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We advocate for independent filmmakers by providing expert judgment in the business of independent film and by creating a platform for sharing advice, insights, and lessons learned from the filmmaking community.

Nicholas Buggs & Christopher Barkley


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MAKE IT: The Indie Film Podcast

MAKE IT is a platform for the voice of independent filmmaker.


Our conversations are dedicated to sharing the advice, knowledge, and insights of experienced industry professionals while exploring what it truly means to be an independent creative.  


Through our Indie Talks and Film Investment Series,  we share our thoughts and perspectives on navigating independent film from the perspective of Advisory and Executive Producers.

Our Industry Insights serve as an extension of our blog where we share some of the best advice we've received from our filmmaking friends.

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Continued education is the key to continued success.  We are committed to creating opportunities to find, aggregate, and share industry knowledge with the indie filmmaking community.

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We leverage our experience as Executive and Advisory Producers to help you prepare for pitching investors, financiers, sponsors, and advocates.  Let us be a part of your creative success by providing you with insights into the business of film.