Join me as I interview Christopher Breakwell, President/CEO of 31st Street Studios located in the historic Strip District of Pittsburgh, PA! People are calling us the Hollywood of the East, and no wonder with films like, Fault Of Our Stars, Jack Reacher, The Last Witch Hunter, Concussion, The Dark Knight, and the just wrapped American Pastoral. All of these films have one thing in common, they all were produced at 31st Street Studios.
Take a walk with me as I explore the sound stages, chat with Chris about all things cinema, and find out what I myself want to know. Questions like, what the process of a movie is from script to the silver screen, how many jobs this company is offering to our city, what locations are great shots, and where the future of film is headed in Pittsburgh. 31st Street Studios just released The Outsiders , and that is the set I got to see while visiting. Super interesting. My friend Dana over at The Church recorded some of the music for it, so it really IS all happening here, and how cool is that. I can't wait to find out what the big project is that's coming in 2016. As of right now it is hush, hush. Thanks Chris!
Soon Marta On The Move is heading to Portugal on my next solo volunteer project to help build houses for the homeless and dive to clean up our reefs, BUT she will be back stateside at the end of March, to look forward to these episode releases coming up!
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Hi Marta On The Move listeners! This is my 50th episode, how time flies! Want to celebrate with me? Awesome, because I have a great episode for you all!
Stage and Screen actor Patrick Wilson joins Marta On The Move with composer and musical director Thomas Douglas. Patrick has starred in many shows, and is known for his film work in Angels In America, The Watchmen, Little Children, Hard Candy, along with his hit show Fargo. He is back in Pittsburgh at his old Alma Mater, Carnegie Mellon to direct The Full Monty at the Phillip Chosky Theater for the CMU School of Drama. Patrick himself starred in The Full Monty on Broadway and was nominated for a Tony for his role in the show. Thomas Douglas is the musical director for The Full Monty. He also takes the titles of Director of Opera Studies, Director of Choral activities, a leading composer, Artistic Director of the Bach Choir, and director of over 200 performances here and abroad.
I was nervous as all get out for this interview, and could not wait to sit down with both of these exceptionally talented men. Patrick was extremely honest, humble, and hilarious, as was Thomas. We even got a little singing going on. What a great time talking about the show, their musical backgrounds, movies, travel, hobbies -you name it!
Patrick, Thomas, a huge thank you goes out. From me to you both, for taking the time out of your busy schedules. They were even running late for dress rehearsal!!! I am so honored, and I cannot wait to see the show next Saturday with these wonderfully talented kids! Our city puts out the best there is, and I am so proud to be a small part of that. Get your tickets to see the show here. it runs until the 27th of this month.
Speaking of films, next week is the release with CEO/President Chris Breakwell from 31st Street Studios here in Pittsburgh!!! They are calling us the "Hollywood of the east" let's see shall we? Hopefully we can convince Patrick to shoot a movie in our city at some point in the future, while wearing his new MOTM shirt! ;)
Travel News! Marta is on the move again! This time she is headed to Portugal to help build houses for the homeless, and scuba dive to clean up the reefs out there. She will be back mid March, but don't worry, new episodes will be released on schedule! Follow along in her travels! #martaonthemove
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Matthew Preston- From Pittsburgh to New York and 5 Dias Movie.
My friend Matthew Preston was coming through Pittsburgh for the holidays, and I wanted to chat him up about his new movie, 5 Dias! Matthew moved from Pittsburgh to New York, and I had a ton of questions for him about the difference between the two for an actor. We also chat about the Pittsburgh film scene, what it is like to live in New York, and a ton of other fun things. Tune in, and don't forget to check out his film!