In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit down with Writer, Director and Actor, Amanda Raymond. After getting caught up on current events since the last episode, Alan and Walt welcome Amanda to the stage. She admits she wanted to be an actress since she was a little girl. As she got older, she also developed a love for animation and used that as a launching point for her career. She bounced back and forth with acting and PA work for a time.
She finally started to focus on more of the behind-the-scenes work of production. This eventually led to her writing and directing a short. The short got the attention of others who wanted her to direct a feature, which ended up optioned to Netflix. During this, Amanda began her own production company called 13 Curves Productions. Amanda continues to hone her writing and directing craft, revealing her ultimate goal is to one day direct a Star Wars movie.
Amanda Raymond joins in the remainder of the show, weighing in on a terrible movie Walt has to review. Alan and Walt then discuss a couple of outrageous news items before diving into the entertainment segment.
Walt is binging Jericho and is continuing to watch the Robert Kirkman cartoon, Invincible. Amanda has been watching You on Netflix. Alan finished all of season one of Invincible and watched Midnight Run after the passing of Charles Grodin. Alan never saw it before and liked it, though he felt the score was a little cheesy.
Walt is reading, “Boundaries,” by Dr. Cloud. He is learning how to set limits and reasonable expectations. Amanda just began a book about the Arch Bishop John Hughes, who is also known as Dagger John. She feels there might be a story there worth adapting to the screen. Alan discusses the book, “Rewire Your Anxious Brain,” by Catherine M. Pittman and Elizabeth M. Karle.
Walt is listening to the podcast, Camp Hell. He also suggests, The Thrilling Adventure Hour by Paul F. Tompkins. Finally, he is enjoying the latest music release by Old Sea Brigade. Amanda enjoys listening to an eclectic mix of music, including Rob Zombie, the Mortal Combat soundtrack, Enya and Ted Talks podcasts. Alan suggests Radio Labyrinth, 60MW Podcast and The Marriage Fit Podcast.
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