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Hear from the filmmaker's telling their unbelievable stories on how they made their first feature film on shoestring budget, why they did it and how they succeeded. Learn tips and tricks that will save you tons of money.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Hear from the filmmaker's telling their unbelievable stories on how they made their first feature film on shoestring budget, why they did it and how they succeeded. Learn tips and tricks that will save you tons of money.

    Dan Attias, Television Series Director

    Dan Attias, Television Series Director

    This Episode’s Guest is Dan Attias - Dan is a television director from California.

    Dan has shaped such TV shows as The Wire, The Sopranos, Homeland, The Americans, The Killing, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and many more. The list is endless as well as Dan’s experience. We discuss the difference between TV and feature film directing, Dan shares the harsh lessons learned from his earlier career and goes into detail explaining how he breathes life into scenes that may not offer much on the paper.

    This episode focuses on:
    Television series directing.Building trust with your team as a series director.Acknowledging gaps in your knowledge early on.The importance of prep but being open to changes/discoveries on the day.Connecting to the story on a deeper level and trusting your instincts as a director.Realising that you are serving the vision of the show runner as a series director.Drawing on your personal experience as well as audience experience in order to tell engaging stories.Being an effective communicator and collaborator with the departments you are working with.Working to a realistic schedule.The explosion of opportunities in today’s industry.Dan’s latest book, ‘Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age.’ You can find Dan Attias on - 
    https://www.danattias.com/
    IMDB: https://imdb.to/3BlnjKb 


    Book available to buy here:  Directing Great Television: Inside TV's New Golden Age

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    Must watch films recommended by Dan Attias - 
    The 400 Blows (1959) - https://imdb.to/3Cr6T4p
    The Pawnbroker (1964) -https://imdb.to/3Eo1USD   
    The Verdict (1982) - https://imdb.to/3Gy948H     
    Witness (1985) - https://imdb.to/3jMheR7     
    Scent of a Woman (1992) - https://imdb.to/3GFhStI 

    • 44 min
    John Gaspard, Low Budget Filmmaker and Author

    John Gaspard, Low Budget Filmmaker and Author

    John Gaspard is an author, director and producer based in Minnesota. In this episode we talk about:
    Being a local and independent filmmaker rather than pursuing Hollywood.Harsh realities of Amazon Video algorithms.Taking economics out of filmmaking. The journey of an indie filmmaker; small steps to success.Advice on things to avoid during production.Using star power to market your film without deceiving your audience. The importance of rehearsal and picking up the pace when shooting scenes.Ensuring the right people are viewing your film for algorithm purposes.Important things to remember before you leave set.
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    Fast, Cheap & Under Control: Lessons Learned From the Greatest Low-Budget Movies of All Time
    If you’d like to get a free copy, let us know your favourite low budget movie in the comments on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook of this episode’s launch post. We will randomly pick the winners 10 days after the episode's came out.

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    You can find John Gaspard on -  
    Twitter: @johngaspard
    Instagram: @johngaspard
    Facebook: @JohnGaspardAuthorPage
    Web: https://www.fastcheapfilm.com
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    Must watch films recommended by John - 
    Harold and Maude (1971) - https://imdb.to/3BAaKf5 
    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) -https://imdb.to/3lsarNR    
    What's Up, Doc? (1972) - https://imdb.to/3BuYywg     
    The Conversation (1974) - https://imdb.to/3lwxaIK 
    The Usual Suspects (1995) - https://imdb.to/3BvayO8     

    • 38 min
    Gerry Maguire, Head of Irish Film London

    Gerry Maguire, Head of Irish Film London

    This Episode’s Guest is Gerry Maguire - Gerry is a film production and exhibition expert, Head of Irish Film London. This episode focuses on:
    The financial challenges film festivals face. Inside Irish Film London.The realm of festival programming. The importance of having a festival strategy for your film.The role of a festival programmer.The importance of making the most of opportunities for your film. George Ovashvili’s, Corn Island (2014).The changing approaches to film distribution/release strategies.The future of online distribution and the importance of expanding your reach.You can find Gerry Maguire on -  
    Instagram: @gerrymaguire 
    Twitter: @Gerry_Maguire_
     
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    Must watch films recommended by Gerry Maguire - 
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    Kisses (2008) - https://imdb.to/3mPIqRi 
    Holy Motors (2012) - https://imdb.to/3gOZcwl   
    Full Metal Jacket (1987) - https://imdb.to/3BrBeiq     
    Corn Island (2014) - https://imdb.to/38vLA4h 
    The Big Lebowski (1998) - https://imdb.to/3mOJLYB   

    • 34 min
    Tara Jabbari, Digital Media consultant and Producer

    Tara Jabbari, Digital Media consultant and Producer

    This Episode’s Guest - Tara Jabbari. Tara is a digital media producer and consultant based in Washington DC.
     
    This episode focuses on: Understanding the concept of ‘parasocial relationships’. Issues surrounding fandoms. The positive and negative effects of social media. Dissecting the extreme parasocial in music videos. Exploring how producers can ensure their films can be perceived in the right way. Tips on engaging with audiences and the common features that help to build a fandom.

    You can find Tara Jabbari on -  Instagram: @tara_jabbari Twitter: @tara_jabbari


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    Must watch films recommended by Tara Jabbari
    Volver (2006) - https://imdb.to/2VQwN14     
    The Shawshank Redemption (1994) - https://imdb.to/3CL82oc     
    My Blueberry Nights (2007) - https://imdb.to/3jV8SWy     
    Fight Club (1999) - https://imdb.to/3srpk53   
    Dogma (1999) - https://imdb.to/3scjyUy   

    • 27 min
    Scilla Andreen, Founder of Indieflix

    Scilla Andreen, Founder of Indieflix

    Scilla Andreen, CEO of IndieFlix
    Award-winning producer, director, and CEO of global entertainment screening service, IndieFlix, Scilla Andreen. Scilla fell into film, working initially as a costume designer on commercials and eventually for shows such as Dawson’s Creek, Smallville and The Wonder Years, in which she was nominated for an Emmy. 
    IndieFlix launched in 2005, aiming to “offer everything that Hollywood doesn’t offer". By 2007, the service transitioned the library to a streaming platform, creating the RPM model (Revenue per minute) paying filmmakers for every minute watched.
    In this episode Scilla talks about:
    The birth and development of IndieFlix.Understanding the importance of marketing your film.The misconceptions around streaming platformsFinding the right platform for your film and seeking out multiple platforms.The film festivals’ role in the market place.Defining your goals as a filmmaker.How your approach and behaviour as a filmmaker affects the relationships you form and future reputation..
    You can find Scilla on:
    Instagram: @indieflixceo 
    Twitter: @IndieFlixCEO 
    Facebook: @indieFlixCEO
    IMDB: https://imdb.to/3x1lzUt 


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    Produced by Georgia Johnson and Ross Ramsey Golding.


    Must watch films recommended by Scilla: 
    Click here to watch the full reviews by Preston on the following films
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) - https://imdb.to/2V9yRRk   
    Searching for Sugar Man (2012) - https://imdb.to/3kQmjsV 
    Love Actually (2003) - https://imdb.to/3iFnWqR  
    The Godfather (1971) - https://imdb.to/3zqm77K    
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - https://imdb.to/3y6t3XI   

    • 40 min
    Preston Cato, Artistic Director of Queens World Film Festival

    Preston Cato, Artistic Director of Queens World Film Festival

    This Episode’s Guest - Preston Cato, Artistic Director of the Queens World Film Festival 
    Preston Cato is an experimental and feature filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of the Queens World Film Festival which he co-founded in 2011. Preston’s films have screened at a variety of film festivals across the globe, winning Best Feature for Be My Oswald in 2006 at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales. Presto has also worked as a Director of Cinematography, Editor, Sound Designer and teaches at the New York Digital Film Academy. Queens World Film Festival will be streamed on Film Festival Flix from 23rd June - 3rd July 2021.
    In this episode Preston talks about:
    The birth of Queens World Film Festival and what to expect this year.The importance of making connections and friendships at festivals. Tips on how to get involved and make the most of your festival experience.The benefits of the ‘gatherings’ element of festivals versus streaming.Strategies for getting your film out there.Being respectful of festival fees and factoring in a budget for festivals.You can find Preston Cato on:
    Instagram: @queensworldfilmfest 
    Twitter: @queensworldfilm 
    Facebook: @QueensWorldFilmFestival 
    IMDB: https://imdb.to/3vANr0T 


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    Must watch films recommended by Preston Cato: 

    Click here to watch the full reviews by Preston on the following films
    Wavelength (1967) - https://imdb.to/3iPI3nS   
    The Searchers (1956) - https://imdb.to/3iNRPqv  
    Brewster McCloud (1970) - https://imdb.to/3gAQjXm  
    Dr. Strangelove (1964) - https://imdb.to/3cQQrQp  
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) - https://imdb.to/35y8SoP 

    • 26 min

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