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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 Media

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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.

    293 - Florencia Lozano, Actress, Writer - On Working With Bruce Willis And Halle Berry, Starring on ‘One Life To Live,’ The Truth About Casting Directors And Auditions, And The Value Of “Owning It”

    293 - Florencia Lozano, Actress, Writer - On Working With Bruce Willis And Halle Berry, Starring on ‘One Life To Live,’ The Truth About Casting Directors And Auditions, And The Value Of “Owning It”

    Hello, Hello!
     
     
    In this episode, we speak with Actress and Writer Florencia Lozano. We talk about her film, ‘Life After You,’ her new Netflix series ‘Breathe,’ the plague of grief, addiction, shame, and suicide, what Americans get wrong about freedom and what we take for granted, and how to solve the world’s biggest problems, the value of “owning it” as creative, why Soap Actors don’t get the respect they deserve, and the secret to winning over Producers and Casting Directors in auditions. Enjoy!
     
     
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    The MAKE IT podcast is the platform for the Voice of the Filmmaker (https://www.bonsai.film/voiceofthefilmmaker) program, which is brought to you in partnership with Women in Film and Television, Nashville (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization).
     
    The Voice of the Filmmaker program brings educational, inspirational, and aspirational content to the filmmaking community. All of the content we create is for filmmakers, by filmmakers. Through this partnership, we bring you the following podcast series:
     
    Filmmaker Conversations
    Indie Talks
    Industry Insights
    Mistakes in the Making
    Film Investment Series
     
    Our audience plays a crucial role in making this all happen through donations to this fantastic program.
     
    Donate Today! (https://www.bonsai.film/donate)
     
    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film.
     
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    You can find more info and a link to join our bi-weekly newsletter here: https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative.
     
    Thanks for listening and, as always,
     
    Be Better. Be Creative. Be Engaged.
     
     
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    292 - Who Influences What Movies You Watch And The Reality Of Comparison Thinking - (Indie Talk)

    292 - Who Influences What Movies You Watch And The Reality Of Comparison Thinking - (Indie Talk)

    Hello, Hello! 
     
    In this episode of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the artists they thought would be more successful, how fake tv singing competitions are, how Joaquin Phoenix uses his asymmetry to his advantage, why we watch the movies that we watch, social engineering, the power of relational and comparative thinking, and the role random chance and stacked decks play in the success of an artist. Enjoy! 
     
    Listen+Subscribe+Rate = Love
     
     
    The MAKE IT podcast is the platform for the Voice of the Filmmaker (https://www.bonsai.film/voiceofthefilmmaker) program, which is brought to you in partnership with Women in Film and Television, Nashville (a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization).
     
    The Voice of the Filmmaker program brings educational, inspirational, and aspirational content to the filmmaking community. All of the content we create is for filmmakers, by filmmakers. Through this partnership, we bring you the following podcast series:
     
    Filmmaker Conversations
    Indie Talks
    Industry Insights
    Mistakes in the Making
    Film Investment Series
     
    Our audience plays a crucial role in making this all happen through donations to this fantastic program.
     
    Donate Today! (https://www.bonsai.film/donate)
     
    Questions or Comments? Reach out to us at contact@bonsai.film.
     
    Subscribe to the MAKE IT Podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. We’re everywhere!
     
    You can find more info and a link to join our bi-weekly newsletter here: https://linktr.ee/BonsaiCreative.
     
    Thanks for listening and, as always,
     
    Be Better. Be Creative. Be Engaged.
     
    #MAKEIT

    • 1 hr 7 min
    291 - Denise Greene, Producer & Director Of Program Initiatives At Black Public Media - The Power Of The Creative Incubator, Producing Winning Documentaries, And Why Story Is King

    291 - Denise Greene, Producer & Director Of Program Initiatives At Black Public Media - The Power Of The Creative Incubator, Producing Winning Documentaries, And Why Story Is King

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    In this episode, we have a conversation with Producer and Director of Programming at Black Public Media, Denise Greene. We talk about her role at Black Public Media, BPM’s relationship with Netflix and Paramount, what makes for a winning pitch, the power, and reach of the 360 Incubator+, why she shuns social media, how she left the doctoral path to pursue Documentary filmmaking, and why she believes you shouldn’t go to film school. Enjoy!  
     
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    290 - Ryan Hartsock, Producer - The Perils of Unearned Confidence - (Mistakes In The Making)

    290 - Ryan Hartsock, Producer - The Perils of Unearned Confidence - (Mistakes In The Making)

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    In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from Producer Ryan Hartsock. Ryan walks us through his mistake of hubris through metaphor and humble confession. Enjoy!
     
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    • 11 min
    289 - Theaters Are Back Despite MCU Fan Disappointment in Thor - (Indie Talk)

    289 - Theaters Are Back Despite MCU Fan Disappointment in Thor - (Indie Talk)

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    In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about their recent experiences at the theater, the surprise at the end of the new Thor movie, Winnie The Pooh (and other well-known characters) becoming fair use, the ‘Blood & Honey’ trailer and why it works so well, social media branding choices, and what Netflix can do to get back to their dominate ways. Enjoy! 
     
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    • 56 min
    288 - Logen Christopher, Director & Cinematographer - The Dangers Of Creative Isolation - Mistakes In The Making

    288 - Logen Christopher, Director & Cinematographer - The Dangers Of Creative Isolation - Mistakes In The Making

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    In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we talk with Cinematographer Logen Christopher. Logen talks about the mistake of creative isolation and how his habit of creating within his comfort zone threatened the success and viability of his studio, Stormlight Pictures, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Enjoy!
     
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    • 10 min

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