50 episodes

A Podcast for the Independent Film Creative

MAKE IT provides weekly conversations with Independent Film Professionals designed to help creatives in Film get where they're going faster by dissecting the advice, knowledge, and insights of those in the film industry.

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    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

A Podcast for the Independent Film Creative

MAKE IT provides weekly conversations with Independent Film Professionals designed to help creatives in Film get where they're going faster by dissecting the advice, knowledge, and insights of those in the film industry.

    Film Investment Series // Building A Moat

    Film Investment Series // Building A Moat

    In this episode, Jason and Chris talk about what a business moat is, how a filmmaker can build one, and how an investor can spot a filmmaker or producer that is leveraging a moat. 

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    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on Instagram or Twitter @ _bonsaicreative
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    • 3 min
    Industry Insights // "If You Can't See the Script, Don't Take the Part"

    Industry Insights // "If You Can't See the Script, Don't Take the Part"

    Hello, Indie Creatives! 

    In this week's episode, we introduce a new podcast series titled 'Industry Insights.' In this series, co-host Nicholas Buggs narrates insights from our blog posts that specifically relate to advice, tactics, and best practices posited by our wonderful podcast guests. For our premiere episode in the series, Nick expounds upon the idea put forth by actress Valerie Jane Parker, "If you can't see the script, don't take the part." 

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    • 8 min
    Film Investment Series // Good Answers to the Why Question

    Film Investment Series // Good Answers to the Why Question

    In this episode, Jason asks Chris to give some examples of bad and good answers to the "Why You, Why Now, and Why This Film" questions.

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    • 1 min
    A Conversation w/ Valerie Jane Parker

    A Conversation w/ Valerie Jane Parker

    A Conversation with Valerie Jane Parker

    In this episode, we have a conversation with actress Valerie Jane Parker. We talk about the right reasons to take a role, why it's crucial not to internalize audition feedback, the mistake of looking for early success, and how her late mother supported her career from day one.

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    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on Instagram or Twitter @ _bonsaicreative

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    • 59 min
    Film Investment Series // The Other Three "Why's"

    Film Investment Series // The Other Three "Why's"

    In this episode, Jason and Chris continue their conversation from last week and get to the heart of the other three "Why's" of film investment.

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    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on Instagram or Twitter @ _bonsaicreative
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    • 1 min
    Should I Get An Agent or a Manager? // Indie Talk #29

    Should I Get An Agent or a Manager? // Indie Talk #29

    In this episode, Advisory and Executive Producers Christopher Barkley and Nicholas Buggs discuss why the industry thinks Tenet is a flop, the differing roles of and values managers and agents provide Indie Creatives, and new tips and tactics to grow your audience.
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    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film or on Instagram or Twitter @ _bonsaicreative
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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

MrsALyles ,

The Other Side

Wow! What a great look at the other side of a film. Understanding the work and process before you move into this arena is great. Helps me take it step by step. Thx

Filmlady09 ,

A unique look into the film world

Love the first hand tips and tricks from creatives in the business. So valuable and entertaining. Great Podcast #Bonsaicreative

deadpixels1 ,

The Struggle is Real!

Nice look into the movie business from the perspective of the makers. Lots of advice and lessons that can be deployed to any industry.

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