On Vérité Podcast

Conducted by writer-producer-director Giovanna Aguilar, On Verite is a podcast that began with a focus on sharing conversations with filmmakers and creatives about what inspires their work. Over the last couple of years, it has evolved to include guests – thought leaders, the entrepreneurially minded and other fascinating individuals – who are leading with purpose during a time when real, human-interest stories are driving impact for social good. 





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S2: E:4 On Verite with Award-Winning Filmmaker Todd Tue on His Doc When It Breaks


Will Konrad Wert Avoid Becoming Another Victim of Teacher Burnout?

Award-winning filmmaker Todd Tue who talks about his documentary, the inspiring journey of Konrad who steps away from his classroom in Texas to pursue his musical side as a career under his stage name, Possessed by Paul James. Konrad tours the country with his family to engage teachers, parents, and audiences in a conversation about the current state of special education in public schools. As opportunities arise, Konrad must decide how his service is most effective- as an advocating artist or as a teacher in the classroom.

When It Breaks is available for sales and rental via Reelhouse.

Follow on Twitter @WhenItBreaks.


Running Time: 38:-07

Time Codes:

Intro: 00:55 – 00:1:25

1:30 –Todd Tue finding his inspiration in teacher- musician with Konrad Wert’s for the documentary ‘When It Breaks’

6:10 – Getting Konrad’s wife, Jenny, to sign off on the film

6:55 – Filmmaker POV on Konrad the musician touring the country and talking to his audiences about the challenges in the public school system, and more specifically special needs education

8:45 – Following Konrad from a dad POV

9:45 – Following Konrad as an audience member and hearing from him what is going on in public school education

11:00 –Konrad at crossroads, making more money as a musician

12:40 –Konrad the musician

13:40 –Konrad leaving the classroom and his teacher side on tour

15:30 – Takeaways and challenges in the film about public school education.

17:45 – Filmmaker’s opinion on why teachers should be paid more

23:00 –The producing and creative process

25:00 –Cameras, equipment and skeleton crew

28:30 –Audio when shooting verité

29:15 – Editing on Premiere and editors

32:00 – Producing lessons learned

33:30 – Funding and sponsors of  ‘When It Breaks’

35:45 – What is on the horizon for filmmaker Todd Tue?

S 2: Teaser for Ep. 4: On Verite with Award-winning Filmmaker Todd Tue on his Documentary When It Breaks

This is a teaser for the upcoming episode with award-winning filmmaker Todd Tue who discusses his documentary When It Breaks, the inspiring story of special needs teacher Konrad Wert and his journey to avoid becoming another victim of teacher burnout.

Stepping away from his classroom in Texas, Konrad turns to his musical side career under his stage name, Possessed by Paul James, as a means to tour the country with his family and engage teachers, parents, and audiences in a conversation about the current state of Special Education.

As opportunities arise, Konrad must decide how his service is most effective- as an advocating artist or as a teacher in the classroom.

When It Breaks was released to coincide with Teacher Appreciation Week and it is now available for sales and rental.

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S 2: Ep. 3: On Verite with NJ/NY Attorney Barry Roy on The Cares Act

Recorded April 4, 2020  Barry Roy

Thank you for tuning in to a special episode. COVID-19 is affecting all of us, from our health to our finances. So, I’ve invited a friend Barry Roy who is an NJ attorney to share his thoughts on what the Cares Act means for small businesses and self-contractors.

Barry assists small and medium-sized businesses facing difficult financial decisions with bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related matters. He also helps individual clients in eliminating their credit card debt, judgments, medical bills, and other types of debt to help them move forward with their lives without the loss of their most important assets.

Please excuse some of the sound issues, as this episode was recorded over a Zoom call, not a studio.


PLEASE BE ADVISED: Barry Roy is on this podcast to provide the public with general information and a general understanding of the law, and not to provide specific legal advice. His appearance and opinions do not create an attorney-client relationship between you, a listener, and Rabinowitz, Lubetkin & Tully, LLC or any of its lawyers. This podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state. 

S 2: Ep. 2: Una conversación con Alberto Avila de Innovating Politics

En español

Estoy compartiendo una conversación que tuve con Alberto Avila, de Innovating Politics. Es un ejecutivo y líder estratega, orientado al cumplimiento y a la administración de riesgos en los negocios, con más de 23 años de experiencia en el campo del combate al lavado de dinero.

Alberto ofrece apoyo práctico a miembros de Consejos de Administración y de empresas transnacionales y brinda su habilidad en el manejo de equipos multiculturales y es Creador de los sistemas de capacitación avanzadas en cruceros. También trabaja en la Prevención de proliferación de armas de destrucción masiva.

Crédito: Compositor musical Kurt Borst


S1: Ep. 1: A Conversation with Business Consultant Dayana Cabeza on Building Agile Cultures and Sharing Stories for Brand’s Success

It’s been too long since I released an episode so there is no better time than now to share a conversation with a business partner of mine, Dayana Cabeza, a consultant who partners with thought leaders, business owners, organizations and their teams to design their desired future by discovering untapped potential and then translating those opportunities into actionable plans to increase morale, productivity and revenue.

Dayana helps cultivate agile work cultures that are consistently improving upon organizational standards toward excellence.

Together,  we work with businesses to help them foster dialogue and business growth by implementing customized, results-driven coaching and internal and external communications focused on building their brand’s loyalty with powerful stories.

On Verite Podcast: Interview with Pro Welter Weight Boxer Brian Ceballo of NYC

What’s going on Saturday, September 15, 2018? Something about HBO….



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This past August, I sat for an interview with Brian Ceballo, 23, who turned professional boxer this year and is promoted by Tom Loeffler, founder of 360 Promotions. Focused and secure, Brian shares his hunger for the fight.[/one_half_last]


[one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last]Aqui esta la primera entrevista de Brian Ceballo, su primera en español. Nos cuenta como su familia salio de la republica dominicana siguiendo el sueño americano y por que el  boxeo es su pasión.[/one_half_last]

En español



Interview with Top NJ-NY Personal Injury Attorney Rosemarie Arnold about the Civil Legal Process Involving Cases of Sexual Harassment and Assault

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On January 24, 2018, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor. That same week I sat with another Rosemarie and who has been on the SuperLawyers List in NJ and NY for over a decade. Meet Rosemarie Arnold, a personal injury civil attorney, who has been a powerful advocate for victims of sexual harassment and assault. For the majority of victims whose cases don’t make it to criminal court, there is the civil personal injury option, and this informative interview will help shed light on the process.


I’d like to thank Rosemarie Arnold and her team at her law firm for all the support. Director Photography Claudio Flaygolz, Editor Roman Rojas.[/one_half_last]


Interview with Linda Lajterman, Author of the Book Life After You- What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind 

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Linda Lajterman shares how losing her 19-year-old son Danny to a drug overdose motivated her to write about her tragedy in the poignant letter Dear Friendsand how her words touched addicts and their families all over the world.

The tremendous connection that so many people had to her story inspired her write the book, Life After You -What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind, which presents a sobering and authentic picture of death from a drug overdose and the aftermath that follows, such as in Chapter 5: Your Death and Chapter 6: Your Funeral.[divider]

Linda hopes her book, which also addresses long-term debilitating health issues due to drug abuse, can help our youth and families engage in open conversations about how to cope with the epidemic. Her mission is to help people with drug addiction to seek help from loved ones instead of struggling in isolation.

She can be reached at www.lifeafteryoubook.com, and Facebook Life After You -What Your Death from Drugs Leaves Behind –  and Twitter at Lajterman23.[/one_half_last]

On Vérité with Emmy Nominated Director-Writer-Producer Reinaldo Marcus Green

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“What do you wish you had known on your first independent film?”

Reinaldo Marcus Green, one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film (2015) and recipient of the Spike Lee Film Production Grant 2016 (Monsters and Men,) shares best practices for independent filmmakers.

Watch Reinaldo Marcus Green’s acclaimed short film STOP—a young man’s livelihood is put to the test when he gets profiled and stopped by the police on his way home from practice, courtesy of Conde Nast’s streaming platform The Scene.