How They Did It: Filmmaking

How They Did It: Filmmaking

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How They Did It: Filmmaking is a podcast that shares how others have succeeded at filmmaking; we learn from those who have gone before us. Whether you’re striving to complete your short, experimental, documentary, web series or feature, you’ll learn w


52. Ian David Diaz Drops By With Tips, Tricks and Hacks For Every Filmmaker
Nov 12 • 90 min
Ian David Diaz drops by with a load of tips, tricks and hacks for any filmmaker.
51. Why Having Faith In Yourself is Essential To Your Success
Oct 21 • 5 min
This episode I talk about faith. About having faith in yourself and why that is so important to your success.
50. Tucky Williams on Indie Filmmaking, Pushing Boundaries, and Never Giving Up
Oct 8 • 51 min
I had an amazing conversation with award-winning indie filmmaker, Tucky Williams. Enjoy!
49. Why You Should Make Your Own Film
Oct 1 • 29 min
They main reasons why people don’t want to make their own films and why they’re not the block you thought they were.
48. The Three P’s of Filmmaking: Polite, Professional, Persistent
Sep 10 • 16 min
This week I want to introduce you to my three P’s of filmmaking: polite, professional and persistent.
47. Maureen Maloney On The Making Of Her Documentary ‘Voice Of Vanilla’
Sep 3 • 39 min
Filmmaker Maureen Maloney stops by to talk about all the projects she got on the go including her first full length documentary
46. The Benefits of Resource Filmmaking
Aug 6 • 18 min
Before you even write your script, you should be considering all your resources.
45. Exploring Doubt and Suggesting Ways to Overcome It
Jun 25 • 9 min
I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about doubt lately. I explore where it comes from and how to overcome it.
44. Jacob Smith talks us through the making of his wonderful feature documentary, Waking the Sleeping Giant
Jun 18 • 58 min
Jacob Smith talks us through the making of his wonderful feature documentary, Waking the Sleeping Giant
43. Marc Unger talks about how he made his wonderful web series, Thespian
Jun 11 • 59 min
Marc Unger talks about how he made his wonderful web series, Thespian and how you can make one, too
42. Mike Finazzo opens up about the making of his feature films
Jun 4 • 72 min
Mike Finazzo, a great filmmaker from Baltimore, opens up about the making of his indie films
41. Shaun Rose talks about the making of his award-winning feature film, Upstate Story
May 28 • 31 min
Shaun Rose talks about the making of his award-winning feature film, Upstate Story
40. Ian Diaz and Katie Sheridan on their amazing web series, Rebecca Gold
May 21 • 59 min
Ian Diaz and Katie Sheridan tell us all about the making of the web series, Rebecca Gold
39. Jenna Laurenzo Tells Us How She Made Her Film ‘Lez Bomb’
May 14 • 45 min
Jenna Laurenzo tells us how she made her film, ‘Lez Bomb’
38. Christina Littleson Talks About the Many Challenges of Producing
May 7 • 57 min
Writer/Producer Christina Littleson drops by to talk all about the challenges of producing a film.
37. Chris Bournea tells us how he made his documentary and how you can make one, too
Apr 30 • 46 min
Chris Bournea tells us how he made his documentary and how you can make one, too
36. Joe Badon Talks Filmmaking and All About Making His Film, Sister Tempest.
Apr 21 • 50 min
Joe Badon talks writing, directing, fundraising, distribution and all about hIs new film, Sister Tempest.
35. Paul Dudbridge on Filmmaking and His New Book, Making Your First Blockbuster: Write It. Film It. Blow It Up!
Apr 16 • 60 min
Paul Dudbridge talks filmmaking and about his brand new book, Making Your First Blockbuster: Write It. Film It. Blow It Up!
34. That Time I Was Interviewed by Christina Littleson of Pulse 98.4
Mar 26 • 65 min
That Time I Was Interviewed by Christina Littleson of Pulse 98.4 FM, Scotland’s #1 community radio station, about this very podcast.
33. Robert Heske On The Making Of His Experimental Documentary, ‘Afraid Of Nothing’
Mar 19 • 49 min
Award-Winning Filmmaker Robert Heske On The Making Of His Documentary ‘Afraid Of Nothing’
32. James Blokland and Andrea Moodie On Their Amazing Film, 52 Words For Love
Mar 12 • 65 min
James Blokland and Andrea Moodie on how they made their amazing film, 52 Words For Love
31. Kim Adelman Talks Short Films and Much More
Mar 5 • 45 min
My guest this week is Kim Adelman, the author of ‘Making it Big in Shorts: The Ultimate Filmmaker’s Guide to Short Films’
30. Giles Alderson on How He Made His Documentary and How You Can Make One, Too
Feb 27 • 43 min
Giles Alderson shares his experience of making ‘Food For Thought’, a documentary about the global vegan phenomenom
29. Rochelle Fetters, Domestic Abuse Survivor Making a Film To Educate Us All
Feb 19 • 28 min
Rochelle Fetters is an emerging filmmaker who is a survivor of domestic abuse working on a very important film called Breathe.
28. It All Starts On The Page
Feb 12 • 10 min
I share helpful hints that I’ve learned along the way in my 30 years as a writer.
27. Award Winning Filmmaker, Ryan Barton-Grimley On Making a Film For Less Than 20K
Feb 5 • 64 min
Ryan Barton-Grimley, Award Winning filmmaker delves deep into all things filmmaking.
26. Carter Ferguson talks filmmaking and tackles the ‘Inner Critic’
Jan 29 • 68 min
Carter Ferguson, the fight director, director, writer, producer and podcaster, among other things, is back to talk filmmaking and about productivity.
25. Tyler Lionel Parr on How He Made His Award Winning Short Film
Jan 22 • 59 min
My guest today is Tyler Lionel Parr, an incredible actor, fantastic writer and a great director who shares his knowledge of filmmaking.
24. Surround Yourself With Positive People
Jan 15 • 8 min
Make sure to surround yourself with positive individuals who will help you reach your dreams.
23. Jason Brubaker Talks Distribution and More.
Jan 8 • 40 min
Jason Brubaker is an LA based motion picture executive who really knows the ins and outs of the movie business.
22. Happy New Year - A Time For Reflection.
Dec 31, 2018 • 12 min
Happy New Year! Let’s have a look at last year but please don’t dwell on the past.
21. Christmas Show - A Time For Giving… To Yourself!
Dec 24, 2018 • 10 min
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Treat yourselves to these Podcasts and Books!
20. Kelley Armstrong - Best Selling Author Talks All About Storytelling
Dec 18, 2018 • 48 min
My guest is Kelley Armstrong, a #1 New York Times best selling author talking about all things storytelling.
19. Ryan Hendrick on his film Perfect Strangers
Dec 10, 2018 • 46 min
Writer and director of Perfect Strangers, Ryan Hendrick stops by to talk about how he’s getting his film off the ground.
18. Kyle Hester
Dec 3, 2018 • 59 min
Passionate filmmaker Kyle Hester drops by to discuss his film Preacher Six.
17. Diane Bell on her book and strategy - Shoot From The Heart
Nov 26, 2018 • 50 min
The wonderful, award-winning filmmaker, author, Diane Bell joins me to talk filmmaking and about her new amazing book Shoot From The Heart.
16. Carter Ferguson
Nov 19, 2018 • 53 min
Had a great conversation with award-winning filmmaker and podcaster, Carter Ferguson.
15. Stan Lee Tribute
Nov 18, 2018 • 5 min
A tribute to the legendary Stan Lee.
14. Carlo Essagian
Nov 13, 2018 • 69 min
Carlo Essagian talks about everything filmmaking in this lively interview.
13. Lolade Leigh-Thompson
Nov 6, 2018 • 39 min
Filmmaker Lolade Leigh-Thompson drops by to talk all things filmmaking and her experience making her film Get The Sucker Back.
12. Dictynna Hood
Oct 28, 2018 • 47 min
Award winning writer/diretor Dictynna Hood dropes by to talk all about her new film Us Among The Stones.
11. Liz Taylor
Oct 23, 2018 • 41 min
Award winning filmmaker Liz Taylor dropped by to spread her brand of positivity.
10. John Luna
Oct 16, 2018 • 32 min
Fantastic interview with wonderful filmmaker, John Luna.
9. Alex Ferrari
Oct 9, 2018 • 64 min
Had a fanstastic conversation with film industry and podcasting veteran, Alex Ferrari.
8. Drew Tapley
Oct 2, 2018 • 56 min
I had a great conversation with veteran filmmaker Drew Tapley about the many roles he’s taken on in filmmaking including writing, directing and producing.
7. Shannon Mara Teemull
Sep 25, 2018 • 42 min
Filmmaker Shannon Mara Teemull dropped by to talk about her experiences while making her first film, Preconceived Perception.
6. Charlie Lawton
Sep 18, 2018 • 37 min
I sat down with filmmaker Charlie Lawton to talk about his feature film directorial debut, Deadline.
5. Hilary Phillips
Sep 11, 2018 • 42 min
I had a great conversation with Hilary Phillips, a veteran of animation who made the leap to live action filmmaking with her first film, Dark Sunrise.
4. Danny McIvor
Sep 4, 2018 • 49 min
I sat down with writer, director, editor, cinematographer, Danny McIvor and had a wonderful conversation about everything filmmaking.
3. Stel Pavlou
Aug 26, 2018 • 47 min
A wonderful interview with Stel Pavlou who has one of the most amazing stories of how he got his film, Formula 51, made.
1. Peter Campbell
Aug 26, 2018 • 30 min
An interview with award winning filmmaker, Peter Campbell on how he made his film Taking Possession.
2. Griffin Hammond
Aug 26, 2018 • 31 min
A fantastic interview with award winning documentary filmmaker Griffin Hammond.