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How movies get made. Each week Steven Pierce talks to industry leaders, independent filmmakers, and technology experts about filmmaking. From learning about the latest gear, to how to self-distribute your independent film, Independent Filmmaker's Guide brings experts to their audience.

Independent Filmmaker's Guide Steven Pierce

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

How movies get made. Each week Steven Pierce talks to industry leaders, independent filmmakers, and technology experts about filmmaking. From learning about the latest gear, to how to self-distribute your independent film, Independent Filmmaker's Guide brings experts to their audience.

    Rebels Without a Crew | Insights From the Indie Horror Feature Alone With You

    Rebels Without a Crew | Insights From the Indie Horror Feature Alone With You

    You know the slogans, get it done, just do it, shoot what you have…
    Emly Bennett and Justin Brooks put it all to the test when they decided to shoot their feature on their own during the pandemic.
    Today hosts Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce discuss with these resourceful artist about how they stopped wanting to make a film and actually made it happen. From concept, to execution, to a recent distribution deal…this episode is a great up-close guide for any filmmaker.


    Alone With You
    As a young woman painstakingly prepares a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, their apartment begins to feel more like a tomb when voices, shadows, and hallucinations reveal a truth she has been unwilling to face.
    - IMDb.com


    Independent Filmmaker’s Guide | How Movies Get Made
    IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was directed by James Allerdyce, produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale, and hosted by Steven Pierce. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

    • 46 min
    Capturing Collapse in Venezuela: the HBO Max Doc A La Calle

    Capturing Collapse in Venezuela: the HBO Max Doc A La Calle

    We’ve heard news bytes about the horrors and tragedies in Venezuela, but most of us don’t have a clear idea of what has and continues to transpire.
    Today hosts Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce sit down with the daring filmmakers, directors 
    Maxx Caicedo and Nelson G. Navarrete and producer Shawna L. Brakefield as they layout their 5+ year journey, giving both us in the film community and the world at-large a close and very real picture of what is happening not only in Venezuela, but what could easily happen in our own backyard. This is A La Calle.
    The documentary features interviews with prominent figures opposed to the government of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. - IMDb.com


    Independent Filmmaker’s Guide | How Movies Get Made
    IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was directed by James Allerdyce, produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale, and hosted by Steven Pierce. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

    • 44 min
    What Does Resilience Actually Look Like | Lorelei

    What Does Resilience Actually Look Like | Lorelei

    Being resilient, able to bounce back from failures. Seeing possibility in unexpected places.


    This may be a main thread in the storyline in the film Lorelei, but it also applies to every indie film and filmmaker.
    Today, hosts Steven Pierce & James Allerdyce sit down with the writer-director of Lorelei, Sabrina Doyle. While breaking down the entire process and experience of making this beautiful drama, we cover topics ranging from philosophical to practical - working with children, building a family dynamic without rehearsal, cancelled festivals, finding the optimum fps for shooting under water. And as our guest reminds us, we don’t talk about failure enough. It is simply part of your journey to success.


    “A working-class fable about a biker, a mermaid and three shades of blue.” - IMDb
    Opening in theaters and digitally, July 30th


    Independent Filmmaker’s Guide: How Movies Get Made


    IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was hosted and directed by Steven Pierce & James Allerdyce, and produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

    • 43 min
    How The Colorist Becomes a Storyteller | Documentary Filmmaking

    How The Colorist Becomes a Storyteller | Documentary Filmmaking

    With the rise of high-quality documentary filmmaking in recent years, the importance of the documentary colorist has come to the forefront.
    In this episode, Steve sits down with filmmaker and colorist, Robert Arnold. Robert is the founder of Lateral Films where he works extensively on documentary features, including 2020’s Stray “following the world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul” (- IMBDb.com). Be sure to check it out on Hulu.
    Today’s discussion runs deep, from debates on resolution vs. color science, utilizing degraded footage, to how working remotely has now become an integral part of the daily workflow.


    Independent Filmmaker’s Guide | How Movies Get Made


    IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was directed by James Allerdyce, produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale, and hosted by Steven Pierce. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

    • 42 min
    Your Story Must Be Relevant: a Conversation with The God Committee

    Your Story Must Be Relevant: a Conversation with The God Committee

    In the independent film world, “why does your story need to be told?” is one of the most important questions to answer early on. And the film THE GOD COMMITTEE is a great example of how you answer this can have a huge impact on your film’s potential success and impact.


    Today, hosts Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce sit-down with writer/directer Austin Stark to discuss his powerful answer to that question. And as always, we dive deep into the entire process, including how to work with high profile actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Julia Stiles, Colman Domingo, and Janeane Garofalo, how were decisions made about distribution given today’s landscape, shooting on location in a working hospital, and of course how they technically achieved the specific look and feel of their film.




    An organ transplant committee has one hour to decide which of three patients deserves a life-saving heart. Seven years later, the committee members struggle with the consequences of that fateful decision. 


    -IMDb.com



    Independent Filmmaker’s Guide: How Movies Get Made




    IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was hosted and directed by Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce, and produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.

    • 29 min
    The "Legitimate Business" of Making a Harvey Keitel Gangster Film | Lansky

    The "Legitimate Business" of Making a Harvey Keitel Gangster Film | Lansky

    Meyer Lansky is as instrumental to The National Crime Syndicate as Harvey Keitel is to legendary cinematic performances.
    In writer/director Eytan Rockaway’s second feature, he brings them both together, with an all-star cast in order to tell the true and personal story of the most infamous gangsters you’ve never heard of in the movie LANKSY.
    In today’s episode, hosts Steven Pierce and James Allerdyce walk through each step of the process with Rockaway, from financing, to choosing locations, production design in two separate time periods, distribution, as well as technical aspects of running the set each day.

    “When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.”
    - Lansky IMDb

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

man with a suitcase ,

A must listen for anyone in the Biz

Weather it’s a new way to think, or reinventing things you already knew, this podcast, pound for pound is the best on the subject out there! I LOVE it!!!

EdiththeEditor ,

Informative, engaging, enlightening

This podcast has given a gift to aspiring story tellers like me: a forum to learn and seek answers to questions I didn't know I had. Both engaging and informative, as a listener all I want is more.
Each episode approaches a new angle, an untold story, and a different challenge to tackle in the world of filmmaking. Season professionals and newcomers alike will enjoy the laughs and the insights IFG has to offer.

yearly attendee ,

Invaluable

Love the info and vibe. These talks are so in-depth, useful. An invaluable resource for any and all filmmakers...can’t wait for more

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