The Chris Brodhead Show
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Chris Brodhead is a Chicago based filmmaker and entrepreneur. The Chris Brodhead Show will detail a wide range of specific strategies that will aid your quest in creating great art.
||Explicit#15 How Germany Can Cover 50% of Your Film's Budget||Welcome back to The Chris Brodhead Show where I interview fascinating entrepreneurs, filmmakers, artists, and anyone I find interesting. These are folks who can offer valuable insights on those skills and experiences we are most interested in learning more about and improving. This week’s guest is Christoph Oliver Strunk (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1583278/) whom I met in Frankfurt, Germany. He is a working filmmaker with an impressive body of work. His newest short, “Third King” is about an African American soldier who gets lost in a German forest. 10:00 How he got accepted into film school over 100’s of competitors. 22:30 The process of finding production money in Germany. 41:00 What happens if your movie is a huge success? 1:01:00 The importance of earning enough money from your passion. If you have any questions or comments please check out http://chrisbrodhead.net/ for the expanded show notes. Connect: @ChrisBrodhead Now get out there and make some art!||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#14 How to Go from Copywriter to Creative Director - Interview with Dave Kuhl||On this episode I chat with Dave Kuhl, the creative director and co-founder of the advertising agency Love and The Machine. He shares a ton of great insights on how he got started in the marketing industry, developed his skills, and eventually left the big agency world to start his own company. As a writer/creative director he’s produced award-winning, impactful experiences working across a diverse list of the world’s biggest brands such as: Asics, Ram Trucks, ESPN College Gameday, Spirit Airlines, The Red Sox, Jack Daniels, and his marketing team even won a coveted Cannes Gold Lion. Needless to say he is a wealth of marketing knowledge and experience. If you are trying to improve the marketing of your business or yourself I think you will definitely learn a lot from our talk. Enjoy. Visit (davekuhl.com) to see some of Dave’s impressive work and (Facebook.com/loveandthemachine) for what he’s working on now. Please subscribe on iTunes and if you have any questions or commen||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#13 How To Raise Enough Money To Make Your 1st Film - Intrview w/Award Winning Filmmaker Logan Stone||Hello and welcome back to the Chris Brodhead show (http://chrisbrodhead.net/). Where I interview fascinating entrepreneurs, filmmakers, artists, and anyone else with valuable knowledge to share. This episode's guest, Logan Stone (Instagram @IAmLoganStone http://www.cinestone.com/), delivers beyond expectation. I am so excited for you to hear our conversation. Me and Logan met at a film meetup in Pilsen a while back and have kept in relatively close contact ever since. Logan is an incredibly talented, not to mention award winning filmmaker and cinematographer. His cinematography actually looks the way we always wish our footage would look. I have been wanting to chat with him on the record for some time now and after hearing he had finished principal photography on his first feature “Noise and Color” I knew now would be a great time. The feature length film is about a disillusioned man struggling in a dystopian Middle America who finds a mysterious videotape that proves the existenc||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#12: Chris and Michael Dennis discuss "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"||SPOILERS AHEAD!!! Chris sits down with his best buddy Michael Dennis to discuss the newest entry into the Star Wars universe "Rogue One". They were both very exctied about this film. Did it live up to the hype! Is it a good sign of many MANY more Star Wars films to come? Was it remotely co-herent? Did it even keep Chris and Michael's attention enough to get them to the third act? These are kind of leading questions don't you think? Yes, yes they are. SPOILERS DUH!!!||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#11: What if Jared Leto's 'Joker' had come before Heath Ledger's. ("Suicide Squad" Review)||To promote the staged screenplay reading of "Batman Jr" on Aug 13th at 7 pm at Improv Olympic (1501 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, 60642) Chris and Michael discuss "Suicide Squad"! Is it good? Is it great? Is it even a movie? Tune in to find out! 0:00 Moving to Hong Kong because Batman Goes there in "Dark Knight" 0:45 Come to our staged Reading Saturday Aug 13, 2016 at 7 pm at Improv Olympic 1:40 How “Jr” works in life and in cartoons 3:00 Are we going to get sued? Most likely 5:00 Why Michael doesn’t like most fan fiction 6:00 Open bar dude! 7:00 Future plans for “Batman Jr” 8:15 How many times have we actually seen “Dark Knight” 9:10 Discussion of “Suicide Squad” begins 13:00 Too many spot on songs that each cost $2 million bucks 14:30 Do the characters show you or tell you how “bad” they are? 16:00 Why didn’t they build “Suicide Squad” around Joker? 17:00 Imagine the box office if this was a Joker film. 19:00 What if Jared Leto’s Joker came before Heath Ledger’s? 21:30 The importan||8/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#10: Top 5 Episodes of "Batman: The Animated Series" Decided By Chris and Michael||To promote their latest pilot screenplay reading of "Batman Jr" on Aug 13th at 7 pm at Improv Olympic (1501 N Kingsbury, Chicago, IL, 60642) Chris and Michael discuss their top 5 favorite episodes of the quintessential Batman cartoon show "Batman: The Animated Series"! Will your favorites be in the top 5? Will they disagree and then fight to the death? Will Chris have even seen all 5? Tune in to find out! 1:00 How they broke down the top 5 best Batman The Animated Series Episodes 1:45 Batman The Animated Series is Film Noir 2:30 Michael’s favorite episodes 3:00 Michael’s honorable mentions: Raz Al Gul, Harley, Ivy, “Perchance To Dream” 6:30 Why Chris gets mad when he lucid dreams 7:25 Top 5 Countdown begins with #5 Favorite Episode 9:10 Most attractive female character in Batman Animated Series 10:20 #4 Favorite Episode 11:45 Why this “kids” show is great: It’s not formulaic 13:00 #3 Favorite Episode 15:00 “Home Alone” is one of the few positive movies about a mother/son relation||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#9: Find your dream mentor and cultivate a lasting relationship||David D'Angelo (@DavidDAngelo2) is a serial entrepreneur with a heavy focus on charity. He is a proponent of starting with a cause and then founding the company. In July 2014 he founded Somu Energy which develops entrepreneur networks that rent batteries and LED lights to provide light and connectivity to bottom of the pyramid villagers in rural Nepal. Shortly after arriving in Nepal in March 2015 his village in Pokhara was struck by the strongest earthquake to hit Nepal since 1934. It was a magnitude 7.9 quake that killed 8,000 people, injured 21,000, and left thousands more homeless. After this tragic earthquake, devastating aftershocks, and the supply crisis that followed, David and his team refocused on relief and reconstruction efforts. David had many opportunities to return home after the earthquake but chose to stay with his team and do everything they could to help the situation and the people affected. They coordinated rebuilding efforts and deployed shelter and energy solu||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#8: Create a powerhouse business by following your bliss - Lessons from Chris Festa Founder of TBOX||This was a super fun interview with someone I’ve been a big fan of since I moved to Chicago in 2011. I previously met the founder of TBOX, Chris Festa, at a networking event where he was the headlining speaker. I thoroughly enjoyed his self deprecating honesty as well as the many valuable entrepreneurial lessons he shared. I knew I had to hear more. And as luck would have it he agreed to be on the podcast. Chris Festa talks about earning his economics degree from Stanford, the Bartman effect on his Cubs t-shirt business, and finally how his TBOX bar crawl regularly attracts over twenty thousand people per event. If you are interested in how quitting your job and following your bliss can create an incredibly successful and well known business, this is the episode for you. Enjoy! 0:45 Background on Chris Festa 1:15 How the t-shirt business has helped TBOX 1:30 What Chris F has learned from running TBOX 4:00 Instead of focusing on growth why Chris F just wants to make TBOX the best ba||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#7: How To Get 2.6 Million Views on Your Facebook Video||The Chris Brodhead Show is all about finding the key characteristics, best practices, and deep insights from every brilliant artist I can convince to come on the show. I recently had the rare fortune to chat with an amazingly talented performer, director, writer, videographer, and producer out of Los Angeles named Chad Lebaron aka Cherdley’s. https://www.facebook.com/cherdleys/ https://www.youtube.com/c/cherdleys https://twitter.com/cherdleys https://www.youtube.com/user/simplemisfits/videos?flow=grid&view=0&sort=p https://www.instagram.com/p/BFDibA8IW_5/?taken-by=cherdleys&hl=en You may recognize him from the multitude of hilarious characters across Youtube and Facebook or his crazy viral video “Dad tries to find his son at Coachella” that earned 2.5 million views on Facebook. This conversation was amazing and I myself plan to listen through it at least a few more times to squeeze out all the nuggets of insight. If you are an actor, filmmaker, producer, or even marketer I thin||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#6: Why Vimeo On Demand is a Distribution Game Changer||Hey Everyone and welcome to the Chris Brodhead Show. I am so excited about this episode. I had the pleasure to interview one of the most accomplished and well rounded filmmakers I’ve ever met. Alex Koehne (@AlexKoehne) His new show "Lonely and Horny" https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lonelyandhorny Starring Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld from CollegeHumor.com’s “Jake and Amir” http://alexkoerner.com/?reqp=1&reqr= His production company http://brevitywitproductions.com/ Alexander Koehne is a producer, line producer, production manager and post production supervisor based in Los Angeles, California. He is one of the founders of Brevity Wit Productions, a modern production company focused on creating premium content in the new media space. From starting his career as a high school intern at Skywalker Sound, Alex has worked on a vast array of projects across all forms of film, television and new media. His experience ranges from editing ads and marketing materials for Apple’s award winning||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#5: How To Coordinate a Film set of 40+ People||In this episode I talk to Filmmaker Robert Bruce Carter who just finished directing his most ambitious short to date. After the script won numerous awards, he set about to raise the biggest budget he’s ever worked with. The production spanned three days and involved over 40 people on set handling everything from extras to Portuguese translation. There are some awesome insights on how to organize and work with such a large crew. Not to mention why you should shoot with a Sony FS7 instead of a Red, how to handle the biggest budget you’ve ever worked with, and more! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 0:30 The difference between Pre-Production and Development 1:10 How to coordinate 40+ people on set 2:50 Why you should use a Sony FS7 instead of a Red 3:30 The best way to edit 4K 4:00 How to handle the biggest budget you’ve ever worked with 5:00 If the s**t hit the fan would you pay your crew or your rent? 5:20 Ideal crew for your short 6:00 The importance of a good prop person 7:30||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#4: Discussion on "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" with Chris and Michael||WARNING MASSIVE SPOILERS CONTAINED Hey everybody this episode is a discussion between myself and my good friend Michael Dennis about the newest big screen interpretation of The Batman. We had a blast talking about “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” and if you’ve already heard the across the board negative reviews on this film you might be surprised to hear our take. Anyway enjoy our silly conversation. It even concludes with the creation of a new character who you will definitely be hearing more from! Enjoy! Learn more about Michael Dennis: thempd.squarespace.com @ImTheMPD 00:00 Chris is pro coming back from death 00:25 Reviewing the Reviews 2:00 36% on Rotten Tomatoes and 9.4/10 on IMDB… what gives? 3:00 From the previews Chris thought this might be the worst movie of all time 3:30 Why Chris loves Zach Snyder; easy comparison to Ridley Scott 4:30 Does Batman & Robin have a lower rating on Rotten Tomatoes than BvS? 6:00 Michael’s pre-movie experience 7:00 Discussing Zod old||3/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#3: "Anomalisa" discussion with Robert Bruce Carter||Robert is a fantastic filmmaker. You can find out more about him here: http://robertbrucecarter.org/ In this episode we Discuss: “Heart Of A Dog” and “Anomalisa” “Mad Max: Fury Road” Discussing all of the Mad Max’s Damn Gina performing My forthcoming short film “Train Casting” Why do we have this urge to create? Maslow’s hierarchy Anomalisa Why movies keep my attention Deeper analysis of Anomalisa Tim Ferriss Revenant oscars worst movies to win oscars "Crash" Saving Private Ryan "Brooklyn" film What’s right with Brooklyn is what’s wrong with Revenant Robert’s project “The Deadline” Should you do a Kickstarter? Patron the future of art? 1000 true fans The film Victoria Why did we see Victoria? How to market your art today Mark Duplass SXSW keynote The theater experience For more info check out ChrisBrodhead.net/podcast||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#2: Academy Awards Discussion With Michael Dennis (Filmmaker/Marketer)||This next episode is a conversation between my creative partner Michael Dennis and myself about the latest Oscar nominations. Will we agree with all of the choices? Not a flipping chance. Will we regale you with crazy ideas and wild accusations? Only one to way to find out! Find out more about Michael Dennis at @ImTheMPD https://twitter.com/ImTheMPD/ or http://thempd.squarespace.com/ In this episode we discuss: Squarespace vs Wordpress The film “Brooklyn” “Brooklyn” vs “Revenant” The lack of feels and issues with “Revenant” Real story of “Revenant” Whether or not you should invest in a 4K camera right now Ridley Scott’s film updates versus George Lucas’s The underrated “Kingdom Of Heaven” by Ridley Scott Is long form television a superior storytelling medium to film? What a tragedy it is that Harrison Ford wasn’t nominated for Best Supporting Actor Michael’s dad calls about the Bengals Best Picture nominations Comparing Matt Damon vs Leo Original Screenplay Best Original Song Be||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#1: How to Make Your Sketch Show Funny||Hey everybody this is 'The Chris Brodhead Show' and I am your host Chris Brodhead. Andrew Lewis Mccammon is a regular performer at Second City, Improv Olympic, Thirsty, and more; talks about his writing/performing/rehearsal/marketing processes, how he got involved in comedy and developed his voice, presence, and how they regularly sell out their show, week in and week out I had a freaking blast interviewing a good friend of mine Andrew Lewis McCammon before his sketch comedy group “Damn, Gina” performed their “House Party” Show at The Improv Olympic in Chicago. I’m so excited to share this with you. As a seasoned, well connected, incredibly active, and hard working writer/director/performer/producer in Chicago’s world class comedy and acting scene, Andrew has a ton of super high value tips, tricks and info to share with anyone interested in making comedy, performing, acting, writing, directing, or pursuing any artistic endeavor. You can find more about Andrew at https://www.facebook||1/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Chris brings his unique energy and amazing insight into every thing he does and this podcast is no exception. I wish he was more consistant with his podcasts. I could listen to him and that Michael guy talk all day long.
Good job, man!
Listened to Robert's episode because I was in his latest short. Then, listened to the BvS ep. cuz just saw it myself. Thoroughly enjoyed both. You're funny and good at this. Good luck, keep it up!