For this episode of The Filmcraziest Show, I was able to chat with fellow podcaster Sabrina Furminger, host of the YVR Screen Scene podcast based in Vancouver. I spoke with her in time for a special benefit she is hosting tomorrow, Saturday May 8 (at 2 p.m. PST and 5 p.m. EST), called the YVR Screen Scene for India. It’s an online event designed to raise money for India and the current COVID-19 landscape there, with the ticket sales going straight to three different charities in India.
Sabrina Rani Furminger has put together a cast of six stars of the Vancouver film industry for a panel akin to Inside the Actors Studio (but with a South Asian Canadian twist). The panel is hosted by Furminger and will feature stars like Agam Darshi (known for Funny Boy), Dhirendra (Lego Jurassic Park: The Legend of Isla Nublar), Praneet Akilla (Nancy Drew), Rekha Sharma (Battlestar Galactica), Sachin Sahel (The 100) and Sandy Sidhu (Nurses).
In the conversation, we discuss the background and what made Sabrina want to put this together, how quickly she put it together, the situation in India, and some of the conversations they may have come Saturday. The conversation about YVR Scene Screen for India goes until about 28 minutes.
Then, we transition into how Sabrina first come to Vancouver with her husband Paul Furminger, her love for The X-Files, remembering her friend Darren Shahlavi and how he inspired her, as well as why she loves podcasting so much and these conversations. To wrap up, I turn the tables on Sabrina even more and use her own questions against her from the YVR Screen Scene podcast and ask some of her own favourite questions – where we chat karaoke, Hayden Christensen, junk food and embracing your inner geek.
It’s a long but neat conversation and you can listen to it below (or download here), and the YouTube video is embedded below, as well. You can find tickets for the YVR Scene Screen for India right here – even if you aren’t attending, buying a ticket is a big help – and be sure to check out Sabrina’s podcast at that same website, too.