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Peter Atkins is the author of the novels MORNINGSTAR, BIG THUNDER, and MOONTOWN and the screenplays HELLRAISER II, HELLRAISER III, HELLRAISER IV, and WISHMASTER. His short fiction has appeared in such anthologies as THE MUSEUM OF HORRORS, DARK DELICACIES II, HELLBOUND HEARTS, and GHOSTS, and has been selected eight times for one or more of the various “Year’s Best” anthologies. His recent book, RUMORS OF THE MARVELOUS, a collection of his short fiction, was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award. He is the co-founder with Glen Hirshberg of The Rolling Darkness Revue, an annual folly they commit at whatever theatre will have them. (MORE)
David Burke has appeared in over 50 different film and television productions, mostly playing the good-guy-turned-bad in all the CSI’s as well as countless commercials.
You would have seen David on such show as How to get away with Murder, Nashville, Notorious, NCIS: New Orleans, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy,
Private Practice, Brothers & Sisters, The Closer, House, Chuck & The Mentalist.
David also originated the role of Arthur in the TV’s first iteration of the cult sitcom,
The Tick with Patrick Warburton. (more)
This week Kevin and Paul talk with producer, writer, and director Heather Provost
Heather is a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Award-nominated producer.
Critically acclaimed hits on Broadway include Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil LaBute (three Tony nominations including Best Play) and the musical [title of show] (Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical).
Heather also produced and co-directed the feature film Racing Colt.
She and writing partner Scott Damian most recently wrote A Joyous Christmas and Season for Love for Hallmark Channel.
She is the current Producing Artistic Director at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more)
Pressure is par for the course for an artist.
This week Paul and Kevin discuss how they have handled moments when monumental curveballs have been thrown their way (more)
Paul and Kevin talk with filmmaker Jared White who directed the documentary
“100 Years From Home”
On the 100th anniversary of genocide, an American woman ventures to Armenia and Turkey in search of her great-grandparents’ long-lost house. This is a film about family, identity, and survival through a deeply personal lens.
The film premieres on PBS SoCal Tuesday, Sept 1 at 8:30 pm (More)
“It’s too late.”
“I’ve missed my opportunity.”
“There’s no way I can create at this age, I just don’t have the time.”
Maybe these are phrases you’ve told yourself.
In this week’s episode, Paul and Kevin talk about the mindset of thinking you’re too old.
Spoiler alert: You’re not too old! (More)
Portraying a Jedi Knight on the stage of Tomorrowland Terrace at Disneyland, Scott Damian, leaned down to talk to a little boy named Ben who had been chosen to be in the show.
Ben was having difficulty speaking in front of the audience because of a severe stutter.
Scott’s eyes went wide, because years ago… that had been him.
In this week’s episode of Your Creative Journey, Kevin and Paul talk with actor/writer/director/producer Scott Damian.
We talk about his journey battling a severe stutter as a child which he wrote about in “Voice: A Stutterer’s Odyssey”
Scott also talks about the gift that art gave him to discover his own voice. (more)
In this episode, Paul and Kevin interview Kenny Landmon, an actor and director, who created a short film (“Dating Under Quarantine”) while under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders in Los Angeles.
Highlights from this episode:
- Kenny discusses the challenges of being under lockdown and how that affected the process of making a film.
- He talks about the experiences of remotely directing actors and collaborating with his editor and composer for the film while rushing to get the film completed before a festival deadline. (More)
In this episode Kevin and Paul interview singer/actress Jamie Carganilla.
She’s had quite a career that began with performing professionally at age 8 in the Broadway Tour of Les Miserables. She is a graduate from NYU as a Music Major and has performed in several shows at The Disneyland Resort.
Jamie made an intriguing pivot in her career 10 years ago when she became a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department! (Click here for more)
Kevin and Paul have a conversation with writer and actor John Crane.
John Crane has an extensive creative career as a Groundlings Main Company Member, Head Writer, and Executive Producer on MADtv, writer for animated shows like Johnny Bravo, CatDog, Rocket Power, and Jimmy Neutron. He was also an actor on Roundhouse on Nickelodeon and the green screen stand-in for Bugs Bunny in Space Jam with Michael Jordan (more)
Sometimes you get better at your art by just doing it and learning along the way. In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about how to push through with your art even in the face of adversity and resilience.
Highlights from this episode:
- Paul shares his experiences with producing and hosting an online weekly 3-4 hr variety show (Paulie’s Online Variety Show)
- Kevin shares the work that he did for a video demo (more)
The trap of perfectionism can keep you from moving forward with your creative project. In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about ways to get you out of creative paralysis.
Highlights from this episode:
- Criticism is extremely easy, creating is hard
- How to get out of being frozen creatively by doing a simple step.
- Kevin shares a project he’s been developing as an example of “practicing in public.” (more)
Showing up every day to work on your creative project is easier said than done.
In this episode, Kevin and Paul, talk about techniques that can help you show up and make consistent progress with your art.
“All I have to do is push a button and collect tens of thousands of dollars for my project!”
That is a concept that creatives dream of when it comes to crowdfunding on sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo
The reality is it takes a plan and a lot of work. The good news is that you can get funding to support your creative project.
In this episode, Paul and Kevin talk about their wins and heartaches with crowdfunding. (More)