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The MAKE IT podcast is our homage to the Indie Film Creative. Each week we interview experienced Creatives who aim to help aspiring professionals in Film get where they're going faster by providing their advice, knowledge, and insights into the film industry.

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Feb 9, 2021

Hello, Indie Creatives!

In this week's episode, we have a deep-dive conversation with Director & Writer Emil Gallardo. We talk about his award-winning and Oscar-nominated short film '1, 2, 3, All Eyes On Me,' what it's like to win the HBO Access Directing Fellowship, and how he found the courage to leave a six-figure job to pursue his dream of filmmaking. Enjoy!

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Emil’s Links:


Waterlight Films



1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me (short film)



HBO Access Directing Fellowship

Derek Ho (writer)

Too Short – Shorty the Pimp (album)

Nick Lopez (filmmaker)

Sundance Film Festival

As Good as It Gets (film)

Rosa Parks (civil rights activist)

David Blaine Ascension hot air balloon trip