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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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Jun 6, 2018

Hollywood projects all start with a script. Hollywood NDNz is delighted to share this episode with guest Sierra Teller Ornelas. Part two of our conversation with Sierra. For some reason we talked a lot about Disneyland. I guess because we love Disneyland.

This is part two of our conversation with Sierra.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599337/

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!

http://carolinahoyos.com/

JJ Otero's Music

https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

May 17, 2018

Hollywood projects all start with a script. Hollywood NDNz is delighted to share this episode with guest Sierra Teller Ornelas. She is a member of the Writer's Guild of America. She has been a staff writer on multiple tv series. And now she is looking to take the next step - showrunner. We hope you enjoy her story. 

This is part one of our conversation with Sierra.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1599337/

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!

http://carolinahoyos.com/

JJ Otero's Music

https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

May 2, 2018

We were fortunate to catch Jon Roberts as he was in town to perform for FNX Comedy Experience TV series. This funny Redlaker shares his stories of how he got started in comedy, the challenges of having 7 foster kids all under that age of five! This is part 2 of our conversation.

You can catch JonnyR Live, his podcast on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/94warriors

Website: https://jonnyrcomedy.com/

Twitter: @thejonnyr

https://fnx.org/comedy/

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!

http://carolinahoyos.com/

JJ Otero's Music

https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Mar 27, 2018

Votan is a Native American street artist known for mixing graphic design with politically charged indigenous messages and themes. His work can be seen in a mural in historic Indian Alley in Los Angeles. You can find his work online at NSRGENTS

http://nsrgnts.com/

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, and  Jason Grasl, the intro voice. mii gwech!

http://carolinahoyos.com/

JJ Otero's Music

https://www.reverbnation.com/SonOfHw%C3%A9eldi

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Tim Ramos, and Jim Ruel.

Feb 21, 2018

Scott Wards is a First Nations Ojibwe/Metis Hypnotist hailing from Vancouver Island. We hit a variety of topics: seeing different parts of NDN country, finding an agent, Scott producing his own 24 minute special, and Scott performs mentalism on Jim and Rainy. 

This episode is part two of our conversation.

http://www.scottward.net/

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!

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields and Jim Ruel.

Feb 14, 2018

Scott Wards is a First Nations Ojibwe/Metis Hypnotist hailing from Vancouver Island. How do you become a hypnotist? How do you survive on a gig based career? Scott has mastered both and shares his experiences with the Hollywood NDNz crew. 
This episode is part one of our conversation.

http://www.scottward.net/

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!

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields and Jim Ruel. Although, we are now both Michael Jackson and we're gonna quit smoking. 

 

Feb 5, 2018

Dylan Jefferson keeps talking and we stayed riveted. Hollywood gigs can mean long hours. What does that mean when you want to stay connected with your family and your people. What do you do then. Dylan talks about the choices he made and how things are going now that he has moved beyond Nickelodeon. Thankful that he took the time to come on our podcast!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5368045/

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!

Special thanks to Jenny Marlowe who filled in for the travelling Tim Ramos on this one.

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Jim Ruel, and Jenny Marlowe.

Jan 30, 2018

Dylan Jefferson is without a doubt one of the best storytellers we've had on the podcast. In this first half of the episode, he shares his experience as a veteran (not for the faint of heart) and then moving on to the struggles of making it in Hollywood. We almost cut this into 3 parts because this was a 3 hour convo! 

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5368045/

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!

Special thanks to Jenny Marlowe who filled in for the travelling Tim Ramos on this one.

This episode of the Hollywood NDNz podcast was hosted by Rainy Fields, Jim Ruel, and Jenny Marlowe.

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2018

Graham Elwood, professional comedian/podcaster/actor/producer, has taken on the role of producing the first ever Native standup comedy series: First Nations Comedy Experience for the FNX Channel. In addition, he talks about running the LA Podcast Festival, building up a successful social media channel (he produced over 500 videos for Youtube - in one calendar year!). So listen in as Hollywood NDNZ rings in 2018.

https://fnx.org/comedy/

http://www.grahamelwood.com/

Twitter: @grahamelwood

https://allthingscomedy.com/podcast/comedy-film-nerds

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 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 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.

Sep 14, 2016

Brian Vallie, filmmaker/writer, and Janae Collins, actress, join the Hollywood NDNz crew to discuss their careers, their lives, and some larger issues in NDN country. These two creative natives live in Los Angeles, coming here from Albquerque though they both originate from Montana. This lively conversation lasted nearly 2 hour which split that into two episodes. Here is the first part. 

Tim Ramos was not available for this recording but will return in episode 5. 

Brian Vallie

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4345193/

Janae Collins

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5208352/

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