Andi Obarski: Overslept, Thelma

Andi Obarski is a cinematographer who brings a great mixture of lightheartedness and practical insight to us not only on this podcast, but also on set. She is a hard worker and a team player more knowledgeable than most.

For her short film Andi chose “Overslept” which is part of an internet series called “Countdown.” The unifying element between each short in Countdown is a character dealing with a serious time constraint. Andi describes the series as “scrappy, Brooklyn indie filmmaking at its finest.” She chose this 4 ½ minute short because there is no dialogue which created a welcome challenge for her as the film's cinematographer. The audience talk with Andi about the type of lighting used, bystanders who didn’t know they were on a film set, Andi’s feelings about what ended up on the cutting room floor, and more.

The feature film is Thelma, an LGBTQ supernatural thriller directed by Joachim Trier. Andi chose the film for its stunning cinematography, and also because “it’s kinda gay. I like that. I like gay things.” We do too, Andi. We do too.

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Claudia de Candia: New York City Smells, Nights of Cabiria

Italian born actress, Claudia de Candia, presents New York City Smells, an experimental short shot with an international cast and crew. She shares her experience changing roles the day of the shoot and working with a director who does not speak her language. Then Claudia shares The Nights of Cabiria, a film by Federico Fellini, Italy’s most famous director and one of Claudia’s biggest influences. We discuss the work of Fellini and Italian actress Giulietta Masina, who married Fellini after starring in some of his radio plays, and continued to act in his films throughout her life.

Claudia is a theatre and film actress who will star in the upcoming short film, Prologue. She works in Milan and New York. Follow her life and stories on instagram.

Gladys Mae Murphy: Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Pumping Iron

An editor who was a part of post-production teams on multiple Oscar nominated documentary shorts, Gladys Mae Murphy, takes us through 2 films linked by her mentor, legendary editor Geof Bartz.  Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall was the first film she presented, which was made by a small film team she was a part of and was nominated for an Academy Award.  Gladys takes us through the director's toils of creating this film about how to handle death in prison.  We then lightened the mood with Pumping Iron, a look into the unique world of body building, a fun film centered around a young Arnold Schwarzenegger in his body building prime.

Gladys is an incredibly hard working editor who dives into her projects for months.  Much of her work, including Prison Terminal, are featured on HBO's streaming websites.  To see the latest by her check out her website.  She is currently working in collaboration on another documentary in conjunction with DCTV and HBO.

Stephanie Gould: Dreaming, Mural Murals

Originally from Australia, Stephanie Gould, a post-production expert, brought to Feature & a short an impressionistic experimental film she shot in 8mm titled Dreaming. This piece in its debut was projected alongside a live dance performance, but for the podcast Steph replaced the live dance piece with a song by Akiva Zamcheck who performed a live soundtrack on the guitar.  Shortly after a discussion we watched Mural Murals by Agnès Varda and enjoyed some Mexican pastries to accompany the L.A. flavor of the film.

Stephanie does animation, coloring, and editing in a wide variety of films and has had much of her own visual work featured at film festivals and live events.  Along with her film, she captures City Skins in photo formats.  To see more of her visual work visit her website at http://www.stephanie-gould.com/

Uta Seibicke: Last Christmas, Good Bye, Lenin!

Welcome to Feature & a short... there is only one condition for screening, the presenter must have been involved in one film, but not the other... Uta made Gluehwein.  Uta, "...I was fortunate to have people help me, without getting paid... they're working people... he's worked in films for, like, 20 years.  And he did that for me as a favor... I didn't cast my actors... one audition... I realized I don't want to do this... even the girl who was playing the woman... I am East German.

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Steve Girard: Lisa Bass' Unreleased Short, Asphalt Watches

Director, Animator, and Actor, Steve Girard presented.  One was an unreleased film by Lisa Bass that Steve played a minor part in.  Steve brought director Lisa to the event and we discussed her film.  Afterwards we watched a Canadian road trip animation feature called Asphalt Watches.  We had burgers and drank beer and whiskey.

To watch more of Steve's films check out his Vimeo page entitled "steveeatsworms."

Source: https://vimeo.com/user5675338

Elizabeth Chatelain: Sundogs, Certain Women

Beginning with a summary of the podcast, our first episode features Elizabeth Chatelain who presents her short film Sundogs and Certain Women by Kelly Reichardt.  The films both are about women in the plains in the West of the United States.  Sundogs takes place in North Dakota and "Certain Women" takes place in Montana.  We also talk about the food that we serve during these films for the event.

To find more information about where to watch Sundogs, please follow Elizabeth Chatelain on instagram and Twitter for updates on screenings of Sundogs.  If you want to watch Certain Women, you can find where it is available to stream or download here

Source: http://elizabethchatelain.com/box/