• 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.

  • Ana Fernatt Podcaster

    Host of Ana And, Creator of the Unbottled Network. Columnist at Yo! Venice! IBM Social Business Manager.

  • Andrew Melzer Actor

    Member of Chicago based production company/comedy group Muscular Clown.

  • Andrew Morgan Filmmaker

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

  • Anish Shah Comedian

    Get the inside story on the life, loves, and luck of a boy who tells jokes for a living.

  • Barry and Jairo Podcasters - True Bromance

    Two completely uneducated movie lovers who try to find time to discuss films while yelling at each other.

  • 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.

  • Ben-Hur Uribe Film Producer & Director

    Ben-Hur Uribe is a producer and director, known for Go Boldly GoAlonso, the Dream and the Call and Por Amor

  • Bing Liu Film Director

    Director of  — a documentary by   // Segment Director on  — series by on 

  • Brad Elmore Film Director

    Director and writer of movies. Most well known for BOOGEYMAN POP (Blumhouse, 2019)

  • 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.

  • Bryan Wendorf Co-Founder of the Chicago Underground Film Festival

    Bryan Wendorf is known for his work on Buzzard and The Last Blood Orgy

  • 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.

  • Colleen Griffen Film Producer

    Colleen Griffen is best known for her work on The Cold And The QuietAlready DeadThieves QuartetAn Acceptable Loss, and Christmas Apparition

  • Colleen Kelly Actress

    Colleen Kelly is an actress, known for Buck Rogers in the 25th CenturyDestination Vegas and Simon & Simon

  • Collin A. Bullock Podcast Host

    Under appreciated stand up comedian,  host, guitarist.

  • 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.

  • Curtis Gilbert Owner/Producer - p3mediaworks

    Creative Producer at p3mediaworks, a full-service production company

  • 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 Anspaugh Director / Hoosiers

    David Anspaugh was born on September 24, 1946 in Decatur, Indiana, USA. He is a producer and director, known for Hoosiers (1986), Rudy (1993) and Hill Street Blues (1981).

  • 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.

  • David Viggiano Broadcaster / Journalist

    Journalist, TV personality, actor and media consultant. More to come including The Gift & Gadget Guy and David’s Daily Deals.

  • Derek Hambree Author, Filmmaker

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

  • Dinesh Sabu Filmmaker

    Independent doc filmmaker, director of , former doc fellow,  Doc Film MFA candidate

  • Don Shanahan Film Critic

    Writer and film critic of “Every Movie Has a Lesson,” co-founder and proud member of 

  • 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.

  • Doug Walker Nostalgia Critic

    Living the dream as a professional content creator at Channel Awesome.

  • 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.

  • Dylan Reeve Film Editor

    Dylan made TICKLED (). He does television post-production. Aside from filmmaking, Dylan is also a family man and general geek

  • Edd Fairman

    Stand up comedy magician that brands amazing. Your message is my magic. More than just tricks for corporations and colleges.

  • 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

  • Elliot Serrano Reporter / Writer / Geek

    Chicago’s King of Geeks ™ (via @LaurenceWHolmes); Chicago’s Clark Kent (via @GeneHa); Geek To Me CGO (via @PattiVasquezCHI);Radio misfit

  • Elliott Bambrough Host

    Three-time Emmy Award winning host of  on  & 

  • Emmanuel Noisette Film Critic

    Emmanuel is the author and creator of EmansMovieReviews.com.

  • Erik Childress Film Producer

    Producer – Chicago Critics Film Festival, Chicago Film Critics Association, , WGN Radio, Movie Madness Podcast, Business First AM WYCC-TV

  • 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

  • Fawzia Mirza ARTivist

    Using performance, personal storytelling & comedy to break down stereotypes across a multiplicity of identities: race, religion, sexual orientation, gender & defy the concept of the “model minority”.

  • Frank T. Ziede Director

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

  • Frank Ziede & Jon Phillips Producers

    Producers of Black the Web Series

  • Franklin Leonard CEO - The Blacklist

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

  • Gabe Polsky Film Director

    Gabe Polsky is an American film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his work on Red Army.

  • Gordon Quinn Film Director

    Gordon Quinn is Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films and a 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Gordon Quinn has been making documentaries for over 45 years and has produced or directed over 30 films.

  • 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

  • Jack C. Newell Program Director - Harold Ramis Film School

    An award-winning filmmaker and public artist whose work has been experienced worldwide.

  • Jaime Black Podcaster

    Jaime Black is a Chicago bred creative working to showcase Chicago in a positive way. He currently runs a podcast, teaches at Columbia, does music journalism, and dabbles with live event production.

  • 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.

  • James Van Osdol On-Air Personality

    On-air:  & (). Podcasting: /. I have a sandwich named after me.

  • Jamie Campbell Comedian/Podcaster

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

  • Jason Deeble Artist

    Artist of daily monster themed webcomic “Monster-Haiku”

  • Javier Reyna Film Director

    Javier Reyna adapted the award winning short film legwork, and adapted and directed the multi award winning indie feature film Regionrat, based on the book by Richard Laskowski, to be released by Gravitas Ventures in March 2019

  • 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.

  • Jeremy Scheuch Creative Director - Riot Fest

    Knows live music inside and out, has been known for his art, epic mustache, tattoos, and baseball fandom.

  • Jerry Vasilatos Film Editor

    Writer, producer, director, editor & activist with broad experience in all aspects of film/video production and media related creative consulting.

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

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

  • Jim Terry Artist

    A writer/illustrator who is both prolific and strange.

  • Jimmy Chin American Climber

    Jimmy Chin is an American professional climber, mountaineer, skier, director and photographer.

  • 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.

  • Joe Avella Producer

    Producer and host at INSIDER / Business Insider ????’03 Blockbuster Video shift manager

  • Joe Cardamone Singer

    Joe Cardamone is the founder of the volatile and influential L.A. rock band the Icarus Line

  • Joe Minoso Actor

    Joe Minoso is an American theater and television actor. He currently stars in NBC’s Chicago Fire.

  • John Hammerle Film Critic

    Movie watcher, reviewer, producer, and fan. Self-appointed agent of the Impossible Mission Force. Part of the Rebel Alliance. Goonie.

  • 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 Otterbacher Professor/Filmmaker

    Taught at a number of institutions and is currently coordinator for the Cinematography program at Tribeca Flashpoint College in Chicago.  Vice President for IFP Chicago. Member of the Education Advisory Committee for Cinema/Chicago.

  • 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 Espino Film Critic

    Jon Espino is an independent Chicago film critic

  • 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 Blaylock Author/Artist

    Author, Comic Book Publisher, Artist. Expert on Comics & Pop Culture, and the business behind it. Founder of . Creator of MERCY SPARX

  • 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 .

  • Josh Stifter Film Director

    Filmmaker from , director of The Good Exorcist, Greywood’s Plot, CHUM, Stocking, and a bunch of animations.

  • Julia Shell PR Firm Owner

    Owner of a Chicago based  firm, co-owner of , writer, wife, & mother of four humans + three dogs.

  • 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


  • 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.

  • Kazy Tauginas Actor

    Rising star Kazy Tauginas is a former restaurateur and Golden Gloves boxer turned actor.

  • Kelly Richmond Pope Professor

    Kelly Richmond Pope is a forensic accountant, professor and filmmaker who analyzes corporate crime. Her documentary on whistleblowers, “All the Queen’s Horses” won the HBO Spotlight Award for Best Documentary at its World Premiere in 2017

  • Kelso Ashby Stuntman

    Stunt Person, Martial Artist, Actor and Teacher

  • 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.

  • Krisha Fairchild Actor

    reignited actor in KRISHA

  • 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

  • Lauren O’Neil Radio Personality / WKQX

    A beer and whisky drinking girl who loves going to concerts and truly emulates what the Rock genre is all about.

  • Lauren Wolf Musician

    The Lauren Wolf Band is the 2012 national winner of the Live Nation Battle of the Bands. They have played at iconic venues such as the House of Blues, City Winery, Lincoln Hall, The Metro, Mayne Stage and many more along with festivals throughout the country.

  • Lee Boxleitner Director

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

  • Leo Brady Film Critic

    Leo Brady has been writing movie reviews since 2010. He is the creator and author of AMovieGuy.com.

  • Marcus LeShock WGN Feature Reporter

     Feature Reporter and Trending News Anchor. Sports @ 5am.  Roller Coaster Bureau Chief.

  • 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 Kelley & Joe Dejulius Filmmakers

    Writer and Director of webseries Hank Frisco: Galaxy Defender.

  • Matt Pais Film Critic

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

  • Matt Rugetti Stunt Performer

    Matt Rugetti is known for his work on Wonder Woman300  and Watchmen.

  • Matt Young podcaster / comedian

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

  • Matthew Gallinari Writer, Owner Southpaw Studios

    Comic Book Writer. Published stories include the one-shots The Crush and A Visit From That Red Bastard, as well as the serial-turned-graphic novel Under Red Sky, due out in the future.

  • Matthew Sardo Editor, Monkeys fighting Robots

    I’m currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon,’ ‘Welcome Back Freshman,’ and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.

  • Matthew Stromer Comedian / Filmmaker / Multimedia Artist

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

  • Matty “Ballgame” Robinson Film Critic / Formerly of Filmspotting

    Robinson attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (where he met Sam Van Hallgren) and holds a B.A. in creative writing, as well as an MFA in acting. On September 24, 2011, during the airing of Filmspotting episode #365, it was revealed that Robinson would be leaving the show

  • 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.”

  • Max Temkin Cards Against Humanity

    Makes the games Cards Against Humanity, Secret Hitler, Humans vs. Zombies, Slap .45, Tableflip, and Werewolf. Among other projects

  • Michael Curtis Johnson Filmmaker

    Director of Hunky Dory and many other films

  • Michael Galinsky Filmmaker

    Michael Galinsky is an American filmmaker, cinematographer, photographer, and musician who has produced and directed a number of documentaries, several of them in collaboration with his now-wife, Suki Hawley.

  • Michael Grodner Film Director

    Writer-director-producer of the feature film The Icarus Line Must Die

  • 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.

  • Michael Raspatello Film Producer

    Michael Raspatello is a film producer known for Festival: A Documentary, and Cadaver

  • 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 Bianco Tattoo Artist, Comic Book Illustrator

    Professional tattoo artist since 2004, published comic book illustrator since 1996.

  • 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.

  • Mike Monti Musician

    Solo acoustic songwriter in Spanish and English, you can catch me playing at an open mic around Chicago.

  • 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.

  • Neal Edelstein Film Producer

    Producer of Mulholland Drive, The Ring, The Straight Story, Fracture (Netflix – 2019), The Invisible, Haunting Melissa 1 & 2, etc.

  • Nelson Carvajal Independent Filmmaker

    Founder & Video Essayist:  ? Video Artist &  Nominee:  ? Film reviews: 

  • Nick Nummerdor Filmmaker

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

  • Nicole Knepper Blogger

    I am a clinical psychotherapist, gerontologist, mental health educator, author, blogger, and freelance writer working in private practice.

  • 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

  • Pamela Powell Film Critic

    Film critic for The Daily Journal, Reel Honest Reviews, and Fete Lifestyle magazine. On-air guest WKAN Radio (http://www.reelhonestreviews.com )

  • 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 McDonald Film Critic

    Freelance Writer, Film Critic (), Member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, Tour Guide Chicago Film Tour 

  • 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

  • Prof. Aymar Jean Christian Professor / Media Creator

    asst. professor, Northwestern University / founder & head of development, Open TV (beta) @weareopentv / Fellow, Peabody Media Center

  • 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

  • Ryan Ferguson Filmmaker

    Hockey lover and Chicago media personality.

  • Ryan Manno Radio Host, KOST 103.5

    ON AIR: The Ellen K Morning Show Weekdays, 5a-10a

  • Ryan Oestreich Music Box Theater

    GM of the world famous Music Box Theater in Chicago

  • 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.

  • Samantha Long Filmmaker

    Graduate of Tribecca Flashpoint Academy and a winner in the Indie Incubator Film Fest.

  • Sandy King Carpenter Film Producer / Comic Book Creator

    With a background in art, photography and animation, Sandy King’s filmmaking career has included working with John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, Walter Hill, John Hughs, and John Carpenter.

  • 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)

  • Stephen Markley Author

    Stephen Markley is the author of Ohio: a Novel, Publish This Book and Tales of Iceland. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and his essays and short fiction can be found scattered across the internet.

  • 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 Benz On-Air Personality

    Host of 2 top rated syndicated shows: The Blend & Know Nothing. Broadcasting LIVE from the WSDI-FM Chicago studios

  • 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

  • Steve James Film Producer & Director

    Steve James is an Oscar-nominated American film producer and director of several documentaries, including Hoop DreamsStevie, and Abacus: Small Enough to Jail.

  • 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.

  • Stirling McLaughlin Comedy Writer

    Stirling McLaughlin is an award-winning creative director and comedy writer. His work has been seen everywhere from billboards in Time Square to the floor of Congress. Yes. That Congress.

  • Tamara Chambers Actress

    Tamara Chambers is a writer and director, known for Nostalgia CriticJesus, Bro! and Atop the Fourth Wall

  • The Flaming Dames Burlesque Troupe

    Rock & Roll burlesque troupe from Chicago, specializing in group burlesque dance, pin-up & boudoir photography and intimate apparel and gifts.

  • Theresa Carter Founder, TheLocalTourist.com

    Founder and publisher of TheLocalTourist.com. Emmy winner. Host of Chef’s Table and AlphaBeer events. Writer, photographer, traveler and all around rock star.

  • Thomas Ackerman Cinematographer

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

  • Thomas Ian Nicholas Actor / Musician

    American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director, and writer. Nicholas is best known for playing Henry Rowengartner in Rookie of the Year, Walt Disney in Walt Before Mickey and Kevin Myers in the American Pie film series.

  • 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 Kazurinksy Actor

    Tim Kazurinsky is an American actor and screenwriter best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for his role as Carl Sweetchuck in the Police Academy films.

  • 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?!

  • Trevor Albert & Jack Newell Development Team, Harold Ramis Film School

    Jack is a writer/producer/actor/director of award-winning films that have screened across the United States and abroad, while Trevor worked closely with Harold Ramis on Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Club Paradise with Robin Williams and Peter O’Toole, Groundhog Day, Multiplicity and many other films.

  • Trey Edward Shults Director

    Trey Edward Shults is a director and writer, known for It Comes at Night (2017), Krisha (2015) and Krisha (2014).

  • Tyler Greene Producer

    I put on shows (). In my free time (WHAT’S THAT), I meditate, play tennis & poker & worship at the Church of  & .

  • 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!

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