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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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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IFH 496: How to Make Money with PSD Self Distribution

Patronized Self-Distribution, Film Distribution, Self-Distribution, He Who Lives In Hidden Lakes,

How to Make Money with PSD Self Distribution with Zach Lona and Anthony Gibson Our guests today are filmmakers and developers, Zach Lona and Anthony Gibson. Zach is the founder of Chicago-based film production company, Eleusinian Productions studio that invented the Patronized Self-Distribution (PSD) model. The Patronized self-distribution (PSD) uses NFTs essentially as an alternative…

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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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IFH 494: Adventures in Bad Distribution Deals with Heather Turman

Adventures in Bad Distribution Deals with Heather Turman I am delighted to have as a guest on the show today, Filmmaker, comedian and podcaster, Heather Turman. She’s the creator and writer of the feature film, Stuck, starring Joel McHale, Heather Matarazzo, and SNL’s Chris Redd. And host of the Indie Women Podcast on Youtube. Darby…

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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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IFH 491: Inside the Soulful Sundance Hit Nine Days with Edson Oda

Inside the Soulful Sundance Hit Nine Days with Edson Oda I had the pleasure of watching acclaimed director, Edson Oda’s knockout feature directorial debut, Nine Days. And I absolutely loved it. With the COVID shock, the world has experienced and still going through, this film centers the conversation of existentialism and depicts it quite distinctly.  Oda’s…

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