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Episode 63 - Chris Mammarelli - EPIC!
November 29, 2011 11:12 AM PST
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Welcome to Episode 63 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show".

This week, Peter and Omar welcome Chris Mammarelli to the show.

This is the first double (2x) (2) (two!) Bonus material episode in the history of the show. Just when you think it's wrapping up, absurd brilliance springs anew.

Regarding Mr. Mammarelli.... Chris is a charismatic actor, director, filmmaker, director of photography, tech savant with a throbbing, hyper-intensity that takes the Peter and Omar lair by storm.

As a proud college dropout, Chris mastered the tech world, excelling in the roles of a webmaster for a corporate undertaker (auction liquidation for bankrupt companies), to operations for a prominent national conference call company, to web marketing manager for a cochlear implant company, and finally to his own phone sex programming company.

Sensing that Motion pictures are at the same tipping point that the music industry was at over a decade ago, Chris used his success in the tech world to amass a war chest that he is now unleashing to properly create films by his own rules. Mr. Mammarelli is the model for filmmaking in the 21st Century - fully embracing the bleeding edge of technology, using small, digital, savvy crews, and creating great content on small budgets. He was one of the first to receive a R3D Epic digital camera - the industry standard for long-form, digital feature filmmaking - a large feat for someone not affiliated with large production company or studio...

On another note... After being in being present in Tokyo for the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear aftermath - Chris returned to raise money for Japan relief fund:

https://picasaweb.google.com/109646301115959796032/JapanFundraiser .

That life-changing event led to a sharpened focus to make the most of the opportunities before him and to make the most of the talents within.

In his own words: "I fancy myself a ball-breaking asshole who is fiercely loyal which leads those who are no longer a part of my life to view me as fiercely vindictive. Italian blood for the win."

Fasten your seatbelts for the double bonus material podcast ride of your life.

Website: http://mammarelli.com
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/mammarelli
Picasa: http://picasaweb.google.com/chris.mammarelli
Twitter: @chrismammarelli

Episode 69 - Martin Kelly & Nick Battani - B**ls d33p
November 11, 2011 11:53 AM PST
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Episode 69 - Martin Kelly & Nick Battani

Welcome to Season 4 of "Peter and Omar's Arts & Culture Show".

Peter and Omar dive the depths of rock n roll decadence with consummate and hard charging rockers Martin Kelly and Nick Battani of the band Living Deadlights.

Sit down, strap on, and pour yourself a strong one, as... THIS PODCAST GOES TO 11.


Episode 56 - Roger Mayer, Punk Rock Film Artist
August 07, 2009 08:32 AM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 56 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show". This week, Peter and Omar welcome Roger M. Mayer to the show.

Roger M. Mayer is a producer, festival programmer, and festival director. He produced the Sundance award-winning documentary "Big River Man", as well as the feature films "Boppin' at the Glue Factory" and "Audie and the Wolf". He has also produced numerous short films, commercials, music videos, et al.

Currently, Roger is the Programming Director for the Downtown Film Festival - Los Angeles (http://www.dffla.com/). Previously, he was the Festival Director for the Silver Lake Film Festival and had worked for the Sundance Film Festival for 11 years.

Roger also has an unhealthy infatuation with Mexican food, Dostoyevsky, alcohol and the San Francisco 49ers.

* Photo courtesy of Mr. Paul Marchand




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Episode 55 - The Wonderful World of Elana Krausz
July 28, 2009 07:46 AM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 55 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show". This week, Peter and Omar welcome award winning actor/writer/director, Elana Krausz, to the show.

Her two films which feature her work as a multihyphenate are STRIPPED DOWN and AT RISK.

STRIPPED DOWN, a dark comedy where revenge becomes redemption, is aesthetically reminiscent of David Lynch and Luis Bunuel. This film stars IAN ZIERING ("Beverly Hills 90210" and “Dancing with the Stars”) and MARCUS JEAN PIRAE (Bulletproof Monk). Amongst the many other national and international film festival awards that STRIPPED DOWN has garnered, Elana’s acting was recognized with awards for New Emerging Talent, Solstice Film Festival; and Best Actress, Silver Lake Film Festival.

AT RISK, a noir thriller that fragments time , deals with love and death in the time of AIDS. The film also stars VINCE VAUGHN (Wedding Crashers), RANDY TRAVIS (The Visitation), KIM MYERS (Nightmare On Elm Street, Part 2) and the late Broadway star, DANIEL McDONALD (The Ice Storm).

Elana has also appeared in many independent art house films, most recently, AUDIE & THE WOLF, BOPPIN’ AT THE GLUE FACTORY and MAD COWGIRL.

In 2000, Ms. Krausz founded VISUALINER STUDIOS, an 11,000 square foot production studio in Culver City, which was home to many films, music videos and commercials.

Elana worked at The Actors’ Studio with Lee Strasberg at a very young age and has appeared on stage in a wide range of roles, from the classics to prize-winning contemporary plays to sketch comedy, including stand-up, both in New York and Los Angeles.

Elana is equally committed to social and environmental concerns as she is to film making. She has served on several non-profit boards including Florence Crittenden Center, a social services center, and was President of the Board of Directors for One Fifty Parker, an early child development program. She has also produced and directed several educational films and Public Service Announcements. Most recently, Elana co-founded The Yoga Heals Foundation.

Krausz is currently developing several scripts for film and television. She has served as a producer and consultant on many films and is highly regarded as an influential source of creative input and business acumen.

She is also a yogi and mother of five.



Episode 53 - Gregory Hatanaka's Explorations
June 27, 2009 06:01 PM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 53 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show".

This week, Peter and Omar welcome Director and Independent Film Distributor, Gregory Hatanaka, to the show.

Gregory Hatanaka started in film distribution working for Headliner Productions on the re-release of films by cult director Edward D. Wood, Jr.

He founded Phaedra Cinema to distribute international films in the U.S. With a specialization in cult films, Phaedra released such films as Toshimichi Ohkawa's Nobody, Cha Chuen Lee's Triad Story and Jimmy Wang Yu's Master of the Flying Guillotine (1975) andToshiharu Ikeda's Evil Dead Trap. He has also distributed the works of Satyajit Ray, Andre Techine, Claude Chabrol, Leni Riefenstahl, Cedric Kahn, Christian Vincent,Takashi Miike, Abel Ferrara, Jon Jost and films with such acclaimed actors as Catherine Deneuve, Ewan McGregor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Isabelle Huppert, Chow Yun Fat, Billy Bob Thornton, Vince Vaughn, Bridget Fonda, Gerard Depardieu and Jimmy Wang Yu.

His directing credits include Until the Night and the award-winning cult film Mad Cowgirl.

Gregory Hatanaka is the founder of film distribution and production company Cinema Epoch.


Episode 54 - Ralph Vincent's International Comedy Hits
June 20, 2009 11:00 AM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 54 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show".

This week, Peter and Omar welcome Ralph Vincent and his International Comedic Stylings to the show.

Decidedly not a T-shirt & jeans comic, Ralph Vincent is a Comedian with a capital C. Come follow his journey from NY to California, to the Hollywood Improv and to an international youth hostel as well.

Don't Miss Ralph's Live show on June 21st, at the Hollywood Improv at 9pm.

Thanks for listening. Please send comments.


Episode 52 - Gloria Westcott's Adventures
June 13, 2009 06:12 PM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 52 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show". This week, Peter and Omar welcome the enchanting artist, journalist, model, impresario, and creative visionary - Gloria Westcott to the show. The discussion follows Gloria's life from her German grand mother in El Salvador, through modeling, fashion, journalism, working with Sister Karen of Self-Help Graphics, to producing an event bringing Gary Baseman's art to life. This is a journey you do not want to miss. Thanks for listening, please send comments. Links: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb609nb413/?layout=metadata&brand=calisphere My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-d4d88dc1fcac35e62c961181338aaf1c}
Episode 51 - Peter and Omar interview Jilann O'Neill
May 09, 2009 05:51 PM PDT
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Welcome to Episode 51 of "Peter and Omar's Arts and Culture Show".

This week, Peter and Omar welcome the fabulous songstress, Jilann O'Neill to the show. The discussion is of her music, inspiration, life, and loves, as well as her latest CD, "All These Things" and her upcoming show "Songs with View" at the Cavern Club in Silverlake, CA (8pm Saturday, May 16 and 8pm Sunday, May 17).

For Jilann, in music, the idea has always been to have no skin at all. A place where the goal is to evoke emotion. The edge, though not always comfortable, is where you’ll most often find her. There is a certain truth in her music, her record conveys not only heartache but hope, passion, desire, obsession and courage. A powerful live performer, she brings to the stage her often used mantra, “even heartache can be a beautiful thing if you let it.”

For her newest show, Songs with a View, Jilann takes her audience through a labyrinth of music and memory, blurring the lines between live musical performance and cabaret theater. The stark subconscious imagery of her accompanying film projections compliment both Jilann’s strong, haunting vocals and her poignant spoken word interludes, while the lush, prerecorded orchestration and waves of distant voices and sounds sweep through the night air and into the alleyways of old Montmartre.

A truly unique show not to be missed!