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Hollywood NDNz

Hollywood NDNz is a weekly podcast that explores the trials and tribulations of the entertainment industry through the perspective of Native American entertainment professionals. The podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields (Muscogee (Creek)/Cherokee), Tim Ramos (Pomo), and Jim Ruel (Ojibwe).
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Aug 2, 2017

Darrell Dennis kept us transfixed for two hours and we are delighted to share the conversation in one long episode. He's successfully worn a number of hats: acting, comedy, writing, and producing. How does kid who grew up on a remote reserve end up as a regular on multiple APTN tv series to laying the ground work for a takeover of Hollywood? This is his story. 

https://www.darrelldennis.com/

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

May 18, 2017

Actors Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances are guests this week. And they talk shop! Acting, surviving in LA, all that and then some. These are two highly motivated, success Native actors. You can catch Elizabeth on AMC's 'The Son.' Kalani was featured in 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Jamestown', and many other shows. Check out their imdb pages for more info:

Kalani Queypo

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703398/

Elizabeth Frances

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3522439/

 

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Apr 6, 2017

Actors Kalani Queypo and Elizabeth Frances are guests this week. And they talk shop! Acting, surviving in LA, all that and then some. These are two highly motivated, success Native actors. You can catch Elizabeth on AMC's 'The Son.' Kalani was featured in 'Hawaii Five-O', 'Jamestown', and many other shows. Check out their imdb pages for more info:

Kalani Queypo

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0703398/

Elizabeth Frances

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3522439/

 

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Mar 30, 2017

We are back. We took a couple weeks off as things got busy with plays, film shoots, comedy shows, and life stuff. But here we are with episode 28, our first Comedy and NDNz episode with Jason Grasl, where we take a look at iconic comedy films, in this case, Airplane!

This is a bit experimental and indulgent and frankly we had a blast recording this. So if you do like it, we promise there will be more of these sprinkled into the Hollywood NDNz mix. And if you don't like it, we're sorry, but we had too much fun not to do this again.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Jason Grasl, Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2759625/mediaviewer/rm3679844096

 

Mar 1, 2017

Shishonia, Navajo writer/actress/comedy delves into her work in part two of our conversation with her. She writes books, does standup and is developing a puppet show.

https://twitter.com/shishonia

https://www.facebook.com/ShishoniaLivingston/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3170538/

This episode is part two of our conversation.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Feb 23, 2017

Shishonia, comedy partner in crime with Jim, talks about writing, comedy. She shares how her childhood helped shape the artist she is today and the psychology of a comedian. 

https://twitter.com/shishonia

https://www.facebook.com/ShishoniaLivingston/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3170538/

This episode is part one of our conversation.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Feb 16, 2017

Broadway performer, actor, playwright Shaun Taylor-Corbett shares a clip from Distant Thunder - a musical he has been working for seven years. Jim shares his obsession with technology.

http://www.shauntaylor-corbett.com/

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Feb 10, 2017

Broadway performer, actor, playwright Shaun Taylor-Corbett talks about his time in Standing Rock and about his Native musical that is ten years in the righting. This is part one of our conversation. This episode was recorded in December of 2016. Please keep that in mind in our speculations about Trump. Sigh.

http://www.shauntaylor-corbett.com/

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Feb 2, 2017

Jason Grasl talks about adoption, the challenges of auditioning, shares 5 pieces of hard earned wisdom as it relates to entertainment careers, and his side career as a playwright.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2759625/mediaviewer/rm3679844096

Part two of our conversation.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Jan 26, 2017

Jason Grasl joins resident nerd Jim Ruel is geeking out. He also talks about his roots in Michigan and the challenges an actor faces in Hollywood.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2759625/mediaviewer/rm3679844096

Part one of our conversation.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Jan 19, 2017

Talented writer/filmmaker Belinda Stanley stops in and talks about halloween costumes, her short film 'Chiang', and surviving with an entertainment career while being based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Part two of our conversation with Belinda.

Belinda's IMDB page

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479830/

Trailer for her short 'Chiang'

http://www.brasiliaproductions.com/now-playing

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Jan 12, 2017

Talented writer/filmmaker Belinda Stanley stops in to tell stories from the world of reality tv production, film school, and surviving with an entertainment career while being based in Louisville, Kentucky.

Part one of our conversation.

Belinda's IMDB page

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1479830/

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Jan 5, 2017

We continue our conversation with Navajo filmmaker and writer Nanobah Becker. We cover various topics from casting to being role models for the next generation of Native filmmakers.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1913551/

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Dec 29, 2016

This week we talk shop with Nanobah Becker about the challenges of surviving as a filmmaker in both New York and Los Angeles while Tim Ramos packs for his trip to North Dakota (yeah we are releasing some of these episodes out of order). 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1913551/

This is part one of our interview with Nanobah.

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Dec 21, 2016

We are excited to share our guests with y'all this week - Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes, the dynamic duo behind the LA Skinsfest. Strap yourselves in folks, there's more edits and bleeps on this episode than all the other ones combined. Yet they have so much to share - this is a must listen interview. Part 2 of this conversation.

laskinsfest.com

skinsplex.com

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Dec 15, 2016

We are excited to share our guests with y'all this week - Ian Skorodin and Patty Gomes, the dynamic duo behind the LA Skinsfest. Strap yourselves in folks, there's more edits and bleeps on this episode than all the other ones combined. Yet they have so much to share - this is a must listen interview.

laskinsfest.com

skinsplex.com

YUUUUGE thanks to musical contributions of JJ Otero and Carolina Hoyos for the intro and end credits music, Jason Grasl, the intro voice, and finally SCIC for the use of their offices to record the episode. Chi mii gwech!

The Hollywood NDNz podcast is hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

 

Dec 7, 2016

Harold Freeland, LA based artist discusses his work and his related work as a graphic artist. As a longtime LA resident he shared some great stories about the history of the Native American community here in Los Angeles. He currently does graphic design work at the United American Indian Involvement.

This is part 2 of our conversation.

 Thanks to the Southern California Indian Center, Inc where this episode was recorded. 

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the man behind the intro voice.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for the opening music.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for the closing music.

Hollywood NDNz is hosted by Tim Ramos, Rainy Fields, and Jim Ruel

Nov 30, 2016

Harold Freeland, LA based artist discusses his work and his related work as a graphic artist. As a longtime LA resident he shared some great stories about the history of the Native American community here in Los Angeles. He currently does graphic design work at the United American Indian Involvement.

This is part 1 of our conversation.

 

Thanks to the Southern California Indian Center, Inc where this episode was recorded. 

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the man behind the intro voice.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for the opening music.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for the closing music.

Hollywood NDNz is hosted by Tim Ramos, Rainy Fields, and Jim Ruel.

Nov 24, 2016

This is a continued conversation with our good friend Jenny Marlowe - chatting about her experiences in London and her various other film and theater projects. And Tim closes things out by sharing some Pomo truth.

http://www.jenny-marlowe.com/

Thanks to the Southern California Indian Center, Inc where this episode was recorded. 

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the man behind the intro voice.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for the opening music.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for the closing music.

Hollywood NDNz is hosted by Tim Ramos, Rainy Fields, and Jim Ruel.

Nov 17, 2016

Our good friend Jenny Marlowe stops by SCIC to share her world travels and various film projects. Between Jenny and Jim, things get a bit nerdy in this one. We hope that's a good thing. 

http://www.jenny-marlowe.com/

Thanks to the Southern California Indian Center, Inc where this episode was recorded. 

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the man behind the intro voice.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for the opening music.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for the closing music.

Hollywood NDNz is hosted by Tim Ramos, Rainy Fields, and Jim Ruel.

Nov 9, 2016

Join us for our conversation with multitalented artist Neeko April. Learn about what her work as a professional colorist entails and then switch gears as she talks about carrying on her family legacy as a silversmith.

You can check out her work here:

http://byneekodesigns.com/

Once again, special thanks to the Southern California Indian Center where this episode was recorded.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for our intro music.

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the intro voice.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for our outtro music.

 

Nov 3, 2016

Join us for our conversation with multitalented artist Neeko April. Learn about what her work as a professional colorist entails and then switch gears as she talks about carrying on her family legacy as a silversmith.

You can check out her work here:

http://byneekodesigns.com/

Once again, special thanks to the Southern California Indian Center where this episode was recorded.

Thanks to JJ Otero and Saving Damsels for our intro music.

Thanks to Jason Grasl, the intro voice.

Thanks to Carolina Hoyos for our outtro music.

 

 

Oct 26, 2016

Multi-talented artist Carolina Hoyos shares a song from her most recent album and stories from her diverse career. She also contributed the end credits music to the end of each of our podcasts. 

Check out more from Carolina here:
http://carolinahoyos.com/

https://twitter.com/agirliknowmusic?lang=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lost-tapes-ep/id1102508163

Episode 9 is part of two of this conversation

Oct 20, 2016

Multi-talented artist Carolina Hoyos shares a song from her most recent album and stories from her diverse career. She also contributed the end credits music to the end of each of our podcasts. 

Check out more from Carolina here:
http://carolinahoyos.com/

https://twitter.com/agirliknowmusic?lang=en

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-lost-tapes-ep/id1102508163

Episode 8 is part one of this conversation.

Oct 12, 2016

Sheri Foster who plays 'Fern' on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt', a Netflix Original comedy series is our guest this week. She discusses her love of acting with the Hollywood NDNz crew and shares what it's like to be under consideration for an Emmy Award. 

This is part two of the 90 minute discussion.

Hollywood NDNz hosts for this episode are Rainy Fields, Jim Ruel, and Tim Ramos. Special thanks to Saving Damsels and Carolina Hoyos for the intro/outro music.

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