Making Media Now
Former Marine Captain Dale Dye Brings Realism and Insight to War Stories

Former Marine Captain Dale Dye Brings Realism and Insight to War Stories

November 11, 2022

In recognition of Veterans Day, host Michael Azevedo chats with retired Marine Captain Dale Dye about his two-decade long military career and his pivot to helping add realism and accuracy to Hollywood war movies such as Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Courage Under Fire, Thin Red Line, Forrest Gump, and Band of Brothers. 

A veteran of three tours in Vietnam, Dale Dye was a Marine correspondent awarded the Bronze Star for heroism in action. He’s equal parts storyteller, military historian and psychologist, and his performance prep goes where others fail to tread: into actors’ heads.

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
Susan Zalkind Digs Into the ”Murders Before The Marathon”

Susan Zalkind Digs Into the ”Murders Before The Marathon”

October 31, 2022
Host Michael Azevedo speaks with journalist Susan Zalkind about the Hulu docuseries "Murders Before The Marathon." Susan is the driving force behind the 3-part series. "Murders Before The Marathon" follows the investigation of the 2011 murder of three men in Waltham, MA, one of whom was a friend of Susan’s, and the murders’ connection to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. 
 
Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
Writer/Director Nicola Rose Says ”Goodbye, Petrushka”

Writer/Director Nicola Rose Says ”Goodbye, Petrushka”

October 19, 2022

Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode is writer/director Nicola Rose. Nicola is an award-winning, New York City-based filmmaker whose work is gathering acclaim on the festival circuit. In 2021, Nicola directed her first feature-length film, Goodbye, Petrushka, a coming-of-age comedy about a starry-eyed, awkward young woman with a big heart who meets a down-on-his-luck figure skater in Paris.

Nicola also directed, produced and/or wrote the shorts Creative Block (2017), In the Land of Moonstones (2018), Gabrielle (2019), and Biff & Me (2020), all of which have won numerous awards on the indie film festival circuit. 

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 

 

Eric Stange Shares the Adventure of the ”Pony Boys”

Eric Stange Shares the Adventure of the ”Pony Boys”

October 10, 2022

On this episode of Making Media Now, the Filmmakers Collaborative podcast, host Michael Azevedo is joined by filmmaker Eric Stange to discuss his latest film, Pony Boys, which is now streaming online as part of the New York Times OpDoc film series. 

About a dozen years ago, Eric had a conversation with his neighbor in Arlington, MA. The neighbor told him that another neighbor, Jeff Whittemore, had related a story that seemed impossible to believe. In 1967, when Jeff was 9, he and his 11-year-old brother Tony, left their home in Needham, MA in a homemade two-wheeled horse cart being towed by a tiny 10-year-old Shetland pony named King, and made their way alone on a 27-day, 350-mile journey to Montreal to attend Expo 67.

This was a story Eric Stange just had to tell.

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 

 

A Conversation with Screenwriter Kathy Waugh

A Conversation with Screenwriter Kathy Waugh

September 21, 2022
Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode is Kathy Waugh, award-winning writer of an array of well-known children’s television programs and films. 
 
Kathy has written for such PBS children’s television mainstays as "Arthur" and "Curious George." She was head writer for "Peep in the Big Wide World." And she was co-creator, creative director, and executive story editor of the PBS Kids show, "Molly of Denali."
 
Kathy also wrote the screenplay for the 2011 feature film "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer." 
 
Kathy’s latest creative achievement is a new 3-episode Netflix series called "Ivy & Bean," based on the books by Annie Barrows and chronicling the adventures of two fiercely imaginative and inquisitive 7 year-olds.
 
Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
Exploring Tim O’Donnell’s ”The House We Lived In”

Exploring Tim O’Donnell’s ”The House We Lived In”

September 13, 2022
On this episode of Making Media Now, host Michael Azevedo welcomes back filmmaker Tim O’Donnell to talk about his latest documentary, The House We Lived In. Joining Tim, is the film’s protagonist—his Dad—Todd O'Donnell. 
 

A decade in the making, "The House We Lived In," documents Tim’s efforts as a young filmmaker confronting addiction, family, and memory as he chronicled his father‘s journey to recover lost memories following a traumatic brain injury.

"The House We Lived In" will be featured at the Newburyport Documentary Film Fest on Sunday, Sept 18. 
 
Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
A Conversation with Award-Winning Filmmaker Dan Habib

A Conversation with Award-Winning Filmmaker Dan Habib

July 15, 2022

Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode is award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib

Dan is the Director and Producer of the nationally broadcast documentary films Intelligent Lives, Who Cares About Kelsey?, Mr. Connolly Has ALS and Including Samuel, as well as many other short, disability-related films. His films have been featured in dozens of film festivals, translated into 17 languages, and used worldwide to support inclusive education and disability rights. 

Dan’s most recent film, My Disability Roadmap, which was featured on The NY Times website in May, follows his son Samuel, a college student with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, as he seeks guidance from disability activists on everything from leaving home to dating.
 
Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
Teens Share Their Truth through Storybooth

Teens Share Their Truth through Storybooth

July 1, 2022

Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode of Making Media Now is Marcy Kaye, Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Storybooth, a digital storytelling platform that invites teens to record and submit their own stories and share them with the world engaging and entertaining animations via YouTube, IG, Snapchat, and TickTok. There is also a daily Storybooth podcast on Spotify. 

Storybooth got its start on YouTube in 2015, and to date has animated close to 300 audio clips chronicling teens’ and young adults’ struggles with everything from racism to toxic friend groups to realizing your parents aren’t that great to pregnancy scares to the full gamut of high school faux pas.

The company’s channel counts 4.55 million subscribers and currently nets around 4 million views per month.

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 
Cob Carlson Captures the Sights and Sounds of ”The Greatest Radio Station in the World”

Cob Carlson Captures the Sights and Sounds of ”The Greatest Radio Station in the World”

June 22, 2022

Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode is documentary filmmaker Cob Carlson. Cob recently completed production on a documentary called The Greatest Radio Station in the WorldThe film provides a rich and entertaining history of radio station WPKN, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. WPKN began as the University of Bridgeport’s college radio station in 1963. It has been operating as a listener-supported, community-based radio station since 1989. In addition to featuring lot of great music, The Greatest Radio Station in the World, the film features a diverse cast of characters, sharing their personal, idiosyncratic stories, speaking passionately about their love of music, news, politics, health, cars, organic gardening, space exploration, and culture.

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
Sound Engineer: A.J. Kierstead 

 

The Man, The Myth, The Music: Discovering the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK

The Man, The Myth, The Music: Discovering the Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK

May 24, 2022

Joining host Michael Azevedo on this episode of Making Media Now is Steven Jenkins, the director of the just-opened Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, OK.

As the primary public venue for the Bob Dylan Archive® collection, the center offers curated exhibits pulled from the priceless collection of more than 100,000 items spanning Dylan’s career, including handwritten manuscripts, notebooks and correspondence; films, videos, photographs and artwork; memorabilia and ephemera; personal documents and effects; unreleased studio and concert recordings; musical instruments; and many other elements.

Making Media Now is sponsored by Filmmakers Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting media makers from across the creative spectrum. From providing fiscal sponsorship to presenting an array of informative and educational programs, FC supports creatives at every step in their journey.
 
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