Arts Interview: ‘The Dunning Man’ Part 3 | Music Contributor Dwayne Gittens

May 1, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: The Dunning Man Part 3 | In-Depth Conversation with Dwayne Gittens aka Deascent

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Featured guests from the film The Dunning Man, which had its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival. The film is a whirlwind slice of life on the wilder side focused on Connor, a young landlord trying to get his money while also doing right by people - quite a challenge when his tenants include Chechen animal trainers with underworld ties, a rap star who parties so hard the neighbors can't sleep, and a struggling, good-hearted single mother who might just steal the landlord’s heart. The film stars James Carpinello. Ruth Copland talked to the film-makers at Cinequest in the foyer of the iconic California Theatre in San Jose. First let’s hear from the director Michael Clayton and producer Kevin Fortuna.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Arts Interview: ‘The Dunning Man’ Part 2 | Lead Actor Tom Kemp

May 1, 2017

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It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: 'The Dunning Man' Part 2 | Lead Actor Tom Kemp

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L to R: Tom Kemp and James Carpinello in 'The Dunning Man'.

Featured guests from the film The Dunning Man, which had its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival. The film is a whirlwind slice of life on the wilder side focused on Connor, a young landlord trying to get his money while also doing right by people - quite a challenge when his tenants include Chechen animal trainers with underworld ties, a rap star who parties so hard the neighbors can't sleep, and a struggling, good-hearted single mother who might just steal the landlord’s heart. The film stars James Carpinello. Ruth Copland talked to the film-makers at Cinequest in the foyer of the iconic California Theatre in San Jose. First let’s hear from the director Michael Clayton and producer Kevin Fortuna.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Copyright 2017 Ruth Copland. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Arts Interview: ‘The Dunning Man’ Part 1 | Producer Kevin Fortuna and Director Michael Clayton

May 1, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: The Dunning Man Part 1 | In-Depth Conversation with Kevin Fortuna and Michael Clayton

Featured guests from the film The Dunning Man, which had its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival. The film is a whirlwind slice of life on the wilder side focused on Connor, a young landlord trying to get his money while also doing right by people - quite a challenge when his tenants include Chechen animal trainers with underworld ties, a rap star who parties so hard the neighbors can't sleep, and a struggling, good-hearted single mother who might just steal the landlord’s heart. The film stars James Carpinello. Ruth Copland talked to the film-makers at Cinequest in the foyer of the iconic California Theatre in San Jose. First let’s hear from the director Michael Clayton and producer Kevin Fortuna.

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'The Dunning Man' is based on Kevin Fortuna's book of short stories. Kevin is producer of the film.

 

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Michael Clayton wrote the screenplay of 'The Dunning Man' and is the film director.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Copyright 2017 Ruth Copland. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

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Arts Interview: Film-Makers and Cast from ‘The Dunning Man’

May 1, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: 'The Dunning Man' | In-Depth Conversation Michael Clayton, Kevin Fortuna, Tom Kemp, Dwayne Gittens aka Deascent, Petr Cikhart, and Ian Blume

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As part of her coverage of the 2017 Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley Ruth Copland features guests from the film 'The Dunning Man', which had its world premiere at Cinequest. It’s fascinating how many parts there are to making the visual art that is a film - the story, the directing, the acting, the music, the cinematography, the editing - and all the various parts have to be good for the film to work! Ruth talks to the director Michael Clayton; writer/producer Kevin Fortuna; music contributor Hip Hop artist Dwayne Gittens aka Deascent; Emmy award-winning cinematographer Peter Cikhart; lead actor Tom Kemp; and the film editor Ian Blume.


'The Dunning Man' is a whirlwind slice of life on the wilder side focused on Connor, a young landlord trying to get his money while also doing right by people - quite a challenge when his tenants include Chechen animal trainers with underworld ties, a rap star who parties so hard the neighbors can't sleep, and a struggling, good-hearted single mother who might just steal the landlord’s heart. The film stars James Carpinello. Ruth talked to the film-makers at Cinequest Film Festival in the foyer of the iconic California Theatre in San Jose.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

Copyright 2017 Ruth Copland. All Rights Reserved.

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Arts Interview: Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi, Award-Winning Science Fiction Writers

April 24, 2017

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi

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Ruth Copland’s special guests from the arts are award-winning science fiction authors Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. Both Cory and John are hugely popular and prolific writers of fiction and also non-fiction, with their novels being translated into multiple languages. We discuss why science fiction is so popular, how they started writing, what inspired their latest novels, whether they think art can be healing, and what their vision for the future looks like.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com 

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Arts Interview: ‘Actors Anonymous’ | Part 2 Lead Actor Jake Robbins

April 21, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: 'Actors Anonymous' | Part 2: In-Depth Conversation with Lead Actor Jake Robbins 

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This week Ruth Copland's guests are from the Hollywood film 'Actors Anonymous' starring James Franco, Scott Haze and Jake Robbins. The story is based on James Franco's book of short stories about the acting life. The film shows the underbelly of LA and how the path to acting success can be very rocky, if not dark, and considers what success in art and in life really means. The public image of Hollywood is very glamorised and we don’t really see all the people who never hit the big time and what they might have done in order to try to make it and/or how committed they are to their art. In Part 2 Ruth talks to lead actor Jake Robbins about his career and his role in 'Actors Anonymous'.  

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Arts Interview: ‘Actors Anonymous’ | Part 1 Chris Abernathy and Tim Astor

April 21, 2017

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It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: 'Actors Anonymous' | Part 1: In-Depth Conversation with Producers Chris Abernathy and Tim Astor
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This week Ruth Copland's guests are from the Hollywood film 'Actors Anonymous' starring James Franco, Scott Haze and Jake Robbins. The story is based on James Franco's book of short stories about the acting life. The film shows the underbelly of LA and how the path to acting success can be very rocky, if not dark, and considers what success in art and in life really means. The public image of Hollywood is very glamorised and we don’t really see all the people who never hit the big time and what they might have done in order to try to make it and/or how committed they are to their art. In Part 1 Ruth talks to producers Chris Abernathy and Tim Astor about how and why the film got made.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Copyright 2017 Ruth Copland. All Rights Reserved.

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How Can We Prevent Fake News? | Guest: Stewart Purvis

April 9, 2017

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It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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There are different aspects to fake news, the corrosive phenomenon that is pervading American life right now. These include wilful dissemination of untruths, amateurish reporting, lack of fact verification, and social media news delivery. Ruth Copland explores with her special guest Stewart Purvis how we can prevent fake news in all its forms.

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Ruth Copland's guest is highly regarded UK media professional, Stewart Purvis, who has over four decades experience in broadcast media including TV and radio reporting, production, editing national news services, running a media business, and broadcast regulation. Stewart has won awards for documentaries and news from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA, and for his services to broadcast journalism was awarded by the Queen a CBE, one of the highest British civilian honours. In addition Stewart was a visiting professor at Oxford University, Professor of Journalism at City University, and has co-authored two books, one about the Cambridge super spy Guy Burgess, and one about when journalists cross the line. Join us 8-9 Pm Saturday as Stewart and I consider 'How can we prevent fake news?'

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Arts Interview: Mark Pellington, Award-Winning Director, Producer, and Writer

April 2, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

In-Depth Conversation with Mark Pellington

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This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing Mark Pellington, whose highly creative career spans three decades and represents a multi-media exploration in all narrative forms. Internationally recognised for his work with music videos, he’s worked with some of the biggest bands on the planet, as well as directing popular TV shows and highly-regarded feature films, such as 'Arlington Road' and 'The Mothman Prophecies'. His latest feature 'The Last Word' starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried, had its world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley. Mark also creates art films and has collaborated with William Burroughs and Jenny Holzer on text/image pieces.

We talk about Mark Pellington's ground-breaking work at MTV and in the world of music videos; his art film 'Honesty'; how he approaches his work; the tension between commerciality and art; the potential of art to process trauma and heal; and his thoughts on the comedy drama 'The Last Word' now showing in cinemas everywhere.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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Arts Interview: Romi Trower, Director and Writer of ‘What If It Works?’

March 26, 2017

Broadcast on KSCO AM 1080, KSCO 104.1 FM, KOMY AM 1340, and KSCO.com Live Stream.

It's A Question Of Balance ® radio show balances the intellectual with the creative, exploring whether we have more in common than divides us through thought-provoking conversations - out and about with people on the street on different topics, and in the studio with inspiring guests from the arts. Balance is not a compromise. Balance is truth distilled from many places creating cohesive understanding.  

Check out podcasts of the different topics and arts guests at www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

Arts Interview: In-Depth Conversation with Romi Trower

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As her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing Australian director, writer and actor Romi Trower, whose film What If It Works? had its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in Silicon Valley. 'What If It Works?' is a romantic and endearing film the unlikely subject of which is the burgeoning love between a man with OCD and woman with multiple personalities. Mental illness is increasingly in the news as its stigmatisation and lack of adequate funding for care is discussed. 'What If It Works?' takes a difficult subject and injects it with humanity, light and gentle humour.
Romi has worked as a writer, director and actor in TV, film, and theatre for many years. Her previous short films 'Chocolate Cake' and 'No One Is Listening' Any More picked up international sales and distribution after successfully playing International festivals. Romi has also written a sell-out play Too Beautiful For Garbage. Talking about her feature debut, 'What If It Works?', Romi says it is a film about human beings finding the inner strength to solve their own loneliness not through the more common sexual/romantic relationship but through true friendship and deep understanding. Ruth Copland talked to Romi at the Hammer Theatre in San Jose after the film’s world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival.

For more info on the show and to hear past shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com

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