By Houry Magarian, Charles Cartwright, and Jonathan Scott
A podcast where filmmakers get high and tell crazy stories behind the scenes. Come join us as we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly things that happen to us on set. We're all about making positive changes in the film industry and by sharing our stories and providing solutions to problems we hope to shed some light into the dark side of set life. #setlife #filmmaking #makingmovies #setstories #podcast
An 'ARTivist' with a strong and beautiful voice and believing in the power of your voice in the world of art and storytelling, Nia's episode is nothing but inspiring. Growing up in Detroit she came to LA to further pursue her dream of acting. Tune in to hear stories involving being cut from films for doing the right thing, what its like to have a screening over Zoom, and how much power a film can have with its message.
Being discovered in a restaurant by one of the most coolest video game productions to be a face model for a very successful game, you are definitely gonna enjoy listening to Evan share his experiences as an actor. We play a game of 'would you rather' and talk about how its like to film with noisy neighbors, and how stunts can go horribly wrong.
Wanting to pursue a career in acting she left everything behind in Texas to follow her dreams of being on the silver screen. Texas is far away from Hollywood but with hard work and dedication she made it and you can see her on shows and films like Insecure and Prodigal Husband.
Being the host of his own podcast The Gory Days, Kyle sure is easy to talk to. Making his way in the industry as an AD and as occasional background actor he knows how to keep his cool. Especially when its his first day on the job and you've never run a set before. Or when you're running away from an explosion all caught on camera. Trust us, you don't wanna miss this one.
Join us this week where we have out very own Jonathan in the "hot seat"! He has been working non stop and can't wait to share some great and crazy set stories. Working on Lifetime movies, working where the food isn't all that great, and where firetrucks come in to ruin all your takes.
Working as part of the Grip/Electric department on several films and music videos, Kyle Hardesty moved from San Diego to Los Angeles to further pursue his dream of making movies. We talk about what it means to get the right connection in this industry and how surprising that could be by who you could get it from. We also share some movie set memes!
Charles and Houry sit down to talk about set stories, not from our own sets but from films that all of us have seen like The Shining, The Abyss, Waterworld, and American Graffiti. We talk about near death experiences with cast and crew members and a directors motel room being set on fire! Hope you enjoy this special episode! Follow us on social media set_stories_potcast.
Making her way in the film industry as an amazing 1st AC, Carolina stops by on zoom to talk about her experiences in filming both before and during the pandemic. And how the stresses of working 18 hour days can take its toll but if you have a great support team then you know you can make it through the day. Charles also shares some of his favorite camera memes! So don't miss it.
Born in Melbourne Australia Helena is a trailblazer in directing films and music videos. We talk about how challenging it was directing a TV series where they shot it all both in English and Spanish. She is also our very first guest to play a small trivia game in which she tries to guess the actors name from a small clip. A hard working bad ass who believes in her vision and always tries to tell a story through a unique style, Helena is an artist to look out for.
This week's episode is dedicated to sound extraordinaire Trey LaCroix. Having been a production sound mixer on films, documentaries, and commercials he knows how important it is to capture the perfect sound on set. And most of the time that means fighting for your department. But always in a kind, respectful way. Hope you enjoy his wonderful insight and knowledge when it comes to everything sound.
Season 3 kicks off with the gang back together, virtually of course. Talking about filming in bad neighborhoods, shooting without permits, and the tribulations and complications of parking. My oh my! I'm sure we can all relate to that. Hope you enjoy the first episode of season 3. Make sure you subscribe and follow us on Instagram! set_stories_potcast
Our season finale episode includes the awesome Jeremy Boling! Growing up, he always wanted to make movies and be on film sets. And now we all get the pleasure of hearing his set experiences ranging from working as a stage hand on live shows and busting your ass all day as a PA on reality shows. But Jeremy can do it all, and he does it with confidence and an amazing work ethic. We all hope you have fun listening to his episode just as much as we did recording it. Enjoy and thanks for listening!
Starting out working in reality TV Melanie got her experience as a PA, but soon was able to work her way up as a grip on major TV shows and films. Now, with a new book coming soon Melanie is someone to look out for. She's awesome, she's a badass professional, she's a great person, and she's on our show. So to all our listeners, you're welcome.
What happens when you tell the director he may not be the best man for the job? And he happens to be a friend? Well, sometimes you gotta do what's right for the film that everyone is working so hard for. That's the kind of filmmaker our guest this week Alejandro is. Someone who has your back until the end and is honest with you for your benefit. He's one of the good guys and if you're one of them, then this story may hit home.
Mike Perkins. Mike Perkins. Mike Perkins. The more you say his name the better it is. Did you hear that applause? A stand up comedian and a producer of various films and shows, we are very fortunate to have the one and only, very funny, and all around good guy, gonna say it one more time, Mike Perkins!
When you hear Toby talk about filmmaking and the process, it just fills you up with so much inspiration that it makes you wanna grab your camera and tell a great story. His philosophy and artistic discipline into storytelling should be a benchmark for any up and coming or veteran filmmaker. Listen to his episode now and become better at making movies.
Being the author of the book "Cheap Movie Tricks: How to Shoot a Short Film For Under $2,000" you bet your ass our guest this week knows a trick or two in the biz. Director and jack of all trades kinda filmmaker, Rickey Bird does it ALL. And we talk about ALL of his unique experiences on set. Oh, and did we mention he has great taste and the best recommendations for B-movies and grind house films! Enjoy!
With more than 30 years of producing and working behind the scenes experience under her belt, you bet Robin has some crazy stories to tell. Being a trailblazer herself and understanding that hard work can pay off we are truly honored to have someone as cool and awesome as Robin on the show.
This week the incredible Marq Robinson sits with Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Luke Skywalker to talk about a crazy desert shoot and how important it is to be resilient and to stay focused in this industry. He gives you a few pointers. Our suggestion, you take em'.
An honest DP makes you a better DP. That's what we learned when we talked to our guest this week, Adam Beck. Knowing all about filmmaking while on the job, he sure knows a lot about what makes a good shot.
Sometimes set stories goes beyond the set and ends up at the hospital while watching the Super Bowl. Weird huh? Stephen is a fantastic DP and he's got one hell of a story to tell. We also talk about the importance of safety on set and how risking your life isn't worth getting a shot.
What can I say about Sabrina Percario? She's an actress, a producer, a first AD, and has a major in bio medicine! (which comes in handy on set) You'll see how in her story. Please do yourself a favor and listen to this episode and get to know not only an amazing filmmaker, but also an amazing person.
The set stories gang is back together! Well, sorta. We come to you via three computer screens and the comfort of our own homes to talk to you about how this pandemic has affected the film industry. So we apologize for the crappy audio, but these are hard times and we really wanted to reach out to our audience and say that we are in this together and we can't wait to see you on set. Much love! Enjoy the episode.
Kevin Simmons, a Texan native got his start in filmmaking by working in rental houses. I hope you’re hungry for this episode, cause he dishes on how a hoard of homeless people wandered onto one of his sets.....ahhhh! Trust us, you wanna hear this one.
PotCast Set Stories is a place where filmmakers get high and tell crazy and funny set stories. What we do behind the scenes is magic and takes certain skill, but sometimes it can be incompetence at its best. Come join our filmmaker trio Houry, Charles, and Jonathan as they talk about themselves and how they started in the film industry and what they do now in the very first episode of the series.