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Episode 135 – Paul Schneider – Directing Commercials in LA and Casting Known Actors

This week we have commercial director Paul Schneider on the show to talk about making a living as a director, making the transition from commercials to narrative and how he casted two known actors in his short film, Fifty Minutes.

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Episode 134 – New Year Special with Andrew Schrader, Arielle Zakowski & Evan Kidd

We talk to more past guests this week about what they’ve been up to since we last talked. This week we chat with Andrew Schrader, Arielle Zakowski and Evan Kidd. This is an extra long one to keep you company during your travels. Happy New Year everyone!

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Episode 102 – Rebecca Weaver and Shooting a Feature with a Two-Person Crew

This week we have filmmaker Rebecca Weaver on to tell us about how she made her  $11k budget feature with a two person crew and went on to win “Best American Indie” at the Sonoma Film Fest and “Best Feature” at both the Lone Star and East Lansing Film Fests. Listen to this episode now or visit iTunes to download it to your device.

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Episode 101 – Life After Your First Feature with Sean Lynch!

What do you do once your first feature is done and has distribution? Today we talk with writer/director Sean Nichols Lynch who is in pre-production on his second feature ‘Ride with Me’ and hear about the steps he is taking to get that film made. We also talk about making his fist film Prep School, how you get actors signed onto your films and script contests!

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Episode 100 – Jared Hess and the Filmmaker’s Dream

Napoleon Dynamite premiered at Sundance in 2004. It was Jared Hess’ first film and the $400,000 indie went on to gross $46.1 Million in the box office and launch Jared’s career. Since then, Jared has gone on to direct feature films, television and commercials. He is currently writing animated films for Nickelodeon and Laika. Jared has the kind of success we all dream of, but is it all it’s cracked up to be? For the first time in Making Movies is HARD! history we talk to a filmmaker that’s achieved the “filmmaker’s dream” and find out if the dream is something we should aspire to, or if it’s just a fantasy.

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Episode 87 – A Tweet from Jay Duplass!

This week we cover a myriad of topics including La La Land, Tax season, getting rejected from festivals, the Boston Sci-Fi film festival, a new idea for getting Anthony Mackie in Alrik’s film, the mind game of filmmaking and a Tweet from Jay Duplass!

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Episode 84 – Traditional and Alternative Distribution with Isaac Pingree

This week we talk to local filmmaker Isaac Pingree who’s releasing his new documentary, The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show direct to his audience. Before we get to that we spend half of the show talking about his first feature Day of Vengeance which he made ten years ago and how his experience with getting distribution on his first film, lead him to finding this alternate method. That and much much more on this extra long episode of Making Movies is Hard!

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Episode 78 – Unions and Stuff

This week Timothy and Alrik talk about Timothy’s directing job, we answer a listener question and we discuss what we know (and don’t know) about unions. Should you be in a union? Why aren’t we?

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Episode 77 – Breaking In with Robin Schmidt

We’re joined by Robin Schmidt, a filmmaker, commercial director and host of The Break In podcast in which he formulates a plan to break into Hollywood in 12 months with an offer of paid work. We talk to Robin about his filmmaking career in Europe and the why and how of breaking in to America.

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