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The Jokers are Teacher and Petulant Child grappling to understand their place in the universe. Whether or not to roll over and accept the cards being dealt. Pondering everything from Fee Phi Foe and Fum to Data`s pursuit to be human. They meander and fumble with diverse topics such as Douglas Adams Theory "The Fundamental Interconnectedness of All Things", "Universal Synchronicity and Serendipity" and how to play a major part in self-coaching and motivation. Querying universal consciousness ...
 
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Eleven Jokers, including Pauric Brennan, Sean Breathnack, Annie Doona, Mo O'Connell, Roisin Kearney, Frank Kelly, Dave Minogue, Grace Garvin and James Webber talk about their passion for filmmaking and the different methods they go about where they get ideas, the roles they find they have to take, the right way or practical way to make films and th…
 
Michael O'Sullivan was a gift, coming in at the last minute as a referral by Aidan from a previous show. Garvin and I were like old prospectors in some far off Canadian ravine watching out for old grizzlies that might have come bounding out of the undergrowth looking for a tasty meal. Instead, we struck gold, that rare nugget that pans out and brin…
 
Aidan O'Sullivan, Actor, Voice-Over Artist & Comedian, had hoped to do a monologue from Shakespeare but there was no chance of competing with Garvin's monologue in this show. The battle gear came on in each corner as all and sundry clashed like the Titans. But Aidan wasn't going to take it lying down, even though he'd played a corpse in a coffin. G…
 
Dave Thomas, Writer, Producer and Director, is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. Discs started flying off the wall. Garvin and I weren't sure if the alien invasion had begun. Should we bunker down in defensive mode? Then the TARDIS appeared and we knew we were on safe ground. Dave Thomas, writer, producer and director is an avid sci-fi fan. Along …
 
"It's really about connecting with your community and knowing the people around you that want you to survive and in turn supporting those other small businesses". Kristin Houk, All Good Pizza, Taco, Cafe Alma In our October 2021 One Hour Special Show co-produced with the American Marketing Association SF Chapter hear from small business owners, Mic…
 
Dave Minogue, Film Producer and Director, is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E16 The banter was mighty in this episode of "In The Room". Garvin got thrown a couple of curveballs as Dave Minogue, our guest this week, had us both rolling in the aisles with laughter. Dave set himself a challenge to get a film made and out there to an audience on …
 
Annie Doona Chair of Galway Film Fleadh is ”In The Room” with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E15 We have reached another milestone. This time we celebrate our 100th episode of "In The Room". This week our guest is Annie Doona, Chair of the Galway Film Fleadh and recently Chair of Screen Ireland. Annie has a wealth of experience in film education as she was for …
 
Frank W. Kelly Multi Award-winning Filmmaker is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E14 Our guest this week is Frank W. Kelly, a multi-award winning filmmaker. Two pointing fingers and a smoking toy gun is the challenge in this week's 99th episode of "In The Room" with Garvin and George. A new teleprompt stirs up some issues but are quickly resolv…
 
Roisin Kearney Multi Award-winning Screenwriter & Director is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E13 In this weeks episode, our guest is Roisin Kearney, Multi Award-winning Screenwriter, and Director talking about her beginnings in theatre and how this inspired her passion for writing and film directing. Roisin is aware of the importance of colla…
 
Mo O'Connell (Actor/Screenwriter/Director) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E12 In this weeks episode, our guest is Mo O'Connell, actor, screenwriter, and director who talks about how she gets her films across the finishing line and has the drive to succeed. Each project is a labour of love and seems to cause all the pains and heartache any …
 
For all of us remembering that the performing arts is kind of like the town square, that everyone comes to better understand their humanity, whether it's through music or dance performance, to interpret the world as it is. And as they want it to be, and they want to see themselves.” - Michael Sullivan Welcome to our September 2021 virtual live pane…
 
James Webber (Screenwriter/Director/Producer) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E11 In this weeks episode, our guest is James Webber, screenwriter, director and producer who is gaining success with his first feature film, Sorority. Garvin and I managed to get some great insights into James filmmaking process and how he managed to develop his …
 
Francesca Romana Nider (Screenwriter/Producer) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E10 Our guest this week is Francesca Romana Nider, a screenwriter and producer. Francesca has studied screenwriting and is looking for collaboration with her feature-length script, The Sins of Our Mothers, which was a Semifinalist in the recent Writers Lab UK and…
 
Grace Garvin (Wild Rice Films) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E09 Our guest this week is Grace Garvin, managing director of Wild Rice Films and film producer. Again, like several others we have interviewed, film producing is Grace's job. She loves it but it is her business, even though she sees her projects as being precious. Though new to…
 
Producers and Influencers in Film S3E08 In this week's episode, we revisit four of our recent film interviews focusing on our guests. Karl King talks about being a locations managers and the issues of trying to find people to fill the below-the-line jobs. What he has found is that most media courses promote producers, directors and writers but the …
 
Pauric Brennan (Bren Enterprise) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E07 This is a must-see episode, or at least listen-worthy,, as our guest, Pauric Brennan, goes where no micro-producer or buddy filmmaker goes, into the Heart of Darkness of the Mysterious world of.... promoting, distributing and, basically creating a target audience, so there…
 
“I feel like George has brought together the pieces of a puzzle of equity with people, your organizations are approaching it from the arts, and from hygiene and literacy, it's just, lovely to see these different nonprofits surviving in this very difficult time and doing such great work”- Risa Our featured voices are Executive Director of Simply the…
 
Sean Breathnach (Ego Productions Ireland) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E06 Sean Breathnach (Ego Productions Ireland) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E06 In this week’s show, Garvin and George get to talk with Sean Breathnach, writer, director, producer, and editor of the film “Beyond the Woods” which is currently available to see…
 
"The Tiny Homes project was going on during the Trump administration and and during and COVID and, it was really a means of people, expressing and keeping hope alive at a time when they were not feeling so much hope" - Sally In this episode the featured voices are the Executive Director of the Youth Spirit Artworks Sally Hindman and the Social Medi…
 
"We want to expand the artists footprint and not just preserve what we have, but create more studio space for artists and make this the place where the creative people of San Francisco can thrive and afford to be" - Barbara In this episode our focus and theme is on our artists, and how making art and community engagement is supporting the developme…
 
Siraj Zaidi - Producer, Writer, Actor & Film Festival Director S3E05 “In the Room” with Garvin and George is Sarij Zaidi, producer, writer, actor, and film festival director for the Indian Film Festival of Ireland. The 2021 online film festival has recently been launched. Siraj shares his insight on how he is producing his latest production, raisin…
 
"I think there's a big learning about like the fragility and humanity and all our interactions. Right. And recognizing that we all belong to each other" - Nils In this episode we wanted feature the voice of a legacy social service organization that’s approach to providing a hand up to our low-income and unhoused community members is that of seeing …
 
Karl King (Location Manager) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild S3E04 Joining Garvin and me in this episode is Karl King, location manager, who has moved over from England to live in Kerry where his wife is from. Having worked on such television productions as ‘The Crown’ and various feature films, he has recently sourced 42 locations for an Iris…
 
"As the San Francisco Bay Area experienced its rapid changes as the population exploded. And in some ways, even as a diversity in the bay area exploded the folks who you didn't see, in those new faces, those new careers, those new ways of being where black and brown folks, particularly legacy and long time black and brown Oaklanders"-Noni Sessions …
 
"I think we all realize from the pandemic we all belong. We all matter. Human connection is very important and we all have to look out for each other"- Mahogany Roland In this episode our featured voice is the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together San Francisco Mahogany Roland. In this week’s show we continue our focus and theme on housing and …
 
Frenzy Films Talk Funding Opportunities "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild S3E03 In this week's episode, we all get into a frenzy with our guests Sean McConville and Stéphanie Joalland, as we get into the nitty-gritty of raising funds, how to make films in Ireland, a discussion on whether it is Garvin or George that is the freak or the sci-fi geek, …
 
For folks out on the streets, those who were not lucky enough to get a Shelter In Place hotel room. It's been very, very brutal, not having access to water. A lot of the food sources were cut off not being able to use bathrooms in cafes, et cetera - Jennifer Friedenbach Our featured voices in this episode are the Executive Director of the Coalition…
 
Donna Phillips (International Film Producers' Network) "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild S3E02 This week our guest is Donna Phillips who runs the International Film Producers Network with over 20,000 members. Garvin wonders if rain falls mainly on the plain or planes, picturing a few jets amidst some showers, but Donna is in Spain where it was 24˚C…
 
I think sometimes people make the assumption that if someone is unhoused, there's nothing in common with someone who's housed. And that's a real misnomer because I feel like we're all, ultimately one paycheck away from being unhoused - Jen Roy In this episode, our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages, Kevin Adler, Miracle Mes…
 
Artist Pilar Rius initiates a discussion about where inspiration comes from as we observe cultural differences between the French and Americans. Are Americans too positives and the French too negative? We observe the evolution of the genius as an external source of inspiration to the contemporary understanding that a person is a genius, because the…
 
Johnathan Brownlee (Award Winning Director/Producer/Writer) is "In The Room" with 52 Jokers Wild. S3E01 So there we were, minding our own business, sitting and having a pint, and this dude sits beside us, who we thought was American and he turns out to be Canadian, from the part where they all have Northern Irish accents, and I ended up being the o…
 
“These are people often who are experiencing homelessness, who use the ICU as a waiting room”- Kevin Adler In this episode our featured voices are the Founder and CEO of Miracle Messages Kevin Adler and the Director of Community Engagement with the San Francisco Marin Food Bank Katy McKnight. We are working on a full half hour show for next week’s …
 
Artist and skater Hiroshi Clark stops by to discuss the streets as a multi-use space with ever changing context. Wether used as a metaphor, "I'm from the Streets," a means of transportation, a space where photographing strangers is legal, or a home for the presently unhoused, we consider streets in context of the use value these uniquely public spa…
 
Butterflies & Hurricanes S2E32 It's time to re-baseline ourselves, to make friends and influence people in the pub, without telling us anything about what you do. Instead, we want to talk about who you are and not the job. We even talk about the importance of taking breaks for coffee as these are the times when you can really solve problems by talk…
 
“We've definitely been listening to the needs of artists and artists of color not only opening ourselves up as a venue for them, but also making sure that we're helping them be successful out in the grand world”- Ashley In this episode, our featured voice is the Program Manager of the Bayview Opera House Ashley Smiley. The Bayview Opera House Ruth …
 
“It's for the community. We're trying to serve the community. We all live here. You know, how are we going to serve our community going forward?” - Greg In this episode, our featured voice is the president of the San Francisco Radio Club Greg Albrecht. The San Francisco Radio Club was formed in 1909 by a handful of radio enthusiasts with the object…
 
“I think just due to pervasive sexism, racism, classism in our society, the needs of under-resourced women of color are often overlooked”- Anu Menon In this episode, our featured voice is the Executive Director of Oasis for Girls Anu, Menon who shares about Oasis for Girls programs which are really modeled on youth development, best practices that …
 
“Really there's nothing that's going to stop the revolving door of clients that have very severe psychiatric conditions, periodically because these are chronic conditions where people do have relapses from time to time” - Jennifer In this episode, our featured voice is Jennifer Baity, a therapist in private practice who does training on motivationa…
 
Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon S2E30 Are we alone in the Universe or however number of Universes and Multiverses there are out there? Garvin is never alone as he has his split personality to keep him company at the best of times, George is never alone as Garvin will not stop hounding him to edit more shows for social media. Doreen Ritchie Published…
 
"When the private equity money comes in, that's when unfortunately you see the human equity and the cultural equity and the racial equity tends to disappear. Suddenly it's equitable only for the people that have brought the billions of dollars to play." - Ian Winters With the health and financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and a low inventory…
 
I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter! S2E29 I'm a Lover! Not a Fighter? Danielle Serpico graces the Jokers with her presence this week, not often we have a real-life superhero on the show, Kick-Ass Champion Black Belt and a Hypnotist all rolled into one, that is just two of her Super Powers and according to Garvin she has loads more in her proverbial handbag…
 
"Our families are still facing a collective total of about a million dollars in back rent, which is profoundly stressful” – Mary Kate Bacalao Our featured voice in this episode is the Director of External Affairs & Policy of Compass Family Services Mary Kate Bacalao. The focus of this week’s show is on how the covid-19 pandemic is impacting our un-…
 
“My joy is seeing the families as they first walked through the door and that support that they feel and that relief that they feel that, finally they have a place that for now they can call home until their real next home is achieved”- Marc Slater Our featured voices in this episode are Cecilia Ferber the Director of Family Services and Marc Slate…
 
Don't Cry For Me Argentina! S2E28 This week Garvin and George reach out to Argentina, where our special guest, Cecilia R. Kancepolsky, shares how Argentinean women are developing a platform to promote their skills to a global market. Cecilia lived in Ireland and was able to learn so much from what she found in storytelling, especially when it comes…
 
"We made the commitment that even with an expected deficit, we want to give this gift to the city. It's so necessary for the community to come back together" - Ilan Vasconcelos In this episode we feature the voice of the Director of Development of Stern Grove Festival Ilana Vasconcelos. With the State of California officially reopening on June 15th…
 
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