Tungsten Originals is a multi-media production company that celebrates independent filmmakers. Our podcast bridges the gap between indie filmmaking and Hollywood by interviewing filmmakers, from upcoming creators to established professionals.
80: Making Materna w/ Writer & Director David Gutnik
This week we're joined by David Gutnik, writer and director of Materna, which won best actress and best cinematography at Tribeca and makes its online debut this week. We discussed filmmaking as a form of therapy, the hardest parts about making a feature debut, and his advice for upcoming directors.
79: Join the Conversation w/ Writer & Director Alexandra Pechman
Writer and director Alexandra Pechman joins us to discuss how her career as a magazine writer led to her career as a filmmaker, her short film Thumb, which is premiering at Fantasia August 10th and 12th, and her latest short film Sleep, which won her a grant from the organization the Future of Film is Female.
78: To the Limits w/ Director Ned Cooper
Writer and director Ned Cooper joins us to discuss his recent short film Hammer: how he helped his lead actor go through an intense physical transformation, the ways in which his crew were pushed to their limits, and why he thinks it’s this film that finally made him a director.
77: Build a World w/ Writer Quinn McHugh Fluet
Writer & director Quinn McHugh Fluet joins us to discuss his recent short film Singularity, how he combines world-building sci-fi with intimate human stories, and his work as the editor for this podcast.
76: Change the Narrative w/ Director Joe Russ
Writer, director, and cinematographer Joe Russ joins us to discuss his biggest learning experiences as a filmmaker, his work as a DP on my latest short film Blueberries, and the impact he hopes to have as a producer at Tungsten.
75: Get it Done w/ Producer Raegan Levan
Producer Raegan Levan joins us to discuss her philosophies on the role of producer, how she manages a wide array of content, and what she hopes to achieve as the first official producer at Tungsten.
Definitely a top 60 film interview podcast
Listen to this show if for no other reason than to hear the next generation's infectous optimism convinced their art can change the world. And maybe it will.
Host West Givens eagerly interjects guest comments with a few too many "uh-huh"s, but that only knocks my rating down 1/8th of a star.
Real talk: I would love if there were more links to the student films his guests namedrop and, constructive criticism, guest names should probably be frontloaded in episode titles.
Love Me Some Westie Boi
I've listened to every episode of this podcast and West is finally starting to grow and get at least a portion of the views he deserves. This podcast is excellent. If you aren't listening, then you're missing out.
West Givens is an amazing host with a podcast unlike anything I’ve ever listened to before. His questions and banter with his guests will keep you engaged throughout. 10/10 experience