Into The Mystic: Tales From Hollywood East

Into The Mystic: Tales From Hollywood East

An engaging film lovers podcast covering all things in the Mystic Film Festival universe and beyond. Host: Jason Connell, award-winning documentary producer & Mystic Film Festival supporter.

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March 25, 2024 54 mins

Into The Mystic
Episode 06: Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan, She-Devil, Sex and the City)

Jason Connell has well-known writer and director Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan, She-Devil, Sex and the City) on the show. They discuss her beginnings in the film industry, her first box-office hit, and her new autobiography Desperately Seeking Something: A Memoir About Movies, Mothers, and Material Girls.

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Episode 05: Documentary & Podcasting Production 101 - w/Jason Connell & Alec Asten

Jason Connell & Alec Asten produced a live workshop at the Mystic Film Festival entitled Documentary & Podcasting Production 101. The interactive & engaging event covered all things from concept to distribution, answered countless questions from attendees, and was recorded to reach an even wider audien...

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Episode 04: Shareen Anderson (Mystic Film Festival - Founder/Executive Director)

Jason Connell has award-winning documentary producer/director and film festival founder Shareen Anderson on the show. They discuss her Russian background, her passion for traveling, and her love for Mystic, CT.

* Shareen Anderson founded the annual Mystic Film Festival in Mystic, CT in 2017 and is currently the fes...

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Episode 03: Peter Filardi (Flatliners, The Craft, Chapelwaite)

Jason Connell has well-known screenwriter Peter Filardi (Flatliners, The Craft, Chapelwaite) on the show. They discuss his childhood in Mystic, CT, his love of '70s cinema, and his popular screenplays.

* Peter Filardi directed Hazardous which won the Grand Jury Prize - Narrative Short at the Mystic Film Festival in 2022.
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Episode 02: Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Jerk, Caveman)

Jason Connell has well-known screenwriter, director, and actor Carl Gottlieb (Jaws, The Jerk, Caveman) on the show. They discuss his legendary screenplays, his directorial debut, and his famous book The Jaws Log.

* Carl Gottlieb was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mystic Film Festival in 2020.

Recorded: 07-19-23
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Episode 01: Karen Allen (Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman)

Jason Connell has well-known actor Karen Allen (Animal House, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Starman) on the show. They discuss her impressive film roles, her non-movie ventures, and her directorial debut.

* Karen Allen starred in A Stage of Twilight which won Best Narrative Feature at the Mystic Film Festival in 2022.

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