Pretend Worlds Real People

Pretend Worlds Real People

Carving your path within the Entertainment Industry takes a lot of guts, passion, and unbeatable optimism. Whether you’re an actor, writer, director, make-up artist, or a production assistant; this business will find a way to push you back. But, every obstacle lays the ground work for an incredible story. A story that Actor and Writer, Tyler Laracca, always sought out to hear while working alongside the incredible artists of Film, Television, and Theater. Each week, he’s joined by industry veterans and newcomers alike, to share their story and connect through the surprisingly common experiences of working in entertainment. Catch new episodes every Tuesday!


November 30, 2023 9 mins

Let's have an impromptu talk about the post-strike boom, self tapes, work/life balance, and supporting other creatives!

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“Just keep making stuff.”

“It doesn’t matter if it’s bad. You just have to keep doing it.”

VAULT RELEASE: This week’s guests crafted a tense independent thriller, Resolution, on a shoestring budget nearly ten years ago. Their work would shine throughout the 2010s with films like Spring, Synchronic, The Endless, and their most recent film; Something In The Dirt. Following their work in Marvel Studios’ Moon ...

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November 8, 2023 63 mins

“Keep it positive and push the fear out.”


What do you get when you combine a mutual love for filmmaking, a dash of persistent creativity, and a work ethic unmatched by anyone else in the industry? Well, you get the cinematic duo of Alix Moad and Evan Runkle.  These two dive into their collaborative process, finding creative peers in Colorado, the undying devotion needed to get a film made...

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November 1, 2023 52 mins

“Be true to yourself.”


Crank up the volume for this week’s episode with Actor, Writer, and Producer, Dorian Brown Pham! After joining acting classes in the pursuit of a celebrity crush, Dorian found an immense love for the craft. Years later, she’s built a dynamic career in theater, film, and television. Her next creative endeavor includes screenwriting, with a plethora of projects on the...

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October 26, 2023 49 mins

“You just have to do it.”


This week’s guest is the incredibly witty Actor and Comedian, Devora Wilde! While at university, she pursued a degree in Fashion Journalism before transitioning into drama school and venturing into acting. She soon found incredible success as a Voiceover and Mo-Cap Actor with numerous credits to her name. Devora talks about career pivots, the nature of motion cap...

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October 18, 2023 104 mins

“Believe in yourself.”


(Released 02/14/2022): This week the PWRP crew is joined by the incredible, Rahul Kohli. He talks with Tyler about his diligent pursuit as an actor, acknowledging self worth in the industry, meditative hobbies, and the surreal nature of working with your childhood hero!

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October 11, 2023 58 mins

“Believing in yourself is your greatest superpower.”


To call this week’s guest a multi-hyphenate, would be a disservice to just how talented she is! PWRP is joined by Actor, Writer, Designer, and Filmmaker, Chloe Chamberlain. After building and developing a thriving family business in her early twenties, she decided to embrace her immense creativity and start her acting journey. Keep up a...

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October 6, 2023 22 mins

DENVER theater fans, gather ‘round and escape reality with Bookuchi!  Catch up with stars of the production, Angie Kalen and Ricky Perry, as they talk about the journey to Opening Night!


Grab your tickets here:


Step into the enchanting world of 'Bookuchi,' an original stage play whe...

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October 5, 2023 34 mins

“I’d rather create and get critiqued, than not create and critique others.”


We’re entering the world of professional dance, cinematic stunts, dynamic acting, and independent filmmaking with this week’s guest, Ricky Perry. After leaving a collegiate pursuit of Business behind, Ricky chased after his dream of professional dancing. This journey would soon direct him into acting, stunt traini...

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September 28, 2023 56 mins

"There's no path forward."

And we’re back! This week Actor and Filmmaker, Don Markus, joins the show. We dive into his early career in residential architecture, moving back to Chicago to study acting, and singlehandedly producing his first feature film, A Colorado Road Trip. Not to mention a party story you’d never expect!






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September 21, 2023 13 mins

Hope you're ready for this impromptu, overly-caffeinated episode! Tyler dives into working in a regional market, the pertinence of acting classes, the great job hunt, and what lies ahead for PWRP. 

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September 7, 2023 52 mins

Recorded 06/28/2023


“Write what you know.”

We’re hitting the stand up comedy circuit this week with Denver-based Comedian, Morgan Gallo. Just a few years ago, she left behind her marketing job to pursue comedy full time. Since then, she’s toured across the country while building Dude, IDK Creative, a local creative collective and studio. Morgan expands on her start in comedy...

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August 31, 2023 38 mins

“Community is really important.”


Join us as we jump into the world of content creation as PWRP is joined by Paris Bush! This Internet Personality, Content Creator, and Model, found incredible success through OnlyFans since 2020. However, there’s so much more to her story. Paris shares her experiences as a touring musician, building and maintaining a vintage store, and pivoting to a whole ...

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August 29, 2023 34 mins

“There’s no such thing as a problem”


Author, Writer, and Director, Steve Balderson, joins PWRP for a fantastic episode! Steve grew up making films on a home camcorder before launching his own production company and creating his first feature film at 18. With twenty films under his belt, he’s also an author; with a published memoir that will soon be adapted for the silver screen. Steve sha...

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August 24, 2023 68 mins

Recorded 07/20/2022

“You have to really believe in it, believe in yourself, believe in your ability.”


For our 100th interview, PWRP is joined by the incredibly talented, Kiowa Gordon. He walks us through the years following franchise fame, navigating the industry, and finding himself.

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PWRP Vault Re-Release | Initial Release (08/17/2022):


"Can we get some more bread?"


This week, we have some incredible guests reunite for a special PWRP Livestream! Sara Tomko, Meredith Garretson, Elizabeth Bowen, and Alice Wetterlund catch us up on their summer vacations, filming together, and what's next. Both heartfelt moments and laughs are abound in this episode, so smash that play button!

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August 10, 2023 7 mins

Hey folks!

As many of you know, both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA are striking against the AMPTP. The WGA is 100 days in and SAG-AFTRA is coming in at 26 days. As PWRP stands in solidarity with both strikes, we've had to change things up a bit for the show. This caffeine-free rant covers the strikes, current backlogged episodes, and what's coming next!



-SAG AFTRA Foundation

-Entertainment Community Fund



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“Don’t hold back.”


We’re back! This week, PWRP is joined by an industry legend, Shauna Earp-Ballinger! Since primary school, she’s been hooked on performance and it’s wonderful freedom. Her story spans from her collegiate studies in New Mexico, to building a career in New York; then starting a family in Denver whilst finding herself on the other side of the Casting desk. Stories and laugh...

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“Stay true to yourself.”


Over the last twenty years, you’ve undoubtedly heard this week’s guest deliver incredible voiceover work in addition to her on-screen/on-stage performances. Haviland Stillwell has taken the industry by storm with her performances in Fiddler on the Roof, Selma, League of Legends: Convergence, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, and so many more! Here, she shares her love for th...

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“Just write a scene.”


This week, we’re diving into the craft of the working actor and acknowledging the collaborative art of performance with Nathalie Boltt! You will undoubtedly recognize her from Riverdale, District 9, Demonic, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina! Here, she shares her dynamic beginning in casting, finding footing as an actress, making the leap into directing, and so much...

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