70 episodes

Breaking Out of Breaking In is a practical, pragmatic filmmaking and storyteller podcast about taking your creative destiny into your own hands, reframing what it takes and means to “break in” to a fundamentally broken industry, and making work that gets seen without playing the Hollywood game (or at least, while changing the rules). Each episode explores a particular subject interrogated and researched by the hosts to turn an obstacle or limitation into an opportunity for listeners, or a conversation with a guest who shares exactly how they broke out, broke in, or circumvented things entirely to define success for themselves.

Breaking Out of Breaking In Bri Castellini and Christina Raia

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Breaking Out of Breaking In is a practical, pragmatic filmmaking and storyteller podcast about taking your creative destiny into your own hands, reframing what it takes and means to “break in” to a fundamentally broken industry, and making work that gets seen without playing the Hollywood game (or at least, while changing the rules). Each episode explores a particular subject interrogated and researched by the hosts to turn an obstacle or limitation into an opportunity for listeners, or a conversation with a guest who shares exactly how they broke out, broke in, or circumvented things entirely to define success for themselves.

    Breaking Down Our 2023 (series finale)

    Breaking Down Our 2023 (series finale)

    That's all (for now), folks! Bri and Christina break down their years, their recent (and near future) creative projects, and the podcast's natural conclusion. Thank you for listening and supporting us these past three years! Don't worry, we'll be around :)
    5 Calls app to support civic action for US listeners: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/5-calls-contact-your-congress/id1202558609
    Follow for more info on Israel/Palestine: https://www.instagram.com/democracynow
    Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Hire Bri as a consultant: BriCastellini.com/Consultations
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Breaking Down Breaking In (our comedy feature!)

    Breaking Down Breaking In (our comedy feature!)

    5 Calls app to support civic action for US listeners: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/5-calls-contact-your-congress/id1202558609
    Follow for more info on Israel/Palestine: https://www.instagram.com/democracynow
    In this month's episode, we discuss the writing, editing, and table read of our co-written feature, as well as the future of the story and what comes next!
    Even more content (+ the pitch deck for our script): Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Breaking Down the BS of Elevated Horror

    Breaking Down the BS of Elevated Horror

    Hot take: horror has always been "elevated." Christina, our resident horror expert, takes Bri through the various ways "elevated horror" ignores a genre that's always been socially conscious and laden with metaphor, and recommends some films for folks looking to get nostalgic this spooky season.
    Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 53 min
    Freelancing and Making Features with Liz Manashil

    Freelancing and Making Features with Liz Manashil

    A follow up to our last episode with our pal Liz Manashil, talking about her experience as a full time freelancer 2+ years into the adventure, plus the trials and tribulations of making her third feature... in public! More Liz: http://www.lizmanashil.com/
    Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Getting Us Back On Set

    Getting Us Back On Set

    What would it take for Christina and Bri to get back to making indie shorts? We look back at the past few years away from it and consider what's next for our own productions, plus an update on Christina's feature.
    Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Script Competitions, Strikes, and Survival Jobs with Gerry Maravilla

    Script Competitions, Strikes, and Survival Jobs with Gerry Maravilla

    We check in with friend of the pod and early 2021 guest Gerry Maravilla about the script competitions/labs he's participated in, what gives him hope, his pivots since the strike, and more! 
    Find Gerry: https://www.gerrymaravilla.com/
    Even more content: Patreon.com/BreakingOutPod
    Email: BreakingOutofBreakingInPod@gmail.com
    Follow: @BreakingOutPod
    Music: KelseyRauber.com
    Art: KaileeCristina.com

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

CorrieL16 ,

Fantastic podcast for indie filmmakers 💛

Breaking Out of Breaking In is equal parts inspiring and informative, while also always being entertaining and easy to listen to. Thank you Christina and Bri!

disco_nap_ ,

Breaking Out of Breaking In Breaks It Down

Bri and Christina are great hosts - thoughtful, intelligent, down to earth - and their show benefits from an expertly curated guest list. They've created some easy-to-listen-to episodes on a range of relevant topics for independent filmmakers and content creators. I love the d.i.y spirit and their dedication to making filmmaking more accessible. Looking forward to more episodes!

Not Marylyn ,

Realities of Creating Outside of Mainstream

Bri and Christina are so wonderful to listen to. They share a wealth of knowledge, experience, and stories about their realities filmmaking outside of mainstream with a good dash of social understanding of how different intersections cross and biases impact the industry and craft. Even as a creative in a different medium, I find a lot of these touch points to overlap in other artistic industries. The guests are also super enjoyable and engaging. Thanks for starting this podcast!

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