Episode 65- Representative Vance Aloupis

Film Florida Podcast Episode 65- Republican State Representative Vance Aloupis from Miami-Dade County was born in Maine but is a graduate of the University of Miami. In addition to being a legislator, Representative Aloupis is an advocate for early childhood education and serves as the CEO of The Children’s Movement of Florida. He’s also a big supporter of the film, television and digital media industry. He talks about his legislative initiatives, his support for the industry, great advice for those wanting to advocate for the industry in Tallahassee, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

January 4th, 2021||

Episode 64- Danny Dávila, Production Designer, Art Director & Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 64- Danny Dávila is an accomplished Production Designer, Art Director and now Director. Danny talks about getting started in the industry in Miami, his role in a production and lots of "Graceland" and "Burn Notice" stories. Additional credits include "Pain and Gain," "The Baker and the Beauty," "Cake," "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

December 14th, 2020||

Episode 63- Patrick Inhofer, Mixing Light & Tao of Color

Film Florida Podcast Episode 63- Accomplished film and video colorist, and co-founder of Mixing Light, Patrick Inhofer talks about his career in delivering high-quality programming for broadcast, commercial, corporate and indie clients. He also talks about his 10+ years teaching others how to digitally color correct and has been active in developing community resources for professional and aspiring colorists with Tao of Color and Mixing Light. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

December 7th, 2020||

Episode 62- Slater Bayliss, The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners

Film Florida Podcast Episode 62- Film Florida Government Relations consultant Slater Bayliss is a Partner at The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners, one of the top political and government affairs firm in Florida. He has worked in local, state, and federal government policy issues for over two decades. In the early 2000’s he served in Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. Preceding his tenure in the Governor’s office, Slater functioned as special assistant to the Convention Manager for the 2000 Republican National Convention. Slater currently serves on the National Board of Maverick PAC, an organization that promotes next generation leaders in public service. He discusses the Florida House and Senate 2020 elections, what to look for from the new Florida Speaker of the House and Senate President, how COVID-19 will impact Florida's budget and how industry professionals can help efforts in Tallahassee. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

November 16th, 2020||

Episode 61- The Right Stuff Filmed at My House

Film Florida Podcast Episode 61- Shana Gorondy and Christina Hollerbach talk about “The Right Stuff” filming in Sanford. Shana’s home was used as a location in the series and Christina started Film Sanford, which is a group that promotes Sanford as a filming destination. Watch “The Right Stuff” on Disney+ and view photos of filming at Shana’s home at http://bit.ly/TRSSanford. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

November 9th, 2020||

Episode 60- Joyce Gilliard, iSAFE! TV & FILM, LLC

Film Florida Podcast Episode 60- Joyce Gilliard is a film and television hair stylist and founder of iSAFE! TV & FILM, LLC. Joyce was seriously injured when she was struck by a freight train on the set of "Midnight Rider," the incident that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones. Since the tragedy, Joy has focused her efforts to bring awareness to safety in the film and television industry. Joyce talks about her career, that day on the set of "Midnight Rider" and her quest to keep cast and crew safe on set. For more visit https://www.isafetvandfilm.com/ or e-mail joyce@isafetvandfilm.com. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

November 2nd, 2020||

Episode 59- Lori Rubinstein, Behind the Scenes Foundation

Film Florida Podcast Episode 59- Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation. The Behind the Scenes Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2005 to create and support charitable programs for the entertainment technology industry. The Behind the Scenes charity issues grants to entertainment technology professionals in need due to serious illness or injury. It works closely with related industry charities and social service organizations to assist clients to the fullest extent possible. The Foundation raises funds through events, programs and donations. For more info, visit btshelp.org or e-mail mh@btshelp.org. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

October 26th, 2020||

Episode 58- Todd Thompson & Joy Kigin, “The Highwaymen”

Film Florida Podcast Episode 58- Todd Thompson is a writer, producer and director and Joy Kigin is an actress, writer and producer. Both are Central Florida-based and they are working on a historical Florida story. They talk about "The Highwaymen," what’s the story, what attracted them to it, the challenges COVID-19 is playing in the production, and when we will see the results. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

October 19th, 2020||

Episode 57- Wayne Morris, Producer & Production Manager

Film Florida Podcast Episode 57- Florida-based film and television producer and production manager Wayne Morris has probably been involved in more film and television projects in Florida over the last 20 years than anyone else in the state. A few of those projects include "Mortal Kombat Conquest," "Sydney White," "The Inbetweeners," "David Makes Man," and "The Right Stuff" just to name a few. In fact, Wayne is the primary reason many projects film in Florida. We talked to Wayne about some of those projects, his loyalty to Florida, and how he’s producing in the middle of a pandemic. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

October 12th, 2020||

Episode 56- David Morton, Florida Film Historian (Part 2)

Film Florida Podcast Episode 56- Part 2 with Film Historian David Morton, Ph.D. talking about his dissertation on the History of the Motion Picture Industry in the State of Florida. In part 2, David talks about the emergence of Orlando and Miami in the film industry, the importance of Miami Vice, the future of the film and television industry in Florida, and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

April 27th, 2020||

Episode 55- David Morton, Florida Film Historian (Part 1)

Film Florida Podcast Episode 55- Part 1 with Film Historian David Morton, Ph.D. talking about his dissertation on the History of the Motion Picture Industry in the State of Florida. David discusses why he chose the film industry for his dissertation, and the early years of the film industry in Florida in the early 1900’s, primarily in Jacksonville and Tampa. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

April 20th, 2020||

Episode 54- Andrew Hevia, Filmmaker

Film Florida Podcast Episode 54- Miami native filmmaker Andrew Hevia talks about his time at New World School for the Arts, then Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts, being the co-founder of Miami's Borscht Film Festival, being co-producer on "Moonlight," his most recent project "Leave the Bus through the Broken Window," getting his start in the industry and what’s next for him. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

April 13th, 2020||