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Dennis Spielman – Filmmaker

d-spielman-square-smallEpisode 40 – This episode was recorded and first published between the end of the Oklahoma City 48 Hour Film Project and the showing of the finished products on the following Sunday. I talk with Dennis, one of the entrants, about that short-deadline, high-pressure process and what it takes to produce a good product in such a short time. We also talk about the two movies that each of us share on our list of all-time favorites.

Kristofer McNeeley – Executive producer and writer – “Great Plains”

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Bonus episode from the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City
In the film Great Plains, an abused mother and son go on the run to escape her current husband’s abuse. There is a particular power in this drama which also includes humor. It’s because the idea for the movie has its seeds in Kristofer’s own childhood. Recorded during deadCENTER, I visit with him about the dynamic of making an entertaining movie that was so close to his own experience.

Ben Hedin – writer, film producer – “Two Trains Runnin'”

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This episode is from the deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City. 
The full-length documentary Two Trains Runnin’ is taken from over 125 hours of source film, audio, and animation. Ben wrote the script, and then was the producer on the film. It was shown on the first night of deadCENTER Film Festival.