Actor AC Sanford

Imagine that in your first major acting role, you're cast as a historically important man whose murder leads to a riotous scenario which becomes the catalyst for change throughout the South. AC Sanford didn't have to imagine it, he did it. He sits down with Kurt to talk about that pivotal role, his upbringing in Orlando, his self-motivational ways, and how he remains level-headed in an industry that feeds fame addiction. Funny and insightful, AC shares his journey...

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Storyteller Daniel Rangel

Daniel Rangel was a young man studying theater in New York, dreaming of a life on the big screen. Fifteen years later, he's finally found peace and happiness with the family he's surrounded by. He sits down with Kurt to talk frankly about his lean years in Los Angeles, the reality of "making it", and why he returned to his hometown in Minnesota. Does he miss acting? And is he still creative? If so, how?

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Film Writer Paul Conway

A devoted student of the seminary at age 13. A dedicated soldier on the brink of war by age 19. The victim of a robbery on his first night in Hollywood. How Paul Conway navigated those worlds and still broke free to write feature films is as interesting a creative journey as you'll find. He sits down with Kurt to talk about the art form that pulled him to California, how the least likely friendships can prove fortuitous, and what it's like to hear Robert De Niro and John Cusack speak your words.  

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Actress Jessica Howell

Jessica Howell has been acting in various productions since she was a child. From Orlando, to New York, to LA, she continues to redefine her own creative being with each new project she tackles. This isn't just an actress, this is someone who creates from the ground up. She talks with Kurt about her various projects, her desire to learn more behind the camera, on-screen nudity, and why starring in a big studio film as a child can be a bit of an albatross. 

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Actor Noel Olken

Noel Olken has hitchhiked the roads of America, hung out on the streets of Paris, and driven strange people around Chicago. During that time, he's produced movies, created music, and mounted a one-man stage play. It's a life filled with determined and restless creative energy, all while the presence of a gambling-addicted father looms close by. Honest, introspective, and filled with common threads, Kurt and Noel discuss his life's creative journey and the balance of optimism and cynicism. 

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Improv Actor Alex Mashikian

Alex Mashikian spent 5 years ascending the famous Groundlings ladder. He discusses what that entailed, how he got there, and how his aspirations differ from tradition. Kurt and Alex also talk about Alex's Armenian heritage, how it ties into his current journey, and the community reaction to his touring show The Big Bad Armo Show. An excitable guy, a unique perspective, and an interesting future...

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Filmmaker Spencer Harris

Spencer Harris made a 12-minute Western Short Film. How did he go from a small Atlanta suburb to corralling mules on set in the middle of nowhere? He explains. Plus, how his father's defunct garage band from the 60s and love of spaghetti westerns connects to his own journey, and his advice for people truly wanting to get into filmmaking.

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Photographer & Actor Bryce Sorensen

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. 

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Sound Designer Jeff Gardner

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.

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