IFH 508: Secrets to Successful Low-Budget Films with Jason Blum

Secrets to Successful Low-Budget Films with Jason Blum I’m excited to talk to a fellow low-budget independent filmmaker today.  Granted, he does low-budget films on a completely different level than I or most people do at this point. But if we are going to talk about budget filmmaking, it is only fitting to have expert…

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IFH 507: How the Sopranos Changed Television with David Chase

How the Sopranos Changed Television with David Chase The legacy of the crime drama television series, The Sopranos remains a defining art of storytelling for mob TV shows. We have the genius behind this hit TV series, David Chase as our guest today.  As expected, Chase is a twenty-five-time Emmy Awards-winner, seven times Golden Globes…

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IFH 506: How to Make Your First Feature Film with Rebecca Eskreis

How to Make Your First Feature Film with Rebecca Eskreis I am pleased to have on the show this today, the gracious Rebecca Eskreis.  Rebecca has had a thrilling path to her dreams of filmmaking. Now a director, writer, producer, teacher, and film consultant whose projects have been recognized by huge platforms like SXSW, TIFF,…

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IFH 504: Lighting Big Budgets & Indies with Shane Hurlbut A.S.C.

Lighting Big Budgets and Indie Films with Shane Hurlbut A.S.C. My guest today has done it all. He’s gone from cinematography on small-budget indie films to $200 million-plus projects which is literally goals for many in this line of business.  Director and cinematographer, Shane Hurlbut‘s thirty-plus experience and success as a storyteller is categorically innovative…

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IFH 502: Lighting the Biggest Films of All-Time with Dean Cundey

Lighting the Biggest Films of All-Time with Dean Cundey A.S.C Today, my guest is a prolific cinematographer, accomplished photographer, and member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Dean Cundey A.S.C. Dean rose to fame for extraordinary cinematography in the 1980s and 1990s. His early start was working on the set of Halloween.  Dean is credited…

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IFH 500: Neill Blomkamp: Big Budget Indies and Creative Freedom

Neill Blomkamp, Alive in Joburg, Chappie, Demonic, District 9, Dystopian, Elysium

Big Budget Indie Films and Creative Freedom with Neill Blomkamp Ever since I saw District 9 and learned of all the mythical stories behind the short film becoming a feature, I have been a massive fan of today’s guest, Neill Blomkamp. Though Neill is here today to talk about his new sci-fi horror fiction film, Demonic,…

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IFH 499: From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career

Chris Sparling, An Uzi at the Alamo, Buried, Chris Sparling, Down A Dark Hall, Greenland, Greenland: Migration, Intrusion, Mercy, Reincarnate, Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival, The Sea of Trees, From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career

From Sundance Sleeper Hit To Blockbuster Career with Chris Sparling It’s always way fun to have a guest who is also a fan of the show. This week’s guest is definitely a member of the tribe. We chatted up pre-interview about some of his favorite IFH podcast episodes like Ed Burns and Joe Carnahan and…

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IFH 498: The Making of Small Engine Repair with John Pollono

John Pollono, Small Engine Repair, Creative Artists Agency, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, Illuminati, Jabberwocky Theatre Company, John Pollono, Lost and Found, Lost Girls, Mob City, Razorback, Rogue Machine Theatre, Second Of Rules, Small Engine Repair, Stronger, This Is Us

The Making of Small Engine Repair with John Pollono This week I brought on the show, playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor, John Pollono.  I wanted to go down the road a little bit about his remarkable journey in the business which expands across theatre and short films.  John is one of the founders of the…

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