From Suarez's Basement - A Communication, Media, and the Arts Podcast

by Francisco J Suarez

Are you looking for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek from some of your favorite TV shows, movies, play, musicals, concerts, and more? Then, From Suarez’s Basement is the podcast for you! Our goal is to build a bridge between YOU, the audience, and those experts in the Communication, Media, and Arts fields. Our mission is to keep you informed, educated, and entertained by having meaningful conversations with the profes ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 6

  • Creating the Arconia - (Only Murders in the Building) Production Designer - Patrick Howe.

    Creating the Arconia - (Only Murders in the Building) Production Designer - Patrick Howe.

    Patrick Howe, a five-time Emmy award winning production designer, is FSB’s extraordinary guest for this week. In this episode, Professor Suarez and Howe have an in-depth discussion about the intricacies of the work Howe does as an on-set designer, as well as the time management skills that are a must-have while working in both the theater and film industries. Howe details all these aspects while talking about his most recent work on the world-renowned TV show, Only Murders in the Building. If you’re an “Only Murders'' fan, then you don’t want to miss this episode!

  • EDM with Associate Professor, Paul Leary

    EDM with Associate Professor, Paul Leary

    Paul Leary, a talented electronic musician and a professor at SUNY Oswego, is our special guest this week on FSB. Professor Suarez had the opportunity to ask Leary about what music means to him and the ways in which students can be successful in any industry they choose in the future. Later they discuss electronic music and the process he undergoes, as well as Leary’s first-ever album. Be sure to check out this latest episode!

  • Diego Vicentini, Venezuelan Film Director for the movie "SIMON."

    Diego Vicentini, Venezuelan Film Director for the movie "SIMON."

    Diego Vicentini, talented Venezuelan filmmaker, is our special guest to kick off FSB's newest season. Professor Suarez had the opportunity to talk with Vicentini about his debut and overnight success of his first feature film, Simón. The film has been chosen to represent Venezuela at the 38th Goya Awards. In this conversation, Suarez and Vicentini also discuss film-making cost and distribution, film marketing and promotion as well as exciting and very personal upcoming projects for the Venezuelan film director. Be sure not to miss this engaging conversation!

  • The Wheel of Time, actor Marcus Rutherford visited the basement!

    The Wheel of Time, actor Marcus Rutherford visited the basement!

    British actor Marcus Rutherford visited the basement! On this occasion, we had the pleasure of talking with the actor who brings to life the character of Perrin Aybara in the acclaimed Amazon Prime miniseries The Wheel of Time. Not only is Marcus a first-class actor who has built his career thanks to his talent and hard work, but he is a lovely human being and worthy of the success coming his way. We spoke about his love for acting, his beginnings, his connection with the role of Perrin, and his upcoming projects. This inspirational conversation is a must-listen for those pursuing acting as a career and The Wheel of Time fanatics!

  • Apple TV "Black Bird" creator and showrunner Dennis Lehane visit the basement!

    Apple TV "Black Bird" creator and showrunner Dennis Lehane visit the basement!

    In this new episode of From Suarez’s Basement, I had the unique opportunity to pick the brain of Dennis Lehane who is the writer behind the acclaimed limited series on Apple TV “Black Bird.” In our conversation we explore Dennis’ impressive career as a novelist with more than twelve novels successfully published and four of them adapted for film and television. We spoke about creative writing and the process of adapting a novel into a script. Specifically, how he adapted the memoir of “Black Bird” into a TV series as his role as writer and showrunner of the show. You won’t want to miss this one!