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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What the Heck is Dogme 95 – Definition and Examples

Film Movements in Cinema: Dogme 95 Revolutions change history. History is filled with year-long revolutions some of which were pretty brutal as well. When the word movement is heard, we get images of social rebellion, something to do with politics, freedom, or probably self-expression? Right? It’s hard to believe that a revolutionary film movement exists which…

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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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IFH 497: Raiders! Making the Greatest Fan Film of All Time

fan film, raiders! The Greatest fan film ever made, eric gala, steven spielberg, indiana jones, raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders! Making the Greatest Fan Film of All Tim with Eric Zala Back in 1981, the classic action-adventure movie Raiders Lost Ark was a fan favorite for many. The film went on to become one of the most beloved mimetic treasures of all-time. But the ultimate fans were a teenage trio who kind of took…

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Stanley Kubrick: The Ultimate Guide to the Master Filmmaker

STANLEY KUBRICK, indie film, filmmaking, indie film hustle, Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, Lolita, The Killing, The Shinning, Stanley Kubrick Interview

Stanley Kubrick – Breaking Down the Master’s Directing Style What is that elevates a filmmaker to a film master like Stanley Kubrick, or that elegant French word, auteur? In the vast majority of films that make it onto the big screen these days, it is the actors’ names which draw curious audiences above the director’s.…

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IFH 495: $300,000+ in Debt for Film School with Zack Morrison

Cautionary Tale: $300,000+ in Debt for Film School with Zack Morrison The crippling student debt crisis in America threatens college the financial freedom of many students. According to Forbes 2020 student loan debt statistics, there are 45 million borrowers who collectively owe nearly $1.6 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. and student loan…

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20 Film Terms You Need to Know to Survive On-Set

20 On Set Film Terms You Need to Know A film set is a wacky place full of nicknames, strange film terms, and abbreviations. There have been so many days when someone has asked me to do something and I’ve enthusiastically responded “Copy that”, before realizing I don’t fully know what they even asked. Before…

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What is Italian Neorealism? (Definition and Examples)

Film Movements in Cinema: Italian Neorealism Legendary film director Martin Scorsese has stated many times that one of the biggest influences in his work was the Italian Neorealism period in Italy. His personal documentary My Voyage to Italy (also check out: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies) is a journey through Italian Cinema…

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Guide to Surviving Your First Film Production

Guide to Surviving Your First Film Production So you finally got your production going or you just got hired on one. Here are some tips to help you survive your first film production. Top 15 Mistakes Most Beginner Filmmakers Make Beginners in the filmmaking industry are always making mistakes and this has led to boring…

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IFH 492: Directing and Selling Beckett to Netflix

Directing and Selling Beckett to Netflix with Ferdinando Cito Filomarino How do you sell a movie to Netflix, this episode will give you a bit of insight. We’re getting deep into the weeds on Italian director and screenwriter, Ferdinando Cito Filomarino American cinema debut film, Beckett, which I absolutely enjoyed!  Beckett stars the incomparable John…

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