Jun 1, 2021

Media Consolidation, Amazon Buys Bond, and Buyers Want The Promise of Profit and The Certainty of Value

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the whirlwind of M&A activity in media and movies, another reminder of the coming fifth wave of the movie business and distribution, and what buyers are actually buying from filmmakers. Enjoy!


May 4, 2021

What the Girl Scouts Can Teach Us About First Principle Branding and How to Turn an Investor Into a Financier

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the first principles of branding and marketing and what we can learn about it from Girl Scouts. We also discuss what gets angel investors excited and how to turn an investor into a financier. Enjoy!


Apr 20, 2021

Monetizing Your Short Film w/ Disney & Hulu and The Future of Sequels and Spin-Offs

In this episode, we talk about the recent ruling between Google and Oracle and how it could affect digital art, Netflix's recent 'Knives Out' purchase, and two new opportunities for monetizing your short film. Enjoy!


Mar 30, 2021

The Best Plans for Filmmaking Are Highly-Specific

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the lie we all tell about the Academy Award Best Film Nominations and breakdown the details of what a highly-specific prospectus and film plan looks like. Enjoy!


Mar 16, 2021

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Indie Film

In this episode of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in Indie Film, the diversity problem at the Golden Globes, and the obstacles that exist that circumvent an easy path forward for DEI in Film. Enjoy!


Mar 2, 2021

How to Find and Maintain Inspiration as an Indie Film Creative

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about whether it's best to wait for inspiration to strike or better to find inspiration through your creative discipline. The answer isn't as straightforward as you might expect. Enjoy!


Feb 16, 2021

The Story of 'Black Bodies' in Canada

In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about Canadian filmmaker Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, her film 'Black Bodies,' and why it took a shout out from Ava DuVerney for Canada to recognize its success as one of six films from Canada to make Sundance. Enjoy!


Jan 21, 2021

Social Desire, WW84, and the Great Dr. King

In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick discuss the effect of Mimetic Desire on branding and creative within filmmaking communities, the unfortunate failings of WW84 (potential spoilers), and the rich and necessary film content that's available to view about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement.



Jan 5, 2021

A Look Back On The Events That Shaped 2020 (And a Look Ahead to 2021)

This is an Indie Talk week with Executive and Advisory Producers Christopher Barkley and Nicholas Buggs. Chris and Nick look back on the unprecedented year that was 2020 and the biggest events that shaped the year for the Indie Filmmaker and the Film industry, alike.



Dec 12, 2020

Why Your Digital Branding and Marketing Didn't Work (And What To Do About It)

In this week's episode of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about how to set your film's branding and marketing plan up for success, and the lessons we can learn from Warner Brothers Studio filmmakers about their resistance to have their films go straight to HBO Max and streaming.


Be Better.  Be Creative.  Be Engaged.


With hosts Nicholas Buggs and Christopher Barkley

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