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Mar 4, 2024

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In this episode, Chris and Nick talk with Actor, Writer, and Producer Jordan Charles about his film project "Brothers in Arms," which explores themes of family, redemption, and the impact of war through two brothers separated at a young age. Jordan shares how his own family history influenced the film and informed his perspective as an artist.


Chris and Nick provide insights into navigating the creative and business sides of independent filmmaking, as well as using art as a platform for activism.



We also talk about:


- Podcasting, filmmaking, and communication
- Creativity, hobbies, and sharing interests
- Activism, art, and environmentalism
- Filmmaking and the importance of understanding both creative and business sides
- Independent vs. studio films' emotional impact




Indie Artist Spotlight



Helen Kebede


Helen is an independent Pop and R&B artist from the DMV, like my co-host Nick and Producer Joe. She has been writing songs for over a decade and gained notable recognition when her track "Bitter Bitch" was featured in the Netflix movie 'Do Revenge.' A broad spectrum of artists, from Michael Jackson to Britney Spears and ABBA, influenced Helen's music.


Helen aims to provide an escape for listeners, crafting songs that resonate with their emotions and experiences. She's deeply involved in the creative process of songwriting and producing and making music videos, showcasing her multifaceted talent. Helen's journey reflects a passionate commitment to her artistry, combining nostalgic elements with a contemporary twist to create a unique sound that stands out in today's music scene. 


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The MAKE IT podcast amplifies the voice of the filmmaker by exploring the filmmaking journeys of actors, writers, directors, producers, and a host of other creatives from across the film industry.