8 episodes

A fledgling production studio founded by Sean Lewis and Matt Dellapina, Little Ark Films hopes to move from a ripple to making industry waves. These chats offer an inside look at the realities of micro budget filmmaking, the brainstorming sessions between projects, and the struggles behind the dream of a new final cut.

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A fledgling production studio founded by Sean Lewis and Matt Dellapina, Little Ark Films hopes to move from a ripple to making industry waves. These chats offer an inside look at the realities of micro budget filmmaking, the brainstorming sessions between projects, and the struggles behind the dream of a new final cut.

    7. How To Find Time

    7. How To Find Time

    Literally hiding from their sons, Sean and Matt discuss the imperative of carving out time for creative work and how tricky that can be in an industry increasingly favoring “content” over art.

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    • 47 min
    6. NY vs. LA vs. Anywhere Else

    6. NY vs. LA vs. Anywhere Else

    Matt & Sean discuss their experience in making work in both the traditional markets and those off the beaten path. But first, a quick debrief of Sean’s phone pitch to a producer and whether “Billboard-ready” can hamper or inspire the creative process.

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    • 44 min
    5. BTS - Pitch Meeting Conference Call

    5. BTS - Pitch Meeting Conference Call

    A behind-the-scenes listen to a typical brainstorm call as Sean & Matt prep for a pitch meeting.

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    • 21 min
    4. How To Get Unstuck In The Arts

    4. How To Get Unstuck In The Arts

    Sean and Matt walk through career moments they hit a snag in their chosen paths & how sliding over to another discipline can create unforeseen opportunities.

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    • 56 min
    3. How To Make A Movie For 5K

    3. How To Make A Movie For 5K

    The story of how Sean and Matt made the feature film, THESE HOPELESS SAVAGES, for little more than food and gas.

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    • 57 min
    2. Paying Dues To Pay More Dues

    2. Paying Dues To Pay More Dues

    Sean and Matt ponder why they each pivoted from theatre only to enter the equally whack-a-mole lifestyle of indie film.

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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

ligamental ,

Guests!

Good stuff. Wondering if they’ll have guests soon? But yeah- definitely a good listen.

jason d. epps ,

Pretty good

Pretty good so far. I’ll stick with it for a bit.

RA McKay ,

Love this

So needed! It's strange something like this hasn't come along before, but very happy it's here now. Sharing this with my fellows here at NYU film school

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