Posts by Evan Kidd

Filmmaker, writer, drummer. Founder of RockSet Productions. My latest film is Panda Bear It. My goal? Creating engaging cinema.

Episode 40 – (Eric Morgan) “Connecting With Music & Tech”

Evan Kidd sits down with Eric Morgan. Eric is a North Carolina based guitarist, music producer, and is a product manager at Facebook. Eric balances both music and technology to find new meanings in the art and world around him. Eric has played in bands such as A Hero A Fake, Brigades, and the indie/art/dream-pop duo Tiny Ghosts.

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Episode 39 – (Michele Tracy Berger) “Creative Wellness & Joy”

Evan Kidd sits down with Michele Tracy Berger. Michele is a professor, a writer, a creativity coach. Her main love is writing speculative fiction, though she also is known to write poetry and creative nonfiction, too. A few places her short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction has appeared, or is forthcoming include: 100 Word Story, Glint Literary Journal, The Wild Word, Apex Magazine, Blood and Bourbon, FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction, Ms Magazine, various zines and anthologies. In 2020, her science fiction novella, “Reenu-You” about a mysterious virus transmitted through a hair care product was published by Falstaff Books. Michele’s work explores psychological horror, especially through issues of race and gender.

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Episode 38 – (Michael DiBiasio) “Working Where You Are”

Evan Kidd sits down with Michael DiBiasio. Michael is an author and a filmmaker working to craft hopeful stories for complex people. A self-taught, middle-class independent artist, Michael aims to deliver thoughtful, accessible stories that more closely resemble the everyday lives of American audiences, particularly when it comes to real-world issues surrounding contemporary economics, inequality, and mental wellness.

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Episode 37 – (Stevee-Rayne Warren) “Crewing Up For Community”

Evan Kidd sits down with Stevee-Rayne Warren. Stevee is the Community Crew Up Manager at New Orleans Video Access Center (NOVAC), where through consulting partnerships with WarnerMedia, The Walking Dead, and FilmNation she facilitates community-based PA placement programs across the country. She has a passion for socially moving stories and for cultivating and supporting individuals from different backgrounds to create them. With experience as Production Assistant, Producer, Production Office Coordinator, and Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Development Consultant, she has demonstrated success in not only creating content but also in being a steward for others to do the same.

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Episode 36 – (Justin Meckes) “Finding Yourself In Your Writing”

Evan Kidd sits down with Justin Meckes for this week’s episode. Justin is a fellow North Carolina based writer & filmmaker who bounces between novels, poetry, and making movies. Justin’s latest project is AUTUMNAL HYMNS currently featured on his website.

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Episode 35 – (Kyle Sullivan) “Filming In Antarctica”

Evan Kidd sits down with Kyle Sullivan for this week’s episode. Kyle is a filmmaker from Birmingham, Alabama who is curious about the natural world around him. Bouncing between narrative and documentary film Kyle recently filmed a multipart YouTube series for his channel… in Antarctica! Plus he also has a new short film that played in the 2021 Sidewalk Film Festival.

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Episode 34 – (Ian Wheeler) “Co-Founding Talkhouse & Partisan Records”

Evan Kidd sits down with Ian Wheeler for this week’s episode. Ian is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Talkhouse. Some of his first experience in the entertainment industry was writing about music for alt-weeklies Charleston City Paper and Athens, GA’s The Flagpole. He soon began managing bands and eventually co-founded Partisan Records, which led to a desire to improve the art criticism ecosystem.

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Episode 33 – (Sydney Amanuel) “Juggling All The Creative Passions”

Evan Kidd sits down with Sydney Gayle Amanuel for this week’s episode. Sydney is an artist from New York. Her projects range from film to photography to whatever else she gets her hands on. She is currently the Art Director on the ID Channel show, Evil Lives Here. She also plays a few characters on The Glass Cannon Network.

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Episode 32 – (David Wappel) “Writing Your Story”

Evan Kidd sits down with Los Angeles based screenwriter David Wappel for a super dope conversation about all things screenwriting. David’s latest collaborative screenplay with director Andrew Morgan for Long Gone By was adapted into an award winning feature film that is now streaming on HBO Max, so go watch it! The International Screenwriters’ Association named David a Top 25 Screenwriter to Watch In 2020.

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Episode 31 – (Oliver Fuselier) “Managing Multiple Directors Across Dozens Of Brands”

Evan Kidd sits down with Great Guns Managing Director and Producer Oliver Fuselier for an insightful hour of conversation about how commercials are creatively made. Oliver began his career interesting in being in front of the camera, but soon found joy in producing projects after arriving in Hollywood. Currently Oliver is an award-winning Executive Producer, Managing Director, & Strategic Consultant with 20+ years of excellence piloting multi-channel brand marketing, full lifecycle production, and boundary-pushing content delivery. Oliver spearheaded the entire production lifecycle for hundreds of campaigns, including for top firms such as Apple, Facebook, Google, GoDaddy, Microsoft, Mini, HBO, USAA, and Airbnb’s first broadcast campaign. He has also served on juries for Cannes Lions, Shots, AICP, Ciclope Festival, and the London International Awards, among others.

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Episode 30 – (Rich Ragsdale) “Directing A Sean Lennon Music Video”

Welcome back to season three of the podcast! Evan Kidd sits down with filmmaker and composer Rich Ragsdale for an exciting hour of conversation. Rich began his career as a composer for some of the biggest TV shows in Hollywood creating music for WILL AND GRACE, ACCORDING TO JIM, and KING OF QUEENS, among others, along with a slew of commercials and AAA title video games for likes of FOX Interactive, EA and Vivendi-Universal. Rich started to direct as well directing feature films such as THE CURSE OF EL CHARRO and GHOST HOUSE. Rich also directs music videos for some bands and artists you may have heard of like SEAN LENNON, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, THE SWORD, BLUES TRAVELER, POD, and AVICII with LENNY KRAVITZ.

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Episode 29 – (Kamus Leonardo) “Panda Bear It Edition”

Season two finale! “Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with lead actor & hip-hop artist Damien Elliott Bynum aka Kamus Leonardo who plays the role of Kamus, a slightly fictionalized version of himself in the film. Evan talks with Kamus about his acting debut in Panda Bear It as the lead role, and how his background in hip-hop helped him mentally prepare for the role. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible. This is our Season 2: “Panda Bear It Edition” finale. Thank you to everyone for listening. Please go check out Panda Bear It now streaming on Amazon Prime Video!

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Episode 28 – (Mary Miles Kokotek) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with actress Mary Miles Kokotek who plays the role of Irma in the film. Evan and Mary Miles discuss filming on a farm with cows, horses, and other live animals as well as finding the balance in her performance with comedy in the role of Irma alongside tragedy. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 27 – (Eric Hartley) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with actor Eric Hartley who plays the role of Farmer in the film. Evan and Eric talk their prior collaboration in Son of Clowns, as well as working in the North Carolina indie film scene. Eric also speaks to finding his personal connection in the role of Farmer as well as shooting the character’s scenes in his own home. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 26 – (Jeremias Hadley & Maggie Lynch) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with actor Jeremias Hadley who plays the role of Marcus as well as his grandmother/agent Maggie Lynch about working in the film industry and booking gigs. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 25 – (Melissa Cowan Rattray) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with actress Melissa Cowan Rattray who plays the role of Panda in the film. Evan talks with Melissa about bringing the character of Panda to life, despite wearing a full costume, mask, and suit. Physical comedy, large gestures, and more were pivotal for Melissa to add dimension to a character where you cannot see their face due to wearing a literal panda bear mascot costume. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 24 – (Jean-Marc Mavinga) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with actor Jean-Marc Mavinga who plays the role of Studio Owner in the film. Evan talks with Jean-Marc about his method of shadowing an actual studio owner to learn about the role, filming during challenging circumstances, and pretending to have a song ready for J. Cole to help him set a mindset for his character. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 23 – (Julia Chojnowski) “Panda Bear It Edition”

“Panda Bear It” director Evan Kidd speaks with assistant producer Julia Chojnowski who also helped out in several other essential crew roles on the Panda Bear It set. Evan talks with Julia about her thoughts on making films in North Carolina, their shared experiences going to film school at East Carolina University in the Cinematic Arts & Media Production program, as well as some hilarious stories from the set involving a fog machine and wrapping minutes before a thunderstorm with their gear still outside. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 22 – (Dana McBride) “Panda Bear It Edition”

Panda Bear It director Evan Kidd speaks with actress Dana McBride who plays the role of Tiffany in the film. Evan talks with Dana about her approach to the role involving helping someone who will not help themself. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 21 – (Brigitte Kelly) “Panda Bear It Edition”

Panda Bear It director Evan Kidd speaks with actress & musician Brigitte “Moneybound” Kelly who plays the role of Rhonda in the film. Evan talks with Brigitte about her approach to blending her musical background into her acting debut through the role of Rhonda. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 20 – (Kimberly Avery) “Panda Bear It Edition”

Panda Bear It director Evan Kidd speaks with actress Kimberly Avery who plays the role of Grandma in the film. Evan talks with Kim about her approach to balancing both dramatic and more comedic moments plus acting alongside the character of Panda. Welcome to season two of Convincing Creatives. Each episode features director/writer Evan Kidd speaking with a different person involved in the making of his latest feature film Panda Bear It. We hope to showcase the many talented individuals here in North Carolina who made this indie feature film possible.

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Episode 19 (Everyone Is Watching TV)

With the advent of streamable television more folks are watching TV than ever. You want to pay this some mind if you’re a filmmaker deciding on a series or a traditional feature film. (Evan did. Heres how that went…)

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Episode 18 (I Made A Film For 5 Years)

A new style of episodes are here to complement our guest interviews! Evan made a documentary film for the last five years and learned a lot. Lets dive in.

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Episode 17 (Motivation Through Imposter Syndrome)

A shorter recap episode hosted by Evan with lessons attached from past Convincing Creatives guests. Why on earth do us creatives deal with so called “imposter syndrome” time and time again? How can we overcome it and get back out there to make new works?

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Episode 16 (Debbie Vu) “You Are Hollywood”

Evan speaks with fellow NC filmmaker Debbie Vu. Debbie studied electronic journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. It was through this process that she was introduced to documentary filmmaking which she preferred. This seemed to be the healthier route to sharing her stories, rather than working based on the idea that “if it bleeds, it leads.” Debbie aims to share stories of hope and inspiration with her films.

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Episode 15 (Johnny Dutch) “Run of the Picture”

Evan speaks with Team USA hurdler & filmmaker Johnny Dutch. Johnny is also the subject of Evan’s five year documentary “Run of the Picture”, releasing on Amazon Prime Video on April 13th, 2019. Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Johnny attended Clayton High School before making his way to Columbia and the University of South Carolina, where he earned a degree in Media Arts. At 19, he was 5th at the 2008 Olympic Trials, three-tenths on a second from making the team. Johnny holds a top-5 rank in the world and has represented Team USA at the World Championships in 2009 and 2015.

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Episode 14 (Jacques Nyemb) “The Artist’s Job”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with comic book writer & publisher Jacques Nyemb. Jacques is an author from Raleigh, North Carolina seeking to inspire & entertain with his line of “Not So Super” comic books featuring stories of everyday individuals.

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Episode 13 (Rain Bennett) “The Long Game”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with fellow NC filmmaker Rain Bennett. Rain creates projects focused on cultural or social issues, food, music, art and health. He has directed several documentary films, most recently releasing RAISE UP: The World is Our Gym via Red Bull TV.

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Episode 12 (Jennifer Dasal) “Art Curious”

Happy New Year! Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Jennifer Dasal. Jennifer is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she has been employed since 2008. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Notre Dame as well as a BA in art history from the University of California, Davis. She has also completed PhD coursework in art history at the Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer also hosts the ArtCurious Podcast, a bi-weekly show exposing the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in art history. ArtCurious puts story first, shining light into unseen corners of art history.

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Episode 11 (Alex Aff) “Maintaining Community”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with hip-hop artist Alex Aff. Alex is an upcoming musical talent ready to showcase his music to the world. Hailing from Durham, North Carolina, Alex has experienced ups and downs while pursuing his dream, but his struggles have fueled his fire and only added to his sounds. Over the years Alex Aff has cultivated a sound and style that people seamlessly compare to the 90s era, so to say. As an advocate for lyricism and originality, Aff’s main goal as an artist is to create content that resonates with its listeners. Alex’s latest release Things Could Be Worse is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, and more.

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Episode 10 (Audience Q&A Special!) “w/ Evan Kidd”

Evan answers audience questions in our first ever podcast Q&A!

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Episode 9 (Dion ‘Showtime’ Chavis) “Broadcasting Responsibility”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Dion ‘Showtime’ Chavis. Showtime currently hosts at K-97.5/WQOK where he plays hip-hop and R&B in the Raleigh / Durham area. Additionally Showtime is an author & motivational speaker. The Self-proclaimed “Mr. Talk of The Town,” has become the voice that listeners and readers have come to recognize as their own. Showtime is an accomplished radio professional, author and blogger who uses his voice to help guide the lives of today’s youth.

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Episode 8 (Jacob Boehm) “Cooking Creative”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Jacob Boehm executive chef & owner of Snap Pea Creative Dining in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A graduate of Stanford in Music & Theatrical Lighting Design, Jacob combines a theatrical experience with the joys of a quality meal. Jacob has hosted pop up dinners in the Morehead Planetarium, PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, on the banks of the Haw River, the rooftop at Citrix in downtown Raleigh and inside the Raleigh Denim workshop.

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Episode 7 (Sarah Shook) “Keep It Real”

Filmmaker Evan Kidd speaks with Chapel Hill, North Carolina singer/songwriter Sarah Shook. Sarah is currently on your with her band the Disarmers in support of their new album “Years” released via Bloodshot Records. Sarah walks the line between vulnerable and menacing, her voice strong and uneasy, country classic but with contemporary, earthy tension. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers have been covered by the likes of Rolling Stone, The FADER, Noisey/VICE, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Their song, “Good as Gold,” was chosen as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 best country and Americana songs of the week in March 2018.

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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.