Rich Ferguson has performed across the country and has been heard on many radio stations, including WBAI in New York City, KCRW and KPFK in Southern California, and World Radio. He has shared the stage with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill, Exene Cervenka, David Thomas of Pere Ubu, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Bob Holman, and many other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New York City International Fringe Festival, The Knitting Factory (NYC & LA), the South by Southwest Music Festival, the North By Northwest Music Festival, Stephen Elliott’s “The Rumpus,” the Henry Miller Library, the Miami International Documentary Film Festival, the Topanga Film Festival, the Electric Lodge (Venice, CA), and Beyond Baroque. In addition, he has performed and lectured at El Camino College, UC Irvine, UC-Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge, the County of Orange Youth Guidance Center Probation Department, and San Pedro High School’s Docs Rock International Documentary Series. He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me (the sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. Ferguson has studied poetry with Allen Ginsberg and fiction writing with Aimee Bender and Sid Stebel. In addition, he has been published in the LA TIMES, spotlighted on PBS (Egg: The Art Show), and was the recent winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. He is a regular contributor and poetry editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown, and his spoken word/music video “All The Times” was screened at the Valley Film Festival in October 2009.
Guest Co Host: Monica Rosales fromDocMiami. “BoardHeads” is a feature length documentary on the fascinating cultures of BoardRiders around the world, and how were all connected. Not only Surfers, but SkateBoarders, SnowBoarders, WindSurfers, WakeBoarders and KiteSurfers…anyone riding ANY board on every conceivable surface is a BoardHead! We all share the stoke of boardriding and that’s what makes us a Global Tribe. Even bodyboarders, sandboarders, skimboarders, skysurfers and gamers are part of the clan. “BoardHeads” features real world shredders and action sports superstars including Kelly Slater, Greg Noll, Tony Hawk, Shaun White, Robby Naish, Kevin Langeree and Shaun Tomson. Its been filmed in DV and Hi-Def over the last six years at hot spots around the world: Hawaii, Aruba, California, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, New Zealand, Italy, France, Switzerland, Dominican Republic, Bonaire and many more awesome locations thanks to the help of a global team of shooters. “BoardHeads” is finally finished and DVDs are available. Please go to the get the gear page so you can get a DVD. If you’d like to support the project… please buy some of their caps or other gear.
Carla Rae Beshaw: Rae has had the pleasure of working with television, film and theatre stars to the likes, Wes Studi, Virginia Madsen, David James Elliot, Marc Vann, Tatanka Means, Tonantzin Carmelo , Michael Spears, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tamara Podemski, Emily Podleski, Maggie Fine, with Directors and Producers such as Award winning Director Lasse Hallstrom, in Fox series “New Amsterdam”, Director, Chris Eyre in PBS award winning docu drama “We Shall Remain”, Director Michael Linn in award winning, Indie Feature Film “Imprint”, Director Julie Ann Robinson, ABC network “Scoundrels”, just to name a few. Carla-Rae is spoken of highly by industry professionals with stellar endorsements such as: “Carla-Rae is not only one of my favorite people, she is also a wildly talented actress. Her energy and craft are only eclipsed by her dignity and beauty. You won’t be disappointed – I promise”, says Director Chris Eyre of SMOKE SIGNALS, EDGE OF AMERICA SKINS, who Directed Carla-Rae in the provocative 5 part PBS American Experience mini series WE SHALL REMAIN Her most recent work has been guest star on the New ABC series “SCOUNDRELS” starring Virginia Madsen and David James Elliot. Carla-Rae was the character of Cahuilla native Mrs. T. who had some great scenes, including one hilarious scene with talented Tatanka Means. Also, she starred in PBS five part mini series “WE SHALL REMAIN” in the role of Susanna Ridge in Episode 3: The Trail of Tears. Also, in HBO TV film “Taking Chance” starring Kevin Bacon as Lt Michael Strobel. Fox TV series “New Amsterdam” in the pilot episode as the Native Lenape Medicine Woman and in Independent Feature Film, “IMPRINT’ as Rebecca Stonefeather, the supporting lead. “IMPRINT”is available on DVD.
My Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.ORG The organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide. “BURMA: AN INDICTMENT” -PART II
Watching the film and seeing the extent of the suffering, one can only begin to grasp the level of greed and corruption employed by the military regime’s control. “It’s a real shame. Burma has the largest reserves of gas in Southeast Asia—she’s rich in rubies and jadeite, but Burma is the poorest country outside of Africa. Senior General Than Shwe and his cohorts are plundering Burma’s wealth for themselves.” The film coherently explains the historical background of how Burma was a peaceful democracy after gaining independence from Britain following World War II. However, in 1962, a military general staged a coup and established the ruling junta, effectively ending freedom and legitimate democracy in the country. “Every time Burma’s people and clergy march in the street seeking democracy, freedom, and human rights, they get gunned down. The junta doesn’t care if they shoot thousands and thousands of people dead. They’ve done it before; they’ll do it again. The people know it. They’re living in fear. They’re terrified.”
Join us this Sunday and learn much more about my guest Lucio who has performed alongside many great artists including Marc Anthony, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Kelly, The Pointer Sisters, Tommy Tune, Susan Lucci, Shirley Verrett, Lupita Ferrer, and Lorna Luft. He has performed at many of the world’s finest theatres including Lincoln Center in New York City, the Chatelet in Paris, and the Berlin Opera House. His appearances on many television shows include a recurring role as an “orderly” on the daytime series ALL MY CHILDREN, and most recently on the Emmy Award winning show 30 ROCK on NBC. Presently, he is the host of the television show LIVE ON STAGE on CABLEVISION and COMCAST. Lucio has appeared in many television and radio commercials for products such as Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Sprite, Panasonic, Kudos, etc. Lucio is the author of two poetry books, two children’s books, and a dozen plays. He has directed, choreographed, and produced many shows, from big musicals to one-character plays, from children’s performances to benefit concerts. His comedy TILL DEATH DO US PART premiered at The Grace Theatre in 2001. His original production, HAVANA MOON, The Musical played to a sold-out audience at Newark Symphony Hall, then at the Park Performing Arts Center, with plans for a NYC run. Recently Lucio starred in the lavish Vegas-style revue VEGAS VEGAS VEGAS; the musical comedy TANGO IDA Y VUELTA, and NOCHE EN TROPICANA.
My Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DOCMIAMI.ORG The organization is dedicated to promoting the best that documentary film making has to offer worldwide.
“BURMA: AN INDICTMENT” – Watching the film and seeing the extent of the suffering, one can only begin to grasp the level of greed and corruption employed by the military regime’s control.
“It’s a real shame. Burma has the largest reserves of gas in Southeast Asia—she’s rich in rubies and jadeite, but Burma is the poorest country outside of Africa. Senior General Than Shwe and his cohorts are plundering Burma’s wealth for themselves.” The film coherently explains the historical background of how Burma was a peaceful democracy after gaining independence from Britain following World War II. However, in 1962, a military general staged a coup and established the ruling junta, effectively ending freedom and legitimate democracy in the country. “Every time Burma’s people and clergy march in the street seeking democracy, freedom, and human rights, they get gunned down. The junta doesn’t care if they shoot thousands and thousands of people dead. They’ve done it before; they’ll do it again. The people know it. They’re living in fear. They’re terrified.”
After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. He ran in spite of freezing rain and unbearable heat, in spite of chest pains and bone fractures that wracked his 57-year-old body. He just kept running – each day, every day – strengthening an unbreakable bond between father and son— not stopping until he broke the finish line tape in Atlanta. MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it’s a film about the daily marathons we all run in life. MY RUN has teamed up Lance Armstrong’s Foundation LIVESTRONG, ACTIVE.com, Life Time Fitness and others for its 2011 theatrical and DVD release. The film’s message is to be somebody’s hero and Audiences can “Be Somebody’s Hero” by purchasing a ticket to MY RUN, because a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to LIVESTRONG to fight cancer.
The Garden State Film Festival was born in 2002 after a chance encounter in a Sea Girt, NJ Grocery store by 25 year film industry veteran Diane Raver and the well known Hollywood actor Robert Pastorelli. Through his deep ties to Hollywood, Mr. Pastorelli and Ms. Raver were able to bring an all encompassing event to the State of New Jersey. Since that time, industry notables such as Glenn Close, Frank Vincent, Batman producer Michael Uslan, Austin Pendleton, Kurtwood Smith, James Gandolfini, Budd Schulberg and others have lent their support. Our event is held on an annual basis in the spring of each year at the Paramount Theater/Convention Hall complex, in Asbury Park, New Jersey and surrounding areas. Actor & Director Tommy Colavito “West of Brooklyn” takes us on a heartfelt and often humorous journey from Brooklyn, New York to Hollywood, California. “Sebi” is a young Italian American man, a simple street kid and a secret beat poet, who after the death of his mother escapes Brooklyn to join his crew of friends who recently relocated to L.A. These colorful characters from New York are truly fish out of water in L.A. and Sebi longs to find a place he can feel at home. Sebi’s friends, a beautiful rich girl from Beverly Hills named “Matty”, and his idol, a famous Bronx poet named “Gaetano D’Amico” bring Sebi face to face with his identity and help him find the courage to be exactly who he was all along. Written by Ronnie Marmo “Limbo Lounge” When a con man (Silas) unexpectedly dies during a scam, he is forced to spend a little time in Limbo. There, he encounters his old girlfriend (Anya) who offers him a fast-track to the ‘good life’ in the upper management of Hell. But in order to “earn his horns”, Silas must corrupt the soul of an innocent person (Jules) back in the real world.