With hosts Nicholas Buggs and Christopher Barkley

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Dec 7, 2021

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Mr. Beast Proves That the "5th Wave" Is Upon Us

In this episode, we talk about our go-to Holiday movies, explain why Indie Filmmakers tend to make Horror and Holiday movies first, and Mr. Beast's success in making his 'Squid Game' parody, and what people are missing about it. Enjoy!

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Nov 23, 2021

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Indie Film Isn't Bad, But There Are Bad People Within It

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the people that give the Indie Film Industry a bad name, how to spot them and stop them, and what it takes to be one of the good guys. Enjoy!

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Nov 2, 2021

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How to Get $100K for Your Short Film and What Facebook's Change to Meta Means for Indie Creators

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick share a few opinions on the "Rust" saga, Lena Waithe's Hillman Rising Voices Program, should a short cost $100K, and what Facebook's change to Meta means for Indie Creators. Enjoy!

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Oct 19, 2021

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Bored Apes, Indie NFT's, AppleTV's Secret Strategy, and What Indie's Can Learn From The Squid Game

On this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the film, television, and gaming future of NFT company Bored Ape Yacht Club, Apple's competitive differentiators, and why they are the most relieved by the IATSE/AMPTP deal, and the data game that Netflix plays with top shows like The Squid Game. Enjoy!

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Sep 28, 2021

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Forbidden Festival Knowledge, Addison Rae, and the Irony of the IATSE Protests

On this episode, Chris and Nick talk about the stacked deck experience for Indie Filmmakers at most Festivals, Addison Rae's Netflix deal and how Indie actors can best respond, and why stronger unions might prevent IATSE members from getting their protest demands. Enjoy!

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Sep 7, 2021

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Market Your Film Like Ryan Reynolds

In this Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the self-directed marketing initiatives deployed by actor Ryan Reynolds on his recently released feature film, 'Free Guy,' the new world of storytelling through tech, and the new "talent stack" in Indie Film. Enjoy!

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Aug 17, 2021

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How Theaters Can Thrive After COVID-19 & a PSA on Marvel's Shang-Chi

In this episode, Executive Producers Chris Barkley and Nick Buggs talk about what the theater business will be like after COVID-19, what else could change forever, and why the Indie Film community shouldn't fall for the Shang-Chi "We are not experiments" issue. Enjoy!

And don't forget to check out the Defy Film Festival:

August 20 - 21, 2021 at Studio 615.

https://www.defyfilmfestival.com

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Jul 27, 2021

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How To Play the "Hollywood" IP Game and Win As An Indie

In this episode, Chris and Nick talk about why film creatives tend to fight Imposter Syndrome, why the major players in the movie business are snapping up Intellectual Property at an alarming rate, and what you can do to play the IP game, too. Enjoy!

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Jun 29, 2021

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Finding a Mentor and Doing Your Part To Create a Film Community

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about why mentorship is so important, ask the listeners for support in finding mentors globally, and why films can't be made without community investment and outreach coming first. Enjoy! 

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Jun 15, 2021

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Festivals Are Live! Align Your Film With The Right Film Festival

In this edition of Indie Talk, Chris and Nick talk about the "new normal" of film festivals, what worked for virtual festivals last year and developing a festival run by aligning your film with the flavor of a given festival. Enjoy!

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INDIE TALKS

Be Better.  Be Creative.  Be Engaged.

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