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Australia Independent Film Festival Pod Series.

Australia Independent Film Festival Pod Series.

By Australia Independent Film Festival

Hello, and welcome to the limited Podcast series for the Australia Independent Film Festival 2022. This year at AIFF we really wanted to talk to some of the best and brightest producers and filmmakers - and get some answers in terms of what it takes to both make films, and make a career out of filmmaking.

This year we will hear from some record breaking indie producers - as well as finalists from AIFF who are making waves with some of the best short form content in Australia and the world.

Film lover or filmmaker we believe there will be something for everyone. So please sit back and enjoy.
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Amanda Kaye and Tristan Barr – Multi-award-winning filmmakers at Continuance Pictures Australia.

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Daniella Ortega – Multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and development and investment manager at Screen Australia.
Daniella Ortega – Multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker and development and investment manager at Screen Australia.
Join Richard Lawton of the Australia Independent Film Festival as he talks with Daniella Ortega. Daniella has forged her path in writing, directing and producing documentary content, with her latest film, ‘Carbon: An Unauthorized Biography’ featuring some great scientific minds including the likes of Neil Degrasse Tyson. Daniella has also recently joined Screen Australia as a development and investment manager - so Richard jumped at the opportunity to talk to her about her career and how to go about connecting with our national film funding body. She also discusses Fresh Cuts documentary pitch initiative, a fantastic new Screen Australia initiative for early career screen practitioners. Further information on the initiative can be found @ https://www.aidc.com.au/pitches-marketplace/fresh-cuts-documentary-pitch/ https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and-support/documentary/development/special-initiatives/screen-australia-aidc-fresh-cuts-documentary-pitch We hope you enjoy.
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November 24, 2022
Amanda Kaye and Tristan Barr – Multi-award-winning filmmakers at Continuance Pictures Australia.
Amanda Kaye and Tristan Barr – Multi-award-winning filmmakers at Continuance Pictures Australia.
Join Richard Lawton of the Australia Independent Film Festival as he talks everything film with two of Brisbane’s most recognized independent filmmakers Amanda Kaye and Tristan Barr of Continuance Pictures. We first met these two filmmakers at 2019 edition of AIFF - where they hadn’t yet met. At AIFF19, Amanda’s directorial debut “Norm” very deservedly won the people’s choice award. Richard was able to introduce the two of them after the festival, and at AIFF22 they returned with a collaboration in the form of “Good Times and That’s OK” This episode was taped before the festival - but their film went on to win Best Qld short film, and Amanda again took out the people’s choice award. In this conversation, Amanda, Tristan and Richard talk about the creative process, juggling between roles on set, attracting crew to low budget productions and putting your best foot forward when it comes to forging a career as a creative in film making. We hope you enjoy.
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November 12, 2022
Drew Jarvis - executive producer of children’s content for Network 10 AUSTRALIA.
Drew Jarvis - executive producer of children’s content for Network 10 AUSTRALIA.
Join Richard Lawton of the Australia Independent Film Festival as he talks everything television with Drew Jarvis one of Australia's most recognized executive producers on television, Drew Jarvis – July 2022. Drew is currently the executive producer of children’s content for Network 10, and has had a long career writing, developing and producing content for young audiences in Australia. As a sound mixer, Richard has worked with Drew on a number of projects, and was keen to talk with him more to gain some insight into his producing techniques, and find out what brought him to this position in the industry. We’ll talk about the similarities between kids’ content and indie filmmaking, some tips on fostering a great atmosphere on set, what Drew would do as a new creative in the current media landscape in Australia, and some advice on how to go about pitching your projects for funding and acquisition. Please enjoy Richard's chat with Drew Jarvis. https://www.ausindefest.com
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October 16, 2022
Scott Rosenfelt – Producer of Home Alone and Teen Wolf.
Scott Rosenfelt – Producer of Home Alone and Teen Wolf.
Join Richard Lawton of the Australia Independent Film Festival as he talks everything film with one of Hollywood's most famous independent producers, Scott Rosenfelt – June 2022. Scott has producing credits in over 50 major productions with two of his most notable being Home Alone and Teen Wolf - the latter still holding the record for the highest grossing independently produced film of all time. Recently, Scott is branching out more into writing and directing as well,  and has a number of projects happening all over the world. We talk about the attitudes needed to get your break in the industry, what it takes to be a creative producer and whether or not it’s essential to place yourself in the film making hubs of the world to gain success in the industry. Please enjoy Richard's chat with Scott Rosenfelt.
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September 20, 2022
Brad Krevoy - CEO and Owner of the Motion Picture Corporation of America.
Brad Krevoy - CEO and Owner of the Motion Picture Corporation of America.
Join Richard Lawton of the Australia Independent Film Festival as he talks everything film with one of Hollywood's most famous producer, Brad Krevoy - CEO and Owner of the Motion Picture Corporation of America. As the chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Corporation of America Brad has had a hand in the development, production, and release of over 150 feature productions and counting, including the now cult classic Dumb and Dumber, which grossed nearly $250 million at the box office. Brad’s most recent slate consists of a number of holiday movies with Netflix, which have reached a huge audience all over the world. We’ll talk about what it takes to back yourself in the film making space, how to maximize potential in your filmmaking career, and what it might feel like to receive not just one, but two presidential seals of approval on films you’ve created. It’s also worth staying tuned - as later in the interview Brad gives us an offer that many producers would have a hard time turning down.
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September 12, 2022