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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.

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.

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 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.

Oct 5, 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 one 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.

Sep 28, 2016

Tim Ramos leads the discussion on the fight to protect the water in Standing Rock #NoDAPL. Our guest this week is Dr. Andrea Garcia, our first 'civilian' guest who discusses current issues in health in our urban NDN communities. And finally Jim rolls out our first segment called 'Fern Gully, Avatar or Pocahontas'.

Sep 21, 2016

The Hollywood NDNz crew continue to chat things up with their guests Brian and Janae.

Brian Vallie, filmmaker/writer, and Janae Collins, actress, discuss their careers, their lives, and some larger issues in NDN country. These two creative natives live in Los Angeles, coming here from Albuquerque 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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