Via Zoom: Curtis Matzke & Bradley Powell on Their Series ‘The Work’

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CHICAGO – Filmmakers from Chicago get their moment in the spotlight via the new YouTube series “The Work.” Hosts Curtis Matzke and Bradley Power, also local filmmakers, have created episodes featuring in-depth perspectives from their industry guests. Access the series by clicking The Work.

Centered around topics like “Ideas,” “Confidence,” “The Producer’s Philosophy” “Strategy” and more, Matzke and Powell reached out to their filmmaker colleagues Sam George, Kevin Pickman, LeLe Park, Jim Vendiola, Mishu Hilmy, Grace Hahn, Robert Bruce Carter and Emily Lape. They are wrapping up the first month of episode releases, and will have a free and open-to-all Virtual Wrap Party that can be accessed by clicking here.

Curtis Matzke and Bradley Powell of ‘The Work’
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Curtis Matzke is a Chicago director/screenwriter, as well as cinematographer and producer, and is the founder of Unfurnished Films. In 2018, Curtis was named “Most Diabolical” by the National Academy of Sciences and Austin Film Festival. Bradley Powell is a Chicago writer/director, through Hinterlands Productions, and is expected to release his short film “The Birder” later this year.

In an interview Via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Curtis Matzke and Bradley Power talk about their series “The Work” and how it puts into perspective the challenges of filmmaking in Chicago.

For more information about “The Work,” go to the Website, the Facebook Page and again the YouTube Channel. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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