Filmmaking (Actually)

Filmmaking (Actually)

By Koura Linda
On the Filmmaking (Actually) podcast, award-winning indie filmmaker Koura Linda talks all things indie film, from project development through navigating the festival circuit!

With over 10 projects under her belt in the last 3 years that have screened around the world at over 40 film festivals, Koura gives the nitty-gritty on what it takes to make a film.

From finding (or writing) a good story, to casting and auditioning, getting funding, planning for post production, utilizing festivals to grow your network, and everything in between including travel tips and any other random related topic.
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PSA: Buzzed Driving
A very special PSA from Filmmaking (Actually).
01:07
January 18, 2020
Ep. 10 - How Do You Fest at Sundance, Actually??
Join Koura on the tenth episode of Filmmaking (Actually) as she discusses what she calls the "most wonderful time of the year" - not Christmas, not Hanukkah, not Festivus, but the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah! As she is gearing up for her seventh year of Sundancing, you may be doing much the same. Learn from her perspective and, as Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." Also, stay hydrated and put on a sweater, you're making me freeze. (Eleanor Roosevelt didn't say that.) If you have a question or comment, drop us a line at filmmakingactually at gmail dot com! .
27:35
January 18, 2020
Ep. 9 - What Do You Need to Know About Film Distribution, Actually?? With Erik Lundmark (Part 2)
Join Koura Linda in part two of a two-part series as she discusses film distribution with Erik Lundmark, CEO of Leomark Studios, a film production, post-production, and distribution company with more than 50 film titles in its catalog. Film distribution is changing day by day, and while there’s no one model for the trajectory of a feature film’s release, this conversation highlights some of the basics for filmmakers  and film enthusiasts alike to learn about. For more on Leomark Studios, check them out on Twitter @LeomarkStudios and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LeomarkStudios/ and Instagram @LeomarkStudios
27:25
January 12, 2020
Ep. 8 - What Do You Need to Know About Film Distribution, Actually?? With Erik Lundmark (Part 1)
Join Koura Linda in part one of a two-part series as she discusses film distribution with Erik Lundmark, CEO of Leomark Studios, a film production, post-production, and distribution company with more than 50 film titles in its catalog. Film distribution is changing day by day, and while there’s no one model for the trajectory of a feature film’s release, this conversation highlights some of the basics for filmmakers and film enthusiasts alike to learn about. For more on Leomark Studios, check them out on Twitter @LeomarkStudios and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LeomarkStudios/ and Instagram @LeomarkStudios
29:54
January 6, 2020
Ep. 7 - How Do You Actually Not Freeze at Sundance??
Join Koura on Episode 7 of Filmmaking (Actually) to learn about a timely topic for those of you who are headed to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Located at over 10,000 feet above sea level, the winter weather during Sundance can get very cold very quickly! So grab your headphones along with your earmuffs, scarf, windbreaker, and waterproof boots: it's going to get hot in here if you know what to wear!
10:41
December 21, 2019
Ep. 6 - How Do You Documentary?? With Ansley Sawyer (Part 2)
Join Koura Linda in part two of a two-part series as she discusses the ins and outs and ups and downs of making documentary films with award-winning producer and director Ansley Sawyer! Along with director Brandon Li, their films Hong Kong Strong and Nomads of Mongolia were featured as part of the National Geographic Short Film Showcase. And Ansley's directorial debut, Like We Don't Exist, focuses on a refugee community along the Thai-Burmese border, and the uncertain future they face amid the longest ongoing civil war in the world. Want to learn from the perspective of a seasoned documentary filmmaker the way to approach making docs, whether locally or globally? Then listen to this!
39:44
November 26, 2019
Ep. 5 - How Do You Documentary?? With Ansley Sawyer (Part 1)
Join Koura Linda in part one of a two-part series as she discusses the ins and outs and ups and downs of making documentary films with award-winning producer and director Ansley Sawyer! Along with director Brandon Li, their films Hong Kong Strong and  Nomads of Mongolia were featured as part of the National Geographic  Short Film Showcase. And Ansley's directorial debut, Like We Don't Exist, focuses on a refugee community along  the Thai-Burmese border, and the uncertain future they face amid the longest ongoing civil war in the world. Want to learn from the perspective of a seasoned documentary filmmaker the way to approach making docs, whether locally or globally? Then listen to this!
32:39
November 26, 2019
Ep. 4 - What Belongs on the Page??
Join Koura on Episode 4 of Filmmaking (Actually) as she answers her first listener e-mail - from none other than her Mom! What belongs on the page when a writer is crafting a screenplay? How much room for collaboration should be given to directors, producers, actors, etc.? Listen as Ms. Linda answers the question on the airwaves of the world wide interwebs. 
12:33
October 28, 2019
Ep. 3 - What's Important About Scriptwriting, Actually??
Join Koura on Filmmaking Actually in episode three: Revenge of the Script! How do you go about writing in the first place? How do you avoid and overcome writer's block? How do you avoid writing the same old clichés, tropes and stereotypes so common in screenplays of today? How do you ensure that your stories and characters have real depth? And how do you know your script is ready for production? All of these questions will be discussed, considered, confabulated, sifted, jawed, hashed over and dissertated by Ms. Linda! 
18:00
October 22, 2019
Ep. 2 - What is Intentional Filmmaking??
Join Koura on Episode 2 of Filmmaking (Actually) to dig into what she calls 'intentional filmmaking.' Based on your resources and what you want to do with your film, be it a short or feature-length, there are a jillion ways to approach the process. Once you decide what you want to make, whether you simply want to gain experience or show off what you can already do, you'll learn in no time that there's no time like the present to get started!
21:10
October 14, 2019
Ep. 1 - How Do You Make a Movie??
Join Koura on the first episode of Filmmaking (Actually) as she details the steps she takes when making movies - and you can, too! While everyone can have their own process, every film project goes through these steps, be it intentionally and smoothly, or by sheer painful necessity of what it takes to get it done.
37:29
October 7, 2019
Ep. 0 - Welcome to the Filmmaking (Actually) Podcast!
Join award-winning filmmaker Koura Linda as she welcomes you to the Filmmaking (Actually) podcast - yay! Who is she? How is she? When is she? Koura answers those questions and more for those who want to start learning the ins and outs of independent movie-making from a unique perspective. 
08:44
September 30, 2019