Category Archives: Prairie Lights Podcast

Prairie Lights Podcast: Bill Hedges, director of DECADES

Episode 10 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

This week, Mark, Lucas and I interview Bill Hedges, director of DECADES and creator of Cosmic Films Studio in Lyons, Nebraska.

You can listen to the previous Prairie Lights episodes on the Archive Page.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

Prairie Lights Podcast: William Fischer, Director of THE GRAVE WHISPERS

Episode 10 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

This week, Mark and I interview William Fischer, director of THE GRAVE WHISPERS, a short film that will be World Premiering at this year’s Prairie Lights Film Festival.

You can listen to the previous Prairie Lights episodes on the Archive Page.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

Episode 9: The Films of the Film Festival and New Announcements!

Episode 9 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

This week, Mark and I go film by film, discussing each of the announced films and also announcing several new World Premieres. Next week we start chatting with the filmmakers!

You can listen to the previous Prairie Lights episodes on the Archive Page.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

Episode 8: The podcast is back as we discuss the 2017 festival!

Episode 8 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

Technology works for us, finally! After a year break, the Prairie Lights Podcast is back. Mat, Mark, and Lucas discuss local projects they’ve been working on, including Mark’s directorial debut MOWER BOY, and dive into what the Prairie Lights Film Festival is all about as well as what people can expect from the 2017 schedule. Check back each week for a new episode!

You can listen to the previous Prairie Lights episodes on the Archive Page.

What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Passes right now for just $10 right now! You get the Free DVD Sampler, discounts at Bonzai, Sin City Grill, Chocolate Bar, and Kinkaider, as well as free popcorn and soda and free entry to the Kinkaider and Bonzai after parties which includes a performance by local band BRINER!

Episode 7: LEXI BASS, director of WAXING and Molly Fosler, star of WAXING

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lexibasspicThis week we have two special guests. Lexi Bass, director of WAXING and her 11 year old star, Molly Fosler! The two discuss working on the film and what goes into making a non-traditional, experimental film here in Nebraska. We also confirm that Nebraska is really, really cold in the winter for filmmaking 🙂

Please visit LexiBass.com for more info on her projects

Get your weekend pass now to see this awesome film, screening Saturday, October 8th at 2:00 pm! you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

And don’t forget, get your tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse Bluray release screening of FLAT WATER TERRORS for this Friday, July 29th! All proceeds of bluray sales are donated to Nebraska film organizations!

Please note that Soundcloud will only show the most recent episodes of the podcast. However, you can listen to the entire Archive by clicking here.

Episode 6: Pete O’Brien, director of THE HOUSE ON PEACH AVENUE

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Episode 6 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

petepicThis week we interview  New York native and recent Nebraska transplant, filmmaker Pete O’Brien, director of THE HOUSE ON PEACH AVENUE, World Premiering on Friday, October 7th, about a wide range of on and off topic subjects. Listen to us be grumpy old men for an extra long episode!

Please visit Visually Hidden for more info on Pete’s projects

In addition, Pete will be participating in a Q&A session about the creation of his film THE HOUSE ON PEACH which is debuting with 4 other films as part of the Flat Water Terrors Volume 2 anthology project! Get your weekend pass now to see this awesome film! you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

Please note that Soundcloud will only show the most recent episodes of the podcast. However, you can listen to the entire Archive by clicking here.

Episode 5 of Prairie Lights Podcast: AJ Oetman, Director of COMMUNITY WATCH and THE WOLF’S ROBE!

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Episode 5 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

AJOetmanThis week we interview local Lincoln filmmaker AJ Oetman about his thoughts on filmmaking and delve into the stories behind the making of COMMUNITY WATCH and THE WOLF’S ROBE, both screening at this year’s PLFF!

Please visit The Wolf’s Robe website for more info!

In addition, AJ will be participating in a Q&A session about his films and COMMUNITY WATCH will be part of the Prairie Lights Sampler disc which will come free with a Weekend Pass to the festival! Not only will you get this rad film, but you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

Please note that Soundcloud will only show the most recent episodes of the podcast. However, you can listen to the entire Archive by clicking here.

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Prairie Lights Podcast Episode 4: Benito Garcia, director of WALK A MILE and SKELETON DANCE

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Episode 4 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

benThis week we interview local writer, FX artist, and Director Benito Garcia about his career in filmmaking. We also go into detail on his two films, WALK A MILE and SKELETON DANCE, both World Premiering at this year’s Prairie Lights Film Festival.

In addition, WALK A MILE will be part of the Prairie Lights Sampler disc which will come free with a Weekend Pass to the festival! Not only will you get this rad film, but you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

Please note that Soundcloud will only show the most recent episodes of the podcast. However, you can listen to the entire Archive by clicking here.d.

Prairie Lights Podcast Episode 2: Christina Marie Leonard

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Episode 2 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

cleonardThis week we interview the super talented Christina Marie Leonard, director, producer, and star of FOOD JUNKIE, a film screening October 8th! We discuss how she got into film, the differences between Nebraska and Los Angeles filmmaking, her recently released webseries LOCH NESS and more!

FOOD JUNKIE will be part of the Prairie Lights Sampler disc which will come free with a Weekend Pass to the festival! Not only will you get this rad film, but you’ll also get free popcorn, soda, discounts to local restaurants, admission to all films and Q&A’s as well as the Bonzai Blowout rock concert Saturday night after the fest! What are you waiting for? Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!

Prairie Lights Podcast Episode 1: What is Prairie Lights?

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Episode 1 of the Prairie Lights Podcast is live! Download the Mp3 here!

Each week, Mat and Josh will discuss the films screening at this year’s festival and do interviews with the filmmakers. For the first show, we explain what the Prairie Lights Film Festival is, what the principles are that it is founded on, and address criticisms and misconceptions that we’ve encountered over the years.

The Flat Water Terrors bluray release will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse July 29th and benefit the Nebraska Independent Film Projects and Eastern Nebraska Film Office organizations!

Pick up your Weekend Pass for just $10 right now!