Spontaneous Sundance Interviews: Actor Samm Levine, Composer David Mazjlin, Radio Host Jesse Thorn

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been recording audio blogs pretty frequently while i've been attending Sundance. Here's some insight into how these work: I'll strike up a conversation with random people next to me on the bus, or with an actor/director that I recognize, then request their permission for a brief interview. These are completely impromptu, unprepared, off-the-cuff, and raw, but they are, at the very least, conversations with people I think are interesting.

After the break, I speak with Inglorious Basterd Samm Levine, who has a new film called Drones out at Slamdance this year. Also, I chat with David Mazjlin, who composed the music for Sins of My Father, a documentary about drug lord Pablo Escobar. Finally, a conversation with the host of The Sound of Young America, Jesse Thorn, about how he got started in radio.

First up, I chat with actor Samm Levine about his new film, and about the path his career has taken.

Here's my conversation with David Mazjlin about his favorite film composers, and how he went about scoring Sins of My Father.

Finally, how does a college radio show become braodcast on Public Radio International? Here's my conversation with host of the insanely popular/good show, The Sound of Young America: