Discover Indie Film
By Jeff Howard
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Meet tomorrow's filmmakers today. Hosted by film festival programmer Jeff Howard, Discover Indie Film features interviews with filmmakers from the festival circuit who rise above the crowd. Find out what films inspire them, how they get their films made, and what they plan to do next.
||ExplicitEpisode 77: DIF4Q with Joe Petricca||When I interviewed Joe Petricca on this podcast about his career and his short film A Meditation, I found out exactly why his film won awards. Joe has spent 25 years in academia at the American Film Institute while working as a professional screenwrit||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 76: Joe Petricca||Joe Petricca’s short film A Meditation took home the Audience Award at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017. Winning this award was no surprise, as A Meditation is one of those short films that completely engages its audience from start to finis||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 75: DIF4Q Kevin Nielsen||Kevin Nielsen wrote and directed the award winning film See Yourself Out, which is a film you watch on this here website! Kevin’s film has so much to it. The filmmaking is spot-on, the acting is wonderful, and the short film he wrote is poignant,||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 74: Kevin Nielsen||Kevin Nielsen wrote and directed the award winning film See Yourself Out. As you can see from the laurels on the video embed below, this film cleaned up on the festival circuit. And part of that great festival run includes getting a Grand Jury Priz||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 73: DIF4Q with Varun Raman & Tom Hancock||Varun Raman & Tom Hancock made the brilliant short film Transmission. It was a standout at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017. Even though they live in the UK, we hopped on Skype for a few hours to record an interview and a DIF4Q. What is DIF4Q||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 72: Varun Raman & Tom Hancock||Transmission. Transmission is a film that you MUST SEE. This film is a brilliant work of art from Varun Raman & Tom Hancock; a young team out of Manchester, England (though they’ve moved since) who studied film on their own,||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 71: DIF4Q with Jonah Mazer||Jonah Mazer is a director and cinematographer whose filmography keeps growing and growing… and he’s in High School. His excellent short film Life After screened at Film Invasion Los Angeles in June 2018 and he approached me at that festival to as||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 70: DIF4Q with Nate Hapke||What is DIF4Q? It’s the Discover Indie Film Four Questions. Name your favorite film of all time (limit 3) Name a film you think is underrated Name a film you think is overrated Name a lesser-known film that you think people should seek out Nate Hapk||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 69: Nate Hapke||At the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2017, we played one of my favorite blocks of all time and that block started off with the incredibly well-directed and touching One More. At the Q&A I wasn’t surprised that this film came from a filmmaker as tho||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 67: Aletha Shepherd||One of my favorite films at the Sherman Oaks Film Festival in 2016 was Safe Bet, a beautifully made film about a memorable evening in a young woman’s life. Safe Bet was the brainchild of Aletha Shepherd, a Londoner living in Los Angeles who’s on||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Insightful and entertaining
Such a great find! Check this one out!
Jeff does a fantastic job of curating films that are worth checking out and then getting great insights into the process of how they are made! Wonderful information for any filmmaker curious about the challenges encountered and overcome (or not) when making an indie! Also just entertaining if you like to find good films!
This is what this industry needs
I'm so happy Jeff has decided to do this. This industry needs more interviews and insight with the scrappy, smaller filmmakers instead of just the big time Sundance winners. This is a great incentive for those filmmakers that are a part of the Film Invasion Film Festival and Sherman oaks film festival. I hope this podcast grows and becomes a big success.