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Filmmakers Micah McFarland and Zack Gross host a weekly talk show, which focus on different aspects of indie filmmaking, with horror stories and lessons learned.

Latest Episodes

Episode 27: The Force Awakens

Micah and Zack get in-depth into Star Wars: The Force Awakens and give some updates about what’s going on at HMD Films. Shownotes: Cryptic Pictures andMortal Remains Mark Ricche One Cool Things: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Steve Yedlin: Film vs. Digital Recommendations: The Purge: Anarchy Agent Carter Outro: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie

65 MIN2016 JAN 15
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Episode 27: The Force Awakens

Episode 26: Christmas Movies

In this belated holiday special, we remind you that Jingle All the Way exists, discuss why Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and give our first impressions of The Force Awakens. Shownotes Jingle All the Way One Cool Things: The Phantom Edit– Watch it online here Evernote Google Keep Recommendations: The Jinx Eastbound and Down Outro: “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Relient K

60 MIN2016 JAN 8
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Episode 26: Christmas Movies

Episode 25 – Juggling Projects

Zack and Micah talk about working on multiple projects at once, what to do if you’re stuck on a script, and some sage advice from Tom Hanks. Shownotes: Tom Hanks: On Acting Tips for Conquering Writer’s Block Ron Howard AMA Akira Recommendations: Master of None Rush Outro: “I Want Your Girl” by Le Swish

51 MIN2015 DEC 15
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Episode 25 – Juggling Projects

Episode 24 – Adaptations

Zack and Micah tackle some True Detective news before getting into a discussion about The Martian and adaptations in general. Shownotes: Nic Pizzolatto renews contract with HBO Blizzcon Costume Contest winner Outro: “Multiple Forms” by Noah Kenton; music video by HMD Films

72 MIN2015 NOV 25
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Episode 24 – Adaptations

Episode 23 – Rewrites and Reboots

Zack and Micah talk about what it’s like to cut 15 pages out of your script, if they should recastIndiana Jones, and their favorite Halloween movies. Shownotes: Star Wars trailer Frank Marshal says they won’t recast Indiana Jones Halloween recommendations: Sleepy Hollow The Others The Thing Jack the Ripper Halloweentown Donnie Darko One Cool Thing: Out Among the Stars: A tribute to Johnny Cash

67 MIN2015 OCT 29
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Episode 23 – Rewrites and Reboots

Episode 22: Omnibus Part Two

Zack and Micah cover a range of topics including Lawrence of Arabia, creating an LLC (and why it’s important), and other film-related things. Shownotes: Amazon Prime Instant Video (download to your device) film-grab.com Recommendations: Lawrence of Arabia Oliver Harper film retrospectives

54 MIN2015 SEP 30
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Episode 22: Omnibus Part Two

Episode 21: Lessons from ‘Crimson’

We’re back! And we brought special guest Nathan McFarland on to talk about the music video he just directed, “Crimson.” Shownotes: Noah Kenton Altman documentary You’re Never Weird on the Internet Recommendations: Mud Show Me A Hero Wait Until Dark

72 MIN2015 SEP 23
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Episode 21: Lessons from ‘Crimson’

Episode 20: Expression

Micah and Zack discuss Zack’s new series of articles talking about creative expression. Shownotes: The Problem is Expression by Zack Gross A Warning For Our Next Great Screenwriters by Billy Ray Recommendations: The Year of Living Dangerously The Sopranos Outro: City by Spring King

60 MIN2015 SEP 3
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Episode 20: Expression

Episode 19: Live Pitch

Zack pitches a film concept LIVE, more True Detective impressions, and the introduction of a new segment: Recommended Films. Recommendations: Zack: Assault on Precinct 13 Micah: The One I Love Outro: “Welcome” by Fort Minor

63 MIN2015 AUG 11
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Episode 19: Live Pitch

Episode 18: Professional Advice

The boys talk some more Comic Con news, briefly discuss Ant-Man, and Micah relays a lot of the advice he’s been getting from industry professionals. Shownotes: New Batman V. Superman trailer Suicide Squad trailer Welcome to Night Vale Lyft Outro: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

60 MIN2015 JUL 22
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Episode 18: Professional Advice

Latest Episodes

Episode 27: The Force Awakens

Micah and Zack get in-depth into Star Wars: The Force Awakens and give some updates about what’s going on at HMD Films. Shownotes: Cryptic Pictures andMortal Remains Mark Ricche One Cool Things: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Steve Yedlin: Film vs. Digital Recommendations: The Purge: Anarchy Agent Carter Outro: “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie

65 MIN2016 JAN 15
Comments
Episode 27: The Force Awakens

Episode 26: Christmas Movies

In this belated holiday special, we remind you that Jingle All the Way exists, discuss why Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and give our first impressions of The Force Awakens. Shownotes Jingle All the Way One Cool Things: The Phantom Edit– Watch it online here Evernote Google Keep Recommendations: The Jinx Eastbound and Down Outro: “Twelve Days of Christmas” by Relient K

60 MIN2016 JAN 8
Comments
Episode 26: Christmas Movies

Episode 25 – Juggling Projects

Zack and Micah talk about working on multiple projects at once, what to do if you’re stuck on a script, and some sage advice from Tom Hanks. Shownotes: Tom Hanks: On Acting Tips for Conquering Writer’s Block Ron Howard AMA Akira Recommendations: Master of None Rush Outro: “I Want Your Girl” by Le Swish

51 MIN2015 DEC 15
Comments
Episode 25 – Juggling Projects

Episode 24 – Adaptations

Zack and Micah tackle some True Detective news before getting into a discussion about The Martian and adaptations in general. Shownotes: Nic Pizzolatto renews contract with HBO Blizzcon Costume Contest winner Outro: “Multiple Forms” by Noah Kenton; music video by HMD Films

72 MIN2015 NOV 25
Comments
Episode 24 – Adaptations

Episode 23 – Rewrites and Reboots

Zack and Micah talk about what it’s like to cut 15 pages out of your script, if they should recastIndiana Jones, and their favorite Halloween movies. Shownotes: Star Wars trailer Frank Marshal says they won’t recast Indiana Jones Halloween recommendations: Sleepy Hollow The Others The Thing Jack the Ripper Halloweentown Donnie Darko One Cool Thing: Out Among the Stars: A tribute to Johnny Cash

67 MIN2015 OCT 29
Comments
Episode 23 – Rewrites and Reboots

Episode 22: Omnibus Part Two

Zack and Micah cover a range of topics including Lawrence of Arabia, creating an LLC (and why it’s important), and other film-related things. Shownotes: Amazon Prime Instant Video (download to your device) film-grab.com Recommendations: Lawrence of Arabia Oliver Harper film retrospectives

54 MIN2015 SEP 30
Comments
Episode 22: Omnibus Part Two

Episode 21: Lessons from ‘Crimson’

We’re back! And we brought special guest Nathan McFarland on to talk about the music video he just directed, “Crimson.” Shownotes: Noah Kenton Altman documentary You’re Never Weird on the Internet Recommendations: Mud Show Me A Hero Wait Until Dark

72 MIN2015 SEP 23
Comments
Episode 21: Lessons from ‘Crimson’

Episode 20: Expression

Micah and Zack discuss Zack’s new series of articles talking about creative expression. Shownotes: The Problem is Expression by Zack Gross A Warning For Our Next Great Screenwriters by Billy Ray Recommendations: The Year of Living Dangerously The Sopranos Outro: City by Spring King

60 MIN2015 SEP 3
Comments
Episode 20: Expression

Episode 19: Live Pitch

Zack pitches a film concept LIVE, more True Detective impressions, and the introduction of a new segment: Recommended Films. Recommendations: Zack: Assault on Precinct 13 Micah: The One I Love Outro: “Welcome” by Fort Minor

63 MIN2015 AUG 11
Comments
Episode 19: Live Pitch

Episode 18: Professional Advice

The boys talk some more Comic Con news, briefly discuss Ant-Man, and Micah relays a lot of the advice he’s been getting from industry professionals. Shownotes: New Batman V. Superman trailer Suicide Squad trailer Welcome to Night Vale Lyft Outro: “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

60 MIN2015 JUL 22
Comments
Episode 18: Professional Advice
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