The Filmmaking Confidential podcast is the quintessential resource for independent filmmakers – from aspiring students to seasoned pros. Each episode is filled with invaluable perspective, secret tips, how-tos and general philosophy about making films, no matter the budget, no matter the location. Hosted by award-winning indie filmmaker Steve Balderson, the attention is focused on what it takes to be a productive filmmaker in an industry that is risk averse and locked in a world where rigid process seems more important than creativity. This is the podcast for anyone who has dreams and the determination to see them through. Each week we meet with filmmakers, writers, actors, artists and other notables ranging from Oscar and Golden Globe winners to obscure fringe creators.
Garrett Swann of the Santa Barbara Swanns
Garrett Swann is a Santa Barbara native, now New Yorker, full-time realist, gym rat, go-getter, and a wannabe millennial. Obsessed with great convos over coffee, he spends his days inspiring younger generations with his personal style, poise and...
Filmmaker Ronni Thomas
Like many film hopefuls, Ronni started making films at about 9 years old when his father bought one of the first camcorder backpack units that had come on the market. He remade classics such as Faces of Death and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with his...
Sharknado's "The Asylum"
The Asylum is one of the world's leading brand-oriented motion picture and television studios. With a focus on high-concept, market-driven entertainment, like the SHARKNADO franchise and the popular BLACK SUMMER and Z NATION TV series. The Asylum...
Cult Icon Mink Stole
Mink Stole is best known for her work in the films of John Waters.
Documentary Filmmaker Desh Amila
Documentary filmmaker Desh Amila of "Islam: Future of Tolerance" featuring Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz (#1 iTunes download worldwide) and the upcoming "Better Left Unsaid" a doc exploring political extremism.
Actor Marek Probosz
Marek Probosz is a preeminent film, television and stage actor in his native Poland, and likened across Eastern Europe as "the DeNiro of Poland,” Probosz has more than 50 starring roles to his credit. Many of his films have competed in key international...
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Great information that makes one inspired to grab a cameras, some lights and go start creating.
Honest / no filter / no BS film talk
I’ve been a fan of Steve since Firecracker and this podcast is a big win for indie film. TRULY independent film. A must for anyone venturing into the wilderness of making a film. Sexy stuff here.