After 15 interview episodes season three of Convincing Creatives Podcast is officially wrapped! We learned a ton! Here in this bonus episode we discuss what we learned across this past season and how to apply it going forward to be the best creatives we can be. In a clip show format! Thank you for all your support and for tuning in over the last fifteen weeks. We will be on break for the next little bit but we will return. Have a restful & Happy New Year and we’ll see you again next season in 2022!
Our guests this season are as follows, thanks to all for conversing with us! Rich Ragsdale, Oliver Fuselier, David Wappel, Sydney Gayle Amanuel, Ian Wheeler, Kyle Sullivan, Justin Meckes, Stevee-Rayne Warren, Michael DiBiasio, Michele Tracy Berger, Eric Morgan, Dayna Reggero, Dan Perlman, Melissa Maerz, Oliver William Smith.
Evan Kidd sits down with Oliver William Smith. Oliver is a writer, director and performer based in the UK. The Great, Great Grandson of a circus ringmaster and the son of travelling showman, the magic of putting on a show drew him to the theatre at an early age, but it was the moving image that eventually consumed his imagination. Oliver began his career as a Director of Photography and Editor, winning two RTS Awards for “Best Non-Broadcast Factual Programme” (2009, 2010). His debut feature VERVE was nominated for Best Debut Feature at the London Independent Film Awards 2016 under the banner of his production company Ambitious Motion Pictures.
Evan Kidd sits down with Melissa Maerz. Melissa has worked as an editor at Spin and Rolling Stone, a staff writer for Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, and a supervising producer on HBO’s Vice News Tonight. She was a founding editor at New York magazine’s Vulture website. She recently released the book Alright, Alright, Alright: The Oral History of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. Alright, Alright, Alright is the story of how this iconic film came together and why it worked. Combining behind-the-scenes photos and insights from nearly the entire cast, including Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, and many others, and with full access to Linklater’s Dazed archives, it offers an inside look at how a budding filmmaker and a cast of newcomers made a period piece that would feel timeless for decades to come.
Evan Kidd sits down with Dan Perlman. Dan is a comedian, writer, and director from New York City. He is currently the executive producer, co-creator-writer-star of Showtime’s critically-acclaimed comedy series, FLATBUSH MISDEMEANORS. Dan co-created the award-winning digital series of the same name, which served as the foundation for the Showtime show. Made on zero-budget, the first installment became Oscar-qualified after winning the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the 2018 Florida Film Festival. As a stand-up, Dan has been featured on Comedy Central and was named one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. His writing has also appeared in The New Yorker. Previously, Dan created and wrote an animated series, THAT’S MY BUS!, which received a pilot order from FOX, and appeared on THE ILIZA SCHLESINGER SKETCH SHOW on Netflix.
Evan Kidd sits down with Dayna Reggero. Dayna is an award-winning film director, listener, and founding director of the Climate Listening Project. She was an All-American and Division 1 runner before volunteering at the local zoo while in college. Dayna’s work started at 19, when she began appearing on television with animals to promote connection to nature. In a print feature, Woman’s Day Magazine showcased Dayna as an “Earth Mother: an Artist Activist who isn’t just fighting for cleaner air and water, but protecting a community’s most precious resources – its people.”