Tungsten Originals is a multi-platform production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. Our podcast features conversations with filmmakers, from industry professionals to developing newcomers. Hosted by the founder of Tungsten Originals, West Givens.
The Young Are At The Gates
In this solo episode, we cover why it has been so long since our last episode, how the coronavirus affected our film Blueberries, and our commitment to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Filmmaking After Film School w/ Creative Producer Kait Elizabeth
Creative producer Kait Elizabeth joined us to discuss how working at The Valleyfolk has evolved her approach to filmmaking, shooting her first short film after film school, and how her thesis project gave her clarity and hope to her creative future.
Attention to Detail w/ Production Designer Reece Koetter
Production designer Reece Koetter joined us to discuss how he fell in love with production design, the challenges with designing a set that's hours away, and his thoughts on how production designers are a huge asset to your film.
Zero to a Hundred w/ Producer & Editor Elizabeth Hancuch
Producer and editor Elizabeth Hancuch joined us to discuss how she discovered her love for filmmaking, her thoughts on producing and editing simultaneously, and why she felt compelled to work on Blueberries.
Fictionalizing the Truth w/ Filmmaker Kierra Hall
Kierra Hall joined us to discuss her senior thesis film Dissociation, which follows the disappearance of Katie Olsen and the mysteries surrounding the truth. We discussed the true story that inspired this film, the challenges of filming on location in Colorado, and the pressure that comes with fictionalizing a true story.
The First Year of Tungsten
Hailey Morris and Raegan Levan joined us to discuss West's senior thesis film Blueberries, the first year of this podcast, and what lies ahead for Tungsten.