Mentorless Podcast

Mentorless Podcast

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The podcast that deconstructs what it really takes to take an idea and give it life. Every two weeks, Nathalie Sejean talks with filmmakers about the tactics, tools, and wisdom they used to transform an idea into a film.


Ivy Jelisavac - Deconstructing the Making of a Web Series (#10)
Jun 5, 2018 • 78 min
In this episode, I interview German writer-director Ivy Jelisavac with whom I deconstruct the making of her web-series: Relationsh*t. Ivy has a clear vision of where she is heading and the brand she wants to build. During our conversation we talk about…
Jacob Feiring - Making a Documentary: from Zero connection to DOC NYC
May 22, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, I talk with American media maker Jacob Feiring about his first feature documentary Samantha’s Amazing Acrocats. Together we talk about following your instinct when a potentially interesting topic pops out, making a documentary without…
Elisabeth Subrin - the Unexpected Battles a Filmmaker Has to Fight
May 7, 2018 • 89 min
In this episode, I talk with American filmmaker and visual artist Elisabeth Subrin about the making of her first feature film A Woman/A Part. We cover a lot of important and inspiring topics: how Elisabeth convinced Scott McCauley, her producer, to get on…
Richard ‘RB’ Botto - How to Cultivate Your Competitive Advantage
Apr 23, 2018 • 85 min
In this episode, I talk with Richard ‘RB’ Botto who is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32, a global social and educational platform that allows creatives from the filmmaking and the theater industry to connect and grow. But that’s not it. RB is also an…
Portia Barnett-Herrin: the Skill Set You Need to Make a Film (Episode 6)
Apr 9, 2018 • 65 min
In this episode I talked with British filmmaker Portia Barnett-Herrin about the making of Killing Kora, a silent and black and white film that also was her first feature film. Kevin Smith maxed out credit cards to make his first feature. Robert Rodriguez…
Stephen Van Vuuren - the Odyssey of Turning a Passion Project into an IMAX Release (Episode 5)
Mar 23, 2018 • 79 min
I hope you’re ready for an Odyssey into Space. In this episode, I talk with Stephen Van Vuuren about his incredible journey making “In Saturn’s Rings”, a project that started as a play 14 years ago and is about to be released on IMAX Screens. The story of…
Wil & Sara Magness: Building a Film Career Through Mindful Steps (Episode 4)
Mar 9, 2018 • 51 min
In this episode, I talk with Wil and Sara Magness about The Manual, a medium-length sci-fi film they recently completed and is now going through the festivals circuit. With Wil and Sara I tackle an aspect of filmmaking in the 21st century that has not…
Brian Padian: Surfing Magical Thinking While Shooting on Super 16mm (Episode 3)
Feb 23, 2018 • 45 min
Mentorless Podcast offers in-depth interviews with visual storytellers about a particular project that has asked them to stretch their creativity beyond what they could have imagined. Together we look at the steps they took from the moment they had an…
Lynn Reed: From Spec Script to Netflix Deal (Mentorless Podcast - Episode 2)
Feb 10, 2018 • 49 min
Mentorless Podcast offers in-depth interviews with filmmakers about a particular project that has asked them to stretch their creativity beyond what they could have imagined. Together we look at the steps they took from the moment they had an idea until…
Adam Westbrook and the Art of Storytelling on the Internet (Mentorless Podcast - Episode 1)
Jan 28, 2018 • 77 min
Mentorless Podcast offers in-depth interviews with filmmakers about a particular project that has asked them to stretch their creativity beyond what they could have imagined. Together we look at the steps they took from the moment they had an idea until…