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Papago Presents: The Podcast
24 minutes | Jan 23, 2015
This episode originally aired on July 4th, 2014. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith talk about how to raise money for your projects! Investors? Crowd funding? Become a drug lord? Things get a little crazy when our hosts have a show to themselves!
26 minutes | Aug 14, 2014
This episode originally aired on June 27, 20014. In the first half, Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith shake off the ghosts of the the Jerome Film Festival and discuss short films. Is there a market for short films? What are some other reasons to make shorts? Then our good friend, film reviewer Bill Pierce, joins us to talk local film trends, his hopes for his favorite local filmmakers, why he wont sensor his opinions, and why you SHOULD keep making short films. You can read Bill's reviews of Phoenix-area indie films HERE. Send your questions to PapagoPresents@RadioPhoenix.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
26 minutes | Aug 6, 2014
This episode originally aired on June 20th, 2014. This time, we go guest-less and just get down and dirty about screenwriting. Host Christopher R. Smith earned a degree in Screenwriting from Chapman University's Dodge College, and Liz earned a certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA. They've made 2 feature films together and Liz is here to pick their brains on the topic of writing films, particularly for the no/low budget market. Send your screenwriting questions to PapagoPresents@RadioPhoenix.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
26 minutes | Jul 30, 2014
This episode originally aired on June 13th, 2014. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith are joined by Diana Davis, producer at MoviesMakingADifference to talk about Cathedral Canyon, a fictional film which shines a spotlight on a facinating real-life story. A story that some powerful people may not want you to hear. From IMDb: A story set in both sprawling modern Phoenix and the fringe, rural polygamist communities of Northern Arizona, this film presents a hidden connection between these two very different worlds that permits the shocking acts of these cults to continue. - Written by Paul Davis www.cathedralcanyonthemovie.com
26 minutes | Jul 15, 2014
This episode originally aired on June 6th, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith discuss "setiquette". Is there a solid set of rules for how to behave on set? Is it different from film to film, crew to crew? Is it simply to use your best judgement? To share your thoughts on setiquette, tweet us @PapagoPresents, find us on Facebook or email PapagoPresents@RadioPhoenix.org. In the second half, our guest is producer Summer Helene. She tells us about her project, "The Rocks", a supernatural dramady shooting in Sedona. She gives us some tips on how to get your film made! To find out more about Summer Helene, google her!
26 minutes | Jun 5, 2014
This episode originally aired on May 30th, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith wonder - "Why do we do this to ourselves?!" What are the moments that make all of our sweat, blood and tears worthwhile? What joy can come of this business of ours? To share your own best filmmaking moments, tweet us @PapagoPresents, find us on Facebook or email PapagoPresents@RadioPhoenix.org. In the second half, our guest is producer Jon Bonnell. First, he answers questions we raised on previous shows about forming your production company and more! We discuss distributors vs. sales agents, getting your contracts locked down early, and his upcoming course on project development. For more information on Jon's course, you can go to IGottaDoWhat.com. Also! Liz and Chris's first feature, Biology 101, will be screening at the Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival on Friday June 13th at the Lighthouse Theatre (aka Jerome Fire Station). You've heard us discuss our experiences making the film - now you can actually see what the heck we're talking about!
26 minutes | May 30, 2014
This episode originally aired on May 23rd, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. We're doing things a bit differently this time. Liz and Chris share their experiences on the recent shoot for local indie feature Forest Fire. Liz, Liz and Chris talk about life on location, particularly when "roughing it". We find out what demon elk screams are called. And we play clips, recorded on the set of Forest Fire, with members of the amazing crew including producer David Friedman, director of photography Travis Amery, special effects make up artist Cory VandenBos and more! If you would like us to visit your set, you can send your info to PapagoPresents@RadioPhoenix.org, or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
26 minutes | May 23, 2014
This episode originally aired on May 16th, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith discuss getting "heat", "buzz" and other words that mean "interest", in your project. Chris and Liz talk about how they went from being rejected by film festivals to signing a distribution deal. In the second half, we interview Hal C F Astell, reviewer at Apocalypse Later. He talks about reviewing local films, finding the good in all of them, and their often fleeting availability. http://www.apocalypselaterfilm.com You can submit your film to Hal for review by contacting him at Hal@Dawtrina.com or bumping into him at almost any Phoenix-area film event.
26 minutes | May 16, 2014
This episode originally aired on May 9th, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith discuss why law and contracts can't be the last thing a filmmaker thinks about. They talk about simple things you can do to keep yourself (and your film) out of legal trouble. In the second half, we interview Lee Rudnicki, an entertainment lawyer in Los Angeles. He gives us an in-depth look at the biggest legal mistakes filmmakers make, and how to prevent them. He tells us about his entertainment law course, which he has just opened to indie producers. Lee's Course: http://entertainmentlawla.wordpress.com/
27 minutes | May 7, 2014
This episode originally aired on May 2nd, 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith discuss first impressions of Phoenix, finding the film community here, and the reputation vs. the reality of our local industry. In the second half, we interview Matthew Robinson - programmer of the AZ Filmmaker Showcase and head writer at Dark of the Matinee. He talks about the wide variety of films he's seen coming out of Arizona. http://www.darkofthematinee.com/ The AZ Filmmaker Showcase is accepting submissions! http://www.thefilmbarphx.com/files/2013/02/Arizona-Filmmaker-Showcase.pdf
25 minutes | Apr 21, 2014
Episode 0 - The Live Pilot Episode
This episode originally aired on April 20 2014 on Radio Phoenix. Meet your hosts: Liz, Liz and Christopher R. Smith. We discuss our backgrounds and our goals for the show. We talk about current events in the Valley of the Sun. In the second half, we interview Robert Conway - writer/director/producer of Exit to Hell. He tells us what he's learned from his experience making two features, shares some useful information about predatory "distributors" and gives us a sneak peek at his upcoming feature, Forest Fire.
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