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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 in the film industry.

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Dec 29, 2020

Hello, Indie Creatives! 

In this year ending episode, we have a conversation with Producer, Actor, and Co-Owner of Pollen Path Entertainment, Tom Stajmiger. Tom talks about the correct expectations for making and exploiting a short film, finding your filmmaking tribe, and the downside of funding your film via Kickstarter.


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Tom’s Links:

Pollen Path Entertainment -

IMDb -

LinkedIn -

Captive (film) -

Bunker (short film) -

Cody Frank pollen co founder -



Scout Taylor-Compton (actress) –

Cannes Film Festival -

Sundance Film Festival -

Tribeca Film Festival -

Seed and Spark crowdfunding –

Alejandro Montoya Marín (director)  –

Greg Simon (director) -

The Queen’s Gambit (tv mini series) –

Scott Frank (writer) –

Poltergeist (film) -

SAW (film series) –

The Silence of the Lambs (film) -

The Conjuring (film) –

Shudder horror film streaming -

The Irishman (film) –

Lucille Ball (actress) –

Sin City (film) -

Darren Aronofsky (director) –

Aaron Sorkin (writer) -

The Boys (tv series) –

Requiem for a Dream (film) -

Pi (film) -

Mother (film) -

The Rose (film) -

Amanda McBroom (songwriter) -

Brandon Rhiness (writer) –

The Princess Bride (film) –