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On this special segment of Couch Trip Cinema, Matthew Currie Holmes sits down with his good friend and Indie fimmaking luminary, Gavin Michael Booth.

Who the hell is Gavin Micheal Booth? A Canadian born, LA-based independent filmmaker, Gavin doesn’t know the word ‘can’t’. Constantly creating and challenging himself, he has accumulated an impressive body of work. And it’s all REALLY GOOD. 

Gavin’s film, music video and commercial work has been featured around the globe in theaters, on television and online. His work includes collaborations with Third Eye Blind, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, and Blumhouse. His reality TV-inspired horror film Scarehouse and multi-award winning, shot-in-one-take, suicide drama Last Call are testaments to Gavin’s never-say-die approach to independent filmmaking.

And his beautifully conceived and shot music videos — including his visionary work with SYML (Where’s My Love) and Bleu (Everything is Fine, Halloween Horror Video) — are pure art.

Because Gavin never slows down, I thought it would be fun to check in with him every couple of weeks to see where he’s at with the myriad of projects he has in development.

This premiere segment serves as our introduction to Gavin: an intelligent, thoughtful model of tenacity and talent. I hope you enjoy this up close and personal, inside look at the life and mind of a passionate, truly DIY filmmaker. His insights into the industry are as fascinating as the films he makes.

WHAT’S NEXT

Join us next week, Tuesday, April 21st, for another CineBytes segment when I’ll be sharing a couple of films I think the critics got wrong. Then be sure to join us on Tuesday, April 28th, for another in-depth filmmaker interview. My special guest will be talented actress/writer/filmmaker Brea Grant (Friday Night Lights, Dexter, and the upcoming Lucky).

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Couch Trip Cinema

Hosted by accomplished writer, director, actor, and musician Matthew Currie Holmes, COUCH TRIP CINEMA digs deeper into why filmmakers are almost pathologically compelled to make movies. Each episode features an interview with a successful director, screenwriter, producer, and/or actor currently working in the industry. In between couch trips, be sure to tune in for mini episodes we call “CineBytes”. This is where Currie Holmes will be promoting some of his favorite films, old and new, just like he did back in his days managing a mom and pop video store. Once a month, he’ll also be checking in with his good friend and fellow filmmaker Gavin Booth for a special “Checking in With Gavin” bonus episode.


Couch Trip Cinema is available on all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Links to all platforms are available from the podcast’s show page, where you’ll find an archive of all show episodes and links to our Facebook and Instagram pages. You can also leave us a voice message or help support this show. If you like this show, please consider leaving a review on your favorite podcast platform, as it does so much to help us expand our audience and help others discover the show. 

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