Nolan & past guest Matt Chong talk about attending a Hollywood red carpet movie premiere, how they each got into comics, Marvel vs DC, and their attempt to buy light-up sneakers. Apologies for the road noise, they recorded on the drive from LA to Vegas.
It’s the directors roundtable with Ryan Kawamoto of Kinetic Productions, and Brad Watanabe of Berad Studio. We talk scrappy filmmaking, marketing in the digital age and building community. Fyi, there’s a kanikapila next door so that’s the music you hear.
Debbie Nishimoto is a freelance makeup, hair & wardrobe stylist, and one of our favorite people. We talk about how she ended up in an unconventional career, dealing with the insecurities that come with freelancing, and tips for actors new to production.
Michael Ng is an actor, director and high school drama teacher. We talk about his approach to writing and directing, how he recognizes and encourages talent in his students, how self-doubt affected his career, and getting his dream role in The King & I.
Kevin Yamada is an actor. We talk about how he got thru 100+ auditions in NYC before he got cast as host of a children’s show on PBS, what it was like to act with the late great Robin Williams, and he shares some tips for up-and-coming actors.
Andy (Pang) Kamoku is a drummer who performed in Las Vegas and toured the world with the worldwide phenomenon, STOMP. He takes us behind-the-scenes and we talk about the time the entire New York New York casino chanted his name.
Lopaka Kapanui is a master storyteller, actor and former professional wrestler. He shares some bone-chilling stories from his ghost tours, and gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his life as a professional wrestler.
Steph Sanchez is a performer, recognized for her roles in film and TV on the local and national level. We talk about moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, coming out to her parents, and moving back to Hawaii.
TJay Thompson is one of the founding fathers of MMA in Hawaii. We talk about the early days of MMA at Gussie L’amour’s, but first we get into his crazy new career as a stunt performer for Hawaii Five-O and Kong.