Best-selling author and serendipity researcher Dr. Christian Busch
Groundbreaking serendipity researcher and best-selling author Dr. Christian Busch spent the past 10 years figuring out a science-based approach to creating good luck. He says we’re looking at luck incorrectly. Connect the Dots: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck is the culmination of his decade of research on serendipity, including his study of people who work in film.
In this episode, we dive into how you can change your trajectory for the better by accelerating your good luck.
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In this episode, we’re speaking with writer and director Clarence Fuller about his unconventional journey as a filmmaker and weaving his own childhood into his first feature, Signs of Love.

Signs of Love was the opening night film at the 2022 Brooklyn Film Festival and stars Rosanna Arquette, Dylan Penn, Zoë Bleu Sidel and Hopper Jack Penn.

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In this episode, we’re speaking with pioneering filmmaker Nina Menkes, who’s one of the first women to present a feature film at Sundance and the filmmaker behind documentary BRAINWASHED: Sex-Camera-Power, which premiered at Sundance 2022 and has since screened at other prominent festivals worldwide. BRAINWASHED was released theatrically in October 2022 by Kino Lorber.

Considered a cinematic feminist pioneer and one of America’s foremost independent filmmakers, Nina has shown widely in major international film festivals including multiple premieres at Sundance, Cannes, the Berlinale and Toronto.

Nina has an MFA with high honors from the UCLA Film School (1989). She’s taught film directing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and is currently a faculty member at California Institute of the Arts. She is a directing member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Nina synthesizes inner-dream worlds with harsh, outer realities. She was called “brilliant, one of the most provocative artists in film today” by the Los Angeles Times, and her body of work was described as “controversial, intense and visually stunning” by Sight and Sound. Nina has referred to herself as a witch; and Dennis Lim, writing in The New York Times, called her a “cinematic sorceress.” 

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