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Christian Brescia 00:00
Now Mindy, we've had quite a few viewers and listeners actually write in questions, comments, which Thank you everybody that has written to us, either through YouTube or through the website, we are getting your messages or reading them. And we really enjoy the feedback. But there's a number one standout question that we've gotten every single week. And I think we, we probably should, you know, fill our listeners in. And that question is most recently from our listener, Jackie, how you and I met? So if you want to start until your version, then I'll pick up until mine.
Mindy Cohn 00:31
Well, first of all, I don't know how many years ago but it's definitely over two decades. Yeah, it's about 20 or 20 years. 20. Like, have I hit it? Yeah, it feels like longer. It feels like our whole lives. But what you also 12 we met uh, I had a friend who owned a production house and you're a producer at that production house, and I needed a couple of things done. I think one was my demo reel, of some kind and we were coming have put together in a dark room. And you made things that sounds really more interesting than it really was. But along the way, we just struck up a very quick and deep friendship. And we, I call you my puppy, but really, you're like my little brother, but I call you Papi. And you call me little mama or Mama, but we really are like siblings, I love your family copious amounts. And, and I think of them as an extension of my family and my family feels the same way about themselves. Anyway, that's my version.
Christian Brescia 01:31
Mine is very similar. Mine is less vivid on the production of what we were doing, because I remember, you know, being at work and being introduced to you and, you know, I don't get starstruck pretty much ever even living in Los Angeles because there's, you know, celebrities everywhere and all over the place. I just didn't expect you to come into my office that particular day and be like, Hi, I'm Mindy. And I was like, Hello, I I know who you are. I grew up watching television with you know, this is you know, part of life. Remember my big takeaway, particularly from that day was how warm and inviting you were, how personable you were, how charming, how gracious and generous you were because I mean, I think we were doing a little bit of work and you made a point to go out, I remember you ran and got me like a glass of water or something, even though I'm perfectly capable of getting water myself, I think we had two PCs in the office that could have done the job for us. But like, we got up from the work we were doing, because I needed you know, I was a little parched for whatever reason, and you fetch some water and it was pretty amazing. And I just remember thinking like, Oh, this is a real down to earth, salt of the earth, human, you know, and I tend to gravitate to those people because I kind of like zero, that I don't like a lot of the filler in the fluff and we're business you got right down to business, we got what we needed. We kind of hit the notes together creatively, which I was really appreciated. Then, like you said, it really did grow into a friendship Where is like a like a long term relationship. I think if you as a sibling you like my older sister and I come to you for advice. I've cried on your shoulder many times.
Mindy Cohn 02:57
I mean, you know, right back at you No, I I actually have more memories of us outside of the studio in the production Have you really done more socially? Yeah. Then we have these walks. We had a jag that when we were walking every week going on these long walks and solving the world's problems and our own or trying to
Christian Brescia 03:14
well, the funny thing about that is during those long walks, you know, kind of going back to, you know, one of our previous episodes when we talked to Gina, you know, she mentioned her the movie nice girls like you that she has been on the table for quite some time. You know, they had the funding, but it took a while to get off the ground. I think, you know, you and I, during these long walks where we would talk about everything and nothing talked about a show like this one, like the one that we're doing, and we just didn't know what it looked like at the time. We didn't know how it was going to come together. And that was like, I want to say like 10 years ago, and let's easily I mean, I don't call it a podcast, but it was a show of Yeah, 100% talking about that. And now here we are doing it as a podcast, YouTube show all kind of all that stuff, which you know, 10 years ago, I didn't I didn't know that's how it would kind of manifest itself. And now I couldn't be happier, you know that it finally is same, same seed germinated and boom.
Mindy Cohn 04:05
yeah, I couldn't and wouldn't want to do this without you that I know for sure. And you are an incredible producer and a wonderful production coordinator. But you I'm trying to think of the word I had a brain fart there, sorry. But more than that, you're like the most incredible human being. And I love you so much and respect you so much. And I mean, biggest fan. I can't wait for people to know you the way that I do.
Christian Brescia 04:29
I would, I would pretty much echo the exact same sentiments to you. I think the only thing that I would change about that is that I don't think and I know I brought it up before and I'll probably continue to bring it up until people really, really get it but that you are not just an actress. You're not just a singer, songwriter, dancer, choreographer, producer like you do it all but like you really are the you got the producer chops and you work a lot behind the scenes that a lot of people don't know about. You connect a lot of dots for people to get these projects off the ground and to change people's lives and it's it's it's a very honor underrated and underappreciated kind of job. Yeah, but I do think people deserve to know that you are, you're also a very skilled and savvy producer, you know what you're doing. And you wear that hat better than a lot of people that I have worked with and continue to work with. And so, I mean, I'm grateful to be doing this with you, because it's, it's really a fun journey that we're having. And, you know, we get to see each other every week.
Mindy Cohn 05:22
I love having these conversations with people, some of whom I know really well. And as we get more into it, obviously, we're starting off with people that I have really close relationships that I just want to share with our listeners. But eventually we're I mean, our goal is to get people that we both just adore and don't know. Yeah, want to get to know exactly so I I see this going for as long as we can do these times and with your crazy busy schedule. Yeah, it's it's a lot. It's a lot it is but it's it's been worth it. It's been very, very worth it so far.
Christian Brescia 05:57
And I've we've got one more question. This one came from general It's directed to you. And it's Mindy, you seem to have a lot of friends on the East Coast, specifically in New York City, or I guess New York State. Would you ever consider moving there?
Mindy Cohn 06:09
I have lived in New York a couple of times. It is where I will grow old. Yeah, I always say this. And now that I am old, I really should be there by now. But I'm here because I like to have my parents close. They would love me to go 3000 miles away, but I'm just like, Yeah, and it's also just I love LA. It's an easier life here in every way financially, you know, more businesses here. But my dream is not only eight shows a week, but it's really to live in a city where a bigger family of friends Yeah, touchdowns I have obviously familiar my cousins Jeff and T live there that I'm very close to but it is a place where I feel it's easier to be an actor and a proud actor. Yeah. But yeah, my support system is just much bigger. So very observant listener. Yeah, my biggest touchstones outside of my parents and you and a couple of other people here, yeah, a really nice city. Yeah. Yeah. It's, it's it's the city that has my heart for sure. Yeah. What about you? I know you've been talking about Yeah, perhaps.
Christian Brescia 07:12
And you know, I lived in New York City many, many years ago. And God like, yes, college years. And really genuinely thought I was in New Yorker, you know, like, I was there for a hot minute, let's be honest. But it was I was like a, you know, you get that sense of view you how you move through the world. And it was I was very impressionable at the time as well. So I felt like I was a New Yorker. And then I by happenstance, came to Los Angeles and was like, wow, you mean I could wear flip flops to work every day, it you know, kind of changed the trajectory for me and sort of the path that I was going on, and I'm really grateful for it because it brought me to people like you, my closest friends are here. My chosen family is definitely here. My partner Paul and I talk often about picking up and moving about, I've lived abroad in many, many different countries he has as well and I think that we will grow old somewhere else? Yeah, our goal. He's got family here. He's born and raised in Los Angeles. So I think we'd like to always have a base here in LA. But you know, my art brings me back to, you know, my family in Italy. It brings us both back to you know, our friends in Sydney, Australia. So I do think, you know, the beauty of this show is we can record anywhere, you know, we just need the internet. I know if you move to New York, and I move wherever, you know, we could still keep it going. So Time will tell when I moved to New York.
Mindy Cohn 08:28
Yes, yes. I talk in those terms when and it could be a couple years. It could be sooner than that. We will not only continue this but yeah, I'm, again. I think I shared this in our episode with Gina too. It's you know, the best is is yet to come. I think for both of us. I truly live in that and believe that and I think you know us doing this show is definitely going to propel us forward. I sure hope so to me too.
Christian Brescia 08:51
Awesome. Well, thank you, everybody, for again for listening. If you have more questions for us or comments, drop them on YouTube, send them to us directly through the website. We will be happy to answer them as we can. And we appreciate your support. Thank you once again for joining us. We look forward to talking to you next season. Bye, everybody.