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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

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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.

    Bet on Story, Invest In Founder Filmmakers - Film Investment Series #51

    Bet on Story, Invest In Founder Filmmakers - Film Investment Series #51

    Hello, Indie Investors and Producers! 

    In this episode, Chris and Jason highlight the importance of all of the "Why Questions" and what they reveal about the temperament of the Founder Filmmaker. Enjoy!

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    Don't Create Content, Create Programming - A Conversation w/ Co-Founder of XM Radio & Media Legend & Innovator Lee Abrams

    Don't Create Content, Create Programming - A Conversation w/ Co-Founder of XM Radio & Media Legend & Innovator Lee Abrams

    Hello, Indie Creatives!

    In this episode, we have a conversation with the Co-Founder of XM Radio and Media Innovator and Legend, Lee Abrams. We discuss why he created the Album-Oriented Rock format for radio, the concept of making people into fans, not users, his latest innovation  'News Movies,' his forthcoming book 'Solutions for a Creatively Starved Planet,' his forthcoming documentary, 'Sonic Messengers,' the meaning of "AFDI," and so much more. Enjoy!

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    Helping Your Film Succeed Beyond Investment - Film Investment Series #50

    Helping Your Film Succeed Beyond Investment - Film Investment Series #50

    Hello, Indie Investors and Producers!

    In this episode, Chris and Jason talk about what investors can do to help their films be financially successful beyond the check you wrote for development. Enjoy!

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    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

Customer Reviews

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38 Ratings

38 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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