01 Feb 143. Sometimes It’s All or Nothin’
In this week’s fun episode, Shawn and Joni welcome the Inside the Wolf’s Den Producers to the podcast to share their true story of entrepreneurial grit. Los Angeles-based filmmaker Dan McMellen sits down with his former business partner Brett Moses, Shawn and Joni’s current Director of Marketing, to discuss the successful country music genre independent feature film project the duo spearheaded, wrote, and directed entitled Noble Things. Dan is an Emmy Award-winning television editor helping create such well-known shows as ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, NBC’s The Steve Harvey Show, Discovery’s Battlebots, and currently, America’s Got Talent on NBC. Brett’s early acting credits include a stint on the NBC soap opera Passions and Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the WB, Fox’s Melrose Place, and popular national campaigns for Pace Picante Sauce and Nissan. The pair share their feelings about going “all-in” with devotion as they invested more than a decade of their lives and overcame tremendous trials and tribulations, creating this gritty independent film. The emotional charged movie stars Ryan Hurst, Michael Parks, Dominique Swain, Wes Brown, and country music star Lee Ann Womack. It was a “Top Critics’ Pick” at the prestigious Austin Film Festival on its way to an extended run on Showtime and finally debuting on network television as Fox’s “Movie of The Week.” The soundtrack for the country music-driven movie was produced by Clay Walker and included notable performances from favorites Mark Chesnutt, Tracy Byrd, Bo Bice, Dob Gray, Tracy Lawrence, and Zona Jones. As luck would have it, due to the popularity of the “cowboy” genre niche in today’s film and television culture and pandemic-related content supply constraints, the feature film will soon enjoy a second life when it is rereleased on a major streaming platform.
Noble Things Preview: https://youtu.be/kUQpukDElqA
Behind the Scenes: https://youtu.be/M52922sQQ1c