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Welcome, Film Creatives!

The MAKE IT podcast is our homage to the Indie Film Creative. Each week we interview experienced Creatives who aim to help aspiring professionals in Film get where they're going faster by providing their advice, knowledge, and insights into the film industry.

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Apr 26, 2022

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Producer, Media Futurist, and Executive Director of the New Media Film Festival, Susan Johnston. 

We talk about the importance of being kind and being on time, what makes the New Media Film Festival different than other festivals, the potential and literal...

Apr 24, 2022

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In this episode, Film and Television writer AJ Bermudez bravely shares her experiences with envy and her learned understanding of deploying her "empathy muscle." Enjoy!

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Apr 19, 2022

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Chris and Nick are back to answer your burning questions in this episode! We talk about what it takes to land a streaming deal with a mini-major or a major streamer, what rights to fight for during contract negotiation, and if diversity in film is still a problem. Enjoy!

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Apr 17, 2022

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In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we hear from Actor Dean Shortland (Best Laid Plans, The Vanished, Nashville). He lets us see behind the curtain into the layers of insecurities all actors must feel. Dean reminds us to trust ourselves, trust that the Casting Director wants us in the role, and...

Apr 12, 2022

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Filmmaker and Executive Director of the Bend Film Festival, Todd Looby.

We talk about the advantages of submitting and attending the Bend Film Festival, why Bend, Oregon is America’s best-kept secret, Improv as a catalyst to the creative life, the...