102 episodes

Independent Filmmaker Josh Stifter of Flush Studios and Robert Rodriguez's show "Rebel with a Crew," sits down and speaks with indie filmmakers, creative artists about life in independent filmmaking, the creative process, and making it the crazy film business.

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Low-Budget Rebels: An Indie Filmmaking Conversation with Josh Stifter Josh Stifter

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Independent Filmmaker Josh Stifter of Flush Studios and Robert Rodriguez's show "Rebel with a Crew," sits down and speaks with indie filmmakers, creative artists about life in independent filmmaking, the creative process, and making it the crazy film business.

Proud Member of the IFH Podcast Network (www.ifhpodcastnetwork.com)

    What to do with a Short Film with Filmmaker Brian Lonano

    What to do with a Short Film with Filmmaker Brian Lonano

    I stumbled onto Brian Lonano's short films on Arrow Player and instantly knew I needed to talk to this guy. His sort of insanity is not only entertaining as hell, but also inspiring for any filmmaker or artist who has crazy ideas they just need to get out of their head.

    On this episode we talked about the struggles of making "trash", the importance of knowing what kind of films you're making, content, paying for your art out of your own pocket, trying to strive for more than mediocrity, and staying grounded. This and so much more.

    Follow Brian on social media and check out his work at http://www.brianlonano.com/

    Cheers, everyone!
    Have a great week.
    Josh

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Women in Independent Filmmaking with Theresa Frankel, Amalia May, and Julianna Pitt

    Women in Independent Filmmaking with Theresa Frankel, Amalia May, and Julianna Pitt

    This was a very special episode to me! Not only is the most guests I've ever had on one episode, but it also was the first time I tried to tackle a specific topic like this - Woman in independent filmmaking.

    Theresa, Amalia, and Julianna all work in varying degrees in the film industry, so having them on the show to express their perspective was not only insightful, but also completely entertaining! Topics for this week included how they started on a new projects during the pandemic, the struggles of bringing your own voice to a film, Seed&Spark funding for films, the importance of different voices in storytelling, the writing process and attempting to find the right tone in any story, directing a project that isn't your own, producing and scheduling in the independent world of film, and how you can learn something on any project!

    Make sure to check out https://www.onepercent2021.com/ and sign up for their mailing list update.

    And make sure to check out seedandspark.com in the coming week and help support their film One Percent!

    Have a great week everyone!
    Cheers,
    Josh

    • 1 hr 41 min
    How to Make a Grindhouse Movie with MJ Dixon

    How to Make a Grindhouse Movie with MJ Dixon

    This week on the podcast I had the chance to talk with horror exploitation filmmaker M.J. Dixon about his movies, what it's like making movies in Great Britain, the struggles of getting the take, and how to limit yourself.

    I love how many filmmakers I've been able to find who truly embody this concept of low-budget, independent spirit, and MJ is now exception!

    Make sure to check out all of his stuff at mycho.co.uk

    Cheers! Have a great week everyone.
    Josh

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Where Do You Get an Idea with Filmmaker Timothy Troy

    Where Do You Get an Idea with Filmmaker Timothy Troy

    This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Timothy Troy, a really talented short film director and veteran to the industry. He's work as a dolly grip on MANY really amazing features and his resume is incredibly impressive.

    We discussed where our ideas come from, learning from professional film sets, exploring the concept of what actually fuels our inspiration and who we're making our movies for, where money should go when you do have some funding, Mike Flanagan, how ego can get in the way, and watching old projects.

    Have a great day everyone! CHEERS!

    Josh

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Filmmaker Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

    Filmmaker Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid

    On this weeks Low-Budget Rebels episode, I sat down with filmmaker Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid to talk about her adventures in indie filmmaking, the problem with squirrels, filmmaking with your family, trying to stay creative during the pandemic, finding your genre, and so much more. Rachel is a wealth of experience, coming from a very unconventional path into filmmaking, and I believe her story is one that will inspire a lot of you.

    Make sure to check out her website: rachelspoonerthomas.com and follow her adventures to see In the Company of Crows soon!

    Have a great weekend, everyone!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Producer and Director Cameron Fife

    Producer and Director Cameron Fife

    HEYO!
    I took a week off from podcasting but I'm back now and SUPER excited to get back to work on getting new shows recorded, promoting the podcast, and hopefully making this show a little more interactive. Anyone listening probably know about speakpipe.com/lowbudgetrebels, the site you can go to and leave me audio messages to play on the show!

    This weeks guest was great.
    Cameron Fife has not only directed two feature films and a bunch of shorts, he's also an actor and performer, as well as working on countless music videos and other professional projects. He has a very interesting background, with a family that worked in show business and entertainment for years! We discuss what motivates us, odd film festival experiences, being told you aren't good enough, faking it til you make it, and Jordan Peele. This and much more!

    Thanks, everyone, for listening!

    Cheers,

    Josh

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

troy matot ,

Love it

The best podcast for punk rock, DIY filmmakers who share a mutual disdain for Pierce Brosnan. -Not Dracula

Gregg Kaps ,

Watch out for this guy!

Josh Stifter is a name to remember. His first two features are amazing. Watch for “The Good Exorcist”, in particular. It is a wonderful look at absurdist cinema. It turns out he is an excellent on-air personality as well and brings out engrossing conversations with other indie filmmakers. If you want to know more about what is happening under the mainstream propaganda cinema world, this podcast is a great place to start.

vundaboy ,

Great podcast!

Love hearing behind the scenes of Flush Studios both in filmmaking, art, and family with Josh and Jenny. Also does great interviews and spotlights the coolest independent talent. Stifter is Worth your dedication and dollars

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