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Welcome to The Screen Composer’s Studio, a podcast about the musical storytellers behind some of your favorite films, series, video games, and more. In each episode we'll be taking you behind the screen and talking to the musical magicians who bring these stories to life. These hidden giants may not often bask in the limelight, but you've definitely felt the power of their work. Join us to find out how composers shape emotional journeys, give color and shade to beloved characters and worlds, ...
 
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 ...
 
Dr. Deborah Adamy has conversations with everyday people who inspire, uplift and who are living their lives with vitality and joy. She admires people who can weather adversity and hardship without becoming cynical and bitter; who actually choose to learn, grow and find meaning and purpose in what they have experienced. There are countless ordinary people living pretty extraordinary lives and Deborah wants to shine light on them! Enlighten: Uplift and Inspire includes conversations with a wid ...
 
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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…
 
In honor of Indigenous People Day, I share a synchronistic story that unfolded for me this past week. From the invitation of a wonderful shaman, Reda Rackley, I looked up the Native People of the land where I live. How wonderful to know the name Lenni Lenape, the peace-keeping “ancient ones”, the diplomats and mediators, who lived throughout Pennsy…
 
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…
 
Janal Bechthold’s musical journey started not on the piano playing Mozart, but rather on the organ playing 50’s swing and Tangos. Again sidestepping more well-worn paths, she studied music therapy at Laurier and spent years alternately in that profession, and as a church organist. These activities were, however, both informed by and are now critica…
 
This week’s episode is a simple prayer to bless the earth. I share a free form meditation that I say when walking in nature, that focuses on my gratitude for the beauty and wonder of the land, waters and sky. May this accompany you as you walk through the woods, along the river, up the mountain, or through a field of wildflowers. May we pay attenti…
 
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 …
 
Donald Quan sees his whole life, including his career and businesses, as an improvisation. As a composer, he is known for his work on shows such as Relic Hunter, Mutant X, and APTN’s Moccasin Flats. As a musician and recording artist, he has toured with Loreena McKennitt and Lighthouse, and recorded his own music at Peter Gabriel’s iconic Real Worl…
 
My guest today is Lauren Mahana. Lauren is a Birth Doula, Intuitive Healer, and Author. Lauren’s rich energetic healing practice, incorporates coaching, pregnancy mentorship, tarot and oracle cards, crystals, and channeling guidance. As a birth worker, she is passionate about supporting the pregnancy journey as well as facilitating a sacred space d…
 
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…
 
This week’s episode is a special, unique treat! “A Prayer for B” is an exquisite piece of writing written and read by my treasured friend, Anam Cara, Winged Woman sister, Melanie Suchet. The synchronicity here is that Mel recorded this piece on Sunday August 29th, and 4 days later, in the early morning hours of Thursday September 2nd, just as we be…
 
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…
 
Every time I chat with Peter Chapman (AKA Coins), I hear another amazing story, well told. The pivotal moments in his life also connect in a narrative full of serendipitous events that have opened windows to let his talent shine through. This multiple-Canadian Screen Award nominee started his diverse career producing hip-hop and electronic music, a…
 
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 …
 
Many listeners commented on how grateful they were for last week’s focus of serendipities and synchronicities. Perhaps there is a collective shifting, expanding consciousness, a relief that we can talk openly and boldly about the mystical, the spiritual, magical ways we are personally touched by serendipity and synchronicity. In this week’s episode…
 
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…
 
Steph Copeland cut her teeth in the Windsor/Detroit underground electronic and hip-hop scene, but her scoring career quickly developed alongside her successes as a songwriter and performer. With her dark, electronic sensibilities and production chops, she soon became known for her gritty work on indie genre films like Antisocial 1 and 2, Bite, I’ll…
 
Today’s focus is on the profound power of serendipity and synchronicity. I’ve noticed that the more I tune in, acknowledge the presence of forces bigger than me, open my heart to everyday mini miracles, welcome in my angels and spirit guides for support, comfort, direction and guidance, the more they seem delighted to make magic happen. And the fun…
 
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…
 
My guest today is Dawn Adrienne-Saliba. A Performance Scholar, Theater Artist, and Eco-Activist, Dawn has studied drama and ancient temples. Dawn lives in Malta - okay, fess up, do you know where Malta is?!? I encourage you to look up Malta, just to have a vision of this unique, small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. This is where Dawn ho…
 
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 …
 
Andrew Lockington is known for the epic scale of the blockbuster films he’s worked on, as well as the incredible lengths he goes to to capture his sounds - things like venturing into the deepest jungle or risking injury and death to dismantle a piano. But make no mistake - these sonic explorations are matched by his beautiful and evocative orchestr…
 
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 …
 
Hafiz's poem reminds me that we are called to dance. I’ve used this beautiful poem as oxygen, especially when I was feeling the darkness and uncertainty of life creep back in. I hear so many people bracing themselves that things are going to be getting worse, before they get better. I don’t want to get sucked into the darkness of hopelessness. This…
 
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…
 
[Episode contains some colorful language] Classically trained as a vocalist, Red got her start in cabaret and musical theater before she was bitten by the film scoring bug - a craft she says “combines all of the things”. She and her musical partner Maya Saxell won a Leo award for their work on Charlotte’s Song, a first in the category for female co…
 
In this week’s episode I share my recent surprise and delight in being immersed in a Summer Rain. Have you yet enjoyed being in and present to a summer rain? I highly recommend it! Summer rain offers its own version of a spiritual practice. I discovered the calming, playful peace when I embraced the joy of a summer rain. I know for sure that summer…
 
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…
 
In this week’s episode, I explore the importance of knowing something by name. I acknowledge my own experience that knowing an object, plant, tree, bird or person by name, not only demonstrates respect and value, but deepens the connection. Like Juliet, I ask: “What is in a name?” The answer is PLENTY!! I reflect on how much knowing something or so…
 
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…
 
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