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Nadine Crocker on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Nadine Crocker

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Nadine Crocker is a director, writer, actress, and producer. Her latest film, “Desperation Road,” hit theaters in October 2023 starring Mel Gibson, Garrett Hedlund, Willa Fitzgerald, Ryan Hurst, and Woody McClain. Her award-winning feature film “Continue” will be released in theaters later this year. “Continue” is based on Crocker’s life and the film’s message is focused on suicide prevention with part of the film’s proceeds going to charity for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. “Continue” has screened at several film festivals, the most recent being Mammoth Film Festival, where Crocker was nominated in every category and won “Best Director” and “Best Achievement In First Time Filmmaking.”

Crocker has created her nonprofit, Continue On, which she started to coincide with the film. The Continue On organization will continue to elevate mental health and suicide prevention stories on their way to their highest goal of creating a subsidy to pay for mental health services for underprivileged youth.

You also may have seen Nadine as Scorcher on CW’s “Supergirl” or as Juliet in “Rodeo & Juliet” on Netflix, or as Marcy in Eli Roth’s new remake of his original film “Cabin Fever.”


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Johnathon Schaech on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.


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12 Scottie Thompson on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Scottie Thompson

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Scottie Thompson is an actress and an activist. She grew up performing on stage as a ballet dancer, and followed her passion for storytelling into a career in film, TV and theater, after completing her undergraduate degree in Performance Studies at Harvard University.

She has recurred in series including Bel Air, 12 Monkeys, NCIS, The Blacklist, and MacGyver, among others. Her film credits include Crown Vic, Limbo, Skyline, Star Trek, The Lookalike, and most recently starred alongside Finn Wittrock in Start Without Me and opposite Gabriel Byrne and Thomas Jane in Murder at Yellowstone City.

She has appeared on stage most recently in a world premiere reading of John Patrick Shanley’s Drop Off at the Marilyn Monroe Theater in Hollywood, as well as in the world premiere of Shanley’s short play On the Terrace. Outside of acting, she is involved in environmental activism, and is passionate about and involved in promoting health, education and women’s rights. She is a lover of nature, writing, reading and adventuring and exploring other places and cultures. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook at @iamscottiet


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RE-RELEASE: Ashley Williams

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Ashley Williams is an American film, television, theater actress, who most recently added the title of Producer to her long list of credits. She has had an expansive career with more than a dozen different television pilots and over 150 TV episodes under her belt. Perhaps best known for her roles on The Jim Gaffigan Show and Good Morning Miami, Williams was also a fan favorite on the hit show How I Met Your Mother. Although Williams is currently taking on the biggest role of her life, motherhood, she has also recently taken on the challenge of producing her own films, two of which have already been sold to the Hallmark Channel.

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“My screen test was my first kiss, and by the way I had braces.”

“We had a deal in my house where whenever somebody booked a job, they had to take everybody out to dinner.”

“I wanted to be able to make my nut. That’s always been my goal as an actor. All I need to do is break even, that’s the entire goal.”

“I’m definitely a pound the pavement kind of actor”

“Every audition is an opportunity to try something”


Leven Rambin on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Our episode today is a must listen for actors who want to learn how to orchestrate a career. This is an conversation about empowering yourself as an artist, about staying power, about the necessity to invest in yourself, and the importance of having a vision of where you want to go in your career and how to align everything in your life around that vision. Our guest today has fully arrived as an artist and is here to stay!

Leven Rambin is an award winning actress and director originally from Houston, Texas who trained and taught at Playhouse West in New York City. Leven began her career at just thirteen years old on the set of “All My Children” as Lily Montgomery. Since then she’s worked on dozens of films, including “The Hunger Games,” “Chasing Mavericks,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” and “Two Night Stand.” Most recently she starred in Ramaa Mosley’s independent film “Lost Child” as an army veteran who has returned to her home in the Ozarks to find a young, mysterious boy in the woods. She is currently working on the film “London Calling” with Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell and “The Dirt,” which follows the origin story of Mötley Crüe. Her television credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “One Tree Hill,” “Scoundrels,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “Private Practice.” Leven joined the cast of “True Detective” in the shows second season before portrating Chloe Jones on Hulu’s “The Path,” starring alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. She is currently leading WGN’s crime drama “Gone” with Chris Noth and Danny Pino. “Gone” follows Leven Rambin’s character Kick Lannigan, a survivor of a famous child-abduction case, after joining a special task force dedicated to solving missing person and abduction cases.

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“Invest in yourself, have a vision of where you want to go, operate from that vision. I’m constantly evolving and becoming what it is that I still want to become.”

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Ashley Williams

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Ashley Williams is an American film, television, theater actress, who most recently added the title of Producer to her long list of credits. She has had an expansive career with more than a dozen different television pilots and over 150 TV episodes under her belt. Perhaps best known for her roles on The Jim Gaffigan Show and Good Morning Miami, Williams was also a fan favorite on the hit show How I Met Your Mother. Although Williams is currently taking on the biggest role of her life, motherhood, she has also recently taken on the challenge of producing her own films, two of which have already been sold to the Hallmark Channel.

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“My screen test was my first kiss, and by the way I had braces.”

“We had a deal in my house where whenever somebody booked a job, they had to take everybody out to dinner.”

“I wanted to be able to make my nut. That’s always been my goal as an actor. All I need to do is break even, that’s the entire goal.”

“I’m definitely a pound the pavement kind of actor”

“Every audition is an opportunity to try something”

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BONUS: Richie Adams

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Richie Adams is an award-winning filmmaker who cut his teeth as a title designer (’Babel,’ ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘Water for Elephants’) first under the mentorship of legendary title designer, Richard Greenberg (’Alien,’ ‘Untouchables,’ ‘The Matrix’), and for the past 12 years, under his own company banner, Louisiana-based River Road Creative.

As a title designer, Adams has worked with many of the great players in the motion picture industry, including Alejandro González Iñárritu and Doug Liman, as well as newcomers like Ryan Coogler, for whom Adams designed/produced the titles and special graphic sequences (cell phone sequences) for Coogler’s Sundance Grand Dramatic winning ‘Fruitvale,” and later Coogler’s follow up hit, ‘Creed.’

After several years in Los Angeles, Richie returned to hometown, Baton Rouge, LA, to form River Road Creative, a boutique live-action studio where he continues to deliver design and related services for film and television as well as directing/producing commercials, which have garnered awards and accolades at most major award competitions, including an EMMY® nomination.

As a film director, Richie’s recent narrative feature ‘Of Mind and Music,’ starring Joaquim De Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis and 2017 Oscar-Nominated Ruth Negga, played the 2014/2015 film festival circuit earning numerous audience and juried awards, as well as a nomination for the Best New Director Award for Adams at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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“I knew someone had to make these glorious sequences at the head of movies.”

“These wonderful openings at the beginning of movies told a story within a story.”

“Some people consider title design to be the pinnacle of graphic design.”

“I try to let the design inform why I’m doing it.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I went from no one returning my phone calls to the biggest film of the year.”

“Title designers are filmmakers.”

“It’s not why do I do this, it’s I’m blessed to do this.”

“When people invest in a product, they are investing in you as a human.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“If you go in trying to anticipate what someone wants, you’ll never win.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“The only way to learn is to make the mistakes.”

“The more you are confronted with discouragement, the more you can challenge yourself to learn more.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I connect to films that are matter of the heart.”

“I’m a student of movies.”

 

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