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OTOJA ABIT, is a film maker and actor, best known for his award-winning debut short, Jitters in which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. Otoja expands on the theme of his short Jitters with his first-of-its-kind urban-leaning holiday film A New York Christmas Wedding that touches on some of the themes involving the LGBTQIA community and religion. MarVista Entertainment has entered the film festival circuit with runs at the American Black Film Festival, Urbanworld Film Festival, Martha’s Vineyard African among many others.A New York Christmas Story follows the life of Jennifer Ortiz (Nia Fairweather) as her Christmas wedding to handsome, successful fiancé, David (Otoja Abit) approaches. Feeling overwhelmed by a dinner with her soon to be in-laws, Jennifer goes out for a jog to clear her mind. While on her run, she meets an angel Azrael who gives her the chance to experience another version of her life with everything she truly wants. In her alternate life, Jennifer sees the way her life could have been if she had only had the courage to listen to her heart and pursued the feelings for her childhood best friend, Gabrielle Vernaci (Adrina DeMeo). As Jennifer begins to embrace this alternate reality, Azrael reminds her she only has a limited amount of time to decide which life she wants to live. Torn between the safe life she is currently living and the life of her dreams, Jennifer learns to take a risk and follow her heart.Otoja’s past credits include HBO’s The Night of, NBC’s Blackish, Marvel’s Netflix The Defenders, directed by SJ Clarkson, and acting opposite Krysten Ritter; co-creator, producer, and star of the New York Television Festival’s Official Selection, Harlem Knights.(Write up by Coeur Communications)You can follow Otoja on social media below:Twitter:@OhAbitInstagram:@OhAbitFacebook:  @Otoja.AbitSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
“I’m sort of a Julia Roberts type, with the sass of Annie Potts and a drop of Larry David!” is how Tammy describes herself on her website www.tammykaitz.com and I can see why. Tammy is a fantastic actress, with a wealth of experience dating back to when she was 3 years old. Studied in London and experienced her art and passion for acting through the medium of TV, Film and theatre. She even casually talks of working alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Lisa Kudrow on stage before they landed the roles that took them to stardom. Tammy is a delightful lady, with an expert way of telling stories and sharing memories. She can be seen currently on Amazon Prime Video in Man Camp, where she plays a middle aged mother with comedic and dramatic aplomb. Sit back, unwind and enjoy this conversation with Tammy Kaitz.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Ron Thomas is one of the original cast from The Karate Kid where he played Bobby, the member of Cobra Kai who had a conscience and tried to steer his friend Johnny in the right direction as well as stood up against Kreese. Ron reprised his role as Bobby in the worldwide #1 hit show Cobra Kai where he has gained an entire new fanbase as well as rekindled the nostalgia of those original KK fans. Since Karate Kid, Ron has led a life helping others. Through being a real life world martial arts champion and sensei to his students, through to being a motivational speaker and life coach (voted best in America by Good Morning America),  he has reached and helped many people with his words and excellent philosophy he holds about life, synchronicity and more. I have to say this was one my favourite interviews as I am fascinated by this philosophy and look forward to welcoming Ron back to discuss the book he is currently writing.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Clive Mantle is a British actor with over 40 years in the industry. He has worked extensively in theatre, tv and film, having appeared in some instant classics such as Robin of Sherwood, Game of Thrones, Alien 3, Casualty and Holby to name but a few. He has worked alongside some of the best comedians the UK has had to offer, such as Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson as well as Dawn French in the Vicar of Dibley. Clive is an extremely eloquent and knowledgable person, who has, in the last couple of years, also started to author his own series of books based on the character Freddie Malone, who finds himself going through time on adventures. His first book "The Treasure at the Top of the World" became an award winner in 2019. His latest, the third in the series, "In the City of Fortune and Flames" is released on October 10th and takes Freddie to the Great Fire of London and the plague etc, which is actually very relevant to the situation today. Sit back and enjoy Clive regaling moments and memories of his career and life.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Breakout musician, Aneesa Sheikh just released her latest new "New Normal"  on September 18th. The song reflects on Aneesa's very close relationship with her father who suddenly suffered from two strokes in her early teens. The dynamics after the experience changed her life and she found herself adapting to a "new normal" way of living. Being a teen became more of a struggle for Aneesa as the roles shifted and she became the adult and caretaker. The experience brought on an emotional weight as she saw her father in a vulnerable state daily. She reflects on this universal message through her lyrics which empathizes with everyone who is experiencing a "new normal" due to the pandemic which has altered daily routines and has impacted relationships with loved ones similar to her relationship to her ailing father. I had the pleasure of talking to this amazing young lady who is such an inspiration, having set up a foundation to use music as a way of communucation with those in need and over the lockdown had arranged for musicicans to play to hospitals across the US.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Jon Levine began acting at a very early age, doing commercials before going into various careers in his life, before moving into stand up comedy where he became a success. He decided to go back into acting again and moved to Atlanta, where he currently resides and has had several roles and continues to build his resume and follow his passion. Best know to YouTube and Netflix audiences as being the health and safety inspector in S1EP1 of the worldwide hit show Cobra Kai, sit back and enjoy Jon's tales and conversation.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Sean Kanan is a US actor known for his role as Mike Barnes in Karate Kid Pt 3 as well as many more credits including long standing role as AJ Quartmaine in General Hospital and also for creating and starring in the multi award winning Studio City which is currently prepping for a second season. He is also currently finishing up another book, which should be out in December. Sit back and enjoy as Sean and I talk about his career, Bruce Lee and hi philosophy, Cobra Kai and more.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Rick Perez is an American actor who has had a recurring role in The Resident and will soon be seen on Season 3 of the awesome show Cobra Kai, which has just moved to Netflix. Rick grew up in Brooklyn and has worked consistently hard through his life to follow his passion. He landed a recurring role on The Resident, as well as appearances in Ozark, Superfly and more. Rick is an honest guy, full of integrity and motivated, as well as very humble and appreciative of those who support him. He will be making an appearance, (although how much of one we need to wait and see), in Season 3 of Cobra Kai playing the character of Roger. Watch as I chat with Rick and he talks about his experience filming on Cobra Kai for the first time in an interview!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
I chat with Erin Bradley Dangar about her experience in musical theatre and our mutual love of it, as well as her many talents as a bass player, touring with her own band, acting, and her landing her role as Counsellor Blatt on Cobra KaiSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Rose Bianco is a classically trained actress who started out on the stage. Moving to San Francisco from Chicago, she became involved with Les Nicolettes feminist comedy theatre troupe. It was in San Francisco where she went to the comedy club, and the one and only Robin Williams stopped in and did a one hour set! Rose continued her career on stage before taking a break to raise a family and has returned, appearing in many movies and tv series. She is currently the beloved character of Rosa Diaz, the "yaya" of Miguel Diaz, one of the protagonists of the hit show Cobra Kai on You Tube Premium, and moving in August to Netflix! Sit back and enjoy some great story telling from Rose about her career and her love for being on Cobra KaiSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
I welcome back actor Dustin Lewis to Hellblazerbiz. Dustin is a brilliant actor who also teaches the Meisner acting technique at Drama Inc in Atlanta. Dustin has appeared in many shows including Sleepy Hollow, Ozark, The Resident and more recently Cobra Kai, where he plays Mr Palmer. Dustin and I chat about all things acting, with his love of stage as well as on screen. We chat about the brilliant show Cobra Kai and how it teaches us to not be judgemental and understand that people can be going through things that you would never know about. We also talk about Avenue Q with my bad impressions of Trekkie monster, Kermit, Donald Duck and Goofy. You have been warned! :)Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Matt Lewis is an extremely accomplished actor of both stage and screen as well as teaches the craft. He has appeared in many top shows, such as Dynasty, Ozark and the hit show taking the world by storm - Cobra Kai. In the latter, he plays Ron, the chairman of the All-Valley Karate Championship, made famous in 1984 in Karate Kid, where Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) had his decisive grand final win over Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Matt's character is a beloved' character who appeared in season 1 of the show and who is hoping to return. Matt is very passionate about the art and craft of acting in this excellent conversation.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Stephen Manas is a French actor, set to appear in the upcoming Apple+ exclusive show "Ted Lasso" The show stars Jason Sudeikis (Saturday Night Live, The Mandalorian, Angry Birds Movie) and follows US American Football coach Ted Lasso (Sudeikis) heading to the UK to manage a struggling London football (soccer) team in the top-flight of English football. Stephen plays the character of ‘Richard Montlaur’. Stephen is a multi-talented individual, who has had roles in France, India and Japan. An accomplished musician also, he plays drums, piano, guitar, saxophone and clarinet and composes his own film scores!Sit back and enjoy this great conversation with Stephen Manas.You can follow him on Instagram @stephenmanasSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Actress Susan Gallagher joins me on Hellblazerbiz to talk about her role as "Homeless Lynn" on the hit show Cobra Kai. We talk about her dedicated audition for the role, how it feels to act alongside Ralph and William and being part of the Karate Kid universe and fandom ( so much so, her sassy character Lynn has her own dedicated Facebook page!). We talk about the importance of family and stay to the end to find out what kind of muppet Susan would be!Follow Susan at the following:IMDB https://www.imdb.me/SusanGallagherWeb: http://susangallagher.comFacebook (Homeless Lynn page) https://www.facebook.com/groups/2701589869963294/Instagram: iamsusangallagherTwitter: @susanlgallagherSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Soundtrack to Sixteen is a new British coming of age film, but rather than your typical Hollywood heir of heiress, it focusses on two main characters growing up in London in the Noughties. However, it could be any era as I watched the film and felt a connection to one of the main characters, in how things were for me at that age, and the experiences I had. It is a sweet and funny film, adding lots of humour and brilliant writing, expertly carried out by the actors.This interview with Anna and Hillary Shakespeare, who co-wrote it, produced and directed as well as Scarlett Marshall who plays Maisy, talks about the film making process, the emotions and feelings of cast and crew throughout and reminiscing on childhood.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Kenny Johnson is a US actor best known for his roles as Dominique Luca on CBS's hit show S.W.A.T. Kenny has been in many hit films and shows during his career, including many favourites of mine such as The Shield, Bates Motel and Chicago Fire. Listen as Kenny talks about his personal reasons behind the story in SWAT focussing on dyslexia and his passion for making the best product possible and working with excellent people. Listen to Kenny talking of how his daughter was so focussed and ended up with a part she was determined to get, as well as working with her in SWAT. Don't forget to hit like and subscribe!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Once in a while you talk with someone truly inspirational. Will Chesney is one of those. Will served 13 years in the US Navy, 11 of which as a Navy SEAL. He has seen combat around the globe including 4 tours of Afghanistan. The book No Ordinary Dog tells of Will, but more importantly, of Cairo the SEAL dog. Cairo was much more than a service dog. He was a beloved member of the SEAL teams and Will was his dad. Cairo is most famously known for his heroic role in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, but he did so much more, including going back on active service after being shot and saving Will's life in retirement, when Will was going through an extremely tough time through injury, both physical and mental. An amazing story of a dog who was, quite simply, No Ordinary Dog.
Once in a while you talk with someone truly inspirational. Will Chesney is one of those. Will served 13 years in the US Navy, 11 of which as a Navy SEAL. He has seen combat around the globe including 4 tours of Afghanistan. The book No Ordinary Dog tells of Will, but more importantly, of Cairo the SEAL dog. Cairo was much more than a service dog. He was a beloved member of the SEAL teams and Will was his dad. Cairo is most famously known for his heroic role in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden, but he did so much more, including going back on active service after being shot and saving Will's life in retirement, when Will was going through an extremely tough time through injury, both physical and mental. An amazing story of a dog who was, quite simply, No Ordinary Dog.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Growing up in Washington DC, Max started performing in 3rd grade. He participated in musical theatre, including productions at the Musical Theatre Center (MTC), one of the leading performing arts education organizations for young people in the Washington DC area. It was the moment when he played the 2nd lead role in the through-composed musical, “Caroline, or Change” that he felt theatre was his calling.When his senior year of high school began, Max made the courageous move to NYC to follow his passion for theatre. He joined the Broadway Artists Alliance, a professional training academy for promising young musical theatre performers right in the heart of New York City. After living in the big apple for 5 years, he decided to make his way to Hollywood, California. He’s appeared in The Orchard’s SUPER DARK TIMES, TBS’ “Search Party” and NBC’s “The Blacklist”.Overcoming Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) and anxiety, this rising star doesn’t let these challenges prevent him from enjoying his life. He has a keen love for sports and when he’s not watching games on TV or at stadiums, he keeps up with the standings/scores on teams such as the LA Lakers, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. He is also an avid tennis and ping pong player, crediting Serena Williams as his role model.Consumed by wanderlust with a curiosity for cultures, Max has traveled all around the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Austria, Germany, Italy, England, Iceland, Greece, Africa and Costa Rica.With a life of travel, art, and hobbies, Max hopes to incorporate all his current and future life experiences in all he does. He hopes to be a role model for the LGBTQ community and break stereotypical barriers/roles in Hollywood.
Actor, singer and writer, Max Talisman is set to make his directorial debut in his upcoming romantic comedy, THINGS LIKE THIS. The film stars Charlie Tahan (Netflix’s “Ozark”), Eric Roberts (THE DARK KNIGHT) and Miles Tagtmeyer (DISNEY DESCENDANTS: SCHOOL OF SECRETS), and tells a story of two guys who fall in love and while everything seems to align for them to be together, they begin to question fate as they encounter an obstacle.Growing up in Washington DC, Max started performing in 3rd grade. He participated in musical theatre, including productions at the Musical Theatre Center (MTC), one of the leading performing arts education organizations for young people in the Washington DC area. It was the moment when he played the 2nd lead role in the through-composed musical, “Caroline, or Change” that he felt theatre was his calling.When his senior year of high school began, Max made the courageous move to NYC to follow his passion for theatre. He joined the Broadway Artists Alliance, a professional training academy for promising young musical theatre performers right in the heart of New York City. After living in the big apple for 5 years, he decided to make his way to Hollywood, California. He’s appeared in The Orchard’s SUPER DARK TIMES, TBS’ “Search Party” and NBC’s “The Blacklist”.Overcoming Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) and anxiety, this rising star doesn’t let these challenges prevent him from enjoying his life. He has a keen love for sports and when he’s not watching games on TV or at stadiums, he keeps up with the standings/scores on teams such as the LA Lakers, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Orioles. He is also an avid tennis and ping pong player, crediting Serena Williams as his role model.Consumed by wanderlust with a curiosity for cultures, Max has traveled all around the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe, Austria, Germany, Italy, England, Iceland, Greece, Africa and Costa Rica.With a life of travel, art, and hobbies, Max hopes to incorporate all his current and future life experiences in all he does. He hopes to be a role model for the LGBTQ community and break stereotypical barriers/roles in Hollywood.dSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Breakout star Olivia Dudek makes her film debut as the leading lady/title character in the upcoming Rafael Agustin-written (“Jane the Virgin”) drama ANA, which premieres nationwide theatrically in early 2020. From Amigo Pictures and directed by José Rojas (LAS BANDIDAS), ANA tells the story of a young Latinx woman, who is part of a tight-knit immigrant community, whose mother is hospitalized and ANA needs to go to extreme lengths to help pay for her hospital stay. The drama, scripted by and co-starring Rafael Agustin (“Jane the Virgin”) also stars Rocío López (“Vida,” “Insecure”), Silvia Kal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, JERSEY BOYS) and Esther Moon (“Transparent”). Olivia is a highly accomplished ballerina who studied dance professionally at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and spent years working successfully in national commercials including a Super Bowl spot for Budweiser and a campaign for Verizon among many other major brands. Dudek came to LA after a successful stint in New York working in theater and joined Playhouse West upon her arrival in Los Angeles to work with seasoned pros in the industry and make her mark. In her free time, Dudek is working on her first book, a memoir, about her life and her faith. With this new film, she is sure to charm audiences across the country and takeover the town! This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Breakout star Olivia Dudek makes her film debut as the leading lady/title character in the upcoming Rafael Agustin-written (“Jane the Virgin”) drama ANA, which premieres nationwide theatrically in early 2020.    From Amigo Pictures and directed by José Rojas (LAS BANDIDAS), ANA tells the story of a young Latinx woman, who is part of a tight-knit immigrant community, whose mother is hospitalized and ANA needs to go to extreme lengths to help pay for her hospital stay. The drama, scripted by and co-starring Rafael Agustin (“Jane the Virgin”) also stars Rocío López (“Vida,” “Insecure”), Silvia Kal (THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, JERSEY BOYS) and Esther Moon (“Transparent”).     Olivia is a highly accomplished ballerina who studied dance professionally at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre in New York and spent years working successfully in national commercials including a Super Bowl spot for Budweiser and a campaign for Verizon among many other major brands.  Dudek came to LA after a successful stint in New York working in theater and joined Playhouse West upon her arrival in Los Angeles to work with seasoned pros in the industry and make her mark.   In her free time, Dudek is working on her first book, a memoir, about her life and her faith. With this new film, she is sure to charm audiences across the country and takeover the town!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Linc Hand is an accomplished actor, starting out acting in advertisements at the age of 5! He is a Southern gentleman born and bred, now living in Tinseltown. Having appeared on many excellent shows such as Justified, NCIS, NCIS LA, Linc has successfully landed himself with a recurring role on the military show 68 Whiskey. In this he plays the Blackhawk pilot with the interesting callsign of "Crash". Listen in as Linc gives a fantastic insight into acting, the excitement of being on set with real Blackhawks and the team camaraderie of the show. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Emily Swallow is an accomplished actress of both stage and screen, having started her acting on stage. Her love and passion for the art is evident in the way she talks of her days treading the boards and experiences she has had in the many various shows and voice artist roles. Emily is known for her roles as The Darkness on Supernatural, a being older than time itself, freed after being locked away for millenia by God, which is now on its 15th and final season. She is also the Mandalorian Armourer in the highly successful show The Mandalorian, which is taking the world by storm. The character is fantastic. Emily is also on screen as Natalie, the physiologist, on SEAL Team, brought it to look after the well being of the team but soon becoming entangled in romance with Bravo One, Jason Hayes, played by David Boreanaz.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
Actress, producer, director and heroine of the modern-day working woman, Armida Lopez, is set to star in the action, sci-fi thriller BOSS LEVEL, alongside Frank Grillo, Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson and Academy Award-nominee Naomi Watts. The time-loop thriller, written and directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smoking Aces) follows a retired U.S. Army Special Forces veteran (portrayed by Frank Grillo) trapped in a never-ending loop, resulting in him dying every day. In order to stop his endless suffering, he must figure out who is responsible.  Born in El Salvador, Armida and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was 8 years old. Her family came to the U.S. and settled in Sacramento, CA with the hopes of living the “American Dream.” In many ways, she grew up a model student—good grades and interested in the arts. Coming from humble beginnings, Armida felt the need to be financially savvy by finding ways to participate in extracurricular activities that didn’t require her struggling family to spend any money. She would look for free classes/workshops in school that developed her passions in dancing and choir. It was in high school when she caught the acting bug, when she would perform in the school’s plays.  A true hustler, Armida intended to make her dream of acting a reality. Taking jobs as a barista,  waitress, makeup artist and ultimately interning for KCRA – TV and the Daniel Hoff Talent Agency, gave her not only insider tools to make it in the industry but a large dose of humility and determination. Her never ending drive, passion and job dismissal led her to pick up and move to LA which led her to step foot into a casting agency and begin her work as an extra. She set goals for herself and kept her moral compass due North during her Hollywood endeavors. Landing a position as a body double for Salma Hayek for “How to be a Latin Lover,” Armida went on to appear in campaigns for brands like: Nike, Proactiv, Burger King, HP Computers, Modelo, Subaru and most recently, Ulta beauty.  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/hellblazerbiz)
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Podcast Details

Created by
Chris Gordon
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Jun 23rd, 2015
Latest Episode
Nov 18th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
208
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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