Episodes
In this episode, Andy and Stephen have a conversation with DOP, Dustin Lane. They talk about putting the art first, collaborating with others, and the importance of finding your own voice. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 04/04/24
Published 04/04/24
In this episode, Andy and Stephen have a conversation with members of Stephen's band, Haste The Day. The band broke up in 2011 but recently got back together. We talk about touring the world in our early 20's, loss of identity after the band broke up, and the importance of learning who you are outside of what you do. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 03/20/24
In this episode, Andy & Stephen chat about the struggles and rewards of collaboration, perfectionism, AI, and how to keep going after a tough year in the industry. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 03/06/24
Russell Ziecker is responsible for curating the music for TV shows such as Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds, and so many more. In this episode, Andy and Stephen chat with him about how got to where he is today and the lessons he learned along the way. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 02/22/24
Back in October of 2023, Stephen and Andy have a conversation with Cody Bonnette from As Cities Burn. They talk about the final ACB performance at Furnace Fest just a few weeks before, the creative pressures of being in the spotlight, the events that changed As Cities Burn and all of its members forever, and his evolving relationship creativity while launching a new music project.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 02/07/24
In this episode, Andy and Stephen talk with director Cale Glendening about the struggle of making your art your job, how a chance meeting with Kevin Costner changed the trajectory of his career, and what keeps him going and focused through all of the ups and downs that come with pursuing your passion.  --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 01/24/24
After a short break, Andy and Stephen are back with a conversation with Ryan Rado, a visual artist, curator, musician, and ontological coach. The conversation gets deep quickly as they discuss the recent loss of Ryan's father, living life with Tourettes Syndrome, making a living from your art, and much more. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 08/30/23
This week, we had a conversation with Garrett DeRossett, a designer and founding partner at Alright Studio in NYC. We talk about how he got into art and graphic design, the struggles of running a creative studio, and what he has learned about dealing with conflict within his team. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 05/31/23
Andy and Stephen have a conversation with Micah Sannan, a former musician and composer who became a founder and the Co-CEO of a music licensing start up called Soundstripe. We talk about his days as a touring musician, driving tour busses to help him build a start up, and his struggles with his mental health during the process. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautifulfailures/support
Published 05/10/23
Andy and Stephen have a conversation with Squint, a photographer and filmmaker from the Bay Area. Squint considers himself a visual composer and has an impressive list of clients that include Michael Jordan, D'Angelo, and Steph Curry. We talked about how he got a job at a local television station when he was just a kid, how he keeps love as the North Star of his life and business, the importance trust being earned in a relationship, and much more. --- Support this podcast:...
Published 04/26/23
This week, Andy and Stephen have a conversation with Salomon Ligthelm, an award winning filmmaker who has directed projects for the Weekend, Ford, Adidas, and countless others. Salomon opens up about what it was like being raised by missionary parents in South Africa and Dubai, what it means to work in the shadows, and the steps that lead to a period of burn out and depression in his life and career.
Published 04/04/23
Andy and Stephen have a conversation with Sophia Matinazad, a photographer and creative director for musical artists. We talked about working with high profile artist like Kacey Musgraves, the importance of communication in creative jobs, how to "put in your order" to get the clients you want, and how she overcomes insecurity to put out great work. 
Published 03/08/23
This week, Andy and Stephen have a conversation with Greg Lutze, cofounder of VSCO, about the good and bad in perfectionism, harnessing chaos in the creative process, the power of collaboration, and more. 
Published 02/21/23
Andy Reale and Stephen Keech have a conversation with seck, a director and artist. We talk about how he grew up in Senegal in West Africa, got started making films, experienced his first "no's" in the business, and how he embraced and utilized his unique voice to say something with his art. 
Published 02/07/23
Andy Reale and Stephen Keech have a conversation with Chris Dudley, the talented film composer and keyboardist for Underoath. Chris discusses how he dealt with Underoath's break up, their reunion as a band, his career as a film composer, and developing a work life balance. 
Published 01/24/23
Director, Andy Reale, and film composer, Stephen Keech, discuss the pitfalls of being a creative professional and cast a vision for the future of Beautiful Failures Podcast. 
Published 01/17/23