Originally Aired: 10/09/20 – We review The Right Stuff. We talk with director Brea Grant of 12 Hour Shift and also with actor Sydney Myer of Grand Army.

Show Notes:

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We talk with actor, director, producer, writer, and comic creator Brea Grant! Her latest directorial offering, 12 Hour Shift, is available on Video on Demand. Brea talks about the film and more. Brea Grant’s acting career started with playing Jean Binnel on Friday Night Lights, Daphne Millbrook on Heroes and Ryan Chambers on Dexter. Her directorial debut, an apocalyptic road trip movie called Best Friends Forever, premiered at Slamdance Film Festival in 2013. Grant wrote and directed her second feature in 2019, a dark heist film entitled, 12 Hour Shift, starring Angela Bettis, Chloe Farnworth, David Arquette and Mick Foley. The film was shot on location in Arkansas with the production company, HCT Media. She has also seen success in the world of comics. Brea runs a weekly podcast with Mallory O’Meara on the Maximum Fun network about reading and books called Reading Glasses.

Our review of The Right Stuff starring Patrick J. Adams, Jake McDorman and Colin O’Donoghue. Astronauts and their families become instant celebrities in a competition that will either kill them or make them immortal in the quest to be a part of Project Mercury.

We also talk with actor Sydney Meyer. Sydney returns to Geek Hard to talk about her role in the new series, Grand Army. The show debuts on Netflix on October 16th. Sydney Meyer has amassed a significant body of work in several film and television productions including Transplant, Departure, V-Wars, The Expanse, Saving Hope, Level 16 and Degrassi: The Next Generation. Her first big break came when she was cast as Helen Blackthorn in the highly popular supernatural drama television series Shadowhunters. It was with this project that she experienced firsthand the power of a strong fandom for a television show. Coming up next, Sydney is set to star in the new Netflix series Grand Army which follows a group of New York City teenagers as they navigate life, sex, and trauma inside and outside of the halls of their public Brooklyn high school. 

It was a great show!

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Production Credits:

Geek Hard Logo – Candice Hibbard and Rich Robbins
Technical Production – Gary LaBarr, Recorded at the Reality Radio 101 Studio
Hosts/Producers – Andrew Young & James Green

Music Credits:

Opening Music “Eterna Teen” by Mark
“Silence Trumps Lies” by Sloan
“Blood of The Lamb” by Willie and Bobbie Nelson
“Young Hearts” by Matt Glass
“Spacehog” by Spacehog
“Yeager’s Triumph” by Bill Conti
“I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City” by Harry Nilsson
Closing Music “Kelly’s Heroes” by Black Grape