Pocast: Zen Awakening Festival

Zen Awakening Festival is a homegrown & currently the ONLY camping festival in the Orlando area centered on quality, conscious music and has over 200 workshops. Bringing together international talent found at infamous festivals such as Wanderlust, Burning Man & Lightning in a Bottle. Executive Producer Niekko Chin & Producer Riz join us in the studio with Demar Brown, Music Programming Director bringing their eccentric circle of friends home to Central Florida.

Listen to the podcast now:  [Actual talk show starts at 3:25 mark & interview begins at 9:30 mark]

About Zen Awakening Festival

zenZen Awakening Festival takes place November 20th, 21st, 22nd 2015 in Winter Garden, Florida (just outside Orlando). This transformational music and arts festival features Celebrity DJ’s, Bands, Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Teachers, Holistic Teachers, Cirque Performers, Flow Dancers, Drum Circle, Group Chants, Fire Performers, Central Fire, Healing Sanctuary, Workshops, Theme Campsites, Permaculture, Kirtan, Camping, Organic Food Vendors and Art Installations.

Website: http://www.zenawakeningfestival.com/
Vendor Application: http://www.zenawakeningfestival.com/vendors/
Tickets: www.zenawakeningfestival.com/get-tickets/

This show originally aired LIVE on November 11th at 4pm EST to WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

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Podcast: Filmmaker Roundtable from the Global Peace Film Fest

[Note: In the above podcast, we had some technical strangeness that merged two separate shows together during recording. You can still hear the conversation, but there is a funky beat playing at the same time. Apologies.]

Carolina Groppa (producer of Autism in Love), Mike Snyder (director of The Vision Within) and Nina Gilden Seavey (director of Parables of War) joined us to talk about their films on Wednesday, September 30th  to inspire audiences ahead of an upcoming screening at the Global Peace Film Festival. Also joining us was Nina Streich, producer of the festival.

About the FilmS

The Vision Within: A group of college students travel deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest to meet an ancient dream culture living today in much the same way that they have lived for thousands of years and learn how inner visions can play a critical role in our lives and in awakening a socially just, environmentally sustainable future.

Autism in Love: What happens when children with autism grow up and want to have lives of their own? Autism in Love follows Lenny’s search for the perfect woman, Lindsey and David as they consider the next step in their relationship, and Stephen as he faces the end of his marriage as best he can. Capturing the usually unexplored experiences in the lives of autistic adults, this touching documentary presents a personal and critical perspective on the most important aspect of the human condition… love.

Parables of War: Based on excerpts from the creation process of MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman’s theatrical dance piece, “Healing Wars,” Parables of War explores the intersection of art with artist and the ways in which art can help bind the wounds of war — both for the soldiers and for those they left behind.  Parables of War witnesses the journey of three men who are in one way or another casualties of war: actor Bill Pullman; dancer Keith Thompson; and former Marine Josh Bleill. Transcending performance, ‘Parables’ explores the intricate nexus that exists between art and artist, between presentation and personal narrative, between historical truth and contemporary experience. Ultimately, what is laid bare is the struggle of the wounded and their healers that expresses itself both in art as in life itself.

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) celebrates its annual event from September 28 through October 4 in various locations throughout Orlando and Winter Park Florida. This unique event draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives. The program includes nearly 60 films from around the world, K-12 Peace Art Exhibit, and panel discussions.

The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth. The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work. Visit peacefilmfest.org for more information.

This show originally aired LIVE on September 20, 2015 at 4pm EST on WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

Podcast: “The White House Overture” featured in the upcoming Global Peace Film Fest

[Note: In the above podcast, the conversation starts around the nine minute mark.]

The revolution will not be televised – it will be danced into being in living rooms like the very special one tucked inside The Timucua White House.  Steve Radley, director of “The White House Overture,” along with Benoit Glazer and wife Elaine Corriveau held a lively conversation on Wednesday, September 23rd  to inspire audiences ahead of an upcoming screening and live performance at the Global Peace Film Festival. Also joining us was Nina Streich, producer of the festival.

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About the Film

“The White House Overture” is a 35 minute feature film about an underground cultural institution in Orlando, The Timucua White House. Montréal-born Benoit Glazer has been making music professionally since 1981. He is a trumpet player, arranger and a conductor for Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba in Orlando, Florida. His love for music runs deep, so deep, in 2007 he and his wife, Elaine Corriveau, built a concert hall in their house. Just about every Sunday night, strangers (who become friends) gather in their (state of the art) living room turned concert hall to share a unique experience of music and art. Admission is a dish, snacks or a bottle of wine. They’ve hosted over 400 concerts, musicians from 24 countries along with 300 artists.  Watch the trailer:

The white house Overture (trailer) from Steve Radley on Vimeo.

About the Festival

The Global Peace Film Festival (GPFF) celebrates its annual event from September 28 through October 4 in various locations throughout Orlando and Winter Park Florida. This unique event draws together filmmakers and filmgoers from all walks of life into a community of people inspired to take action in their daily lives. The program includes nearly 60 films from around the world, K-12 Peace Art Exhibit, and panel discussions.

The Global Peace Film Festival was established to utilize the power of the motion picture to further the goal of peace on earth. The GPFF presents films from around the world and global discussions that highlight the power of this extraordinary medium as it relates to new peace issues. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work. Visit peacefilmfest.org for more information.

This show originally aired LIVE on September 23, 2015 at 4pm EST on WPRK 91.5 FM in Winter Park, FL.

Global Peace Film Festival Filmmaker Roundup with Nina Streich

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Nina Streich is the Producer of the Global Peace Film Festival now in it’s ninth year here in Central Florida. This podcast discusses the festival and several filmmakers filled the studio to share about their films and the important topics they are so passionate about.

  • Lisa Tillmann, director of Off the Menu and a Rollins professor
    Whose political and economic interests are served by the ways people in the U.S. tend to relate to our own bodies, to others’ bodies, to eating, and to food? In the arenas of body and food, who has what kind of power? Who profits, and at whose expense? How can everyday people—like us!—resist and promote healthier relationships with body and food? Off the Menu documents a collaboration between 24 students and one professor of a course called The Political Economy of Body and Food. Through research, personal narratives, and critical art, contributors interrogate body and food-related assumptions, stereotypes, attitudes, values, and practices. 
  • Aleksey Siman, director of Food for Granted
    Food for Granted explores the issues of food waste and ostensible overproduction of food in restaurants, buffets and convention centers. Food industry tosses away tons of good, unused food everyday, while one in five people in United States struggle to put food on the table. Using Central Florida as the example of this underrated subject matter, filmmaker Aleksey Siman poses candid and inquisitive questions to food industry professionals in hopes to find a solution to a food waste epidemic. 
  • Emmanuel Itier, director of a film in last year’s festival – The Invocation – and he has a work in progress called “Femme: Women Healing the World” http://www.wonderlandentgroup.com/?n=news
  • Bob Frye, director of In My LIfetime

The Scoop with Beth Marshall

Beth Marshall

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Beth Marshall, recently crowned Orlando’s Best Cheerleader (Best of Orlando 2011), talks about her transition from Fringe Producer to her full time focus on Beth Marshall Presents, including upcoming shows that are in the works. It’s a lively discussion with the ladies, laughs will be had by all!

Beth Marshall Presents is an independent production company based out of Orlando Florida, producing theatrical, dance, music, multi-media performance art and all things creative in arts&entertainment with a special focus on original works and touring festival circuits.

Beth Marshall has been a theatre artist for the past 25 years. She has acted, directed, stage managed, and produced in over 400 theatrical productions across the globe.