 2018 Submissions open January and the website is . Artemis Woman in Action Film Festival taking place March 22-25 in Los Angeles. Submissions are now closed and website is .
January 6, 2018
Episode 6 - Tyler Gallant
Our last interview of the year is our friend, actor and retired hockey player, Tyler Gallant. Bio: Tyler Gallant is an American born actor and former pro Ice hockey player. Tyler was born in Boston, MA to Robert and Janice Gallant and brother to Ryan Gallant. Tyler's first love was acting but had always been involved in various sports as well. At the age of 12, Gallant really started to excel at ice hockey and played for various select teams. Gallant played college hockey for St Norbert College and Arizona State University, where he also studied acting and Journalism. After college Gallant signed pro and played 4 years professionally. Gallant's love for acting and film started at the age of 7, while making home movies with his friends and cousins. College presented a golden opportunity to further his education of his lifelong passion for acting and film more aggressively; he immersed himself in acting, theatre, film study and film critique classes. To date, Tyler Gallant has acted and/or been in a wide variety of media: film, TV, radio, web series, commercials, promotions, and modeling. Gallant's passion for film and past experiences in sports have molded him into a versatile, hard working, loyal, competitive and honest team player. Those qualities, along with tremendous focus and work ethic, are brought to every project Gallant is involved with. Instagram: Twitter: Official Website: IMDb: Theatrical Reel: Stunt/fight reel:
December 24, 2017
MWM Podcast Theme Song
Our theme song, composed by Richard Trejo
December 5, 2017
Episode 5 - Matthew Fleming
Michael sits and has a mimosa with horror author Matthew R. Fleming, who has self-published his first novel The Dreams. Synopsis: Waking up in an unknown forest with four strangers, James has an unsettling feeling that the group is not alone. As tension mounts and he finds himself questioning the motives and loyalty of his companions, one of the group members disappears, leaving only a pool of blood behind. It soon becomes clear that something very large and unnatural is in the deep secret places of the forest. And it knows they are there . . . BIO: Matthew R. Fleming lives in northern Illinois with his wife, three dogs, and six cats. He is an avid animal lover and participates in animal fostering. Matthew received a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University. A Stephen King fan from an early age, Matthew discovered a love for all things horror. He now spends his time caring for his animals, interacting with readers, and working on new book ideas.
December 3, 2017
Episode 4 - ThankfulFor
It’s now November and we are quickly moving into the holiday season. The days get shorter, the nights get longer and we drink more hot chocolate and apple cider as winter moves in (unless you are in Los Angeles where we seem to be having a small heat wave). The best thing about Thanksgiving – besides spending it with family and TURKEY – is being able to look back on the year and think about all the things in which you are thankful for. It’s time to celebrate the small successes of life! I challenge my listeners to take a moment and list the things they are thankful for in 2017. Post them here – or message us and let us know. We have a listener on the show who posted what they are thankful for! Email us at or tweet us @MimosasMichael and use the hashthag #ThankfulFor Happy Holidays and all the best for the rest of 2017.
November 18, 2017
Episode 3 - Richard Trejo
This week I talk with my sound engineer, and overall cool dude, Richard Trejo! He is a film maker, location sound mixer, and Composer, and we talk about his journey through film. Enjoy!
October 29, 2017
Episode 2 - Dee Wallace
This week to talk to actress Dee Wallace. Star of ET, the Extra Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, and the Hills Have Eyes, she stopped to have a mimosa and talk about being a woman in horror.
October 15, 2017
Episode 1 - Kevin Phipps
Kevin Phipps   Kevin has a new documentary, Friday the 13th Part 3: The Memoriam Documentary that is being released this October. He stopped by to have mimosas with Michael and tell us more about the film!
September 29, 2017