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GRFF 36 Hour Film Challenge, Stories from Michigan Teams (Don't Miss Friday Night!!!)

The Magic Hour
February 21, 2019 8:00 PM

51454218_167885367428212_926002460915400704_nFor the third episode of Michael McCallum of Rebel Pictures' new program "The Magic Hour", he chose to catch up with several Michigan residents who earlier in February 2019, participated in the GRFF 26 Hour Film Challenge. 

Be sure to check out the six segments of audio podcasts shared below, and if you're seeing this in time come out to Grand Rapids Friday night February 22nd. 

Here's your digest run-down of the discussions, Please click on the SoundCloud PodCast shared below to HEAR this episode.

1) Host Michael McCallum introduces Don Cochran and Randall Nolin who recently made a film for the GRFF 36 Hour Film Challenge. McCallum promotes the Fri., Feb. 22nd event of the Screening/Awards Ceremony/After party at the Wealthy Theatre and they talk about their backgrounds in film and how they became a team for the Challenge. 
 
2) Host Michael McCallum continues the conversation with Don Cochran and Randall Nolin and they discuss what their film is about, experiences of making the film in only 36 hours and why folks should come to support this event on Feb. 22nd. 
 
3) Host Michael McCallum introduces guests Dominic Natoli, Dan Kofoed and Midori Ivy. They talk about their backgrounds in film and how Dominic worked with his team for the Challenge and how Dan and Midori made their own team for the Challenge. 
 
4) Host Michael McCallum continues conversation with guests Dominic Natoli, Dan Kofoed and Midori Ivy. They discuss what their films are about, experiences of making the film in only 36 hours and why folks should come to see the finished films and support this event on Feb. 22nd. 
 
5) Host Michael McCallum introduces guests Ben McCarthy, Laura Reiner and Andrew Reiner. They talk about their backgrounds in film and how they became a team for the Challenge again this year after competing in last year's Challenge. 
 
6) Host Michael McCallum continues conversation with guests Ben McCarthy, Laura Reiner and Andrew Reiner. They discuss the differences in this year's Challenge with McCallum as the NEW Director for the event and what their film is about, experiences of making the film in only 36 hours and why folks should come to support this event on Feb. 22nd in Grand Rapids Michigan. 
 
After you've given these segments a listen, check out the guest's bios below.


dc-1Don Cochran was born in Logansport, Indiana to the parents of George and Diana Cochran. He has two siblings, Scott and Shanda. Don grew up in a family with a strong passion for music. His father was an accomplished trumpet player at a young age thus passing on his passion and love for music to his children. In Don's teenage years he sang in Gospel quartets with his father. This passion for music led Don into venturing on stage performing in many musical theater productions. His first play was the musical Oliver at Lansing Everett High School where he played Bill Sikes. At Cornerstone University he studied musical performance and starred in Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. After college he joined the Army and continued performing. In the Nashville, Tennessee area he co-starred in Children of a lessor god. He continued to study acting at Lansing Community College and The Actors Workshop in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Don is owner of Cochran Entertainment which provides DJ/KJ Services and performance shows. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1023789/  Don Cochran - IMDb Don Cochran, Actor: Silver Platter. Don Cochran was born in Logansport, Indiana to the parents of George and Diana Cochran. He has two siblings, Scott and Shanda. Don grew up in a family with a strong passion for music. His father was an accomplished trumpet player at a young age thus passing on his passion and love for music to his children. www.imdb.com 

rnAlso from Team Mung Boih  for the Grand Rapids Film Festival 36 Hour Challenge; 
Randall Nolin is a Creative Services Producer for WLNS TV 6 the CBS affiliate in Lansing, MI. An alumni of Michigan State University.

I work primarily in the production of broadcast commercials, PSA’s, digital media, along with station promotions and special projects.

I was the Producer of the Mid-Michigan Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, have worked on many sports broadcasts for Comcast Sports and have been involved in freelance flim and video productions. I have many years experience as a Producer, Director, Writer, Videographer, Cinematographer and Photographer.

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Dominic Natoli is a coming up video editor from the Lansing Michigan area. Dominic recently graduated from Lansing Community College and is the editor for “The Night in the Life of a Vroom Driver”, “The Black Button”, and “No Smoking”. He’s also a proud Star Wars prequel fan.

 

 

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Dan Kofoed is an independent filmmaker in Lansing's REO Town. He is a recovering academic, owner of Exposure Film Foundry, and Director of the Threadbare Mitten Film Festival, now in it's third year.

 

 

 

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Midori Ivy. University of Michigan honors graduate in Visual Communication. Puke connoisseur and toy collector. Acted a few times, was always cold.
 
 
 
 
 
Team Carnage:
Ben (2)
 
Ben McCarthy has been making short videos and films since his days in high school. He currently has an MBA and works as a Process Engineer at an Automotive Die Stamping company. So film making is a hobby or more of a passion for him. He participated in the 36 Hour Challenge last year. Recently, he participated in the 36 hour challenge and had a blast. Currently, he is working on developing a short film for GRFF 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
Laura (2)
 
 
Laura Reiner was a former art student and has a burning passion for photography. She has a Psychology degree and serves as the Assistant Director of Kids Healing Kids which received the Points of Light reward from the President. Recently, she participated in the 36 Hour Challenge and is currently working to develop a short film for the GRFF 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew (2)
 
 
Andrew Reiner has always had a passion for filming. He hand built a crane for filming and has a keen eye for cinematography. Professionally he is a Supplier Quality Engineer for an automotive die stamping company. Last year he participated in the 36 Hour Challenge and this year he did it again. Currently, he is helping develop a short film intended for GRFF 2019.

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