• Adam Fendelman Film Critic

    Founder and Editor of HollywoodChicago

  • Adam Kempenaar Podcaster - Filmspotting

    co-founded Filmspotting in March 2005 and is the show’s host and executive producer

  • Alcohollywood Podcasters

    Your source for cinebriation! Combining mixology and drinking rules with the fine art of film.

  • Alex Goldman Podcaster - Reply All

    One half of the famous Reply All Podcast

  • Alexandre Philippe Director of The People Vs. George Lucas

    Alexandre has directed several narrative and documentary shorts, including LEFT, THE SPOT and INSIDE, which screened at over 70 international film festivals, and won a slew of awards.

  • Alice & Rabbit – Through the Liquor Glass Bloggers - Mixologists

    Two young Chicago ladies take on the art of cocktail making, imbibing, culinary techniques, recipes, discoveries, experiments and various adventures.

  • Andrew Morgan Filmmaker

    a Founder of  Little Cabin Films Inc. video production company in Chicago. Creators of documentary @vanninmovie

  • Beckie Stocchetti Kartemquin Films

    Prior to Kartemquin, Beckie worked as the Program Director of Chicago Filmmakers, a non-profit film services organization in Andersonville, initiating advanced educational workshops and panels to film and media makers in Chicago.

  • Brant McCrea Co-writer, Composer, Production Designer - Chicago Rot

    Brant McCrea is a multimedia artist from the Midwest and the creator of Chicago Rot. Centered in Chicago for the last 20 years, he has worked as a visual artist, is a musician, and is a founding partner of Rot Studios.

  • Brent Kado Founder - Chicago Comedy Film Fest

    filmmaker, academic, screenwriter

  • Brian Babylon Comedian / Producer

    Multi talented, chicago native, Brian babylon is a stand-up comic, radio host and self-proclaimed “Prince of Bronzeville,” and eight-year veteran of Chicago Public Media.

  • Brian Depetris & Mickey Fisher Writers - The Winter King

    Micky Fisher and Brian Depetris have a script out read as an “earmovie” from Franklin Leonard and the fine folks over at The Black List Table Reads entitled The Winter King

  • Brian Galati Restaurant / Bar Owner

    Owner Capacity Bar Group from Chicago! Headquarters Beercade River North/Lakeview

  • Brian Tallerico Chicago Film Critics Association

    Chicago Film Critics Association Vice Pres., Managing Editor at RogerEbert.com , Producer Chicago Critics Film Festival

  • Bruce Boxleitner Actor, Writer

    Bruce Boxleitner is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his roles in Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Babylon 5, and Tron.

  • Caleb Pike Podcaster - DSLR Shooter

    Caleb started DSLR Video Shooter where he podcasts, writes reviews, and shares tools and techniques for filmmakers.

  • Cara Carriveau Broadcaster - Radio Personality

    Find Cara all over the airwaves!

  • Carrie Hunter President - Women In Film Chicago

    Carrie made her way to Chicago 15 years ago to join the incredible theater and improv groups the city has to offer. From performing, directing, set and costume design to theater management she grew her belief that small boxes breed fierce imaginatio

  • Charles Huddleston Director

    Filmmaker and Director of Blue

  • Charles Klein Filmmaker

    Our First ever guest, and good friend of the show! Dad, 9-5er, micro budget filmmaker. Co-founder of Indie Incubator Film Fest

  • Chloe Dykstra Media Personality

    Chloe Frances Dykstra is an actress and model. She produces and co-hosts a web series Just Cos for the Nerdist Industries’ YouTube channel and is a cast member of the SyFy show Heroes of Cosplay

  • Christine DeSousa Illinois Restaurant Association

    Member Relations for the IL Restaurant Association- Lover of: house music, rock n roll, Tito’s Vodka, Indian food, traveling the world, and animals

  • Chuck Bryant Podcaster - Stuff You Should Know

    Co-hosts the Stuff You Should Know podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work.

  • Colt Cabana Pro Wrestler, Comedian, Podcaster

    Scott Colton is an American professional wrestler and podcaster better known by his ring name Colt Cabana. He is best known for his time in Ring of Honor and currently works most notably for Global Force Wrestling.

  • Cris Macht Filmmaker/Documentarian

    A graduate from Columbia College, Cris started his entertainment career in the Music Business as a talent buyer and production manager. His 1st 2 documentaries focus on his passion and love of Star Wars.

  • Darren Dean Producer - Tangerine

    Darren Dean was born on February 2, 1966 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Tangerine (2015), Prince of Broadway (2008) and Unspeakable (2014).

  • Dave Canfield Film Critic

    Director of Fans For Living a fan based educational outreach, a longtime writer for Twitch Film, and a member of the Chicago Film Critics Association

  • DAVID J. FOWLIE Film Critic

    film enthusiast. editor-in-chief. film critic. illustrator. searching for that perfect falafel.

  • David Plummer Producer - At The Movies / Windy City Live

    David appears weekly on Windy City LIVE! on ABC 7 Chicago. He was Executive Producer of the nationally syndicated “At the Movies,” where he worked with well-known film critics Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper.

  • Derek Hambree Author, Filmmaker

    Sr. Real Time Trader w/PNM, Author, Producer, Father, Husband, Carpe Diem!!

  • Donny Rodriguez Comedy Writer / Actor

    Film, humor & music typoist. Sketch comedy instructor @TNM_Austin. Former basketball & emo lyrics scribe.

  • Dorian Weinzimmer Director - Chicago Rot

    Being the byproduct of a logic-oriented cinephile and a surrealist painter, 25 years seems like a long time to take to finally glean that one might be genetically predisposed towards filmmaking.

  • Dwight Cleveland Movie Poster Collector

    Over three decades, I have handpicked over 11,000 movie posters. The collection has been appraised for $3.5M and I am looking to sell it as one lot.

  • Edwin Avaness Filmmaker

    After co-producing his first feature film, My Dark Days (2001), at Bearsmouth Entertainment, Mr. Avaness joined J F Productions where he oversaw all aspects of productions for the company

  • Eliaz Rodriguez ENGINEER - CO-HOST (#130-PRESENT)

    “Kids these days don’t know the difference between ‘your, you’re and ur.’” -Eliaz Rodriguez

  • Eugene Park Director

    Founder and Director of Full Spectrum Features NFP, a not-for-profit film company based in the windiest city in the world

  • Frank T. Ziede Director

    Independent filmmaker Frank T. Ziede is well known as a multi-faceted actor, writer, producer and short film director

  • Franklin Leonard CEO - The Blacklist

    Founder & CEO of @theblcklst; Host of @earmovies; Story, politics, and football (soccer) fan.

  • Hallie Jordan Actress

    her introductory role in the independent thriller feature film “The Girl,” starring Michael Biehn(Terminator, Aliens) and Tia Carrere (True Lies, Wayne’s World), released in 2014.

  • Hammervision Media Review/Blog Team

    The power couple John and Julie Hammerle have been watching movies together since Face/Off was in the theaters. They are the creative force behind the Hammervison blog

  • J. Anthony Kosar
    J. Anthony Kosar SFX Makeup Artist

    FACE OFF 4 Champ, AwardWinning Illustrator, Sculptor, MakeUpFX Artist, Curator: http://www.kosartgalley.com, FX Educator: http://www.KosartAtelier.com

  • James D’Amato Podcaster - One Shot

    Frequent guest. Co-creator of the ONE SHOT Podcast. Giving every RPG a shot one, adventure at a time.

  • Jamie Campbell Comedian/Podcaster

    Professional Idiot. Host ofGet my comedy album, Tell Me You’re Proud of Me, at

  • Jean De St. Aubin Executive Director -Gene Siskel Film Center

    Executive Director, Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute. Culture vulture, intrepid traveler, and Chicago loyalist.

  • Jeff Arcuri Stand Up Comedian

    Chicago-based comedian, producer, and hugger.

  • Jen Bosworth Media Personality, Writer, Performer

    an alumnus of The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her numerous acting credits include the popular 90’s television series ER and Early Edition and a starring role in a Steppenwolf Theatre Company production ofThe House on Mango Street.

  • Jensen Karp Rapper, Podcaster, Writer

    Rapper, art dealer, podcaster, writer, polymath, Jensen Karp. Host of popular podcast Get Up On This that has been on both the Smod and EarWolf networks.

  • Jessica Hardy Artistic Director and Founder - Chicago Comedy Film Fest

    Chicago Comedy Film Festival is committed to bringing independent comedy to the screen.

  • Jimmy Greenfield ChicagoNow Community Manager

    My job: ChicagoNow Community Manager; My book: http://amzn.to/HEvCPs My drink: Any IPA; My hair: Gone; My fate: I’m biodegradable.

  • John Laflamboy Haunted House Owner / Filmmaker

    John LaFlamboy is an actor and producer, known for The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue (2013), Starving Artist Beatdown (2014) and The Sad Cafe (2011)

  • John Siuntres Broadcaster

    Word Balloon Podcast host,and Chicago radio producer-host, a voice in the air

  • John Yost Filmmaker

    filmmaker and multimedia artist. His work includes images from around the world, short films, and narrative features, including his 2009 feature film, The Brave and the Kind; distributed by IndiePix Films.

  • Jon Phillips Producer - Black

    Jon Phillips is not only a talented producer, but a gifted photographer as well. As a graduate of Columbia, Jon has trained in all levels of production, from unit coordinator all the way to producer.

  • Jordon Hodges Film Festival Programer

    Jordon is the programmer at the River Bend Film Festival, Actor and Producer and is also known for his role as Noah Daly in the 2014 drama film Sand Castles.

  • Josh Clark Podcaster - Stuff You Should Know

    Josh Clark is a senior writer at HowStuffWorks.com and is the co-host of the podcast Stuff You Should Know where he simplifies and reveals surprising facts about common ideas.

  • Josh Larsen Podcaster - Filmspotting

    Talker @Filmspotting. Writer at http://LarsenOnFilm.com .

  • Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard Air Guitarist

    Air Guitar World Champion! I’m also a fun seeking traveler and a self proclaimed professional idiot.

  • Justin Zimmerman Writer / Filmmaker

    BRICKER-DOWN PRODUCTIONS® IS JUSTIN ZIMMERMAN, AND JUSTIN ZIMMERMAN MAKES COOL STUFF.

  • Katie Cokinos Filmmaker

    Director of I Dream Too Much, and longtime active member of the film community

  • Katy Colloton Writer / Actor / Producer - Teachers

    Co-creator, executive producer, writer and actor on the new TV Land single camera series Teachers. Katy is part of the critically acclaimed comedy group, The Katydids, who created Teachers.

  • Ken “Al Roker Jr.” Smith Radio Personality

    Chicago Radio Professional for 29 years and somewhat charming at times. Co-Host Mancow Show, Sports Director 97.9 The Loop, Anchor/Reporter 720 WGN

  • Kenny Johnson Actor

    Actor well known for his portrayal of Lemansky on The Shield, “Ham” Dewey on Saving Grace, Herman Kozik on Sons of Anarchy, Tyler Gray on Burn Notice, U.S. Marshal Max Clayton on Dexter, and Caleb Calhoun on Bates Motel.

  • Kyle Rankin Filmmaker

    co-directed The Battle of Shaker Heights of HBO’s Project Greenlight. Kyle also wrote and directed Infestation, the feature/web-series NUCLEAR FAMILY, and the indie feature NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB.

  • Lauren Faits Blogger / Cosplayer

    ChicagoNow blogger, and pop culturist, Lauren Faits perhaps better known as Geek Girl Chicago

  • Lee Boxleitner Director

    an independent director who focuses on Music Videos and Short Films, currently developing several Feature Films.

  • Maria Finitzo Documentarian

    Maria Finitzo is a two-time Peabody award winning social-issue documentary filmmaker. She has been producing and directing documentary films for network television, public broadcasting, cable TV and the Internet for more than 25 years.

  • Mark Cantu Filmmaker/Director - Now Hiring

    Growing up on the South Side of San Antonio, which had a notorious reputation for gangs and crime, Mark was only interested in the arts.

  • Mark Dujsik Film Critic

    Film critic, editor, and publisher since 2001. Member of @chicagocritics and @ofcs. Also writes for http://RogerEbert.com and Magill’s Cinema Annual.

  • Martin Morrow Comedian / Actor

    Stand-up comedian. Member of @TheSecondCity Touring Co & producer of @CYSK. Chicago’s Birmingham Beefcake.

  • Marty Derosa Comedian / Podcaster

    host of the Wrestling with Depression Podcast, who tells fart jokes in the streets & tweets about pro wrestling in the sheets. Member of @CYSK.

  • Matt K.
    Matt K. Founder - Co-Host - Editor

    “The only thing that I know for sure, is that I will never know anything for sure…but even that is suspect.”- Matt Kubinski

  • Matt Pais Film Critic

    RedEye movie critic and music editor. NBC news at 11:30 a.m. contributor. Buffalo sauce consumer.

  • Matt Young podcaster / comedian

    Matt Young is a Chicago-based actor, improvisor, writer, director, producer, instructional designer, friend, and fan.

  • Matthew Stromer Comedian / Filmmaker / Multimedia Artist

    Matthew Stromer is a Chicago based comedian, actor, and filmmaker.

  • Max Brooks bestselling author - World War Z

    Max Brooks is the bestselling author of “World War Z”, “The Zombie Survival Guide” and its graphic companion, “The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.”

  • Michael Curtis Johnson Filmmaker

    Director of Hunky Dory and many other films

  • Michael Menendian Producing Artistic Director - Raven Theater

    Michael is a co-founding member of Raven Theatre, where he has directed and designed many of the productions.

  • Michelle Morrow Media Personality

    Game, tech & make believe. Actor & Host. Blizzcon ESPN2 2K Nerdist Geek&Sundry Skybound Maker DTV & VO of Alleria Windrunner!

  • Mike “Mac” McNamara Film Fest Curator / Actor

    Jim Jordan on NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE, film festival director, radio show host, emcee, softball player, pizza lover, Bears fan

  • Mike “McBeardo” McPadden Author

    Author of HEAVY METAL MOVIES & GOING ALL THE WAY: TEEN SEX COMEDIES OF THE VHS ERA. Brooklyn. Chicago. Monstrous. Utterly mind-roasting.

  • Mike Diedrich Director - Ballhawks

    Produced and directed award winning documentary, Ballhawks, narrated by Bill Murray.

  • Mike Hough Friend of the Show - Popculturalist

    Friend of the show, and our go-to guy. Mike is a fan of action and war film, as well as pop culture and blockbusters. That isn’t to say he can’t talk art house film.

  • Ming Chen TV Star / Podcaster

    Cliff Ming Si-Chen, better known as Ming Chen is an actor, podcaster, reality television personality, and webmaster associated with Kevin Smith. He co-hosts the I Sell Comics! and Ming and Mike podcast and also stars in the AMC reality series Comic Book Men.

  • Mr. Skin The #1 Authority on Celebrity Nudity!

    After an appearance on The Howard Stern Show in 2000, McBride became a regular guest, ultimately producing a “Mr. Skin Minute” that continues to air every Thursday as part of Stern’s Sirius Satellite Radio program.

  • Natalie Slater Author / Blogger

    Author of Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans. Trouble maker, true metal warrior, avocado eating champion. Sworn to fun, loyal to none.

  • Nick Nummerdor Filmmaker

    Video Direct/Edit – Bulls Fan – Skateboard Advocate – Music Rocker – Documentary Lover – Fun Guy

  • Noah Hathaway Actor - Neverending Story

    Best known for his roles on Battlestar Galactica and Atreyu in Neverending Story.

  • Owen Weber Comedian/Actor

    Comedian, Actor, Filmmaker, Contributor to US Weekly’s Fashion Police and semi-professional rock skipper.

  • P3 Mediaworks Media Company

    CinemaJaw has featured many members of this company on the show. They make a number of great films

  • Param Gill Director

    Param Gill is an accomplished film-maker known for making diverse films. He won Best Director Award at Los Angeles International Film Festival and San Francisco Global Movie fest for his film Last Supper.

  • Patrick O’Rourke Podcast Network Owner - Peaches & Hot Sauce

    A digital producer and story teller. Creator of many films, podcasts and the Peaches & Hot Sauce Network

  • Pfil Fujiwara
    Pfil Fujiwara Editor - Producer

    Dreams *DO* come true! – Spongebob Squarepants

  • Rachel Belofsky Founder / Festival Director - ScreamFest

    Prior to creating SCREAMFEST, Rachel Belofsky formed her production company Candy Heart Productions, LLC in the Fall of 1999. In the Spring of 2000, Rachel produced the multiple award winning women in racing documentary FAST WOMEN.

  • Rory Foster Entrepreneur

    Rory is a force of nature in advertising and marketing.

  • Ry The Movie Guy FOUNDER - CO-HOST - WRITER

    “My Dad always said there is 1 weirdo on every bus…… I never see him.” – Ryan Jagiello

  • Saeed Khoze Writer / Director / Producer

    Saeed’s filmmaking resume includes several features shot around Europe, Asia, the United States and the Middle East

  • Sally Schwartz Event Planner - Randolph Street Market

    Sally Schwartz is as fabulous as they come.Her Randolph Street Market is one of the city’s top showcases for vintage and collectibles.

  • Scott Lucas Musician / Cinephile

    Guitarist, bassist, and lead vocalist for Local H, as well as the lead vocalist and guitarist of Scott Lucas and the Married Men.

  • Shawn “Sparky Bobby” King Owner - Evil Squirrel Comics

    Sadly, Shawn lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2015. He was a dear friend and an early supporter of our show. We will miss him always.

  • Spencer McCall Filmmaker

    Spencer McCall was born on August 5, 1986 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is a director and editor, known for The Institute (2013), Rodeo’s Are Special (2009) and Arora (2014)

  • Steve “Capone” Prokopy Chicago Editor - Ain't It Cool News

    Steve Prokopy-better known as the film writer “Capone”-is the Chicago king of film nerds. And it’s the movie studios that crowned him.

  • Steve Green Social Media Creator - #Foodiechats

    #Foodiechats, LLC Founder/CEO @Foodiechats Mondays 8pm ET. Sports Fanatic, @UnivMiami Grad, #TEDx Speaker, #Chicago Social Media Person of the Year 2015

  • Steven Ogg Actor, Motion Capture Artist, Voice Talent - GTAV

    The voice actor and motion capture artist for Trevor Philips in their video game Grand Theft Auto V. Following the release of the game, Ogg’s character was critically acclaimed,and he later had various public appearances, due to his portrayal.

  • Thomas Ackerman Cinematographer

    Tom Ackerman is a cinematographer who has worked on some of your favorite films.

  • Tim Barnes Comidian / Podcaster

    has appeared on NBC, WBEZ, WGN 720 AM radio, and Vocalo.org. He hosts TouchVision TV’s interview/story podcast, It’s All True! featuring conversations with prominent comedians and entertainers including Eddie Izzard, Wyatt Cenac, Greg Proops and more

  • Tim Seeley Comic Book Creator

    The comic artist who writes Revival, Grayson, and used to make that Hack/Slash comic.

  • Tom Dreesen Comedian ~ Motivational Speaker~ Emcee

    Longtime pal of Frank Sinatra and regular on Johnny Carson.

  • Tory Belleci Mythbuster - TV Personality

    You might know Tory from Mythbusters, Punkin’ Chunkin’, or The White Rabbit Project, but did you know he also worked at ILM on films like Star Wars, The Martix and others?!

  • Vince Labriola Director Filmmaker

    Vincent Labriola is a director and writer, known for Fox the Gambler (2013), Threshold(2010) and Departure (2010).

  • Vinicius Machado Actor - True Detective

    Vinicius Machado is a Brazilian actor. He is best known for playing Faymen Phorchin on the teen sitcom Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide as Moze’s boyfriend and his roles on Power and True Detective.

  • William Tokarsky Actor

    His cult following is for his Killer role in “Too Many Cooks” (2014) and his ever expanding role on Adult Swim’s: “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell” .

This list is NOT COMPLETE! We are working over the next several weeks to add pasts guests daily. In progress!