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Episode 96 – Rick Bosner Says “You Don’t Have To Live in LA”

Producer/Director Rick Bosner joins us to discuss how he’s making a living through filmmaking alone, including work as a line producer on Fruitvale Station and Executive Producer on Other People. And of course we ask Rick how filmmakers like us can get a producer like him on their project.

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Episode 95 – Filmmaker Rob Richert!

This week we have filmmaker extraordinaire Rob Richert on the show to give us a nice overview of his career on his filmmaker, covering film festivals, directing philosophies and being ready to pivot your story based on casting. We also talk about being at the San Francisco Film Society Film House residency program and the benefit of having that kind of community and mentorship available to you.

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Episode 94 – Gareth Edwards Keynote

Timothy is back from his shoot in Chile and Alrik just wrapped his four day documentary style shoot. We wing a conversation about what’s next for our feature films and share some inspiration from Gareth Edwards SXSW Film Keynote speech.

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Episode 93 – In The Thick Of It!

This week Timothy is in Santiago Chile shooting a commercial and Alrik is in the middle of a four day documentary style shoot, so the guys talk about how their prep is going, what the next few days are like for them and how it kind of sucks that they have both been too busy to work on their creative projects! (The featured photo is from Alrik’s doc style shoot. They picked up a last minute scene at a tattoo parlor at a location Alrik scouted during lunch!)

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BONUS EPISODE! – Decompressing from the Just Shoot It Podcast

The morning after recording our crossover episode with the Just Shoot It Podcast Alrik and Timothy decompress about how they felt about it and how it could have gone better. It was a hard conversation for us and it forced us to answer the same questions of self-doubt and insecurity we constantly feel.

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Episode 92 – Just Shoot It Crossover Episode!

This week we finally drop our big crossover episode with fellow filmmaking podcasters, Matt Enlow and Oren Kaplan of the Just Shoot It Podcast! We talk about our lives as directors but really quickly get into a discussion of why we aren’t in LA and then dive into how Matt and Oren are going about getting their next features made. It’s a fun if sometimes intense conversation, give it a listen and let us know what you think!

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Episode 91 – The Tech Scout and Shoot

We continue where we left off last week, talking about the shoot we’re working on together, Alrik as Producer and Timothy as Director. This week we walk you through the tech scout, the last week of prep and the shoot itself. We talk about our techniques, the experience of the shoot, what we could have done better.

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Episode 90 – How Do You Prep for Production?

How do you prep a production? Where do you start? This week, Alrik and Timothy describe the process of prepping a music video that Timothy is directing and Alrik is producing.

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Episode 89 – Starting a Career in Commercial Directing with Plummer/Strauss

This week we have local directing team Plummer/Strauss on the show! Justin Plummer III and Martin Strauss are two San Francisco, Bay Area directors who get paid to direct full time. They talk with us about how they got started, what it’s like to sign with a big time LA commercial production company, how they sustain themselves creatively and financially, and of course, why they aren’t living in LA.

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Episode 88 – Microbudget Filmmaking & Distribution with Liz Manashil

Liz is the director of the feature film “Bread and Butter” and is prepping her second feature “Speed of Life.” This week we hear how Liz is making her movies on a microbudget, finding name actors, getting distribution and sustaining her career as a filmmaker.

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