Art Craft Truth with Russ Camarda

Russ Camarda

Art Craft Truth with Russ Camarda.

Russ Camarda is an actor and independent filmmaker in New York. In this series of fun, relaxed conversations, Russ will talk to a variety of working independent artists… Actors, Musicians, Comedians, Writers and many more and get into the inner working of their crafts.

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Matt is a Theatre and television actor with an extensive acting resume…on the New York stage for years, becoming a mainstay of the Off-Broadway scene. As a writer, his work includes the digital series ADULT ED, the plays INTERSTATES ,DEACON OF THE BRONX , ONE MAN DROWNED  and NO NO NO YES. On television, Matt was a Series Regular on Amazon’s hit Prime Original, “Just Add Magic: New Protectors”. Other TV credits include “Homeland”, "Blue Bloods", “Person Of Interest”, “Do No Harm”, “CSI:NY”, “Onion SportsDome”, “Law & Order”, Lifetime’s “My Sordid Affair”, and a recurring role on CBS’ “Tommy” Another enlightening conversation with a true working artist.   WATCH the Video version on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/wzhoXZfgKI4 Links Matt’s Website https://www.mattdellapina.com IMDB Matt Dellapina https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2768526/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2768526/) Matts Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mattdellapina/ (https://www.instagram.com/mattdellapina/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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May 19

1 hr 17 min

Russ talks with The woman behind the performances in the cutting room… Michelle Tesoro, The  EDITOR of projects that include “The Queens Gambit”, “House of Cards”, “On the Basis of Sex”, “Newsroom” and many more and I talk about how the film editor helps find the hidden gems in the footage to help build a performance and create the story.   CHECK OUT YOUTUBE VERSION HERE:   Links Michelle's IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2026939/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2026939/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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May 12

1 hr 19 min

Russ talks with with a TRUE PIONEER in her craft.. She was the FIRST FEMALE REPORTER to join 70 male colleagues on the financial beat at Kyodo News, Japan’s largest wire service. She is a  columnist and writes for prestigious magazines in Japan . Her reporting has focused on business and political news and cultural feature stories. She covered the 2008 presidential election  from the Iowa caucuses to the Presidential Inauguration Day. She has interviewed include; Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook   Eric Schmit, Google’s CEO, Steve Chen, founder of YouTube, John Bolton and  Ted Turner. Watch Youtube Version Here: https://youtu.be/GV5YCEu_2JY Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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May 5

1 hr 27 min

Russ talks with Hugh O’Gorman . Hugh is an actor, director and writer, active in professional theatre for 25 years; He is the Head of Acting at California State University Long Beach where he oversees the BA and MFA actor training programs. Hugh has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and at over a dozen of the nation’s most respected Regional Theatres and Shakespeare Festivals. He is a founding member of New York City’s Mint Theatre Company (2002 Drama Desk Award). For four years Hugh portrayed Jeff Singer on AMC’s critically acclaimed, Emmy and Cable Ace award-winning show Remember WENN (SAG Award nomination). As well as HBO’s multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning John Adams, among many others.  Hugh is the author of the book “The Keys to Acting”; he is also a faculty member of MICHA: the Michael Chekhov Association, and runs his own acting studio in Los Angeles, The Praxis Studio. Hugh is the national Co-Chair of the Craftsmen of National Alliance of Acting Teachers. In This conversation Russ and Hugh explore every acting method from Stanislavski and Chekov to Method , Meisner and Mamet.    CHECK OUT YOUTUBE VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/fBcQI-TRZOw Links Hughs Links http://www.hughogorman.com/ (http://www.hughogorman.com) Hughs Book https://www.amazon.com/Keys-Acting-OGORMAN-HUGH/dp/0757587259/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hugh+ogorman&qid=1619457273&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Keys-Acting-OGORMAN-HUGH/dp/0757587259/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hugh+ogorman&qid=1619457273&sr=8-1) Hughs IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641067/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0641067/) Mint theatre https://minttheater.org/ (https://minttheater.org) National Alliance of Acting Teachers http://actingteachers.org/about/ (http://actingteachers.org/about/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Apr 28

1 hr 39 min

Russ talks with an award-winning Indie Filmmaker in New York Elias Plagianos.  With dozens of films under his belt, Elias discusses the craft and the art of independent filmmaking. WATCH THE VIDEO VERSION ON YOUTUBE HERE: https://youtu.be/huoY-utTIAQ Links ELIAS’ LINKS https://www.eliasplagianos.com/ (https://www.eliasplagianos.com) https://www.hudsonfalls.tv/ (https://www.hudsonfalls.tv) ELIAS IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1717947/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1717947/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Apr 22

1 hr 24 min

Russ sits down with Alex Nolan guitarist, songwriter, teacher, performer who is based in New York City and specializes in rock, rhythm and blues, country, and Brazilian jazz. She has served on the faculty of the https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Guitar_Workshop&action=edit&redlink=1 (National Guitar Workshop) and holds a degree from the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Southern_California (University of Southern California)’s https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thornton_School_of_Music (Thornton School of Music), Nolan has performed as a lead guitarist with various artists including https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Sobule (Jill Sobule), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_As_Policewoman (Joan As Policewoman), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toshi_Reagon (Toshi Reagon), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Hummon (Marcus Hummon), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Armiger (Katie Armiger), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sophia_Ramos&action=edit&redlink=1 (Sophia Ramos), and https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Amanda_Ruzza&action=edit&redlink=1 (Amanda Ruzza). She is a contributing to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premier_Guitar (Premier Guitar) magazine and is currently[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Dates_and_numbers#Chronological_items (when?)]guitarist for https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Meredith_Vieira_Show (The Meredith Vieira Show)  She was touring guitarist with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyndi_Lauper (Cyndi Lauper).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Nolan#cite_note-1 ([1]) And she plays guitar for the Broadway show “Jagged little pill” WATCH THE YOUTUBE VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/-w4j1psVQQ8 Links Alex’s  Links https://www.facebook.com/AlexNolanMusic (https://www.facebook.com/AlexNolanMusic) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Apr 21

1 hr 36 min

ACTOR – MacKenzie Meehan Mackenzie is a Theatre and television actress with an extensive acting resume.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Carr#cite_note-1 ([1]) She is known for her portrayal of Taylor Rentzel on the CBS television series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_(2016_TV_series) (Bull) and for her performance as Hildy Azoff opposite Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street ..She also had the recurring role of Penny in the HBO series “Vinyl” and performed ion Broadway in ‘War Horse” An Actor who loves to talk craft, she sits down with Russ for an in depth conversation about what actors actually do.   WATCH the Video version on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/ZwMROf60o0Y Links MacKenzies Website https://www.mackenziemeehan.com IMDB Mackenzie Meehan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4394776/?ref_=tt_cl_t6 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4394776/?ref_=tt_cl_t6) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Apr 14

1 hr 43 min

PHOTOGRAPHERS – Melissa Miracolo and Michael Lopacki Russ Sits with old colleagues, friends and master professional photographers, Melisa and Mike. NY and Long Island is the most saturated market in the world for weddings and events. So, to thrive as two of the best and most consistently sought-after photographers in that market is no small feat.  Melissa and Mike describe the art and craft of the professional photographer in the most intense place to do as a vocation  in  the world  Watch YOUTUBE Version Here: https://youtu.be/s2ObYC2pCKo TIME STAMPS [00: Links @boudoirbymelissam @michaeljohn_photography https://www.glenmarstudio.com/ (https://www.glenmarstudio.com) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Apr 7

1 hr 44 min

Russ sits down with Eric Kalb.. Southpaw drummer Eric Kalb is a versatile musician who enjoys playing groove based music. A devotee of R&B and Soul drumming, his improvisational aesthetic is colored by sudden bursts of rock aggression. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Eric is a multi-faceted studio and touring drummer whose “energetic and exhilarating style” (Jazz Times) keeps him in constant demand. Over the course of his twenty-year career Kalb has taken to both studio and stage with a dazzling cavalcade of influential and innovative artists. He’s laid it down hard for the supernatural force of Miss Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, the seven-string guitar wizardry of Charlie Hunter, jazz guitarist John Scofield and living organ Legend Dr. Lonnie Smith; to name but a few. Hunter calls Kalb’s drumming “A funky Clyde Stubblefield/ Jabo Starks kinda way of relating (to Jazz) …really cool and refreshing“. Recent recording sessions include soundtracks for the major motion pictures “American Gangster” and “Walk Hard:The Dewey Cox Story“. Check Video Version on YOUTUBE Here: https://youtu.be/O_Fl3nRefp4 Links Kalb’s  Links http://erickalbmusic.com Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 31

1 hr 35 min

Russ talks with Lou Liberatore , a Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for his portrayal of “Larry” alongside John Malkovich and Joan Allen in Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS. Lou made his Broadway debut in William M. Hoffman’s groundbreaking play, AS IS, the first play about the AIDS crisis to premiere on the Great White Way. Both plays were directed by Marshall W. Mason and were developed at the award winning Circle Repertory Company where Lou proudly called home, first as an intern after graduating from Fordham University (Lincoln Center) and eventually as a full fledged company member.  TV and Film acting credits include; “The Good Wife”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Sex and the City”, “Law & Order”, “Who’s The Boss?”, “Tales of the City”, Blood From A Stoner, Mary & Louise, Box, It’s My Party, Rosen’sSon, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (Epcot), Original Sin, She Was Marked for Murder, Op-Center, Combat High, Marked for Murder, If It’s Tuesday It Still Must Be Belgium, “One Life to Live”, “Guiding Light” and “Another World”. TV Directing credits include “Water with Lemon” (Pilot). Lou is a lifetime member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, where he proudly serves as Co-Chair of the Membership Council. He has studied with the legendary acting teacher William Esper.    TIME STAMPS [00: Links IMDB Lou Liberatore https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508789/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0508789/) Ensemble Studio Theatre https://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/lou-liberatore (https://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org/lou-liberatore) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 24

1 hr 37 min

Chris Eckert began his professional career as a photographer after graduating from Duke University. His passion for imagery and easy going manner have made Chris the choice photographer for a wide range of clients. His powerful point of view and ability to tell the client's story have made him a leader in the event, technology and corporate sectors and his discerning eye has let him to create content for some of the world's leading fashion brands and magazines. Some of  his Clients over the years include  Uber, Bollinger Motors, Rolls Royce,  Micheal Kors, Aeropostale, Avon, Macy's, Target, Lands End, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Virgin, Esquire, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Harpers Bazaar, Facebook,   TIME STAMPS [00: Links http://www.chriseckertphotography.com/ (http://www.chriseckertphotography.com) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 17

1 hr 16 min

Geneva is a Theatre and television actress with an extensive acting resume.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Carr#cite_note-1 ([1]) She is best known for her portrayal of Marissa Morgan on the CBS television series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_(2016_TV_series) (Bull) and for her performance as Margery in the original Broadway cast of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_to_God_(play) (Hand to God), earning a nomination for the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Award_for_Best_Actress_in_a_Play (Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play).https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_Carr#cite_note-2 ([2]) A revealing and truthful conversation   TIME STAMPS [00: Links IMDB Geneva Carr https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1417931/ Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 10

1 hr 55 min

Russ  talks with Laura and Stefano about the secrets to finding the money for independent filmmakers Their Film “The Day I had to Grow Up” currently playing on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r) Time Stamps [00:   Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Fiscal Sponsor info https://nofilmschool.com/2015/07/whats-fiscal-sponsor-why-does-your-film-need-one (https://nofilmschool.com/2015/07/whats-fiscal-sponsor-why-does-your-film-need-one) Laura and  Stefanos’ Links http://www.rossofilmsinternational.com/board-members (http://www.rossofilmsinternational.com/board-members) http://www.sdafre.com/ (http://www.sdafre.com) https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Mar 3

2 hr 1 min

ACTOR-DIRECTOR-TEACHER – Rosalyn Coleman Williams Russ talks with incredibly accomplished actor, director and acting coach Rosalyn Coleman Williams. Rosalyn has appeared in a number of feature films including https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanilla_Sky (Vanilla Sky), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Sugar_(2002_film) (Brown Sugar (2002 film)) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_the_Heart (Music of the Heart). More recent credits include https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooklyn%27s_Finest (Brooklyn's Finest) starring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Hawke (Ethan Hawke) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Cheadle (Don Cheadle), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_and_Alice (Frankie and Alice) starring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halle_Berry (Halle Berry), and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_Kind_of_a_Funny_Story_(film) (It's Kind of a Funny Story) starring https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Roberts (Emma Roberts) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Davis (Viola Davis).. Among Rosalyn's many television credits are recurring/guest roles on Kidnapped (NBC), D.C. (WB), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_(TV_series) (Oz (TV series)) (HBO), Mercy (NBC), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nurse_Jackie (Nurse Jackie) (Showtime), New Amsterdam (Fox), and several appearances on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_%26_Order:_SVU (Law & Order: SVU) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_%26_Order:_Criminal_Intent (Law & Order: Criminal Intent). Rosalyn's Broadway stage credits include https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Golf (Radio Golf), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Guitars (Seven Guitars), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Piano_Lesson (The Piano Lesson), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule_Bone (Mule Bone), and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bitter_Tears_of_Petra_Von_Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant). Off-Broadway she starred in the world premieres of Whose Family Values and Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate) by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Schulman (Sarah Schulman) at Playwright's Horizons/The Women's Project. Other notable New York stage credits include the critically acclaimed Breath, Boom directed by Marion McClinton at Playwright's Horizons, The Old Settler at Primary Stages, Zooman and the Sign at the Signature Theater. She is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.  TIME STAMPS [00: Links Roz Website http://www.rosalyncoleman.com/ (http://www.rosalyncoleman.com) IMDB Roz https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171206/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0171206/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Feb 24

1 hr 37 min

Russ talks with  JUDY BOWMAN, CSA.  Judy has been casting theater, film, and television in NYC since 1993.  FILM/TV: One Moment, Dead Sound, Separation, Hurricane Bianca, No Alternative, Lost Cat Corona, Gold Star, Copenhagen & Big Dogs season 1(Amazon Prime). Artios Award nominee for Best Webseries Casting, PT Barnum Award recipient. Recent NY THEATER: Nothing Gold Can Stay(Lortel Award noms),  Molly Sweeney, The Net Will Appear, Dutch Masters. Extensive work with Humana Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Arizona Theatre Co, Woolly Mammoth, Cleveland Play House, Merrimack Rep, and others.  She was a longtime teacher with Columbia University’s MFA film program & Harlem School of the Arts. For more extensive credits:  http://www.judybowmancasting.com/ (www.judybowmancasting.com) and her imdb page.      Links Judy's links http://www.judybowmancasting.com/ (www.judybowmancasting.com) IMDB -JUDY https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101344/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0101344/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) Actors connection https://www.actorsconnection.com/ (https://www.actorsconnection.com) One on One https://www.oneononenyc.com/ (https://www.oneononenyc.com) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Feb 17

1 hr 34 min

Liz is a NYC based casting director and award winning indie film producer/director credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals such as Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, and Urban World among others. Projects have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting and producing highlights include: Advantageous (Sundance premiere and a top selection on Netflix); Lost Revolution (HBO Latino); Zombie Honeymoon(Showtime cult classic); Barrio Boy (currently in post-production);And... Seen (writer/producer/director) a feature documentary. Liz cast the U.S. premiere of the experiential stage production Prurience commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum, she recently cast a pilot for a multi-cultural animated series entitled Mine for JoLu Productions, casting consultant for series My Sweet Life and is attached as producer and casting director for the feature film Become American, currently in development. TIME STAMPS [00: Links Liz’s  Links http://www.iaintplayinfilms.com/ (www.IAintPlayinFilms.com) http://iaintplayin.wix.com/AndSeen (http://iaintplayin.wix.com/AndSeen) IMDB Liz https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1709910/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1709910/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) Actors connection https://www.actorsconnection.com/ (https://www.actorsconnection.com) One on One https://www.oneononenyc.com/ (https://www.oneononenyc.com) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Feb 10

1 hr 20 min

Russ sits down with John Hampson Singer, songwriter and lead singer for the ban Nine Days.  Best remembered for the bands hit “"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolutely_(Story_of_a_Girl) (Absolutely (Story of a Girl)) John dives deep into the assent to Rockstardom and the craft of songwriting. TIME STAMPS [00:00:57]    Long Island Roots [00:06:31]    Discovering music- Trading Star Wars for Kiss [00:15:45]    Getting the first bands together-Battle of the bands [00:23:50]    Cover band while writing Originals -Song writing craft learning from Dylan [00:33:55]    Writing in Nashville- a different craft [00:40:00]    How Songwriting relates to Acting [00:43:52]    Nine Days band forms- its influences- Just a guy with a guitar [00:55:10]    Getting discovered – That thing you do -finally [00:59:33]    Fate steps in… writing  “Absolutely (the story of a girl)” [01:06:20]    Riding the tail of the comet- Letting art talk to you  [01:07:59]    The big hit- Rockstar time [01:16:59]    The feeling of Rockstardom- How does grind of stardom affect creativity [01:22:00]    The dynamics of a band with hit song- writing after with bandmate [01:26:15]    A generation that created differently -Filmmakers and Musicians [01:32:21]    Leaving the Rockstar life- a different life- family -becoming a teacher [01:42:40]    Coming full circle- finding acceptance and satisfaction in evolving life [01:48:30]    Thanks for being here- where to find John and Nine Days plans Links John’s  Links http://www.ninedaysband.com/ (http://www.ninedaysband.com) Twitter @ninedaysband Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Feb 3

1 hr 51 min

ACTOR-DIRECTOR-WRITER- FROM the ACT ARCHIVE-- this 2015 conversation with Tony LoBianco- film, stage, and television actor, Russ and Tony worked together in the film "Send No Flowers". Tony is known for his portrayals of gruff law enforcement figures film and TV. This one Tony Award nominated, and Obie Award, Daytime Emmy Award winningactor has a long and storied career. Appearing in classic films such as The French Connection and The Seven-Ups . Tony is. Great artist and in this conversation really gets into how he crafts his work. Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Jan 27

32 min 22 sec

John Grady performed as a member of Blue Man Group and in Spalding Gray: Stories Left To Tell in New York City. John has performed around the country with The Moth storytellers. His stories have aired on NPR and CBC radio. His multiple award-winning solo shows, Dog Years, Little Pussy, and The Old Woman have played to sold out audiences at Fringe theatre festivals across the United States and Canada. John also trained at the National Ballet School in Toronto and was a soloist with Ballet British Columbia. TIME STAMPS [00:00:56]    Welcome aboard John- House sitting in LA [00:03:50]    Grady as a kid- The movies were the babysitter [00:08:08]    Ballet comes into the picture [00:16:10]    Learning to Act and perform [00:19:14]    Going out into the world as a young performer-Is this Porno? Ballet school [00:24:30]    The Long and winding road-starts as a dancer in Europe [00:27:14]    No more Europe- back to Ballet in Canada [00:32:24]    Going into acting professionally - Keep Moving [00:38:44]    Wrestling with John to be an actor [00:40:36]    The Blue Man Group [00:57:29]    From Sex and the City to Being a One Man Story Teller [01:02:12]    Spalding Gray- inspiration- The Journey IS the important part [01:08:33]    John does his own One Man Shows [01:17:24]    John doing TV guest spots [01:23:05]    Advice for the Performer Links John’s  Links https://www.thejohngrady.com/ (https://www.thejohngrady.com) John’s IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0996198/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0996198/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Jan 20

1 hr 24 min

Russ and Bob worked together on the indie Films “The Night Never Sleeps” and Send No Flowers” Currently you can see mr Clohessy on the CBS TV series “Blue Bloods” as Sid Gormley.. Bob is known for his multiple regular turns as police officers and other law enforcement officials, creating parallels between his acting career and upbringing by his policeman father. The first of such roles was in the seventh and final season of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_Street_Blues (Hill Street Blues), as Officer Patrick Flaherty. The following season, Clohessy was cast as the new co-star of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Morita (Pat Morita) on the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Broadcasting_Company (ABC) detective series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohara_(TV_series) (Ohara), playing Lt. George Shaver. He later joined the cast of the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HBO (HBO) prison drama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oz_(TV_series) (Oz) as Correctional Officer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_Murphy_(Oz) (Sean Murphy). He won a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_Actors_Guild_Award (Screen Actors Guild Award) for Best Ensemble in the HBO series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardwalk_Empire_(TV_series) (Boardwalk Empire). In feature films, Clohessy played a supporting role in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Across_the_Universe_(film) (Across the Universe), He played Jack Parker in https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Crimson_Mask&action=edit&redlink=1 (The Crimson Mask). His largest big budget film role was opposite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Gosling (Ryan Gosling) in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Place_Beyond_the_Pines (The Place Beyond the Pines). Onstage, he played Mike in the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadway_theatre (Broadway) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundabout_Theatre_Company (Roundabout Theatre Company) revival of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pal_Joey_(musical) (Pal Joey), from November, 2008 through February 2009. From 2010 to currently 2020, he has a supporting role as Sid Gormley, on the police drama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Bloods_(TV_series) (Blue Bloods) . In January 2012, he played Jack Healy in Season 1/Episode 13 in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unforgettable_(American_TV_series) (Unforgettable) . In 2012, he portrayed Sergeant Silva, in the film https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Avengers_(2012_film) (The Avengers). TIME STAMPS [00:01:14]    Long time no see- COVID survival [00:03:04]    Working man’s actor starts as a Fighter as a kid [00:09:55]    Two Boxing fans [00:14:02]    The Brando story [00:21:35]    Starting out as young actor- theater Williamstown [00:26:32]    Getting Hill Street Blues [00:35:46]    Going back to Theater and getting a TV show starring with Pat Morita [00:45:10]    Hollywood holds grudges sometimes [00:47:40]    Reading directly for Artur Miller on Broadway – and getting HBO’s OZ [00:53:25]    Back to the Theatre- and Broadway. The importance of the ensemble [00:58:50]    Feature films- Place Beyond the Pines [01:02:34]    Russ and Bob working together in Indie film [01:04:53]    HBOs Boardwalk Empire- Getting SAG Award [01:08:36]    Blue Bloods- Selleck etc. [01:13:49]    Wolf of Wall St- Martin Scorsese [01:15:30]    Advice to the working actor [01:18:35]    Final thoughts on Bob’s “Craft” Links IMDB Robert Clohessy https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0167024/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0167024/) Links to Russ on YouTube... Support this podcast

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Jan 13

1 hr 21 min

Brette has been casting, teaching and coaching for over 20 years. Brette has cast five television series (USA, LMN, Lifetime, History Channel, Investigation Discovery), over 50 independent films, 300 commercials, 100 plays, seven pilot presentations (including “Odd Mom Out” for Bravo) and various new media projects, and was the resident casting director at Washington, DC’s Folger Elizabethan Theatre for ten seasons. Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at most of the major film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Brette is the former Co-Producing Director of Washington Jewish Theatre, Production Manager at Washington Shakespeare Co., and Associate Producer of the Washington Theatre Festival. Brette is working on three indie film projects in development and currently casting lots of commercials and industrials. She's also teaching innovators, executives, and salespeople how to identify their “special sauce”, helping bring their “It Factor" to all these dang Zoom meetings.  TIME STAMPS [00:01:02]    Introductions-  Loving working with people [00:04:04]    Background – childhood dreams- what leads to being a casting director [00:08:40]    Casting comes into Brette’s life [00:14:08]    First jobs casting- Live Theater- talking ass cheeks [00:17:58]    Theatre actors chops- the differences between film, TV and theatre casting [00:24:04]    The value of the casting Director- Brette moves to NY, - fighting for actors [00:35:13]    How does the process of casting director work- Thinking Diversity  [00:42:49]    Most Casting Directors are female- benefits and drawbacks to their personal life [00:46:16]    Intuition -Gut instinct in casting (and sometimes pussy instinct) [00:52:32]    How is casting different on different levels of show biz [00:57:18]    Heroes in casting. Dream casting gigs [00:59:49]    How did she used to scout talent [01:05:00]    Russ experience as young actor with meeting agents [01:08:45]    Is there a difference casting electronically vs in person [01:15:55]    Personal coaching- the special sauce [01:31:17]    A found calling- why im here on the earth Links Brette’s  Links https://www.brettegoldstein.com/ (https://www.brettegoldstein.com) IMDB Brette https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279486/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1279486/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Jan 6

1 hr 38 min

Robert Anthony Jones born and raised on Long Island, New York! Graduated from Hofstra University holding a BFA in Theatre Arts. He worked extensively in regional houses, internationally in Italy and Spain, and all over New York City… appeared in the original Off-Broadway Cast (and original Off-Broadway Cast recordings) of The Prince and the Pauper at the historic Lamb's Theatre in the heart of Times Square, and Bunnicula (based on the children's books) at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Not long after, Robert made his Broadway debut in Finding Neverland, playing the roles of Mr. Cromer and Mr. Henshaw on and off for over a year. Robert eventually took over the role of Mr. Cromer and was part of the final company. Three weeks later, he joined the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway mega-hit, The Phantom of the Opera.  TIME STAMPS [00:00:53]    Welcome RAJ- Stay Hydrated -drinking out of a measuring cup [00:03:29]    Starting on Long Island as a kid- Finding acceptance in musical theatre [00:09:00]    Straight theatre vs Musical theater [00:12:16]    Early Training on stage- Hofstra university [00:17:34]    Feeling that live audience [00:20:17]    Beginning to audition for professional theatre [00:23:15]    Drews Famous Magical Jukebox- Leads to representation [00:26:37]    What’s it like to pound the pavement as an aspiring actor [00:30:14]    Touring the world with theatre- and inflatable sets! [00:39:29]    Casting turning point happens [00:45:20]    Circus life- all different theaters- Connecting to those audiences [00:54:38]    Broadway Happens- Finding Neverland [01:06:35]    Support all the way through- Closing night on Broadway [01:08:50]    Whats next? And inspirational thoughts Links Roberts Links https://robertanthonyjones.com/ (https://robertanthonyjones.com) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 15 min

Devanshi Patel has written on CBS's God Friended Me, ABC’s Black-ish and TBS’s Ground Floor. In 2017, she sold 1 pilot to the CW. Devanshi cut her comedy chops performing stand up all over clubs amongst the greats in New York City and touring on the east coast. She started writing scripts and when the first pilot she wrote got her into the FOX Writer’s Fellowship, she moved to LA and took classes at UCLA and got improv training at the Upright Citizens Brigade. She has a BS in Finance and International Business from NYU and worked in Finance – experience she later took and wrote about in a pilot that helped her get into the ABC Writers Program. Was a writer for Network Television shows on GROUND FLOOR, BLACKISH and GOD FRIENDED ME   TIME STAMPS [00:00:57]   Cleaning up the Zoom-Beginnings Finance during day, Stand up at night [00:08:04]   Dreams as a kid- Comedy as defense [00:13:49]   Taking a chance on writing-Family consideration [00:16:46]   What Stand Up did for her in very beginning- The Names that surrounded her [00:24:35]   Moving to LA Letting standup go and becoming a writer [00:30:40]   Writing Craft – structure [00:36:55]   I made it... I’m writing for a living- Being a female in that world [00:47:33]   How we work -What is the writer’s room like [00:51:51]   How to “beat it out”- Tailoring writing to talent in room [00:57:40]   The Hierarchy of a show staff [01:00:18]   Is it creative? - getting through the existential crisis as an artist [01:04:43]   Working on her own stuff- Pitching and selling a pilot [01:09:37]   Pitching and selling a pilot [01:15:16]   How’s life treating her now Links https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7304408/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7304408/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 18 min

Dan Domenech, is an American singer, director and actor best known for his portrayal of Jason Dean in Heathers: The Musical, Drew in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages and a recurring guest appearance on Glee. Domenech has also appeared in the pre-Broadway runs of Wonderland, Sister Act, National/International tours of RENT and Rock of Ages and worked as associate choreographer for film and TV projects like Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, Fame, The Academy Awards and Emmys. He made his directorial debut summer of 2017 with the beta test of the revamped Heathers: The Musical before being mounted in it's sold out run at The Other Palace Theater in London.  TIME STAMPS [00:00:59]    -Welcome Dan -Stranded out at Sea! [00:05:50]    -Starting out on in theatre Long Island [00:10:32]    -Booking that first Pro Gig-after 4 years of auditioning [00:13:35]    -What is like out on the road [00:18:37]    -An unhealthy obsession-gotta be a little nuts [00:22:12]    -The career starts to take off- in LA [00:28:00]    -Singing was the strength-Trial and error to learn the craft [00:31:24]    -Becoming a Choreographer-TV and Film [00:40:56]    -Back to NY- and finally Broadway! [00:48:30]    -Opening night on Broadway! [00:51:00]    -Tarzan in the Phillipines [00:54:07]    -Getting on TV [00:59:40]    -Family always supportive- Passing it on to Charity- Helping kids [01:06:00]    -Having a platform to create positive change [01:08:01]    -Whats Next- But what I really want to do is  Direct [01:09:00]    -Where to Find Dan-Words of Inspriration Links Dans Links https://www.dandomenech.com/ (https://www.dandomenech.com) https://lollipoptheater.org/ (https://lollipoptheater.org) @dandomenech Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 11 min

Jack is a master Fine Artist, Illustrator, Painter.  Graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NYC. As well he is a “Tuhon” (a Master) in the Filipino  fighting Martial art of Pekiti Tirsia Kali. With over 20 years of master level experience in both art forms, he brings a unique perspective to the correlations of the Physical and the Ethereal truths that these Arts offer to the human soul. He also happens to be my oldest Friend… literally 50 years on Earth together. TIME STAMPS [00:01:30]    -50 years of friendship- Our childhood-music in the streets [00:09:50]    -Art is uncovered for Jack as a kid  [00:12:00]    -Collecting comics -Russ’ house – Jack’s Early influences [00:17:00]    -The Martial Arts begin as kids at the same time [00:18:40]    -Discovering Jacks Dad’s history in WWII [00:22:56]    -Martial Arts all around as a kid- Discovering Filipino Martial Arts [00:27:48]    -Back to The Visual Arts – Discovering dedication to something -Going to SVA [00:34:55]    -Getting to see his peers- Fine Arts and Illustration-  [00:39:10]    -Art Lovemaking -The abstract informs. Letting the art talk to you [00:42:45]    -Discovering Teaching- Service as a life plan [00:46:13]    -Back to Childhood-Parallel lives breaking the “Breakfast Club” mold [00:53:33]    -Jacks Artwork from Dreams [00:59:55]    -Did size matter? And Being a teacher [01:06:03]    -Truth in the fine and visual arts- encoded in the image- Don’t chase Duende [01:09:58]    -Pekiti Tirsia- Jack’s Martial Art  -Discovering it and early training [01:15:11]    -Applying the lessons of the Physical art to the flow of life [01:22:42]    -Jack becomes a “Tuhon”. Master of the Art of Pekiti Tirsia [01:26:49]    -Service- Filipino roots come full circle- do things out of Love [01:29:08]    -Tie these two Art forms together [01:31:40]    -Last Thoughts Links Pekiti Tirsia International https://pekiti.com/ (https://pekiti.com) Filipino Martial Arts acdemy http://www.ptiacademy.com/instructor (http://www.ptiacademy.com/instructor) The Art of Jack Latorre https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Jack-Latorre-1764262533797389/ (https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-of-Jack-Latorre-1764262533797389/) Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 35 min

Linda is an award winning playwright, actor and director for the theater based in NY.  Her work has been produced on live stages and adapted into screenplays. She has performed in everting from Neil Simon to Tennessee Williams.  Her she discusses how her process works with each craft. Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Sean King-   Sean is an award-winning Indie cinematographer in New York.  With dozens of films recorded through his lens, Sean discusses how to craft the moving image and the art of independent filmmaking. Time Stamps [00:01:01]    -Sean King and his new Kidney! [00:05:20]    -Meeting Russ and Sean’s Beginnings watching 70s-80s TV [00:10:03]    -Stealing mom’s Xmas presents to be a filmmaker [00:13:13]    -Early film influences- Sam Raimi, Evil Dead. The flaws were the inspiration [00:16:40]    -Learning to shoot in school- geeking out with the tech [00:19:11]    -The “Slack Pack “ Slacker TV The cable access experience [00:24:00]    -Finding the independent spirit in people around you [00:27:20]    -The Ghouligans [00:34:39]    -Convention tours-Meeting Horror heroes and meeting the fans [00:37:29]    -Shooting feature films together -Hell yeah! [00:46:00]    -Keep it Raw baby. Enjoy the flaws [00:51:27]    -Sean’s eye as a cinematographer [00:56:30]    -Working with directors as a cinematographer [00:59:45]    -Writing screenplays [01:05:28]    -What does Sean want to do next [01:07:26]    -Advice for the aspiring filmmaker Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Sean’s IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455262/ (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0455262/) Sean’s last short film “Like me Deadly” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzMBgGNMlkY&t=11s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzMBgGNMlkY&t=11s) Sean on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/121203938 (https://vimeo.com/121203938) The Ghouligans on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/The-Ghouligans/dp/B07499TYM8 (https://www.amazon.com/The-Ghouligans/dp/B07499TYM8) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Nov 2020

1 hr 11 min

Originally from West Africa, Sierra Leone.  Early dance training, as a scholarship student, with Jacques d’Amboise and his National Dance Institute. Appeared at Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center’s Outdoor Festivals, American Ballet Theatre, New York State Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Balboa Park (San Diego), NDI’s schools (Maine and New Hampshire), and the Rodotto and Fenice (Venice, Italy). As a member of Tap Kids USA, appeared with the Pointer Sisters, for Polaroid's 50th Anniversary (Boston). Featured performer on 20/20 feature on NDI, promoting The Event of the Year on the Today Show. Danced in Emile Ardolino’s film OFF BEAT. Has performed with Mary Tyler Moore, Ann Reinking, Cloris Leachman, Charlotte d’Amboise, Christopher d’Amboise, Judy Collins, and Savion Glover. Additional training at Dance Theatre of Harlem with classes at Alvin Ailey and Broadway  Currently, Oya is an Acting Coach/Co Choreographer for Theatrics-Miller Place, a Dance Instructor at Stage Door-Patchogue, Staff Choreographer for Bellport Middle School’s Musical, just finished her 6th season Choreographing for Theatre Three’s Musical Theatre Factory and is thrilled to be a Teaching Artist for the Tilles Arts and Education Program.  Time Stamps [00:00:58]    -Referred from a Friend and Oya’s Childhood Africa [00:06:36]    -First Dancing exposures- Crispy fingers! [00:08:40]    -Why dancing? -Teachers belief -Communicating with the rhythm [00:10:45]    -Learning with Savion Glover [00:13:02]    - National Dance Institute A New Family-Learning to teach [00:16:17]    -Dancing with Mary Tyler Moore- Finishing Time with NDI [00:18:40]    - Boarding school- Diversity of dance- West African -Modern [00:24:03]    -Learning to be a Choreographer - and Discovering Discrimination [00:29:15]    - The role of art in changing the world [00:32:24]    -Physically Getting to the audience- Movement and Stage Blocking [00:37:09]    -Parental expectations vs. Dreams [00:43:23]    -Boston University-Tufts-Becoming a teacher [00:47:01]    -Alvin Ailey Training -Dance Theatre of Harlem- Modern Dance [00:50:26]    -Mixing techniques- Meet Shakespeare and Christopher Walken   [00:53:30]    - Becoming a teacher- falling in love with it (kind of) [00:57:30]    - Teaching the basics – no baggage -no judgement [01:01:00]    - Back to Performing [01:05:30]    - Speaking to Problems in our Culture right NOW through Art.   [01:11:00]    -How to help through the craft [01:17:00]   -Safe pace to be free to create and play [01:21:28]   - Breaking Barriers- “cant” is a bad word [01:23:37]   -Oya’s next venture “Project Move” [01:26:49]   -Where to find her in NY area Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Oya’s Links https://projectmoveny.org/ (https://projectmoveny.org) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Nov 2020

1 hr 28 min

Stefano Dafre is an actor trained at the famous Neighborhood Playhouse in NY has worked with legendary directors like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang_Lee (Ang Lee) and is also a filmmaker whose work has appeared at the  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannes_Film_Festival (Cannes) Film Festival and on  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC (NBC) television. This artist discusses his process for all the artistic disciplines he works in. His Film “The Day I had to Grow Up” currently playing on Amazon Prime https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r) Time Stamps [00:01:00]   Intro- Growing up in Canada, coming to US- Early Training [00:06:55]   Acting Process [00:08:49]   First time working-Ang Lee [00:11:30]   Running a Set today as a Director [00:14:21]   How he went from Actor to Director-Meeting Russ [00:19:27]   Getting Sick and Learning the Art of film Directing [00:28:12]   Stefano asks about Russ films- discussing techniques [00:32:00]   Comparing approaches [00:41:45]   First time directing-working with a DP [00:45:28]   Letting go and Trusting in Art [01:00:00]   Stefanos Films go to Television and Canne [01:11:42]   Hanging out with Denis Villeneuve [01:16:00]   Let’s get under Stefanos Wing [01:17:50]   Where are you as an artist now [01:24:37]   We shall meet again  Links Links to Russ on YouTube and his Websites https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Stefanos’ Links http://www.rossofilmsinternational.com/board-members (http://www.rossofilmsinternational.com/board-members) http://www.sdafre.com/ (http://www.sdafre.com) https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r (https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08LNZT7P7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Nov 2020

1 hr 25 min

SCREENWRITER- PRODUCER- Kate Vandevender   Kate Vandevender  is a Screenwriter, Producer and Actor in Los Angeles. Kate has been a writer of half hour primetime shows on CBS, and Fox. An Executive producer for YouTube Series and currently runs SandMirror Studios https://sandmirror.com/ (https://sandmirror.com)  an innovative coaching system for artists of all kinds. [0:26]  - Intro [2:29]  - Kate’s beginnings [6:37]  - NY vs LA [9:04]  - Early struggles- Nude Modeling!   [15:33] - On camera and becoming an editor [20:25]  -Starting writing …as a Mime! [28:04]  -Try to move out west but …first a call from Broadway [32:14]  - LA! and beginning to create content [34:51]  – Get the first big writing jobs [37:17]  – Craft- Kate’s Writing process [46:20]  -The writers room. Writing for Network TV [52:13]  - The shift in creating from fear to creating from joy [58:01]  - An embarrassing “acting”moment at the top of the world [1:08:23]  - Becoming a Show Runner, Executive Producer   [1:10:48] - Dark times  [1:19:00] - Kate’s new discovery- SandPlay [1:28:17] – Putting Sandplay into practice [1:36:33] - Incredible results [1:40:23] - Who else can do this? [1:45:08]  - Where is Kate at now? What’s next? Links Kates Studio https://sandmirror.com/ (https://sandmirror.com) Links to Russ on Youtube and Website https://linktr.ee/russcamarda (https://linktr.ee/russcamarda) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Nov 2020

1 hr 53 min

Gen X in 2020. Vincent Nigro and Russ Camarda cover Dylan A strange year in a strange time as Vin and I both hit 50. But we are still here and ready thrive once again. A forgotten skipped over generation is here to remind you that it s not dark yet. Better days are out there to be had... If you want them. -RJC Vincent's music https://www.reverbnation.com/vincentnigro/songs Russ' Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ http://www.russcamarda.com http://tagstudiony.com Production partners https://idunleashed.com Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

5 min 7 sec

MUSICIAN-COMPOSER- Vincent Nigro-   New York Composer, Musician Vincent Nigro is a brilliant artist with an over 30-year career as both a live performer and music producer. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Vincent has scored several feature films and TV commercials and has performed for  and produced remixes for such artists as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer) (Madonna) "Nothing Fails", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duran_Duran (Duran Duran)'s "Sunrise", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Clarkson (Kelly Clarkson) "Since you been Gone", Anastacia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backstreet_Boys_(1996_album) (Backstreet Boys),  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Timberlake (Justin Timberlake)/Nelly, Rob Thomas,  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Cent (50 Cent),  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Squier (Billy Squier), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakira (Shakira), and many more. Time Stamps  [0:22]  - Intro [1:14]  - Our childhood in the 80s [3:52]  - Early Music introductions [15:12]  - First time on stage [16:19]  - Performing Arts High School [22:54]  - Berklee College of Music [28:01]  -Learning film scoring in the “stone age” [29:54]  -Odd jobs out of college -getting in band [33:34]  -Music changes and Vin is right with it [35:55]  -Lets talk Generation X (the greatest generation nobody remembers) [37:26]  - Delivering teeth, dinner theatre and becoming a Rockstar [40:55]  - Bellybutton-the band experience [46:48]  - Bring the Funk [48:00]  - “They’ll always be my brothers” and the music changes again [54:12]  - Signing the big publishing deal- 9-11 comes calling-Don’t give up [57:32]  - Craft- Vincent’s approach to writing music [1:02:33]  - Hendrix and Zep Lesson [1:12:27]  - How music evolves - Reggae- Punk example [1:18:40]  -Breaking out of these bubbles to save art [1:22:43]  - Nostalgic for music I didn’t listen to then [1:25:09]  - Writing , film scoring, sound design for film [1:32:04]  -Letting go of the art to feel the magic of surprise [1:38:22]  - The Axis knows everything- Still creating [1:42:54]  - Something in that Long Island water Links Vincent's Music https://www.reverbnation.com/vincentnigro/songs (https://www.reverbnation.com/vincentnigro/songs) NOT DARK YET -Music Video https://youtu.be/P_B59fiYNWo Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 49 min

ACTOR-DIRECTOR-PAINTER-  Federico Castelluccio-  Best known for his work on HBOs landmark series  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sopranos (The Sopranos)  as the character Furio, Federico has a tremendous resume as an actor and filmmaker. What you might not know is, he is also an accomplished painter.  He discusses all those crafts and how he does them. TIME STAMPS [00:52]   - Russ and Federico reacquaint [02:36]   - Beginnings-The Italian kid in Jersey [07:29]   -Early Artistic Influences [14:39]   -The School of Visual Arts [17:00]   -Working as an Illustrator- Drawing George Burns [21:33]   -Processes of an Illustrator [25:00]   -Meeting and working with an early artist influence [30:25]   -Federico’s Process as a painter now [37:00]  – Federico takes the turn to Acting- and meeting Crocodile Dundee [49:00]  – Serious acting training [55:40]  – A taste of Method acting [58:51]   -Becoming a working actor [01:06:16]   - Enter The Sopranos [01:19:54]  -Working with those Sopranos actors [01:28:23]   -Becoming a Director [01:36:19]   -How Russ and Federico met [01:40:27]   -Advice for the Young Artist [01:43:12]  - What’s next and Where to find more on Federico Links http://www.federicocastelluccio-paintings.com/ (http://www.federicocastelluccio-paintings.com) https://www.1stdibs.com/ (https://www.1stdibs.com) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Production partners https://idunleashed.com/ (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 47 min

COMEDIAN - Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling-    Jackie Martling may be best known for his days as a writer and on-air personality on the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Howard_Stern_Show (The Howard Stern Show) but, his storied career as a stand up comic, author (The Joke Man : Bow to Stern) and an actor, fill this conversation with fascinating details you might not have known about the terrific artist and how he does his job [00:50]   – Jackie Begins What makes a comedian [05:15]  – Island Childhood -dirty jokes from the start [13:35}  - Jackie Joins the band [16:34]  -College – Music keeps playing [27:40]   -Band ends Comedy begins [31:38]  -Not a comedian -a Joke teller [38:50]  – Student of Jokes and “The Aristocrats” [44:33]  – “I miss riding in the car”- Meeting Rodney for the first time [50:29]   -On the circuit [58:31]   -Making albums and finding Stern [01:09:38]  - Making Carson Laugh [01:15:31]  - Can Comedy survive sensitivity [01:18:29]  - Fame- Kind of [01:22:03]  -Becoming an author [01:29:32]  -Its a wonderful life- How you can affect someone [01:33:57]  -How Russ and Jackie met -as actors [01:39:54]  -Advice to the aspiring artist [01:43:17] Where to find Jackie Content Links https://www.jokeland.com/ (https://www.jokeland.com) https://www.cameo.com/jackiemartling (https://www.cameo.com/jackiemartling) Jackies Book https://www.amazon.com/dp/1682613895/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q57GFbQRWRJCG (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1682613895/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_Q57GFbQRWRJCG) Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) https://idunleashed.com Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 45 min

ACTOR-  Arthur Nascarella-   Arthur has appeared in dozens of films, most often playing a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobster (mobster) or https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_officer (police officer). Among his notable film credits include a corrupt cop in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cop_Land (Cop Land)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Scorsese (Martin Scorsese)'s film https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bringing_Out_The_Dead (Bringing Out The Dead) . He's played roles in the 8  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Lee (Spike Lee) films and won a SAG award for his part as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Gervasi (Carlo Gervasi) in the hit television series https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sopranos (The Sopranos). In this fun conversation he discusses his career.  Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3758564/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3758564/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) Other links http://www.danbrennanmedia.com/ (http://www.danbrennanmedia.com) http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

40 min 15 sec

[00:27]  -welcome to The A.C.T. Podcast [03:55]  - A little background on Russ [07:40]   - Lets have casual conversation [09:44]    -Russ’ Basic theory of Art and Craft [21:23]   – Ambition or not [27:20]     -Enjoy the info that comes with every interview  Russ Movies https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3758564/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3758564/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2137381/) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/ (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2414886/) Other links http://www.russcamarda.com/ (http://www.russcamarda.com) http://tagstudiony.com/ (http://tagstudiony.com) http://www.danbrennanmedia.com/ (http://www.danbrennanmedia.com) https://idunleashed.com/indexx.php (https://idunleashed.com) Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

30 min 8 sec

A short Trailer introducing Art Craft Truth with Russ Camarda Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

3 min 29 sec