7th Annual Indie Series Awards Interviews: Martha Madison, Kathleen Gati and more!

Atmosphere 7th Annual Indie Series Awards El Portal Theatre North Hollywood, CA 4/6/16 © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com 310-657-9661
Actress Kathleen Gati attends the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com
Actress Kathleen Gati attends the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

Kathleen Gati – “Winterthorne”

Congratulations on the nomination for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series, how are you feeling tonight?

Kathleen Gati: I’m very excited, the energy is very fantastic, there are so many great nominees and shows, a lot of great awards to be given out so its very exciting to be here and be a part of this.

For the two people who haven’t seen Winterthorne, give us a quick rundown on your character.

Gati: I play Valentina Winterthrone, it’s a family of women, well women run the world and the candy empire. Its slightly futuristic in my humble opinion but it’s also very strong powerful women that control the men. Not that I want to control the men, but it’s a very interesting change from the normal. I think Michael Caruso the creator has come up with a brilliant material, everything about it is unusual and special the role was fantastic and I was so excited to play it.

I have to ask a General Hospital question. Can you give any hints on what’s coming up with Dr. Obrecht?

Gati: A lot of fun crazy stuff. Tis past year with Dr. O was mild and tame, so they are really spicing me up again so I’m really happy about that.

Online the fans are really love work and scenes with Roger (Howarth who plays Franco). There’s magic there between you two.

Gati: Thank you, well you can look forward to more of me and Roger!


'Conversations from the Afterlife' stars Adam Henry Garcia and Aden Hakimi attend the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. Photo courtesy HeadShot Truck.
‘Conversations from the Afterlife’ stars Adam Henry Garcia and Aden Hakimi attend the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. Photo courtesy HeadShot Truck.

Adam Henry Garcia – Aden Hakimi “Conversations from the Afterlife”

Can you tell us a little about the series?

Adam Henry Garcia: It’s a story about guy who sold his soul, he’s working a terrible afterlife punishment sort of job as a result. The arch of the story is him trying to get back to a better place, basically get redeemed. It also has a lot of potty mouth and generally innocuous conversation, that’s kind of the hook.

Tell us about your characters.

Aden Hakimi: I play the devil’s psychiatrist, I’ve been with him hundreds of years and I have heard all of his garbage and arguments, ranting’s all of that and I try to keep him mellow. That’s my punishment for having sold my soul hundreds of years before hand. The show has lots of fun twist, its incorporating this idea of a corporate world into the afterlife.

Garcia: (Chimes in) That kind of what hell is, and there’s lot of bureaucracy, there’s water cooler talk. It’s an identifying context but in a world that no one really knows anything about.

You can see all nine episodes exclusively at http://www.conversationsfromtheafterlife.com/


Brianna Brown, cast of EASTSIDERS attend the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com
Brianna Brown, cast of EASTSIDERS
attend the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA on 4/6/16. © Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com

Kit Williamson – Brianna Brown “EastSiders”

Congratulations! With so many nominations for EastSiders, are you looking forward to tonight?

Kit Williamson: We are so excited, this is such a great event, this is our third year coming to the Indie Series Awards. Roger [Newcomb, Creator of Indies Series Awards] always puts on an amazing event, we love everyone who’s involved in it.

Will we get another season?

Williamson: We’ll see.

Will you return for Season four of Devious Maids?

Brianna Brown: We’ll see!

Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, “EastSiders” explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. Learn more about the series at http://www.eastsiderstheseries.com/


Elisabeth Ness
Redheads Anonymous writer/producer Kevin Sebastian, creator/producer/editor/actress Elisabeth Ness and director of photograhy Ed Nescot. Photo Credit: ERIK URTZ/SNOBBYROBOT.COM

Elisabeth Ness – Ed Nescot – Kevin Sebastian “Redhead Anonymous”

For viewers who have not seen the series, can you give us a rundown on what Redhead Anonymous is about?

Elisabeth Ness: My character Molly discovers the Redhead Scholarship, which actually exist. And in order to get she must make a video essay on what it means to be a redhead. So she goes on adventures with all her redhead friends and hijinks ensues.

You can find Redhead Anonymous on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr. Visit their official website at http://www.redheadsanonymous.com/

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