(Episode 170) "Lion" Movie Composer: Dustin O'Halloran.
Dustin O’Halloran is a composer based in Los Angeles.
He founded indie rock band Devics with singer Sara Lov, who he met while studying art at Santa Monica College.
In 2004, he released his first record as a solo artist, Piano Solos. He has since released three more solo records, the latest of which is Lumiere (2011), which featured contributions by Peter Broderick and Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid), and was mixed by the late Jóhann Jóhannsson. With A Winged Victory for the Sullen , his project with Adam Wiltzie, Dustin O’Halloran has released two albums, A Winged Victory for the Sullen (2011) and Atomos (2014).
He has gone on to score a number of films and TV shows, including Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette (2006), Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy (2011) and Jill Soloway’s Transparent (2014–). He was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award for his original Transparent theme.
Dustin O’Halloran collaborated with Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann) to score Lion (2017), and they won an AACTA Award for their score and were nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA.
Dustin has also composed music used in Nike commercials and worked with Katy Perry.
Welcome the immensely talented, Dustin O'Halloran.
(Episode 169) "Rocky IV" Composer: Vince DiCola.
Vince DiCola is an American composer, keyboardist and arranger best known for his work on the "The Transformers: The Movie," "Staying Alive" and "Rocky IV" soundtracks.
DiCola also pioneered the use of sequencers on his soundtrack recording for "Rocky IV," one of the first to exploit the Fairlight CMI and Synclavier II computers' sequencing capabilities.
Meet the awesome: Vince DiCola.
(Episode 168) "The Shawshank Redemption" Actor: William Sadler.
William Sadler is an iconic actor whose filmography includes Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, Bill and Ted Face the Music (August 2020), Die Hard 2, The Green Mile and his absolutely phenomenal performance as "Heywood" in the best movie in the history of cinema, The Shawshank Redemption.
Meet: The very cool, kind and supremely talented, William Sadler.
(Episode 167) "Midnight Express" The True Story of Billy Hayes.
Billy Hayes and his life story were made into the 1978 movie "Midnight Express", which told the true story of an American backpacker who was jailed for trying to sneak a few kilos of grade-A hashish back into the United States. With a screenplay by Oliver Stone (earning him his first Oscar), a haunting electro score by Giorgio Moroder (also scoring an Oscar) and a riveting performance from then newcomer Brad Davis, Midnight Express became a breakout hit that would forever be ingrained in the memories of many a viewer.
Meet: Billy Hayes.
(Episode 166) "The Crown" Actor: Jason Watkins.
Jason Watkins is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the lead role in the two-part drama The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies , for which he won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor. His most recent performance as Prime Minister Harold Wilson in "The Crown" is absolutely phenomenal, and personally speaking my favorite performance of the year.
Jason is very kind, immensely talented, has a wonderful sense of humor and I consider myself extremely fortunate in having the opportunity to converse with him.
Meet Jason Watkins.