TowerCast is a podcast coming to you from filmmakers just like yourselves! Members from Tower Productions are here to talk to you about indie filmmaking!
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Wrapping up our guests from the Las Cruces International Film Festival, this week on the TowerCast podcast we talk to Directors Shirin Neshat and Shoja Azari who’s film “Land of Dreams” stars Sheila Vand Matt Dillon, William Moseley, Isabella Rossellini and many more, was the opening film of the Las Cruces International Film Festival. They discuss with us their journey as storytellers, their process as directors, and the influence of various types of art to tell interconnected stories. You won’t want to miss this fascinating conversation with these remarkable filmmakers. Help us share this episode by liking, commenting, SHARING, and SUBSCRIBING! #TowerCastPodcast #TowerCastNetwork #Film #IndieFilm #Cinema
This week on the #TowerCastPodcast we talk to the remarkable Writer, Actor, and Director, Ed Stone! Join us as we discuss his conversations with the legendary Mel Brooks about bringing to life “Paws of Fury” along with TowerCast Alumni, Rob Minkoff. Stone also talks to us about his career as an actor and a writer, his early days working with Spielberg, and advice for storytellers wanting to get into the industry. Join us for this amazing conversation! Tune in and help us spread the word by SUBSCRIBING, LIKING, COMMENTING, and SHARING! #TowerCastPodcast #TowerCastNetwork #Film #IndieFilm #Cinema
This week on the #TowerCastPodcast we talk to a film legend! Live from #LCIFF we have a lengthy chat with Director, Kevin Reynolds! cover films like “Waterworld”, “Fandango”, “The Count of Montecristo”, “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” and many more! We talk to Kevin about his start in storytelling, his experiences working with Spielberg, his professional and friendly partnership with Kevin Costner and much more! You won’t want to miss this episode as he gets into Hollywood in the 70s & 80s and where the state of the industry is now. Tune in and help us spread the word by SUBSCRIBING, LIKING, COMMENTING, and SHARING! #TowerCastPodcast #TowerCastNetwork #Film #IndieFilm #Cinema
On this new episode of the TowerCast Podcast, the boys are coming to you from the Las Cruces Film Festival talking to the one and only Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights, Grey's Anatomy, Land of Dreams). He walks us through his filmmaking journey which started at a young age! Tune in as we talk about his start in storytelling, what he feels he contributes as an actor, and his advice for storytellers all around. This one you don’t want to miss! #TowerCastPodcast #TowerCastNetwork #GaiusCharles #Film #IndieFilm #Cinema
On this very special education of the TowerCast Podcast, the boys have an invigorating conversation with the one and only Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, The Mandalorian, Do the Right Thing, Kaleidoscope). Thank you to the Las Cruces International Film Festival for bringing him down and helping us set this up! Tune in as we talk about his start in storytelling, what he feels he contributes as an actor, and his advice for storytellers all around. This one you don’t want to miss! #TowerCastPodcast #TowerCastNetwork #GiancarloEsposito #BreakingBad #TheMandalorian #Film #IndieFilm #Cinema
The #TowerCastPodcast boys hit the road in their return to the El Paso Film Festival! This festival always welcomes us with open arms and we are always grateful to attend and be able to connect with awesome likeminded storytellers. In this episode we talk to: Festival Director, Ross Marks, Xzavier Estrada, Devin Macias, Ryan Rox, Jackie Barragan, Sol Tryon, and Michael Brook. Stay tuned for more great episodes coming soon including our conversation with Giancarlo Esposito! Please LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE! #TowerCastPodcast #LCIFF #FilmPodcast #Cinema #Film #Movies #IndieFilm #FilmElPaso #FilmLasCruces
This week on the #TowerCastPodcast we have Producer, Javier González! Javier is a Juarez native who rolled his bones in New York on major motion pictures and television shows. He shares stories about his mentors in producing and how he absorbed great advice. His work would allow Javier to work with people such as James Franco and Matt Dillion and companies such as A24 and Amazon Studios. Join us as we share set stories and discuss everything it takes before you can roll your first take on any given project. #TowerCastNetwork #Filmmaking #IndieFilmmaking #FilmElPaso #CreativElPaso #Movies #Film #Cinema
Storytellers! This week the #TowerCast boys are BACK! Join us as we deep dive into one of the most prolific individuals in the industry with over 70 titles to her name including, “Spy Kids”, “Grindhouse”, “Desperado”, and “Sin City”. This week on the #TowerCastPodcast we have Texas’ very own, Elizabeth Avellan! Elizabeth worked alongside Robert Rodríguez, Quentin Tarantino, Nimród Antal, and many more independent storytellers to bring some of our favorite films to life! As a Woman LatinX Executive Producer, Elizabeth gives us some amazing insight into the world of major motion pictures, television, and independent storytelling right out of Austin, Texas. Tune in, LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and SHARE this special episode of the TowerCast.
The Tower Boys bring you the final interview from this year's Las Cruces International Film Festival as they talk to William H.Macy (Shameless, Fargo, Magnolia, Boogie Nights). They discuss how his Storytelling career started, his experiences in key films, and his advice to storytellers all around. This is one episode you won't want to miss! The podcast will be available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and all major podcasts apps. The video will be available on Youtube and Facebook!
In this episode of the TowerCast, the boys talk to the wonderful Melissa Barrera (In the Heights, Scream, Vida, All the World Is Sleeping). They talk about her inspiring trajectory from Mexican Film and TV to the United States, the doors she is opening for LatinX Storytellers, and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from her amazing filmography.
The TowerCast Boys talk to Animation giant, Rob Minkoff (The Lion King, Stuart Little, The Haunted Mansion). Join us as we talk about his start in animation, an exclusive behind the scenes look at the making of The Lion King, among other films in his filmography, and advice for storytellers everywhere!
The TowerCast boys have been busy making films, but are BACK with the TowerCast Podcast LIVE from the Las Cruces International Film Festival! We talk to amazing storytellers who give great insight, stories, and advice from their own filmmaking experiences. This episode we speak to Ross Marks, Jesse Friday, Daniel Herrera, Lauren Chavez-Myers, Christianna Carmine, and Alexandra Boylan. This is only Part 1 of our time at LCIFF so stay tuned for more episodes in the coming weeks featuring Rob Minkoff (Lion King), Melissa Barrera (In the Heights/Scream), and William H. Macy (Fargo/Shameless).
The TowerCast guys head to the El Paso Film Festival LIVE from Downtown El Paso! The gang talks to various filmmakers from all over the world who were selected to be part of this amazing festival.
The TowerCast guys get together with various Writers/Directors from the first annual Behind the Screen Film Convention which took place on Saturday, September 25, 2021 and was a Francisco Castañeda event in association with Desert Gems and elpcreatives. They talk in a panel form about the inspiration of their films, the challenges of making them, what it was like working with visual artists to make original works of art for their films, and why their future plans are as filmmakers.
The gang goes on the road to the San Antonio Film Festival!! They have the oppurtunity to speak to some amazing people. Some of the people include legendary editors, Anne Goursaud and Lynzee Klingman. They have worked on films such as The Outsiders and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. They tell us stories about how they got the oppurtunity to work with legendary directors. Our Second guest on the show is the Director of the San Antonio Film Festival, Adam Rocha. Adam speaks to us about how he got started in this marvelous world we call film. He takes us through the speedbumps the film festival took to get to where it is today!! ***DISCLAIMER: OUR AUDIO FILES GOT CORRUPTED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE AUDIO QUALITY***
Join us as the crew Welcome Michael Head and Monique Machado. They discuss about their experience on the unreleased Russo Brother's No Sleep ’Til Film Fest. They do discuss the process they take anytime they are faced with a 48 hour film competition!
This week on the TowerCast Podcast, we have the incomparable Doug Ellin! Creator, Writer, Director, Executive Producer for Entourage the series, Entourage the movie, and serves as a host on Victory The Podcast You won’t want to miss out on our conversation on his journey as a filmmaker and show runner, advice for filmmakers and creatives, and his new podcast HollywoodWayz!
The gang gets together to talk to Writer, Director and Cinematographer Steven Bernstein. Steven has had the ability to work on films such as The Waterboy, Last Call, and Scary Movie 2. We get to talk to Steven about his career and the variation of projects he ahs gotten to work on.
The team gets together to have a discussion with Makeup Artist Barney Burman. They get to discuss his career in film and he even shows off his fake head!
Join us on for this week’s episode of TowerCast Podcast! In this episode we will break down Pre-Production process of filmmaking continuing with “Researching and Screenwriting”. The guys will discuss everything from how to identify weak points in your script and good tips to keep in mind while writing your story.
This week we are joined by the one and only Robert Foulkes on the new #TowerCastPodcast We talk to Robert about his start as a location assistant, and how he rose to be the location manager for OSCAR Award winning films such as "Ford v. Ferrari", "La La Land", and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".
Join us on the Season 3 Opener of the TowerCast Podcast! In this episode we will break down Pre-Production process of filmmaking starting with “Finding YOUR STORY”. The guys will discuss everything from where to find inspirations, outlining your story, and resources you can use to help you along the way.
OUT NOW!! Join us as we talk to film maker Shane Stanley! This was an awesome conversation we had with his come up in the film industry and some fun facts baout his film Gridirion Gang! Do not miss out!
TODAY we talk to Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC we want to wish him a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎉 from the team here at Tower Productions and thank him for joining us on the show. We talk to Shane about his start in filmmaking, his experiences in films like ‘The Babysitter’, ‘Into the Blue’, ‘Holidate’, and his advice for up and coming filmmakers!
OUT NOW on TowerCast! We talk to the very talented Moisés Zamora! He’s the Creator, Writer, Executive Producer, and Co-Show-runner of SELENA: The Series on NETFLIX! We talk about his journey as a storyteller, his opportunity to work closely with the Quintanilla family, and the future of the series as well as his upcoming projects. You won’t want to miss out! The TowerCast Podcast can be found on all major podcasting platforms as well as on our YouTube and Facebook pages. Follow @towercastnetwork on Instagram for more information!
OUT NOW! This week on Tower Cast Network’s TowerCast Podcast we talk to the and only Brett Ratner! Director of films such as Rush Hour, The Family Man, X-Men: The Last Stand and many more! As the Founder/CEO of RatPac Entertainment, he has produced films like The Revenant and War Dogs, and Gravity! We talk about his experiences as a filmmaker, some fun behind the scenes moments with Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Michael Jackson and more, and, most importantly, all of the amazing advice he has for up and coming storytellers! You won't want to miss out!
OUT NOW! This week on Tower Cast Network’s TowerCast Podcast we talk to the amazingly talented Jessica Meraz! You may have seen her on ‘Major Crimes’, Supergirl, and ‘Chasing Life’. We talk about her amazing body of work, experience in Hollywood, and her continuing involvement in the El Paso Filmmaking scene! You won’t want to miss out on this one!
Join us on this week’s TowerCast Podcast as we talk to our friend, Writer/Director Alejandro Montoya Marin about his journey and success as a filmmaker, his time on Robert Rodriguez’ El Rey Network’s “Rebel Without a Crew - The Series”, and his new feature film, “Millenium Bugs”
The fellas get together to talk to TRGAL Founder and Writer/Director/Cinematographer, J. Genaro Limon. Join us as we talk about the Juarez film scene, making independent films on the border, and his experience in feature films.
Join us this week for a special conversation with the cast of "When Nature Calls", presented by Los Actores. The Los Actores company talks to us about the challenges of producing plays during this difficult time and how they push to keep the arts alive in our community.
The gang gets together with Co-Founder, Writer, Director of Bored Films, Andrew Barahona. We talk filmmaking journeys, film distribution, and their future endeavors! Join us for a great episode!
The gang gets together as we talk to the mind behind MindWarp Films and the El Paso Film Festival, Carlos Corral. Listen in as we discuss all of the amazing things this festival is doing for El Paso!
The gang gets together to talk to local legend Robert Holguin! Robert talks about his new show and gives some insight from his years in the industry!
The gang gets back together to talk to the man, the myth, the legend, Raul Hernandez! We get to hear his story of coming from News Stations to calling MTV on how to shoot music videos! You do not want to miss this episode!
The gang gets together and talks to costume designer Fox. She talks about all her experiences in El Paso with different projects she has worked on. You do not want to miss this to get a different perspective on set!
The gang gets together to speak to El Paso film maker, Jonathan Gonzales. Jonathan talks about his journey and how his recent fillm, En Tus Brazos Este Noche came to be. Be sure to check out this episode and here his story!
The gang gets together to talk to local film company Trikcast Pictures. They talk about how the relationship between Tower Productions and Trikcast pictures started and even tease a project coming up! This is a story of film makers who want to flourish in the industry! Do not miss!
In this episode the gang is joined by the man on every El Paso set, the man, the myth, the legend Isaac Jason Carranza. They talk about how he made the decision to become a freelance film maker in El Paso and how that journey has taken him through life. He also talks about his hatred towards a certain fountain drink.
The team is joined by another film maker in the borderland, Carlos Carlos Jr. He takes us through his experience going to school at NMSU and how his life has impacted his film making career!
The team gets together to discuss the long journey of one man, Drew Mayer-Oakes. Drew brings in his experience as a film commissioner for many cities including El Paso, and also talks about his run ins with people in the industry such as Kevin Smith! An episode with such great stories!
The team is back for Season 2! For our first episode back we are talking to El Paso film maker Anthony Salgado! He is here to talk about his journey about film making and here to promote his newest film, Cut the Tech! Out on June 26th!
This is the last part of the season finale for TowerCast! The team is joined by the cast of the film, Valerie Santos and Jon Erik Castro! The editor team also joins in to talk about how a team of 5 editors worked together to get the 2 day film challenge done! You don't want to miss out on the season finale!!
The team gets together for the last time in Season 1 to discuss the award winning film, You Know What's Funny! The team get to talk about all the things they had to do, to prep for this epic 2 day film challenge. One you do not want to miss! This is Part 1 of a 2 Part episode!!
The team gets together to talk about film number 19, Assumed! We are joined by TowerCast veteran Michael Head who wrote and directed this film! We also have Jerry Walker, Tessa Mauer, Al Matamoros, and Hector Dez join us in this conversation to talk about the experiences in this film! We also have a special message from a cast member who couldn't join us. Make sure you stick until the end to listen to it!
Say something interesting about your business here. The gang gets together Again! virtually of course. To talk to Ricky Rodriguez to talk about his directorial debut! We also have a familiar face to the program, he is the bassist in Local El Paso band, Edison's Ear, and is the lead in the film. Albert Orozco! Another person making his TowerCast debut is our very own Daniel Herrera! We can promise you this is one you do not want to miss!
Give customers a reason to do business with you. The team is back to bring you the biggest episode to date! The team is here to talk about Precognition and are joined by the largest ensemble to date! Starting with Director Jesse Fraire. We are also joined by the Cinematographer Michael D. Head. No movie is ever made without the script as the write of the film Jonathan Gonzales joins in as well! From the side of the cast we are joined by Michael Portillo, Tessa Mauer, and Brad Thompson! This is a do not miss episode!
In this episode, we are joined by the writer and director of r/askreddit Taylor. The team decides to dissect this mans mind on what he had to do to go from a resident editor to a director. A filmmaker going into uncharted waters and his battle stories!!
In this episode the team is joined by the Writer and Director of The Last Hit, Michael D. Head! They get to talk about how important rehearsals are for fight scenes and the proper way to execute it! The team also gets to share horror and ghosts stories they've experienced themselves!
In this episode the team is joined by Jerry Walker! Jerry was one of the leads in the film we are talking about, Timepiece. Jerry talks about the motivation that keeps him going in the acting world. He also touched up on his love for horror. This is definitely a don't miss episode for aspiring actors!
In this episode the crew is joined by Damian Alonso all the way from La La Land. Carlos M. De La Torre gets to speak with the hosts about the last film in the closure series, Ineffable! The team talks about what inspired this film and what the cast had to go through to get the emotions just right for this film! A don't miss episode!!
In this episode we are joined by Michael D. Head to discuss Poster Girl!! The team get into talking about how the film was shot in 2 days in downtown El Paso! Michael D. Head the writer and Director of the film gets to discuss some great cinematography tips with the team! Don't miss episode!
What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here. In this episode we have Michael Delao stepping in as "Fuano", the host of the show, to talk to Jon Erik Castro and Carlos M. De La Torre to talk about film number 11 on Tower 20, There's Still Time. The gang has an interesting conversation on how to step out of your comfort level for a film!
In this episode the team gets to talk about film number 10, in the Tower 20, Roulette. The team is joined by Director Erik Sanchez and the stars of the film, Leo Avila and Al Matamoros. They get to talk about the preparation needed for two dynamic characters portrayed in the film!
What's something exciting your business offers? Say it here. In this episode of TowerCast we get to talk about the origins of Tower Productions! We are joined by Carlos M. De La Torre, Erik L. Sanchez, Sandra I. Morales and Austin Young. The team get to talk about the stories that brought strangers at the time together to follow their dreams!
In this episode we get to talk about the next film in the Tower 20 Lineup, At a Loss! We get to talk to the Write/Director Carlos M. De La Torre, Cinematographer Luis D. Anchondo and Cast Jon Erik Castro! The team talks about what went into making this film and how it is to work with new people!
In this episode of TowerCast we are talking about Snowball Effect! We are joined by Writer/Director Austin Young. The stars of the film, Brandon Lee Camarana and Jeremy Long also join us as we talk about our favorite Kevin Smith moments!
In this episode of TowerCast we are talking about Date Night! The 7th film of the Tower20 campaign! We get to talk to Joshua Lozano the Writer and Director of the film as well as the makeup artist for the film, Adilene Villarreal! We talk about the journey of getting this film made and how the cuts were made for the film!
In this episode of TowerCast are talking about The Tram. The Tram was the 2018 El Paso 2 Day Movie Challenge Audience Favorite Award Winners! We get to talk to the Director of the film Carlos M. De La Torre and Stars Jon Erik Castro and Alfredo Sanchez! The team also discusses on a formula that worked for them on their first ever 2 Day Challenge!
In this episode of TowerCast we get to discuss the 4th film of the Tower 20 lineup, Rooster's Beak! We get to talk to the Writer/Director, Erik L. Sanchez. We also have the pleasure of speaking with Co-Stars of the film, Myka Puentes and Brandon Lee Camarena, The team gets to talk about the adventure of making the film and the cast first impressions of working with the Tower team!
This week on TowerCast we have a special episode! We bring on Special Guest, The Most Electrifying Act in the Borderland, Edison's Ear!! We get to talk to the band about their 3 track EP "Why The Funk Knot"! As well as the music video produced by Tower Productions!
In this episode, we get to talk to the Director third film of Tower Productions Tower 20, Michael D. Head. We also get to talk with the lead of the film, Jesse Fraire. We get to discuss the project as a whole, from script to production to post production and release! The gang also gets into a discussion between Directors and Editors, and how Actors should seek out gigs!
In this episode, we get to talk to the Director of Photography of the second film of Tower Productions Tower 20, Erik L. Sanchez. We also get to talk with the lead of the film, James Travis Kirk. We get to discuss the project as a whole, from script to production to post production and release! Also a little story of getting lost in the dessert!
In this episode, we get to talk to the writer/director of the first film of Tower Productions Tower 20, Carlos De La Torre. We also get to talk with one of the stars of the film, Damian Alonso. We get to discuss the project as a whole, from script to production to post production and release!