Episodes
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with writer and manager Leyla Kader Dahm about how she found her way into management and what she does in her day-to-day. After that, we discuss an article about making festival films more immediately available to the public, read an iTunes review and discuss how we build our daily schedules. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org Check out this weeks article:...
Published 05/23/22
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with seven-time feature filmmaker Richard Ledes about his latest feature, Adieu Lacan. Richard talks about how he was able to shoot the film in ten days and his minimalist approach to indie filmmaking which makes it possible. After that we discuss an article about the Rotterdam film festival firing its programming team and then we read a listener email. Enjoy!
Published 05/16/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker Naveen Chathapuram on the show to talk about making his directorial debut The Last Victim, which hits theaters on May 13th. We talk about the long journey to make the movie as well as a separate conversation on piracy. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org
Published 05/09/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker AJ Bermudez on the show to talk about her writing process and how she has built her career as a writer and will grow it as a director. We also have an article from Indiewire out of Cinemacon 2022 about how theaters can stop piracy and aid the mental health crisis and then have a chat about how to prioritize projects with limited bandwidth. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at:...
Published 05/02/22
This week, Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker and film festival director Melanie Addington to talk about getting into the film festival game, making the switch from the Oxford Film Festival to Tallgrass and to hear all about what an Executive Director of a film festival does! We also discuss an article about California, taxes and the streamers and read a listener question. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This week's...
Published 04/25/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome writer and director Riley Stearns on the show to talk about his latest feature Dual, starring Karen Gillan. Riley talks about how he wrote the movie on spec, how the film got financed and how his career has grown. After that we talk about Method Acting and how it shouldn’t be used as an excuse for bad behavior and we read a listener email. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This...
Published 04/18/22
This week we welcome Jane Schoenbrun onto the show to talk about making their first feature 'We're All Going to the World's Fair', getting into Sundance and then creating a bidding war over their second feature film, which is being produced by A24. After that Alrik and Liz talk about what they are trying to DO as filmmakers! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org
Published 04/11/22
This week Alrik and Liz chat with Caitlin Gold, one of the founders of the 51 Fund. We chat with her about being an independent producer, what it takes to create a film fund, and how she collaborates with directors. We also chat about the infamous Oscar slap. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This week's article: https://www.indiewire.com/2022/03/inside-oscars-ceremony-will-smith-drama-1234712155/
Published 04/04/22
This week Alrik and Liz talk with filmmaker Tarik Saleh about his latest feature, The Contractor. We also discuss an article from the Hollywood Reporter about a grant for development tv content, and answer a listener question. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This week's article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/beta-group-series-mania-seriesmakers-tv-grant-1235115598/
Published 03/28/22
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with filmmaker and editor Roger Nygard about his feature documentary Trekkies and howhis evolved to include fiction filmmaking, comedy editing, and writing books. We also discuss the Distributor ReportCards from The Film Collaborative. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This week's article:
Published 03/21/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker Meg Swertlow on the show to talk about making her first short films and her process as a writer. We also chat about an article from Buzzfeed that details an overlap of conservative financiers and liberal artists and then we answer a listener question. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This week's article:...
Published 03/14/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome filmmaker Chris Makoto Yogi to talk about his experience going through the Sundance Labs, making his first feature film August at Akikos and how that led to him making his second feature I was a Simple Man that premiered at Sundance in 2021! After that, we discuss an article about how a new NFT platform is hoping to boost indie filmmakers. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks...
Published 03/07/22
This week Alrik and Liz welcome TV literary agent Jeff Greenberg on the show to tell us exactly what a TV Lit agent does, what he looks for in a client or a project and what it takes to be a successful writer/director in television. We also chat about an article from Filmmaker Magazine. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks Article:...
Published 02/28/22
This week Alrik and Liz talk with tv writer and creator/showrunner of the Starz show Hightown about working in both TV and indie film. We also have a short interview with filmmaker Donavan Edwards about his short film, Sunday Dinner, made by the Utah Jazz. Enjoy! Sunday Dinner from the Utah Jazz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oGG6j9xh1w For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks Article:...
Published 02/21/22
This week Alrik and Liz chat with producer Milan Chakraborty about his company Marginal Media Works and how he works in the independent film scene. We also have a bonus interview with filmmaker and actress Erika Longo about the short her and Liz worked on that was just released- LINA. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks Article:...
Published 02/14/22
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with Rebecca Windsor and Elly Lachman, who are running the WB Television Workshop. After that, we talk about an article about virtual production spaces as well as what makes a great director. Enjoy! For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks Article: https://www.indiewire.com/2022/01/sundance-filmmakers-direct-blockbusters-1234692811/
Published 02/07/22
This week Liz and Alrik welcome Vietnamese Writer/Director Le Van Kiet to the show to talk about his latest film, The Requin. After that, we discuss an Indie Wire article from Eric Kohn about how Sundance Directors shouldn't direct Marvel movies as their second films and Liz asks Alrik about how to best set up the rules of your genre film. For 20% off your Jambox subscription use code MMIH @ jambox.io Check out the ISA at: www.networkisa.org This Weeks Article:...
Published 01/31/22
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with writer and showrunner (Halt & Catch Fire) Christopher Cantwell. We follow that up with a conversation about the regional film festival crisis as well as the reception to our work. Enjoy! www.jambox.io use code MMIH for a 20% discount! www.networkisa.org
Published 01/24/22
This week we welcome director Luis Prieto on the show to talk about directing his latest film Shattered and how he made the jump from directing comedies in Italy to directing thrillers in Hollywood. After that we discuss an article about the Golden Globes not being aired as well as a listener email.
Published 01/17/22
This week Alrik and Liz chat with filmmaker Talia Lugacy about her second feature, This is Not a War Story, and how she produced it with a model similar to a worker co-op. We also discuss an article Talia wrote about the making of her film, and read a listener email. Enjoy! International Screenwriters Association: www.networkisa.org
Published 01/10/22
This week, Alrik and Liz talk with filmmaker Asif Akbar about their latest, The Commando, starring Micheal Jai White and Mickey Rourke! Asif talks about how he got his films made, why he produces as well as directs and how he has found partners and distribution for his films. We also chat about an article regarding the Dizzying Uncertainty of 2021 and our their plans for 2022! Check out the International Screenwriters Association at www.networkisa.org and use our code MMIH2021 for a 20%...
Published 01/03/22
This week, Alrik and Liz chat with artist Omar Lopex about his first feature, Ana, Who They Pulled Out of the River, which he shot on film in Tijuana. We also talk about industry activism and a very specific acting class Liz took. Enjoy! Jump over to check out the ISA @ www.networkisa.org and use our code MMIH2021 for a discount on a yearly ISA Connect membership!
Published 12/27/21
In our 350th episode, we welcome DP Alice Brooks to talk about lensing IN THE HEIGHTS, TICK, TICK... BOOM! and her partnership with John M Chu. We also chat about the recent blowback from Austin Film Festival script coverage. Enjoy! www.networkisa.org use code: MMIH2021 till January 15th 2022!
Published 12/20/21
Alrik and Liz chat with filmmaker KT Curran about her second feature, Surviving Lunch, working within the nonprofit model, and her focus on impact-driven films. After that, we talk about life after signing a distribution contract and the state of the box office. Enjoy! Follow the ISA @ https://www.networkisa.org/
Published 12/13/21