The Act One Podcast provides insight and inspiration on the business and craft of Hollywood from a Christian perspective.

EPISODES:

Act One Podcast

Episode 24: Andrew Erwin

Andrew and his brother Jon are the filmmaking team known by most as the Erwin Brothers. The Alabama born brothers grew up around college football and entertainment. Their father, a local news anchor introduced them to the television industry at a young age. As teenagers they began their career in…
ChrisDalton
December 17, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 23: Kirby Atkins

BIOGRAPHY Kirby Atkins has written feature film scripts for Robert De Niro, MIRAMAX, and 20th CENTURY FOX. He has worked with some of the most recognizable names in cinema across animation and visual effects such as Sony Animation, Weta Digital, and Steven Spielberg. His short film "Mutt" won BEST ANIMATED…
Douglas Leslie
November 30, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 22: Howard Kazanjian

Over his 50 year career in Hollywood, Howard Kazanjian has made films with some of the most important filmmakers of all time such as Robert Wise, Billy Wilder, Paul Newman, Sam Peckinpah, Clint Eastwood, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock just to name a few. Some…
Douglas Leslie
November 18, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 21: Max McLean and Norman Stone

THE MOST RELUCTANT CONVERT features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic…
Douglas Leslie
November 12, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 20: Houston Howard

DESCRIPTION Have you ever thought about how your favorite franchises span over films, video games, graphic novels, websites, television series, and more? Tune in to listen to Houston Howard define “transmedia” and share the importance of creating what he calls a Super Story.   BIOGRAPHY Houston is an entrepreneur, creator,…
Douglas Leslie
October 28, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 19: Scott Teems

DESCRIPTION Have you ever wondered what it’s like to create within the horror genre from a Christian perspective? In the episode, tune in to listen as writer and director Scott Teems shares his journey of perseverance in the film industry and details the value of horror as an important aspect…
Douglas Leslie
October 9, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 18: James Carey

Take a hop across the pond to discuss all things comedy with writer James Cary. Tune in as Act One Podcast host James Duke and James Cary share all from “nerding out” over their favorite sitcoms to discussing the difference between American and British humor. BIOGRAPHY James Cary is the co-creator…
Douglas Leslie
September 30, 2021
Act One Podcast

Episode 17: Brent Gudgel

For the past 20 years Brent has been a busy documentary director. His credits include the acclaimed documentary Free Burma Rangers, Dear Francis (Showtime television), and Lovin’ Lakin for Hulu (featuring Kristen Bell, Seth McFarlin, Jamie Lee Curtis). He has also directed over 300 short documentaries with brands such as…
Douglas Leslie
September 11, 2021