45 episodes

The filmmaking podcast that tells it like it is. Join 'Suspense With a Camera' author Jeffrey Michael Bays and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. for candid conversations about making movies, the state of the industry, struggles of the indie world, including interviews with industry pros.

Get Real: Indie Filmmakers Borgus Network

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7, 7 Ratings

The filmmaking podcast that tells it like it is. Join 'Suspense With a Camera' author Jeffrey Michael Bays and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr. for candid conversations about making movies, the state of the industry, struggles of the indie world, including interviews with industry pros.

    Surviving in a Predatory Film Industry | guest Alex Ferrari

    Surviving in a Predatory Film Industry | guest Alex Ferrari

    Alex Ferrari of Indie Film Hustle joins us for an epic discussion about the changing indie film industry, how to survive as an indie filmmaker in 2020, and how to use the power of the niche to compete with big studios.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Rise of the Filmtrepreneur: How to Turn Your Indie Film into a Moneymaking Business - http://www.filmbizbook.com
    * Indie Film Hustle: http://www.indiefilmhustle.com
    * Indie Film Hustle TV: http://www.indiefilmhustle.tv
    * Filmtrepreneur: http://www.filmtrepreneur.com
    * Bulletproof Screenwriting: www.bulletproofscreenwriting.tv ( http://www.bulletproofscreenwriting.tv )
    * On the Corner of Ego and Desire (Sundance Film): http://www.egoanddesirefilm.com
    * Shooting for the Mob (Based on the Incredible True Filmmaking Story): http://www.shootingforthemob.com

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 56 min
    Finding Local Crew With an App | guests Joshua A. Friedman & Voravong Nachampassak

    Finding Local Crew With an App | guests Joshua A. Friedman & Voravong Nachampassak

    Joshua A. Friedman and Voravong Nachampassak are making it easier to find crew in your local area with their new app, Crew Me Up. Josh has worked on such productions as 'Law and Order' 'Adjustment Bureau,' and wrote the quintessential guidebook for production assistants: 'Getting it Done.'

    Not a paid endorsement.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Crew Me Up app: http://crewmeup.com/ and https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crew-me-up/id1176591469?mt=8
    * 'Getting it Done' production assistant book: http://mwp.com/product/getting-it-done-the-ultimate-production-assistant-guide/
    * Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 21 min
    Comedy, Cancel Culture, & Political Correctness | guest Steve Kaplan - Ep41

    Comedy, Cancel Culture, & Political Correctness | guest Steve Kaplan - Ep41

    Steve Kaplan, Hollywood's most sought-after expert in comedy writing, joins us to talk about "cancel culture" and surviving as a comic in the age of political correctness. Steve wrote the quintessential book about comedy writing, 'The Hidden Tools of Comedy' and 'The Comic Hero's Journey.'

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Steve's website: http://www.kaplancomedy.com
    * Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 34 min
    How to Explain Your Film to Others | guest Heather Hale - Ep40

    How to Explain Your Film to Others | guest Heather Hale - Ep40

    Heather Hale is a film and television writer, director, and producer with over 60 hours of credits that have won Emmys. She wrote the Lifetime Original Movie 'Courage to Love,' (2000) and co-wrote, directed, and produced 'Absolute Killers' (2011). Her latest book for filmmakers and screenwriters is "Story Selling."

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays (www.borgus.com), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Heather's website: https://heatherhale.com/
    * Distribber closing updates: 1.) Variety: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/independent-distribution-companies-distribber-close-down-1203354408/ 2.) LA Times: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-10-25/indie-filmmakers-streaming-distribber-trouble
    * Audio books narrated by Forris Day: https://www.audible.com/search?searchNarrator=Forris+Day+Jr.

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 35 min
    SPECIAL REPORT #2: New Inside Info on Distribber's Closing | guests Alex Firarri & Jeff Witzeman

    SPECIAL REPORT #2: New Inside Info on Distribber's Closing | guests Alex Firarri & Jeff Witzeman

    BREAKING: Documentary filmmaker Jeff Witzeman talked with someone on the inside of Distribber and reveals some details. Alex Firarri of Indie Film Hustle has successfully pulled his film from Distribber and recovered all his customer reviews and ratings. Jeff and Alex join us for this special report.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays ( www.borgus.com ( https://app.redcircle.com/shows/bd7bf50a-acd8-4321-a7a0-021f9bc1bc59/ep/www.borgus.com ) ), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Jeff Witzeman's film: https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Can-Killed-Carlos-Garcia/dp/B0748MZ5C5
    * Indie Film Hustle: www.indiefilmhustle.com ( https://app.redcircle.com/shows/bd7bf50a-acd8-4321-a7a0-021f9bc1bc59/ep/www.indiefilmhustle.com )
    * Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/
    * Variety article: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/independent-distribution-companies-distribber-close-down-1203354408/?fbclid=IwAR2jGOW1jJkIp_vf5RrCsjg9BAlLC4qTTrBBZJoah9Z8nCBjPRO1_RVIUjY

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 45 min
    SPECIAL REPORT: Distribber Closing?

    SPECIAL REPORT: Distribber Closing?

    BREAKING: Distribber is apparently closing, leaving thousands of indie filmmakers wondering what to do. We talk with media strategist Jon Reiss, founder of 8 Above and author of "Think Outside the Box Office" about options moving forward.

    CORRECTION 9/24: Jon mentions that iTunes relies on Rotten Tomatoes for reviews - they don’t anymore, but Apple TV does.

    GET REAL INDIE FILM[CAST] is hosted by filmmaker and author Jeffrey Michael Bays ( www.borgus.com ), and filmmaker Forris Day, Jr.

    Show Notes:

    * Jon Reiss: http://jonreiss.com/ and http://www.8above.com
    * What Kind of Movies Did Distribber Attract? https://stephenfollows.com/what-kinds-of-movies-did-distribber-attract/?fbclid=IwAR1iFbqEdkMAO-YEq_c3SmOb0VTABOoA5vhk-lO1hhya1_USs982VVCyqf4
    * Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/distribber/

    Tweet us @borgusfilm or email info@borgus.com

    Hosts: Jeffrey Michael Bays & Forris Day, Jr.

    Hitch20 Theme music by Radoslav Zdravkovic

    Suspense With a Camera: https://www.amazon.com/Suspense-Camera-Filmmakers-Hitchcocks-Techniques/dp/1615932739

    Follow us on Twitter @borgusfilm

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Blondieflorida1 ,

Love the show!

Super fun and informative way to learn about how films and the industry really works.

too old to make movies? ,

Solid Info Here

Listening to all of these over a 3 week period and there's some great info on filmmaking and the frame of mind you need to get into to take on projects. The Jason Brubaker, Fran Jago and forensics eps are great. A downside is that there's a bit too much pimping of Michael Wiese books. The Clint Eastwood ep is an example of plugging getting out of control.

Butch64 ,

Interesting Filmmaking tips and lessons!

The show is filled with interesting tips and information on indie filmmaking. The guests are knowledgeable experts and fun to listen to. Great production value of the recording.

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