Reckless Creatives

Reckless Creatives

A Pipeline Artists original podcast about nothing and everything. Hosts Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman share the truth, and nothing but the truth, about the challenges and benefits of living life as artists, striving for freedom to create in any medium, even ones you never thought of before. It's honest—no sugarcoating or selling hope. We tell it like it is, while always finding ways to make lemonade out of lemons. Think of us as Michael Bay, but with action items that don’t explode.


January 19, 2024 53 mins

It's time to pull back the curtain and discuss how the sausage gets made. Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman dive deep into their writing process, making goals, sharing a zillion resources they use to get words on the page and thoughts on juggling a crazy life with trying to be creative.

This one has more resources than we even realized, and even more to come, so check back later for Sadie's list of writing...

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Sadie talks with Maryam Keshavarz about The Persian Version's  Sundance run, writing comedy vs. drama, indie filmmaking, multi-generational stories, and playing the sitar ... because music is at the center of everything creative.

The Persian Version is available on all digital platforms.
Sadie's interview of Maryam on Script Magazine


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Time for therapy! Sadie and Jeanne chat with Phil Stark, screenwriter of Dude, Where's My Car, "South Park" and more. They discuss his journey from breaking into Hollywood to saving partners from breaking up.

You have the questions. Phil has the answers.

"Ask Phil" column on Script Magazine gives you a chance to get all your writing questions answered. Email Phil at starktalktherapy@gmai...

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November 30, 2023 66 mins

What can we say about Bob? He's a screenwriter, actor, musician and now ... novelist. He's also a hell of a fun interview!

Sadie and Jeanne talked with Bob about adapting his very first script (written decades ago) into a YA novel. Oh, yes, he did it! And it's fabulous! But we also address important screenwriting advice, especially on how to keep a career going for a very long time.

Grab your earb...

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Screenwriter and teacher extraordinaire, Corey Mandell, chats with Sadie and Jeanne about everything from the post-strike landscape in film and TV to building a team to help you get discovered.

Oh, and we talked about yo' mama.


Resources from this episode:
Corey's website:
Modern Story Tools Masterclass On-Demand Class (NOTE: Special offer just for RC listeners...

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September 20, 2023 54 mins

"What's the point of anything anymore?" ... that question launched a rambling convo between Sadie and Jeanne which culminated in many thoughts. Maybe too many thoughts.

We aren't sorry.

Resources from this episode:
Deadlocked documentary
Floyd Abrams: Speaking Freely documentary
"Ask Phil: Learning to Set Professional Boundaries"

All OG Pipeline Artists podcasts c...

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This is a true reunion of the Three Amigos, but instead of drinking margaritas, the convo is all about writing. The talented Mario O. Moreno branched out from screenwriting and adapted his script into a novella … that’s written as a rap! Trust us, you want to listen to this one.

Oh, and there's a Sexy Clock™.

Watch for Sadie, Mario and Jeanne to rap in the near future. Tamborine donations welcome. Send them a...

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Where do we begin? How about with the raw truth, delivered by the one and only Christopher Derrick.

We dive into his experience breaking into TV writing, the bumps and bruises he got along the way, the challenges of A.I., and even the lessons learned by getting ripped off. Oh, yeah, it's a big, bad world out there in La La Land.

Most importantly, when we shed light on the struggles and realities of being a p...

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Everyone says, "It's all about the story" ... but what even is story? Tom Vaughan dives deep into structure, and how having a clear process can not only help you get the words down, but it can also dig you out of the ditch when your story goes off the rails.

And, yes, Jeanne's plant is still alive.

Resources for this episode:
Tom's Story and Plot website
Get 15% off with th...

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Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman chatted with award-winning audio-fiction podcasters, K.A. Statz and Travis Vengroff, about their multiple, incredibly successful podcast series (yes, 25-million downloads kind of success!!!!), finding a work/life balance (good luck with that), their writing and producing schedules, and so much more.

If you ever wanted to create an audio-fiction podcast, this is the overview you nee...

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Wow ... this one is definitely a favorite. Sadie and Jeanne make room on their therapy couch for the one and only Amanda Deibert—multi-hyphenate extraordinaire. Like, seriously, she does everything— author, screenwriter, and bestselling comic book and graphic novel writer.

And she's also a must-follow on Twitter.

Big lesson: If you want to stretch yourself, learn to say yes, until you have to say no.

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We're calling this "The Shit Show" not because Joe Favalaro is a "shit show," but because Jeanne was having a shit-show day of mattress delivery and chaos.

Sadie and Jeanne have an in-depth convo with screenwriter/novelist/musician, Joe Favalaro—better known as Joe Straynge—about music, screenwriting, feedback notes, childhood dreams, being dark and broody ... and starting a cello trio.


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January 12, 2023 73 mins

Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman have an in-depth talk with the amazing Scott Myers about his new book, The Protagonist's Journey: An Introduction to Character-Driven Screenwriting and Storytelling.

To say they have writers' crushes on Scott, is an understatement. He's simply the nicest, most generous man in the industry, living to help writers.

And this book is his gift to all of us.

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What do you do when the legend that is John Truby walks into the Reckless house? You soak up every piece of advice he offers.

Sadie and Jeanne chat with John about his new, amazing book—The Anatomy of Genres.  Every writer needs it. It'll be the new "required reading" in Tinsel Town.

Seriously, it's a game-changer!

Resources from this episode:
John Truby's website.
The A...

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"If you're not in over your head, you're not doing your job as a writer." Yep, that about sums up the theme of Sadie and Jeanne's convo with Jeff Kitchen. If you're looking for inspiration to push your story to its limits (and beyond), look no further.

Oh, and a plant's life might be in danger. Or maybe not. We'll see.

UPDATE: Jeff has a new book out, The Hero's Dilemm...

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While Sadie galavanted around Europe, Jeanne put reckless on steroids and talked with Jeff Frye, bank robber turned writer. Yes, a bank robber who got 20 years in a maximum security prison is now a published writer. So, what's your excuse?

Resources from this episode:
Symposium's NaNoWriMo Write-In Sprint, November 1st
Skip the Vomit, Make a Plan by Craig Weeden
Writer's Market Guide to Getting ...

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Now that we have your attention ... While Sadie is vacationing in Europe, Jeanne decided to shake things up and invited writer/director/producer/filmmaker and uber reckless creative Jay Thornton on the show with actor/comedian Michael Gull—the star of the Thornton Brother's new film, CACTUS JACK.

If you want reckless, look no further. There's a lot of swearing, a lot of honesty about Hollywood and indie filmmakin...

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Sometimes you need a good kick in the butt to get writing done ... or an alarm clock. Ralph Walker from the #5amwritersclub talks about finding a community to keep him engaged and productive, while Sadie takes a nap just at the thought.

If your regular routine isn't working, switch it up and give an early start a try!

The gigantic list of resources from this episode:

Join the #5amwritersclub on Twi...

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Filmmaker and professor Jess King joins Sadie and Jeanne for an honest dialogue about how screenwriters can change the world and the obstacles traditional Hollywood has put in the way of writers, including flaws with the classic "hero's journey."

Resources from this episode:
Jess King's Inclusive Screenwriting for Film and Television
Pipeline Artists Symposium - A Year-Round Conference in the A...

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May 24, 2022 73 mins

What's a new season of Reckless Creatives without a plan? Sadie Dean and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman launch Season 2 sharing their thoughts and tips for creating a productive plan to create your art.

There's some barking, some smack talk, and ... yes, a plan to make donuts.

Resources from this episode:
Jeff Willis on the Future of Hollywood
Pipeline Artists Symposium - A Year-Round Conference in...

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