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Mar 22, 2024

Hello, Hello!


In this episode, Chris and Nick talk with Angus Benfield about his career as an Actor, Producer, Writer and Director and his upcoming film "The Keeper" which tackles the important issue of veteran suicide. They discuss Angus' process for bringing real stories to the screen, finding financing for independent films, and keeping creative energy as a filmmaker. Chris and Nick also have a thoughtful conversation with Angus about the role of artificial intelligence in the film industry and whether it could replace human storytelling.


We also talk about:


  • Angus' experience living in New Zealand for 9 years and dealing with earthquakes
  • Sharing stories about transforming physiques and perceptions from high school 
  • Comparing strategies for raising film funds like crowdfunding vs finding investors  
  • Debating the importance of spelling and handwriting in the digital age
  • Pitching ideas like a standalone movie theater candy store





Indie Artist Spotlight - Mom Rock


Featured Track: Bullseye


Originally formed at Berklee, this Nashville-based Power-pop trio is tearing up the indie scene with a sound that evokes iconic 90’s rock bands like Weezer and Cake. Since their 2017 debut, they’ve racked up millions of streams, rocked packed houses, and cut catchy anthems that landed them a feature in Rolling Stone Magazine. The song is about everyone having a soft underbelly – insecurities, anxieties, shortcomings. Being an artist and putting art into the world is one of the most vulnerable undertakings there is, and we wanted to examine that vulnerability in a fun, campy way.