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About This Show
This podcast delves into the mechanics of filmmaking and the emotional ups and downs of being a filmmaker. Every Monday, Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell sit down to a candid conversation about the pleasure and struggle of pursuing a career in film and share their experience as producers, writers and directors on both films and commercials. We answer questions such as: How do you find a sustainable way to keep making films? What goes into making a movie? And how do you get better at it?
Most Recent Episode
Episode 71 - What's With All The Screenplay Contests?
5 days ago
This week Alrik talks to Timothy about all the millions of screenplay contests, paid skype pitches and all the other filmmaking opportunities that we independent filmmakers can purchase in order to break into the industry.
Alrik struggles with the idea of being a film hobbyist, what separates a pro from a hobbyist?
Timothy's film Lone just won third place in the Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival so he had to record an acceptance speech just in case he won, and he did!
Topic of the week #1 - What's With All The Screenplay Contests?
Alrik has been surfing the net trying to figure out what else to do with his newly finished screenplay for The Alternate and has been seeing all the hundreds of screenplay contests out there.
We don't talk about it on the show but here is a great article over at web film school by Dov S-S Simens about this very topic.
We talk over all the different screenplay contests from a list we found on Script Shadow.
What about the ones that aren't on this list?
Bluecat Screenplay Contest
Stage 32 Screenplay Contests
What is Timothy's take on all this?
How does Alrik feel?
Topic of the week #2 - What About Live Skype Pitches?
In addition to all their screenplay services Stage 32 also offers live skype pitches with the executive or producer of your choosing for about $30 for an 8 minute one on one skype session. Check out their services at the link above.
Would you ever try to pitch to someone through this system?
Alrik recommends you check out the other new Netflix show Luke Cage.
Timothy reads a new itunes review from 'the bald menace productions', thanks bald menace!
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Rated 5 out of
Unique Perspective on Filmmaking
As a beginning filmmaker, it can be difficult to find relatable instruction on the subject. Often, when people become proficient at their craft, they lose sight of the issues that face a beginner in the field.
Although by know means novices, the duo at MMiH are still early enough in the game that they haven't lost touch what it is like to be a novice.
Their approach isn't necessarily instructional as it is sharing their experiences as they navigate the world of filmmaking in their own lives.
I actually learn more from them than I do from any other podcast on the subject. If you are a beginning filmmaker, I urge you give these guys a listen.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of
How to make a film from beginning to end!
I really enjoy the content and the interviews the show's creators do with other working and aspiring directors. They talk about budgets, common pitfalls, dealing with producers, and areas I had no idea about. How do you market your film? What can you expect to with a script, how to get people to keep working, having realistic expectations and more. I had to add this to my list because the information and knowledge you get is fantastic.
Date published: 2016-07-07