F45:024 – Brennan Vance, filmmaker

F45:024 – Brennan Vance, filmmaker

Who are you? Brennan Vance thinks about such things, then puts those thoughts onto the screen. We get deep right away about identity and much more. This past year he was awarded the 2017 McKnight Media Artist Fellowship. As far as works goes, he was cinematographer on Memories of a Penitent Heart and Robert Klein Still Can’t Stop His Leg.  His narrative debut The Missing Sun received a Jerome Foundation fellowship and was selected as part of the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Narrative Labs, played at Sofia Independent Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, and Ashland Independent Film Festival, where is won a special jury prize. Brennan’s DP work for Twin Cities PBS has earned him three Emmy Awards.

Congrats to Wenonah Wilms on winning the Academy Nicholl Fellowship Screenwriting Award!
Congrats to Cy Dodson on his Oscar-qualifying short film “Beneath The Ink!”

Twin Cities Arab Film Fest
MN WebFest
Theater de la Jeune Lune gallery show
Twin Cities Film Fest
Flyway Film Festival


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F45:018 – Jesse Bishop, MSPIFF Programmer

F45:018 – Jesse Bishop, MSPIFF Programmer

On today’s episode of Film45 spring is finally here and that means that 36th annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival is in full swing. We sneak in a chat with one of MSPIFF’s lead programmers, Jesse Bishop to learn about how he became a programmer under the tutelage of Al Milgrom, how he approaches curation, and whether or not he ever gets to take a break.

Snowbate is still in jeopardy, so contact your elected officials and let them know what Snowbate means to you!

Some of the films we mentioned: Santoalla, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Russian Woodpecker, The Lost City of Z, The Hippopotamus


F45:017 – Jim Brunzell, Sundance 2017 Day 3

F45:017 – Jim Brunzell, Sundance 2017 Day 3

We’re coming to you “live” from Sundance 2017 Day 3, with Jim Brunzell (Sound Unseen, AGLIFF, Hammer To Nail). In this episode we review some of the films we’ve already seen, what we’re looking forward to, and some notes about the festival and maybe some personal stories, too. Recorded live from our condo in Park City, we hope you enjoy this update and we’ll be back with updates on the Minnesota-related projects here.


Films mentioned:

Person To Person
Free and Easy
The Little Hours

Films not mentioned:

Ingrid Goes West
L.A. Times
The Incredible Jessica James
Tokyo Idols
God’s Own Country
Independent Pilot Series showcase

F45:016 – Aleshia Mueller, Script Supervisor

F45:016 – Aleshia Mueller, Script Supervisor

“I’m from Backus, I can do anything!”

This episode we get schooled in the art of script supervision and continuity, and in having a super can-do attitude, with Aleshia Mueller (ReelNomad). She’s been very busy the last several years working both in town and out (Atlanta and others). Find out what kind of person makes a great script supervisor and what tools she uses to do her job and how volcanoes factor into it all. Check out her IMDB profile.

Listen closely for the chance to receive a complimentary IFPMN membership (and see free Independent Spirit Nominated movies)! Email or tweet me with your answer to the mystery question.

Books mentioned:
Script Supervising and Film Continuity
by Pat Miller
Beyond Continuity: Script Supervision for the Modern Filmmaker by Mary Cybulski

Ana’s Playground short film
The IFP 2016 Independent Spirit Awards screenings at The Walker
IFP winter class schedule (including a cinematography boot camp by Jeremy)
McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists – application deadline is March 6th.

F45:015 – Barry Andersson, director/dp/author

F45:015 – Barry Andersson, director/dp/author

This episode of Film45 features director/dp/author/trainer Barry Andersson. He wrote The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook (2nd Edition) and travels around the country both to train and to work for his clients. You can find his stuff over on Moviola.com, the PVC website, Planet5d, and his own site, www.barryandersson.com. Barry knew from a young age he wanted to be a filmmaker. Hear tips about how to flood a basement and how to convince people to work with you by giving them something besides good food. Plus, he’s got an impressive head of hair.


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

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