Best Filmmaking podcasts — Discussion and in-depth interviews with industry experts (Updated June 2018; image)
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The Close-Up
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The Close-Up is a weekly podcast produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center that features in-depth conversations with filmmakers, actors, critics, and more.
 
Topics will touch on all film formats (from pocket-sized 110 to medium format), do-it-yourself techniques, digital technologies, motion picture film making and more.
 
Brought to you by the Directors Guild of America, "The Director's Cut" will bring you the behind-the-scenes stories of today's most talked about films. Each episode features a different director interviewed by one of their peers, leading to revealing conversations about the grueling, but rewarding process of bringing their films to life.
 
The No Film School Podcast is the audio channel of nofilmschool.com, the leading worldwide community of filmmakers, video producers, and independent creatives. No Film School is where filmmakers learn from each other — “no film school” required. Our podcasts feature interviews with leading filmmakers and industry authorities, check-ins from major film festivals, and our weekly news update, Indie Film Weekly.
 
Indie Film Hustle® is dedicated to showing you how to hack the film business. Interviews with Acadamy Award® / Oscar Winner and industry professionals giving you the real deal from the inside of moviemaking and independent film with no BS, just the truth on what it takes to survive and thrive doing what you love. We discuss cinematography, RED Camera, Arri Alexa, Blackmagic camera, post production, color grading, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, film festivals, editing, film crew ...
 
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Talkhouse Podcast
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Talkhouse is a media company and outlet for musicians, actors, filmmakers, and others in their respective fields. Artists write essays and criticism from firsthand perspectives, speak one-on-one with their peers via the Talkhouse Podcast and Talkhouse Live events, and offer readers and listeners unique insight into creative work of all genres and generations. In short— Talkhouse is writing and conversations about music and film, from the people who make them.
 
Published since 1962, Film Comment magazine features in-depth reviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture.
 
Just Shoot It is a podcast about directing, filmmaking and storytelling. Each week we interview your favorite up-and-coming directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and actors, and learn how they became successful, working content creators. We're all about getting off your butt and making your own videos. Each week we'll share tips and stories of how people in the entertainment industry forced their ways into sustainable careers. Matt Enlow is a director working in comedy. His we ...
 
Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.
 
Capturing Light Podcast is a Director of Photography’s Podcast that both inspires and educates filmmakers with cinematography tips, tools and techniques by other cinematographers from around the world. Learn about digital video and film cameras, lighting and camera equipment, the film industry, and listen to interviews with film industry professionals about their work on tv shows, commercials, films, music videos, web series, and documentaries.
 
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The Cinematologists
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Film academics Dr Dario Llinares and Dr Neil Fox introduce a live screening followed by an audience Q&A. The podcast also features interviews with filmmakers, scholars, writers and actors who debate all aspects of cinema and film culture.
 
The Go Creative Show is dedicated to creative professionals in the video, film, tv and music industries. Hosted by Ben Consoli, Director and owner of BC Media Productions. Each week Ben takes on topics relevant to the film making, video, music and visual arts worlds, talking about tools, talent, challenges and successes. A wide range of topics are discussed, as well as various special guests involved in both mainstream and independent creative production are invited to join in.
 
Each week Dave interviews a working professional from the film & tv industry from Academy Award Winners to indie filmmakers just starting out, there's something in the podcast for everyone!
 
This is the radio documentary anthology series about filmmaking, cinema, and the creative arts. Every week we bring you personal, passionate, and sometimes provocative stories from filmmakers and artists all over the globe; stories that will help you mature as an artist and find more fulfillment in your craft and career. NoFilmSchool called this "The filmmaking podcast we've all been waiting for." // Filmmaking is the ONE art form into which all other art forms are absorbed. Photography. Gra ...
 
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Director's Club
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Bi-weekly podcast, with bonus episodes and interviews throughout, that center around the work of one movie director per show. Hosted by Jim Laczkowski with a rotating line-up of guests and friends. Pop Culture Club is a spin-off show that will be getting its own .rss feed very soon!
 
The Artful Camera (formerly The Digital Convergence Podcast) is a show about the art, craft, and business of analog and digital photography and filmmaking.
 
Welcome to the Film Trooper Podcast, ranked the #1 movie making podcast on iTunes! We empower the filmmaking entrepreneur. Why? Because film production is no longer a barrier … anyone can make a film. Film distribution is no longer a barrier … anyone can sell their film directly to the world. Film sales and marketing are the last barriers! To rise above the noise of the internet is the challenge — this is the podcast that explores these topics to help you, the filmmaking entrepreneur.
 
Filmmakers Drinking Bourbon is an entertaining podcast hosted by working filmmakers Alexander Elkins and Brandon Faris. Every week the guys review a different bourbon then answer the questions: What have you been watching? What are you working on? What are you excited about?The hosts feature an impressive list of industry leading special guests who regularly giveaway gear and swag bags.If you enjoy filmmaker talk about cinematography, producing, directing, gear, project breakdowns, movie ban ...
 
Every Thursday, Noam shares valuable insight into the world of micro-budget filmmaking, geared towards true DIY filmmakers looking to get out there and create their own films.
 
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Filmmaking Sucks
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In the process of becoming a professional filmmaker, you make a lot of mistakes along the way. For 30 minutes each week (or longer, who knows?), we'll run down all of our past mistakes, and talk about how we fixed them, so hopefully, you don't make those same mistakes.
 
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Directors Notes
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Directors Notes is an interview podcast dedicated to independent filmmaking in all its wondrous forms, lengths and styles. The show digs deep into the what, how and why of the world's best filmmaking in the only way that counts - by hearing directly from those talented individuals who have successfully taken their ideas from concept to screen.
 
Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ROSES, POST-ITS, MODERN LOVE) and Keith Eyles (FEAR VIEW, DRIVEN INSANE, CROSSED LINES) go through the A-Z of directors. Simon and Keith talk about their favourite and least favourite film from that director's body of work.
 
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Our Week In Video
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Experienced British videographers Ben Bruton-Cox and Richard Shelton discuss their week in video. From weddings to commercial and promotional videos they will let you know what they came up against.
 
Indie filmmakers, actors and screenwriters that are passionate about creating socially conscious content, learn, get inspired and get motivated to create projects with a purpose! Through interviews and solo lessons from industry experts you will learn how to create, produce, market and distribute your socially conscious projects. The Indie Film Tribe podcast will also shine a light on creators of color, women and other under represented artist's. Building an online tribe of artists that supp ...
 
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The Film Project
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The Film Project podcast is a weekly show made by filmmakers for anyone who has a love of movies, filmmaking, and the arts. Hosts Jason McKee, Tom Dineen, Juan Mas, Shaun Springer, and Brandon Smith discuss topics like Hollywood cinema, film industry news, indie-film projects, while also highlighting local filmmakers, projects, art events and hosting special guests from the film industry and arts community.The Film Project podcast is an extension of the Spokane Film Project, a non-profit org ...
 
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UCB Digital Podcast
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A behind-the-scenes look at comedy filmmaking featuring conversations with creators about their craft in a converging digital media landscape. Expect to hear from a varied group of industry professionals (writers, directors, actors and more) who shed light on their unique creative process.
 
The Filmback Podcast is dedicated to striving and thriving filmmakers. You host, Claire Tanner chats with individuals working in the film industry to learn from their journey and to help you further your own success by avoiding mistakes her guests have made. Consider Claire your friend, partner, cheerleader and her guests your mentors. Filmback is short for filmmaker feedback, and that's what Claire's all about. Just think of these episodes like mini master classes. What are you waiting for? ...
 
The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about making films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Often guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. ...
 
A boutique podcast about DIY filmmaking from the Mountains of Tennessee.
 
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Bomb City: Tapping into Your Audience with Major Dodge Today’s guest is producer Major Dodge. His new film Bomb City is quite frankly…da bomb (sorry I couldn’t help myself). Here’s some info on his film. Bomb City is a crime-drama, about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town.… The post IFH 248: Bomb City ...…
 
Part 1 of our great chat with acting legend Timothy Spall and director Stephen Cookson. We discuss working with Tom Cruise & Cameron Crow. Making ‘Rock Star’ with Jennifer Aniston and Mark Walberg and how going to a Hollywood movie from indie films is the same but bigger. The difference between the two. How Tim and Stephen worked together for T ...…
 
Making a movie is like making a good stew. Sure, that may not be the first analogy you’d jump to while racking your filmmaking ethos, but for Robert Schwartzman director of The Unicorn, one of 2018’s best comedies, it just makes sense.Every good stew requires fresh ingredients. Your cast and crew are the meat and potatoes. But that stew can't j ...…
 
Bay Area director Pete Lee dreams of highlighting modern issues through martial arts storytelling. His latest short "Don't Be A Hero" was nominated for a Grand Jury prize at both SXSW and Sundance and he's now working on a feature-length action movie.By podcast@makingmoviesishard.com (Timothy Plain & Alrik Bursell Filmmakers | Filmmaking | Producing | Screenwriting | Directing | Acting | Films | Film Festivals | Indie Film |).
 
In this episode, we focus on research from a special themed edition of the Participations journal of audience research looking at the notion of unsocial audiences and non-traditional, extended and disruptive forms of spectatorship. Dario's contribution to the journal was an article on a project examining the potential of second screening as a t ...…
 
Director Paul Schrader discusses his film with fellow director John Patrick Shanley. The film tells the story of Reverend Ernst Toller, a former military chaplain who is now the parish pastor of a small dutch reform church in upstate New York. Stuggling with the death of his son who he encouraged to enlist in the armed forces, he finds his fait ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast – Episode 189 – June 15, 2018 Topics: 7Artisans 50mm lens for Leica, Graphlex XL KS98B Camera, Miranda Sensorex, Minolta Vectis APS Camera Giveaway, Listener Letters and More! Show notes! https://filmphotographyproject.com/podcast/
 
From Producing Hollywood Film DVD Extras to Doc Filmmaking with Jeffrey Schwarz If you’re like me, you are a fan of watching the dvd extras or the making-of videos of some of your favourite films. In fact, Ive been inspired and gained some of my very filmmaking knowledge by watching some of the film extras included on dvds. Now as an independen ...…
 
This summer we kicked off our Film Comment Free Talks, a new series of conversations with filmmakers held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. For the release of horror sensation Hereditary, we invited the film’s director, Ari Aster, to come for a wide-ranging chat. The talk was moderated by FSLC Editorial Director Michael Koresky, who wrote ...…
 
Filmmaker Morgan Neville discusses his documentary, WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR, which is about the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here. www.filmlinc.org…
 
Tune in for a special crossover episode with actress, author, and host of the podcast That One Audition, Alyshia Ochse. Having acted in True Detective, Ballers, Life Sentence, and a variety of soap operas, Alyshia has years of auditioning experience and set work under her belt. She also hosts the podcast, "That One Audition," where she intervie ...…
 
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Broad City's Abbi Jacobson sits down with the hilarious blogger and memoirist Samantha Irby in a conversation recorded at Brooklyn's Books Are Magic. The two discuss Irby's first book Meaty – which not only just got re-issued in an all-new edition but which Jacobson and Irby are also currently tur ...…
 
In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord and Jon Fusco discuss the absurd reality that pits a film star against a TV star on the geopolitical stage, and why we will miss Anthony Bourdain. Charles Haine joins us for tech and gear news, including a move from ShareGrid that could change the gear rental market for the ...…
 
Allison Volk is an award-winning writer, film producer and actress. In 2017 she wrote, produced and acted in her second feature film, Deany Bean is Dead, a darkly comedic story about a woman who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend at his engagement party - without revealing that her boss' dead body is in the trunk of her car! Allison has written ...…
 
How NOT to Screw Up Your Sound in Post Production with Studio Unknown In over 240 episodes of the Indie Film Hustle Podcast I have never tackle one of the most important topics filmmakers need to know…AUDIO. Understanding sound is imperative if you are going to become a successful indie filmmaker. Today on the show… The post IFH 247: How NOT to ...…
 
A brilliant chat with the very successful indie film producer and actor Tom Malloy who has raised over 25M for his own feature films. We chat indie film-making and how he made his latest film the found footage horror feature Screamers. (out now) Host Giles Alderson (The Dare) introduces our new collaboration with Raindance and speaks to founder ...…
 
Howard Franklin started writing for Hollywood in the early 80s and has maintained a steady career since. We talk to Howard about how he got his start, how he learned to direct and the challenge of surviving in the ever changing Hollywood landscape.By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik and Timothy).
 
Stephen R. Morse (AMANDA KNOX, EUROTRUMP) joins Liz Nord to discuss how his education at Oxford Business School changed the way he makes movies, and he breaks down some business school lessons that we can all apply to make our films in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible.
 
For it's 150th episode, the Director's Club takes a Monumental trek through the latter films of John Ford. With the help of Peter Richards from the Chicago Film Discussion Group, we see how through films like his 'Cavalry Trilogy', "The Sun Shines Bright", "The Searchers" and up to "Cheyenne Autumn", Ford's evolving attitudes about race, the We ...…
 
Director Lynn Shelton discusses her film with fellow director Ava DuVernay. The film follows Chris, a 38-year-old ex-con who is finally granted parole after twenty years behind bars, largely due to the tireless advocacy and support of his high-school teacher, Carol. After the two are reunited, Carol begins to realize Chris' feelings for her hav ...…
 
In this episode, we talk about: The “Just Do It” commercial. Director of Photography: Les Gaddis www.lesgaddis.com https://www.instagram.com/lesgaddis/ vimeo.com/gaddisvisuals https://www.youtube.com/user/gaddisvisuals/ Check out the video below: If you haven’t subscribe to my YouTube channel: Thank you for listening: Please let me know what yo ...…
 
Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 2 In part two of our special on mobile filmmaking for the doc filmmaker, we decided to go right to the source: FiLMic Pro‘s, CEO & found, Neill Barham. And he did not let down. If you have ever even had so much as a thought to making your next doc with you mobile device, than boy is this ever the episode for you. N ...…
 
In the May/June issue of Film Comment, Nick Pinkerton wrote: “Like few feature films before it, Spielberg’s [Ready Player One] exemplifies an aesthetic of pop-culture decoupage that has developed, in recognizably kindred forms, across a wide range of media, one that has been increasingly prevalent through the early years of the 21st century. It ...…
 
This week we sit down with writer/director Jesse Atlas, known for his high-concept, character driven genre thrillers. Having directed the hit short films "Record/Play" (Sundance, 2013) and "Let Them Die Like Lovers" (Tribeca, 2018), Jesse talks about how to leverage your short film and expand it into a feature or series. Listen in as Jesse prov ...…
 
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Simon Baker (best known for playing the title role in The Mentalist) talks with fellow actor-turned-director Griffin Dunne, who he has known for two decades. The two friends discuss Breath, Baker's newly released directorial debut – a coming-of-age surfing movie, in which Baker also stars – as wel ...…
 
In this episode of Indie Film Weekly, No Film School co-hosts Liz Nord, Jon Fusco, and Erik Luers discuss the unexpected indie hit en route to becoming Magnolia’s highest-grossing film, how cinemas may actually be doing a disservice to great cinematography, and a new platform helping filmmakers make money. Charles Haine joins us fresh off the p ...…
 
Director Whit Stillman joins Chloë Sevigny, Michael Weatherly, and Mackenzie Astin following our 20th anniversary screening of LAST DAYS OF DISCO. This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here.www.filmlinc.org
 
Directing Color on Set with Ollie Kenchington Today on the show we have color master Ollie Kenchington. Ollie is a filmmaker, editor, and colorist. He has released an amazing new course called Directing Color. The course focuses on the use of color not only in color grading but also on-set. Since I’ve been a colorist for over… The post IFH 246: ...…
 
In this short episode, we are joined by Documentary filmmaker Dominic Wade to talk about the Super 8 Film Festival, Blown Down, taking place in Bristol at the Cube Cinema on the 7th June to 10th June 2018. Movie Heaven Movie Hell is a show where filmmakers Simon Aitken (BLOOD + ROSES, POST-ITS, MODERN LOVE) and Keith Eyles (FEAR VIEW, DRIVEN IN ...…
 
How to Get a Theatrical Release through Fathom Events with Caleb Price Today on the show we have director Caleb Price. Caleb has directed a great documentary called Connect. Here’s a bit about the film. In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But is that… The post IFH 245: How to Get a T ...…
 
The wonderful and delightfully film investment savvy Peter Dunphy from Gizmo Film joins us to discuss film finance, how important your investors are not just at the beginning and How the feature film Funny Cow starring Maxine Peake, which is out now came to be. How being an Exec Producer can have it’s perks but also it’s downfalls like having t ...…
 
Lily Yasuda is a writer, actor, and filmmaker from Boise, ID. She graduated Summa Cumme Laude from Chapman University this Spring with a Bachelor of Arts in Screenwriting. Lily will be making her onscreen debut in LIKE LOVE. Michael Wolfe is a Director, Writer, and Producer originally from Kansas City, Kansas. He has directed a slew of short fi ...…
 
For "Hearts Beat Loud", Director Brett Haley wanted to tell a story about people who make music, so he asked his stars, Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons to play all the music...completely live. When it comes to actors playing musicians on screen, he made sure not to follow the conventional standard of well, having no standards. No lip synching ...…
 
After three years of podcasting, we attempt to record Episode 001 all over again, but end up going on a bunch of tangents, discuss our recent guests and talk about what we would have done differently were we starting to podcast today.By podcast@makingmoviesishard.com (Timothy Plain & Alrik Bursell Filmmakers | Filmmaking | Producing | Screenwriting | Directing | Acting | Films | Film Festivals | Indie Film |).
 
Director John Krasinski discusses his film with fellow director Doug Liman. Set in a very near future when most of Earth's population has been eradicated, the film follows a family survivors forced to live in silence as they hide from savage extraterrestrial creatures that hunt exclusively by sound.
 
Inside the Worst Movie Ever Made (The Room) with Robyn Paris Many of you know I have an obsession with Tommy Wiseau’s horrible masterpiece The Room. The joy I have when I watch is something that can’t put into words. So when I ran into Robyn Paris, she played Michelle in The Room, I lost my… The post IFH 244: Inside the Worst Movie Ever Made (T ...…
 
John Grillo is the director of photography for Westworld season 2 and he’s on the show today to discuss his accomplished career, the challenges and rewards of shooting film, and behind the scenes secrets from the set. The Go Creative Show is supported by: Premium Beat Rule Boston Camera Hedge Shutterstock News Shooter Show Topics The benefits o ...…
 
Mobile Filmmaking Special, Pt 1 To say that phone filmmaking has quickly turned from shooting cute home movies of your kids to full-fledged filmmaking would be an understatement. And understandably, doc filmmakers, have really been embracing this notion of creating a documentary film from a device that they carry around in their pocket. And we ...…
 
Film Photography Podcast – Episode 188 June 1, 2018 Things are heating up as the FPP gears up for the summer! It’s time to break out that Mr Brown Iced Coffee and join Michael Raso, Leslie Lazenby, Mat Marrash, and Mark O’Brien as they talk about what’s hot in film gear, the Kodak Vecta 127, Kosmo Mono 100, Listener Letters, Time-Life Library o ...…
 
Dan Siegel (writer/producer) and Shane Spiegel (director/producer) are a comedy duo and the creative geniuses behind the Universal Kids show, "Junk Drawer Magical Adventures". In this episode Dan and Shane tell us about the development and making of show, as well as their experiences pulling off elaborate pranks for the Captain Underpants franc ...…
 
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips chats with his longtime friend and sometime musical collaborator Adam Goldberg, the actor (and musician-writer-director-producer-editor-photographer) whose new record under the Goldberg Sisters moniker, Home: A Nice Place to Visit, is out now. In a fascinating, wid ...…
 
Legendary German director Wim Wenders discusses his new film, POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD.This podcast is brought to you by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Film Lives Here.www.filmlinc.org
 
In this episode of our step-by-step podcast on how to get your first feature made, using No Film School founder Ryan Koo's Netflix Film Amateur as a case study, we answer questions from listeners. This is the final episode! Watch Amateur on Netflix, available now worldwide at netflix.com/amateur. You can find all other episodes of The First Fea ...…
 
In his essay “Responsibilities of a Gay Film Critic”—first published in the January/February 1978 issue of Film Comment—Robin Wood wrote: “Critics are not, of course, supposed to talk personally. It is regarded as an embarrassment, as bad taste, and besides it is an affront to the famous ideal of ‘objectivity.’ . . . Yet I believe there will al ...…
 
How to Make Money as a Filmmaker I always get asked, “How to make money as a filmmaker or can you make money as a filmmaker?” The short answer is yes, of course, you can but will it be easy, HELL NO! What’s a filmmaker to do? I’ve been able to develop an over 20-year… The post IFH 243: How to Make SERIOUS Money as a Filmmaker appeared first on ...…
 
Full of wisdom and knowledge about filmmaking from experienced directors and producers who have been there and done that and the fact ‘The Bromley Boys’ took seven years to get to the silver screen explains the hard work and dedication that went into it. They debate about when to shout out that you are making films. Should you scream from the r ...…
 
The Directors Club tries to live up to the first part of its name, as in this episode we take a look at two seperate directors at once: English filmmaking brothers Martin ("In Bruges") and John Michael ("Calvary") McDonagh. While they haven't officially worked on a film together, there are some fascinating connections of dark humor, empathy, fa ...…
 
Four-time Sundance filmmaker Tiffany Shlain and her Let It Ripple Studio have made and distributed films that have engaged over 50 Million people in dialogue with a new model that they developed to start global conversations with screenings and discussions across all continents on the same day, with a combination of live and virtual events. Shl ...…
 
Alex Ferrari is back for a 3rd time!!! Alex has been in the film industry for over 20 years and has worked on well over 1000 feature films, shorts, commercials, music videos, network promos, documentaries, and webisodes. Alex is the founder and machine behind Indie Film Hustle an indie filmmaking hub dedicated to sharing knowledge of the indust ...…
 
Gerry Maravilla started as a PA in Hollywood working on films such as The Beginners and moving into TV with Always Sunny in Philadelphia but now he's the Head of Crowdfunding at Seed & Spark where he helps filmmakers make their films a reality.By alrik@bursellproductions.com (Alrik).
 
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