Feature Filmmaker

Feature Filmmaker

For anyone who wants a career making feature films. Study success patterns of industry professionals, hear takeaways from our favorite film courses/books, get behind the scenes breakdowns and insights on films you love, and more.

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January 13, 2023 63 mins
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How do you add value to your film? What does that mean? What determines value and why would people pay money to watch what you make?

It's impossible to amplify the and sell the value of your film to the world if you don't understand why it matters to your audience on a deep level early on.

Tune in to this episode to explore the most intrinsic deep value films can offer their audiences and how you can tap...

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Do you think that you need to give up everything in your life to get your feature film off of the ground? The opposite may actually be true. 

Sacrificing your lifestyle will only deplete your store of creativity and contacts that can lead to the very connections and resources you need. 

Keeping your day job can provide a safety net that allows you more creative freedom.

Tune into this episode to learn abo...

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October 27, 2022 39 mins

How well do you know your characters?  Can you anticipate how a person would act in a variety of situations? 

In art, if you're drawing a person, you have to understand how bone structure works to be able to draw the figure accurately, but you're not going to actually see the bones necessarily in the finished product. The same is true for character development.
 
The benefits of knowing each character w...

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October 12, 2022 14 mins

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all that you need to accomplish? In this episode, we talk about the importance of self care and how to prioritize your time in order to feel better.

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September 24, 2022 60 mins

 Thinking that there isn't an interesting enough story in your life worth telling? This episode will help you discover what you can share with the world. In this episode, Kent and Anna discuss how to make a story personal, how to use your resources, and share some of their own personal perspectives on the subject.

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September 19, 2022 23 mins

Which crew members are most essential for your film, and which ones can you do without for your first feature? Who can manage multiple roles without being overwhelmed? If you're creating a film with a low/no budget range, then this podcast episode is for you.

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If you work with someone you love or are have family roles to play whilst also working on a film production, this episode is for you.

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An exclusive interview with Adam Bova, professor at Columbus State University and Producer on the Indie Feature, A Place Called Home

We talk about:
Balancing film and family
How distribution is changing
Why passion projects pay
Advantages of making a low-budget first film
Approaching distribution without a sales agent
What Adam wishes he had known before making his debut feature

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August 12, 2022 28 mins

Peter Jackson is the 3rd highest grossing film director of all time. He is an absolute legend, but he got his start following the same pattern that all best filmmakers do. 

He made movies for fun with his friends. They wore all the hats and played all the roles. They DIY-ed their own gear/props/costumes as they went. They broke all the "rules." They kept their day jobs. They made their first feature film in their spare tim...

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This week on the podcast, we break down the exciting new film, "Top Gun 2 - Maverick" by filmmaker Joseph Kosinski. You can watch behind the scenes footage and interviews about the making of the film here.

Once a month, as part of our Movie Club series of the podcast, we share a noteworthy film and discuss it in depth. In this episode, we talk about how Top Gun 2 demonstrates leadership, why the filmmakers decided to use m...

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This week on the podcast, we interview award-winning commercial director and founder of Variable, Jon Bregel. This one is a treat. Jon is humble, personable, and open.

I can't wait for you to hear his incredible story and learn about the wellness community he created after struggling with the pressure of explosive success and difficulty in maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

He shares insights about the power of stillness, ...

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This week on the podcast, we interview Barrett Burgin about the recent theatrical release of his debut feature film, Cryo. 

Join us as we discuss the process he went through to get this film made and sold while also finishing school, working a day job, and providing for his young family.

Barrett shares his biggest takeaways from his experience making and selling this film. He is a great example of the success that you can achieve, to...

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This week on the podcast we discuss some filmmakers who are exceptions to the typical success patterns or career trajectory that we teach.

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April 15, 2022 10 mins
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We always say you can make a movie in just 10-15 minutes a day. Production is usually the exception to that rule. But not for Christopher Nolan and his wife Emma Thomas. They shot their first feature film in intervals of 15 minutes every weekend for 14 weeks.

In his own words:

"I didn’t raise anything, I had a job and I was receiving regular pay cheques for the first time in my life. I would spend half on my rent and the other h...

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This month’s Movie Club podcast highlights the new Batman movie by Matt Reeves. If you haven’t seen the film yet, be warned that this episode is full of spoilers...

We take you behind the scenes into the making of the movie, discuss the theme, emotional moments, and our biggest takeaways both personally and as artists. 

The Movie Club series is designed to model for you how taking a few minutes after you watch a...

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