So Here's What Happened
Carolyn Talks 'This Place' with Composer Kalasian Kalaichelvan for TIFF 2022
I had a great time chatting with Toronto-based musician and composer Kalaisan Kalaichelvan about his slightly unorthodox career path which lead to him working on This Place, the queer love story about romance, cultural identity and finding belonging.Having it's world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, This Place was directed by V.T. Nayani, and co-written with Golshan Abdmoulaie and Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs who also stars as one of the film's lead actresses, The film carefully explores the interconnection between cultural identity of different ethnic communities such as Tamil, Mohawk, Iranian, and through the use of music, Kalaisan explores the differences and similarities that are relatable to people in a multi-cultural society like Toronto.Visit Kalaisan's Intagram page and website to learn more about his work:https://www.instagram.com/kalaisan13/www.kalaisanmusic.comYou can read my interview with V.T. and lead actress Priya Guns, published in the Toronto Star.Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @CarrieCnh12, and look for the hashtag #SHWHTIFF22 for info about my TIFF22 festival coverage.
Carolyn Talks 'The Hotel' with Director Wang Xiaoshuai at TIFF 2022
The Toronto International Film Festival celebrated its return to fully in-person festivities, and Carolyn had a great time screening interesting and thought-provoking films such as The Hotel, by Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai, starring Ning Yuanyuan, Ye Du, Qu Ying and Huang Xiaolei.In this episode, Carolyn spoke to Wang about the way his film uses minimal aesthetics to create an atmosphere of loneliness and isolation for his characters, that any viewer would relate to, as the film portrays how being in lockdown is a universal phenomenon any viewer can relate to in this day and age.Lead by Ning Yuanyuan in her debut lead role as Sova, a 19-year-old struggling to come to terms with a rapidly changing world, The Hotel is from her perspective as she prepares to become 2O, the hotel is intriguing with an ending that'll make you gasp.Follow Carolyn on Twitter and Instagram @CarrieCnh12
Carolyn Talks 'Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul' with Cinematographer Alan Gwisdowski
In this episode of Carolyn Talks..., I chat with Cinematographer Alan Gwisdowski about filming two films, and three stories in one with his new project HONK FOR JESUS. SAVE YOUR SOUL the satire and faux documentary feature by Adamme Ebo, starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown. The film is available for streaming on Peacock TV.Follow me on Twitter and Instagram at: @CarrieCnh12My live-tweet hashtags #DramasWithCarrie #SaturdayNightSciFi Published work: https://authory.com/CarolynHinds?mode=visitorPodcasts - So Here's What Happened!, Beyond The Romance, Carolyn Talks...: ButWhyThoPodcast.com, Acast, iHeartRadio, Callin, and other podcast streaming platforms.Beyond The Romance RSS:Feedhttps://feeds.acast.com/public/shows/5f98cd3aa4e77f017fac3774
So Here's What Happened in June & July, 2022 - Episode #34
It's been a minute since our last episode, but LaNeysha and I have great new manga, films and TV shows that we enjoyed this past June and July, and and shared our thoughts on what we watched and read.Book: Chainsaw Man by manga creator Tatsuki FujimotoTV Shows: Power Book III: Raising Kanan, on STARZ NetworkFilms: Rise of The Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesNext Sohee by writer and director July Jung Alienoid by writer and director Choi Dong-hoon, available on WELL Go USAFollow Carolyn on Twitter and Instagram at @CarrieCnh12, and follow LaNeysha on Twitter and Instagram @NeyshaPlaysSpecial Delivery by writer and director Park Dae-min, available on WELL Go USA
Fantasia Fest 2022 - Carolyn Talks 'Next Sohee' with Writer and Director July Jung
In this episode Carolyn speak with South Korean writer and director July Jung about her newest drama, Next Sohee, which screened at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.Based on real events, Next Sohee stars Kim Si-eun as a high school student who makes a devastating decision due to feeling emotionally abandoned by the very people who should have her best interests at heart. Co-starring with Kim, is veteran actress Bae Doo-na as a detective who meets constant road block when no one else seems to share her anger and frustrations about the circumstances that lead to So-hee's death.Follow Carolyn on Twitter and Instagram @Carriecnh12, and her YouTube channel under her name, Carolyn Hinds, for more interviews.
Fantasia Fest 2022 - Carolyn Talks 'The Harbinger' with Writer and Director Andy Mitton
In this episode of Carolyn Talks..., I speak with writer, director, editor and composer Andy Mitton, about his film The Harbinger, which premiered at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. Starring Gabby Beans and Emily Davis as two friends caught in a waking nightmare, as the fear of the unknown experienced by the whole world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitton, Beans and Davis do a great job portraying the fear and anxiety of these uncertain times, that many will find relatable. Almost eerily so.
Fantasia Fest 2022 - Carolyn Talks 'Red Shoes' with Director Tochiro Saiga
In this episode of Carolyn Talks..., she speaks with director Tochiro Saga about his new sports drama Red Shoes, which had its world premiere at the 2022 Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.Written by Shinya Hokimoto and Kyoko Uesugi, Red Shoes focuses on former Fly Weight boxing prodigy Manami Ota (Aya Asahina, Alice in Boderland)) who can't seem to win as she tries to make a comeback in the ring, and as a single mother to her young daughter Emi.
So Here's What Happened in April & May - Episode #33
So Here's What Happened!, took a bit of a break and missed April, but we're back! In this new episode of the podcast, Carolyn and LaNeysha share their thoughts on what they read and watched during the months of April and May.Book/WebToonThe Evening Hero by Marie Myung-Ok LeeMorgana and Oz by Miyuli.TVThe Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - AppleTV+Love Death & Robots - NetflixStranger Things season 3 - NetflixFilmDoctor Strange Multiverse of Madness
So Here's What Happened in March - Episode #32
For this episode of So Here's What Happened! Podcast reviews of what to read and watch, Carolyn and LaNeysha chat about their favorite reads and watches, and not so favorite watches (*ahem* Morbius), of March.LaNeysha's PicksBooks: Lupin The 3rd : Castle of Cagliostro, The - Complete Storyboards by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli TankobonTV : Kotatro Lives Alone (Netflix)Movie: MorbiusCarolyn's PicksBooks: DC's Nubia & The Amazons by Stephanie Williams, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Dark Blood comic by LaToya MorganTV : Pachinko (AppleTV+), Bel-Air (Peacock)Movie : SpiritwalkerFollow the SHWH Pod hosts on Twitter and Instagram at @NeyshaPlays, and @Carriecnh12