Ep 368: Adam Nimoy / Jeff Feuerzeig & Laura Albert
by Adam Schartoff
September 9th, 2016

The guests on this episode include Adam Nimoy, who has made a documentary about his father Leonard called For the Love of Spock. It his theaters today, Friday, September 9th. Also on this episode the subject of Author: The JT Leroy Story, Laura Albert, and the documentary’s director, Jeff Feuerzeig. That film is currently in theaters.

Ep 367: Larry Fessenden, Blake Fichera & Jeff Grace / Daniel Noah
by Adam Schartoff
September 2nd, 2016

A segment on horror film scoring whose guests include the author of the new book “Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers” (Silman-James Press, 2016), a returning Blake Fichera. Blake is joined by one of the composers he interview for the book, Jeff Grace (Meek’s Cutoff, The House of the Devil), and multi hyphenate, Larry Fessenden (for his third visit to the podcast) who wrote the forward to the book. We discuss horror film scoring and partake in a surprise game show for you entertainment. Jerry Lewis has returned to the big screen to star in a dramatic feature called Max Rose in which he plays the titular character, an octogenarian who is recently widowed and has learned secrets about his marriage that change his entire perspective. I speak to the film’s director, Daniel Noah. The film is being distributed by Paladin and will be screening at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in NYC as of Friday, September 2nd. The film’s cast also sports Claire Bloom, Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishé, Dean Stockwell, Mort Sahl, Illeana Douglas, Rance Howard, and Lee Weaver. A special thanks to the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program for sponsoring this episode. Visit for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

Ep 366: John Turturro / Elizabeth Wood & Michael Simmonds
by Adam Schartoff
August 26th, 2016

John Turturro (Barton Fink, The Night Of) finally appears on Filmwax Radio to discuss a new film, Mia Madre which opens 8/26. Also, the creative team behind the new indie film White Girl, director Elizabeth Wood & cinematographer Michael Simmonds. This episode is sponsored by & The Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA film program. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studio podcast network & presented by Rooftop Films.

Ep 365: Kweighbaye Kotee & Theodore Bouloukos / Simon Rumley
by Adam Schartoff
August 18th, 2016

In a new kibitzing session, [11 mins.] Bushwick Film Festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee and actor Theodore Bouloukos join me in the studio. [1 hr. 7 mins. 30 secs.] After that, an interview with British filmmaker Simon Rumley. We met up at SxSW 2016 to discuss his latest film, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word.

Ep 364: Andre Royo & Josh Locy / Merete Mueller
by Adam Schartoff
August 10th, 2016

The director of a new indie comedy Hunter Gatherer is in the first segment along with his actor Andre Royo (The Wire). The film is having a screening at Rooftop Films on Thursday, August 11th at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Both Royo & Locy will be in attendance. After that I am joined by filmmaker Merete Mueller who talks about her new short, Dangerous Curves, which recently screened at Rooftop Films as well. This episode is sponsored by Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

Ep 363: Henry Jaglom, Tanna Frederick & Ron Vignone
by Adam Schartoff
August 3rd, 2016

Henry Jaglom is on the podcast to talk about his latest film, his 20th feature, called Ovation. His partner in life and creative work, Tanna Frederick (who is also the star of Ovation) joins us, as does their editor, Ron Vignone. The film recently had a successful Los Angeles run and is scheduled to have a NYC theatrical this Fall. This episode is sponsored in part by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

Ep 362: Brady Corbet / Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman / Leslie McCleave
by Adam Schartoff
July 21st, 2016

Actor Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Simon Killer) has directed his first feature film called The Childhood of a Leader The Childhood, a historical thriller which he also wrote. The story takes place during the days of the Versailles Treaty and stars child actor and newcomer Tom Sweet in an unforgettable role. The film opens theatrically on Wednesday, July 27th in various cities. Next up are the creators of Catfish (both the documentary and the series) who have co-directed a new action adventure film called Nerve. The film which stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade opens on Friday, July 22nd. Last up is Leslie McCleave, the director of a new documentary called How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama. That film is currently in the film festival circuit making its next pitstop at the Stony Brook Film Festival on Saturday, July 23rd.

Ep 361: Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz / David Call & Zachary Shedd
by Adam Schartoff
July 15th, 2016

Two segments on this episode of the podcast: documentary filmmakers Alex Hammond & Ian Mankiewicz (Better Than Something: Jay Reatard) are back with a new film about Mexican wrestlers called Lucha Mexico. Currently in theaters in NYC, LA plus 20 more cities around the US. Also, actor David Call returns to the podcast with the director of a new film, Americana, Zachary Shedd. The noir drama will be at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival on July 31st.

Ep 360: Ivy Meeropol / Michel Negroponte
by Adam Schartoff
July 8th, 2016

Guests today include Ivy Meeropol who discusses her new feature documentary, Indian Point, which is in theaters as of today, Friday, July 8th. Also, returning to the podcast, filmmaker Michel Negroponte gives us a lesson on the history of the American documentary. This episode is sponsored by Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network.

by Emma Jennings
June 30th, 2016

We got to speak with Kirsten Johnson about Cameraperson, the relationship between filmmaker and subject, and how documentary filmmaking is a transformative force in her personal life.

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