Filmmaker Interview- Tom Bentey- Director of “The Great Connector” Highlighting the Lawrence Hopewell Trail for the Garden State Film Festival

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Great interview with @sophialucia____ of the Garden State Film Festival @gardenstatefilmfestival about my new short documentary, “The Great Connector” highlighting The Lawrence Hopewell Trail @lhtrail. Looking forward to screening this film on Sunday, 03/26/2023, 12 noon, at The Asbury Hotel @theasburyhotel #gsff #gardenstatefilmfestival #LHT #lawrencehopewelltrail #filmmaker #documentary #doc #NewJersey #Nature #WildLife #NatureFilm #NewJerseyFilm #NewJerseyFilmmaker #TomBenteyMedia #TBM

PELOTON LIFE CHANGING FITNESS JOURNEY

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Host of the “Clip Out” Podcast, and fitness/nutrition coach, Crystal O’Keefe @clipoutcrystal talks about her fitness journey at age 41, how Peloton changed all aspects of her life and enabled her to leave corporate America, her approach to fitness and nutrition, and finding inspiration and motivation in your workouts and your life.

#Fitness #Wellness #WorkingOut #Peloton #ClipOutPodcast #Nutrition #Health #Exercise #Inspiration #motivation

#Biking #Running #HealthyLifestyle #EatingHealthy #IntermittentFasting

#TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast

@TomBenteyMedia http://www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com 

00:00-03:38- Starting a fitness journey with Peloton at 41 years old. Finally finding a workout routing that worked.

03:39-04:50-Why P90X and other Fitness programs did not work for Crystal. Need change in your fitness routines. Not understanding the importance of Nutrition in fitness.

04:51-07:23-Positive Life Change with Peloton and being apart of a fitness community and starting a Peloton podcast.

07:24-10:50-Needing passion in life and exercise to keep you coming back. And incorporating nutrition for complete fitness results.

10:51-13:20-How intermittent fasting works for my lifestyle, but it is not for everyone.

13:21-15:12-How calisthenics increased my muscle mass and consistency is key. However, some people thrive on exercise variety.

15:13- 22:36-How fitness related to other aspects of Crystal’s life. Leaving corporate America for the Peloton podcast. Being inspired by the Peloton community to work harder and do better.

22:37-24:50-Crystal’s approach to working with fitness clients all over the country and world.

24:51-26:54 Common challenges with fitness clients including not eating enough and staying consistent.

26:55-27:50 Crystal’s morning workout and why she must start the day with exercise.

27:51-30:01 Community fitness events in St. Louis and around the U.S.

30:01-34:55-Eating “well rounded” carbs and a well rounded diet are important to fitness for exercise and sustainability.

34:56- 37:27- You can take control over your life at any age with a fitness. And finding inspiration and enjoying a new healthy lifestyle. —

LIFE PERFORMANCE ACCELERATION WITH 3-TOUR COMBAT VETERAN, WYLIE McGRAW

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Wylie McGraw @ wisdombywylie

Wylie McGraw is a former Star Pitcher, Competitive Bull Rider, and 3-Tour Combat Veteran. It was through those intense experiences that he discovered his crazy superpower of being able to expose blind spots, erupt and eradicate stress, and fully unleash the untapped potential of high achievers.  He’s the founder of Radical Performance Acceleration, and for well over a decade now he’s been behind the scenes doing life-altering work with powerful CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Public Figures, accelerating their performance both personally and professionally.

His work is the proverbial “Navy SEAL Training” equivalent to high-performance and leadership development – pushing even the elite beyond their limits so they not only hit their peak but sustain it. He’s been named a “secret weapon” by some of the most influential leaders across industries from Wall St., Hollywood, Professional Sports, Fortune 500 companies, Personal Development, and everything in between. His work is about giving an elite edge to high-achieving individuals while ending their cycle of stress, sacrifice, and suffering that’s unfortunately associated when reaching their levels of accomplishment and success.  When Wylie’s not traveling the country to meet his clients, this family man enjoys skydiving, mountain top sunsets, and sipping on an occasional 18-year-old single malt scotch while pondering the philosophies of life, the cosmos, and beyond.

We Discuss:

  • Why High-Achievement Is Not Enough & How to Accelerate Your Trajectory for High-Performance
  • Getting Helped vs. Being Optimized:  Why Most People Waste Their Lives Chasing Peak Performance Instead of Mastering It
  • How to Unleash Your Peak Performance True Potential
  • How to Yield to Fear In Moments of Real Change
  • If It Doesn’t Shock You, It Won’t Change You: Why Discernment & Focus Are Two of the Weakest Human Skills & How to Improve Them
  • The Ugly Truths Leaders Keep Locked Up

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Overcoming Struggle, Hurt and Addiction

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Joseph Kajy @JosephKajy

Joseph has overcome his struggle with drug addiction, after being a slave to it for 11 years. His addiction has led him to serve two separate Prison sentences and being at a place where Suicide seemed like the only option. After realizing his only way of living a life worth something, was to face his addiction head-on and work towards living a sober life. Today Joseph has 5+ years of sobriety. He is a husband, a father, and a business owner of Top Fence which currently generates 4+ Million dollars in sales. Joseph’s life mission now is to share his story and give hope & inspiration to anyone who feels like they have their own demons to fight and can’t find hope anywhere in their life.

What We Discuss:

  • Being Self-Aware & What Makes YOU Happy:  Your Self-Worth Can’t Be Found In What Others Think of You
  • Being a Leader:  Taking Your Past Experience to Lead the Future & Create Real Change
  • Finding Your Purpose:  Not Chasing What Is Right, But What Is Right For YOU!
  • Recovery:  How to Take Control of Your Life & Battle Your Inner Voices & Fears
  • From 37 Felonies & Prison to a 7-Figure Business Owner: Lessons Learned On How to Face Your Past & Be Who You Are Today
  • What You’ve Done In the Past Does Not Define Your Future

@TomBenteyMedia

President Obama staffer turned professional screenwriter, Patrick Cunnane

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President Obama staffer turned professional screenwriter, Pat Cunnane @patcunnane speaks about his time in the Whitehouse and creating great film/tv scripts.

Pat Cunnane was President Barack Obama’s Senior Writer and Deputy Director of Messaging at the White House where he worked for six years in many roles. Following the 2016 election, he transitioned from writing for the real White House to a fake one on ABC’s Designated Survivor and he has worked as a TV and screenwriter ever since. He’s sold pilots to ABC and Comedy Central and wrote a memoir, WEST WINGING IT, which was published by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster). Pat’s first feature AFFAIRS OF STATE made 2019’s The Black List. Since then, he’s sold multiple projects that are in development with various studios and production companies including A24, Paramount, 3000, Star Thrower, Anonymous Content, and the New York Times. He’s written articles for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and POLITICO Magazine.

http://www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com

Episode Breakdown:

00:00-03:21- Working in the President Obama Whitehouse.

03:22- 06:23- Whitehouse roles and and day to day responsibilities.

06:24-09:12- Hopeful inspiration from working in the Whitehouse and President Obama’s response to staffers after the 2016 election.

09:13-13:10-How taking Rob Reiner on a tour of the Whitehouse led to a career in screenwriting.

13:11-16:54-Organizing time as a creative screenwriter.

16:55-22:08-Writing in short bursts, pausing and coming back, can be super helpful in writing. And driving/running is the best creative inspiration. Need more than just a good idea. Finishing something. Writing is Re-Writing.

22:09-24:20-How making it on “The Blacklist” can help your screenwriting career.

24:21—27:10-Breaking in to the film industry as a screenwriting without any contacts. Writing a great script is step #1.

27:11- 30:12-The Pitching Process for screenwriters.

30:13-32:44-The changing film/tv industry/upcoming projects.

#WhiteHouse #President #Screenwriter #PresidentObama #Hollywood #WashingtonDC #Scripts #Creative #writing #Film #TV #writer #TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Banking On Yourself with Financial Strategist, Sarry Ibrahim

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Banking On Yourself with Financial Strategist, Sarry Ibrahim

Sarry and I discuss:

1.) How he developed a love for Financial Advising in Grad School.

2.) His outlook on Failure in finances and in life. 

3.) How to get into Real Estate investing and the differences between passive and active investing. 

4.)  The “Bank On Yourself “mentality to secure growth even in turbulent times. 

5.) The balance between investing in your business and saving cash, and a better way of looking at business finances. 

6.) Sarry’s insights into the 2023 financial outlook and film investing.  — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Love and Passion Of Independent Filmmaking with Producing Partner, Dr. Elle. E. Wallace.

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The Love and Passion Of Independent Filmmaking.

My producing partner, Dr. Elle E. Wallace break down how we both got involved with the autobiography, “A Whisper From Within” and our process of turning it into a feature film. Having experience with many aspects of production, Elle also speaks about her new short film dealing with same-sex relationship domestic violence, her time as a casting director on the film, “Marley and Me,” and her approach to working with actors.

@dr.ellewallace

@TomBenteyMedia

www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com

00:00- 01:22- Intro- Dr. of Divinity, Elle E. Wallace. Making a true to life feature film.

01:23-02:54-Theresa Gattuso O’Connor reaches out to Elle to tell her life story. The importance and impact of telling the story of a disabled person.

02:55- 05:22-Theresa reached out to me as well, after seeing my film, “At the Jersey Shore,” and wanted me to tell her story, “A Whisper From Within” into a film. Blown away by Theresa’s perseverance and determination despite so many challenges.

05:23-07:33 Theresa does leg lifts in an effort to go back to her childhood and Theresa’s belief in her purpose.

07:34-09:58 -Turning the autobiography into a screenplay. And striving to turn it into a feature film. Different ways of producing the films. Independent Vs. Studio. Pros/Cons of each.

09:59- 14:39-Materials needed for Pitching to investors; script, pitch and pitch video. Our reference film for this project is “Blue Miracle.” Trying to find independent investors. Film is not as risky as an investment as people make it out to be. Investors need to relate to and have emotional connection to project and believe in you.

14:40- 16:26-Now we have the money, now what? Finding actors for your project and getting letters of intent. Need money to get actors/need actors to get funds. It’s all about who you know.

16:27- 17:35- Networking and Film Festivals.

17:36-23:31- Elle’s current projects. Her own true story about domestic violence between two women. Emotional abuse can cause brain damage and why this story needs to be heard. Having a connection within yourself is so important for your mental health. Elle is writer, producer and actor in the project, which is currently in pre-development.

23:32-24:39-Picking projects that you have a passion for. Being “called” to be a part of a project.

23:40-29:15- Elle’s experience as a casting director and as an actor. Understanding both sides of the production and creative process. Elle’s would give prepared actors a real opportunity to showcase the role because she has compassion for actors. Different skill set from acting and auditioning. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Creating Good Art And Making An Impact with “Delusionism” Artist Daniel Matthew York @DanielMatthewYork

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Creating Good Art And Making An Impact. “Delusionism” Artist Daniel Matthew York @DanielMatthewYork and I speak about the process of creating great artistic work, the similarities between painting and writing and the best way to make an impact with an audience.

Daniel Matthew York is an American painter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Influenced by hundreds of years of art by his personal favorite artists from Italian greats such as Titian to more contemporary painters, he paints his current works that he calls Delusionism which he explains, “I just want to snap you out of your day for a minute, maybe I’ll give you a laugh, and maybe you’ll write me a check.” On his subject matter he states, “I spent many years trying to force my style, what I am as an artist, but no matter what I painted it came out that way.  At some point I just stopped fighting it and accepted what I do. Now, I just try to make myself laugh.” Born in 1978 in Libertyville, Illinois, to parents Daniel Lee York and June Dianne York he was raised in the far north-west suburb of Chicago, Round Lake Beach where his only formal art education took place under his art teacher, Betsy Edwards from Grade School up into his attendance at Round Lake Senior High School. He was never formally trained beyond this. York still lives and works in Nashville, TN, where his work can be viewed in his downtown gallery.

Episode Breakdown:

00:00- 3:00-Delusionism- Finding Your Niche In Art.

03:01-04:17-Getting Into Art/Finding Your Voice 04:18- 8:00-Creating Works of Art/Similarities with Writing

8:00- 10:36-Focusing on the work, not the audience’s whims/Lesson learned from David Bowie’s Career/Finding an audience and marketing to them. 10:37- 12:36- Best Art Speaks To Individuals, Not Mass Audiences.

12:37-17:33-Artist Change, Cultures Changes, But The Quality of Art Does Not/The Cycles of Art.

17:34- 24:00 What defines good art? The reaction from the audience. Realism In Art Is Key.

24:01- 26:16-Advice For Young Artists-Soul Search and Don’t Settle.

26:17-36:10 -Recent Artist’s Work That Made An Impact-Arcade Fire, Akira Kurosawa Filmmaker, Lisa Yuskavage- Artist. The Process of Creating Art is Hard Work. Florence And The Machine- “Free” is exceptional.

http://www.DanielMatthewYork.com

http://www.TomBenteyMediaPodcast.com

http://www.SuburbaniteProductions.com

#Art #Artist #Delusionism #Writing #writer #Painting #DanielMatthewYork #Modernism #Audience #Impact #TomBenteyMedia #TBM #Podcast — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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The ever-changing Television Industry with Corporate Strategist, Allison Dollar.

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The ever-changing Television Industry with Corporate Strategist, Allison Dollar.

Allison and I discuss all things content creation, digital technologies, the TV business and the future of the industry.

00:00- 38:00- Intro

00:39- 03:31-Allison’s career in Television, working on cool projects, predicting the advent of non-linear editing, starting the Interactive Television Alliance, next generation of media.

03:32-06:00-Creative Freedom driving Technology with Non-Linear Editing and the expansion of all types of content creation.

06:01-11:51- Allison’s favorite shows out now. #Hacks. The quality and range of projects has tremendously expanded and the niche TV market. Self Reflection to understand where you see your career and the project.

11:52-18:50 -There is no one way to go about getting your content distributed, but you can test your concept and get great feedback. Sizzle Reels can be better than full on Pilot Episodes.

18:51-20:35-Current Projects and present trends in the TV and Advertising industries.

20:36-26:40- Differences between narrative and advertising content and why writing is so important.

26:41- 28:55-The Interactive Television Association

28:56-31:18-Predicting industry trends and being open to change.

31:19-35:56-The Future Trends- Metaverse, Web Three, and Crypto, and how the internet was a novelty at first that very few really understood.

35:57-38:38-Great stories are still needed in this new digital age.

38:39-43:46 Creativity and Talent still hold most value. Awards still have meaning. People lie about watching intelligent content. Always a demand for great work, though sometimes that can get lost in the fray.

#TV #Televsion #Communication #Strategy #CorporateCommunication #NetworkTV #netflix #industry #Industrytrends #Media #Productivity #DigitalStorytelling

Allison and I discuss all things content creation, digital technologies, the TV business and the future of the industry.

00:00- 38:00- Intro

00:39- 03:31-Allison’s career in Television, working on cool projects, predicting the advent of non-linear editing, starting the Interactive Television Alliance, next generation of media.

03:32-06:00-Creative Freedom driving Technology with Non-Linear Editing and the expansion of all types of content creation.

06:01-11:51- Allison’s favorite shows out now. #Hacks. The quality and range of projects has tremendously expanded and the niche TV market. Self Reflection to understand where you see your career and the project.

11:52-18:50 -There is no one way to go about getting your content distributed, but you can test your concept and get great feedback. Sizzle Reels can be better than full on Pilot Episodes.

18:51-20:35-Current Projects and present trends in the TV and Advertising industries.

20:36-26:40- Differences between narrative and advertising content and why writing is so important.

26:41- 28:55-The Interactive Television Association

28:56-31:18-Predicting industry trends and being open to change.

31:19-35:56-The Future Trends- Metaverse, Web Three, and Crypto, and how the internet was a novelty at first that very few really understood.

35:57-38:38-Great stories are still needed in this new digital age.

38:39-43:46 Creativity and Talent still hold most value. Awards still have meaning. People lie about watching intelligent content. Always a demand for great work, though sometimes that can get lost in the fray.

#TV #Televsion #Communication #Strategy #CorporateCommunication #NetworkTV #netflix #industry #Industrytrends #Media #Productivity #DigitalStorytelling — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Positive Workflow For Productivity

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Positive Workflow For Productivity

Serial Entrepreneur and Authentic Self Development Author Trevor G. Blake discuses how he develops companies, his screenwriting career and writing Hollywood Blockbuster films, upcoming film projects, his Cancer drug company, how his Mother’s Cancer battle as a youth transformed his life, best practices for productivity and how positivity can change your life.

Trevor G Blake is a physicist by background who grew up extremely poor and bullied. Eventually, he tapped into the workings of energy, consciousness, and transformation — in particular, the science behind it all — and began creating through intentionality. Over the last ten years, Trevor has created and successfully exited three separate companies for over $600 million and never hired a single employee. Now, he’s helping people tap into their practical magic and become real-world wizards.

www.TrevorGBlake.com

Episode Breakdown.

00:00-01:10-Building seven (7) successful companies.

01:11-01:28-Getting into the authentic self help space.

01:29-03:00-Currently living in Newport Beach, CA. and dreams of being a surfer. Watching bodysurfers at “The Wedge.”

03:01- 05:19-Business model for success with all companies.

05:20-06:48-All different types of companies.

06:49-07:45-Look into the details with Cancer Drug headlines

07:46-09:08-Company that works with Terminal Cancer Patients with no side effects.

09:09—12:10-Career as a screenwriter, writing Blockbuster movies, starting a Film Production Company.

12:11-14:08-Optioning films can hurt screenwriters.

14:09-15:45-His new movie about his Mother’s Cancer battle.

15:46-17:42-What Mother’s Cancer Struggle taught him about life and turning that into a film.

17:41-21:57-Best practices for taking your company to the next level using your own thoughts and finding problems to fix, to bring real positivity into your life.

21:58-26:03-The Five Hour Work Day and how to proactively schedule/organize your day.

26:04-27:50-Trevor’s Books/Courses that continue to transform lives.

27:51-30:39-Success Stories

#Entrepreneur #writer #director  #FilmMaker #Productivity #Positivity #Screenwriter #VideoProduction #Movies #Film #Production #selfstarter #Inspired #Motivated #success

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www.SuburbaniteProductions.com

https://www.instagram.com/tombenteymedia

https://www.facebook.com/TomBenteyMedia

https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-bentey-5b066762/ — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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