Interview Series

Episode 112- David Tochterman, Emmy-nominated Executive & Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 112- David Tochterman is an Emmy-nominated executive and producer with a record of launching award-winning television and digital properties. His first job in Hollywood was the director's assistant on the pilot of "Seinfeld." He was the Executive VP of Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Senior VP of the Carsey Werner Company, where he developed hit shows including "That 70's Show," "3rd Rock From the Sun," and was an Executive Producer of "Grace Under Fire." David has also been a digital strategy consultant for ABC, PBS and Starz, and a partner in the production company Pemberley Digital, winners of two Interactive Emmy Awards for video adaptations of literary classics on YouTube. He is the founder and CEO of Canvas Media Studios, providing storytelling expertise, video strategy and content production for any business looking to reach and influence audiences on digital platforms. And like most guests, David has strong ties to Florida. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-10-02T16:24:20-04:00October 1st, 2023|

Episode 111- Frank Patterson, Trilith Studios & FSU College of Motion Picture Arts

Film Florida Podcast Episode 111- Frank Patterson is the President & CEO of Trilith Studios in Atlanta, the largest purpose-built film studio in North America. Prior to Trilith Studios, Frank co-founded and served as the CEO of Pulse Evolution Corporation, a technology company that produces hyper-realistic digital humans for live and virtual reality applications. As an educator, Frank is still a faculty member of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts, where he served as dean from 2003 to 2016. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-09-12T15:09:49-04:00September 17th, 2023|

Episode 110- Reed Martin, Author

Film Florida Podcast Episode 110- Reed Martin is the author of the book "The Reel Truth: Everything You Didn’t Know You Need to Know About Making an Independent Film." The Reel Truth details the challenges that aspiring filmmakers encounter while candidly describing how to spot and avoid issues and obstacles. We talk about Reed’s background, his time in Florida, why he decided to write the book and the follow up on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill. Available on Amazon: and download Chapter 1 of the book at

2023-05-15T09:02:04-04:00May 14th, 2023|

Episode 109- Nathan Frankowski, Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 109- Florida resident Nathan Frankowski is an award-winning director who got his start in documentaries and has traveled to more than 30 countries for his work, including filming multiple projects in Florida ("To Write Love on Her Arms" and "Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher"). He talks about his career, his travels, filming in Florida, what caused him to move here and his most recent project, "The Devil Conspiracy," and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill. Note, this episode includes a discussion about self-harm, addiction, or depression.

2023-04-04T09:31:09-04:00April 30th, 2023|

Episode 108- Antonio Saillant, Filmmaker & Sustainability Expert

Film Florida Podcast Episode 108- Antonio Saillant is a leader in the field of sustainable performance, with a diverse set of skills and expertise spanning from aerospace and environmental engineering to filmmaking, writing, acting and coaching. As a filmmaker, he recognizes the importance of reducing the impact of the entertainment industry on the environment and is dedicated to promoting sustainable business practices. He assists individuals and organizations in achieving a sustainable edge by enhancing personal and business performance and raising awareness about environmental issues. His experience in the film and television industry as an actor and producer has given him a unique perspective and purpose in the entertainment and business worlds. We talk about all of this and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-05-17T10:15:27-04:00April 16th, 2023|

Episode 107- Chuck Malkus, Executive Producer, Producer & Multi-Platform Storyteller

Film Florida Podcast Episode 107- Chuck Malkus is a multi-platform storyteller specializing in media, production and TV and film projects. His work as an executive producer includes Heist on Netflix and Chuck’s book, FULL CIRCLE: The Remarkable True Story, is the basis for an Emmy-nominated ESPN documentary. He’s the Co-Founder of Neighbors 4 Neighbors, an international disaster relief organization. He has also served as a board member for the American Red Cross, Junior Achievement and Nova Southeastern University. Chuck talks about all of those things and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-03-03T08:44:03-05:00April 2nd, 2023|

Episode 106- Kelsey Scott, Actress, Writer & Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 106- Actress, Writer and Producer Kelsey Scott is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Florida State University best known for her roles on "How to Get Away with Murder," "12 Years a Slave" and "Fear the Walking Dead: Passage." Kelsey talks about how she got into the entertainment industry, her various roles, her professional growth, a special performance she has coming up in Florida, her philanthropic efforts and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-02-28T13:29:10-05:00March 19th, 2023|

Episode 105- Frank Conway, Unit Production Manager, Assistant Director & Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 105- Frank Conway s a Unit Production Manager, Assistant Director and Producer with more than 35 years on industry experience. His credits include Florida-based "Edward Scissorhands," many Baywatch titles, television series "Las Vegas," "Prison Break," "Criminal Minds," "SEAL Team" and most recently "Disney’s Big Shot." Frank talks about how he got to this point in his career, the evolution of the industry, his advice for up and coming industry professionals and more. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-02-20T16:50:36-05:00March 5th, 2023|

Episode 104- Mo Fitzgibbon, Writer, Producer & Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 104- Grammy Award Nominated writer, producer and director Mo Fitzgibbon talks about her career in broadcast television, biographies, documentaries, varieties, national commercials, and music specials both in English and Spanish with the likes of Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Andy Garcia, Jon Secada and many others for outlets including NBC Universal, FOX, HBO, Investigation Discovery Channel, Destination America, Military Channel, FYI, MTV/VH1, CMT, Direct TV, Universal Kids TV, Sony Music, Epic Records, and EMI Records, among many others on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-01-18T12:03:02-05:00February 19th, 2023|

Episode 103- Charles Martin Smith, Actor, Writer & Director

Film Florida Podcast Episode 103- Charles Martin Smith is an actor, writer, and director, perhaps best known in Florida as the director of "Dolphin Tale" and "Dolphin Tale 2." Charles talks about getting is start in the industry, how his career has evolved, his favorite roles and projects including "American Graffiti," "Starman," "The Untouchables," and of course a lot of "Dolphin Tale" and "Dolphin Tale 2" stories and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-02-06T09:05:54-05:00February 5th, 2023|

Episode 102- John Pruitt, Producer, Writer & Entertainment Consultant

Film Florida Podcast Episode 102- John Pruitt is a producer, writer, entertainment consultant, TV personality and the former Director of the U. S. Coast Guard's Motion Picture and Television Office where he worked to tell the story of the U. S. Coast Guard by partnering with productions around the world in various projects from reality, documentary, and scripted TV to cinema. John continues to work in various roles on a variety of entertainment projects including scripted and reality TV, documentaries, cinema, and video games. He talks about all of that as well as his time in the Coast Guard on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-01-11T09:22:19-05:00January 22nd, 2023|

Episode 101- Catherine Bell, Actress & Producer

Film Florida Podcast Episode 101- Actress, Producer and Florida resident Catherine Bell is best known for her long running roles as Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie in "JAG," Denise Sherwood in "Army Wives" and Cassie Nightingale in "The Good Witch." She talks about those roles, going to college for biology and pre-med, transitioning to acting, becoming a producer, her passion for adventure and thrills and more on this episode of the Film Florida Podcast. Audio editing by Rob Hill.

2023-01-05T11:27:48-05:00January 8th, 2023|


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