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We provide a platform where independent filmmakers can get actionable advice, celebrate their creativity, and share their experiences and perspectives with the indie film community.

MAKE IT Bonsai Creative

    • TV & Film
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We provide a platform where independent filmmakers can get actionable advice, celebrate their creativity, and share their experiences and perspectives with the indie film community.

    How to Get Creative, Address Your Audience, and Make Money as a Filmmaker - A Conversation w/ IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen

    How to Get Creative, Address Your Audience, and Make Money as a Filmmaker - A Conversation w/ IndieFlix CEO Scilla Andreen

    Hello, Indie Creatives!

    In this episode, we have a conversation with the Co-Founder and CEO of IndieFlix, Scilla Andreen. We discuss how a chance catering job transformed into a career in film, her time working on the Wonder Years, her platform for Indie Creatives, IndieFlix, her new film 'Race,' her new book 'The Creative Coping Toolkit,' and the future of streaming and distribution. Enjoy! 

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    • 1 hr 34 min
    Which Investment Strategy Is Best - Unicorn or Slate? - Film Investment Series #49

    Which Investment Strategy Is Best - Unicorn or Slate? - Film Investment Series #49

    Hello, Indie Creatives and Producers! 

    In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about the upsides and risks of investing in a slate versus a single film project and break down the meaning of a Pseudo-Indie Film. Enjoy!

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    Market Your Film Like Ryan Reynolds - Indie Talk #48

    Market Your Film Like Ryan Reynolds - Indie Talk #48

    Hello, Indie Creatives! 

    In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the self-directed marketing initiatives deployed by actor Ryan Reynolds on his recently released feature film, 'Free Guy,' the new world of storytelling through tech, and the new "talent stack" in Indie Film. Enjoy!

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    • 47 min
    Trust Games Increase Deal Flow - Film Investment Series #48

    Trust Games Increase Deal Flow - Film Investment Series #48

    Hello, Indie Investors and Producers!

    In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss "trust games", examples of trust games, and why they are so invaluable to an investors risk mitigation and deal flow. Enjoy!

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    How To Harness Pain Into Creativity and Appreciate the Filmmaking Journey - A Conversation w/ Writer & Director Julius Ritter

    How To Harness Pain Into Creativity and Appreciate the Filmmaking Journey - A Conversation w/ Writer & Director Julius Ritter

    Hello, Indie Creatives!

    In this episode, we have a conversation with former Actor and current Writer and Director, Julius Ritter. We discuss growing up in Hollywood as a bi-racial actor and model, how to harness pain into creative writing, his upcoming film 'Sock And Buskin', Unconscious Bias in Casting, and so much more. Enjoy!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Trust Is An Observance of Patterns - Film Investment Series #47

    Trust Is An Observance of Patterns - Film Investment Series #47

    Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! 

    In this episode, Chris and Jason discuss trust patterns to look for in your filmmakers and what are the three behaviors and beliefs every investor should employ to be successful. Enjoy!

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

janvierbuggs ,

Too Tier!!!

The research in this podcast is on a different level! Nick and Chris’ personalities show they really care about the work they’re doing. The interviews give you a great perspective of the other side of film making! Lovin’ it! #BonsaiCreative

Simon Morse ,

They do their homework

Nick and Chris clearly have a passion for film and the people who make it. They are warm, thoughtful interviewers who do their homework in advance. Fun conversations that inform and inspire. Good job guys.

Indie Film Queen ,

Interesting and Easy

I love how they bring out the real person in interviews. And, it’s an easy format to get used to.

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