Matthew Modine with The Daily Quirk Correspondent Ashley Bulayo (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Maverick Innovator Award Recipient Mathew Modine

Matthew Modine with The Daily Quirk Correspondent Ashley Bulayo (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Matthew Modine with The Daily Quirk Correspondent Ashley Bulayo (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Cinequest is for the first time specifically recognizing technologists this year with its brand new Maverick Innovator Award. One recipient of the award is Actor, Writer and Director Matthew Modine, who is being recognized for his work on the “appumentary” Full Metal Jacket Diary. The appumentary, which has been adapted from Modine’s book Full Metal Jacket Diary, is based on his experience during the filming of one his most iconic roles, Pvt. J.T. “Joker” Davis in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket.

The Daily Quirk was honored to sit down with Modine at Cinequest Film Festival to talk about his life, the award and Full Metal Jacket Diary. Watch the exclusive interview below!

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Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Neil Gaiman at Cinequest

Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

Neil Gaiman (Image Credit: Franko-Niko Valencia/The Daily Quirk)

If there’s anyone deserving of a “maverick” award, it is certainly Neil Gaiman. His prolific body of work is as varied as it is unique, crossing multiple genres and platforms, and entertaining a loyal fan base of all interests and ages. Cinequest honored Gaiman with their Maverick Spirit Award at this year’s film festival and The Daily Quirk was on hand for the ceremony and a special sit down interview with “Neil himself.” Watch the interview below with the remarkable Neil Gaiman where we discuss Sandman, Doctor Who and which of the universes he’s created he would most like to visit!

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Chef Michael Symon (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Michael Symon at SOBEWFF

Chef Michael Symon (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Michael Symon (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

The Daily Quirk caught up with Chef Michael Symon at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine Festival to talk Iron Chef, The Chew and his exciting upcoming projects! Watch the exclusive interview below where the Iron Chef chats with us about all this and more (including the one food he feels vegetarians, and the culinary world, should just do without!) here on The Daily Quirk!

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Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at SOBEWFF

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Image Credit: Victor Mascitelli/The Daily Quirk)

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is very passionate about the restaurant experience and he shared his thoughts on how it should it should be “special” and “unique,” as well as much more when The Daily Quirk caught up with him at Food Network’s South Beach Food and Wine FestivalCheck out the exclusive interview below to hear Chef Zakarian dish out his opinion on the restaurant experience, why he loves being an Iron Chef and today’s trends!

Reporting by Kelsey Cortez | Camera by Victor Mascitelli | Production by Grant Raun

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