A storytelling podcast from KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. Each week, Aspiring actors, musicians, models, filmmakers and more share their stories and experiences of working to fulfill their dreams in L.A.'s entertainment industry.
Trey Everett grew up in Texas with a passion for music, but somehow ended up in Los Angeles working as an actor. Trey shares his stories about valuable lessons learned, humbling experiences, and even tells how after a chance encounter on set, he may have been the inspiration for a popular television show. Trey also opens up about coming to the realization of needing to go back to his true passion of music, and how he ended up playing drums for the band Moonlight Graham. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/spokendreams.
Laura Hartley is an actress and comedian from the city of Pleasant Hill in Northern California. After experiencing the thrill of being onstage at a young age, Laura knew she wanted to be a performer. She continued acting and singing through high school until finally pursuing a degree in musical theater.Through a college program, Laura found herself in New York City studying performing arts. She initially believed she was destined for Broadway, but after acting in front of a camera for the first time, her whole plan changed. She decided instead that she would move to Los Angeles to pursue film and television acting. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams
Callie Prendiville is an actress and playwright from Southern California. At a young age, Callie enjoyed reading, storytelling and history. She fell in love with theater after discovering it was a synthesis of many of the things she cared about. While she enjoyed performing throughout high school, Callie was initially hesitant to pursue acting as a career. She eventually followed her gut, and committed herself to going after her dreams. She would go on to earn an M.F.A in Performance so that she could combine her love for acting with a love for teaching. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Evan Rogers is an aspiring storyteller who grew up in San Jose. Imaginative from a young age, Evan wanted to figure out a way to bring the same joy he experienced from immersing himself in stories to other people. After finding no sustainable work in the Bay Area’s film industry, Evan decided to pull up stakes and move to Los Angeles. Once he arrived in L.A., Evan would discover just how difficult breaking into the industry really is. His first experience working on a film project evolved into a bizarre web of lies, mystery, and drama. Full show notes available at http://Ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Michael O'Brien is a professional magician in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Like many kids, Michael grew up fascinated with magic, even learning how to perform several simple tricks for friends and family. As he got older, his enthusiasm for magic waned as he began to focus on other things. It wasn't until watching a sleight of hand magician performing on Hollywood Boulevard that Michael's interest in magic was reignited, and he set out to achieve a dream of becoming professional magician. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Michael NOMAD Ripoll is an artist, composer, producer, and session musician who has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry. A guitar virtuoso, NOMAD is fluent in dozens of music genres, and has worked with artists such as Barbara Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Colbie Caillat, Celine Dion, and Justin Bieber. He has also worked on numerous film scores with iconic composers such as John Powell and Danny Elfman. Additionally, NOMAD also serves as the musical director and guitarist for Grammy-Award winning artist and songwriter, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Hector Chavez is a voice actor from Orange County. Growing up, he never anticipated he would be pursuing a career in show business. That changed when a celebrity guest speaker visited his school and inspired Hector to pursue acting. He began finding opportunities to perform, and developed a love for entertaining audiences and capturing their attention. As time went on, however, Hector found himself putting his dreams on hold. A fear of rejection, and the uncertainty of being able to provide for his family led Hector down a more traditional path. It wasn't until a near-death experience that his perspective changed, and he realized he felt unfulfilled in his career. He discovered voice acting, and vowed to commit himself 100% to pursuing his passion. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Zack Golovan is an actor in Los Angeles. Originally from Illinois, he grew up in the Chicago suburb of Buffalo Grove. As a kid, he enjoyed entertaining close friends and family, but he still considered himself to be a shy person, so a life on stage didn't seem likely. However, once he reached high school, Zack decided to give acting a shot. He found that being involved in the communal act of putting on performances helped him overcome his shyness, and empowered him to pursue the things he enjoyed. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Tanya Hreiz is an aspiring host and personality. She grew up in a small suburb of Philadelphia, but always believed she was destined for a future in a bigger city. While she always felt she wanted to be in the spotlight, Tanya struggled to pinpoint exactly what it was she wanted to do as a career. After a traumatic car accident, Tanya discovered acting as a way to channel her emotions and let them out on-stage. She made the decision that she would come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams.
Kenny Lee is an actor, singer, dancer, and comedian from Los Angeles. Kenny has been performing since he was 5-years old. The grandson of a church minister, Kenny would travel around with his family putting on music and dance performances. As he got older, he continued to find opportunities to perform. When it came to chasing his dreams, there was no stopping Kenny. But a few years ago, something completely unexpected happened to Kenny that would change his life forever. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/SpokenDreams