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Episode 21 – Redefining Our Career Goals

After speaking with a two time feature filmmaker who faces the same struggles as they do, Timothy and Alrik talk over what they really want out of their filmmaking careers.

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Timothy talks about starting to be accepted as a commercial director.

Alrik and Timothy try to answer a question from listener  about approaching actors for roles involving nudity.

Alrik talks about Brother and getting some positive feedback from his star @comediancapone

Main Topic: Timothy and Alrik answer the question, ‘What do you hope to happen after you’ve finished your first film?’

Where do you see yourself as a filmmaker in five years?

What are some more practical expectations and goals that you can set yourself as a filmmaker?

Wrap up and an almost conclusion on what it means to set ourselves up for filmmaking success.

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  • Cameron

    Thanks for answering my question, guys! You said a lot of stuff that I think is really useful, and I hadn’t really thought about. You guys always know how to provide a coherent, sometimes blunt, point, and it always makes me feel like the things I’m doing are tangible and my aspirations are realistic, because you guys know how to get there, what you need to do, and what risks you need to take, if you want to be an independent filmmaker.

    • You’re welcome. Any time. That was a good question. If you ever need another pair of eyes on your script, send it our way. We’re always happy to offer advice.

      • Yeah, thanks for the question Cameron! I’d love to know more about your script and what it is you are trying to accomplish. The one thing I didn’t say on the podcast that I wanted to add was that I think being upfront might be also be a good thing to consider. If you shoot straight and explain what you are going for it might help people to trust you. I heard a story recently about a director hiring an actress without mentioning nudity and then asking after the fact and she quit the gig and it was a huge disaster for them. Keep us posted though, we’d love to hear how it all turns out!

  • Timothy Plain

    What a cathartic episode for me. Hearing myself say the things I did almost me almost cry when I listened back this week. Whether or not it came through, I want everyone listening to know how special this was to me.

    • I love the emotion, that’s how it should be!

  • Alex Kellerman

    I meant to leave this comment on the last episode also… I LOVE the new “mission statement” you’ve been opening with!

    • Cool! Thanks. I figured we needed to differentiate ourselves from the other indie film podcasts out there, especially Indie Film Hustle and make it clear we don’t know what we’re doing either. But then again…does anyone know what they are doing?

      “The best advice I’ve ever received is, ‘No one else knows what they’re doing either.”
      ― Ricky Gervais