Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone

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Alicia invites Monica Salazar over to her house to talk about editing "Honey Boy," the importance of mentors, whether you can truly "fix it in post" and the joy she finds in the editing process. Thank you to Monica and all my guests in Season O
Alicia chats with cinematographer Natasha Braier about the unique way she shot "Honey Boy," how the crew protected Shia LaBeouf during the emotional production, what her reaction was to negative press about "The Neon Demon," and her journey fro
Alicia sits down with costume designer Lauren Oppelt to find out how she created the unique look seen in the indie "Greener Grass", how many costumes she can fit into her hatchback and why you shouldn't call costume designers "wardrobe."
Alicia goes onto a studio lot to talk to producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas about her film "Hustlers," why it was a hard sell, the perils of social media, her work with Jennifer Lopez and why its important to never give up.
Alicia sits down with location scout Lori Balton, to hear all about her impressive career, what qualities you need to work in the location department on films and what working on 'Heat' with Michael Mann taught her.
Alicia talks to prosthetic and special effects makeup artist Stephen Bettles, about what his job entails, why Brad Pitt is the best, how he calms actors during long sessions in his chair and CGI vs practical makeup...
Alicia goes to an office to chat to Aussie film director Jennifer Kent. She is back after her successful horror "The Babadook" with the thriller "The Nightingale"... a revenge tale that shows the brutality of Australia's dark colonial past. She
Alicia chats to her friend, cinematographer Larry Sher, under a flight path in LA. They talk about how he decided to become a director of photography, what his job entails, working with Todd Phillips and what audiences can expect from The Joker
Alicia visits the home of her friend Amirose Eisenbach (and her cute puppy Kuma) to talk about taking big leaps to chase your dreams, the passion required to work in indie film and how she survived the ups and downs of making her first movie.
Alicia talks to Oscar-winning film editor Bob Murawski about his early love of horror movies, working with Sam Raimi, finishing Orson Welles's final film and preserving cult movies. For more about Bob's company Grindhouse Releasing and upcoming
Alicia visits British filmmaker Joanna Hogg at the shiny new A24 LA offices, to chat about Joanna's new film "The Souvenir", how Joanna delves into her past for ideas and our shared childhood crushes on Gene Kelly.
Alicia visits the home of the Maltins, to talk with film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie Maltin... about being in the family business of loving movies, and why they wanted to start their own film festival: Maltin Fest.
Alicia talks with actress turned director Roxann Dawson, about her feature directorial debut "Breakthrough", getting busted skipping work for an audition, working on "Star Trek: Voyager" and the power of faith (in whatever form you believe in)
Alicia goes backstage at the Noir City film festival to chat with its founder, the Czar of Noir, TCM host, Eddie Muller. They talk about his noir-esque father, how the film festival started and the possibly illegal things he's done to save a mo
Alicia visits the production office of producer Fred Berger, who talks about the type of obsession and passion it takes to shepherd an original film from concept to cinema, without sacrificing the vision of the director. And... what a producer
Alicia talks to Kent Jones in a loud hotel room. He is the former director of the New York Film Festival, who is now a filmmaker in his own right. They chat about being obsessed with film, taking time to achieve your goals and feeling the fear
Alicia chats with choreographer Nina McNeely, who worked with Gaspar Noé for 'Climax'. Nina reveals the challenges in creating a one take sequence featuring dancers with very different styles and how she became a choreographer.
Alicia meets a talented screenwriter we're all going to know very soon! Amanda Idoko has four projects in production, and was also the creator of the #ShowUsYourRoom hashtag on twitter to make a point about diversity in writers rooms. As you'll
Alicia travels with her mics to talk with director Sebastian Lelio, about remaking his own film after six years and how he decided to make films in a country under a regime which had no industry.
Alicia chats to foley artist Alyson Dee Moore, who has replaced sound on a whole variety of films from ‘Inception’ to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. She explains what this job entails and the art behind making noises.
Alicia is back in studio C to talk with independent director / producer / writer / actor Jim Cummings about how to fund and distribute your own films outside of the traditional studio system, why watching movies feels like you have friends and
Alicia sits down with filmmaker and fellow film obsessive Karyn Kusama, to talk about the effect of seeing ‘Eraserhead’ at ten years old, being the only one at film school who didn’t want to make the next ‘Star Wars’ and being ahead of her time
Alicia is in a proper studio with an Oscar-nominated director, Rayka Zehtabchi. Her bold short documentary, "Period. End of Sentence" sent her from film school to a village in India, and now... to the Academy Awards. We talk about exploring soc
Alicia heads to a loud room at a Beverly Hills hotel to talk with the talented composer Nicholas Britell. He's just been nominated for his second Oscar, and we chat about growing up in New York, his interesting road to scoring films, and workin
Alicia talks to the lovely filmmaker Joe Cornish about watching fantasy adventure movies as a kid, and how that led to the creation of his own... with some toy reenactments in between.
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