Novelist Micah Moss

Micah Moss is the son of a dentist and the brother of a marine. So how did this Oregonian end up in Hollywood, getting an agent from a Pitch Fest, and ultimately starting work on young adult novels? It's not nearly as bizarre as it sounds, but certainly interesting. Micah and Kurt also talk losing a manager that believed in you, the combination of art with tech, and why Micah chose to write three screenplays first and then turn them into novels. Oh yeah, and early jobs at pizza parlors. 

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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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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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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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