Episode 218 – Lily Yasuda & Michael Wolfe (Making the Anti Rom-Com)
Lily Yasuda is a writer, actor, and filmmaker from Boise, ID. She graduated Summa Cumme Laude from Chapman University this Spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting. Lily will be making her onscreen debut in LIKE LOVE.
Michael Wolfe is a Director, Writer, and Producer originally from Kansas City, Kansas. He has directed a slew of short films, music videos,
and documentaries of various budget levels and sizes. Michael moved to Southern California to pursue a B.F.A. in Film Production at Chapman University. He has worked in film and television development and production for several Hollywood companies, including Groundswell Productions, The Donners’ Company, Circle of Confusion, and Good Universe. Currently, Michael works at Scott Rudin Productions. He is also a Fulbright Semi-Finalist.
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— [00:14:00] – How to Find a Producer – “How do I find a producer?”
— [00:03:10] – Hoe We Met, Lily & Michael’s Background’s
— Marty Lang – Marty Lang is an award-winning filmmaker, professor and journalist. He attended the University of Connecticut, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism and covering entertainment for the New York Times. After producing the independent feature “A Little Bit of Lipstick,” starring Mia Tyler and Soupy Sales, Lang was accepted into the Florida State University Graduate Film Conservatory in 2002. Lang has taught film at Quinnipiac University and Stage32.com, and worked as the Undergraduate Production Manager at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University. He is currently in development on his second feature film, and a television pilot, and is an MFA Screenwriting student at Cal State Northridge.
— Chapman University – is a private, non-profit university located in Orange, California, United States. It is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Chapman University encompasses ten schools and colleges: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Communication, Schmid College of Science and Technology, College of Performing Arts, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, College of Educational Studies, the School of Pharmacy, and the Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences.
— Dave Klein – is an American cinematographer best known for working with director Kevin Smith on the films Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Clerks II, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Cop Out, and Red State.
— Kevin Smith – is an American filmmaker, actor, comedian, comic book writer, author, and podcaster. He came to prominence with the low-budget comedy film Clerks (1994), which he wrote, directed, co-produced, and acted in as the character Silent Bob of stoner duo Jay and Silent Bob.
— Clerks – A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
— [00:08:17] – Collaborating together & Bringing different tools to the table
— [00:14:51] – A desire to do something really big
— [00:17:34] – Craft services on a budget
— [00:19:04] – The Student filmmaker card
— [00:24:17] – Idaho Film Office
— [00:25:23] – Filming in Small Towns
— [00:28:17] – LIKE LOVE is a vaguely romantic comedy about two best friends who are perfect for each other in every way, were it not for one very small problem: she’s not into him. Determined to preserve their friendship, Harper attempts to reciprocate Jackson’s affection in an epic quest to fall in love. Her home, sanity, and best friend are on the line, and all she has to do is love him back. After all, how hard could it be? Right?
— [00:36:08] – Alexa Rose Foundation – a foundation that would provide grants to artists interested in furthering their creative work living in the Boise area.
— [00:36:30] – Crowdfunding Advice
— [00:42:23] – Parting Thoughts and Advice