Bryce Sorenson is a creative young man learning a trade (photography) and a direction (acting), all while trying to balance passion with practicality. Kurt talks to Bryce about the John Carpenter classic Halloween, the beauty of Burning Man, and the cyclical nature of technology. Listen in as Bryce recalls a life-changing moment and how it affected his own creative trajectory.Read More
Jeff Gardner can be seen regularly at the historic LA Theater Works, where he performs live sound effects and foley with a rotating cast of talented & well-known actors. Jeff's talents reach far beyond just the sound scope though, as he also created the award-winning one-man show Kill Your Television. A member of the prestigious Antaeus Company, Jeff talks about his career trajectory, being married to another creative person, and what it's like to work with Christopher Walken. Hint: It's hilarious.Read More
In part 2 of Kurt's interview, Kerry discusses his own historic interview with Star Wars creator George Lucas, producing Star Trek and Star Wars conventions, and how he ended up directing Rod Serling in a commercial. Kerry also reveals what caused him to leave Starlog and Fangoria, and opens up about some very personal challenges. Despite those speed bumps , Kerry continues to write today and pursue his various creative endeavors at a pace few can compare to. Hear all about those projects and more on this incredibly inspiring edition of Bad Headshots.Read More
Kerry O'Quinn has worked in nearly every capacity of the entertainment industry during his incredible and unique career – film, tv, conventions, musicals, soundtracks, and of course ... the magazine industry. Kerry created and founded Starlog magazine, along with a slew of other indelible classics like Fangoria. He has influenced and inspired thousands of creatives, all while consistently moving forward on his own projects.
In part one of a two-part in-depth interview, Kerry will talk about his Texas upbringings, his first conversation with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and his fateful meeting with Norman Jacobs. A meeting that led to the beginning of a long and adventurous career, albeit one that started randomly enough in the Soap Opera world.Read More
Brian Ging is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked in a variety of capacities, including producer, director, and editor. Brian's work has been seen by audiences worldwide, and been screened at a variety of acclaimed film festivals including the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Brian discusses his controversial first feature, American Yearbook, and how he made it with little to no money. He also discusses the balance between personal ambitions and practical ones. That, and for Stay Cool, Geek fans, he also teases his new feature documentary- "Comix: Beyond The Comic Book Pages".Read More
Dylan Jones is an actress and singer who has done a little bit of everything in her time. She's fronted a glam-punk band, toured Europe in an award-winning play, and worked as an actress in the cult classic Ghost World. In this interview, she talks about the struggles and joys of pursuing creativity, as well as overcoming the addiction that almost took that creativity away. There is no "can't" in Dylan, and her life is a living testament to that.Read More