The OutCast Presented by Outfest

The OutCast Presented by Outfest

14 Episodes

Hosted by filmmaker David Kittredge, each OutCast is a fun no-holds-barred conversation with accomplished and iconic creators and performers about what draws them to their projects, the rough-and-tumble of getting them made, and the legacy they hope to leave behind! Featuring guests like drag legend Miss Coco Peru to the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell to award-winning filmmakers Jeffrey Schwarz and Rachel Mason to performers like Jonathan Groff and Daryl Stephens, The OutCast is by turns thought-provoking and always outrageously entertaining!

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The OutCast Presented by Outfest
  • Outfest LA 2020 Highlights: Tahara & Cowboys

    Episode 1

    It’s the OutCast’s first season finale! We’re highlighting five 2020 Outfest LA Festival films and it’s so big, it’s two parts! In part one, host David Kittredge chats with Outfest Executive Director Damien Navarro and Director of Programming Mike Dougherty about the challenges and triumphs of th...

  • The OutCast: Justin Simien

    Episode 2

    Host David Kittredge welcomes award-winning writer-director Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) to discuss his career as a trailblazing Black creative in Hollywood, balancing satire with heart, and how tackling racism across his film and television work has been "not so much prescient as ...

  • The OutCast: Jim Fall and Miss Coco Peru

    Episode 3

    It's all Trick and plenty of treats in our second episode of the OutCast Presented by Outfest! In this episode, host David Kittredge speaks with Trick director Jim Fall and Drag Superstar Coco Peru about the 1999 gay rom-com classic as well as plans for the sequel.

  • The OutCast: Rachel and Josh Mason

    Episode 4

    Performance artist, musician, and director Rachel Mason and her brother Josh Mason join David to talk about the acclaimed documentary on Netflix, Circus of Books.

  • The OutCast: Doug Spearman

    Episode 5

    Host David Kittredge chats with the filmmakers behind the 2019 Outfest Los Angeles film From Zero to I Love You: writer/director Doug Spearman; stars Darryl Stephens, Scott Bailey, Keili Lefkovitz; and producer Alan Koenigsberg. They cover everything from the tenacity needed to make independent f...

  • The OutCast: John Cameron Mitchell, Bryan Weller and Brian Kates

    Episode 6

    What do punk rock, aliens and 70s London have in common? Take out your wig in a box and listen to the latest episode of The OutCast Presented by Outfest as David Kittredge is joined by award-winning actor, writer, director and musician John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), co-compose...

  • We're Here - Bob The Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara

    Episode 7

    On the latest episode from the OutCast-- host David Kittredge kikis with drag superstars Bob The Drag Queen, Shangela, and Eureka O’Hara about their HBO Original Series We’re Here. The fabulous trio spills the tea about their favorite moments during filming, how they support queens of color durin...

  • The OutCast: Jeffrey Schwarz

    Episode 8

    On the latest episode of The OutCast Presented by Outfest, host David Kittredge chats with Outfest alumnus and award-winning producer/director Jeffrey Schwarz (VITO, I AM DIVINE, THE FABULOUS ALLAN CARR, TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL and many others) about his passion for documentary filmmaking, how he...

  • The OutCast: Michael Mayer, Christian Borle & Jonathan Groff

    Episode 9

    It’s all about theater on this episode of The OutCast Presented by Outfest, when host David Kittredge has an in-depth chat with acclaimed director Michael Mayer and actors Christian Borle and Jonathan Groff about their 2020 production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Mayer’s SPRING AWAKENING and THOROU...

  • The Outcast: Laverne Cox, Sam Feder and Amy Scholder

    Episode 10

    Take a trip through the celluloid closet of trans visibility with host David Kittredge as he chats with the filmmakers behind the acclaimed documentary DISCLOSURE: director Sam Feder, producer Amy Scholder and executive producer Laverne Cox. From the years of outreach, fundraising, shooting and e...

  • The Outcast: Christine Vachon

    Episode 11

    We’re going back to our indie film roots this week on The OutCast Presented By Outfest when host David Kittredge talks with one of the most acclaimed producers of the past few decades, Christine Vachon. From her start working on the set of PARTING GLANCES to shepherding iconic movies of the New Q...

  • The OutCast - H.P. Mendoza

    Episode 12

    It’s all about indie filmmaking this week on the OutCast Presented by Outfest! Host David Kittredge catches up with his friend, filmmaker, actor and musician H.P. Mendoza, about why being a tech nerd can help you shoot indie movies for incredibly low budgets, how being an introvert can boost prod...

  • The Outcast: Jamie Babbit

    Episode 13

    Building a successful career as a director in the industry is tough— but to do it as a woman when almost all working directors were men? That’s a triumph. Host David Kittredge delves deep with trailblazing director Jamie Babbit, from her start working on set with David Fincher to her LGBT classic...

  • Tune in next week for the Season 1 finale

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    The OutCast presented by Outfest is taking this week off to finish producing the big season one finale next week, highlighting some of the best films from Outfest Los Angeles Film Festival 2020. That episode will feature filmmakers from TAHARA, COWBOYS, TWO EYES, P.S. BURN THIS LETTER PLEASE and ...

  • Outfest LA 2020 Highlights: Two Eyes, P.S. Burn This Letter Please, Dramarama

    Episode 14

    It’s part two of the OutCast’s season finale and we’re highlighting three more films the from 2020 Outfest LA Festival! First, host David Kittredge chats with writer/director Travis Fine & star Kate Bornstein about their beautiful triptych TWO EYES, which tells three interweaving stories spanning...