“Once fame became something very different, I think you’d have to be blind not to look back on it and say, was this worth while or was this what I should have done?” * In this episode, John Malkovich, acclaimed actor, director, producer, and fashion designer, discusses his perspective on talent, fame, and failure. John reflects on his Midwestern upbringing and lessons learned from the death of numerous family members. John recounts his beginnings as an actor from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company to his breakthrough into film. He offers insight on how the world has changed during his time as an actor and the experience of questioning one’s life path. John considers the phenomenon of fame and how it has impacted his life. He shares on his passion for fashion design and the importance of failure in creative and life endeavors. Lastly, John explores how talent is a responsibility and previews exciting projects and films on his calendar.
In this episode Lynsey Dyer, professional skier, She-Jumps co-founder, filmmaker, and visual artist, shares her athletic background from her relationship with skiing in her youth to how she began competing professionally. Lindsay discusses the experiences of fear, confidence, and fluidity when freestyle skiing. She explains the birth of the Girafficorn, the half giraffe, half unicorn mascot of She Jumps, an organization Lynsey founded that promotes the participation of girls in the outdoors through mentorship. Lastly, Lynsey reveals insight and information on Pretty Faces, her upcoming film that will be the first all female ski documentary.
In this episode Sage Canaday, professional ultra-trail-mountain runner, filmmaker, coach, and author, shares his running background: from his his first 1500 meter win in seventh grade to his experience running at Cornell University. He discuses the power of mental strength when racing and how this allowed him to qualify for the Olympic trails in 2007 at the age of 21. Sage explores why he has transitioned to ultra and trail running from his time on the post-collegiate Hansons-Brooks Distance Project. He reveals upcoming races on his bucket list and 2014 calendar. Sage shares his perspective on rest and recovery from both his experiences as a coach and professional athlete. Lastly, Sage gives the inside scoop on his soon-to-be-released film, MUT Runner.
In this episode we discuss Alexi Pappas’ life as an elite pro runner for the Oregon Track Club, filmmaker, and University of Oregon graduate student.