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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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Apr 26, 2019

This week I bring in Nick Buggs, co-founder of Bonsai Creative as my Podcast co-host to expound upon the topic of creating a winning pitch deck and prospectus for your film. For those that hope to gain the attention of investors and top collaborators, we provide actionable advice on how to build your investor talk...

Apr 20, 2019

“If all you see is the frame and the light, you’re not a Director. You can’t be a Director if you don’t know how actors work.” - Nathan Edwards⠀⠀⠀ 

On this episode, we have a conversation with Producer and Director Nathan Edwards (@MrNathanEdwards on social).

We talk about understanding actors and improv...

Apr 16, 2019

Hello Bonsai Creatives! Chris here, and this week I'm out of town, so I thought I'd provide you all with a mid-week motivational "bump" be rebroadcasting one our most inspiring episodes (and one of my favorite episodes), our conversation with actor Brandon Hirsch. 

Enjoy, and we'll be back with a new episode this...

Apr 5, 2019

"Filmmakers are too quick to jump over their own communities and forget that there are hundreds, to thousands, to hundreds of thousands of people that they have access to that could help them recoup their money." - Nick Buggs


On the week's episode, MAKE IT Podcast host Chris Barkley has a conversation with Bonsai...