Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast 🎥🎙️

Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast 🎥🎙️

🎥🎙️ Welcome to the “Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast” hosted by Charles Alleyne and Dr. Christopher C. Odom. This podcast is sponsored by the “Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival” which is dedicated to ensuring that Caribbean and Latino filmmakers and artists a have a voice that’s heard and a wide audience to showcase their work. The “Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival ” is the only combined Caribbean and Latino Film Festival that is Oscar-qualifying for short films. Each year, Our Vision will screen the winners of the short film categories, live in theaters, on both coasts, for one week, as part of the requirements for Academy Award Oscar consideration. 🎯 CLICK HERE to submit your film to the next "Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival" to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality. ABOUT the Our Vision Hosts 🎙️ Charles Alleyne, Filmmaker & Educator Our Vision Founder 🎞️ is a seasoned feature and short filmmaker and educator. Charles has written, directed, and or produced over +100 short and long-form projects and developed and supervised over +500 student film projects in South Central Los Angeles. As an independent feature film producer, director, and writer, his feature film "Justin Brown" screened internationally in Germany and his short film "Unspoken" captivated audiences throughout Hollywood and Los Angeles. FOLLOW Charles Alleyne on Instagram. Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, Our Vision Chief Executive Officer 🎞️ earned his PhD in Texts and Technology, Digital Media at the University of Central Florida and his MFA in Film and Television from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a filmmaker, Dr. Odom has produced, directed, written, shot, and/or edited +500 short and long-form creative projects. As a Course Director at Full Sail University, Dr. Odom has supervised and developed an additional +500 student short scripts and films. A published author and domestic and international award-winning filmmaker and voiceover talent, Dr. Odom’s work has appeared in major cities worldwide, including Cannes, Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York, and Los Angeles. CONNECT with Dr. Odom on LinkedIn. 🎯 CLICK HERE to submit your film to the next "Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Film Festival" to share your work, reach your audience, and turn your dreams into reality.

Episodes

December 8, 2023 54 mins

🎙️ On this episode, we speak with emerging filmmaker Áron Ferenc Kostyál about how he explores and interprets culture as a Mexican-ized Hungarian born filmmaker living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We also have an in-depth discussion about Áron’s latest work, a short film entitled, “Hide!”

ABOUT Áron Ferenc Kostyál 🎬

Born in Budapest, Aron Kostyal is a young mexicanized Hungarian filmmaker. His experience in ...

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🎙️ On this episode, we present the 12+1 Best Black Film Festivals for Emerging Independent Films and Filmmakers 🍿.

ABOUT 12+1 Best Black Film Festivals for Emerging Independent Films and Filmmakers 🎬

When I wrote my first list of the “Top 12 Black Film Festivals” in 2008 for eZineArticles, I had no idea that nearly 15 years later, it would emerge as the most-referenced and borrowed-from definitive list of Black...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with Haitian American actor Bechir Sylvain about how to make it in Hollywood as a successful professional actor, as well as the SAG Hollywood Actors Strike. Bechir’s storied career, which includes acting for film, television, and games, includes his portrayal of the characters EJ on the TNT hit series “Claws” and Willie on BET’s “Bigger.”

ABOUT Bechir Sylvain 🎬

Bechir Sylvain is a Ha...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with international and domestic multi-award-winner filmmaker and digital media scholar, yours truly, Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD, about my recent documentary short film, “Justice for George Floyd: The Tipping Point?”

ABOUT Dr. Christopher C. Odom, MFA, PhD 🎬

Dr. Christopher C. Odom earned his PhD in Texts and Technology, Digital Media at the University of Central Florida; his M...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with Sarah Soto and Jessica Valcin from Espacio Migrante, a Tijuana, Mexico-based grassroots organization who advocates for the human rights of migrants along the border, in Mexico. Over the last 15 years, the diversity makeup of the migrant demographic has rapidly evolved into an international mix of migrants from all around the world.

ABOUT Espacio Migrante 🎬

Espacio Migrante is a ...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with filmmaker, BonVida, and actor, musician, Leslie A. Jones, aka, Mister Jones, about their recent urban Hip Hop Horror film, The Night Boyz. Get tickets now for The Night Boyz Los Angeles Red Carpet Premiere on Saturday, October 14th at 2:30 PM by visiting https://TheNightBoyzMovie.com.

ABOUT BonVida 🎬

BonVida studied at The New England Institute the New York Film Academy in Los A...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with prolific filmmaker, actor, and film festival director, Adrian Contreras, about his body of work, screening at the Cannes Film Festival, and Adrian’s 7th annual Madero City International Film Festival, aka (FICCMA).

ABOUT Adrian Contreras 🎬

Carlos Adrián Contreras Juárez was born in Madero City Mexico. He studied at the "Luis Buñuel" Film School in Xalapa, Veracruz. Adr...

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 On this episode, we speak with actor, filmmaker, social media influencer, and Univision Political Correspondent, Heidy Torres. Through the arts, acting, on-air personality, and activism, Heidy uses emerging technology, such as TikTok and Instagram, to expand her brand, elevate social issues to public discourse, and empower the people to affect social justice and social change.

ABOUT Heidy Torres 🎬

Heidy Torres, ...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with produced TV Writer and Script Coordinator, Michelle Lesley Johnson. Working her way from support staff to writing staff, Michelle has 9 produced TV writing credits, including Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns” on TBS, and “Let’s Stay Together” on BET. In addition to her TV writing credits, Michelle also works a premium cable and streaming script coordinator on notable shows inclu...

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🎙️ Hello, I’m Dr. Christopher C. Odom, and along with Charles Alleyne, I host the Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast. We empower emerging artists telling stories about the Caribbean and Latino diaspora, with the secrets, tips, tricks, and keys to success. Through our in-depth up-close-and-personal interviews with emerging artists, the Our Vision Caribbean and Latino Filmmaker Podcast covers everything from how to ge...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with Haitian filmmaker, Alain Martin. Alain continues our series “From Haiti to Hollywood,” as he offers us a gripping ‘forbidden history lesson’ about the Caribbean diaspora. In Alain’s award-winning documentary, and extremely important cultural work, “The Forgotten Occupation: Jim Crow Goes to Haiti,” Alain explores the history of the United States occupation of Haiti from 1915 – 1934. Watch “The For...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with filmmaker Sharice Keyes. We discuss what it was like producing her first short film, as well as her role as a postproduction coordinator at the George Lucas-founded, and now Disney-owned Industrial Light & Magic, working on the biggest projects in Hollywood, including Marvel’s “The Eternals,” “Dungeons and Dragons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” and the upcoming new Star Wars Disney+ stre...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with multi-award-winning Haitian actor, dancer, model, stuntman, fight choreographer and filmmaker, Romane Antoine Simon. Romane continues our series “From Haiti to Hollywood,” as he shares his life’s journey as an artist through the release of his most recent feature film, “#FamilyMan,” which tells the gripping story of an Indian father’s life that is turned upside down when his family is killed in a ...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with the most important person in Haitian cinema, filmmaker, cinema professor, and executive director of the Haiti International Film Festival (August 19-20, 2023), Jacquil Constant, MA. We discuss his groundbreaking multi-award-winning documentary, Haiti is a Nation of Artists, the Haiti International Film Festival, and the Haitian Bricolage Art Gallery. In addition, Jacquil gives us an impromptu Mast...

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⏩ Haitian broadcaster, mediamaker Jean-Philippe R. “JP” Beaulieu discusses his journey from Haiti to Hollywood and how your best day as a mediamaker, always has been, always is, and always will be today. The most important ingredient for success is uniquely you.

ABOUT Jean-Philippe R. “JP” Beaulieu 🎬

JP was born and raised in Haiti until the age of 14. His parents were diplomats. However, because of humanitarian atrocities...

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📽️ Portuguese international multi-award-winning filmmaker and director Patricia Vidal Delgado discusses how she got her University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Productionfeature thesis film, “La leyenda negra,” into the Sundance Film Festival, how she strategized once she was in the festival, and how she got her film distributed through HBO Max after her movie screened at Sundance.

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🎙️ (Part 2 of 2) Juan Gabriel “Rambo” Reynoso was born in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico and moved to Compton, CA at the age of 2, where he was raised and graduated high school, just south of Los Angeles. Today, Juan is an accomplished actor, filmmaker, educator, and biker who teaches film production at Compton High School. Juan began teaching acting for film at Compton high school with 2 of his own professional JVC Pro HD video came...

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🎙️ (Part 1 of 2) Juan Gabriel “Rambo” Reynoso was born in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico and moved to Compton, CA at the age of 2, where he was raised and graduated high school, just south of Los Angeles. Today, Juan is an accomplished actor, filmmaker, educator, and biker who teaches film production at Compton High School. Juan began teaching acting for film at Compton high school with 2 of his own professional JVC Pro HD video came...

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🎙️ On this episode, we speak with South American Argentinian filmmaker Nicolás Ecke, an executive producer from the independent feature film, “Car 24,” directed by Matías Desiderio ("El último zombi," "The Last Game," "What the Waters Left Behind: Scars") and stars Lexy Panterra ("There's Someone Inside Your House," "Nightmare Cinema," "Boo 2! A Madea Halloween") .

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