From January 2017 through June 2018, Naomi hosted a weekly podcast, Fear(ful)less: Filmmaking From the Edge. The show was a weekly window into the successes, failures, and adventures of an independent filmmaker. Every week, Naomi worked to bust the myth of the “overnight success” by pulling back the curtain on her real struggles, real wins, and real conversations as she attempted to crack the nuts and bolts of breaking through in Hollywood, and, hopefully, take down the white patriarchy in the process.
Naomi unpacked the “middle years” of an artist and entrepreneur, as she shared the in-the-trenches, nitty-gritty journey of making her first two feature films Imagine I’m Beautiful and Bite Me, while also interviewing a broad range of folks connected to the film industry - including Naomi Grossman, Sonja O’Hara, Peter Lalish, Maria Giese, Jack Lechner, and many more – about their own struggles, victories, and experiences.
THE JOYFUL VAMPIRE TOUR OF AMERICA
From May to August 2019, Naomi and her team took her second feature film, Bite Me, on a whimsical 51-screening, 40-city, 3-month, RV-fueled tour of the United States. Their goal was to innovate how independent films are distributed, by taking the power back from the gatekeepers and exploring a direct-to-fan model that included event-based screenings, audience members in costume, Joyful Vampire Balls, 13,0001 miles driven in RV, and expansive lessons on the state of film distribution and viewership today.
The entire tour and distribution experience was documented in real-time via an entertaining, hilarious, and informative weekly YouTube series made by filmmaker Kiwi Callahan and is available on YouTube .
To read Naomi’s re-cap of lessons learned, visit her post on Seed&Spark HERE .
Naomi was a writer for Season 1 of Amazon's original series, The New Yorker Presents, based on the world's most award-winning magazine, which premiered at Sundance 2016.
She wrote the teleplay adaptation of Miranda July's short story Roy Spivey, which starred Allison Price and Murray Barlett and was directed by Michael Slovis (Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones) and appeared in Episode 6 of the series.
CARRY ME HOME
During the early days of Covid-19, Naomi was invited to write the premiere episode of Day by Day, a podcast of short, narrative radio plays exploring "stories from our new normal."
Her episode, Carry Me Home, was performed by Gideon Adlon (Blockers), Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why), and Michael O'Neill (Dallas Buyers Club) and features the song Dreamboat, written and performed by her brother, Obadiah Jones.