Exclusive Interview with Manifest star Curtiss Cook

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Tai Freligh chats with Manifest star Curtiss Cook… An actor who began his career struggling on Broadway as a single father of three children, Curtiss Cook is now best known for projects including Arbitrage, TheInterpreter and Shutter Island, along with roles in series such as Netflix’s House ofCards, Luke Cage and Narcos. Curtiss can currently be seen on FX’s Mayans M.C., NBC’s Manifest and the second season of Showtime’s The Chi. Curtiss took time out to chat with Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about his upcoming projects. Talk about your character on Mayans M.C. Hey guys, thank you for the interview! My character on Mayans M.C. is named Larry Bowen, he’s a family man with a wife and two kids living in southern California. He works for the government and is trying to make a difference in this country, for this country and for people of color. He’s learned over the years that one of the…
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Karen Strassman on Preacher, The Purge and The Onania Club

Karen Strassman on Preacher, The Purge and The Onania Club

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Tai Freligh interviews Karen Strassman from Preacher… Karen Strassman is a veteran television actress and voiceover artist who can currently be seen with a recurring guest role as “Dr. Slotnick” on the hit AMC series Preacher. She has guest-starred on the popular TV shows Silicon Valley, Workaholics, Weeds, and Criminal Minds to name just a few.  She was also the Newscaster in the cult classic The Purge and has lent her voice to many notable video games including Call of Duty: WWII, Halo Wars 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, and most recently World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.  She will next be seen in the psychological horror film, The Onania Club from Tom Six.  Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Karen Strassman to talk Preacher, The Purge and her many VO and acting appearances. Questions: Talk about your character in Preacher. How much was on the…
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Interviews: Wallis Day, Shaun Sipos and Cameron Welsh talk SyFy’s Krypton at Comic-Con

Interviews: Wallis Day, Shaun Sipos and Cameron Welsh talk SyFy’s Krypton at Comic-Con

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Tai Freligh participated in roundtable interviews of cast and crew from SyFy’s Krypton… Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos.  Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with cast and crew from the show at San Diego Comic-Con for roundtable interviews. Cameron Welsh, Executive Producer and Showrunner Shaun Sipos, plays “Adam Strange” Wallis Day, plays “Nyssa-Vex” Based on DC characters, Krypton is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy). Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead) will serve as executive producer and showrunner.  It can be…
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Exclusive Interview with Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

Exclusive Interview with Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

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Tai Freligh interviews Maceo Smedley from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger… Maceo Smedley is an 11-year-old actor from Texas, whose acting career is skyrocketing into the Marvel Universe. The versatile young actor previously played the series regular role of a young slave named James in WGN America’s Civil War series Underground (with Executive Producer John Legend) about the Underground Railroad, appeared on NBC’s hit medical drama series The Night Shift. Currently, Maceo Smedley can be seen as Young Tyrone (a.k.a. Young Cloak) in Marvel’s new TV series Cloak and Dagger, (starring Olivia Holt and Aubrey Joseph), airing on Freeform on June 7th. He’ll also be seen in Netflix’s All About the Washington’s premiering August 10th.  He spoke with Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh. What got you into acting in the first place? It was really just something my parents were…
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Exclusive Interview – Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

Exclusive Interview – Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch

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Tai Freligh interviews Ingrid Rogers from Amazon’s Bosch… Ingrid Rogers is no stranger to hard work, with an extensive history of accomplishments as a seasoned actress. All her hard work and dedication has led up to her current role in Amazon’s Bosch. With Bosch’s release of Season 4 on April 11th, and Season 5 already green-lit there is no sign of Ingrid slowing down in the future. After finding her passion for acting in high school Ingrid began her pursuit in the entertainment world. Her hard work paid off with her break out role in the daytime drama, All My Children. From there she went on to work with pronounced directors including, Woody Allen and Joel Schumacher. Additionally, Ingrid has worked with Brian DePalma, who directed her in her starring role opposite Al…
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Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

Exclusive: Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson on Cobra Kai

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Tai Freligh interviews the composers behind Cobra Kai on YouTube Red… Composers Leo Birenberg and Zach Robinson utilized a 70-piece orchestra, as well as choruses of electric guitars and retro-synthesizers, to create a score for the Karate Kid follow up show on YouTube Red, Cobra Kai, that combines the motifs of the original with their own modern sensibilities. Cobra Kai stars William Zabka and Ralph Macchio, who are reprising their roles from the films. The series takes place thirty-four years after the original film and follows the reopening of the Cobra Kai karate dojo by Johnny Lawrence and the rekindling of his old rivalry with Daniel LaRusso. Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Leo and Zach to chat about the music of Cobra Kai. What was your approach to updating the music for the show?…
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Exclusive interview with VFX Studio Phosphene FX

Exclusive interview with VFX Studio Phosphene FX

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Tai Freligh interviews Phosphene FX… Phosphene FX is the visual effects team behind The Looming Tower, Hulu’s 10-episode adaptation of Lawrence Wright’s 2006 book that tells the controversial story of the rivalry between the CIA and FBI during the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda that inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.  They are responsible for the visual storytelling of many films and television series, including The Greatest Showman, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire and The Deuce, to name a few.  Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh caught up with the Phosphene FX team to talk about The Looming Tower, The Greatest Showman, and more. Questions: AR- Aaron Raff, Visual Effects Supervisor SW- Steven Weigle, Visual Effects Producer JB- John Bair, CCO and Senior Visual Effects…
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WonderCon Interviews with behind-the-scenes crew of Marvel Television Shows

WonderCon Interviews with behind-the-scenes crew of Marvel Television Shows

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On the last day of WonderCon 2018, fans gathered to hear the secrets of superheroes in the “Behind Hollywood’s Hottest Heroes with TV and Film’s Top Creatives” panel. The conversation included costume designer Ruth Carter (Black Panther), composer Jeff Russo (Star Trek: Discovery, Legion), makeup designer Sarit Klein (The Defenders, Daredevil), composer Sean Callery (Jessica Jones, 24), and costume designer Stephanie Maslansky (Luke Cage, The Defenders), and composer Siddhartha Khosla (Runaways, This is Us). The panel was moderated by fan-favorite talent Ariela Barer (Runaways) and Emily Coutts (Star Trek: Discovery) Afterwards, Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh got the chance to interview some of these folks as part of round table interviews and ask them about their work on the various Marvel shows as well as their other work in the industry. Watch the interview with panel moderators Emily Coutts…
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First Impressions: Jessica Jones Season 2 is an Intriguing Slow Burn

First Impressions: Jessica Jones Season 2 is an Intriguing Slow Burn

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Tai Freligh reviews the first five episodes of Jessica Jones Season 2… When Netflix offered up the first five episodes of Jessica Jones Season 2 for media review, I jumped on the chance.  I’m a sucker for all the Marvel shows on Netflix and have watched every single one (and yes, that includes the much maligned Iron Fist).  Jessica Jones was not the first superhero show that Marvel aired on Netflix, but it was close (second only to Daredevil).  It was a different beast.  All the Marvel heroes are reluctant to some extent, but Jessica took it to a whole new level of indifference.  Dark and brooding, angry and alcoholic, Jessica Jones tried to stay in the shadows, running her little detective agency, Alias.  The events of the first season and the very public and brutal…
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Exclusive Interview – Lisa Linke on This Is Us and Successful People

Exclusive Interview – Lisa Linke on This Is Us and Successful People

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Tai Freligh interviews Lisa Linke from This Is Us…. Lisa Linke is known for her series regular role on Successful People, a comedic web series about a songwriting duo struggling to make it big surrounded by a world full of successful people. The show is streaming now on Amazon Prime. She has also lent her talent to a variety of hit television shows including a recurring on Teachers as well as appearances on Black-ish, ModernFamily, Shameless, and most recently This Is Us. She has upcoming appearances on the hit Netflix show LOVE and Disney’s Bunk’d. Tai Freligh from Flickering Myth interviewed her about her shows and upcoming projects. Having done mainstream television acting, how is doing a web-series different in terms of production and process? What a great question! It is very different – for most people. There are afew web series that have huge production values, so…
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