Magnificent Obsession

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Leonard and Jessie Maltin

Alicia visits the home of the Maltins, to talk with film critic Leonard Maltin and his daughter Jessie Maltin… about being in the family business of loving movies, and why they wanted to start their own film festival: Maltin Fest.

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Roxann Dawson

Alicia talks with actress turned director Roxann Dawson, about her feature directorial debut “Breakthrough”, getting busted skipping work for an audition, working on “Star Trek: Voyager” and the power of faith (in whatever form you believe in)

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Eddie Muller

Alicia goes backstage at the Noir City film festival to chat with its founder, the Czar of Noir, TCM host, Eddie Muller. They talk about his noir-esque father, how the film festival started and the possibly illegal things he’s done to save a movie from being destroyed.

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Fred Berger

Alicia visits the production office of producer Fred Berger, who talks about the type of obsession and passion it takes to shepherd an original film from concept to cinema, without sacrificing the vision of the director. And… what a producer actually does!

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Kent Jones

Alicia talks to Kent Jones in a loud hotel room. He is the former director of the New York Film Festival, who is now a filmmaker in his own right. They chat about being obsessed with film, taking time to achieve your goals and feeling the fear but doing it anyway.

Magnificent Obsession with Alicia Malone: Nina McNeely

Alicia chats with choreographer Nina McNeely, who worked with Gaspar Noé for ‘Climax’. Nina reveals the challenges in creating a one take sequence featuring dancers with very different styles and how she became a choreographer.

Magnificent Obsession: Amanda Idoko

Alicia meets a talented screenwriter we’re all going to know very soon! Amanda Idoko has four projects in production, and was also the creator of the #ShowUsYourRoom hashtag on twitter to make a point about diversity in writers rooms. As you’ll hear, Amanda is a delightful and fun woman with a big future, and great advice for aspiring writers.

Magnificent Obsession: Sebastian Lelio

Alicia travels with her mics to talk with director Sebastian Lelio, about remaking his own film after six years and how he decided to make films in a country under a regime which had no industry.

Magnificent Obsession: Alyson Dee Moore

Alicia chats to foley artist Alyson Dee Moore, who has replaced sound on a whole variety of films from ‘Inception’ to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. She explains what this job entails and the art behind making noises.

Magnificent Obsession: Jim Cummings

Alicia is back in studio C to talk with independent director / producer / writer / actor Jim Cummings about how to fund and distribute your own films outside of the traditional studio system, why watching movies feels like you have friends and his teenage version of ‘The Matrix’! I recommend following Jim on twitter: @jimmycthatsme