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Making Movies is HARD!!!

By Filmmakers Timothy Plain & Alrik Bursell

Timothy Plain and Alrik Bursell discuss independent filmmaking, everything from writing, producing and directing to working as crew. But this is not just a podcast about "making it," it's also about struggling with rejection, self-doubt and everything else that comes with pursuing a career in film. Follow along as we forge our own way through the industry and talk to guests who are also making it happen.

  1. 1.
    Episode 219 - MMIH Iphone Challenge w/L. Jeffrey Moore08/19/2019
    1:26:07
  2. 2.
    Episode 218 - Hassan Said - Briana Walsh - Jordan Potch - Making a One Take Feature08/12/2019
    1:35:46
  3. 3.
    Episode 217 - Kevin O'Brien - Making At the End of The Day08/05/2019
    1:10:24
  4. 4.
    Episode 216 - Jake Richardson Co-Host Episode07/30/2019
    1:06:37
  5. 5.
    Episode 215 - Lawrence Jordan - 25 Years of Editing Feature Films07/23/2019
    1:19:40
  6. 6.
    Episode 214 - Foster Wilson - From Acting to Directing in LA07/15/2019
    1:06:30
  7. 7.
    Episode 213 - Ben Mullholland - Making The Lake Merritt Monster07/08/2019
    1:18:10
  8. 8.
    Episode 212 - Rob Smat - Making The Last Whistle 07/01/2019
    1:23:07
  1. 9.
    Episode 211 - Andrew Stephen Lee - Graduating from Columbia Film School and Making Manila is Full of Men Named Boy!06/24/2019
    1:18:09
  2. 10.
    Episode 210 - Searit Huluf & Tiajha Nakahara - Making Gamers the Short Film with a Day Job!06/19/2019
    1:06:52
  3. 11.
    Episode 209 - Michael Cawood - Feature Film Pre-Viz and Animated Shorts!06/13/2019
    1:30:43
  4. 12.
    Episode 208 - Catching Up with Andrew Schrader!06/04/2019
    1:06:57
  5. 13.
    Episode 207 - Ava Benjamin Shorr - From Lensing Shorts to Long Form Content05/27/2019
    1:42:31
  6. 14.
    Episode 204 - Justin Warren - Setting the Value of Your Feature Film05/22/2019
    1:16:22
  7. 15.
    Episode 206 - Jordan Harris - Story Editing for Cartoon Network Part #205/22/2019
    1:19:30
  8. 16.
    Episode 205 - Jordan Harris - Story Editing for Cartoon Network Part 105/15/2019
    57:03
  9. 17.
    Episode 203 - Co-Host Liz Manashil on Why Indie Film Distribution is HARD!!!04/29/2019
    1:08:58
  10. 18.
    Episode 202 - Alex Kellerman and Alrik Bursell Solo Bolo04/22/2019
    1:17:15
  11. 19.
    Episode 201 - Alex Ferrari - Talking the Indie Film Hustle04/15/2019
    1:33:46
  12. 20.
    Episode 200 - MMIH Co-Host/Directors Round Table!04/10/2019
    1:27:36
  13. 21.
    Episode 199 - DeShuna Spencer - Starting Your Own Streaming Platform!04/01/2019
    1:13:03
  14. 22.
    Episode 198 - Bringing in 2019 with Liz Anderson!03/28/2019
    1:33:27
  15. 23.
    Episode 197 - Josh Gannon - Script Supervisor03/18/2019
    1:26:11
  16. 24.
    Episode 196 - Jesse Handsher - Being Napoleon03/11/2019
    1:14:17
  17. 25.
    Episode 195 - New Co-Host - Isaac Pingree03/04/2019
    1:11:50
  18. 26.
    Episode 194- Mischa Stanton - Tellings Stories in Sound02/25/2019
    1:15:51
  19. 27.
    Episode 193 - Jack and Justin - Thriving as a Directing Duo in LA02/18/2019
    1:08:37
  20. 28.
    Episode 192 - Making the North Pole - Yvan Iturriaga & Darren Colston02/12/2019
    1:38:08
  21. 29.
    Bonus Episode - Introducing The Making Movies is HARD Patreon Page!02/07/2019
    11:40
  22. 30.
    Episode 191 - Welcome New Co-Host Samiat Salami!02/04/2019
    1:24:56
  23. 31.
    Episode 190 - Peter Jang - Stunt Fighting and Making it in LA01/28/2019
    1:28:33
  24. 32.
    Episode - 189 - Angie Powers & Elizabeth Stark - Lost in the Middle01/21/2019
    51:16
  25. 33.
    Episode 188 - Welcome New Co-Host L. Jeffrey Moore Solo Episode01/14/2019
    1:11:20
  26. 34.
    Episode 187- Andrew Chesworth - Life of an Ex Disney Animator01/07/2019
    1:41:42
  27. 35.
    Episode 186 - Welcome 3rd Co-Host, Colin Levy!12/31/2018
    1:18:36
  28. 36.
    Bonus Episode - Aqua Talk with L. Jeffrey Moore12/29/2018
    1:21:14
  29. 37.
    Episode 185 - Making Movies is Hard Live in LA with Lewberger!12/24/2018
    1:02:11
  30. 38.
    Episode 184 - Welcome 2nd Co-Host, Alex Kellerman!12/19/2018
    58:16
  31. 39.
    Episode 183 - Katie Johnson-Final12/10/2018
    56:37
  32. 40.
    Episode 182 - Welcome Co-Host Andrew Schrader - The Writing Process12/03/2018
    1:06:51
  33. 41.
    Episode 181 - Timothy's Final Episode (For Now)11/26/2018
    1:26:34
  34. 42.
    Episode 180 - My Struggle - Listener Call Ins11/19/2018
    1:30:41
  35. 43.
    Episode 179 - Making Music Videos with the Band Beautiful Machines11/12/2018
    1:11:52
  36. 44.
    Episode 178 - Tony Gapastione - Being a Brave Maker11/05/2018
    1:08:59
  37. 45.
    Episode 177 - Steve Dildarian - Creating An HBO Animated Series10/29/2018
    1:26:47
  38. 46.
    Episode 176 - Vinne Van Wyk - Shooting Stock Footage10/22/2018
    1:08:58
  39. 47.
    Episode 175 - LIVE PODCAST with Ben Wolan10/15/2018
    56:54
  40. 48.
    Episode 174 - Evan Cecil - Shooting a Good Death10/08/2018
    1:10:06
  41. 49.
    Episode 173 - Ed Ng - Starting from the Bottom10/01/2018
    1:14:52
  42. 50.
    Episode 172 - The Alternate, Timothy Writes and a Podcast Shakeup!09/24/2018
    1:19:36
  43. 51.
    Episode 171 - Paulina Lagudi - Directing Children09/17/2018
    1:07:23
  44. 52.
    Episode 170 - Tony Vella - The Life of a Stunt Person09/11/2018
    1:29:26
  45. 53.
    Episode 169 - Melhik Hailu09/03/2018
    1:13:19
  46. 54.
    Episode 168 - What Kind of Directing Experience is Good Directing Experience?08/27/2018
    1:04:21
  47. 55.
    Episode 167 - Maria Mealla - Losing Funding and Making Your Feature08/20/2018
    1:06:42
  48. 56.
    Episode 166 - Margaret Caragan - Making Special Effects with Pandora FX!08/15/2018
    1:13:23
  49. 57.
    Episode 165 - Jean-Luc Julien - Cannes Short Film Corner & Funding a Feature Film08/06/2018
    1:12:10
  50. 58.
    Episode 164 - David Sandwisch - A Life Full of Sound07/30/2018
    55:13
  51. 59.
    Episode 163 - Alrik's Directing Career Takes Off07/23/2018
    1:03:04
  52. 60.
    Episode 162 - Chris Ford - One and Done?07/16/2018
    1:21:41
  53. 61.
    Episode 161 - Hilton Day - Assistant Directing07/09/2018
    1:47:37
  54. 62.
    Episode 160 - Remi Lacoste - Directing Video Games07/02/2018
    1:16:26
  55. 63.
    Episode 159 - A Month Off Writing & Filmmaking After 4006/25/2018
    1:21:07
  56. 64.
    Episode 158 – Pete Lee – Martial Arts, Wong Kar-wai & Sundance 06/18/2018
    1:22:32
  57. 65.
    Episode 157 - Howard Franklin - Maintaining a Screenwriting Career - Howard Franklin06/11/2018
    1:27:24
  58. 66.
    Episode 156 - Three Year Anniversary06/04/2018
    1:00:52
  59. 67.
    Episode - 155 - Gerry Maravilla - Head of Crowdfunding, Seed & Spark05/27/2018
    1:11:04
  60. 68.
    Episode 154 - J.D. Dillard - from Bad Robot Receptionist to "The Fly" Remake05/20/2018
    1:55:03
  61. 69.
    Episode 153 - Jeffrey Allard - Producing Indie Films05/14/2018
    1:32:29
  62. 70.
    Episode 152 - Renee Mao - Becoming a Commercial Director05/07/2018
    1:38:01
  63. 71.
    Episode 151 - Jon Peters - A Life in Stop Motion04/30/2018
    1:16:53
  64. 72.
    Episode 150 - Elizabeth & Sean - Starting Your Own Production Company04/23/2018
    1:23:34
  65. 73.
    Episode 149 - Ian James Duncan - Making a Fan Film04/16/2018
    1:30:02
  66. 74.
    Episode 148 - Don Bies - Special FX Magic04/09/2018
    1:45:37
  67. 75.
    Episode 147 - Filming a Levitation04/02/2018
    1:02:47
  68. 76.
    Episode 146 - Marco Aguilar - Crowdfunding Secrets03/26/2018
    1:11:36
  69. 77.
    Episode 145 - Steve Herold - 18 Years of Filmmaking and Counting03/19/2018
    1:19:15
  70. 78.
    Episode 144 - Kuang Lee - The Second Feature Film & Audience Interpretations03/12/2018
    1:08:08
  71. 79.
    Episode 143 - Polarizing Audiences - L. Jeffrey Moore03/05/2018
    1:31:21
  72. 80.
    BONUS EPISODE - The Alternate Table Read03/01/2018
    3:04:00
  73. 81.
    Episode 142 - Sophia LaPaglia - Approaching Nudity, Sex & Violence in Your Film02/26/2018
    1:33:11
  74. 82.
    Episode 141 - Chloe Weaver - Transitioning from an AC to a DP02/19/2018
    1:07:21
  75. 83.
    Episode 140 - Karina Wolfe - How Actors Create Memorable Performances02/12/2018
    1:29:27
  76. 84.
    Episode 139 - Alrik Bursell's "The Alternate"02/05/2018
    1:18:54
  77. 85.
    Episode 138 - Reed Shusterman - How Script Reading Works01/29/2018
    1:28:21
  78. 86.
    Episode 137 - Megaera Stephens - Working as a 1st AC01/22/2018
    1:05:35
  79. 87.
    Episode 136 - Gordy Hoffman - A Screenwriter's Journey and How Screenwritiing Competitions Work01/15/2018
    1:08:17
  80. 88.
    Episode 135 - Paul Schneider - Casting Known Actors01/08/2018
    1:24:12
  81. 89.
    Episode 134 - New Year Special with Andrew Schrader, Arielle Zakowski & Evan Kidd01/01/2018
    2:12:53
  82. 90.
    Episode 133 - Christmas Special with Lisa Donato, Colin Levy and Kyle McCauley12/25/2017
    2:08:37
  83. 91.
    Episode 132 - Year End Wrapup12/18/2017
    1:11:15
  84. 92.
    Episode 131 - How We Write Stories12/11/2017
    1:05:02
  85. 93.
    Episode 130 - Progress Anxiety, Act 2 Troubles and The Little People12/04/2017
    1:02:49
  86. 94.
    Episode 129 - Jason Headley - Living the Filmmaker's Dream11/27/2017
    1:03:50
  87. 95.
    Episode 128 - Advertising on Facebook11/20/2017
    1:04:40
  88. 96.
    Episode 127 - Timothy's Ego, Alrik Moves to LA & A Listener Question11/13/2017
    1:09:34
  89. 97.
    AFM 2017 Bonus Episode11/07/2017
    7:40
  90. 98.
    Episode 126: Is AFM Worth It?11/06/2017
    59:03
  91. 99.
    Episode 125 - Prepping for AFM10/30/2017
    51:46
  92. 100.
    Episode 124 - Find Your Audience with Sundance's Creative Distribution Team10/23/2017
    1:12:19
  93. 101.
    Episode 123 - Composer Gregory James Jenkins10/16/2017
    1:10:01
  94. 102.
    Episode 122 - How to Budget a $12k Feature10/09/2017
    1:35:43
  95. 103.
    Episode 121 - Talking Indie Features with Frazer Bradshaw!10/02/2017
    1:14:40
  96. 104.
    Episode 120 - Finding an Audience with Smarthouse Creative09/25/2017
    56:38
  97. 105.
    Episode 119 - Horror Equity Fund with Brian and Marlon!09/18/2017
    1:13:03
  98. 106.
    Episode 118 - PR and Getting Your Film Seen09/11/2017
    1:01:32
  99. 107.
    Episode 117 - Advice for a 15yr Old Filmmaker09/04/2017
    51:36
  100. 108.
    Episode 116 - A Critical Look at The Spirit Machine08/28/2017
    1:17:10
  101. 109.
    Episode 115 - Hoarding Acorns with Winnie Wong08/21/2017
    1:24:41
  102. 110.
    Episode 114 - Visual Effects Supervisor Kaitlyn Yang08/14/2017
    1:08:10
  103. 111.
    Episode 113 - Cinematographer Jason Joseffer08/07/2017
    1:13:42
  104. 112.
    Episode 112 - Make a DAMN Movie!!!07/31/2017
    51:34
  105. 113.
    Episode 111 - Becoming "Professional"07/24/2017
    1:30:19
  106. 114.
    Episode 110 - "Stranger Things" Actor Jackie Dallas07/17/2017
    1:20:59
  107. 115.
    Episode 109 - Sales Rep Ben Yennie07/11/2017
    1:07:45
  108. 116.
    Episode 108 - From "Half Baked" to "Monster" with Steven Bernstein07/03/2017
    1:08:14
  109. 117.
    Episode 107 - Insurance, Fame and Do 25k Films Matter?06/26/2017
    1:07:00
  110. 118.
    Episode 106 - Comedian David Roth06/19/2017
    1:17:13
  111. 119.
    Episode 105 - Actor/Writer Rob Chester Smith06/12/2017
    1:05:26
  112. 120.
    Episode 104 - Listener Dial Ins06/05/2017
    1:27:14
  113. 121.
    Episode 103 - New Opportunities05/29/2017
    1:09:49
  114. 122.
    Episode 102 - Rebecca Weaver05/22/2017
    1:33:41
  115. 123.
    Episode 101 - Life After Your First Feature with Sean Lynch!05/15/2017
    1:06:27
  116. 124.
    Episode 100 - "Napoleon Dynamite" Director Jared Hess!05/08/2017
    1:26:44
  117. 125.
    Episode 99 - Moving to LA with Gavin Murray!05/01/2017
    1:04:12
  118. 126.
    Episode 98 - Independent Financing with Yumee Jang04/24/2017
    1:13:48
  119. 127.
    Episode 97 - Finding a Story that Will Change Your Life with Scott Kirschenbaum04/17/2017
    1:01:28
  120. 128.
    Episode 96 - Rick Bosner Says "You Don't Have To Live in LA"04/10/2017
    1:17:00
  121. 129.
    Episode 95 - Bay Area Filmmaker Rob Richert!04/03/2017
    1:05:11
  122. 130.
    Episode 94 - Gareth Edwards Keynote03/27/2017
    1:09:51
  123. 131.
    Episode 93 - In The Thick Of It03/20/2017
    58:56
  124. 132.
    BONUS EPISODE! Decompressing from the Just Shoot It Podcast03/13/2017
    25:40
  125. 133.
    Episode 92 - Just Shoot It Crossover Episode!03/09/2017
    1:25:44
  126. 134.
    Episode 91 - Tech Scout and Shoot03/06/2017
    1:07:49
  127. 135.
    Episode 90 - Prepping a Production02/27/2017
    1:02:06
  128. 136.
    Episode 89 - Starting a Career in Commercial Directing with Plummer/Strauss02/20/2017
    1:18:20
  129. 137.
    Episode 88 - Microbudget Filmmaking with Liz Manashil02/13/2017
    1:34:14
  130. 138.
    Episode 87 - A Tweet from Jay Duplass!02/06/2017
    49:17
  131. 139.
    Episode 86 - Lighting TV & Movies with Ryan Thomas01/30/2017
    1:19:10
  132. 140.
    Episode 85 - Getting a Name Actor for Your Micro-Budget Film01/23/2017
    1:11:49
  133. 141.
    Episode 84 - Alternative Distribution with Isaac Pingree01/16/2017
    1:27:31
  134. 142.
    Episode 83 - A Self-Distribution Success Story with Griffin Hammond01/09/2017
    59:27
  135. 143.
    Episode 82 - Happy New Year!01/01/2017
    1:30:07
  136. 144.
    Episode 81 - Paid Pitches12/25/2016
    1:00:24
  137. 145.
    Episode 80 - Self Distribution with Lucas Kitchen12/20/2016
    1:10:23
  138. 146.
    Episode 79 - Feature Films: Funding and Pitching12/12/2016
    1:19:13
  139. 147.
    Episode 78 - Unions12/05/2016
    1:04:15
  140. 148.
    Episode 77 - The Break-In with Robin Schmidt11/28/2016
    1:15:00
  141. 149.
    Episode 76 - Catching Up11/21/2016
    1:01:24
  142. 150.
    Episode 75 - When Do You Say No?11/14/2016
    1:08:28
  143. 151.
    Episode 74 - Selling Your Short Film with Ronnie Allman11/07/2016
    1:02:45
  144. 152.
    Episode 73 - Fundraising and Filmmaker Bios10/31/2016
    1:08:04
  145. 153.
    Episode 72 - The Distribution Argument10/24/2016
    1:06:01
  146. 154.
    Episode 71 - What's With All The Screenplay Contests?10/17/2016
    57:42
  147. 155.
    Episode 70 - Screenplay Coverage10/10/2016
    52:54
  148. 156.
    Episode 69 - The Spirit Machine is Done!10/03/2016
    1:10:11
  149. 157.
    Episode 68 - Long Takes with Jim Cummings09/26/2016
    1:08:32
  150. 158.
    Episode 67 - Music Video Director Brian Storm09/19/2016
    1:05:01
  151. 159.
    Episode 66 - Editor Arielle Zakowski09/12/2016
    1:08:46
  152. 160.
    Episode 65 - The Thornton Bros09/05/2016
    1:08:48
  153. 161.
    Episode 64 - My Filmmaking Life is Passing Me By!08/29/2016
    1:04:22
  154. 162.
    Episode 63 - Fan Films & Michael Cimino08/22/2016
    1:07:31
  155. 163.
    Episode 62 - Solving Story Problems, Tools and Feeling Special08/15/2016
    1:02:03
  156. 164.
    Episode 61 - Remember That Guy That Gave Up?08/08/2016
    49:54
  157. 165.
    Episode 60 - How to Make Money With Your Short Films08/01/2016
    1:03:43
  158. 166.
    Episode 59 - Meeting Agents and Producers with Kyle McCauley07/25/2016
    1:08:47
  159. 167.
    Episode 58 - What Producers Do07/18/2016
    1:06:25
  160. 168.
    Episode 57 - Plot Types07/11/2016
    59:44
  161. 169.
    Episode 56 - Budgeting Your Short Film07/04/2016
    56:05
  162. 170.
    Episode 55 - Cutting Corners / Luck & Timing06/27/2016
    1:00:11
  163. 171.
    Episode 54 - Saila Kariat06/20/2016
    1:03:12
  164. 172.
    Episode 53 - Listener Questions06/13/2016
    1:02:03
  165. 173.
    Episode 52 - One Year Anniversary06/13/2016
    50:48
  166. 174.
    Episode 51 - Collaborating with Artists06/06/2016
    1:05:00
  167. 175.
    Episode 50 - Discipline and Shane Carruth05/30/2016
    55:03
  168. 176.
    Episode 49 - Good Deals, Bad Deals, Contracts and Lawyers05/23/2016
    1:02:35
  169. 177.
    Episode 48 - Colin Levy on Outlines, Pitching and Story Telling 05/16/2016
    1:03:36
  170. 178.
    Episode 47 - Talking Features with Colin Levy05/09/2016
    1:04:30
  171. 179.
    Episode 46 - Being a Filmmaker in Los Angeles with Hassan Said05/02/2016
    50:18
  172. 180.
    Episode 45 - Making a $3,000 Feature with Evan Kidd04/25/2016
    1:02:46
  173. 181.
    Episode 44 - Never Give Up04/18/2016
    1:02:35
  174. 182.
    Episode 43 - The Brother Premiere!04/11/2016
    53:37
  175. 183.
    Episode 42 - Winning the Filmmaking Lottery04/04/2016
    1:02:35
  176. 184.
    Episode 41 - Filmmaker = Artist + Businessperson04/02/2016
    1:00:23
  177. 185.
    Episode 40 - Lisa Donato03/21/2016
    1:04:52
  178. 186.
    Episode 39 - Ghostbusters, Friedkin & Playback03/14/2016
    1:02:42
  179. 187.
    Episode 38 - What Makes A Good Kickstarter Campaign?03/07/2016
    1:02:03
  180. 188.
    Episode 37 - "Audrey" Short Film02/29/2016
    1:05:30
  181. 189.
    Episode 36 - Where to Put the Camera? Which lenses to use? How to direct like Tarantino!02/22/2016
    56:48
  182. 190.
    Episode 35 - What's the Price of Pursuing Narrative Film?02/15/2016
    1:00:52
  183. 191.
    Episode 34 - Advertising02/08/2016
    1:10:08
  184. 192.
    Episode 33 Dealing With The Internal Critic02/01/2016
    1:05:32
  185. 193.
    Episode 32 - Do It All Yourself? Or Find the Money and Hire a Crew?01/25/2016
    1:02:05
  186. 194.
    Episode 31 - What Makes a Great Story? with Marc Madrigal01/18/2016
    1:18:47
  187. 195.
    Episode 30 - Listener Question: Getting The Cinematic Look01/11/2016
    1:06:05
  188. 196.
    Episode 29 - Pursuing Experience or Greatness?01/04/2016
    1:10:04
  189. 197.
    Episode 28 - How Do We Grow Our Film Communities?12/14/2015
    1:04:44
  190. 198.
    Episode 27 - How To Present Yourself As a Filmmaker12/07/2015
    50:58
  191. 199.
    Episode 26 - A Critical Look at Over My Dead Body with Colin Levy11/30/2015
    1:10:36
  192. 200.
    Episode 25 - How Do You Know When a Project is Done?11/23/2015
    1:06:10

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