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Every Friday we review films that are part of our non-stop festivals. These festivals will cover a treasure trove of topics about film history from famous directors to genres to modern classics and punishment reviews. We are here to dive deep into each film and educate ourselves and you along the way. And what better way to have these discussions than with old friends. Adam Sherlock and Adam Palcher had a podcast since 2007 named A Damn Movie Podcast with over 300 episodes, in 2019 we decide ...
 
On a film set, when the AD call's "Rehearsal's Up" it signals that it is time for rehearsal to begin, and when he/she calls "Picture's Up" it signals that rehearsal is over and it is time to begin filming. This podcast is about transitioning from interest in a career in film, to having a career in film.
 
Based on the concepts presented in his book Filmmaking for Change, host Jon Fitzgerald will cover all the bases related to indie filmmaking, from development and production, to marketing and distribution. An industry and film festival veteran, Fitzgerald will engage in weekly conversations with entertainment professionals, who will share their words of wisdom in their area of expertise. To learn more about Filmmaking for Change, and the author, click here: To hear Fitzgerald's Cause Cinema p ...
 
Welcome to The Movie Pack, a podcast about film, where an old dog seeks new tricks, and a young dog learns the ways of the pack. Hosted by Clayton Jacobson (director of Australian hit comedy KENNY as well as many commercials, music videos, shorts, & TV shows) and Chris Pahlow (director of the new indie film PLAY IT SAFE, due for release later this year). Each week we'll interview a different filmmaker from a different area of film production - ranging from writers & directors, editors & cine ...
 
Where Are We Now? is a podcast diving deep into the elusive world of child stardom, hosted by actor, comedian, and writer Rivkah Reyes (who you might know from the iconic film School of Rock and Netflix's Easy.) Where Are We Now? provides a platform for former child stars slash current adults living their dang lives to tell their own stories authentically so that Buzzfeed doesn’t have to.
 
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This week we get into an all-time scene between two generational actors appearing together for the first time on screen where Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro have a deep conversation in this classic diner scene in Michael Mann's Heat. Make sure to play along with each festival and leave comments so we can interact with you and remember to subscribe to …
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, Writer & Actor Joshua Noble talks about his early career experience of putting all of his eggs in one basket and how that taught him to take a diversified approach to his creative work. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https:/…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with Director Traci Hays. We talk about her latest feature film ‘Tangled’ streaming on Passionflix now, how she overcame childhood health and learning issues to pursue filmmaking, the benefits of career coaching, overcoming barriers as a female in the film industry, the role women play in holdin…
 
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick borrows wisdom from Writer and Director, Kali Bailey to deep dive into the mindset of positivity. Enjoy! “Never underestimate the importance of a good attitude, it’s part of a skill set that’s really important.” - Kali Bailey Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us…
 
Almost all you have in a script is dialogue. 99% of a play is dialogue. The majority of fiction prose is dialogue. It's probably the most effective way to tell a good story...so how do we do it WELL? Josh and Ira discuss what good advice they've received, and what tips and tricks that have worked for them thus far. Plus: we recommend watching Incep…
 
Hello, Hello! (Hello) In this episode, Chris and Nick follow up on Chris' massive films to watch list, discuss why 'Power Of The Dog' didn't win Best Picture, the coming creative explosion of 2022/23, why 'Drive My Car' was the best movie of 2021, how to protect your screenplay (or not to), the importance of hiring an entertainment lawyer, and how …
 
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick expounds upon the wisdom of Producer David Perry. He covers the concepts of Pathos, Ethos, Logos, Branding, and Marketing. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative Love Indie …
 
What makes a good schedule? Obviously, it's one where we're as productive as we want to be . . . but what about sustainability? What about when life throws its inevitable curveballs? How do we build ourselves a schedule that fits US? Josh and Ira share what works for them? Plus some quick check-ins on the very busy personal lives, AND some great re…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with Producer, Media Futurist, and Executive Director of the New Media Film Festival, Susan Johnston. We talk about the importance of being kind and being on time, what makes the New Media Film Festival different than other festivals, the potential and literal aftermath of IP and Trademark theft…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, Film and Television writer AJ Bermudez bravely shares her experiences with envy and her learned understanding of deploying her "empathy muscle." Enjoy! Follow AJ Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative Love …
 
This episode we break down the hilariously painful scene from Doug Liman's 1996 indie comedy Swingers where Mike, Jon Favreau, has a quick relationship with an answering machine. Make sure to play along with each festival and leave comments so we can interact with you and remember to subscribe to the channel if you like what you see. Follow us for …
 
Hello, Hello! Chris and Nick are back to answer your burning questions in this episode! We talk about what it takes to land a streaming deal with a mini-major or a major streamer, what rights to fight for during contract negotiation, and if diversity in film is still a problem. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to…
 
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from Actor Dean Shortland (Best Laid Plans, The Vanished, Nashville). He lets us see behind the curtain into the layers of insecurities all actors must feel. Dean reminds us to trust ourselves, trust that the Casting Director wants us in the role, and bring what's uniquely you to ever…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker and Executive Director of the Bend Film Festival, Todd Looby. We talk about the advantages of submitting and attending the Bend Film Festival, why Bend, Oregon is America’s best-kept secret, Improv as a catalyst to the creative life, the cross-section of engineering and artistry, …
 
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick deconstructs the following piece of wisdom from Director and Writer Motke Dapp, “Part of what we have to do as Independent Filmmakers is to find ways to support each other.” Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the …
 
This episode we dive into the iconic scene from the original 1999 film The Blair Witch Project where our main character Heather apologizes for all of her naivety throughout the film. CLASSIC scene and great discussion. Join us! Make sure to play along with each festival and leave comments so we can interact with you and remember to subscribe to the…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Founder and Executive Director of the AV Film Festival (formerly the Alexander Valley Film Festival). We talk about Sean Baker, why we can and can't forgive others and ourselves, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, how artists channel pain to make great art, and how love became the deciding factor…
 
Hello, Hello! In this special episode, Chris and Nick give their one-of-a-kind take on the Will Smith and Chris Rock Academy Awards confrontation, a situation we are terming “The Slap Heard ‘Round The World.” Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.…
 
Hello, Hello! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Director of Photography and Director Rick Page. We talk about his first editing hack, the harmony between Cinematography, Lighting, and Production Design, what NBC executives got wrong about 'Brooklyn 99,' the polar roles of rabid fans in entertainment, where to cut corners on a budget …
 
Dude, you gotta see this! Next up on the podcast, Josh and Ira have accumulated a list of films they know the other hasn't seen yet that they MUST see...and now, they're going to show each other those movies on the podcast. Ten movies apiece (plus maybe one or two extra...we'll see). We start that in two weeks from today. They also give personal up…
 
Hello, Hello! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick expounds on the insights of Writer and VP of Operations at Worldwide Stages, Priscilla Wise. Employ the " five-minute " rule if you want to get started as a writer or move past a creative block. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film …
 
Hello, Hello! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After a short hiatus, Chris and Nick are back with a new edition of Indie Talk. In this conversation, we cover Academy Award nominees, what stance the film industry should take going forward on oppressive regimes like China, North Korea, and Russia, and why making a short film before you jump into feature films could save yo…
 
We decided to end the AFI Top 100 Starter Pack with some old school "class"... Old movies feel like Disneyland. This, and many, many epiphanies are brought to you by the black and white classic romance Swing Time with the lanky, debonaire Fred Astaire and the drop dead gorgeous smokeshow Ginger Rogers. It’s all about The Way You Look Tonight, Cinem…
 
Hello, Indie Film Creatives! In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from Actor and Filmmaker Stefanie Black. She details a casting competition from her past that could have gone better if she only believed she was worth all the attention and work offered to her. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us …
 
This episode we dive into the classic and timeless Peter Finch's on-air outrage scene from Sidney Lumet's 1976 film Network. I hope you're MAD AS HELL as you watch our analysis of this scene and discuss the relevance it has in today's age. Make sure to play along with each festival and leave comments so we can interact with you and remember to subs…
 
Hello, Indie Film Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Documentary Director and Producer Sarah Klein. We talk about her partnership at Redglass Pictures, why knowing your audience is essential for making the best documentary films, why she loves short-form docs, her working friendship with Ken Burns, why constantly creating meani…
 
Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me . . . aren’t you? It’s the movie that made Dustin Hoffman a star, and rightly so. He plays the naive, uptight and awkward Benjamin Braddock who masks a disenchanted with his parents’ rich, vacuous, meaningless lives, with a frozen mask for a face that says ‘I’m screaming on the inside.’ But, then the wife o…
 
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