Episode 6 (Rachel Loftis) “The Muse Works for You”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Raleigh, NC based watercolor artist Rachel Loftis. Rachel enjoys utilizing the medium of watercolor illustration to inspire creativity in others in and out of her community. Rachel was recently featured in 2018’s Raw Artists – Raleigh.

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Episode 5 (NANCE) “Power of Persistence”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with North Carolina rapper NANCE. NANCE has created a local buzz by landing performances in various venues headlining his own shows and opening for popular hip-hop artists such as Action Bronson, MGK, KYLE, Mobb Deep, Caskey, SonReal, Chevy Woods, and Kooley High. He has also performed up and down the east coast and touches the festival stages at Hopscotch 2016 and Packapalooza 2016 in Raleigh, A3C 2016 in Atlanta, and Art of Cool 2017 in Durham. NANCE released his first studio album No Excuses in April of 2018. In preparation for the album, NANCE successfully crowdfunded $10,724 through Kickstarter help finalize, shoot music videos, and promote his new music.

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Episode 4 (Raquez Rouse) “Affirming Artistic Spirit”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with photographer Raquez Rouse. Raquez’s mission is to promote healthy self-esteem in people of all demographics worldwide through his art. Raquez also founded The Raquez Rouse Company, based in Raleigh, NC.

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Episode 3 (Cole Brian) “Creative Leaps of Faith”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with video producer, Appalachian Trail thru-hiker, and now YouTuber Cole Brian (ColeB). Cole’s humble beginnings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana sparked an interest in filmmaking and art. Cole’s path lead to a thirst for travel, and soon he saw the world from Africa to the Appalachian Trail. Exploration is a must for a creative life according to Cole.

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Episode 2 (Smokehouse Porter) “Transforming the Blues into Art”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Smokehouse Porter in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Smokehouse is an accomplished blues musician who has played the blues for over half his life alongside his wife Mamie Porter. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, both Smokehouse & Mamie fell in love with the sights and sounds of Louisiana blues. And not long after, each other. Fast forward to August 2016, and we find Smokehouse and Miss Mamie Porter in a fight for survival as Baton Rouge and the greater community they’ve built around swamp blues falls prey to rising flood waters.

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Evan met Smokehouse & Mamie during the flood and began documenting their story in his 2018 short documentary film “We Lived the Blues”.

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Episode 1 (Victoria Negri) “Caregiving Sparked Her Cinematic Voice”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd hosts our very first guest fellow Brooklyn based filmmaker Victoria Negri on “Convincing Creatives”! Victoria Negri is an award-winning writer/director/producer/actress. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star, which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, alongside Oscar nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance.

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Episode 0 (Convincing Creatives!) with Evan Kidd

Welcome to the start of Convincing Creatives. My name is Evan Kidd. I’m a filmmaker, drummer, and hot sauce aficionado. I call North Carolina home, and I’ll be your host. I hope this show brings value to your creative life.

What truly empowers creatives? How are today’s creators convincing in their process? Do they need convincing? Filmmaker Evan Kidd & curated guests dialogue to navigate how the makers of this world define our very culture.

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PS: Check out this clip from our upcoming FIRST episode. Releases 4/17. A conversation with Victoria Negri.