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Indie Film Tribe: filmmakers/screenwriters/directors/actors creating socially conscious content

Indie filmmakers, actors and screenwriters that are passionate about creating socially conscious content, learn, get inspired and get motivated to create projects with a purpose! Through interviews and solo lessons from industry experts you will learn how to create, produce, market and distribute your socially conscious projects. The Indie Film Tribe podcast will also shine a light on creators of color, women and other under represented artist's. Building an online tribe of artists that support and inspire one another by sharing our stories, educating ourselves and helping each other get our socially conscious projects out into the world.
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Mar 6, 2019

So this episode is a bit of a departure from the Indie Film Tribe norm, but as an artist, I think you'll find this episode very interesting! Sourabh Kothari is an Indian man who grew up in China and spent most of his life here in the US. He has been a storyteller for some of the world’s largest brands, and his team was nominated for 2 Emmy awards when he was working in Silicon Valley at one of the world’s largest tech companies. Now he is the co-founder of IntentWave, where he’s building artificial intelligence that can sense emotions.

At his company Intent Wave they’re building artificial intelligence that can sense human emotions through wearables like your Apple Watch. This allows us to create digital empathy, because we can reflect back to each person their own personality. Their own natural emotional and behavioral patterns, their own decisions, and ultimately what’s causing their stress, their pain, and how to start making small behavioral changes to be happier and healthier.

To Learn More Please Visit: MindConferences.com

Feb 20, 2019

Actor, Writer_Producer Lita Lopez shares her journey to producing, writing and starring in her first film project, THE GOOD BALLOON.

The Good Balloon brings out of the darkness two debilitating struggles that almost all of us will face at some point in our lives, but very few really know how to talk about - GRIEF & Mental Illness.

When it hits your life, it can truly feel like you've been run down by a bus and all the light has gone out of the world. That's how our guest Lita Lopez was feeling on one dark day when this miracle story happened.

Please visit: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/the-good-balloon#story 

 

 

Jan 31, 2019

As you may or may not know I did end up taking a break from the podcast, you can hear about it Season 3 Ep #1, so this week’s episode was actually recorded a few months ago.

What ended up being such a surprise, when I pulled up the filmmakers website to prepare for this email, it was such a wonderful surprise to see that his film has picked up so much traction since the last time we spoke. It’s interesting because when I interviewed him, he and I were both pretty frustrated about our first feature film not being accepted into many/any film festivals.

He was struggling, I was struggling, and it’s so wonderful and fascinating to see how we both are now in a completely different place. Life is nuts, but this is such a lesson in having faith, patience and believing in your project.

#TheGodInsideMyEar

Jan 8, 2019

Worst PODCASTER Ever!

 

Happy New Year Good People!

 

So yea, that would be me. The worst podcast host ever! Let me let you, 2018 was amazing but gnarly in oh so many ways and I completely dropped the ball on Indie Film Tribe! Horrible I know and I am so sorry!

 

Like many of you and many creative types in general, at any given day I can be obsessed with a myriad of different things. I love sharing what I’ve learned on my filmmaking journey with you all via my podcast, but I also love acting, directing, producing, writing and even more writing and one thing I’ve realized is that it’s very challenging to pursue all my loves at once!

 

So I’ve decided to make this episode an update episode and tell you what I’ve been up to these passed six months, why I haven’t released any episodes and what I have planned for the indie Film Tribe in 2019. Believe me when I tell you I had every intention of releasing the last two episodes I recorded back in July of 2018, but life, yes life happened. Listen to hear all about the good, the bad and the ugly.

Jun 13, 2018

Allison Volk is an award-winning writer, film producer and actress. In 2017 she wrote, produced and acted in her second feature film, Deany Bean is Dead, a darkly comedic story about a woman who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend at his engagement party - without revealing that her boss' dead body is in the trunk of her car!

Allison has written and produced six short films and written several plays which have enjoyed production in Los Angeles and New York, one of which took the Denise Regan Wisenmeyer Award in 2010. In 2014 her first full-length play, Rite of Seymour, enjoyed production at the Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles and her second full-length play, Sonnets, Songs & Sorry, Will's Been Dead 400 Years! premiered in 2016 as part of Shakespeare Orange County's summer season. 

She is currently in pre-production for a short fantasy/drama called What Katie Did that will shoot in Colorado in August 2018. Her dark action comedy feature script Tiger Woman recently won Best Screenplay at the Utah Film Awards 2018.

Allison also co-founded The City Shakespeare Company in Santa Monica where she served as co-artistic director for three years and made her feature film debut in 2013 in the role of 'Jane' in Disney's The Lone Ranger.

Mar 14, 2018

I've brought back talented actor Becki Dennis from episode #8 ! In that episode she talked about being a plus size actor in Hollywood and shared her amazing journey from Boston to Los Angeles. check it out if you haven't, it's awesome!

One of the reasons I love bringing back guests is because you get to witness their progress as they move forward in their careers after hearing the "behind the scenes"  interview on the podcast.

At the time of our last interview Becki had booked roles on THIS IS US, SPEECHLESS and a handful of other shows, and now about a year later, oh my gosh you guys, this woman is on fire!

I found this episode to be incredibly inspiring for oh so many reasons. Her work ethic is undeniable, her focus, positive mindset and kindness are traits that I find to be truly admirable.

Feb 28, 2018

Her short film Muted (on HBO) is about a black family struggling to draw in law enforcement and media attention to their missing daughter. Brandi Nicole Payne not only wrote it, she also stars in it alongside Chandra Wilson of Grey’s Anatomy, and Malcolm Jamaal Warner. An all star cast on her first self produced short film! And of course it’s an award winner. Watch it here now:

 http://www.mutedthemovie.com/

Brandi is currently finishing up her time with the HBO Access Diversity screenwriting program and she is also getting ready to make her directorial debut!

Click Here for more info: http://www.alohashortfilm.com

What makes her even more inspiring is the fact that she is also an actor, a mother of three, a wife, and she even has a part time day job!

If you ever feel like you don’t have enough time or resources to bring your dreams into fruition, you may be inspired by this tremendous lady. No excuses!

 

Feb 7, 2018


In honor of Black History month, this week I thought it would be fitting to shine a light on an incredibly inspiring black filmmaker. This incredible woman is a powerhouse that is doing amazing things!

When we talk about history, we look to the past which is very important, but I am also interested in shining a spotlight on folks that I feel are making history or are on the brink of making history in big and in small ways.


The amazing lady that I had the pleasure of interviewing this week, is not only a talented filmmaker but the creator of the Make a Film Foundation, the Commercial Diversity Directors Program and so much more. I bring to you...Tamika Lamison!

In this episode we discuss everything from the state of black projects in Hollywood today, Creating your own content, Diversity and representation in film and the value of screenwriting and directing contests/programs.

Please feel free to share!

Makeafilmfoundation.org

Lastlifethefilm.com

Intro Music:

Out of Order https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/out-of-order/285753599

 

Jan 10, 2018

Manifesting Your Mission in 2018

Welcome to Season 2 of the Indie Film Tribe podcast! I thought it would be super appropriate to bring back award winning actress, who is also the CEO and Founder of the New Hollywood to help get us set up for success in 2018!


She has been running a goal group for kick ass creators for over a decade and really knows her stuff. Listen now!

If you need help with setting your goals, check out Brianna's latest guide book MANIFESTING YOUR MISSION : CLICK HERE

Want to learn more about her non-profit The New Hollywood, CLICK HERE and TAKE THE PLEDGE!

Oct 4, 2017

So in this final episode of season one, I discuss the importance of not allowing a lack of money to be an obstacle in creating your projects.

 

I also talk a little bit about what I am going through right now with my film projects, and last but certainly not least, I am also inviting  you to help me make Season #2 of the Indie Film Tribe podcast even better than Season #1!

Please click here to answer a few questions. I want to heare from you and make Season 2 even better! CLICK HERE NOW~

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