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Melody Stewart

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

“There are some sins you can’t come back from.”  At least that’s what Bob Sagonowski believes in “The Drop”.  He doesn’t know it in the beginning of the story, but what he’s looking for, what he doesn’t believe he deserves is redemption.  We all want it at some poin...

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

Brian Huther of Friend Dog Studios brings us his podcast, “Blanket, Pillow, Brian Podcast”.  Sure, it’s not the catchiest of names, but to be fair, he did come up with it while he was sleeping.  Friend Dog Studios makes Mondays worth getting out of bed for, really!  And they have lots of other videos that make Tuesday,...

Melody Stewart is the founder of act.land and President of iactingstudioskc.com. She is a filmmaker

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Eric Singer – Actors Who Played Re...

In this segment, dialect coach Eric Singer talks about actors who played real people, and how they mastered their idiosyncratic speech.  It’s called ‘idiolects’ for those linguists in the crowd, and it’s remarkable how it works!  Take a listen… Melody StewartMelody Stew...

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This isn’t your Vikings shield wall or WWII bombing raid, the battle being fought in the appropriately named film “Battle” pits the dancing ambitions of one teenage girl against the desires of her soul and body.  In short, the heroine, Amalie must discover who she really is and how she wants to live, ...

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“The Last Kingdom” was the beginning of many more, all fashioned in the same history, repeating itself for all to learn.  If King Alfred’s kingdom of Wessex was the last stronghold o...

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