F45:020 – Brian Stemmler, producer

F45:020 – Brian Stemmler, producer

Producer/Partner Brian Stemmler is part of the YouTube series “How To Make Everything” with Andy George. He’s also a commercial producer by day over at KSTP. We talk about his journey from L.A. to Minnesota, working as a field and segment producer in television, what it looks like to have an active YouTube series, how to monetize and publicize, and much more. Tune in if you are curious about streaming episodic content and establishing yourself on YouTube.

How To Make Everything website
How To Make Everything youtube
Brian Stemmler linkedin

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F45:014 – Matthew Anderson, Theater People

F45:014 – Matthew Anderson, Theater People

We’re back with local web series writer/producer Matthew G. Anderson, creator of Theater People. This comedic series features the “drama behind the drama” of the Twin Cities theater scene and is now in production on Season Four (yeah, four!).

In our chat we talk about his film start, his move to Los Angeles to write spec scripts, how being told “no” might mean another door opens right after that, how to control all aspects of your creations, and all about how to make something out of nothing with a bunch of fun and talented people. He’s such a good interviewee, I barely had to work. Enjoy.

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F45:013 – Matt Osterman, filmmaker

F45:013 – Matt Osterman, filmmaker

Writer/director Matt Osterman joins Jeremy for a F45 podcast about making films with a science and sci-fi angle to them. From working on Sportsfan with Jon Stewart, to the Blue Zones project with Dan Buettner, and his own features Ghost From The Machine (iTunes, Amazon, Vudu) and the recent 400 Days (SyFy), starring Brandon Routh, Caty Lotz, Dane Cook, Ben Feldman, and Tom Cavanagh.

Other mentions to explore:
The Twilight Zone
Alcubierre Drive
AI beats Go
Voice From The Stone

F45:012 – Rick Vaicius, Flyway Film Festival

F45:012 – Rick Vaicius, Flyway Film Festival

The hosts of Film45, Jeremy Wilker and Rick Vaicius, have an end-of-year chat about Flyway, Sound Unseen, the film culture in The North, and going to Sundance once again.

Spirit Awards Screenings
McKnight Fellowships
Matt Osterman’s 400 Days
MNFILMTV Town Hall, January 28th, 5:30pm, 514 Studios

F45:011 – Jason Schumacher, filmmaker

F45:011 – Jason Schumacher, filmmaker

Filmmaker, producer, editor, assistant (and more) Jason Schumacher chats with us about his features, shorts, and the state of filmmaking here in The North. His most recent short film, Sad Clown, is a must-see film and his last feature, The Telephone Game, is getting VOD release this month. Jason is working on the forthcoming feature film, Twin Cities, with David Ash, a documentary about competitive skydiving called Beyond The Thrill, and he’s also a board gamer in his free time.

The IFP MN grand re-opening gala celebration is this coming weekend, August 21-23rd with food, drinks, special guests, gala party, open house, gallery opening and much more! Friday and Sunday are free, but get your tickets now for Saturday night!


F45:010 – Jan Selby, Quiet Island Films

F45:010 – Jan Selby, Quiet Island Films

At the recent Documentary Summit MSP here in the Twin Cities, Jeremy sat down with Jan Selby, from Quiet Island Films, to chat about her career path and her socially-impactful documentary films. Her doc about veterans and peace, “Beyond The Divide,” has had a great festival run and will be broadcast in the fall and she’s already at work on her next doc on Montessori education, currently titled “Building The Pink Tower.”

The Apple IIc

IFP MN Docuclub (facebook group)

F45:009 – Dawn Mikkelson, doc maker

F45:009 – Dawn Mikkelson, doc maker

We visit with documentary filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson and learn all about her approach and work in the doc arena, including the projects on ‘green’ energy, Green Green Water, and forgiveness, Risking Light. Dawn is the owner of Emergence Pictures and a member of the Twelve Plus collaborative. She will be one of several filmmakers providing their insights and expertise at the upcoming Documentary Summit at MCAD on July 24-25th.

Mark your calendars for IFP MN‘s new facility grand opening celebration weekend, August 21-23rd 2015.

Emergence Pictures

Twelve Plus

Documentary Summit MSP



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