Dani Menkin (imdb.to/2nXMH3m) is an Israeli Academy Award Winning filmmaker for "39 Pounds of Love"(2005). The film, written, produced and directed by him, has been sold to HBO, and was short listed for the Oscars. Some of his films include: "Is That You?" (winner of "Best Indie Film of the Year" award), "Dolphin Boy" (2011), "Je T'aime - I Love You Terminal"(2010), and his most recent film "On the Map."
Dani is also a co-producer and a creator-partner of Ilan Heitner for the Israeli cult indie film "Wisdom of the Pretzel", which is one of the most successful independent feature films in Israeli cinema.
In 2005 Director, writer and producer Dani Menkin created his own Independent film production "Hey Jude Productions".
In this TAMP episode, Dani talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about what he believes is his most important role as a director, how "On The Map" has appealed to audiences not only in the sports world, but from many different communities outside of competitive sports, and the inspiration behind his filmmaking process. He says one of the biggest lessons he has learned is that it's important as a filmmaker not to "take any moment or any second in making films for granted."
You can check out Dani's Facebook page here, bit.ly/2mOrWa8, and follow him on Twitter at, @danimenkin.
TAMP music by Dude York.
Lindy Boustedt (imdb.to/2hRRnYK) is a writer, director, producer and actor. Lindy co-directs movies with her husband, Kris Boustedt. They've written, directed, produced or edited dozens of films, including three features, and create media for non-profits and corporate clients on the side. Some of their films include: PERFECT 10, THIS IS OURS, BRIDES TO BE, TOGETHER FOREVER and PRACTICAL THINGS.
In this TAMP episode, Lindy talks with Smarthouse Creative's Brad Wilke about the first time she realized she had an audience and the tools she has incorporated into her practice that have helped she and her husband maintain a connection with their audience. Lindy describes the inspiration behind her filmmaking in terms of creating new norms via better representation and increased diversity.
You can check out Lindy's Facebook page here, bit.ly/2hRJm6l and follow her on Twitter at, @krisandlindy.
TAMP music by Dude York.
Ingrid Jungermann, (http://imdb.to/2esXduY) is a writer, director and actor. Along with several short films, Ingrid co-created the web series THE SLOPE, and created the WGA-Nominated web series F TO 7TH, featuring Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Gaby Hoffmann, Olympia Dukakis and Janeane Garofalo. Her work has screened at various film festivals around the world, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Outfest and Frameline (read more by clicking the above episode).
In This TAMP Episode Ingrid talks with Smarthouse Creative's Rachel Green about her belief in her responsibility as a filmmaker and her desire to offer her audience a new perspective. Ingrid describes how she connects with her audience - including which emotions and genre she chooses, and explains her inspiration and outlook as a filmmaker and the way that her vision of herself and where she sees herself in the industry, has shifted over time (read more by clicking the above episode).
You can check out Ingrid’s WOMEN WHO KILL Facebook page here, http://bit.ly/2dZuKyv and follow her on Twitter at, @ingrid_etc.
TAMP music by Dude York.
Will Durst (www.http://willdurst.com/) is a political satirist and comedian. In addition to performing hundreds of live shows a year, Durst writes a nationally syndicated weekly column, posts daily jokes to his website, and voices radio commentaries. A regular guest on NPR, MSNBC and Fox News, heʼs received five Emmy nominations and seven consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. His 800+ global television appearances include HBO, The Today Show, Letterman, CNNʼs Inside Politics, Good Morning America, Showtime, Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, CBS Morning News, the BBC, CBC, Greek, Scottish, French and Australian TV.
In This TAMP Episode Will talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about what inspires his unique satire and explains different patterns he’s experienced in building an audience and the tactics that have stuck. Will describes his most valuable marketing tip to performers and talks about how, amidst the heated political climate, his focus is on the fun.
You can check out Will’s Facebook page here, http://bit.ly/2cTTTaN and follow him on Twitter at, @willdurst.
TAMP music by BenSound.
Rachel Belle (www.hellorachelbelle.com) is a feature reporter, radio personality and host, best known for her segment "Ring My Belle," (www.mynorthwest.com/rachelbelle) that airs weekday afternoons on KIRO Radio's The Ron & Don Show. She was voted Seattle's Best FM Radio Personality by "Seattle Weekly" in 2012. As a freelance food and culture writer, Rachel has contributed to Lucky Peach, The Stranger and Eater Seattle, to name a few. She's a regular contributor, and fill-in host, on Seattle Kitchen, a culinary radio program and podcast co-hosted by James Beard award winning restaurateur, Tom Douglas. She was featured as a taco expert on the Cooking Channel show "Best in Chow," as a journalist on the Discovery Investigates programs "Happily Never After" and "Ice Cold Killers" and was a guest on "Check Please! Northwest," a PBS restaurant review program. She believes a good burrito can solve any crisis.
In This TAMP Episode Rachel talks with Smarthouse Creative's Ryan Davis about her production process, working as a one-woman band, and explains how she comes up with, develops, produces and publishes relevant and engaging media stories. She describes her use of social media as a tool, and how, by harnessing and directing its power, she is able to come up with unique story ideas.
TAMP music by BenSound.
Russell Hodgkinson stars in the SyFy original series "Z Nation", now in it's third season, and has guest starred on "Leverageand Grimm." He is a theater, T.V. and film actor. Since moving to Seattle in 2003, Russell has continued his theater career and become active in the independent film scene. His most recent film, STAR LEAF, will be playing at the 2016 Seattle Transmedia and Independent Film Festival on July 29 and 30.
In this TAMP episode, Russell describes "how to love your audience" and gives a revealing answer to the question, whether or not he considers his audience when pursuing new acting roles. What do you think about Russell's response to this question?
Jonathan Zwickel lives and writes in Seattle. He's senior editor at City Arts magazine and contributes to Pitchfork, the New York Times Style Magazine, The Believer and SPIN and is the author of Beastie Boys: A Musical Biography, published in 2012 by Greenwood Press.
Josh Fox is an American film director, playwright and environmental activist, best known for his Oscar-nominated 2010 documentary, Gasland. He followed that up with the HBO production of Gasland Part II, and his new film How to Let Go of The World (And Love All the Things Climate Can't Change) premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Read more.
Matt Smith is a Seattle-based actor, writer, auctioneer, and improv teacher. He wrote and starred in the impressive one-man film "My Last Year With The Nuns." Read more.
A conversation with Yahdon Israel, the man behind the "Literary Swag" movement. Read more.
Dennis Hauck is the writer and director of the new movie "Too Late," starring John Hawkes. Read more.