Words With Oz – Podcast Episode 95

Benchmark Media Entertainment’s Giovanni Pacialeo and Paul Sullivan join The Words With Oz Podcast this week. Benchmark Media and Entertainment is an award-winning production agency with the art of telling your brand’s story.

From The Matrix Trilogy and Superman to Woven Threads and My Family Feast… these guys have been apart of all corners of the film & television industry. They dive into their tribulations with the accepted standards of the industry, and their effort in going out on their own to create a life as well as their award winning work.

We asked Paul and Gio on the show to because of their ability to think outside the box. Their specific question:

In an industry where the norm is so heavily engrained and rarely faces rebuttal, what drove you to buck the system and what sets the two of you apart from others in that you had the stubbornness to succeed in change where others have so often failed?

Paul and Gio talk us through how they’ve created an avenue for the brands that they film about fund the series they create, an interesting and unique avenue to find a deeper pool of funds in an world where funding is not always available. We speak about their early work, where they come from, their genuine interest in humans and their inspirational love from what they do.

Show Notes. 

00.00 : – Introduction and Adverts

02.30 : – WWO Intro

03.27 : 07.46 – Introducing Benchmark.

07.47 : 10.36 – Connection

10.37 : 16.12 – Family vs the Film Industry.

16.13 : 21.32 – Resourcefulness.

21.33 : 29.01 – A better attitude.

29.02 : 31.56 – It’s Hard. Who Cares.

31.57 : 38.50 – Recognising Complimentary Strengths.

38.51 : 47.35 – Choose what You Do.

47.36 : 50.10 – Is All In Too Far?

50.11 : 54.27 – A New Way

54.28 : 1.00.12 – Translate the Story

1.00.13 : 1.05.52 – Misses aren’t failure, they’re lessons.

1.05.53 : 1:05.17 – Fostering a collaborative environment

1.05.18 : 1:07.20 – School Morning Mantra

1.07.21 : 1.09.02 – Oz’ Take Aways

1.09.03 : 1.09.15 – Benchmark’s Ambition.

1.09.16 : 1.10.04 – Thank and Wrap Up.

Originally published on Words With Oz.

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