Filmmaker Freedom is a new kind of filmmaking podcast. It's handcrafted it for those of us who like to think outside the box, to experiment, to walk our own path instead of doing things the way they've always been done. If you want to make make films you're proud of and make a living from it, this is the show for you. It's full of clear, focused, and actionable advice to help you succeed as an indie filmmaker in a constantly changing world.
Naomi McDougall Jones
An in-depth interview with Naomi McDougall Jones about the distribution and marketing of her film, Bite Me.
Zander & Elliot Weaver | Cosmos
My favorite indie film conversation of 2020. Hands down.
Marcus Mizelle | A Life In Micro-Budget Features
A wide-ranging conversation about all things micro-budget filmmaking.
Audience Mapping, The Niche Filmmaker’s Secret Weapon
The art of resonating with your niche and truly earning their attention.
The Exact Process I Use For Niche Research
A comprehensive guide to obtaining certainty amongst the brutal uncertainty of show business.
How to Choose the Perfect Niche for Your Films
An insanely comprehensive, nuanced guide to finding the perfect niche for your indie film business.
Diamonds but they aren’t in the rough
I’ve been listening to this podcast since it first came out. Seasons 1 & 3 changed the way I view myself and my place in the filmmaking universe, changed for the better.
Thoughtful and well organized if listened to each episode at least 3 times.
One of the Gems on the Filmmaker Podcast Network
Rob’s show is one of a handful of select gems on the filmmaker podcast network. Such an invaluable resource for upcoming filmmakers trying to navigate the onslaught that is the current, democratized film market. Along with a few select others, I’ve been listening to his podcast for the last few years as I’ve produced and directed my first low budget feature. The amount of underground information I’ve learned from these gems is truly invaluable. His podcast and those like it are the answers to the sheer volume of misleading and unreputable information that the modern filmmaker has to sift through the find the core truths of how to producer a professional film on a low budget. Give it a listen and take notes.
Learn how to live a good life as a filmmaker
The most difficult part of doing anything well is mastering your psychology. Its not about gear or gimmicks. Its about knowing why you do what you do and what you need to succeed. Learning to know and serve your audience and create films that really matter.
If you’re a filmmaker (or any creative person, really) interested in those kinds of things this is the podcast for you.