#3 - Mike Baez: Indie Filmmaking, Troma Studios, and Committing to the Craft
Mike Baez is a writer, filmmaker, cinematographer, and trained actor with a hilarious sensibility that shines through in all of his work (and this conversation!). Humanist, and thinker with a heart of gold, Mike recently moved to Los Angeles after living in New York and working with Lloyd Kaufman and Troma Entertainment on Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013) and Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017). Inspired by his experience with Troma, Mike produced his first feature-length independent film, Stiffed (2016), a coming-of-age comedy about an anti-hero waiter who robs people that don't tip. These days you can find Mike moving around and about LA, working on getting his scripts published and collaborating with other actors, investors, and filmmakers. He also appeared in Judah Friedlander's, How To Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational Karate Book by the World Champion (2010).
Reach out to Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Instagram @mikeb_theactor
Mike Baez as Donatello in Troma Entertainment's Return to Nuke 'Em High Volume 1 (2013) and Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017). These are sequels to the cult classics of Class of Nuke Em High 1, 2, and 3 (1986-94).
Stiffed (2016) on IMDB
See Mike in Judah Friedlander's book, How To Beat Up Anybody.
Los Angeles Times article about co-living at Eddy in Hollywood.
Troma Entertainment, Inc: https://www.troma.com/
An episode about Troma on the podcast, Wizard and the Bruiser.
Tracks Here In This Darkness and Jub Attack were provided by Michael Radford. Hear more at https://soundcloud.com/mubba.
Originally recorded on August 23rd, 2019.
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