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The MAKE IT podcast salutes the Indie Film Creative. Join us weekly for candid conversations with seasoned pros, offering advice, knowledge, and industry insights to fast-track the journey for aspiring film professionals. Discover inspiration and guidance tailored for your cinematic path.

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May 31, 2019

"Your character needs to have a reason for being in the story and interacting with other people." - Sandrene Mathews 

On this week's episode, we have a conversation with Assistant Director Sandrene Mathews. We talk about why she created a web-series, what she looks for as a script reader and screener, and the difference...

May 26, 2019

Hello! This week on the podcast co-hosts and Bonsai Creative co-founders Chris Barkley and Nicholas Buggs talk about Korber Lenker's web series Morse Code and how he leverages his brand to expand the show audience, and we expose the "business within a business" that exists within Independent Film distribution and...

May 17, 2019

"Don't hate the audition process. Do the work, create the character. [The part] was either yours or it wasn't yours." - Sara Antonio  Hello! This week we have a conversation with actress Sara Antonio. Sara talks about not hating on the audition process, how to create multiple characters, and how she and late...

May 10, 2019

Hello! In this conversation, Chris & Nick talk about the 19-year-old filmmaking phenom Phillip Youmans and how his success relates to minding his brand and the brand of his cast. 



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Burning Cane (film)

Phillip Youmans (director)


May 3, 2019

"The number one thing, way more important than talent, is persistence." - Korby Lenker 

This week we talk with musician, writer, actor, and producer Korby Lenker.

Korby is a heavy-touring, award-winning singer-songwriter, a published author, and creator and star of a new scripted web-series named Morse Code that can be...