The Sustainable Indie Film Career w Mark Stolaroff – Just Shoot It 139

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Mark Stolaroff has made countless indie movies. Get the down low on how he’s made so many, and the secrets behind indie and micro features.

Check out his latest film, DriverX out Nov 30 to theaters & VOD thru @IFCFilms

 

You’ve Made a Short. Now What? w Short of the Week’s Andrew Allen & Jason Sondhi – Just Shoot It 133

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Andrew Allen and Jason Sondhi stop by this week to talk about how to make a truly great short film and then distribute it. These guys are the brains behind the acclaimed online shorts festival, Short of the Week (www.shortoftheweek.com). They have also written an exceptional article all about how to make a short that stands out and use it to further your career (www.shortoftheweek.com/news/be-every…e-all-at-once). So if you want some great advice on making and distributing a short, listen in.

Be sure to also check out the article, 15 Things Wrong With Your Short Film, a piece about the dos and don’ts of making a short film. You can find the article found on the Short of the Week website at www.shortoftheweek.com/news/15-thing…ng-short-film.

 

Indie Thriller to HBO Comedy, the Smooth Moves of Sarah Adina Smith – Just Shoot It 132

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Director Sarah Adina Smith (Legion, Room 104, The Midnight Swim) speaks with us very candidly about how she had to make her own opportunities to get her career off the ground. She breaks down exactly how she used an unorthodox approach in making her first Microbudget feature, then tells us how she pivoted into directing TV for Amazon Prime and HBO (no big deal!).

Be sure to look out for Sarah’s name in the credits for the upcoming Amazon Prime series, Hanna.

 

Filming a Threesome… thing w James Morosini – Just Shoot It 131

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This week we sit down with filmmaker and actor James Morosini (American Horror Story, Foursome, Lethal Weapon) to discuss his new feature film, Threesomething, and how he parlays difficulties in production into creative inspiration.

Follow along with Jumai’s adventures in real time. Check out her site here: www.jumaiyusuf.com with information about her student “Lucid“, Instagram/Twitter (@iamjumaii)

 

Falling In Love With The Ocean w Bill Kiely – Just Shoot It 130

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Bill Kiely joins us to talk about his new film Age of Summer, set in Hermosa Beach in 1986. The film follows a teen who joins the junior lifeguards and falls in love with the ocean over the course of a summer. Bill talks about shifting out of directing for the Vans Off The Wall Tour and moving into directing his first feature film. He also describes the unique way that he promoted the film. Learn more at AgeOfSummer.com.

 

The Breakthrough Year (and Listener Questions) w Carlyn Hudson – Just Shoot It 123

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Carlyn Hudson returns this week to help Matt and Oren answer the latest listener questions. She also discusses what is was like writing/directing for the new TV series Boss Cheer, a narrative show about the world of competitive cheerleading. She even goes into how and why this year was a turning point for her professionally. Check it out!

 

Getting Your First Feature Right w Never Goin’ Back’s Augustine Frizzell – Just Shoot It 122

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Augustine Frizzell sits down with Matt and Oren to talk about her path to making her breakout film Never Goin’ Back, out August 3rd. It’s based on her wild teenage years, and we dive deep on her deciding to scrap the first draft of her completed film, to start all over and get it perfect. It’s a frank, relatable conversation with an exciting new filmmaker.

From Blacklist to Directing your First Multi-Million Dollar Movie w Elijah Bynum of Hot Summer Nights – Just Shoot It 121

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Tune in for a conversation with Elijah Bynum, director of the film Hot Summer Nights, starring Timothee Chalamet. Learn how Elijah got his first two screenplays on the Black List in the same year and hustled to make Hot Summer Nights.

Breaking in Sideways w DJ Gareth Emery & Kevin Herrera – Just Shoot It 120

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This week we sit down with world famous DJ Gareth Emery and Kevin Herrera. Together they are the showrunners and executive producers for the TV series We Are CVNT5. CVNT5 is a fictionalized, mockumentary style show about the world of professional DJing, starring none other than Gareth Emery! In this episode Gareth tells his story of transitioning from big leagues DJing to writing and acting for television for the first time.

Be sure to check out Gareth’s music, music videos, and upcoming tour dates at http://www.garethemery.com/home/ and episodes of We Are CVNT5 at go90.com.

Making Movies that Sell w Jeffrey Giles of Automatic Entertainment – Just Shoot It 119

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This week we sit down with Jeffrey Giles, a sales rep for Automatic Entertainment. Jeffrey helps to produce movies, finance them, and take them out into the marketplace to sell to distributors. In this episode Jeffrey breaks down what distributors are looking for in films and how he personally determines what projects to take on. You can learn more about Jeffrey and Automatic Entertainment at http://www.automaticent.com/.