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We provide a platform where independent filmmakers can get actionable advice, celebrate their creativity, and share their experiences and perspectives with the indie film community.

We provide a platform where independent filmmakers can get actionable advice, celebrate their creativity, and share their experiences and perspectives with the indie film community.

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United States

Description:

We provide a platform where independent filmmakers can get actionable advice, celebrate their creativity, and share their experiences and perspectives with the indie film community.

Language:

English


Episodes

Panel Talk: Knoxville Film Festival 2021 w/ Ava Leah Stewart

10/24/2021
Hello, Indie Film Creatives! In this special episode, Chris joins fellow filmmaker and Women In Film & Television (WIFT) board member Ava Leah Stewart on a panel talk at the Knoxville Film Festival. We talk about Network Effect, the power of "Why," the state of Indie Film, and what filmmakers can do to attract investors. 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...

Duration:01:13:54

Bored Apes, Indie NFT's, AppleTV's Secret Strategy, and What Indie's Can Learn From The Squid Game - Indie Talk #50

10/19/2021
Hello, Indie Film Creatives! In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the film, television, and gaming future of NFT company Bored Ape Yacht Club, Apple's competitive differentiators, and why they are the most relieved by the IATSE/AMPTP deal, and the data game that Netflix plays with top shows like The Squid Game. 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...

Duration:01:04:40

The Indie Memphis Film Festival, Being A Courageous and Compassionate Filmmaker - A Conversation w/ Executive Director and Artistic Director Knox Shelton & Miriam Bale

10/12/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Executive and Artistic Directors of the Indie Memphis Film Festival, Knox Shelton and Miriam Bale. We talk about why Festivals around the country are taking more COVID precautions than theaters and sporting venues, what sacrifices they look for in serious filmmakers, how festivals can create more opportunity and remove barriers for Black filmmakers, how to help Indie Film Creators get full-market value for their work,...

Duration:01:23:59

Using The Filmtrepreneur Method to Make Profitable Indie Films - A Conversation w/ Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & Podcaster Alex Ferrari

10/5/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker, Entrepreneur, and Podcaster Alex Ferrari. In addition to his best-selling books, 'Shooting for the Mob' and 'Rise of the Filmtrepreneur,' we talk about his latest film 'On the Corner of Ego and Desire,' his childhood growing up in Jamaica Queens, NY, where and how he developed his "Hustle" mentality, his infamous Hollywood Video and GameStop arbitrage stories, why he decided to retire from Post Production work,...

Duration:01:16:59

What It's All About - Film Investment Series #52

10/3/2021
Hello, Indie Producers & Investors! In this final episode of the Film Investment Series, Chris and Jason talk about when to use your gut and when to use the investment playbook, and why investing in your brand is a win-win, even if you're not profitable. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True...

Duration:00:02:27

Forbidden Festival Knowledge, Addison Rae, and the Irony of the IATSE Protests - Indie Talk #49

9/28/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the stacked deck experience for Indie Filmmakers at most Festivals, Addison Rae's Netflix deal and how Indie actors can best respond, and why stronger unions might prevent IATSE members from getting their protest demands. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast?...

Duration:00:55:38

Bet on Story, Invest In Founder Filmmakers - Film Investment Series #51

9/26/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason highlight the importance of all of the "Why Questions" and what they reveal about the temperament of the Founder Filmmaker. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans www.makeit.libsyn.com/podcast #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:34

Don't Create Content, Create Programming - A Conversation w/ Co-Founder of XM Radio & Media Legend & Innovator Lee Abrams

9/21/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Co-Founder of XM Radio and Media Innovator and Legend, Lee Abrams. We discuss why he created the Album-Oriented Rock format for radio, the concept of making people into fans, not users, his latest innovation 'News Movies,' his forthcoming book 'Solutions for a Creatively Starved Planet,' his forthcoming documentary, 'Sonic Messengers,' the meaning of "AFDI," and so much more. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate =...

Duration:01:05:46

Helping Your Film Succeed Beyond Investment - Film Investment Series #50

9/19/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about what investors can do to help their films be financially successful beyond the check you wrote for development. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans www.makeit.libsyn.com/podcast #MAKEIT

Duration:00:02:32

How to Get Creative, Address Your Audience, and Make Money as a Filmmaker - A Conversation w/ IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen

9/14/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with the Co-Founder and CEO of IndieFlix, Scilla Andreen. We discuss how a chance catering job transformed into a career in film, her time working on the Wonder Years, her platform for Indie Creatives, IndieFlix, her new film 'Race,' her new book 'The Creative Coping Toolkit', and the future of streaming and distribution. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on...

Duration:01:34:59

Which Investment Strategy Is Best - Unicorn or Slate? - Film Investment Series #49

9/12/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about the upsides and risks of investing in a slate versus a single film project and break down the meaning of a Pseudo-Indie Film. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True...

Duration:00:02:44

Market Your Film Like Ryan Reynolds - Indie Talk #48

9/7/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the self-directed marketing initiatives deployed by actor Ryan Reynolds on his recently released feature film, 'Free Guy,' the new world of storytelling through tech, and the new "talent stack" in Indie Film. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a...

Duration:00:47:51

Trust Games Increase Deal Flow - Film Investment Series #48

9/5/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss "trust games", examples of trust games, and why they are so invaluable to an investors risk mitigation and deal flow. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans #MAKEIT

Duration:00:02:14

How To Harness Pain Into Creativity and Appreciate the Filmmaking Journey - A Conversation w/ Writer & Director Julius Ritter

8/31/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with former Actor and current Writer and Director, Julius Ritter. We discuss growing up in Hollywood as a bi-racial actor and model, how to harness pain into creative writing, his upcoming film 'Sock And Buskin', Unconscious Bias in Casting, and so much more. 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...

Duration:01:07:34

Trust Is An Observance of Patterns - Film Investment Series #47

8/29/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss trust patterns to look for in your filmmakers and what are the three behaviors and beliefs every investor should employ to be successful. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:42

DEFYing Expectations In Film - MAKE IT Live From The DEFY Film Festival

8/28/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this week's episode, Chris is live at the Defy Film Festival where he was tasked with asking one question: How would you define defiant cinema? He also conducts sit-down interviews with filmmakers Jaclyn Bethany (Highway One), Evan Sorlien (Bakersfield), and Christopher Ryan Laughter (Demon Cooler) and many more. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on social and the web at...

Duration:00:51:51

The Power of Animation To Forge A Better World - A Conversation w/ 2D Animator Jasmine Kenya

8/24/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, we have a conversation with 2D Animator Jasmine Kenya. We talk about her Netflix short film 'Cops & Robbers', her five-star book 'Hair As Big As My Dreams,' why being likable is better than a strong resume in the short run, why drawing well isn't the most critical factor in a career in Animation, what role creatives play in creating a better a world, and the twelve principles of Animation. Enjoy! Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love Questions or Comments?...

Duration:00:49:34

Investors Need To Travel To Lower Risk - Film Investment Series #46

8/22/2021
Hello, Indie Investor and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about why it's critical to travel to the proximity of your investments and deal flows as an outside investor. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans #MAKEIT

Duration:00:01:32

How Theaters Can Thrive After COVID-19 & a PSA on Marvel's Shang-Chi - Indie Talk #47

8/17/2021
Hello, Indie Creatives! In this episode, Executive Producers Chris Barkley and Nick Buggs talk about what the theater business will be like after COVID-19, what else could change forever, and why the Indie Film community shouldn't fall for the Shang-Chi "We are not experiments" issue. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast?...

Duration:00:55:10

Why Investors Flock To Film Investment - Film Investment Series #45

8/15/2021
Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss why investments in Film continue to get made despite the high risk and time commitment. 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 Film? Love the MAKE IT Podcast? Become a True Fan! www.bonsai.film/truefans #MAKEIT

Duration:00:02:27