Connected AF Podcast
Creating a safe space for creatives to have open, honest, authentic, and connected conversations.
Hosted by Cottrell Guidry
Michael is an incredibly talented actor, director, and producer from Los Angeles, CA. You may recognize him as Tyler Lockwood from the hit series Vampire Diaries. Currently, he's one of the stars of Roswell New Mexico. In this episode, Michael tells us how he stays inspired during the slow times, how he expands himself as an artist, and what it truly means to trust in your own process.
Mei Kwok is DJ, Model, Surfer, and branding expert from New York City. She started in PR, building brands and producing events for some of the biggest names in fashion and entertainment. She was part of the female DJ movement that took NYC by storm. She's modeled for Gap, Vogue, and many others. In this episode we discuss how she built herself into a brand, burning out from overworking, and the all-around hustle you have to have growing up in New York City.
Matt Alonzo is an incredibly talented Director and filmmaker known for working with some of the biggest music artists in the industry. He's worked with Lil Wayne, French Montana, The Game, Tyler the Creator, the list goes on. In this episode, we discuss how Matt got his start, what it means to be in service of the project, and what's next for him as a filmmaker.
Devin is a DJ and music producer from Los Angeles, CA. He's been setting the vibe at some of the biggest clubs all over the globe for over 15 years. Devin got his start DJing the most exclusive clubs in Hollywood, then went on to be a music consultant for film and TV. Recently, he and his DJ partner Brody Jenner landed a contract with the Tao group to play all of their venues throughout the US. In this episode, we discuss dealing with anxiety, the difficulties of maintaining a relationship, being immersed in drinking culture, and the balance between home life and club life.
Rochée is an extremely talented writer, director, and producer. She's written for critically acclaimed shows such as Bigger (BET), Woke (Hulu), Smilf (Showtime), and many others. Rochée currently has two shows in development, one with FX and the other with Apple TV. In this episode, we discussed believing in yourself, mental health, and her journey in the entertainment industry.
Ty Hodges is an award-winning actor and filmmaker. His latest film that he wrote, starred in, and produced, Venus As A Boy, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2021 and took home the audience award for best online premier. In this episode, Ty explains the challenges and victories he experiences creating his own path in the entertainment industry.