35 episodes

Welcome to The FilmUp Podcast, Your Home For All Things Filmmaking. We are Aryeh and Christina, Founders of FilmUp. Here we explore the journey of accomplished filmmakers and their road to success.

Each podcast episode will be dedicated to a non-profit of our guest's choosing. We dedicate each podcast episode to a non-profit of our guest’s choosing to both highlight our interviewee’s passion outside of filmmaking and bring awareness to a good cause. Our goal is to use Film to move the world Up - FilmUp.

Come join us for this week's episode and let's explore the world of filmmaking together. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefilmuppodcast/support

The FilmUp Podcast Aryeh Hoppenstein & Christina Chironna

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to The FilmUp Podcast, Your Home For All Things Filmmaking. We are Aryeh and Christina, Founders of FilmUp. Here we explore the journey of accomplished filmmakers and their road to success.

Each podcast episode will be dedicated to a non-profit of our guest's choosing. We dedicate each podcast episode to a non-profit of our guest’s choosing to both highlight our interviewee’s passion outside of filmmaking and bring awareness to a good cause. Our goal is to use Film to move the world Up - FilmUp.

Come join us for this week's episode and let's explore the world of filmmaking together. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thefilmuppodcast/support

    #033 - Max Goodrich, Creative Director for clients including Will Smith, The Chainsmokers, Marshmallow, Courteney Cox and more

    #033 - Max Goodrich, Creative Director for clients including Will Smith, The Chainsmokers, Marshmallow, Courteney Cox and more

    Today we have an amazing episode for you. We are thrilled to be joined by Max Goodrich.

    Max is a Creative Director and Content Creator. His work covers many genres, but most recently his personal releases have a focus on comedy. He has worked with notable celebrities including Will Smith, The Chainsmokers, Marshmallow, Courteney Cox and many more. He’s also been featured on the Ellen show, CNN, Complex, and Insider just to name a few.

    Please stop by, relax, and listen to this informative episode about Max's journey and hustle to where he is today.

    Max is a supporter of First Star, a non-profit that is dedicated to Improving the lives of foster youth by ensuring they have the skills needed to transition to higher education and adulthood successfully. So he is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to firststar.org.


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    #032 - Alissa Rooney, LA-Based Cinematographer whose worked with brands including Frame.io, Adobe, and more

    #032 - Alissa Rooney, LA-Based Cinematographer whose worked with brands including Frame.io, Adobe, and more

    Today we are thrilled to be joined the the incredible Alissa Rooney! Alissa is an LA-based cinematographer whose work includes narratives, commercials, documentaries, and music videos. In addition to her freelance work, she currently serves as Cinematographer for Frame.io.   

    Come check out this informatiive epsiode which takes a close look into the up and coming life of an industry leading cinematographer.   

    Alissa is a supporter of Made in Her Image, non-profit movement striving towards social equity in the film, media and entertainment industry for  girls & women of color. So she is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to madeinherimage.org


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    • 38 min
    #031 - Todd Banhazl, Emmy Nominated Cinematographer on HBO’s "Winning Time", Amazon's "Blow The Man Down", and "Hustlers"

    #031 - Todd Banhazl, Emmy Nominated Cinematographer on HBO’s "Winning Time", Amazon's "Blow The Man Down", and "Hustlers"

    Today we are thrilled to be joined by Emmy Nominated Cinematographer, Todd Banhazl! Todd is based in Los Angeles known for his work in film, television, commercial, music video, and fashion.

    His credits include the STX Entertainment film Hustlers, for which he earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination and Amazon Studios' Blow The Man Down, which was awarded a Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival. Todd also shot Adam McKay's HBO series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty.

    He has shot music videos for talent including Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Lorde, A$AP Rocky, and more.

    Todd is also a supporter of The Center of Human Rights in Iran, a non-profit that is dedicated to protecting and promoting human rights in Iran. So he is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to iranhumanrights.org/

    You can also support this cause by contributing to https://www.gofundme.com/f/FreeIranCallForMedia


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    • 54 min
    #030 - Justin Rasch, Film Animator for Netflix, Laika, Cartoon Network, and more

    #030 - Justin Rasch, Film Animator for Netflix, Laika, Cartoon Network, and more

    It is our pleasure to welcome the Animation Creator or the century, Justin Rasch. Justin has been animating for Video Games, Television and Feature projects for 26 years. He is currently a Director and Supervising Animator at Stunt Puppet Pictures telling amazing stories through the magic of animation. He has worked on several feature films including 2 Oscar nominated films and has worked alongside studios including Laika, Netflix, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Sony, Dreamworks, and more.

    With over 1 million followers and counting across social media, his work has captured minds and hearts from around the world. Come join us for this incredible podcast, and learn of the wonderful world of animation.

    Justin is a big supporter of The Nature Conservancy, a non-profit that is dedicated to preserving natural lands through science. So he is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to nature.org


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #029 - Tess Bjiere, Visual Artist and Creative Director for JAY-Z, Tate McCrae, James Arthur, LANY, FLETCHER, & more

    #029 - Tess Bjiere, Visual Artist and Creative Director for JAY-Z, Tate McCrae, James Arthur, LANY, FLETCHER, & more

    Please welcome the incredibly talented and creative Tess Bjiere. Tess is a Visual Artist and Creative Director for some of the world’s most streamed artists. She has created commissioned works and performances for musical artists including JAY-Z, Tate McCrae, James Arthur, LANY, FLETCHER, Jacob Banks as well as for brands including Nike, Palm Angels and more.

    Beyond this, she architects worlds in music through creative direction and performance visuals.

    Tess is also a supporter of Free Arts NYC, a non-profit that empowers youth from underserved communities through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed. So she is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to freeartsnyc.org


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    • 46 min
    #028 - Brandon Dermer, Director for MTV, Showtime, Comedy Central, and more

    #028 - Brandon Dermer, Director for MTV, Showtime, Comedy Central, and more

    Please welcome the amazing Brandon Dermer to The FilmUp Podcast! Brandon is an incredibly talented writer and director who has directed for Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, Adult Swim and many others. He's directed music videos that have amassed hundreds of millions of views online for artists including Dillon Francis, Panic! At The Disco, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Thomas Rhett, Julia Michaels, Noah Cyrus, and many others. His debut feature film and sci-fi comedy I’m Totally Fine was acquired out of the Cannes market earlier this year which will be released in theaters this fall.

    We cover things including mental health, how to make it in the industry, and so much more. This is such a powerful and informative episode, and you do not want to miss it!

    Brandon is also a big supporter of Paws for Patrick, a non-profit that is dedicated to connecting young people with Emotional Support Animals to aid them as they live with mental illness. So he is dedicating this episode to their organization. You can learn more by going to pawsforpatrick.org.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Oboe One Kenobi ,

Film lovers rejoice

I’ve listened to so many film-centric podcasts but this one really shines bright. The passion, the guests, the questions asked really help broaden my horizons when it comes to the medium of film.

ConnorCourier ,

Great podcast

As an Ithaca College graduate, I remember going to School with Aryeh and hearing about FilmUp and his mission for it. Listening to this podcast brings back memories of the passion and drive Aryeh has to change the world. What an excellent way to create that change with a podcast designed to help people. I feel apart of this community even though I’m not a filmmaker- Connor M. Paratore

Dylinho ,

Getting the best out of the guests

Aryeh and Christina really know how to get the best out of their guests, doing their research, asking engaging questions and allowing guests the space to speak and tell their stories. Even as someone not technically in the film industry I enjoyed the conversations and learned a lot from the insights the guests shared.

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