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MAKE IT provides a platform for the voice of the independent filmmaker. Our conversations with filmmakers across the industry help members of the creative community get where they're going faster by dissecting the advice, knowledge, and insights of a broad spectrum of industry creatives.

MAKE IT provides a platform for the voice of the independent filmmaker. Our conversations with filmmakers across the industry help members of the creative community get where they're going faster by dissecting the advice, knowledge, and insights of a broad spectrum of industry creatives.

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United States

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MAKE IT provides a platform for the voice of the independent filmmaker. Our conversations with filmmakers across the industry help members of the creative community get where they're going faster by dissecting the advice, knowledge, and insights of a broad spectrum of industry creatives.

Language:

English


Episodes

Film Investment Series // Do The Math

3/7/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this edition of the Film Investment Series, Chris and Jason talk about the importance of first-principles thinking and breakdown the first of Chris' four favorite principles, Do The Math. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:49

Industry Insights // An Editor's Hard Drive is Indie Gold

3/4/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick borrows wisdom from editor and former podcast guest Wes Powers. We discuss the importance of an organized hard drive and how being diligent in this one area can save an Indie Production thousands of dollars and countless hours. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:05:01

How to Find and Maintain Inspiration as an Indie Film Creative // Indie Talk #38

3/2/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about whether it's best to wait for inspiration to strike or better to find inspiration through your creative discipline. The answer isn't as straightforward as you might expect. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:44:31

Film Investment Series // Picking the Right Entertainment Lawyer

2/28/2021
Hello, Indie Investors & Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about the necessity of hiring an Entertainment Lawyer and how to avoid detrimental conflicts of interest. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:46

A Conversation w/ Singer-Songwriter, Author & Actor Korby Lenker

2/23/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with singer-songwriter, author, and actor Korby Lenker. We talk about his forthcoming album 'Man In The Maroon,' the paradox and difficulty of loving multiple writing mediums, happiness, fame, god, his plans for his semi-autobiographical dramedy Morse Code,' and opens up about his late sister, Kenna. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at...

Duration:01:29:19

Film Investment Series // The Unavoidable FOMO

2/21/2021
Hello, Indie Producers and Investors, In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about how to avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and the times in which it's impossible to completely stamp FOMO out. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:31

The Story of 'Black Bodies' in Canada // Indie Talk #37

2/16/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, her film 'Black Bodies,' and why it took a shout out from Ava DuVerney for Canada to recognize its success as one of six films from Canada to make Sundance. 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 #MAKEIT

Duration:00:40:02

A Conversation w/ Director & Writer Emil Gallardo

2/9/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this week's episode, we have a deep-dive conversation with Director & Writer Emil Gallardo. We talk about his award-winning and Oscar-nominated short film '1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me,' what it's like to win the HBO Access Directing Fellowship, and how he found the courage to leave a six-figure job to pursue his dream of filmmaking. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at...

Duration:00:54:53

A Conversation w/ Animator & Director Valerie Barnhart

2/2/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this week's episode, we have a conversation with Animator and Director Valerie Barnhart. We talk about her award-winning short film 'Girl In the Hallway', the method she used to teach herself how to animate, how to get noticed as an artist, and much more. Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:01:07:44

Film Investment Series // How to Develop Your "Walk Away" Point

1/31/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers, In this installment of FIS, Jason and Chris discuss how to develop contract terms that set the floor (or walk away point) instead of focusing on getting the best terms on every agreement. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:32

A Conversation w/ Writer & Director Robert Broadhurst

1/26/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Writer/Director Robert Broadhurst. We talk about his award-winning film 'An Occurrence at Arverne,' how his film reveals bias across racial and national lines, and why he doesn't like to depend on coverage. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:56:10

Social Desire, WW84, and the Great Dr. King // Indie Talk #36

1/20/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick discuss the effect of Mimetic Desire on branding and creative within filmmaking communities, the unfortunate failings of WW84 (potential spoilers), and the rich and necessary film content that's available to view about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:01:00:10

Film Investment Series // Upfront Contracting as a Force-Multiplier

1/17/2021
Hello, Indie Investors, In this episode, Jason and Chris talk about the value to an investor to receive the contract terms at the same time you receive the project prospectus. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:34

A Conversation w/ Nick Lopez

1/12/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this week's episode, we have a conversation with emerging filmmaker Nick Lopez. Nick talks about his experience coming out as a Queer filmmaker, the underserved groups he believes needs their stories told most, and how superior scoring can win you laurels. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:57:40

Film Investment Series // Negotiating Contract Terms

1/10/2021
Hello, Indie Investors, In this week's episode, Jason and Chris talk about Pari Passu payment and Gross versus Net profit returns. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:57

A Look Back On The Events That Shaped 2020 (And a Look Ahead to 2021) // Indie Talk #35

1/5/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! This is an Indie Talk week with Executive and Advisory Producers Christopher Barkley and Nicholas Buggs. Chris and Nick look back on the unprecedented year that was 2020 and the biggest events that shaped the year for the Indie Filmmaker and the Film industry, alike. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:54:10

A Conversation w/ Tom Stajmiger

12/29/2020
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this year ending episode, we have a conversation with Producer, Actor, and Co-Owner of Pollen Path Entertainment, Tom Stajmiger. Tom talks about the correct expectations for making and exploiting a short film, finding your filmmaking tribe, and the downside of funding your film via Kickstarter. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:01:01:21

A Conversation w/ Chris DeBlasio

12/22/2020
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Executive Producer and Owner of Agency 850 and 850 Entertainment, Chris DeBlasio. We talk about how he turned a commercial gig into a reality show, comparing Los Angeles to Atlanta, and his latest project, Government Records. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:51:48

Industry Insights // Persistence

12/16/2020
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this edition of Industry Insights, Nick explores the actions and principles of persistence by tapping into the wisdom of writer, director, and composer Korby Lenker and script consultant and executive Shannan E. Johnson. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:06:53

A Conversation w/ Sandra Garcia

12/15/2020
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Marketing and Brand Elevation Strategist Sandra Garcia. We talk about the best ways to overcome introversion, the future of digital advertising, and what the best value per dollar is in social media marketing. Enjoy! Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative #MAKEIT

Duration:00:55:10