27 episodes

Based on the concepts presented in his book Filmmaking for Change, host Jon Fitzgerald will cover all the bases related to indie filmmaking, from development and production to marketing and distribution.

An industry and film festival veteran, Fitzgerald will engage in conversations with filmmakers and entertainment professionals, who will share their words of wisdom in their area of expertise.

Filmmaking for Change Jon Fitzgerald

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Based on the concepts presented in his book Filmmaking for Change, host Jon Fitzgerald will cover all the bases related to indie filmmaking, from development and production to marketing and distribution.

An industry and film festival veteran, Fitzgerald will engage in conversations with filmmakers and entertainment professionals, who will share their words of wisdom in their area of expertise.

    Tiny Things, Little Farms & Teenage Girls

    Tiny Things, Little Farms & Teenage Girls

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  
    We’ve got a good mix this week, A 15-year-old coming-of-age movie, a fun new series where a mom tries is learning lessons of her own, and a sequel to an award-winning doc.
    This week's picks include:
    The Biggest Little Farm - The Return
    The Diary of a Teenage Girl 
    Tiny Beautiful Things
    And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  Hope you enjoy this week’s picks, don’t forget about our Earth Day Showcase - 30 documentaries at Cause Cinema.com

    • 8 min
    Pipelines, First Steps & Road Rage

    Pipelines, First Steps & Road Rage

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  
    Three new releases for you today.  An environmental thriller…A documentary sharing solutions for a divided America, and a fun dramedy series that begins with road rage.
    This week’s picks include:
    How to Blow Up A Pipeline
    The First Step
    Beef
     

    • 9 min
    Detectives, Queens & Civil Servants

    Detectives, Queens & Civil Servants

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  3 projects.  Under 10 minutes.  
    We’ve got some period pieces this week, and a cop thriller with more drama behind the camera on the production than the movie itself.   Let’s start there, with Dragged Across Concrete.
    Festivals and critics responded well to the filmmaking, but the subject matter and then behind-the-scenes accusations caused the production company to shut down. Casting Mel Gibson always causes controversy, but this film's scandals escalated from its handling of police brutality and racism. 
    The story chose to directly address real-life issues like racial profiling and police brutality, while some of the actual police work is questionable. You be the judge.
    This week's picks include:
    Dragged Across Concrete
    Mary Antoinette
    Living
    And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week.  Hope you enjoy this week’s picks.

    • 6 min
    Ireland, Brooklyn & Planet Earth

    Ireland, Brooklyn & Planet Earth

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  3 projects.  Under 10 minutes.  
    Today is March 17th.  Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.  Yes, we’re going to bookend our picks with some Irish love.  And still being Women’s History Month, let’s kick things off with Brooklyn, which is anchored by a beautiful performance from Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, in...
    Brooklyn
    Extrapolations
    Hear My Song
    And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week. 
     

    • 9 min
    All the Beauty, Palm Trees & Finding Michael

    All the Beauty, Palm Trees & Finding Michael

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  

    As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month and with the Academy Awards this weekend, let’s kick off with a strong candidate in the Feature Documentary category.
    This week's picks include:

    All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
    Palm Trees And Power Lines
    Finding Michael

    And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week

    • 7 min
    Women, Fires & Framing

    Women, Fires & Framing

    Welcome back to the Cause Cinema Spotlight.  3 projects.  Under 10 minutes.  
    This is an exciting time of year, right.  it’s Oscar season, and yesterday march 2nd, Academy voters start to make their final selections.  And in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month.
    This week’s picks include:
    Women Talking Fire of Love Framing Agnes And that’s a wrap for the Cause Cinema Spotlight this week.
     

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

JasminSK ,

Social Justic in Film

Thank you for this very thoughtful and insightful interview with filmmaker and impact producer Michael Kuehnert. I really appreciate Michael's message which is about creating media that changes minds and inspires people into action. Documentary films, though very informative in content, can at times leave the audience feeling despondent and hopeless. Encouraging documentary filmmakers to create media that not only informs and opens eyes, but also open the hearts and minds of the audience and offers them a toolkit that activates their will to do something, is key. Aspiring documentary filmmakers will benefit immensely by listening to this podcast.

JPFitLA ,

I love this podcast!

I love this #Podcast ! Great information about films. If your a film enthusiast, you'll like it. #FilmMakingForChange Great book too! #ILoveMovies #GreatStoryTelling #Film

Listener in LA ,

Great Resource

Wow! The high caliber of guests, and Jon's range of experience makes this an excellent resource for emerging filmmakers!

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