277 episodes

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!!! Liz Manashil & Alrik Bursell

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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.

    Episode 270 - Flexing Your Storytelling Muscles and BIG NEWS! w/Terilyn Shropshire

    Episode 270 - Flexing Your Storytelling Muscles and BIG NEWS! w/Terilyn Shropshire

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    We also welcome Terilyn Shropshire to the show! Teri is a superstar editor who recently worked on the Charlize Theron Netflix film, The Old Guard. She speaks about how she approached editing an action film, how she got her start, and her path as an editor. She also breaks down one of the best scenes in the film and how she approached it from an editorial standpoint.
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    Additionally, we welcome our Players of the Week, Yoko Okumora, Azadeh Nikzadeh, and Mary McGloin to speak about how they are coping and staying creative during the pandemic.
     
    Where to Find Terilyn and The Players of the Week!
    The Old Guard is on Netflix, watch it now!
    Terilyn Shropshire on IMDB
    Mary McGloin's Website
    Yoko Okumura's Website
    Azadeh Nikzadeh's Website
    Lisa Donato's 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! Leave a comment on our website Find us on our Facebook Community Page Contact us on Twitter and Facebook

    • 56 min
    Episode 269 - Quality Over Quantity and Doing Things With Intention with Julia Swain

    Episode 269 - Quality Over Quantity and Doing Things With Intention with Julia Swain

    On episode 269, Alrik and Liz are joined by Julia Swain who speaks about her prolific career as a director of cinematography. Julia shares her thoughts on budgeting, shot lists, and her personal heroes. Additionally, in this week's "Get Shorty" segment, Nate Ruegger joins to talk about the making of his short film Trust Me: A Witness Account of the Goat Man, and taking the short on the festival circuit (including Nightmares Film Festival, which he HIGHLY recommends you check out!) and his plans for making it into a feature.  Trust Me is available now on Alter, one of YouTube's top horror channels. 
    This week Players of the Week Amy Adrion and Rhodes Phire speak on imposter syndrome and the feeling of faking it till you're making it. 
     
     
    Where to Find Julia and The Players of the Week!
    Julia Swain's Website
    Amy Adrion's Website
    Rodes Phire's Website
    Nate Ruegger's 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! Leave a comment on our website Find us on our Facebook Community Page Contact us on Twitter and Facebook

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 268 - How to Get on Set and Make It in This Crazy Industry with Robin Kincade!

    Episode 268 - How to Get on Set and Make It in This Crazy Industry with Robin Kincade!

     On episode 268, Liz and Alrik welcome Robin Kincade to the show! Robin is a producer, among many other titles, and is a part of the Bay Area film production community. She talks about her unorthodox career path, her passion for supporting people on set, and how she strives to help others climb the ladder to success. In fact, she is currently offering a course on how to move up as a production assistant! 
    Additionally, on this week's Get Shorty segment, we meet Brittany Noel! A writer, producer, and actress, Brittany wrote and starred in the very personal short film, "The Other."
     


     
    Where to Find Robin and The Players of the Week!
    Here's Kincaid Productions and her PA Training Program!
    Here's Robin's Producer Website
    Diane Bell's Website
    Brittani Noel on IMDB
    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 Contact us on Twitter and Facebook  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 267 - A Dream Come True with Natalie Erika James

    Episode 267 - A Dream Come True with Natalie Erika James

    This week we speak with Australian writer and filmmaker Natalie Erika James about the making of her horror film, Relic, that had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Natalie also talks about the adventure of making a horror film as a woman, from proof of concept to getting Jake Gyllenhal on board as a producer and the Russo brothers as executive producers and if she suffered from any sort of imposter syndrome directing Emily Mortimer as a first time director.
    Additionally our Players of the week, Independent Female Storytellers Cassandra Chowdhury and Amy Oden also talk about if they've ever felt like an imposter on set. 
     
    Where to Find Natalie and The Players of the Week!
    Natalie Erika James Website
    Cassandra Chowdhury on Vimeo
    Amy Oden's Website
    Nate Ruegger's 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! Leave a comment on our website Find us on our Facebook Community Page Contact us on Twitter and Facebook  

    • 57 min
    Episode 266 - Don't focus on the problem, focus on the opportunity - with J. Lee

    Episode 266 - Don't focus on the problem, focus on the opportunity - with J. Lee

    This week On episode #266, Liz and Alrik have writer, director and actor J. Lee on the show to talk about working with Seth McFarland, making a feature film in 12 days, and working his way from PA to writer, to actor, to director! 
    We also have segments from our Players of the week, female filmmakers Felicity Tillack and Erika Longo, as well as our first ever edition of the new segment Get Shorty, featuring a short film from Television writer, Felicia Pride!
     
    Where to Find J and The Players of the Week!
    Watch Atypical Wednesday on Amazon Now!
    J Lee on IMDB
    J Lee on Twitter
    Felicia Pride's Website
    Felicia Pride on Twitter
    Erika Longo's Website
    Felicity Tillack on LinkedIn
    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 Contact us on Twitter and Facebook

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Episode 265 - From Acting to Directing to Writing a Studio Feature with Leah McKendrick!

    Episode 265 - From Acting to Directing to Writing a Studio Feature with Leah McKendrick!

    This week Liz and Alrik have actor, producer, writer, and director Leah McKendrick on the show to talk about producing, writing, and starring in her first feature film, MFA. Additionally, Leah discusses writing on her first studio feature for Paramount, Summer Loving, the prequel to Grease! We also have two stories of why filmmakers got into filmmaking from our Players of the week, Jessica Jacobs and Molly Ratermann!
    Listen to this episode now or subscribe to us wherever you find your podcasts: Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Youtube and Spotify.
    Where to Find Leah and The Players of the Week!
    Watch MFA on Amazon Prime Now!
    Leah's Website
    Jessica Jacob's on Linkedin
    Molly Ratermann's 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! Leave a comment on our website Find us on our Facebook Community Page Contact us on Twitter and Facebook

    • 1 hr 42 min

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