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Liz Manashil and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

Making Movies is HARD!!! Filmmakers Liz Manashil & Alrik Bursell

    • TV & Film

Liz Manashil and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

    Episode 245 - Maria Mealla - Bianca Beyrouti - Ryan Gielen - Michael Alden - Sarah - Napa Valley Film Festival 2019

    Episode 245 - Maria Mealla - Bianca Beyrouti - Ryan Gielen - Michael Alden - Sarah - Napa Valley Film Festival 2019

    This week we have a very special episode with more guests than usual! Co-Host Liz Manashil's latest film Speed of Life played the Napa Valley Film Festival and the festival was gracious enough to allow us to record an episode live at the festival with a group of filmmakers, including previous guest Maria Mealla and her producer Bianca Beyrouti from Bring Me An Avocado and Ryan Gielen, Michael Alden and one of their cast members Sarah Burkowitz, from their film, My Beautiful Stutter. We talk over their experiences at the Napa Valley Film Festival, the making of their movies and much more!
    Here is the trailer for the Maria and Bianca's film Bring Me an Avocado which finished it's domestic film festival run at the Napa Valley Film Festival.
    https://vimeo.com/312798162
    Here is the trailer for Ryan Gielen and Michael Alden's film My Beautiful Stutter!
     
     
    https://vimeo.com/298855532
    Where to Find More About The Napa Valley Film Festival!
    https://www.napavalleyfilmfest.org/
     
    https://www.instagram.com/napafilmfest/
     
    https://twitter.com/napafilmfest
     
    My Beautiful Stutter Website
     
    Bring Me An Avocado Website

    Contact Liz & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Liz Manashil @ www.lizmanashil.com
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
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    • 51 min
    Episode 244 - The Alternate Update #4

    Episode 244 - The Alternate Update #4

    This week we are back with the fourth in our series of updates from the set of The Alternate! This time the other half of the podcast Liz Manashil joins Alrik to talk through the audio logs for days nine and ten of the shoot! This is the first Liz has heard from the set so her reactions are particularly interesting. Plus, Liz and Alrik catch up and Liz talks about going into production on her third feature, Lady Parts!
    Real Time Update #4 From The Alternate Set!
    During my time making The Alternate I recorded messages on the way to and from set each day, just to really capture how I was feeling on a day to day basis. 
    This week we hear the answer to the cliffhanger from day eight. Did we get the permit we needed, did the cops come, how did everything turn out? Listen to the episode to find out and hear what Liz thinks of my on set experience, am I just insane or is this normal?
    Here's a BTS shot from  I think day 9  of  the  shoot  when  we  were ready to be shut down at any moment!

     
    Where to Find More About The Alternate!
     
    www.twitter.com/alternatefilm1
     
    www.instagram.com/thealternatefilm
     
    www.facebook.com/thealternatefilm
     

    Contact Liz & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Liz Manashil @ www.lizmanashil.com
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 243 - Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe - Acting, Writing & Directing Greener Grass!

    Episode 243 - Jocelyn DeBoer & Dawn Luebbe - Acting, Writing & Directing Greener Grass!

    After a couple editing snafus and working on a couple of features, we are finally able to release our episode featuring the film Greener Grass with writer, directors and stars, Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe! Liz and I (Alrik) talked with Jocelyn and Dawn about how they became a directing team, how they got into directing in the first place and the path they took to get their first feature film Greener Grass, made! 
    Where to Find Greener Grass and Jocelyn and Dawn's Work!
    Greener Grass on Vudu!
    Greener Grass on Google Play!
    Greener Grass on Hulu!
    Greener Grass on Amazon!
    Jocelyn on Twitter!
    Dawn on Instagram!
    Jocelyn on IMDB!
    Dawn on IMDB!


    Special Thanks to Jason Charnick for Editing this Episode!
    This is the first episode edited by our new editor Jason Charnick.
    www.upstartfilmcollective.com
    http://www.headabovewaterpodcast.com/


    Contact Liz & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Liz Manashil @ www.lizmanashil.com
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
    Leave a comment on our website
    Find us on our Facebook Community Page
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 242 - The Alternate Update #3

    Episode 242 - The Alternate Update #3

    This week we are back with the third in a series of updates from the set of The Alternate! This time co-host Andrew Schrader is joined by Alrik to talk through the audio logs for days six, seven and eight of the shoot! Things got a little rougher on the shoot, how did the shoot go? Stay tuned to find out!
    Real Time Update #3 From The Alternate Set!
    During my time making The Alternate I recorded messages on the way to and from set each day, just to really capture how I was feeling on a day to day basis. 
    This week things get turned up a bit as we got into week two and jumped into our main location. Things went well but at the end of the day eight there is a bit of a cliffhanger so make sure to listen to the end!
    Here’s a BTS shot from  day  eight  of  the  shoot  when  we  things  were  still  going  well!
    Where to Find More About The Alternate!
     
    www.twitter.com/alternatefilm1
     
    www.instagram.com/thealternatefilm
     
    www.facebook.com/thealternatefilm
     

    Contact Andrew & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Andrew Schrader @ www.andrewjschrader.com
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode 241 - Pardis Sullins & Josh Compton - Producing Speed of Life

    Episode 241 - Pardis Sullins & Josh Compton - Producing Speed of Life

    We are back with another Speed of Life centric episode of MMIH, this time Liz Manashil sits down with two of her producers Pardis Sullins and Josh JD Compton to talk about the producing of their film Speed of Life! The film is out right now so be sure to click on the link below to watch the film and if you like it give Liz the 5 star review on Amazon, IMDB (10 star) or itunes!
    Who is Josh JD Compton?

    Who is Pardis Sullins?
     
    If you haven't seen it yet, here is the trailer for Speed of Life!
    https://vimeo.com/365202476
    Where to Find More About Speed of Life
    Buy the film now!
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/speed-of-life/id1490043925
     
    https://www.speedoflifefilm.com/
     
    Press!
    https://ew.com/movies/2019/12/06/david-bowie-ann-dowd-allison-tolman-speed-of-life-trailer/

     
    http://moveablefest.com/liz-manashil-speed-of-life/




    Special Thanks to Jason Charnick for Editing this Episode!
    This is the first episode edited by our new editor Jason Charnick.
    www.upstartfilmcollective.com
    http://www.headabovewaterpodcast.com/




    Contact Liz & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Liz Manashil @ http://www.lizmanashil.com/
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
    Leave a comment on our website
    Find us on our Facebook Community Page
    Contact us on Twitter and Facebook


     

    • 53 min
    Episode 240 - Marcie Maute - Production Designing at the Speed of Life!

    Episode 240 - Marcie Maute - Production Designing at the Speed of Life!

    This week Liz and Alrik talk to Liz's production designer on her second feature film, Speed of Life, Marcie Maute! Marcie tells us about how she brought the two timelines into existence, working on a tiny budget and why it's important for production designers to take on smaller budget films! The film is out right now so be sure to click on the link below to watch the film and if you like it give Liz the 5 star review on Amazon, IMDB (10 star) or itunes!
    What are you waiting for? Click here to watch the film now!

    Marcie Maute is a local 800 Union Assistant Art Director with a demonstrated history of working in the motion pictures and film industry. Skilled in Design for TV & Film, Adobe Creative Suite, and Editing. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Arts focused in Film & Video from Columbia College Chicago.
    If you haven't seen it yet, here is the trailer for Speed of Life!
    https://vimeo.com/365202476
    Where to Find More About Speed of Life
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/speed-of-life/id1490043925
     
     
    Press!
    https://ew.com/movies/2019/12/06/david-bowie-ann-dowd-allison-tolman-speed-of-life-trailer/


    Special Thanks to Jonathan Kittrell for Editing this Episode!
    This is another wonderful Jonathan edited episode, you can check him out at @jkittrell94
    Jonathan is also an author, check out his books on amazon!



    Contact Liz & Alrik


    Send us an email
    You can find Liz Manashil @ http://www.lizmanashil.com/
    You can find Alrik @ www.alrikbursell.com
    You can now find MMIH @ mmihpodcast on instagram!
    Leave a comment on our website
    Find us on our Facebook Community Page
    Contact us on Twitter and Facebook

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

MartynD84 ,

Gives me the get up and go

Love how this podcast just lays it all out there. I have been toying with the idea of film making and this podcast has given me the kick I need.

Very honest, hugely informative. great job

favoursthebald ,

Excellent adventure

Great podcast covering a wide range of topics, with a good mix of professional and indie insights, both from the hosts and the guests.

Azzurah1372 ,

An absolute goldmine of information.

These two guys have thought me more about the inner workings of the film industry than I have learnt so far in my two years at Uni studying film production.

If you're enthusiastic to join the production industry or just want to extent your existing knowledge, this podcast is a great place to do that.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GUYS!

- A uni student in the U.K.

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