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Reel Life with Dan Napoli

Nov 23, 2021

What’s the best way for a filmmaker to manage the weight of making a film about a true iconoclast? Having no idea who the subject is going into pitching yourself is a great start! 

That’s just one of the many honest and insightful stories the wickedly talented Fernado...


Nov 1, 2021

Kendall and Vera Whelpton are not only robots, ninjas, and filmmakers, but they are also husbands and wife! Host Dan Napoli visits with the couple behind Robot Ninja Media (their production company) and their SVOD paranormal doc smash The House In Between. 

Kendal and Vera share their unique approach to paranormal...


Sep 28, 2021

On this episode, New York City based stand-up comedian and documentary filmmaker Jeff Cerulli joins host Dan Napoli to talk about the craft of documentary filmmaking.
Jeff shares an unfettered look at creating two of his signature works Hungry , his film about the world of competitive eating and the famed Nathan’s...


Aug 11, 2021

Because Miami…it’s not just a hashtag. It’s at the core of filmmaker Billy Corben’s work. Since his debut at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, Corben has made a career telling stories of Miami, with almost a dozen spectacular documentaries to his credit. - The Cocaine Cowboys triology exploring the drug trade of...


Jul 14, 2021

On this episode, Dan visits with Deedle Lacour and Justin Wilson –two of the four filmmakers who created the documentary Filmage: The Story of Descendents / All.

The trio discuss balancing the storytelling between two bands who are in essence one, DP Justin Wilson’s goal with the art direction and shots used as...